Wednesday, October 27

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Campus Sit-In
Campus News, News & Current Affairs, Views from the U

Campus Sit-In

By Alana Hudson On Sept. 28 students of the Lincoln University sat in the cafe after operation hours protesting against the administration and the athletic programs. This one day protest made it known to the rest of the local community where NBC felt the need to report it. Has the administration responded to the students out cry? As a student, I failed to see changes from the university management team. I also can blame my peers for not standing long and hard for what they believe needed to be fixed so we can have a successful college career. This act can be related to a hurt child crying behind a glass door. Where it was noticeable but not distinctive enough to make an impact at The Lincoln University. With the timeliness of the black lives matter protesting for rights [regardle...
“Treasure to Treasure:” Old West Baltimore and the Lincoln University Alumni Connection
Campus News

“Treasure to Treasure:” Old West Baltimore and the Lincoln University Alumni Connection

By Bianca Woodward A group of students from Lincoln University, PA presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) conference in Richmond, Virginia on Friday Oct. 7, 2016. ASALH is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of African-American History. They hold annual conferences nationally. People from all over submit papers and documents to present at these This year a group of Lincoln University students were chosen to do so. The five students who were involved with this project were Nafece Beeks, Talia Best, Bahijah Hasan, Bianca Woodard, and Alumni Veronica Carr. Along with Professor of English and Chair of Department of Languages and Literature Dr. Marilyn Button. This project steamed from an internshi...
The Internet: Government’s Keyhole Into Your Private Life
News & Current Affairs

The Internet: Government’s Keyhole Into Your Private Life

By Essienubong King Excuse the informality, but the U.S government has no “chill button” when it comes to giving privacy to their citizens. According to the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), the United States government, with aid from top service providers, has been involved in carrying out “illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans.” The problem with this issue is the lack of utter privacy for individuals in USA. National Security Agency (NSA) intercepts phone calls and internet communications; states EFF. Furthermore, instances include hackers tapping into “ webcams on private citizens’ personal devices to spy on them;” Yahoo discloses. As stated by Yahoo, FBI Director James Comey urges the us...
Insecure the Voice for Black Girls?
Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Insecure the Voice for Black Girls?

Onika Palmer American actress, writer, director, producer and web series creator, Issa Rae has created a vision for black women around America to resonate with on an emotional, mental, and physical level. Based upon her web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, her YouTube show was highly rated and very popular among college students. Issa Rae’s pilot for her new show Insecure is based on her original story line, but with much more controversy. From her raw uncut episode titles to her unusual relationship stories, her new TV series has sparked a larger audience since HBO has picked up the show. If HBO believes in the Insecure movement, then the modern black culture can reach a new audience that could never have been reached by YouTube. “Insecure is part of a cultural Rena...
Is Kaepernick A Hypocrite?
Sports

Is Kaepernick A Hypocrite?

Taylor Murphy Wearing an afro, kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner and not voting are just some of the actions that have sparked a movement among Colin Kaepernick’s NFL counterparts and fellow sports affiliates. Many of his fellow fans and counterparts questioned him about being a hypocrite. Steven A. Smith, an African-American journalist for the NFL, gave his complete and utter opinion on the choice that Kaepernick has publicly made. He stated “  As far as I am concerned, Colin Kaepernick is absolutely irrelevant. I don't want to see him again; I don't want to hear a damn word about anything he has to say about our nation- the issues he has to say about racial injustice, needing changing, … He comes across as a flaming hypocrite.” Colin Kaepernick had stated to his fans ...
Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: USA Pick Your Poison
News & Current Affairs

Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: USA Pick Your Poison

By E. King Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most controversial candidates to run for the U.S. Presidency. The Huffington Post describes Donald Trump as Racist. While The Political Insider describes Hillary as a Liar. According to BALLOTPEDIA, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most popular U.S presidential candidates. Could a racist be best for a this multi-curtural nation? Or could a liar whose speeches will always leave you skeptical of her true intentions? Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump has failed to denounce the support of the KKK. Blaming the "bad television" for his inability to detached himself from the white supremacist group. Meanwhile, Clinton took a different approach to prove that she is better alternative than Trump. Clinton took to t...
One Month Later and Still No Grade
Campus Academic Affairs, Views from the U

One Month Later and Still No Grade

by Trejha Whitfield “We took the test last week, when will I see my grade?” After four years in college I am still asking this question. According to The Lincoln University’s Academic Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year, midterm grades for the fall semester were to be submitted on October 10. Many students have taken their exams between October 3 and the 7; also listed on the University’s Academic Calendar as Midterm Week. "It's good to see my grades and gauge where I am, if I should work harder or stay consistent," says Elisha Hall, a transfer junior at The Lincoln University. As a rising senior Hall is concerned with how well she is doing in two out of the five classes she is registered for. The anticipation of waiting for midterm grades has brought students into an up...
Is Luke Cage Too Black for America?
Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Is Luke Cage Too Black for America?

By Taylor Murphy With an all African American leading cast in a predominantly black neighborhood with various references of famous black activists, Netflix’s Luke Cage is unapologetically Black and White Americans are feeling uncomfortable. "Marvels Luke Cage" Premiered Sept. 30, the show is set in the boroughs of New York City’s Manhattan, a historically black community. Therefore, depicting a mixed cast of brown and black people for the show is realistic not racist. Marvel's latest show is becoming the blackest show, from its soundtrack to the dialogue, Luke Cage has raised many concerns about diversity among White viewers. White people that have racist views reared their ugly heads to show how they really feel:   Marvel’s Luke Cage is a hero to the #BLM mo...
Are Teens Who Dress as Clowns with the Intent to Scare People Justified?
News & Current Affairs

Are Teens Who Dress as Clowns with the Intent to Scare People Justified?

By Onika Palmer According to Complex, three teens were arrested for wearing clown masks and carrying a fake gun while hanging around Babies”R”Us in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since early October, there have been a large number of clowns creating mayhem for citizens in New Mexico. KOB says these teens "made an incredibly poor decision following in the social media trend of 'Clown Spotting.'” The Albuquerque Police Department did not report to the scene until they were called by onlookers who feared that the three masked teens were participating in a possible robbery. When the police arrived the teens ripped off their masks, dropped the gun and sprinted across the interstate. They were arrested shortly afterwards, Officer Simon Drobik feared for the teens safety, stating that they “c...
Issa Rae dazzles viewers with her #BlackGirlMagic in Insecure
Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Issa Rae dazzles viewers with her #BlackGirlMagic in Insecure

Shannon Marshall Actor and creator Issa Rae took media by storm with her hit YouTube web series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, sparking the attention of HBO and leading to her own show Insecure. Rae, a Stanford graduate, is the first African American woman to create and star in her own sitcom on premium network cable. In her new series, Rae is the true definition of black girl magic. Rae plays a 29-year-old women, also named Issa, living in L.A., working at a non profit while attempting to find what she really wants out of her life. Her best friend Molly is a young Black lawyer who is desperately searching for her soulmate. The sitcom follows these two best friends as the attempt to juggle their social lives, their romantic lives and what they want from their lives...