The Student Connection
The Student Connection

The Student Connection

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all Hampton University students and friends! And, congratulations to all December 2012 HU graduates!

Humble Holiday Spending

The sometimes slim budget of a college student can get even skinner during the holidays. Transportation home, gifts, electronic upgrades and making sure you're financially cleared once back on campus in the spring can tax any budget.

Black Enterprise has useful financial tips for this holiday season, including using coupons, having a budget and ditching the plastic. Get more details about these tips and others at BlackEnterprise.com. Be nifty and thrifty this holiday, and we'll see you next semester!

World AIDS Day at HU

The HU NAACP had a table in the Student Center Atrium

The HU NAACP had a table in the Student Center Atrium

Hampton University supported World AIDS Day Nov. 30 with several student led activities. This year's theme, continued from last year, was "Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths."

Each year the event presents an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died, according to the World AIDS Day website. The first World AIDS Day was in 1988.

On Nov. 30, free HIV testing was provided from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the HU Student Center Ballroom, and various student groups had tables set up in the Student Center Atrium to provide information about testing and HIV statistics. Also that day was a balloon release and a candlelight vigil. On Sat., Dec. 1, the day World AIDS Day is recognized nationally, red ribbons were distributed at the HU versus Howard University basketball game in the HU Convocation Center.

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