Culture, LIFE+STYLE / September 21, 2018 Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Writer Fatimah Warner, better known by her stage name Noname, has created a new work of art with her album ‘Room 25’. The rapper’s long awaited sophomore album was released September 14th and features cover art by Bryant Giles. The 26-year-old Chicago native walks us through her journey as she moves...

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...

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What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows
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What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows

By: Daisha Banks, Life+Style Reporter (@___rosyyy) More frequently now, black people are seeing people on TV screens that look like them.  Screenwriter and director Shonda Rhimes even described this time in history as the “browning” of TV. Shonda Rhimes, one of the biggest contributors to the browning of TV, wrote in her book Year of…

Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming
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Saving & Slaying in Time for Homecoming

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmyxslimm) As one of the top HBCUs in academics and fashion, Howard University can come with high standards—and homecoming is no exception. Homecoming is a time filled with shows, performances, reunions and ultimately pop outs. Staying fashionable can be expensive but thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Stores in…

20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine
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20 Covers for 20 Years of XXL Magazine

By Jamara Robinson, Life+Style Reporter, (@itsJamara) XXL Magazine, one of the most popular hip-hop publications in the country, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. With its release in 1997, the magazine has remained a pillar for hip-hop and has kept up that standard through its strong print circulation and notable Freshman Class list, to name…

Is Netflix Really Taking Over?
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Is Netflix Really Taking Over?

By Nancy Vu, Life and Style Reporter (@RaiderNancy) Netflix recently announced that it would be breaking into the world of comedy. As a precursor to its comedic debut, Netflix placed billboards throughout Los Angeles and New York City with large black letters stating, “Netflix is a joke.” The streaming service made its big reveal during…

Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline
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Welcome to Joon: Air France’s Millennial Airline

By: Olivia Davis, Life + Style Reporter (@_oliviarae_) As a new generation arises, companies are scrambling to create the perfect marketing campaign to target a young audience. According to Live Science, millennials–adults born between 1982 and 2004–are known for their confidence, liberal views, self-expression and reception to new ideas and ways of living. Air France’s…

Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)
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Why You Should Be Practicing Yoga (and Where on a Student Budget)

By: Clarice Metzger, Life+Style Editor (@_itsClarice) Yoga, along with its natural health benefits, has been around for over 5,000 years. Its focus on the body’s natural tendency towards health and self-healing creates strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. “Yoga is calming and relaxing and allows you to maintain an internal sense…

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…

“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
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“I’m a vegan, I eat plant products, not that bloody food”: The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

By Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEmel) On March 7, 2017, our world became a little greener following the release of the groundbreaking Netflix documentary, What the Health. The film prompted a frenzy of individuals beginning to switch over to a plant-based diet, ditching their old processed food diets for #MealPrepSundays and #MeatlessMondays. However,…

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