Campus, Multimedia / December 7, 2017 HU News Service: Howard University Rings in the Holidays with Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Judayah Murray It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the campus of Howard University. The Howard University Student Association (HUSA) marked the beginning of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony December 1, 2017. The festivities included food, dancing and even opportunities to get in a little shopping. NewsVision reporter Judayah...

Campus, LIFE+STYLE / November 21, 2017 The Pie Man D.C.

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter (@_oliviarae__) The Holiday season is quickly approaching and as students begin to reminisce over their favorite holiday treats such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies, they should throw bean pies into the mix. “That’s ours, that’s black,” said the Brother Carvelas Muhammad, otherwise known as The Pie Man of...

Campus / November 14, 2017 First It’s a Grind, Then It’s a Struggle: A Bison’s Plea for Athletic Resources

By: Amerra Sheckles, Campus Reporter Although I can’t speak for all HBCUs, competing as a Division-I athlete at Howard is a different grind in itself. I was always told that sports in High School act as more of a hobby; whereas, sports in college are run as a business. In high school, you compete for...

Campus / November 13, 2017 Living “Lavishly” In The Harriet Tubman Quadrangle

By: Nancy Vu, News and Life+Style Reporter (@NancyVu99) The corridors that connect the different halls of the Harriet Tubman Quadrangle are notorious for greeting visitors with an unwelcoming smell. This scent is just one of the many unlivable conditions that residents of the Quad have been subjected to. “I legitimately feel like I’m in prison...

Campus / November 13, 2017 Changes at Sodexo: Bridging the Gap Between Howard’s Student Body and Sodexo

By: Sidney Johnson, News Reporter (@afamilycompany_) The relationship between Howard students and Sodexo, the on-campus dining service provider, has been tense for quite some time. Complaints have been made against the company for its management of Howard’s dining services, unreasonable hours, quality of food and lack of food options. Many students feel that the existing...

Campus / November 13, 2017 Frustration Brewing? Students Voice Concern Over Administration’s Lack of Communication

Aliyah Thompson, Local News Reporter (@Hel1o_itsme) One of the primary complaints against Howard is the lack of communication between administration or staff and students. “I don’t want to bash the people at the A[dministration] [B]uilding, cause that is a pretty difficult job, being responsible for like the 10,000 students at Howard and all their money,...

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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.
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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.

By Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) What began as a trending hashtag during a meeting with black YouTube creators and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki two years ago has since blossomed into the #YouTubeBlack Initiative, #YouTubeBlack Creators Summit and now #YouTubeBlack FanFest. Since its inception, #YouTube FanFest—a live performance show featuring YouTube’s biggest stars—has taken place…

Social Media Issues and Usage Brought To The Forefront At SMTCW17
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Social Media Issues and Usage Brought To The Forefront At SMTCW17

By: Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) The seventh annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop took place Oct. 5-6 at Howard University’s Interdisciplinary Research Center. The two-day event was filled with knowledge on the issues, impact and usage of social media platforms. This information was shared with the attendees through speeches and workshops. Howard University…

In October, We Wear Pink
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In October, We Wear Pink

By: Tia Lowe, Campus Reporter @TiaMLowe   Howard University will participate in and host events to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 230,000 women are diagnosed every year. The month kicked off with…

An Open Letter to Howard Students
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An Open Letter to Howard Students

By: Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) To my homies and associates; to my Twitter and Instagram followers; to the guy who sits two seats over in my 2 p.m. class and the girl who walks by and smiles at me when I’m walking to my 8 a.m. class; to the residents of my dorm and…

Howard University’s Ph.D. Political Science Program Celebrates 50 Years
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Howard University’s Ph.D. Political Science Program Celebrates 50 Years

By Maya McCollum, Politics Reporter (@Maya_BlakeM)   On Thursday, Sept. 21, Howard University’s Political Science Department hosted a panel and reception to celebrate 50 years of alumni earning doctoral degrees and producing and publishing scholarly work. It is the “strongest program on campus” according to Dr. Clarence Lusane, graduate of the program and the current…

Screening Held for Rashid’s “Same Fruit, Different Tree”
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Screening Held for Rashid’s “Same Fruit, Different Tree”

“Same Fruit, Different Tree:” the Quintessence of What a Howard Student Can Do. Christian Anne Capers   A screening for “Same Fruit, Different Tree,” was held in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications on Sept. 13. Directed by junior TV & Film major and photography minor Mansur K. Rashid, “Same Fruit, Different Tree” deals with…

Fresh Cuts for Freshmen: Howard University Opens Free On-Campus Barbershop
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Fresh Cuts for Freshmen: Howard University Opens Free On-Campus Barbershop

By: David Robinson Jr, (@drdavphoto)   Howard University opened the doors to its first-ever on-campus barbershop. President Wayne A.I. Frederick received the inaugural haircut from barber and Howard alumnus LaMont Russell in the Charles R. Drew Hall location. Russell, better known as “Uncle Zeno,” is an entrepreneur and currently serves as the barbershop’s sole barber….

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