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The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End
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The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End

By Jazmin Goodwin and Autumn Dalton, Howard University News Service After nine days of occupying Howard University’s administration building, student protesters ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed on a way forward for some of the students. A press conference was held by the university’s board of trustees to share a statement of…

Howard Community Divided Over Protests, Students Seize Administration Building for The Eighth Day, Make Howard History As Longest Student Occupation
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Howard Community Divided Over Protests, Students Seize Administration Building for The Eighth Day, Make Howard History As Longest Student Occupation

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheCozyJAZ) Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99) Where there were once long financial aid lines, the aroma of coffee drifting from the ground floor and spacious offices for the university’s top administration, student protesters continue to stand in defiance of administrators for the eighth straight day of occupation. They have effectively renamed…

From King to Kaepernick: How Protests Haven’t Changed
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From King to Kaepernick: How Protests Haven’t Changed

By: Justin Cohen, Assistant Copy Editor (@JustinThat1Kid)   As we remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., we must look beyond the portrayal of him as a great uniter of the races, beloved by all. To see the man only for his Dream is a great disservice to his ultimate sacrifice. Freedom was not…

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left
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50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left

By: Kyra Azore, News Reporter (@KyraAzore) “Beep beep bang bang, Ungawa Black Power,” was gleefully chanted by Howard University students in 1968 during a demonstration outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building. The four-day takeover of the Administration Building, which ultimately led to the shutdown of the school, took place March 19 through March 23,…

Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees
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Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees

By: Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99)   History has shown to repeat itself with the recurrence of the student takeover of Howard University’s Administration building. As of Thursday afternoon, students flooded the Administration building with intention to stage an all-night sit-in to protest the recent financial aid scandal, in which the embezzlement of nearly $1…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University

Investigation led to firing of six staff; at least one paying restitution By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheCozyJAZ) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick released a statement acknowledging financial aid impropriety at the university, he spoke to The Hilltop about the how the embezzlement had been investigated as well as the frustration and disappointment expressed…

#MarchForOurLives, But Whose Lives? Exploring the Lack of Intersectionality in the Movements for Gun Control
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#MarchForOurLives, But Whose Lives? Exploring the Lack of Intersectionality in the Movements for Gun Control

By: Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99) On Saturday, March 24, an estimated 200,000 protesters walked in solidarity to support stricter gun control policies along the streets of Capitol Hill. With over 800 sister marches worldwide, March for Our Lives signified the largest protest against gun violence since 2000 and connected millions through the use of…

Why You Must Read Morgan Jerkins’ Experiences in Black Womanhood or The New Book That Should Be on Every Howard Student’s Shelf
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Why You Must Read Morgan Jerkins’ Experiences in Black Womanhood or The New Book That Should Be on Every Howard Student’s Shelf

By: Monica Joseph, Life+Style Reporter (@monicaj217)   “I read so much about white women’s inferiorities, and I wanted someone to read about mine,” Morgan Jerkins said at the Howard University Barnes and Noble Monday, Feb. 5. Jerkins was discussing her new collection of personal essays, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of…

The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End
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The Longest Student Sit-In in Howard’s History Comes To An End

By Jazmin Goodwin and Autumn Dalton, Howard University News Service After nine days of occupying Howard University’s administration building, student protesters ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed on a way forward for some of the students. A press conference was held by the university’s board of trustees to share a statement of…

Howard Community Divided Over Protests, Students Seize Administration Building for The Eighth Day, Make Howard History As Longest Student Occupation
CAMPUS, NEWS

Howard Community Divided Over Protests, Students Seize Administration Building for The Eighth Day, Make Howard History As Longest Student Occupation

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheCozyJAZ) Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99) Where there were once long financial aid lines, the aroma of coffee drifting from the ground floor and spacious offices for the university’s top administration, student protesters continue to stand in defiance of administrators for the eighth straight day of occupation. They have effectively renamed…

From King to Kaepernick: How Protests Haven’t Changed
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From King to Kaepernick: How Protests Haven’t Changed

By: Justin Cohen, Assistant Copy Editor (@JustinThat1Kid)   As we remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., we must look beyond the portrayal of him as a great uniter of the races, beloved by all. To see the man only for his Dream is a great disservice to his ultimate sacrifice. Freedom was not…

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left
CAMPUS, NEWS

50 Years Later: The Demonstration that Changed Howard and the Legacy It Left

By: Kyra Azore, News Reporter (@KyraAzore) “Beep beep bang bang, Ungawa Black Power,” was gleefully chanted by Howard University students in 1968 during a demonstration outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building. The four-day takeover of the Administration Building, which ultimately led to the shutdown of the school, took place March 19 through March 23,…

Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees
CAMPUS, NEWS

Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees

By: Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99)   History has shown to repeat itself with the recurrence of the student takeover of Howard University’s Administration building. As of Thursday afternoon, students flooded the Administration building with intention to stage an all-night sit-in to protest the recent financial aid scandal, in which the embezzlement of nearly $1…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University

Investigation led to firing of six staff; at least one paying restitution By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheCozyJAZ) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick released a statement acknowledging financial aid impropriety at the university, he spoke to The Hilltop about the how the embezzlement had been investigated as well as the frustration and disappointment expressed…

DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal
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DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal

Students are in an uproar after a story by an anonymous author by the name of “Veritas 1867”  was posted to Medium that included records alleging Howard University financial aid employees of stealing $1 million dollars in financial aid funding. The story gained widespread attention after student activist group, HU Resist shared the story on…

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