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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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….

In the Spotlight
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In the Spotlight

By: Tia Lowe, Campus Reporter (@TiaMLowe)   Spotlight Network, Howard University’s student-run television network, is in the midst of exciting new projects for the upcoming school year. The network provides opportunities for students in various fields of communications such as production, writing, public relations and reporting. This year, Spotlight will be partnering with the Undergraduate…

It’s Pageant Week At The Mecca
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It’s Pageant Week At The Mecca

By Bria Horsley, News Editor (@autobriagraphy)   Members of the royal court hand over their titles this week as pageants seek to find new royalty. Students have spent the last three weeks perfecting their stances, talents and walks, all in hopes of earning the title as the Mr. or Miss of their school or college….

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…

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