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After Black History Month

  “Practice without thought is blind; thought without practice is empty”   It’s officially March, which means that another Black History Month has passed. Throughout the previous month America celebrated the great accomplishments of African Americans throughout its history. Full story

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Perspective: Beyond Trayvon

  February 26th marked one year since the brutal murder of Trayvon Martin. As I reflect on the past year, I get emotional.  I remember all the events and planning that happened around this tragedy.  I remember crying at the Flagpole at the vigil we held. Full story

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Julee

A Student Athlete Talks Politics

As a first-time voter, I am extremely excited and more than ready to go to the polls and cast my ballot on Nov. 6. This election means that I now have a voice and will be able to exercise my right to enforce change within this country. This election year is very important because it sets the milestone for the next four years. Full story

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Free 'Em All: The End of Political Theatre

“Places everyone, places.” We are entering the final act of political theatre.  The debates indicate the eminent conclusion of the 2012 Presidential elections.  And this election season has been equally entertaining as any Broadway show, whether it’s the pep rally/Sunday revival that is the nominating conventions or tragic-comedy of Mitt Romney’s comment regarding the “47 percent. Full story

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Perspective: Still More Justice to be Served

About a year ago Howard students marched down to the White House to protest the planned execution of Troy Anthony Davis. Twitter was exploding with the phrase #toomuchdoubt, students were arrested in defiance, and the whole world had their eyes on the State of Georgia. Full story

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Nicki's 'Mercy' for Romney?

Lil' Wayne's highly anticipated Dedication 4 dropped on Monday, and on his "Mercy" track, Nicki Minaj said something that left a lot of people in shock.   I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy b----es is f---ing up the economy   Full story

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Why I Give a F*&% about the RNC and You Should, Too

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A staffer's take on our responsibility in the upcoming election.

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Rain on our Parade

  A freshman's perspective of the class of 2016's spirit rally last Saturday.      Full story

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Staff Editorial: 2011-2012: The Year in Review

Our View: The year 2011-2012 has been an unforgettable one, for the campus and for the country. We wish the Class of 2012 luck as they prepare for their post-HU lives. Full story

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Staff Editorial: The White-Black “Talk”?

Our View: The white-black talk is ridiculous and offensive, yet it is indicative of what African Americans must still combat every day. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Boys Need Love Too

Our View: The results of the study about the concerns and sexual practices of teenage boys are comforting, but they are not necessarily surprising. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Racist Response to HU Trayvon Video

Our View: The racist response video was a sad and disturbing reminder of how far we still have to come. Full story

Sean Miller

Staff Editorial: Supreme Court Health-care Law Debate

Our View: The Supreme Court’s ruling on the health-care law should put politics aside and consider the needs of the American people. Full story

Sean Miller

Staff Editorial: Promotional and Political Attacks on Women

Our View: The blatant disregard and disrespect for women and women’s rights in the public forum is inappropriate and unacceptable. Full story

Taylor Hill

Staff Editorial: Justice for Sean Bell?

Our View: The NYPD’s decision to fire the officers involved in the killing of Sean Bell is an example of justice long overdue. Full story

Dharun Ravi

Staff Editorial: You Are What You Tweet

Our View: Dharun Ravi’s conviction should remind us all to behave ourselves, and most importantly, to respect others in the social media and technological world. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Justice for Trayvon

Our View: The family of Trayvon Martin deserves justice for the murder of their son. Full story

Sean Miller

Staff Editorial: Black Lobbyists for Israel?

Our View: AIPAC's recruitment of HBCU students highlights the need for students of color to develop lobbying skills in order to better advocate on behalf of their communities and the rest of the African world. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Chardon High School Shooting

Our View: Crises like these should force us all to evaluate our behavior so that we can finally make sure that we are doing what we can to prevent things like this from happening in the future. Full story

Taylor Hill

Staff Editorial: Rick Santorum: College is for “Snobs?”

