OPINION

Letter To The Editor: Zora’s Legacy and the Need For The Mecca To Honor Her Gift
Letters To The Editor, OPINION

Letter To The Editor: Zora’s Legacy and the Need For The Mecca To Honor Her Gift

By: Paul Holston, 2016-2017 Editor-In-Chief | @Tru1P Dear Editor, I write to express a sincere happy anniversary to Howard University’s student newspaper, The Hilltop! Since 1924, The Hilltop has been a beacon of light and the student voice of Howard. Ninety-four years later, the words written, the visuals given, and the tool co-founded by Zora…

18 Movies to look forward to in 2018
LIFE+STYLE, OPINION

18 Movies to look forward to in 2018

Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) Indulging in movies is a favorite pastime of many students. Maybe it’s the relentless amount of work we get from professors, the never-ending battle in the financial aid office, the lack of nutrients we get from the cafe or maybe Howard has nothing to do with it and we just…

Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means
CAMPUS, LIFE+STYLE, OPINION

Homecoming at a Glance: What the Week Really Means

By Raaziq Brown, Contributing Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) As a legacy student of Howard University, I began my tenure at the Mecca in 2014 with grand expectations for Homecoming. Throughout the entirety of my youth, my mother, who graduated from Howard in 1991, boasted about the superiority of Howard’s Homecoming in comparison to all schools–HBCU’s and PWI’s…

What’s Hot & What’s Not – 2017 TV Shows
LIFE+STYLE, OPINION

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…

A Message For Anyone Who Thought Cam Newton Was “Funny”
OPINION, SPORTS

A Message For Anyone Who Thought Cam Newton Was “Funny”

Yes, I Talk About Routes. By: Brianna Sims, Assistant Sports Editor Twitter: @bri_simsxo Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was scrutinized by social media, the NFL, and most new organizations on Wednesday. This was after comments by Newton in relation to a question asked by reporter Jourdan Rodrigue. Newton responded to Rodrigue’s technical question about one…

SECURE THE BAG: Financial aid got you in a quandary?
OPINION

SECURE THE BAG: Financial aid got you in a quandary?

By: Bria Clark (@autobriagraphy)   Financial aid packages exist to close the gap between what your family (you) can afford and the total cost of tuition and fees. The frustration of trying to create the optimal funding mix can take away from the blessing of furthering your education. Nevertheless, financial aid can be a gift…

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