Campus, LIFE+STYLE, Opinion / October 18, 2017 Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Contributing Writer (@RaaziqMasud) As a legacy student of Howard University, I began my tenure at the Mecca in 2014 with grand expectations for Homecoming. Throughout the entirety of my youth, my mother, who graduated from Howard in 1991, boasted about the superiority of Howard’s Homecoming in comparison to all schools–HBCU’s and...

Campus / October 17, 2017 Armed Person Reported on Howard University’s Campus

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheLyricalJAZ) There are reports of an armed person throughout the campus, according to a mass text from the Department of Public Safety. Students have been advised to shelter in place while police investigate. Police have evacuated A-Building and 4th Street has been closed down. This story will be updated as it...

Campus, Multimedia / October 17, 2017 PHOTO RECAP: 2017 Homecoming Kick-Off Rally

Photos by: Mālik Mbaye (@ForTheLoveMalik)

Campus, LIFE+STYLE / October 16, 2017 #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...

Campus / October 15, 2017 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...

Campus / October 12, 2017 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...

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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….

In the Spotlight
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In the Spotlight

By: Tia Lowe, Campus Reporter (@TiaMLowe)   Spotlight Network, Howard University’s student-run television network, is in the midst of exciting new projects for the upcoming school year. The network provides opportunities for students in various fields of communications such as production, writing, public relations and reporting. This year, Spotlight will be partnering with the Undergraduate…

It’s Pageant Week At The Mecca
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It’s Pageant Week At The Mecca

By Bria Horsley, News Editor (@autobriagraphy)   Members of the royal court hand over their titles this week as pageants seek to find new royalty. Students have spent the last three weeks perfecting their stances, talents and walks, all in hopes of earning the title as the Mr. or Miss of their school or college….

Howard Holds TedxTalk Series
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Howard Holds TedxTalk Series

By: Justin Cohen, Assistant Copy Editor (@JustinThat1Kid)   “All Things Glorious” was the theme for the third installment of the TEDx Howard series held last Thursday in Cramton Auditorium. TEDx Howard is an annual event that has the goal of spreading thought-provoking ideas about social and scientific topics that are gaining national attention. This year,…

The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.
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The ‘Less-Chocolate’ City: Gentrification in D.C.

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) Gentrification is a phenomenon that is nationally altering urban communities. Portland, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. are the leading cities in which gentrification has a hold–the latter of which we, as Howard students, can see with our own eyes. A demographic analysis conducted by Governing.com concluded that between 2000 and…

Protesters Silence James Comey at Howard University
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Protesters Silence James Comey at Howard University

CORRECTION: This article previously stated that Vice President of Communications and Chief Communication Officer, Crystal Brown had not yet responded to an interview request. VP Brown said today she did not receive an interview request and provided the following quote:  “Howard University is a community that has a rich tradition of advocacy and an important…

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