Our View: Rick Santorum's statements were a ridiculous political move in an increasingly competitive era when education is more important than ever. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Crisis in Syria

Our View: The international community must devise an effective, preferably peaceful, way to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Republican Presidential Candidates

Our View: As current and prospective voters, no matter what our political affiliations or preferences, it is important for us to be informed about the people and ideas that will undoubtedly affect our lives. Full story

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Staff Editorial: The Plight of the Next Music Legends

Our View: In the changing digital music industry, it is especially up to the public to shape and support the music and the artists that we hope to see counted as "legendary" in the future. Full story

Taylor Hill

Staff Testimonials: Valentine's Day Horror Stories

Because writing is cheaper than therapy, The Hilltop staff brings you horror stories of love and Valentine's Days gone wrong... Full story

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Staff Editorial: The Educational (Non)-Advisory Center

Our View: Significant changes and improvements need to be made to COAS's Educational Advisory Center. Full story

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Staff Editorial: The Problem of Transparency at Howard

Our View: The administration's lack of transparency, in general, hinders both our college experiences and the progress of our university. Full story

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Staff Editorial:The Media’s Coverage of Black Crises

Our View: It is important to have independent black media outlets to tell our stories in the way that we think they should be told. Full story

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Staff Editorial: HU Student Elections

Our View: Student elections at Howard are a great time to bring about change at Howard, but only if candidates are truly committed to working and not simply to winning. Full story

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Staff Editorial: State of the Union

Our View: President Obama's upcoming State of the Union address will contain important information for us as students, current and future employment seekers, and citizens. Full story

Taylor Hill

Staff Editorial: Kansas Legislator Hexes President Obama

Our View: Speaker O'Neal's actions were unacceptable and he should not be allowed to remain in office. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Maryland HBCUs versus PWIs: Separate and Unequal

Our View: The Maryland lawsuit is an important step toward preserving, improving, and defending its historically black colleges that could possibly benefit students at all HBCUs. Full story

Sean Miller

Staff Editorial: Supreme Court Health-care Law Debate

Our View: The Supreme Court’s ruling on the health-care law should put politics aside and consider the needs of the American people. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Racist Response to HU Trayvon Video

Our View: The racist response video was a sad and disturbing reminder of how far we still have to come. Full story

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Staff Editorial: Boys Need Love Too

Our View: The results of the study about the concerns and sexual practices of teenage boys are comforting, but they are not necessarily surprising. Full story

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Staff Editorial: The White-Black “Talk”?

Our View: The white-black talk is ridiculous and offensive, yet it is indicative of what African Americans must still combat every day. Full story

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Staff Editorial: 2011-2012: The Year in Review

Our View: The year 2011-2012 has been an unforgettable one, for the campus and for the country. We wish the Class of 2012 luck as they prepare for their post-HU lives. Full story

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Why I Give a F*&% about the RNC and You Should, Too

A staffer's take on our responsibility in the upcoming election. Full story

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The Quest for Housing

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Perspective: An Open Letter to Howard University from a Graduating Senior

Thanks to Howard University and Washington D.C, I have been exposed to so many new experiences and perspectives that have made me a more aware and empowered person, ready to take on the next chapter of my life. Full story

Perspective: AMBER ALERT

The Missing Student

What came first...the chicken or the egg? Full story

Student Perspective:

“Minding the Pay Gaps/'Students Firsts', Right?”

  Thanks to the Board of Trustees' Executive Compensation Committee members, bonuses doled out to administrators last school year caused a bit of stir on campus. However, more can  – and will –  be said about the yawning pay gap between administrators and faculty members outside of the  hospital/medical departments.   Full story

Austin Edwards

From The Hill to the Top

I Walked Up-Hill...Both Ways

We often sit back and criticize those on Capitol Hill. I no longer wish to continue with this trend. Full story

Perspective: The Student Manifesto

We need to voice our opinions loudly and as one. Full story

Lady Mut(e)iny

Mut(e)iny:The Silent Rebellion

The Last Battle

Over these past two years, Mut(e)iny has made, and in some ways saved, my Howard life. Full story

Benjamin Woods

Free'em All!!!

