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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D.C. Brunch Chronicles
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D.C. Brunch Chronicles

By Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmthedoll) Brunch is the food phenomena that has taken over the nation’s capital over the last couple years. But what exactly is brunch? Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch usually eaten around 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekends, preferably on Sundays. The best part of brunch? Bottomless…

DMV Residents Gather for Vegan Friendly Event, Vegan This!
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DMV Residents Gather for Vegan Friendly Event, Vegan This!

By Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEmel)   On Tuesday night, over 130 individuals attended the Vegan This! Event at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest Washington, DC. Started by the Physicians Committee, a leading revolution in medicine group, Vegan This! is a monthly event in the DMV area. The mission of the event…

Wild ‘N Out Production Tour Recap
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Wild ‘N Out Production Tour Recap

By: Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone)   A spontaneous trip to New York went from good to great when students from the Introduction to Media Production course decided to go on a quick weekend trip to New York. “I noticed a lot of similarities between Toronto and New York.” said Andrew Tamburro, a Toronto native….

New York Fashion Week Faces Alterations Ahead of Autumn/Winter Show
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New York Fashion Week Faces Alterations Ahead of Autumn/Winter Show

   By Jamara Robinson , Life+Style Reporter (@itsJamara) New York Fashion Week, one of fashion’s most prominent events, is back for the Autumn/Winter season. Designers such as Feng Chen Wang and Philipp Plein have already kicked off the seven-day event with trend-setting fashion shows, but there’s still great moments to come. Nineteen-year-old Nigerian designer, Taofeek…

Black Models Who Strode the Way
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Black Models Who Strode the Way

By: Sonniya Springer, Life+Style Reporter (@slimmthedoll)   Contrary to popular belief, modeling is not easy—especially for African-Americans trying to break into the exclusive industry. Much of the discussion centers around diversity on the runway and the role designers play in casting their models but what about the challenges models of color face once passed the…

Healthy Bites to Eat in DC #HeartHealthMonth
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Healthy Bites to Eat in DC #HeartHealthMonth

By: Melisa Philogene, Health and Wellness Reporter (@AYEEMel)   Not only are we coming up on one month until spring break, it’s also Heart Health Month! Whether you will be living your best life lying on a sandy beach, impacting a community abroad or just wanting to make sure you’re taking care of your body,…

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