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Howard University Hosts Community Based Special Olympics

By Erika Whitehead

On Saturday, March 22, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., special Olympians from the metro area gathered in Burr Gymnasium at Howard University. Each athlete prepped for the day’s competition, shooting basketballs on the court, as Howard University student volunteers and event coordinators surrounded them with words of encouragement and cheer. Full story

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Hairquake Brings “The Politics of Black Hair” to Howard University

By Victoria Jones

An inspiring and informative forum took place in Blackburn’s East Ballroom on Wednesday, March 26.  The event was the launch of hairquake.com-  a new website created by Kimberly Harper, a Howard University Alum.     The “Politics of Black Hair” panel lead off with a very diverse set of participants that gave their own insight, advice, and experiences with black hair. Full story

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Top Majors to Influence National Growth

Since the age of 16, graduating senior Dominique Nash always thought that she wanted to be a pharmacist. Before she transferred to Howard University, she was a Biochemistry Major at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Although she wanted to make her mother proud, Nash eventually left pharmacy and went to follow her real passion, Broadcast News. Full story

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New Study Show Financial Help from Parents leads to Lower GPA

Thelma Mubaiwa is a sophomore Political Science major who works two jobs. Her first job is at the Ralph Bunch International Center and her second is at McDonalds. She works a total of 36 hours a week while still maintaing a 3.4 GPA.    “Marinating a high GPA isn’t difficult for me because I set my class schedule around my work hours, because I work Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” said Mubaiwa. Full story

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Forrester Brings Change to Student Health Center

Howard University Student Health Center. Prior to coming to the Health Center her primary responsibility was to run the teen clinic at Howard’s Hospital for the pediatrics department. Downsizing the teen clinic to become the director of the Center, she is dedicated to ensuring that the Health Center is providing excellent care for the students. Full story

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SOC Hosts Award Ceremony for CERRC Students

The Howard University School of Communications held the 6th Annual CERRC BUSINESS Plan Award Program on Wednesday March 27, 2013. Two graduate students and one undergraduate student, all very humble, were awarded for their business plans. The CERRC Business Plan Award Program was designed to acknowledge and reward the winners of the business plan competition. Full story

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President Bill Clinton to Speak at Commencement

  This morning, President Sidney A. Ribeau announced  that President Bill Clinton will be the speaker for the 145th Commencement ceremonies.   William Jefferson Clinton served as the 42nd president for two terms, in 1992 and 1996. During his tenure in office, Clinton’s administration successfully focused on economic expansion as well as job creation. Full story

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Alabama Club Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Children’s March

In May of 1963, over a thousand young, courageous African Americans gathered at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama to join a movement that would change the nation forever. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had moved the Civil Rights Movement to what many called “Bombingham”, the most segregated city in America at the time, and was calling on the black youth to stand against inequality. Full story

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Eight Named as Artishia and Frederick Jordan Scholars

  The Artishia and Frederick Jordan scholarship is a scholarship that rewards students for being religiously active on campus, have a commitment to community service and pays for a full semester of tuition and fees at Howard University. Yesterday, over $250,000 worth of scholarships was given to eight seniors and juniors. Full story

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Alpha Kappa Alpha and HU Faced With Lawsuit Claiming Human Rights Violation

  On February 28, Laurin Compton, a senior Public Relations major, and Lauren Cofield, a senior Legal Communications major, filed a federal lawsuit against both Howard University and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated after being denied initiation into the sorority. Full story

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Bison Lending a Helping Hand

  Hundreds of Howard students gathered on Georgia Ave., chanting, “help us, help others,” to raise money for Alternative Spring Break 2013 on Sunday. Howard University Radio, WHUR 96.3 FM, hosted the 12-hour “Helping Hands” radio-thon, in which thousands of dollars were raised for Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Full story

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After Stabbing, Students Have Mixed Reactions to Not Guilty Decision of Bowie State Student

College students around the country are expressing mixed reactions in interviews and on social media to the not guilty verdict on Thursday in the stabbing death of a Bowie State University student a year ago. The verdict is a sigh of relief for friends of Alexis Simpson, who had been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing her roommate, Dominique Frazier, in her throat on Thursday, Sept. Full story

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Off Campus Study Spots

  The semester is winding out to an end on Howard University’s campus—the final semester papers, projects, and examinations are being assigned by teachers in class.  This semester, students are forced to crowd Founders Library, Health Sciences Library, or the iLab due to the renovations being done in one of the campus’s largest study space, the Undergraduate Library. Full story

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NBDCI Bridges the Gap

  When one sees at alarming statistics for African American Youth, one wonders what is being done to rectify the situation. Many believe that the issues start at an early age, and that childhood interaction towards the right direction is the key to making changes. Full story

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FotoWeek DC Emerges in the City

This year marks the fifth anniversary of FotoWeek DC.  FotoWeek DC is a festival that provides exposure for photographers across the District.  It allows photographers to make diverse, high-quality photography accessible to audiences through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, dynamic programming, and collaborations with the local and international community. Full story

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Valley Party Leads to Riot Over Veterans Day Weekend

According to several student accounts there was a "riot" outside of the Quad Monday morning. According to the student blog "Sadie Says" the riot happened around 2 a.m. Monday morning when students left the Valley and poured out onto 4th Street. Full story

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My Journey to the Polls

As Friday afternoon came around, there was only one thing on my mind: the day has come for me to go home. I went to class filled with excitement, just anxiously waiting for them to end. I went through work just counting down until it was time to go. Then finally, it was 5 o’clock. Full story

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Election Day 2012: A Guide

Where to vote

  Voting Spots   Registered DC Voters D.C. polls will be open 7am-8pm   If you live in the Towers, Cook or Drew: Banneker Community Recreation Center 2500 Georgia Ave NW Community Meeting Room   If you live in the Quad, the Annex, Slowe or Carver: Washington Metropolitan High School 300 Bryant St NW Auditorium   If you live in Meridian: Latin American Youth Center 1419 Columbia Road NW Community Room   If you live in Mays Hall: St. Full story

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Election 2012: A Guide

Local Races

  Local Races   D.C. Council Chairman Candidates: Calvin H. Gurley Phil Mendelson   D.C. Council At-Large Mary Brooks Beatty Michael A. Brown A.J. Cooper David Grosso Leon J. Swain Jr. Vincent Orange Ann C. Wilcox   D.C. Council Ward 2 Jack Evans     D. Full story

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Seniors Remain Optimistic About Job Market

Like many college seniors, Devon Myers is staying tuned in to the presidential race, as the economy and employment are deciding factors for his vote. However, he isn’t worried about his future after graduation. According to a new poll from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Myers has a good reason to be optimistic since the job market looks bright for graduating seniors. Full story