Stand Whose Ground?

Black people should be especially alarmed by the rise of the radical right. Full story

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Perspective: Twenty Questions for President Sidney A. Ribeau and Board of Trustees Chair Barry Rand

COAS Alternative Representative for the Faculty Senate, Charles Verharen, has a couple questions for the administration--20 to be exact.  Full story

Austin Edwards

From The Hill to the Top

What Do You Stand For?

Slate Magazine gives a detailed history behind this legislation explaining that the idea behind “...the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law that Florida passed in 2005 was to give people who think they are being threatened the right to use force: they can protect themselves without first trying to retreat. Full story

Perspective: Sanford PD: Bias Behind the Badge Prevented the Administration of Justice

Unlike those angrily yelling for Zimmerman’s head, the crosshairs of my ire are trained, more, on a different culprit: Sanford PD. Full story

Lady Mut(e)iny

Mut(e)iny: The Silent Rebellion

Stepping Up for Trayvon

The public’s response to Martin’s murder seems to finally be bringing this burden to the forefront, with traditional and unconventional advocates coming out from all sides. Full story

Perspective: 3.0s or Less Left Behind?

Howard’s financial aid and scholarship policies and procedures alienate, discriminate against, and dismiss students with GPAs less than a 3.0. Full story

George Chapman Jr.

Snap, Crackle, Pop: You Thought It, I Said It

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Monday night, in the wake of slowly budding national outrage surrounding the murder of Trayvon Martin, I looked to my Twitter timeline expecting to see my fellow Bison up-in-arms, prepared to combat this injustice. Instead, aside from a trickle of Trayvon tweets from the usual campus foot soldiers, I read tweets about Evelyn’s outburst, LaLa Anthony’s dancing like a stripper, and“yessssss June Ambrose.”

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Candice Crowell

Big Sister Says...

Fighting Through Fear of Failure

You learn what you’re really made of, when you try and fail. Full story

Perspective: Stop Fony 2012

For once, let's learn from history and act upon its principles and Stop Fony in 2012. Full story

Benjamin Woods

Free'em All!!!

The More Things Change….

Our goal must be complete prison abolition and a radical transformation of the economic system. Full story

Austin Edwards

From The Hill to the Top

Action is the Highest Form of Tribute

Stay informed as to where you are going and the pitfalls you may encounter there. Full story

George Chapman Jr.

Snap, Crackle, Pop: You Thought It, I Said It

The “Not-the-Image” Award Blues

Underneath the sour taste in the mouths of many African Americans is a belief and a stigma, if you will, that black people have to play demeaning roles in order to win at the Academy Awards, that even in 2012, black actors and actresses are not being celebrated for being strong, respectable, and noble characters. Full story

Lady Mut(e)iny

Mut(e)iny: The Silent Rebellion

"Opinion-aided" Learning

If we are not given the freedom and the tools to think for ourselves, then what are we really learning? Full story

Perspective: A New HUSA and Trustee

On March 1 we have an important decision to make. So choose wisely. Full story

Austin Edwards

From The Hill to the Top

Primary Citizens

Stay informed about the changes happening in your home state. Do not allow anyone to alter your ability to vote. Full story

Candice Crowell

Big Sister Says...

Life Isn’t Linear

Things do not have to be perfect to make you happy, and the more flexible you are, the better your view of how much of a blessing that change actually is. Full story

Perspective: OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT RIBEAU

Are students peripheral to the overall teaching experience? Full story

Benjamin Woods

Free'em All!!!

Racial Inequality in the U.S.

The United for a Fair Economy's annual State of the Dream report demonstrates the deep and enduring racial inequalities in the United States and the need for a revitalized Black Movement. Full story

George Chapman Jr.

