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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Enthusiasms From Dr. McFadgion
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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…

Howard University Stricken With Damages; A Test of Resilience
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Howard University Stricken With Damages; A Test of Resilience

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheLyricalJAZ)   Extreme weather conditions during the winter break crippled Howard University’s facilities, leading to an unprecedented postponement of undergraduate and graduate courses for more than a week and the complete shut down of widely used buildings damaged by burst pipes and collapsed ceilings. The brutal cold snap that struck the…

The Last Sculpture Major of Howard University Leaves 9-Foot Tall Sculpture as His Legacy
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The Last Sculpture Major of Howard University Leaves 9-Foot Tall Sculpture as His Legacy

By: Michele Henix, Contributing Reporter Brian Green is currently the only and last sculpture major at Howard University, after his graduation in May this matriculation scheme will be discontinued. He spent his final fall semester building a 9-foot tall sculpture that was featured on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall in Catharsis On The Mall of Vigil Healing 3 day art…

The Pie Man D.C.
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The Pie Man D.C.

By: Olivia Davis, Life+Style Reporter (@_oliviarae__) The Holiday season is quickly approaching and as students begin to reminisce over their favorite holiday treats such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies, they should throw bean pies into the mix. “That’s ours, that’s black,” said the Brother Carvelas Muhammad, otherwise known as The Pie Man of…

Living “Lavishly” In The Harriet Tubman Quadrangle
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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…

Changes at Sodexo: Bridging the Gap Between Howard’s Student Body and Sodexo
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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…

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