CAMPUS, NEWS / October 14, 2018 Review: ‘Jonkonnu’ Captures Essence of Enslaved People’s Humanity

By Lauren Holley, Staff Reporter On the evening of Oct. 3, Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts opened their first show of the season, “Jonkonnu”. Held in the intimate and atmospheric Al Freeman Jr. Environmental Theatre Space in Childers Hall, the cast put on a gorgeous and compelling show. Before the play began, guests were...

CAMPUS, NEWS / October 5, 2018 LGBTQ+ Fund Falls in HUSA Senate Vote, 11-3

By: Mykie Bennett, Staff Reporter On Wednesday, Sept. 26, HUSA Senate reached an 11-3 vote on the decision to officially add to its constitution an LGBTQ Fund– a piece of legislation that was a combined effort on the part of HUSA’s student advocacy committee and CASCADE. This was just one vote short of the two-thirds...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 28, 2018 Howard University’s 151st Opening Convocation Urges Critical Thinking

By: Daja Henry, News Editor Friday, Sept. 21, Howard University held its 151st Opening Convocation, with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt delivering the Convocation address. Holt is an Emmy award-winning journalist, and the first African American to solo anchor a weekday nightly news program on a major network. “We have come today to remind...

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...

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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…

Spotlight on HU Day of Service
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Spotlight on HU Day of Service

By Maya King, Campus Editor Posted 2:58 PM EST, Tues., Aug. 30, 2016 Over 350 Howard students, faculty and staff members gathered in Cramton Auditorium to live out Howard’s “truth and service” motto on the university’s third annual Day of Service, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Chapel, Friday, Aug. 19. @HUDOS2016 is off…

Freshman Spotlight: Nia Hill
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Freshman Spotlight: Nia Hill

By Reggie Ogbonna, Campus Staff Writer Posted 12:33 PM EST, Mon., Aug. 29, 2016 When police officers appeared at Nia Hill’s home last August to evict her family, panic filled every part of her Chicago household except the place at which she stood. She did not yell, cry or fight, despite her mother and sister’s reasonable…

It’s Official: Nick Cannon is Officially Enrolled At Howard University
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It’s Official: Nick Cannon is Officially Enrolled At Howard University

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief, “The Hilltop” Newspaper Posted 5:03 PM EST, Tues., Aug. 23, 2016 Updated 11:22 AM EST, Weds., Aug. 24, 2016 After speculations over the last week at Howard University, the rumors are true: Nick Cannon is officially enrolled at The Mecca. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJV-IL7jfjt/?taken-by=nickcannon Exclusively released to The Hilltop, the actor, comedian and television personality…

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