Snap, Crackle, Pop: You Thought It, I Said It

Remembering an Icon, Forgetting a Culture

While the recent death of the incomparable Whitney Houston has most certainly dimmed the lights in Hollywood, it has also shined a brighter light on what it means to be an icon in an industry that is not run by the minority. Full story

Candice Crowell

Big Sister Says...

Don’t Fight for What’s NOT Yours

Although the love of my life and I are doing quite well as our fifth Valentine's Day together approaches, your Big Sister is going to tell you about a time when I was around your age, and I lived a "Marvin's Room" moment--the Jo Jo version. Full story

Austin Edwards

From The Hill to the Top

Press $ to Speak to a Real Person

In the State of the Union address President Obama recently delivered, he took the time to criticize the Supreme Court's Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision. Full story

Perspective: A Culture Shock

Our culture does not consist of what was mentioned in earlier Hilltop ads. Full story

Lady Mut(e)iny

Mut(e)iny: The Silent Rebellion

Love, Peace, & Soul

Black artists and musicians paved the way for civil rights and mainstream acceptance just as much, and in many ways more, than every activist and attorney who marched. Full story

Perspective: Do Not Suffer in Silence

The culture of Howard is one of individualism that stems from competition over scarce resources. Full story

Benjamin Woods

Free'em All!!!

Black Student Abolitionism

If the current generation is to pick up the torch of abolitionism similar to Garnet, Copeland, and SNYC members, they must reject American individualism, consumerism, and celebrity culture. Full story

Candice Crowell

Big Sister Says...

Are You in Search of Social Status?

As you prepare for intake and elections, it might be good for prospects not to tie so much of their identity into the possibility of pledging. Full story

The Good

Perspective: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Graduate Life at HU

In the spirit of accumulating such perspectives which might aid this institution in moving forward, I would like to share my struggles as a graduate student, as well as those of my colleagues. Full story

Candice Crowell

Big Sister Says...

Remix the Ratio

Stop buying into the hype of the ratio and believing that there is nothing to gain by being serious with one girl. Full story

Austin Edwards

From the Hill to the Top:

A Bad Defense is the Worst Offense

I will admit I had to edit this article for my own safety. I recently went food shopping and that qualifies me as a terrorist. Sounds absurd, right? Don't openly agree. You might be detained. I know this all sounds insane, but the recent authorization of the National Defense Authorization Act makes this a feasible scenario. Full story

Benjamin Woods

Free'em All!!!

We Are Not Our Own Worst Enemy

A few days after Christmas, the blogosphere and social media sites were abuzz with images and news articles of working class Black people buying and even fighting over newly released Air Jordan sneakers. Full story

Candice Crowell

Big Sister Says...

Stay Scholarly

These social memories are meaningful, but not if you never make it out. Full story

Benjamin Woods

Free'em All!!!

Stand Whose Ground?

Black people should be especially alarmed by the rise of the radical right. Full story

Lady Mut(e)iny

Mut(e)iny:The Silent Rebellion

The Last Battle

Over these past two years, Mut(e)iny has made, and in some ways saved, my Howard life. Full story

Perspective: The Student Manifesto

We need to voice our opinions loudly and as one. Full story

Austin Edwards

From The Hill to the Top

I Walked Up-Hill...Both Ways

We often sit back and criticize those on Capitol Hill. I no longer wish to continue with this trend. Full story

Perspective: AMBER ALERT

The Missing Student

What came first...the chicken or the egg? Full story

Student Perspective:

“Minding the Pay Gaps/'Students Firsts', Right?”

  Thanks to the Board of Trustees' Executive Compensation Committee members, bonuses doled out to administrators last school year caused a bit of stir on campus. However, more can  – and will –  be said about the yawning pay gap between administrators and faculty members outside of the  hospital/medical departments.   Full story

Perspective: An Open Letter to Howard University from a Graduating Senior

Thanks to Howard University and Washington D.C, I have been exposed to so many new experiences and perspectives that have made me a more aware and empowered person, ready to take on the next chapter of my life. Full story