Hampton University’s 2010 homecoming theme is “Lost At Sea: Pirate Takeover.” And the official hashtag for Homecoming is #HUTakeover. Events are scheduled throughout the week, beginning Nov. 1-7. The week’s highlights include the Nov. 6 football game where the Pirates take on the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman at 2 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium. Game tickets are $35 for reserved adult seating, $25 for general admission, $20 for senior citizens, and $10 for graduate, continuing education and satellite campus students, as well as students and youth six and younger.
More than 300 Hampton University students climbed fences to pull weeds, painted basketball and tennis court lines on their hands and knees, pushed wheel barrows of dirt and laid landscaping rocks outside the North Phoebus Community center on Oct. 23 as part of a revitalization effort to help the center.
The Chamberlin Avenue center caters to children ages six to 17 and offers activities, including homework assistance, a music program and open gym. Larry Vaughn, a recreational professional at the center and an HU alumnus, described HU students’ efforts as, “incredible,” as he watched change take place on the grounds. Students also laid dirt in the center’s community vegetable garden.