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Formal Classes End for Spring 2014: April 24, 2014

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Climate Check Assessments Via Campus Safety Program

By Emmy Victor

A recent number of sexual assault acts across the country has not only striked President Barack Obama. Interim President Wayne Frederick called for a campus climate check survey to be launched by the end of next week. The newest assessment will be administered and operated to grasp a better understanding as to how students feel and measure their safety. Full story

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Ambassador of Senegal Speaks on the Development of Africa

By: Chevelle Taylor

Cheikh Niang, ambassador of the Republic of Senegal graced Howard’s campus on Thursday, March 27 to discuss Africa’s “new realities.”   “While many western countries are fighting to recover from recessions,” he said,“African economy is booming.”    Students and faculty filled the seats of the Founders Library Browsing Room to gain insight from Niang, who was invited by the Department of African Studies and the Department of Political Science. Full story

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springfest poetry cypher

UGSA Hosts Third Annual ‘Deaf Jam’ Poetry Cipher

By: Lauren Buchanan

More than 400 students filled into the Blackburn Center's ballroom Monday evening for an annual Springfest favorite. Hosted by the Undergraduate Student Assembly (UGSA), the third annual "Deaf Jam" Poetry Cipher celebrated the art of spoken word and benefited the School of Communication’s Hearing and Speech Disabilities Clinic. Full story

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Howard Students Halt Travel

By: Sadijah Wallace

It has been weeks since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on what seems to be the Indian Ocean. Without a trace, the flight disappeared on March 8 carrying 239 people. The airline announced no one on board survived.  Imagine college-aged students who are afraid to fly getting the news of such a tragedy. Full story

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"Instacart" Saves Time Instantly

By Nicole Harvin

It is 1:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. You’ve got three essays, two tests, and a group project all due within the next week. Your room looks like a laundry bin threw a rave that spilled and tumbled out of your closet, and your fridge is undeniably empty. Full story

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No Strings Attached

By Ciearra Jefferson

The term “cuffing” is a subliminal representation of handcuffs; when someone is cuffed, he or she is attached to another person, in other words dating. The youthful imaginary season, cuffing season, normally occurs during the cold winter months when individuals long to have a companion to help keep them warm. Full story

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Denzel and Sidney

By: Marc Rivers

Today sees two significant returns to Broadway. The latest revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry’s acclaimed, landmark play about dreams deferred and dreams unrealized, is set to run through June 15. For such a defining chronicle of African-American struggle, the director, Kenny Leon, has tapped Denzel Washington for the lead role of Walter Lee Younger, the bitter son of the household who longs to be his own man. Full story

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The Future of Four Freshmen

By Khari Arnold

For high school seniors, the month of April is replete with memorable engagements as students attend prom while also preparing for graduation and the summer before their first year of college.  For college freshmen, this month is considered the most strenuous time of year as finals approach, the workload becomes crammed and the average hours of sleep plummets. Full story

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Raleigh Relay Recap

Raleigh Relays Recap

By Khari Arnold

Led by second-year head coach Marc Harrison, the men's and women's track and field teams traveled to Raleigh, N.C. last weekend, earning qualifiers for the MEAC Championships and ECAC/IC4As Championships.   Giovanni Mowatt, the MEAC Champion for the Indoor 800-meter run and the mile,  placed fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50. Full story

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NCAA Sweet 16: No Team is Safe

By Jourdan Henry

This year’s NCAA Tournament has been as advertised, madness. There have been six overtime games through the first week, along with a plethora of upsets that surely caused many fans to burn their brackets in disgust.   As the Sweet 16 is upon us, here is a preview of the most intriguing matchups. Full story

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NFL Free Agency: The 2014 Frenzy

By Jourdan Henry

Free agency in the National Football League began on Mar. 11 this year, and since then, several franchises have made acquisitions to better position their teams for a chance to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.   The first week was truly a frenzy as free agency led to 60 contracts totaling over $1 billion on the first day alone. Full story

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NCAA Championship: Kentucky vs. Connecticut

By Jourdan Henry

And then there were two. This year’s NCAA tournament has been unpredictable, so it’s fitting that a No. 7 seed and No. 8 seed will play each other in the national championship game for the first time in history.  The eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies have taken precarious routes to the NCAA championship game. Full story

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Tennis Teams Continue Hot Streak

By Nile Kendall

The Howard men's and women's tennis teams shutout Wagner College on Sunday afternoon, earning 7-0 wins as the men garnered their second consecutive victory and the women sit on a five-game winning streak.    On the men’s side, standout freshman, and current MEAC Player of the Week, Ismael Kaouache recorded an impressive win at No. Full story

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Football Team assists Merdian Students After Fire

By Khari Arnold

The Howard University football team spent their weekly practice indoors and off the field this past Saturday as the team currently undergoes spring training. But the highly touted players weren’t taking orders from Head Coach Gary Harrell,  rather staff members from the Howard University Department of Residence Life as the Bison volunteered their services for the fourth floor victims of Meridian Hill Hall who were forced to move out of the building after a recent fire. Full story

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Howard University Coaches Clinic Preview

The Howard University Coaches Clinic will be held April 5, 2014.

Greene Stadium was their stooping grounds. They became legends of The Mecca. They grew into stars in the NFL. That was at least 13 years ago. On Saturday, Pep Hamilton and Roy Anderson of the Indianapolis Colts and Jimmie Johnson formerly of the Minnesota Vikings return to the Mecca to share their experiences and knowledge with local DMV football coaches. Full story

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ASB 2014

Voices: Alternative Spring Break

ASB members share their personal experiences with he organization.

Greta Foster, ASB Student Director 2013 & 2014 I love our participants! They inspire me to keep working, to continue finding new ways to better and grow the program and to have faith in what we as a collective people can do to uplift and rebuild our communities by our own talent, strength, and perseverance. Full story

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ASB Chicago Student March

City Voices: Alternative Spring Break

Student accounts of their experience with ASB for Spring Break 2014.

Joshua Narcisse, Site Coordinator ASB Baltimore   You board a bus only to step off of it an hour later; you have arrived in Baltimore. No, this is not New Orleans or Chicago; you are little more than 40 miles away from the Capital. The Charm City -- just a stone’s throw from your residence hall, is an incubator of gang activity, from the streets of Sandtown to the administrative halls of the city government. Full story