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HU Marching Band to perform in the Inaugural Parade

HU Marching Band

HU Marching Band

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden's Inaugural Committee officially extended an offer to Hampton University Marching Force to participate in the 56th Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20. The Force is one of three Virginia groups to participate in the parade. The other groups are T.C. Williams High School Army JROTC in Alexandria and the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets in Lexington.

"I am honored to invite these talented groups and individuals to participate in the Inaugural Parade," said President-elect Obama. "These organizations embody the best of our nation's history, diversity and commitment to service. Vice President-elect Biden and I are proud to have them join us in the parade."

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AIDS not a singular disease, HU organizers say

Students board bus bound for the polls.

Amara Ross (L) and Brittany Jones
(R) posein the Student Center
during World AIDS day at HU.
Both participated as part of the
student leaders and women's
caucus organizations.

At a World AIDS Day event at his Los Angeles high school, Devin Jones, then a junior, was introduced to a young girl who changed his perception about the disease.“She had never had sex but was infected by a needle at a clinic,” said Jones, chairperson of this year’s Hampton University World AIDS Day. “When I heard about it here [at HU], it was more of a gay, down low issue. But, I believe [AIDS] is more than that.

So, Jones, an HU senior, made sure the focus of World AIDS Day at HU Dec. 1 had an international feel. This year’s event was called “Going Global.”

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HU students give back for Thanksgiving & Christmas

The Hampton University junior class gave a local family a boost this Thanksgiving, and will also help another family this Christmas. Class President Christian Cheairs said each year a class makes an effort to adopt a family during the holidays.

Cheairs is collecting items for a deserving family for Christmas. “We’re trying to accumulate 20 gifts for one family,” he said. “As a class, we try to make it a tradition.”

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