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,...

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

By Raaziq Brown, Contributing Reporter (@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 PWI’s...

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...

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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…

Howard Homecoming: NOW We’re Skeptical
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Howard Homecoming: NOW We’re Skeptical

By: Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) What song lyric comes to mind when Howard’s Homecoming is mentioned? Maybe it’s “Ain’t no telling where I may be/May see me in D.C. at Howard Homecoming” from Notorious B.I.G.’s “Kick in the Door.” Or maybe it’s Ludacris’s “Pimpin’ All Over The World” where he says, “Then jump in…

From High School to Howard
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From High School to Howard

By: Royelle Hickerson, Life+Style Reporter (@royellejvah) Edited by: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) For some freshmen, the transition to Howard University has been everything they’ve expected it to be; but for others, it has been the exact opposite. How does one prepare for college and the inevitable adjustment that comes along with it? “My high…

Student-Run Organizations Kick Off The Year Right
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Student-Run Organizations Kick Off The Year Right

By: Bria Horsley, News Editor (@autobriagraphy) Howard University welcomed 2,300 new freshmen with open arms and a twist on the annual “All White Party.” The Howard University Student Association (HUSA) and Undergraduate Student Assembly (UGSA) have made it their mission to connect with the student body on a personal level. Despite the progression of social…

Howard University graduate earns degree at 18, enters Ph.D. program
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Howard University graduate earns degree at 18, enters Ph.D. program

By Will Fuller, Executive Managing Editor  While most 18 year olds are graduating high school and forethinking collegiate life, Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu experienced that journey four years ago – at age 14. She graduated magna cum laude from Howard University May 13 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Her next step: a Ph.D. “I feel…

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