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The Student Connection

Students Fired Up About Primary, Elections

HU Students attended a Barack Obama rally in Virginia Beach.

HU Students attended a Barack Obama rally in Virginia Beach.

A pink and green "Rock The Vote" sign in the student center is how the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority spread the word.

Three HU charter buses were available for a student trip to a local democratic rally.

HU Junior Class President Moses Wilson made announcements in his classrooms.

The push to be active in the Feb. 12 primary election and in the November 2008 campaign is coming from all angles on the HU campus. Already historic in nature, the campaign has ignited a fire in young people.

Whether it's the hit-home issues, the new faces or the race and gender mix, this election opportunity should be stimulating, young voters agree.

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Student Center Fitness Center Welcomed Back

Recreation Specialist Boyd Jamison

Recreation Specialist Boyd Jamison

The second and third floors of the HU Student Center will have more foot traffic. And they will be happy feet, no doubt, since the re-opening of the HU Fitness Center in February.

After it closed in December, between 80 and 100 students graced the facility for the Feb. 4 re-opening, said Recreation Specialist Boyd Jamison.

Flyers were posted in the Student Center to announce the re- opening, but passersby and word of mouth spread the news even faster, Jamison said.

"Some people kind of walked by and said, 'Oh, I didn't know you were open,'" he said.

Treadmills, dumbbells, stationary bicycles, weights, stair master machines and more are available, along with an indoor track on the third floor. Hours for the center are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 pm., and Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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HU Players and Company Presents MacBeth

HU students Angela Reid and Eugene Williams will portray Lady MacBeth and MacBeth.

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair" as Hampton University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the HU Players and Company proudly present "MacBeth" at HU's Little Theatre in Armstrong Hall. The musical will run March 20-22 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on March 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, children and students and admission for HU students is free.

Known as one of Shakespeare's masterpieces of tragedy, "MacBeth" is a frightening and astonishing insight into the human passion for political and military power, as well as consequences of corrupting ambition unchecked by morality or conscience. This is a thriller not to be missed!

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