Opinion

#WWYDHU
Opinion

#WWYDHU

Dear Howard University Community, Since its inception in 1924, The Hilltop has been known for its gripping exposés of the ills of Howard University and its profiles of pressing issues in the Black community. In order to uphold this legacy, we are in critical need of resources, respect and reciprocity. As the student voice of…

#WWYDHU
Opinion

#WWYDHU

Dear Howard University Community, Since its inception in 1924, The Hilltop has been known for its gripping exposés of the ills of Howard University and its profiles of pressing issues in the Black community. In order to uphold this legacy, we are in critical need of resources, respect and reciprocity. As the student voice of…

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…

Freedom of Speech in Trump’s America?
Opinion

Freedom of Speech in Trump’s America?

By Raaziq Brown, Culture Reporter (@RaaziqMasud) On Aug. 14, 2016—during the NFL preseason—former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made his first solo protest against police brutality by sitting during the national anthem. He went unnoticed. On Aug. 20, Kaepernick continued his protest and sat during the anthem for a second time. Again, he went…

Is Netflix Really Taking Over?
LIFE+STYLE, Opinion

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…

An Open Letter to Howard Students
Campus, Opinion

An Open Letter to Howard Students

By: Taiyler Mitchell, Life+Style Reporter (@taivlersimone) To my homies and associates; to my Twitter and Instagram followers; to the guy who sits two seats over in my 2 p.m. class and the girl who walks by and smiles at me when I’m walking to my 8 a.m. class; to the residents of my dorm and…

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