CAMPUS, NEWS / February 1, 2018 Alonda Thomas Joins Howard University as new Director of Public Relations

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheLyricalJAZ) Alonda Thomas, former senior public relations manager at TV One, has been newly appointed to the role of Director of Public Relations. Prior to her appointment, the role was vacant, dating back to October 2017. The announcement came Monday, Jan. 29, in a press release sent by Howard University Communications....

CAMPUS, NEWS / February 1, 2018 Amid Upcoming Quad Renovations: Is There A Housing Crisis in the Making?

By: Maya McCollum, Politics Reporter (@Maya_BlakeM) The conditions in the Harriet Tubman Quadrangle, even in the second semester, are still being described by residents as “terrible.” Tensions mount as many in the dorm continue not to have hot water in their showers, nor working heaters, washers or dryers. Some floors have had brown-colored water for...

CAMPUS, NEWS / February 1, 2018 #HUResist Holds First Interest Meeting of Semester

By: Justin Cohen, Assistant Copy Editor (@justinthat1kid) The concerned students of #HUResist convened Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Locke Hall for their first interest meeting of the semester. They took the opportunity to introduce their ideals and thought processes to those who were not familiar, as well as outline their steps for what...

CAMPUS, NEWS / February 1, 2018 Campus Digest: A Roundup of Campus Events

By: Autumn Dalton, Managing Editor | @autieeashh   Blackburn is officially open for the semester – A lack of heat and hot water initially delayed the opening of Armour J. Blackburn University Center. After undergoing renovations during the fall 2017 semester, Blackburn Café officially held its opening celebration on Jan. 30, roughly a week after...

CAMPUS / January 21, 2018 Enthusiasms From Dr. McFadgion

By: Dr. Akosa McFadgion, MS, MSW (@drmcfadgion) “…Send me your location, let’s focus on communicatin’, cause I just need the time and place to come through. Send me your location, lets ride the vibration, I don’t need nothing else but you…” -Khalid Kings and Queens of the Mecca welcome to 2018! So, I absolutely appreciate...

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#YouTube FanFest Finally Lands in the U.S.
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#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…

Social Media Issues and Usage Brought To The Forefront At SMTCW17
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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…

In October, We Wear Pink
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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…

An Open Letter to Howard Students
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An Open Letter to Howard Students

By: Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) To my homies and associates; to my Twitter and Instagram followers; to the guy who sits two seats over in my 2 p.m. class and the girl who walks by and smiles at me when I’m walking to my 8 a.m. class; to the residents of my dorm and…

Howard University’s Ph.D. Political Science Program Celebrates 50 Years
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Howard University’s Ph.D. Political Science Program Celebrates 50 Years

By Maya McCollum, Politics Reporter (@Maya_BlakeM)   On Thursday, Sept. 21, Howard University’s Political Science Department hosted a panel and reception to celebrate 50 years of alumni earning doctoral degrees and producing and publishing scholarly work. It is the “strongest program on campus” according to Dr. Clarence Lusane, graduate of the program and the current…

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….

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