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Update on Annex Assault, Incident Raises Safety Concerns with Students

On Friday at 3:41 p.m. the Howard University Police Department issued a crime alert about a sexual assault in the Bethune Annex. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the attack happened at 1:15 p.m. when 19-year-old Demarco Myles walked into the Annex and assaulted a student at knifepoint. Full story

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Assault in the Annex

  The Howard University Police Department issued a crime alert today at 3:41 pm about an assault in the Bethune Annex.     According to the report, at around 1:18 pm an African American man around 5'9" and 200 pounds entered a resident's room and assaulted her with a knife. Full story

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Sandy Dodges District, Rocks East Coast

The National Weather service measured a wind gust of 60mph, less than the 90 mph originally expected. James Franklin, branch chief of The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA), National Hurricane Center predicted that Sandy would weaken as it made landfall. Full story

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Fine Arts Set to Bring ‘Venus’ to Stage

Set in the early 1800s, Venus Hottentot was glorified for her extraordinary posterior. Throughout her short-lived life, she was objectified and exploited. Written by Suzan-Lori Parks , the play is based on a true interpretation of the life and times of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman, a woman who was scrutinized, exploited and experimented on because she was beyond all European’s notion of beauty. Full story

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Students Find Ways to Weather Sandy

Super storm  Sandy hit the DC area Monday evening as a Category 1, producing winds that ranged from 35 to 50 mph and gusts as high as 70 mph. The hard wind and torrential down pour kept Howard students locked in their dorms looking for ways to occupy themselves. Full story

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Students Find Ways to Weather Sandy

> Super storm  Sandy hit the DC area Monday evening as a Category 1, producing winds that ranged from 35 to 50 mph and gusts as high as 70 mph. The hard wind and torrential down pour kept Howard students locked in their dorms looking for ways to occupy themselves. Full story

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Howard Joins Celebration as Rangel Fellowship Program Turns Ten

Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau joined Congressman Charles B. Rangel and Secretary Hillary Clinton on Oct. 2 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program at a State Department ceremony. “Howard University’s international footprint is more important than ever. Full story

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DC, Students Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Halloween plans may be halted as Hurricane Sandy or “Frankenstorm”, as some forecasters are calling it, approaches the Washington, D.C. area early this week. Hurricane Sandy is a category 1 storm and has already blown through Haiti and Cuba, leaving 41 people dead. Full story

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HU Grapples With Loss

Students, faculty and Howard community reflect on the impact Kevin Reed left on the university.

Kevin Reed came to Howard University in April of 2007 as an Assistant Director in Student Activities and got promoted in 2010 to be Associate Director of Student Activities. As such, Reed was charged with the task of handling many university-wide student organizations. Full story

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Saying Good-bye to Mr. Reed

McKnight,  senior marketing major, first met Reed during 2010 Homecoming planning of  “Dynasty,” and from then on out they were close.   Dear Reed, Words can’t express how my heart aches right now to know I won’t hear you crack a ton of jokes, hear your 30-plus keys jingling down Power Hall, or your boisterous laugh. I remember when I met you that we didn’t quite see eye to eye, but by the end of Dynasty (2010 Howard University Homecoming) we were tighter than ever.  I was blessed to be the chair of what was to be your last Homecoming, “Prestige” (2011) and because of you that experience will be forever ingrained in my heart. I think about how I use to get so mad at you for blowing up my phone every day asking me to do random projects and tasks, but now I sit by my phone waiting for the caller ID to say it’s you. I think about all of the lives that you touched at this university, from students to faculty. You handled business, ‘straight, no chaser’ and I appreciated that.  Your leadership style was unconventional, to say the least, but it worked for you. You made Student Activities fun! I am reminded of your kindness, generosity and your willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty.  I was always amazed at how many organizations you advised: Bison Yearbook, The Hilltop, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Gentleman Of Drew Social Club (G.O.D.S.C.), the Royal Court and the Homecoming Steering Committee; giving your all to each organization. You were so personable and people knew that your bark was far worse than your bite.  Other administrators couldn’t quite understand the bond you had with us; you embraced the students with a firm, yet gentle touch and treated us like the young adults we are.   As I scroll down your Facebook and Twitter timelines, I am so happy to see all of the lives that you touched just like mine. Anyone who was close to you knows that you loved Popeye’s, with the extra biscuit that MUST have the strawberry jam.  They could find you singing along to your all-time favorite singer Gerald Levert very loudly at any given time, and they would also know that you hated driving and loved being chauffeured.  Your adoration for all things comic books and those lucky few that were dragged to all of the Marvel Comic movies that hit theaters. Your passion for achieving your dreams and leaving a mark in the entertainment industry was well on its way, although we often teased you about your array of celebrity friends. You were definitely a superstar in your own right.    Many of us are still in shock that you are gone and that we won’t be able to see you again; but I know that you were a God-fearing man and that you are in heaven smiling down on us all. Thank you for your work and dedication to the students (past and present) of this campus. Thank you Reed, for everything you ever did for me, our talks will forever remain in our heart! You will be forever missed. Love, Shenise Full story

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Homecoming, Revisited

  This year’s homecoming, entitled Legendary: The Essence of Icons, is the 88th Howard Homecoming and it was kicked off by a new event: “Dream Day”.  The event was the brainchild of Jamal Minor and was co-sponsored by Young Dreamers Movement (YDM), which is a non-profit that uses media to positively impact and influence the younger generation. Full story

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#HUResponds: The Third and Final Presidential Debate

We asked; you answered!   Howard students respond to the third and final Presidential debate. Full story

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COAS Hosts “Pink Out”

  Pink ribbons decorated the Greek trees across the yard. It felt like summertime.  Students came out and showed support for breast cancer awareness month by dressing in head-to-toe pink. It was a complete “pink out”. Students were laughing, talking and eating pink frosted cookies and pink cotton candy outside of the Blackburn Center yesterday. Full story

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Residents Respond to Changes in Shaw and Petworth Neighborhoods

From bike lanes to new neighborhood branch libraries to new apartments, the city once known as the “chocolate city” is constantly transforming. Residents who lived in the city their entire lives are being pushed out because it is becoming too expensive to afford. Full story

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University Undergoes Password Changes

In a memorandum to the university on Oct. 9, interim executive director of Enterprise Technology Services notified the students, faculty and staff that network passwords are required to expire every 90 days. This policy, though always in place, was officially implemented on Oct. Full story

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Howard Women Find Balance and Purpose

