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Hurricane Matthew: Haiti Suffers High Death Toll
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Hurricane Matthew: Haiti Suffers High Death Toll

By Justin Cohen, News Staff Writer Posted 10:30 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016 Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti since its arrival last week. A combination of extreme flooding and unforgiving winds has caused the death of an estimated 1,000 people, according to Reuters. “We do not know the exact number, we cannot find all the people,”…

LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’
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LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’

By Victoria Jonas, News Contributing Writer Posted 9:12 AM EST, Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016 Note: This is the corrected version of the story, as opposed to the published article in The Hilltop’s print issue #8 from October 13, 2016. With the presidential election less than a month away, LeBron James of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers recently endorsed Democratic…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Howard Alumna Lands Lead, Female Superhero Role in Netflix’s “Luke Cage”
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Howard Alumna Lands Lead, Female Superhero Role in Netflix’s “Luke Cage”

By Jacinth Jones, Campus Staff Writer Posted 7:05 PM EST, Fri., Oct. 7, 2016 All eyes were on “Luke Cage” Friday, Sept. 30, as Howard University partnered with Netflix to host an advanced screening of the new Marvel series. More than 150 students, alumni and faculty gathered to watch a sneak peek of it in the School…

iPhone 7 Loses Headphone Jack and Its Customers
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iPhone 7 Loses Headphone Jack and Its Customers

By Justin Cohen, News Staff Writer Posted 10:30 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 This year the passion for Apple phones has dwindled on the horizon of their latest release. Before the iPhone 7 went on sale to the public, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a statement that the company would not be releasing the sales…

COLUMN — The Numbing of Black Death in the Age of Viral Videos
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COLUMN — The Numbing of Black Death in the Age of Viral Videos

By Jason Ajiake, News Staff Columnist Posted 6:35 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 September was a deadly month. It felt as if everyday a new hashtag was trending, a new video was released and a new name was added to the seemingly infinite list of Black bodies destroyed by law enforcement. Terrence Sterling, Tyre King,…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Mecca Made: Howard Alumnus Elected City’s Youngest Mayor
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — Mecca Made: Howard Alumnus Elected City’s Youngest Mayor

By Shaleen Shah, News Staff Writer Posted 10:40 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 Updated 10:50 PM EST, Mon., Oct. 10, 2016 Howard University alumnus (c/o ‘14) Brandon Dean, who has devoted many years to working on city government advocacy and campaigns, is now the youngest elected mayor in Brighton, Alabama’s history at 24. “There is an infallible kinship,…

Howard University to Announce Cathy Hughes School Of Communications
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Howard University to Announce Cathy Hughes School Of Communications

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 7:15 AM EST, Weds., Oct. 5, 2016 Updated 7:40 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016 With the Howard University School Of Communications celebrating its 45th anniversary last month and speculations of a new School of Communications’ building to be built in the near future, the school will now be having a new name: the Cathy…

Ball is Life: Another Great Hoop for Hope in Shaw/Petworth Community
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Ball is Life: Another Great Hoop for Hope in Shaw/Petworth Community

By Jacinth Jones, News Staff Writer Posted 1:00 PM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 The 2016 Hoop for Hope basketball tournament at the Bruce Monroe Community Park Saturday, Sept. 24, brought Howard University and the Shaw/Petworth neighborhood together through their love of basketball and a righteous cause: Lung cancer awareness. With dunk contests, workout sessions, vendors, cyphers, raffles,…

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