CAMPUS / October 16, 2019 Kanye West’s Sunday Service Wakes Up The Campus

By Semira Robinson After a very eventful Yardfest on Friday afternoon, the early birds (and Bison) on campus were treated to a very special surprise at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. At 6:24 a.m. an official email notification was sent out by HU Communications and by 6:30 a.m. the sound of Kanye West’s choir...

CAMPUS, Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 10, 2019 Director Brings ‘Queen & Slim’ Advance Screening

By Tyra Johnson, Creative Content Director On Tuesday, Oct. 8, MARCO brought an advanced screening of Queen & Slim. With lead actors Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, the film cascades through the journey of a black duo on the run after an interaction with a police officer goes awry. Written by Lena Waithe and directed...

CAMPUS / October 10, 2019 Freshman Girls Air Housing Grievances with #HUFailedQuad

The Trending Twitter Hashtag Prompted Conversation on Living Conditions By Donovan Thomas, Campus News Editor and Zaina Fairey, Staff Reporter Recently residents of the female freshman dormitory, Harriet Tubman Quadrangle, have taken to Twitter to reveal the quality of their living conditions after the reopening of the residence hall at the start of the Fall...

Alumni Spotlight, Culture / October 10, 2019 In Conversation: ’29Rooms’ Highlights Howard Alumna, DC Native

By Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Refinery29’s 29Rooms tour has been bringing interactive art experiences to cities across the country for ten years now. The tour not only brings innovative, multi-platform artistic experiences to these cities, but also allows for artists from each stop along the tour to contribute to the creation of something entirely unique...

CAMPUS, HOMECOMING / October 10, 2019 Sen. Kamala Harris Welcomes Bison Home

The Presidential Candidate and Howard Alumna Greets Homecoming Visitors By United States Senator Kamala Harris Welcome Home There’s nothing quite like Homecoming at Howard. Walking around Howard University’s campus as tents are going up for Yardfest and wearing my favorite Howard sweatshirt, I’m renewed knowing this moment and this space was made for us, by...

CAMPUS / October 10, 2019 The Hilltop Struggles with Changes in News Industry

By Jaylin Paschal, Editor-in-Chief, Donovan Thomas, Campus News Editor and Yasha Washington, Staff Reporter The Hilltop, Howard University’s student newspaper, was effectively shut down for the first half of the fall 2019 semester after a nearly $280,000 budget deficit was reported at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The financial problems and resulting publication...

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State of the University: Students Assess University’s Strategic Plan
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State of the University: Students Assess University’s Strategic Plan

By Yasha Washington, Staff Reporter President Wayne Frederick unveiled Howard Forward 2024, the university’s five-year strategic plan to strengthen Howard’s academic model and improve the institution overall at the start of the year on Jan. 25, 2019. The plan consists of five pillars or strategic priorities to achieve five separate goals: Enhance Academic Excellence, Inspire…

Former Howard Deli Rebrands as “Gorebet”
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Former Howard Deli Rebrands as “Gorebet”

By Semira Robinson, Staff Reporter Previously known as HU Market and Deli, the store has recently reimaged itself as Gorebet and slightly expanded within its range of produce. Gorebet has sat next to Best Cuts Salon and Dulcinea Bar and Grill for quite some time.  Although it is considered by locals more of a market…

Howard University Students Join Climate Strike
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Howard University Students Join Climate Strike

By Ashleigh Fields As students left Cramton Auditorium after Opening Convocation on Sept. 20, many were surprised to see a group of people gathered by the flagpole on the Yard. “I was interested in seeing exactly what was being discussed so I decided to head over,” said freshman marketing major Kirsten Roddey. Roddey was certainly…

Opening Convocation Address Reaches Back to Propel Howard Forward
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Opening Convocation Address Reaches Back to Propel Howard Forward

The Honorable Isiah Legget Speaks of Predecessors and Successor of Legacy By Mosiah Asad Williams Howard University held its 152nd Opening Convocation on Friday, Sept. 20, with the Honorable Isiah “Ike” Legget, former Montgomery County executive and County Council member in Maryland for three decades delivering the Convocation address. Convocation began with the Academic Procession,…

Young, Gifted and Broke: Addressing the Loan Crisis
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Young, Gifted and Broke: Addressing the Loan Crisis

President Frederick Joins Angela Rye on BET News Special By Latisha Townsend The student loan crisis is one that many Americans know all too well. Studies show that nearly 45 million borrowers have accumulated a total of $1.5 trillion in student loan debt as of 2019. Student loan debt is threatening the financial health of…

From Florida to Howard, Andrew Gillum Looks Forward
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From Florida to Howard, Andrew Gillum Looks Forward

Former Mayor Andrew Gillum Speaks at Howard University By Ashleigh Fields Former Mayor of Tallahassee and Florida gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, has been living in a different world with a different perspective since 2000, when he first stepped foot on the campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU).  On Sept. 13, he visited Howard to share…

Commissioning Service Motivates Student Leaders
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Commissioning Service Motivates Student Leaders

By Ashleigh Fields Hebrew, Arabic and English were among just a few of the languages that drew the spirits of comfort and encouragement alive in Cramton Auditorium during the annual Student Leader Commissioning service on Sunday, Sept. 8. A special sermon from Rev. Otis B. Moss III left students feeling empowered to work collectively within…

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