  Howard University’s Women as Change Agents (WACA) hosted a panel discussion featuring A’Lelia Bundles, Rahiel Tesfamariam, and Debyii Thomas, PhD.   The East Ballroom of the Blackburn Center was filled with young women who intently listened to dialogue ranging from keeping the faith in God to finding mentorship and sisterhood. Full story

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Students, NAACP Rally for Affirmative Action

Brendien Mitchell emulates Dr. King as he delivers a powerful speech in front of the Supreme Court.  Mitchell’s combination of strategically placed pauses with the right amount of emotion on each word leaves his audience reminiscent of the civil rights leader who addressed millions just a few blocks down at the Washington Monument. Full story

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Students, Professors Embrace Smartphones as Classroom Tools

It is just after 4:15 p.m. and class is in session. On the third floor of Locke Hall, it is rather deserted as 10 students sit huddled around a long wooden roundtable as the professor goes over lecture notes. As instruction persists the class becomes a sea of Smartphones—iPhones, Androids, and Blackberries emerge from purses, backpacks, and pockets, as students become engrossed in their screens, whether it is Twitter, Facebook, Temple Run, or for educational purposes like note taking. Full story

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Band Members Gather to Raiser Funds, Spread Joy

  Last December, seven Howard band members gathered on a cold corner in DuPont Circle with instruments in hand looking to make a little extra cash.  Just short of a year later, DuPont Brass has become an ensemble dedicated to promoting musicianship and brotherhood. Full story

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Metro Displays New Anti-Muslim Ads

  A new advertisement in four metro stations has just a few words but its reference to Muslims as savages is sparking a new controversy in the metropolitan area. The pro-Israel ads read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilian man. Full story

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Washingtonians Gather to Get a 'Taste' of the City

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       Hundreds of people gathered on chilly Saturday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Hill for the Taste of D.C. Taste of D.C. is a three-day food festival in the heart of D.C. that offers reasonable food and free entertainment. Full story

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Still Believing in HUSA

Venturing down power hall of the Blackburn Center, the Howard University Student Association office will draw in most of the students who pass it.  For Brittney Foxhall, a graduating senior, international business major and HUSA52 president, this office serves as the oasis for students to voice their concerns and opinions about everyday Howard Life. Full story

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College Students Opt Not to Get Vaccinated

College students are known to roll up their sleeves to study, but many students will not roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated this flu season. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a campaign targeting college-aged students after it discovered that people under the age of 30 made up nearly 80 percent of the confirmed H1N1 flu cases in the U. Full story

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‘Active Minds’ Come Together to Spread Suicide Awareness

Eleven hundred, that is the number of students who die every year of suicide. As a part of the “Send Silence Packing Campaign,” 1100 book bags lined the walls of the upstairs of Blackburn and the Blackburn Ballroom. Stories, faces and memorabilia of the young who have committed suicide accompanied most of the book bags that were donated by family and friends of the youth represented. Full story

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Obama Chief Counsel Remind Students of Their Power

The Howard Chapter of the Political Science Society and NAACP joined together to host an open discussion for students to ask questions to president Obama’s Chief Counsel, Michael Strautmanis.  Held in room 146 of the Blackburn Center, students were greeted by Strautmanis individually with a handshake accompanied by the question “where are you from?” Immediately as the program began the moderator took to the stage and initiated Obama’s 2008 election call and response “fired up” to which students responded, “ready to go. Full story

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Q&A with an Emergency Expert

Jason Williamson, the Neighborhood Corps Manager with Serve DC provides advice on what to do in the state of an emergency and information of training offered in the District.  HT: What should people do to prepare for any type of disaster? JW: The idea is to always be prepared for the worst and be prepared in advance. Full story

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Howard University Welcomes Random Acts of Kindness

Riane Sharp hasn’t always made a conscious effort to be kind. “It’s not that I’ve been a mean, inconsiderate person; it’s just that the purpose of HURAKI is to encourage and empower. I’m not saying people don’t do nice things on their own, but HURAKI promotes being kind to your fellow Bison without reason. Full story

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Student Organization Revs Up Nov. 6 Voter Participation

Any registered voter in Georgia may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person on November 6, Election Day.  But 21-year-old Devon Myers, a senior majoring in political science, plans to spend $100 in gas , 18 hours driving, and sacrifice 14 hours of senior-level class instruction to travel to his hometown Augusta, Georgia, to cast his first ballot in a presidential election. Full story

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Behind the 'Legend': Homecoming 2012

What it takes to put on the production that is Howard Homecoming ever year. Full story

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Meet Your New Neighbors

Recent reports of dorm vermin infestation causes students to take action

When considering  a home away from home at Howard, many students choose residence life halls. For some, the choice has meant intimate encounters with pests and mold. Full story

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Legendary Unveiled

The Homecoming Steering Committee announces the lineup for a 'Legendary' homecoming. Full story

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Howard Theatre Launches Series on Chuck Brown

  As D.C. native Jason Owens reminisced on growing up in 1970s and 1980s and listening to the music indigenous to the city, go-go, he said he remembers him and his friends partying to the sounds of the late Chuck Brown.    “That music would just start and it didn’t make a difference where they were,” he said, "Folks would jump out of their car at the light and start dancing to whatever was playing. Full story

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Religious Life on HU’s Campus

Howard University is well known for its many student organizations, glamorous homecomings, and its undeniable fashion sense. Underneath all of the high culture, Afrocentrism and extravagant festivities lay a subculture of students who are devoted to their faith, students of Howard University's religious life. Full story

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Students Remember 9/11 Through Faith, Respect

On Tuesday students of different faiths gathered to remember Sept. 11. Full story

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Tropical Storm Isaac Revives Memories of Katrina

Junior, biology major, Ambria McDonald, remembers the outside of her house in destruction. All the trees were coming down, and the chairs on the back porch were gone. She could barely see the streets from all the water flooding. Her family and boyfriend still reside in Mississippi where they encountered the horrible events of the hurricane. Full story

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Students Trek to Oz for Physicals

Students and local residents head to HUH for a check up with one of TV's favorite doctors. Full story

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Convenience Store Debuts Near Shaw-Howard Metro

Elbo Market opens, giving new options to Howard students and Shaw residents. Full story

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Eye on the Election

  The upcoming election has voters talking about the issues that matter to them most. Full story

True Life: I'm a Howard Athletics Student Trainer

Imagine the last days of summer as school approaches. You’re most likely hanging out with your friends and finishing up some last-minute packing during the first week of August. But if you’re a student athletic trainer, you aren’t doing any of that. Slinging Gatorade jugs, wrapping ankles and filling water bottles are a part of your daily tasks. Full story

