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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Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means
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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…

Armed Person Reported on Howard University’s Campus
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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…

#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…

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