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...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Theatre Arts Department’s ‘Junkanoo’ Is Not Just Another Slave Story

By: Jalen Brown, Staff Reporter Junkanoo is a celebratory masquerade that takes place across the Bahamas every December. The festival dates back hundreds of years, and while its origins are hotly debated, most will agree that it began as a slave celebration on one of their few holidays of the year. The play by the...

CAMPUS / September 7, 2018 New Gym Facilities Open in College Hall Dorms

By: Sidney Johnson, News Reporter (@afamilycompany_) Since the opening of the College Hall dorms several years ago, the addition of a gym has been a major goal for the dorm’s staff. On Thursday, Aug. 30, that goal was realized at the grand opening of the College Hall gym facilities. The red ribbon was cut at...

CAMPUS / September 7, 2018 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,...

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A Treasure Among Us: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
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A Treasure Among Us: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

By Maya King, Campus Editor Posted 2:30 PM EST, Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 Updated 2:35 PM EST, Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 When the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center opened its doors for the first time in 1914, it was known to the Howard community as the Library of Negro Life, consisting of a small collection of and books and antislavery…

Howard University Office of Admission’s Event Coordinator to Resign
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Howard University Office of Admission’s Event Coordinator to Resign

By The Hilltop Staff Posted 4:10 PM EST, Tues., Sept. 6, 2016 Updated 2:10 PM EST, Weds., Nov. 23, 2016 After almost two years as an employee, Chandra Hicks, event coordinator for Howard University’s Office of Admission, will resign effective tomorrow, Sept. 7. In an exclusive interview with The Hilltop, Hicks said that her final decision to leave came over…

Fewer Scholarships. Fewer International Friends.
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Fewer Scholarships. Fewer International Friends.

By Shaleen Shah, News Staff Writer Posted 9:40 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 Merit based scholarships, which are highly sought after by international students, are being limited this year. Howard University awards these scholarships based on SAT scores and academic performance. It is speculated that financial pressure on the university played a role in the decision to…

Don’t Sleep: 5 Things To Do During Your Freshman Year
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Don’t Sleep: 5 Things To Do During Your Freshman Year

By Cyerra Haywood, Campus Staff Writer Posted 9:08 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 1. Explore Howard’s Campus: Since you’re going to be a Bison for the next four years, you should get a pretty good idea of what is on Howard’s campus. Eat in a different cafeteria every day of your first week (Howard University Hospital…

Advice to Freshmen
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Advice to Freshmen

By Maya Cade, Special To The Hilltop Posted 9:00 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 Freshmen: Let me keep it real 100—Your life is about to change. You’re a Bison now. Let me also be really honest when I say that I’m only typing this letter to you now because I did not graduate in four…

Experiencing “The Mecca” In All Its Beauty
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Experiencing “The Mecca” In All Its Beauty

By Arelia Johnson, Campus Staff Writer Posted 8:38 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 There is no one way to describe Howard University just as there is no one way to describe her beauty. Since 1867, this institution has produced some of the brightest figures in American history, graduated scores of doctors and lawyers, and made…

PERSPECTIVE: FLOTUS Makes Surprise Visit To The Mecca
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PERSPECTIVE: FLOTUS Makes Surprise Visit To The Mecca

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 5:30 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 1, 2016 To begin the month of September, Howard University students had the opportunity to attend a co-curricular session to hear from NBC’s host of Late Night with Seth Meyers and “special guests” in the School of Business auditorium, Thursday, Sept. 1. After filing…

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