Rough Start for Lady Bison Soccer

The Lady Bison were defeated by the Lafayette College Leopards, On Sunday August 19, 2012, with a final score of 2-0. With this loss, the women’s soccer team is 0-2 for their first pair of season opening games.  Through the duration of the game, the Lady Bison were being supported by a very loyal and persevering crowd who viewed the game in the midst of fairly heavy rain pour. Full story

New Volleyball Coach Pushes for Better Play, On and Off Court

The Howard University Athletics Department has opened its arms to new Bison, Shaun Kupferberg, as the head women’s volleyball coach. Kupferberg has been coaching for 16 years. Born in Chicago, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Sports Studies. Full story

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Black people should question the role religion has in social movements. Full story

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Film Industry Vet Shares Wisdom with Community

Tim Greene promotes his new short films and shares knowledge with aspiring filmakers.  Full story

Magic Johnson Inspires Young Entrepreneurs

High School and College students received a few basic principles on how to succeed in business from legendary basketball star, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, earlier this week. Full story

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Ex-Employees, Union Fight WHUT on Firing

  A silent protest launches after three Howard University graduates were allegedly fired from long-time positions with WHUT-TV over contractual disputes. Full story

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Annual White Party Rained Out – Postponed

The fifth annual White Party  themed "Beau Monde" was postponed until Sunday, Aug. 26 , due to weather. Full story

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A Taste of Tradition

  Cramton auditorium was buzzing with excitement Friday night as the Howard University’s Campus Pals hosted their annual “Taste of Howard.”    As eager  freshmen took their seats, the marching band made their way to the floor. Always a crowd favorite, the band amped up the energy level by playing songs like Cash Out’s “Cashin Out” and Juicy J’s “Bands a Make Her Dance” and the classic “Talkin’ Out the Side of Your Neck. Full story

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Bomb Threat Near Bethune Halts Freshman Week

A bomb threat near the Bethune Annex caused the evacuations of both female freshman dorms and surrounding campus buildings. Full story

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Fighting the Freshman 15

  We have all heard of the dreaded Freshman 15. For some it’s more like Freshman 30. Weight gain is serious issue in college. And yes, it can happen to you.  Of course there are those seemingly perfect people who cannot gain any weight because their genes are spectacular; the rest of us will have to work a little harder to drop the extra pounds. In college you have way more access to food than you did as a high school student at home with your parents. Food can be used for socialization, comfort and a quick fix to boredom.  Full story

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Howard Symposium on US Healthcare Addresses Problems, Presents Solutions for Healthier Community

The Howard University community gathered in Blackburn center on April 10 for The 2012 Symposium on U.S. Health Care. The symposium provided an opportunity for experts in health care, students, and community activists alike to discuss the pertinent issues that currently affect the United States health care system, construct an agenda for improved research, and present new policy recommendations. Full story

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Arne Duncan Serves as Commencement Speaker, First White Orator in 14 Years

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will serve as this years commencement speaker. Read more about student's reactions. Full story

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Defending the Throne: Contestants Vie for Mr. and Miss Howard Title

Read about the annual Mr. and Miss Howard pageant and find out who captured the throne. Full story

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TBS Comedy Contest Hosts HU, Other Schools

Howard students along with students from 31 colleges and universities in the nation are competing in a National Comedy Competition. Full story

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HU Students Head Down to Florida for Trayvon Martin Rally

A group of Howard University students composed of five undergrads, three law students, and one Howard law alumnus will join forces with students and religious leaders across the nation to push for justice for slain teen Trayvon Martin Full story

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NBCUniversal Takes Over Campus for a Day

NBCUniversal, Comcast, and NBC Washington took over HU on March 21st with a full day of events that included panels, giveaways, and recruiting opportunities for internships and jobs. Full story

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D.C. Residents ‘Stand up for Justice’, Unite for Fla. Teen Trayvon Martin

Residents gathered at Freedom Plaza this Saturday for the "Stand Up for Justice Rally" calling for justice in wake of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  Full story

Washingtonians March to Stop Hate

After recent 'hate crimes' against the LGBT community, D.C. residents march silently Tuesday evening. Full story

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Meet the Candidates

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, a 16-year veteran of Congress, stands as one of four remaining candidates for the Republican nomination for President. His political career began in Washington over twenty years ago. Full story

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Howard Community Prepares for Charter Day, Alumna Returns to Deliver Address

California Attorney General and Howard Alumna Kamala Harris will deliver the address at this years Charter Day program. Full story

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Howard Student Designs and Paints Mural Honoring Former HU Professor

Bold colors swirl and twist their way across the span of the hallway, enveloping inspirational phrases such as "Be Illuminated" as they contort and blend to form unrecognizable shapes. Since its completion this January, the mural "Illuminated Spirits" has brought something unique to the Fine Arts building. Full story

Passing Strange Deals With 'The Real'

The spring musical, 'Passing Strange', has debuted at Howard pleasing audiences with its phenomenal acting and storyline. Full story

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Cookie Corner Draws Patronship, Maintains Popularity in LeDroit Park

College students and local neighbors walked in and out of a small building located on the corner of Elm & 2nd street Sunday afternoon. Carver Hall, a Howard University dorm, sits across the street along with neighborhood homes. Full story

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Panel Discussion ‘Peels Back The Labels’ of Black Women

Howard University's Women As Change Agents and The Washington Post held a panel discussion, "Peeling Back The Labels: Black Women in America," to address prominent issues affecting the lives of black women. Full story

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The Faculty Senate Responds with Outrage at Plans to Alleviate Budget Shortfalls

Administrative bonuses totaling more than $1.1 million leave Howard faculty confused and searching for answers. Stating that "to be sure, it is a dark and shameful time at Howard University." The faculty is now awaiting a very quick and thorough response to its submitted requests from President Ribeau and Chairman Rand. Full story

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Coming to DC: ‘Vagina Monologues’ Advocates For Womens Rights, Girls in Haiti

V-Day, an organization birthed from the Vagina Monologues, raise money for women's rights and girls in Haiti through movie screening.  Full story

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Students Pay Homage to Black History with Sankofa: History Untold

Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, the Howard Chapter NAACP and Mr. and Miss Howard University, students came together to tell untold stories of black history and pay tribute to leaders and trailblazers.  Full story

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Whitney Houston Leaves Behind Legacy of Unforgettable Music

Legendary songstress Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills Hilton hotel room on Saturday afternoon, police are still investigating her death. She was 48. Full story

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AT&T Hosts “28 Days” at Howard University

