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Howard Students Weigh on 2020 Presidential Race, Candidates
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Howard Students Weigh on 2020 Presidential Race, Candidates

By Ashleigh Fields, Staff Reporter There are currently 12 Democrats and three Republicans running in the 2020 presidential election. Though their campaigning styles and promises vary, they are each targeting a specific audience, college students. College students haven’t always been among a group with the highest percentage of voters. However, a study conducted by Tufts…

Student Leaders Host Black Speechwriters for Inaugural Symposium
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Student Leaders Host Black Speechwriters for Inaugural Symposium

By Ashleigh Fields A group of six well-known black speechwriters graced the stage of the Founders Library Browsing Room for the Inaugural Black Speechwriters Symposium hosted by the Cathy Hughes School of Communications Student Council on Wednesday, Oct. 23. “I realized the impact of speechwriters given my background in speech and debate and knew I…

Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

By Ashleigh Fields Last week on Oct. 17, Howard University and the United States lost the life of notable alumnus, Elijah Cummings. Most recently he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district. The district he served included mostly majority black neighborhoods throughout the city of Baltimore and…

Howard University Students Join Climate Strike
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Howard University Students Join Climate Strike

By Ashleigh Fields As students left Cramton Auditorium after Opening Convocation on Sept. 20, many were surprised to see a group of people gathered by the flagpole on the Yard. “I was interested in seeing exactly what was being discussed so I decided to head over,” said freshman marketing major Kirsten Roddey. Roddey was certainly…

From Florida to Howard, Andrew Gillum Looks Forward
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From Florida to Howard, Andrew Gillum Looks Forward

Former Mayor Andrew Gillum Speaks at Howard University By Ashleigh Fields Former Mayor of Tallahassee and Florida gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, has been living in a different world with a different perspective since 2000, when he first stepped foot on the campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU).  On Sept. 13, he visited Howard to share…

Commissioning Service Motivates Student Leaders
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Commissioning Service Motivates Student Leaders

By Ashleigh Fields Hebrew, Arabic and English were among just a few of the languages that drew the spirits of comfort and encouragement alive in Cramton Auditorium during the annual Student Leader Commissioning service on Sunday, Sept. 8. A special sermon from Rev. Otis B. Moss III left students feeling empowered to work collectively within…