CAMPUS, NEWS / November 9, 2018 Ralph J. Bunche Center Campaigns With #StudyAbroadSoBlack

By: Lauren Holley, Staff Reporter A study done by NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, exposed a major lack of black students abroad. The study claims that nearly 72-percent of students studying abroad are white. Though African-American people make up 14.1-percent of US postsecondary enrollment, they only accounted for 5.9-percent of students abroad during the...

CAMPUS, NEWS / November 9, 2018 “The Visitation Project:” Howard Student Launches Housing Research

By: Jalen Brown, Staff Reporter The night of Oct. 24, lightbulbs in Charles Drew Hall were taken out of an elevator and smashed across the third and fifth floors. Subsequently, the residents of Drew lost their visitation for a little over a week. During this week of no visitation, freshmen took their irritation to Twitter,...

CAMPUS, HOMECOMING / October 29, 2018 Big Bison Energy: Homecoming Pep Rally

Bison Madness: The Trilogy took place on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., but students began gathering outside of Burr Gymnasium almost two hours before. The evening began with a bang as a Madea impersonator danced  into the gym and twerked her way onto the Bisonette dance team. The screams and cheers of the students could...

CAMPUS, HOMECOMING / October 29, 2018 YouTube Black Fan Fest Returns To Howard

By: Jacinth Jones & Daja E. Henry, HU News Service The #YoutubeBlack Fan Fest returned to Howard University for a star-studded lineup Tuesday evening. The event was headlined by neo-soul artist Jhené Aiko and Washington D.C. native Ari Lennox, who is signed to J.Cole’s label, Dreamville. Hosted by comedy group Dormtainment, the show featured Youtubers...

CAMPUS, HOMECOMING / October 29, 2018 History + Culture: Yardfest Over the years

By: Courtney Diggs, Staff Reporter and Chanté Russel, Managing Editor Every year, people far and wide come to The Mecca for a week of special events in Washington, D.C: Howard University’s homecoming. The legendary week jam-packed full of events, from Yardfest to the fashion show, has always proven to be one of pure entertainment. Performances...

CAMPUS, HOMECOMING / October 29, 2018 A Peek Into Yardfest: A Conversation With Yardfest Host, Tyra Johnson

By: Tre Edgerton, Staff Reporter It is Homecoming season and the Hilltop met with one of this year’s International Yardfest hosts, Tyra Johnson, to get the inside scoop on what to expect. Tyra is a junior TV and Film Production major hailing from the Bay Area in California. She has hosted numerous events on campus,...

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HU Swipes: Dining Dollars Feed Homeless in the District
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HU Swipes: Dining Dollars Feed Homeless in the District

By Shaleen Shah, News Staff Writer Posted 8:40 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 In the spring semester of 2016, DD Humblebee, which would later be known as HU Swipes, was born. The Howard University based organization HU Swipes has conceived an innovative idea–using dining dollars to buy and donate food to the homeless. At the…

HBCU Business Expo Showcases Black Entrepreneurship
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HBCU Business Expo Showcases Black Entrepreneurship

By Jacinth Jones and Rebecca Johnson, Campus Staff Writers Posted 8:15 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 Updated 10:24 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 Howard students and alumni alike were able to get a taste of life in the professional world at the first HBCU Business Expo, held in the Armour J. Blackburn center Saturday, September 10. The…

The Melanin Project: Bringing Black Aspects and Experiences
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The Melanin Project: Bringing Black Aspects and Experiences

By Arelia Johnson, Campus Staff Writer Posted 7:13 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 Black skin has come a long way since the days of Ralph Ellison’s astute observation on invisibility, thanks to individuals like sophomore communications major, Mansur Rashid, of The Melanin Project. The Melanin Project is an photography exhibition that will focus on Black students’…

Ubiquity: Howard’s Best Kept Secret
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Ubiquity: Howard’s Best Kept Secret

By Jacinth Jones, Campus Staff Writer Posted 1:00 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 19, 2016 It is no easy task being Howard’s oldest Afrocentric service organization, and the members of Ubiquity are aware of that. Named as Howard’s best kept secret, the ‘Ubiquitarians’ certainly have a legacy to uphold. Founded in 1973 at Meridian Hill Hall, Ubiquity is…

Career Services Launch New Program to Aid Students
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Career Services Launch New Program to Aid Students

By Rebecca Johnson, Campus Contributing Writer Posted 9:15 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 The Office of Career Services (OCS) launched the Junior Experimental Learning program (JEL), a new mentoring initiative with the goal of closing the gap between current students and alumni in their preferred career path program on Thursday, Sept. 8. “Our goal here was…

Queen Sugar Author Visits Howard
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Queen Sugar Author Visits Howard

By Anthony Brown, Culture Contributing Writer Posted 6:40 PM EST, Wed., Sept. 14, 2016 The highly anticipated and recently debuted OWN series, spearheaded by director and creator Ava DuVernay, was first a riveting novel by Natalie Baszile that’s set in the hinterland of rural Louisiana.  The familial narrative she created has now been set to the small…

#NewSOC?: Whispers of a New Communications Building Turn Into Plans of Action
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#NewSOC?: Whispers of a New Communications Building Turn Into Plans of Action

By Maya King, Campus Editor Posted 7:05 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 11, 2016 Updated 2:10 PM EST, Weds., Nov. 23, 2016 On Saturday, September 10, Howard students, faculty and notable alumni gathered in the Knight Convention Center at the Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of the Howard University School of Communications. Among the alumni…

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