In honor of Black History Month, AT&T brought their fourth annual "28 Days" campaign to Cramton Auditorium, hosted by Common. This year, the national campaign features the likes of actress Holly Robinson Peete, journalist Jeff Johnson and scholar Michael Eric Dyson among others. It was designed in an effort to challenge people to become history makers and encourage them to work at achieving their dreams.  Full story

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Howard Alumna Fredricka Whitfield Returns to School of Communications

CNN correspondent and Howard alumna Fredricka Whitfield spoke to students in the School of Communications on Monday about making the most of their Howard experience.  Full story

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Panel Encourages Student's to Get Involved in Election Season

A panel, including NAACP president Ben Jealous, shed light on voting issues in the Black community and encouraged students to get involved in the upcoming election. Full story

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College of Dentistry Offers Quality, Low-Cost Alternative for Students

The college of Dentistry offers a wide variety of dental services that include orthodontic care—such as braces and other methods to align the teeth, dental care for children, deep cleanings below the gums, dental surgery, and other services. Full story

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Shaw Library Holds Discussion On Life And Legacy of Malcolm X

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A. Peter Bailey holds discussion at Shaw Library about his upcoming book, "Malcolm X-Master teacher: Personal Reflections."

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Alpha's Step in First Competition in Three Years

The Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc step in competition at George Washington University's Listern Auditorium. Full story

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Food Corner: The Greek Spot

The Hilltop goes inside some of the District's most unique restaurants. Full story

Howard Alumni Make Great Strides in Various Fields

Howard alumni have done great things and often times were the first individuals to do such things. In honor of Black History Month, we recognize some of our illustrious alumni. Full story

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Black Owned Cupcake Shop New to Anacostia

Black Owned Cupcake shop calls Anacostia home. Full story

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New Local App Hits the App Store and Android Market

New smartphone app created solely for D.C. Full story

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Woman to Woman

Hundreds of girls from D.C. area high schools attended the 20th annual "Woman to Woman" conference at Howard University Wednesday morning.  Full story

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My Life, My London: A Student's Journey Abroad

Junior broadcast journalism major Aja Johnson shares her experiences and she spends the semester in London.  Full story

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HU Shook By Afternoon Quake, 5.9 Magnitude

This afternoon the entire Eastern Seaboard was hit by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Howard University students have been instructed to evacuate all buildings until further notice.  Full story

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Election Day 2012: A Guide

Watch parties

  Election Night Viewing Parties Ultrabar 911 F St NW Washington, DC (202) 638-4663 Beginning at 5:30 p.m. General Admission $49. Busboys and Poets   All Four Locations, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC  1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC  4251 South Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 5331 Baltimore Ave. Full story

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Defending the Throne: Contestants Vie for Mr. and Miss Howard Title

Read about the annual Mr. and Miss Howard pageant and find out who captured the throne. Full story

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Arne Duncan Serves as Commencement Speaker, First White Orator in 14 Years

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will serve as this years commencement speaker. Read more about student's reactions. Full story

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Howard Symposium on US Healthcare Addresses Problems, Presents Solutions for Healthier Community

The Howard University community gathered in Blackburn center on April 10 for The 2012 Symposium on U.S. Health Care. The symposium provided an opportunity for experts in health care, students, and community activists alike to discuss the pertinent issues that currently affect the United States health care system, construct an agenda for improved research, and present new policy recommendations. Full story

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Going Out Guide: The Labor Day Edition

A quick list of things to catch on this long weekend Full story

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Nielsen Company Parties with Howard

Nielsen Company brought the party to Howard to promote their new TOPTEN app. The “Top Ten Disco” lasted from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on top of the undergraduate library and was full of free food, performances, and a DJ battle between Howard’s very own, DJ Chubb E. Full story

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Comedian Marlon Wayans Returns to Howard University

By Lauren Buchanan

Comedian, actor, and former Howard University student Marlon Wayans stopped by the auditorium in the School of Social Work building on March 21 to promote his new film, “A Haunted House 2,” and to encourage students to follow their dreams. “ I believe all you guys in this room will be somebody,” he told young aspiring actors, directors, and writers in the audience. Full story

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Rushern Baker Takes Over Prince George’s School System

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker’s proposal to take over the Prince George’s County school system has been met with protest and changes as it fights to become reality. Baker’s proposal would include adding the next superintendent, chosen to replace Interim Dr. Full story

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Spring Kicks off With the Cherry Blossom Festival

  The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off on Saturday with it’s opening ceremony, a show to celebrate the start of the nation’s largest springtime celebration.  The ceremony, held at the Warner Theater, was just the beginning of the three-week celebration, which honors the gift of cherry blossom trees from Tokyo. Full story

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Residents Near Proposed Casino Fear Crime

  If a Las Vegas style casino opens in 2016 as expected at National Harbor in Fort Washington, Md., Prince George's County residents would benefit from the revenue generated and jobs created. But a number of residents who live near the expected site of what would be Maryland's largest casino wonder whether the benefits would come at a cost: an increase in crime. Full story

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Students Respond to Lawsuit with Trending Topic

Hilltop Staff

  The line for the ATM in the A Building during YardFest #hazedmemore — Susie Carmichael (@Teach4theStars) March 5, 2013 Printers in the Ilab #HazedMeMore — Tutankhamun (@BlaQUE_Typhon) March 5, 2013 Homecoming ticket line that stretched all the way to Baltimore #HazedMeMore — ivana haus (@imamayesing) March 5, 2013 that walk up 6th street hill #HazedMeMore — Winter Santiago (@budathoughtz) March 5, 2013 The A Building #HazedMeMore — Poetic Justice (@madmprez) March 6, 2013 The broken elevators in the Towers #hazedmemore — know the girl. Full story

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New Copy Right System Put in Place; Could Affect Internet Access

Early this week the Center for Copyright Information implemented a new system called the Copyright Alert System, which came after years of complaint from copyrighters, major media labels, and artists. The system essentially alerts Internet Service Providers when their customers are unlawfully downloading or “pirating” media such as movies, music, and TV shows. Full story

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Grey Thursday: Consumer Win, Employee Woe

  This year for Black Friday, many stores are opening their doors even earlier than usual to better meet customers’ demands for low prices and gain a higher profit than their competitors. Black Friday sales at some mega-retailers like Target, Kmart and Walmart are rescheduling their sales to begin shortly after dinner concludes on Thanksgiving Day around 8 p. Full story

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Some Still Skeptical of HU police

Campus Police patrol the streets of Howard University every single day but many are still confused about the duties of those who are assigned to secure the campus. The HU department of Public Safety headquarters is located in the Howard University Service center at, 2244 10th St. Full story

