Students Protest Against Police Brutality Through National Blackout and “Die-in”

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor The Black Student Alliance called on students to wear all black and hosted a “die-in” in front of Old Cabell Hall this past Friday.  The peaceful protest was in light of the recent deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott as well as the lives that had been taken[…]

Black Monologues:  Aiming to be even better than last year

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor Last year, the Black Monologues exceeded expectations and took everyone by surprise with its powerful and relatable performance.  This year, the Black Monologues are back.  Director and Producer, Micah Watson, and Assistant Director, Taylor Lamb, believe it will be bigger and even better with more actors and new stories. The[…]

The Confederate Statue Controversy:  What it Means for the Charlottesville Community

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor The controversy on whether or not the statue of General Robert E. Lee in downtown Charlottesville should remain standing has left the city divided.  Some residents believe that what the statue of the Confederate general symbolizes is hurtful, but others believe taking down the statue is disrespecting history.  Charlottesville also[…]

Donald Trump’s Success Makes Black Millennials Lose Trust in America

By Brianna Hamblin News Editor When Donald Trump launched his Presidential campaign in June 2015, many people had a good laugh, rolled their eyes, and brushed off the possibility of Trump being our next president.  Before Trump officially announced his campaign he told reporters, “I am going to surprise a lot of people.”  Now, in[…]