LIFE+STYLE / September 14, 2018 NYFW May Have ‘Stopped Calling 911 on the Culture’

By: Chante Russel, Managing Editor As a firm believer in political fashion statements, I couldn’t wait to see what this year’s New York Fashion Week had in store for this volatile political and cultural era. Fortunately, fashion’s ability to make a statement was not lost on this year’s NYFW. From the “STOP CALLING 911 ON...

LIFE+STYLE / September 14, 2018 Opinion: What is “The Pop Out,” Anyway?

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Many of us remember our very first time stepping onto Howard’s campus and getting an immediate feel for the student body. Some of us had already heard about how Howardites dressed and carried themselves. However, the Howard “pop out” has a different meaning for every Howard student. I, myself, have...

LIFE+STYLE / September 14, 2018 Black Women Cover Mainstream September Issues

By: Jada Orr, Staff Reporter In the case of the September 2018 covers of major fashion magazines, fashion may be making diversity strides. Beyoncé covers American Vogue, Rihanna is on the British Vogue cover, Slick Woods is on American Elle, Tracee Ellis Ross is on Elle Canada and Lupita Nyong’o covers Porter. It’s flattering that...

LIFE+STYLE / September 14, 2018 Maintaining Tradition: Sophomore Tahir Murray’s Athletic Wear Brand Celebrates HBCU Culture and Style

By: Tayler Adigun, Sports Editor HBCU centered clothing brand Tradition Ever Since has taken social media and the campus of Howard University by storm.From hitting viral numbers on social media, to winning Best Clothing Line at the 2018 Student Choice Awards, the brand has had quite the year. Preserving the essence and prolonging the legacy...

LIFE+STYLE / September 14, 2018 Perspective: Popping Out is About Creativity

By: Madison Brim, Contributing Writer  Howard University has long earned and kept the title as one of the most fashionable college campuses in the nation. With legendary alum like Kahlana Barfield-Brown, Yashua Simmons and Christina Coleman, it is hard to deny the excellence that our campus exudes in style. But, heavy is the head that wears...

LIFE+STYLE / September 14, 2018 So, You Want To Go Into Fashion? An Open Letter to Prospective Fashion Students, Professionals

By Javari Miller, Contributing Writer My name is Javari. Some of you may know me as Javier or Cousteau. I’m writing to you because I hear that you are interested in fashion, but don’t know if you want to make the jump. Maybe out of fear of one thing or another, or maybe because you...

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PERSPECTIVE: Freedom Rings Through NMAAHC Celebration
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PERSPECTIVE: Freedom Rings Through NMAAHC Celebration

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 7:25 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 Adjacent to the brand new Smithsonian National African American History and Culture Museum and just below the Washington Monument, thousands rapped along to “Fight the Power” as infamous hip-hop group Public Enemy captivated the audience in celebration of the museum’s opening. Hours before, President…

#ExperienceBlueprint: Yardfest is Back. Yet 2016 Howard Homecoming Will Be More Alumni Focused.
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#ExperienceBlueprint: Yardfest is Back. Yet 2016 Howard Homecoming Will Be More Alumni Focused.

The Hilltop Newspaper will be reporting a series on #ExperienceBluePrint before, during and after. Here, our Editor-in-Chief gives an overview of what’s to come for Howard Homecoming 2016. By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 6:00 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 Updated 12:22 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 20, 2016 Autumn has finally arrived in the nation’s capital. And with…

Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush
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Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush

By  Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:25 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 26, 2016 By this point, it’s common knowledge that “the War on Drugs” was little more than a systemic, institutional measure designed to disenfranchise Black and Latino communities. The initiative was a complex movement, which continues to unjustly impact its victims today. Layer upon layer…

Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’
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Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’

By Victoria Jones, Howard University News Service Posted 2:35 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 25, 2016 Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o stars in “Queen of Katwe,” a true tale about a Kenyan girl who dreamed about becoming a chess grand master. The film, which opened this weekend, depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan chess prodigy…

OPINION: Saint Pablo Blesses the DMV
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OPINION: Saint Pablo Blesses the DMV

By Justin Jenkins, Campus Staff Writer Posted 11:50 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 On September 8, everyone’s favorite self-proclaimed genius and zealot Kanye West shattered eardrums and expectations (as per usual) at his 2016 Saint Pablo tour in the Verizon Center in downtown D.C. The man known as Yeezus began the show in complete darkness, as…

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater
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Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 9:20 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 Howard University has been raved as “The Mecca” for decades. It is home of The Long Walk and home to the legacies of greats that have come and gone. One of those greats is fellow hip-hop mogul, businessman and Howard Bison Sean “P. Diddy”…

Childish Refined: A Review of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”
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Childish Refined: A Review of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:01 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016 When I saw Donald Glover, a longtime favorite of mine, walking through downtown Atlanta over the Rihanna track “Same Old Mistakes” on TV I knew something great was happening. Turns out, I was watching was a trailer for Glover’s new show, “Atlanta,” of…

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