CAMPUS, NEWS / October 14, 2018 Review: ‘Jonkonnu’ Captures Essence of Enslaved People’s Humanity

By Lauren Holley, Staff Reporter On the evening of Oct. 3, Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts opened their first show of the season, “Jonkonnu”. Held in the intimate and atmospheric Al Freeman Jr. Environmental Theatre Space in Childers Hall, the cast put on a gorgeous and compelling show. Before the play began, guests were...

CAMPUS, NEWS / October 5, 2018 LGBTQ+ Fund Falls in HUSA Senate Vote, 11-3

By: Mykie Bennett, Staff Reporter On Wednesday, Sept. 26, HUSA Senate reached an 11-3 vote on the decision to officially add to its constitution an LGBTQ Fund– a piece of legislation that was a combined effort on the part of HUSA’s student advocacy committee and CASCADE. This was just one vote short of the two-thirds...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 28, 2018 Howard University’s 151st Opening Convocation Urges Critical Thinking

By: Daja Henry, News Editor Friday, Sept. 21, Howard University held its 151st Opening Convocation, with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt delivering the Convocation address. Holt is an Emmy award-winning journalist, and the first African American to solo anchor a weekday nightly news program on a major network. “We have come today to remind...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Howard University Joins Top 100 Institutions

By: Tre Egerton, Staff Reporter The word is out. US News and World Report’s 2019 Best National University Rankings has named the Mecca No. 89 in the nation, a 21 position leap from last year. This is the first time under the leadership of President Wayne A.I. Frederick that the University has been ranked in...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 SOC Town Hall Discusses State of the School

By: Jaylin Paschal, Editor-in-Chief The Cathy Hughes School of Communications Student Council held a town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to discuss school and departmental advancements, advising,  issues, opportunities and concerns. Students from several classifications and majors came out to spend the evening educating themselves on school affairs and projects. The chairs of the Strategic,...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Student Leaders Prepare for Year at Commissioning Service

By: Yasha Washington, Staff Reporter “As I reflected on this place, I discovered that it’s the place that connects it all. That no matter what our major, no matter where we are on this campus, no matter what our ambition is, the chapel has been that type of space that connects it all. And this...

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Heat Advisory: Too Hot to Handle
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Heat Advisory: Too Hot to Handle

By Kennedy Gerard, Staff Reporter Dripping with sweat and huffing for breath is how many students have been entering their classrooms. The temperatures outside in Washington, DC during the second and third weeks of classes were something that no one prepared for, including Howard University. With the heat index projected to reach numbers close to 105 degrees,…

Donna Brazile New King Endowed Chair
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Donna Brazile New King Endowed Chair

By Jaylin Paschal, Editor-in-Chief (@creativelbrtn) Donna Brazile has been appointed as the 2018-2019 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy by Howard University. Brazile will engage the Howard community on politics, criminal justice reform, civility and voting. The role of the King Chair is to bring an experienced perspective to the…

Drama in Fine Arts: Professors Work Without Contracts
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Drama in Fine Arts: Professors Work Without Contracts

By: Jalen Brown, Staff Reporter (@itsJalenB) Over the course of the summer, two new administrators assumed their roles at Howard University. The Chair of the Fine Arts Department started in January—a very unconventional move, considering new chairs normally start their positions in August. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), Dr. Edna…

Budget Cuts Continue to Surprise Affected School of Communications Faculty, Students
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Budget Cuts Continue to Surprise Affected School of Communications Faculty, Students

By: Jaylin Paschal, Editor-in-Chief (@creativelbrtn) In a matter of budgetary staff reduction decisions, The Cathy Hughes School of Communications has lost figures of the school which students deem integral to their success. After public student opinion refuted and reversed the termination of Ms. Carol Dudley, career development advisor, students have been paying close attention to…

HU Under Department of Education Financial Review
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HU Under Department of Education Financial Review

By: Sidney Johnson, News Reporter (@afamilycompany_) The Department of Education recently announced the placement of Howard University on the department’s “Heightened Cash Monitoring 2” status. This announcement was made in August 2018, but the school has been under review for months before their addition to the list. Years before the “financial aid scandal” of 2018,…

58th Annual HUSA Inauguration Emphasizes Community For All Students
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58th Annual HUSA Inauguration Emphasizes Community For All Students

By: Mykie Bennett, Staff Reporter  Howard University Student Association (HUSA) kicked off the year with its 58th Annual Inauguration Sunday, August 19 and it was a Howard affair  through and through. The inauguration began promptly at 3 p.m. in the Lower Quadrangle. The program proceeded with a rendition of “Lift Every Voice,” better known as…

MS2 Cheerline: Uplifting The Next Generation
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MS2 Cheerline: Uplifting The Next Generation

By Kayla York, Staff Reporter Laughter rings out from afar. When sitting in a classroom in Locke Hall, students at Howard University can hear in the distance, memories of their adolescence. Playful shoves, inside jokes, and eager spirits ready to learn characterize the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS2). Located to the…

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