Culture, LIFE+STYLE, SPORTS / November 20, 2019 Essay: Young Athletes Should Know HBCUs Can Compete, Too

By Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter As the year draws to a close, high school students everywhere are looking ahead at what the new year will entail. Prom, senior trips and ditch days, and most importantly, college acceptances, become the focal points of the new year as a new graduate class steps onto the collegiate landscape....

CAMPUS, Culture, LIFE+STYLE / November 15, 2019 The Actor’s Process: How Howard Thespians Prepare for the Stage

By Chanel Cain, Staff Reporter The Howard Players’ 8×10 festival allows student actors and playwrights to showcase their work on stage. The show features eight, 10-minute original plays. With only two weeks left until the second annual 8×10 Play Festival, the Howard Players’ focus and drive has increased. This is especially true for the actors...

CAMPUS, Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 31, 2019 Art Collective Makes Waves on Campus

By Arielle Williams, Staff Reporter While Howard University is renowned for its business school and graduate programs, the creative hub cultivated on Howard’s campus is equally as stimulating. Jaylin Ward, a sophomore journalism major, community development minor from the Bronx, NY is a fitting example of the innovation that the student body epitomizes.  Ward along...

CAMPUS, Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 18, 2019 OPINION | The Gospel According to Ye

Sunday Service was on a Saturday By Jada Orr, Staff Reporter Sounds of organized noise and drum beats were rising, meeting the students and alum walking curiously up Georgia Avenue. The high notes seemed to whisper in the early morning winds of a homecoming weekend secret. Choral harmonies continued to rise and carried on to...

CAMPUS, Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 10, 2019 Director Brings ‘Queen & Slim’ Advance Screening

By Tyra Johnson, Creative Content Director On Tuesday, Oct. 8, MARCO brought an advanced screening of Queen & Slim. With lead actors Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, the film cascades through the journey of a black duo on the run after an interaction with a police officer goes awry. Written by Lena Waithe and directed...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / May 4, 2019 Review: Oliver Lee Jackson’s Recent Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

  Upon first looking at No. 3, 2016 (1.29.16), I was visually in awe of Jackson’s palette of shimmery silvers, a range of blues and reds and a few moments of lilac. The variety of textures and interactions with light caused by the mix of enamel paint, spray paint and oil based became, for me,...

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Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.
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Nostalgic for Black Culture, Festivals in D.C.

By Zerline Hughes, Hilltop Alumni Columnist (SPECIAL To The Hilltop) Posted 10:15 PM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 As you young folks say, I just got my life! And how appropriate – I was at the “Phife is Living!” event held at Marvin Gaye Park in Northeast Washington, D.C on Saturday, July 16. Live Afro-Cuban drumming by…

Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”
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Music Review: Howard Student “SAM BLVCK” Debuts Heartbreak R&B Track “Battle”

By Shai Vaz, Summer ’16 Contributing Reporter Posted 11:35 AM EST, Sat. July 16, 2016 In his new video “Battle,” singer, songwriter and Howard University senior public relations major Samuel Hargro, also known as his alias “SAM BLVCK,” illustrates the raw reality of heartbreak. @_SAMBLVCK is our #sonymusicsunday artist!! Check out his new video #battle 🎤 #howardu pic.twitter.com/bvaZuJnbJJ — Sony…

Column: BET Awards Represent a New Look at the Black American Identity
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Column: BET Awards Represent a New Look at the Black American Identity

By Maya King, Summer ’16 Contributing Reporter Posted 9:07 PM EST, Mon. July 4, 2016 For many years the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards have represented a highly anticipated, but underwhelming tribute to Black achievement. As viewers often provided their critical commentary for the iconic awards show, writers scrambled to add and take away features most…

BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it
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BRIEF RECAP: Yeezy shows “Famous” viewing throughout the District and we’re here for it

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 11:25 AM EST, Mon. July 4, 2016 At approximately 7:57 p.m. last night [Sun., June 3], rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur Kanye West released an unexpected announcement from his twitter account for the nation’s capital: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/749754310506975232 Immediately after the three tweets were sent out, hundreds of residents across…

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