RocNation’s Hov vs. Yeezus: Genius or Gimmick

With this being the biggest summer for Hip-Hop in a long time, two of the most talked about albums come from Roc Nation/Roc-a-Fella headliners Kanye West and Jay Z. There is no doubt that the marketing behind both albums was nothing short of epic.

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20 Questions

1. Guess who is back? 2. Did you miss us? 3. How was your summer? 4. What is up with these back to school outfits? 5. It has only been a week, why does your weave already look like that? 6. How many girls are trading in that quick weave for Remy when they get their refund check? 7. You do realize that does nothing for your face? 8. Did anyone see Trinidad James in the cafe? 9. Or what about the guy with the Superman cape? 10. Was he serious? 11. What is up with all the blue and green hair? 12. Is everyone trying to be Azealia Banks? 13. Will we see who is bald by the fall? 14. Speaking of bald, how do you tell your friend who went natural over the summer you wish she had her edges back? 15. Who watched the VMAs? 16. Was anybody else disturbed by Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke? 17. What rock did they find Lil Kim under? 18. Did anyone catch all the shade Rihanna was throwing? 19. Can we all agree Jusin Timberlake put it down? 20. How much you want to bet Britney Spears was watching from her couch kicking herself for cheating while Jessica Biel sits on her couch cheesing at her $130,000 engagement ring?

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Kendrick Lamar: Lyrically Taking ‘Control’

“Game changer” and “lyrical assassination” are just a few of the words to describe the mayhem Kendrick Lamar has caused in the hip-hop community after the release of his verse on Big Sean’s track, “Control.” The song itself was not featured on Big Sean’s album “Hall of Fame” because of sample clearance issues.

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A&T to add three sports in seven-year plan

Last Friday, N.C. A&T’s athletic department announced a seven-year plan that would bring in four new teams. The plan is to have a men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, and men’s tennis team, while doing away with the women’s swim team.

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Pentagon technology troubles stall 9/11 hearings

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE—Cuba The judge in the Sept. 11 case on Friday wound up a week of pretrial arguments on overarching legal challenges to the war court with a warning to the prosecution that he might in September suspend trial preparation if the government doesn’t fix technological problems bedeviling the defense team.

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No permit, no parking

If an unregistered vehicle is found parked on campus, the owner will no longer have to pay a $25 fine. Instead, that person will be forced to pay double.

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How to avoid hefty financial mistakes in college

Managing your money is just as important as staying physically fit and mentally healthy.  And much like the “Freshman 15”, that sometimes come with all of the other stresses of college life. The added weight of money mistakes can stay with you for a long time – and can be pretty hard to shed.  

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Authorities crack down on muslim groups

CAIRO  —Television preacher Safwat Hegazy was arrested earlier this week as the military-installed government moved to crack down on its Islamist opponents.

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A&T gets new provost

Joe B. Whitehead, Jr. has taken office as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at N.C. A&T. 

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