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HU Campus Police Offer Resources, Advice for Students Staying Safe on Campus

From the most recent robbery in the East Plaza Towers to the sexual assault in the Bethune Annex, campus crime has been on the rise at Howard University amongst other college campuses including Bowie State University and Virginia Tech, to name a few. Full story

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HU Students Protest Tuition Hikes

As the Alma Mater resounded across the yard of Howard University’s campus, so did the voices of student protesters at noon on Thursday. Surrounded from a distance by campus police, about 20 Howard University students demonstrated the first of a series of protests against recent increases in undergraduate tuition rates. Full story

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Actor and Activist Danny Glover Seeks Justice for The Cuban Five

  On September 12th, 1998 five Cuban men--Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González-- were arrested and wrongfully placed in prison to serve two life sentences. The Cuban Five, as they are called was convicted of committing espionage conspiracy against the United States. Full story

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Election Day 2012: A Guide

Watch parties

  Election Night Viewing Parties Ultrabar 911 F St NW Washington, DC (202) 638-4663 Beginning at 5:30 p.m. General Admission $49. Busboys and Poets   All Four Locations, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC  1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC  4251 South Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 5331 Baltimore Ave. Full story

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#Elections2012 "Why I Support Obama"

January 20, 2009, after 2 years of a high-minded “hope and change” campaign and a decisive electoral victory, Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States of America. Full story

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Student Loans Fund Students’ Stay in School

This year, for the first time ever, the national student loan debt topped $1 trillion. To many analysts, this came as no surprise. Student loans became more common and also shifted into the only source of funding many students use for school. Howard students are not much different. Full story

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Anniversary of Bowie State Stabbing and Morgan State Shooting Shine Spotlight on Campus Violence

Dominique Frazier would have been celebrating her 20th birthday on Tuesday. Instead, mourners will gather for a memorial service today and light candles at a vigil on Frazier’s birthday at Bowie State University, where she was stabbed following an altercation in her dormitory a year ago on Sept. Full story

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Morgan State University Shooting

A shooting occurred at Morgan State University yesterday. According to WJLA, one person was shot and is in serious condition at John Hopkins Hospital. The campus was on lockdown after the shooting. The campus will reopen for classes on Thursday. The Hilltop will keep you posted with more information as we receive it. Full story

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‘Boys’ Play for Breasts

Howard University students and members of the community play basketball for a good cause. Full story

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#HUResponds: VP Debate

We asked and you responded!  Here are your tweets about the Veep Debate. Want your tweets online? Then remember - use the #HUResponds hash tag.     Now THIS is debate!!!! #vpdebate #huresponds — SyRhon™ Sounds♋(@SyRhon) October 12, 2012 A bit ironic u brought this up Ryan, no?RT: @thehilltop: "This is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. Full story

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Residents Celebrate 37th Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival

DC residents partake in a tradition that dates back to 1978. Full story

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D.C Subways Changes

Riders Remain Skeptical of Metro Updates

Students and residents react to the further changes to the D.C. subway system.  Full story

Students Participate in Relay for Life, Raise Donations for American Cancer Society

Burr Gymnasium was home to the second annual Relay for Life fundraising event as team members dedicated their time to running around a particular location in exchange for monetary donations. Full story

Annual Res-Fest Competition Kicks-Off

The competition was started  over ten years ago to create unity among the student population and to keep the spirit of Howard University alive, especially within the freshman class. Full story

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Student-Created App Makes Losing Weight ‘Easy As Pie’

Senior computer science major Carmyn Robey has experienced first hand the battles that come with trying to lose weight. After losing more than 100 pounds and maintaining the weight loss, Robey has designed a weight loss application entitled ‘Easy As Pie’ to assist others on their journey to weight loss.  Full story

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Howard Hosts First Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The Social Entrepreneurship Conference took place in the Blackburn Digital Auditorium Wednesday evening with a screening of the TOMS documentary “Start Something That Matters” and a panel discussion about creating a business that can help to benefit worthy causes. Full story

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WHBC Presents Second Annual Rockstar Awards, Highlights Student Artists

WHBC 830 AM will be hosting the 2nd Rockstar Awards this Friday, April 13 in Cramton Auditorium at 7:30 pm, featuring a red carpet event, a pre-show exhibition, and awards show. Full story

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White House Hosts Annual Easter Egg Roll

Today, the Easter Egg Roll will commence at the White House in its 134th year. This year’s theme is ‘ Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!’ aimed at promoting health and wellness and encouraging children to lead active and healthy lives. Full story

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Howard Fashion Designers Show Off Their Style in Annual Springfest Fashion Show

Read about the annual Springfest fashion show where Howard models and designers strut their stuff. Full story

Social Entrepreneurship Conference Makes Its Way to Blackburn Center

Howard University will host the first annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference this Wednesday evening. Full story

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Students Perform For Justice for Martin

On Wednesday night,  The Howard Players hosted a town hall for Trayvon Martin in the Langston Room of Busboys & Poets on 14th and V Street. Full story

Springfest Kicks-Off With First-Ever Trunk Show in Blackburn

Springfest, hosted by the Undergraduate Student Assembly, is a combination of events that culminate the school year with a Homecoming-style celebration. This year’s spring fest, “Are You A Wild Thing?”, will have events throughout the month of April including a fashion show, a North vs. South basketball game, and new events including a carnival on the Yard, a lock-in and this week’s trunk show.  Full story

Fibroid Summit Brings Awareness to District

Fibro Summits comes to D.C.--heightening awareness on fibroids in women of all ages. Full story

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Cherry Blossom Festival Kicks Off 100th Year

The District kicks off the centennial celebration Cherry Blossom Festival this Sunday. The event will last until April 27.  Full story

Students Hold Vigil for Justice for Trayvon Martin

Students gathered at the flagpole on Thursday evening with Skittles and Iced Tea to remember the life of slain Fla. teen Trayvon Martin and encourage one another to fight for justice.  Full story

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Howard University Joins Coalition to Help Rwanda

  Howard University has joined the University of Maryland, the University of Texas, New York University, Duke University and the University of Illinois at Chicago in a healthcare initiative that will send experienced healthcare professionals to Rwanda. Full story

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Hosts Reception for Soror and Charter Day Speaker Kamala D. Harris

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. came together Thursday night to honor Kamala D. Harris. Full story

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Howard Alumna Makes Dream Come True, Opens Dance Studio

Howard Alumna Princess Mhoon Cooper has traveled the world as a dancer and choreographer. Her lifelong dream was to open a dance studio, and she has done just that. Read more about her professional endeavors. Full story

