CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Howard University Joins Top 100 Institutions

By: Tre Egerton, Staff Reporter The word is out. US News and World Report’s 2019 Best National University Rankings has named the Mecca No. 89 in the nation, a 21 position leap from last year. This is the first time under the leadership of President Wayne A.I. Frederick that the University has been ranked in...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 SOC Town Hall Discusses State of the School

By: Jaylin Paschal, Editor-in-Chief The Cathy Hughes School of Communications Student Council held a town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to discuss school and departmental advancements, advising,  issues, opportunities and concerns. Students from several classifications and majors came out to spend the evening educating themselves on school affairs and projects. The chairs of the Strategic,...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Student Leaders Prepare for Year at Commissioning Service

By: Yasha Washington, Staff Reporter “As I reflected on this place, I discovered that it’s the place that connects it all. That no matter what our major, no matter where we are on this campus, no matter what our ambition is, the chapel has been that type of space that connects it all. And this...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Theatre Arts Department’s ‘Junkanoo’ Is Not Just Another Slave Story

By: Jalen Brown, Staff Reporter Junkanoo is a celebratory masquerade that takes place across the Bahamas every December. The festival dates back hundreds of years, and while its origins are hotly debated, most will agree that it began as a slave celebration on one of their few holidays of the year. The play by the...

CAMPUS / September 7, 2018 New Gym Facilities Open in College Hall Dorms

By: Sidney Johnson, News Reporter (@afamilycompany_) Since the opening of the College Hall dorms several years ago, the addition of a gym has been a major goal for the dorm’s staff. On Thursday, Aug. 30, that goal was realized at the grand opening of the College Hall gym facilities. The red ribbon was cut at...

CAMPUS / September 7, 2018 Heat Advisory: Too Hot to Handle

By Kennedy Gerard, Staff Reporter Dripping with sweat and huffing for breath is how many students have been entering their classrooms. The temperatures outside in Washington, DC during the second and third weeks of classes were something that no one prepared for, including Howard University. With the heat index projected to reach numbers close to 105 degrees,...

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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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President Frederick Holds Town Hall In Blackburn

By Kaylin Young Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick sat down in Blackburn Student Centerfor a town hall meeting where he answered questions from students, faculty, and alumni on topics ranging from tuition changes to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ campus visit, Monday, April 17. Questions submitted via email and the town hall was moderated…

CAMPUS SPEAK OUT — Pepsi Commercial
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CAMPUS SPEAK OUT — Pepsi Commercial

Posted 12:55 PM EST, Fri., Apr. 7, 2017 That controversial Pepsi commercial featuring Kendall Jenner had social media buzzing this week. The Hilltop asked: What did you think of it?   Name: Anthony Brown Classification: Junior Major: Journalism Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina “I’m left wondering, what was the purpose? It seems unsubstantial to me. What was the…

Trump Administration Highlights Discord on Howard University’s Campus
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Trump Administration Highlights Discord on Howard University’s Campus

By Dawchelle Hamilton and Victoria Mba-Jonas, Contributing Writers Posted 11:15 AM EST, Thurs., Mar. 2, 2017 On Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, graffiti was found throughout Howard University’s campus that criticized Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick’s recent meetings with President Donald Trump’s administration. “Welcome to the Trump Plantation | Overseer: Wayne A.I. Frederick” read one of the many messages…

Student Profile: Macey Williams
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Student Profile: Macey Williams

By Kayla Irby, Contributing Writer Howard University student Macey Nicole Williams, 20, accomplished a major achievement this school year: the production of her very own film, “Wild and Blue”. The biology student from Owings Mills, Maryland spent sleepless nights and countless days making sure her film was perfect. Williams claimed it was one of the hardest…

Black History Month: Today’s Game Changers
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Black History Month: Today’s Game Changers

By Jacinth Jones, Staff Writer Posted 12:55 PM EST, Mon., Feb. 27, 2017 As we close out the last full week of Black History Month, The Hilltop highlights eight familiar faces that are the nations’ game changers who as athletes, activists, entrepreneurs, or entertainers are making a difference within their community by elevating the conversation of black…

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