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Howard University Wins DC Campus Power Down

Howard University recently competed with American University and George Washington University in an effort to see which campus could conserve the most energy. Read more about how Howard took first place. Full story

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Roland Martin Hosts Panel, Raises Super Tuesday Awareness

A special taping of TV One's Washington Watch took place Tuesday night as a panel of students and political analysts discussed the importance of Super Tuesday. Full story

University Responds to Outcry Against 2010 Bonuses to Staff

After seeing Howard University's 990 2010 tax form, many in the Howard community began to question the origin of the bonuses distributed to the following four Howard employees: Hassan Minor, Artis Hampshire-Cowan, Esq., Norma Leftwich, Esq. and Wayne Frederick, M.D. Full story

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Alumni Returns, Prepares Students for Hollywood

On Wed. March 7, David Johnson, a 2008 Howard graduate, will host a seminar entitled "Howard to Hollywood". Full story

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The Hilltop Weekend Round-Up

The Hilltop Gathered the Weekends Top Local News Stories. Full story

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New Series Set for Production at Crime and Punishment Museum

A new television series, 'Bandlands' set to be filmed at the Districts Crime and Punishment Museum. Full story

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Student Seeks Assistance in Retaining Father's Healthcare

Student Jason Warren has started a petition in hopes that his father can continue to receive healthcare coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Full story

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Candidates Vie for Top-Spot in Final Speakout

Looking to sway the last bout of voters with confident platforms and clever titles, potential HUSA and trustee candidates took their concerns for student government to the mic in Cramton Auditorium for the lastspeakout.  Full story

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Howard Community Prepares for Charter Day, Alumna Returns to Deliver Address

California Attorney General and Howard Alumna Kamala Harris will deliver the address at this years Charter Day program. Full story

Norovirus Confirmed at HU

According to Dr. Wayne Cedric, deputy senior vice president for Health Sciences, from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, 42 Howard University students, 3 Howard University Hospital employees, a University of the District of Columbia student and one Washington resident were seen at Howard University Hospital with the illness. Full story

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Meet the Candidates:

Mitt Romney

Meet the GOP front runner for the 2012 Presidential Election. Full story

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Pancakes Bring Out Crowds in the District

National Pancake day brought out huge crowds in the district, causing long lines--and in some cases unhappy customers. Full story

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Metro Food Corner: Lincoln's Waffle Shop

This Historic Waffle shop, is just one of D.C.'s hidden treasures to enjoy a good meal amongst good company. Full story

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Department of Theatre Arts Prepares for Rock Musical

Howard University's newest musical, Passing Strange, opens Thursday March1. Full story

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Obama Works with Fashion Heavy Hitters on Campaign Collection

A number of the fashion industries top designers have teamed up with President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on a project called "Runway to Win." The project features a small collection of items with proceeds going to the Obama for America campaign.  Full story

International Students Voice Concerns of Coming to the Mecca

International students at Howard have quite a unique experience. They shared these experiences, as well as concerns they have in a speak out Thursday. Full story

Absentee Voting Accessible for November 2012 Election Season

Easy steps on the road to submitting an absentee ballot.  Full story

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'Green Is The New Black' Promotes An Economic and Sustainable Green World

The Green is the New Black symposium offered jobs and internships to students while promoting an economic and sustainable green world. Full story

The Buried Life Mega Tour Hits Howard University

MTV reality series, The Buried Life, stopped at Howard University Thursday during their mega tour and encouraged students to live their lives to the fullest. Full story

'Green Is The New Black' Symposium Offers Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

Green For All in conjunction with Howard University will host a symposium where students can learn about the green economy.  Full story

Celebrity Matchmaker Visits Howard University on Book Tour

Tionna Smalls, celebrity matchmaker known for her appearance on Vh1's "What Chilli Wants", will visit Howard University Friday to promote her new book "Men Love Abuse". Full story

Sexual Harrassment Case Continues to Unfold, New Students File Complaints

At the heart of an ongoing harassment case is Howard University's alleged slow response in removing an ex-employee later convicted of sexually harassing two former work-study students who graduated in 2010. Three current students joined the two graduates in the ongoing civil case. Full story

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My Life, My London: A Student's Journey Abroad

Junior broadcast journalism major Aja Johnson is currently spending the semester abroad in London, England. Full story

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Student Takes Semester Off After Being Diagnosed with Cancer

Freshman Sydney Satterwhite was diagnosed with stage three lymphoma in Dec 2011. He is currently taking the semester off to undergo chemotherapy treatment in his hometown of California. Full story

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Hilltop Recap: The Grammy Awards

The 54th Grammy Awards aired tonight, and was full of entertaining performances. Full story

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District ‘Undie Run’ Raises Funds for The Children’s Tumor Foundation

District residents run 1.5 miles to raise money for The Children's Tumor Foundation. Full story

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Somalia Benefit Concert Entertains Crowd While Promoting a Cause

Students and members of the Howard community gathered to support Somalia relief efforts Thursday night. With appearances by Afro Blue Vocal Band, Dick Gregory, Amiri Baraka and many more, the crowd was entertained all night. Full story

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Animals in Love: Critter Cupid’s

Humans aren't the only ones smooching, getting hot and heavy and dodging cupid's arrow. This year, the National Zoo released a list of ‘Critter Cupids,' that provides interesting facts about certain members of the wild kingdom and their wild ways of expressing the ‘L-word.' Full story

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Valentine’s Day in Metro: Hot Spots for Lovers

Hoping for an eccentric dream date spot to take your special someone for Valentines Day? The Hilltop compiled some of D.C's best kept secrets. Full story

Author Shares Ways to Live a Life Full of Joy

Author Debrena Gandy shares principles for living a joyous life. Full story

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Fireside Chat With Dr. Ribeau

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Monday night, student's filled Blackburn ballroom eager to ask questions to university president, Dr. Ribeau.

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'Eternal Voices' Promotes Somalia Relief

For the past six months, a group of Howard University students have been working diligently to develop fundraising initiatives for Somalia, an East African nation that, in addition to political and economic strife, has had repeated bouts with drought and famine dating as far back as the 1990s.  Full story

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Theophilus London Electrifies Crowd at 9:30 Club

Brooklyn-based rapper Theophilus London makes tour stop in D.C. at the 9:30 Club Full story

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Theophilus London Set to Perform at 9:30 Club

Brooklyn- based rapper, Theophilus London, comes to D.C. tonight returning to his old stomping grounds on the 9:30 Club stage.  Full story

Howard School of Communictations Hosts First-Ever Speech Tournament

Professionally dressed with portfolios in hand, students from various universities around the region filled the hallways of the Howard University's School of Communications in preparation for the SNAFU Charity Invitational, Howard University's first speech tournament. Full story

Weekend Round Up

The Hilltop Recaps the weekend news. Full story

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Smithsonian Host Family Day Honoring Black History Month

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery host 'Black History Month Family Day' Saturday. Full story

Howard Dormitories Serve As Reminders of Continued Excellence

In honor of Black History Month, The Hilltop shares information on campus dormitories and the pioneers they are named for.  Full story

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HUSA, Trustee Candidates Kick-Off Season

Election season returns to Howard! Full story

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School of B Speakout Cancelled at Last Minute

As students entered the School of Business auditorium on Wednesday night, they were informed that the student government speak out had been canceled. Full story

Local College Speak Outs Draw Large Crowds and Answer Burning Questions

With the arrival of election season, student government hopefuls inform the student body of their various plans to better the university.  Full story

What's In A Name: Howard Buildings Named in Honor of Pioneers and Trailblazers

In honor of Black history month, The Hilltop explores the history of various buildings on campus. Full story

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Students Increasingly Consider Ron Paul Thanks to Marijauana

According to Forbes magazine, there are six reasons why young American voters are drawn to the oldest man vying for the Republican nomination – Ron Paul. However, the magazine's online article left out one of the more taboo reasons why Ron Paul is associated with the youth vote. Full story

HU Promotes Women in Office with 'Elect Her-Campus' Initiative

Young women gathered in the Bethune Annex Seminar Room on Saturday, Jan. 21 to learn how to run an effective campaign through the Elect Her-Campus Women Win in 2012 Initiative. The event was geared toward women who are running for student government positions on campus. Full story

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Local Camera Shop Files for Bankruptcy

The dramatic decline in sales performance during the holiday period caused local photography chain, Penn Camera Exchange, to close five of its eight stores in the D.C. area. Full story

Student-Run Clinic Opens Its Doors

The New Freedmen's Clinic is completely student run and offers healthcare to Howard students and uninsured D.C. residents. Full story

Students Evaluate Political Awareness

As election season approaches, Howard students evaluate their political awareness. Full story

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Students 'Occupy the Dream' in the Legacy of Dr. King

  Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students and community leaders have joined the efforts of Occupy Wall Street in order to promote economic justice. Full story

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My Life, My London

Journey Abroad

Whenever I tell someone that I will be abroad for four months, they always ask me a slew of questions; however there is one that seems to stick out the most: "Are you nervous?" Full story

Freshman Producer on the Rise

Maurice "Reese Jones" Jones, the up and coming music producer featured in WHBC's 2011 Howard Hottest is making success outside of Howard. The freshman psychology major from Virginia Beach, Va. has teamed up with Atlanta rapper J. Nolan to produce a five track EP entitled "The Archetype" set to be released on Jan. 16. Full story

Howard Community Searches for Missing Student

The Howard University Department of Public Safety has requested assistance in the investigation of missing student Arianne Carr. Full story

Things We Missed Over The Break

Top hits, for metro news we missed, while on hiatus. Full story

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Metro Residents Ride Pantless.

The 'No Pants Metro Ride,' made popular in the big apple hits DC. Full story

Chapel Welcomes New Tradition With Senior Sunday

Last Sunday, chapel service was run entirely by members of the class of 2012. Referred to as Senior Sunday, there are hopes that the event will continue annually. Full story

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Prepares for Centennial Anniversary

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. prepares for its centennial anniversary by hosting red dress ball and silent auction for Howard University. Full story

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Omega Psi Phi Celebrates 100 Years

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. celebrates 100 years of existence this Thursday at Howard University.  Full story

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Circle K Serves The Community, One Project At A Time

Circle K, one of the many service organizations on campus, seeks to improve DC and the surrounding communities. Full story

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Obama’s Back-to-School Speech Urges Students to Graduate from College

President Obama delivered his annual back-to-school speech at Banneker High School on Georgia Avenue urging students to be among those who not only attend college, but graduate from college.  Full story

Fibroid Summit Brings Awareness to District

Fibro Summits comes to D.C.--heightening awareness on fibroids in women of all ages. Full story

Springfest Kicks-Off With First-Ever Trunk Show in Blackburn

Springfest, hosted by the Undergraduate Student Assembly, is a combination of events that culminate the school year with a Homecoming-style celebration. This year’s spring fest, “Are You A Wild Thing?”, will have events throughout the month of April including a fashion show, a North vs. South basketball game, and new events including a carnival on the Yard, a lock-in and this week’s trunk show.  Full story

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Students Perform For Justice for Martin

On Wednesday night,  The Howard Players hosted a town hall for Trayvon Martin in the Langston Room of Busboys & Poets on 14th and V Street. Full story

Social Entrepreneurship Conference Makes Its Way to Blackburn Center

Howard University will host the first annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference this Wednesday evening. Full story

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Howard Fashion Designers Show Off Their Style in Annual Springfest Fashion Show

Read about the annual Springfest fashion show where Howard models and designers strut their stuff. Full story

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White House Hosts Annual Easter Egg Roll

Today, the Easter Egg Roll will commence at the White House in its 134th year. This year’s theme is ‘ Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!’ aimed at promoting health and wellness and encouraging children to lead active and healthy lives. Full story

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WHBC Presents Second Annual Rockstar Awards, Highlights Student Artists

WHBC 830 AM will be hosting the 2nd Rockstar Awards this Friday, April 13 in Cramton Auditorium at 7:30 pm, featuring a red carpet event, a pre-show exhibition, and awards show. Full story

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Howard Hosts First Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The Social Entrepreneurship Conference took place in the Blackburn Digital Auditorium Wednesday evening with a screening of the TOMS documentary “Start Something That Matters” and a panel discussion about creating a business that can help to benefit worthy causes. Full story

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Student-Created App Makes Losing Weight ‘Easy As Pie’

Senior computer science major Carmyn Robey has experienced first hand the battles that come with trying to lose weight. After losing more than 100 pounds and maintaining the weight loss, Robey has designed a weight loss application entitled ‘Easy As Pie’ to assist others on their journey to weight loss.  Full story

Annual Res-Fest Competition Kicks-Off

The competition was started  over ten years ago to create unity among the student population and to keep the spirit of Howard University alive, especially within the freshman class. Full story

Students Participate in Relay for Life, Raise Donations for American Cancer Society

Burr Gymnasium was home to the second annual Relay for Life fundraising event as team members dedicated their time to running around a particular location in exchange for monetary donations. Full story