FINALLY! #HBCU Live Snachat Stories Here To Stay?
Finally we’re getting some shine! Snapchat gave HBCU’s a whole Snapchat live story for HBCUs’ welcome week.
S/O Snapchat for the HBCU stories pic.twitter.com/orZdM3on0d
— Kwanzaa Bot (@beauxbeena) August 23, 2016
The story has shared all different HBCUs across the nation giving them the access to share the daily life at a historically black college and university.
Student life across all the schools like Hampton, Tennessee State, Claflin, Prairie View, and University of Eastern Maryland Shore showed everything in the “HBCU starter pack” like the bands, greek life, dance teams, and productive students.
— jgrant (@__GrownSimba_) September 2, 2016
HBCUs across the nation were able to witness everything from Morehouse College’s Hump Wednesdays featuring Migos and Rae Sremmurd, a possum being inside of a classroom at Tuskegee, and Nick Cannon and Michelle Obama’s inspirational speaking at Howard.
This is something that needs to be able to be apart of the daily Snapchat story updates allowing others to see the #BlackExcellence that comes from HBCUs.
I love watching the HBCU Snapchat stories, love seeing my black people enjoy themselves while getting an education?✨.
— #DreamOrNothing?? (@BOSSChickPRLady) August 24, 2016
Learning that it is only available for only other HBCU students to view because they can post to the story, the HBCU story needs to be open for every Snapchat user to see.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities often do not get the credit or shine that they feel that they deserve compared to PWIs and this would be a way great way to publicize and market these universities which can influence enrollment and get more students to come to an HBCU.
I'm really loving this HBCU story on snapchat ?????? Recognition is always appreciated
— Sydni Johnson (@LoveeSydni) August 31, 2016
According to a 2010 New York Times interview of The Choice with Dr. Walter Kimbrough, the past president of Philander Smith College stated that popular culture influenced the HBCU enrollment.
“From the debut of “The Cosby Show” in 1984 until the end of “A Different World” in 1993, American higher education grew by 16.8 percent. During the same time period, historically black colleges and universities grew by 24.3 percent — 44 percent better than all of higher education. But in the 11 years after “A Different World” ended, while all of higher education grew at a robust 20.7 percent, historically black colleges and universities grew only 9.2 percent.”
— Addy (@OmgAddy) August 30, 2016
This feature already has social media booming with opinions and a sense of pride of being recognized and had already proved to have such a great influence and also brings other HBCUs together. It gives everyone an opportunity to see the different student life that universities have from coast to coast.
Snapchat, lets keep this up and make the HBCU stories a permanent entity for everyone to see our HBCU culture, lit nights, amazing bands, and educational productive excellence. #ForTheCulture
— Mera ❤️ (@PrettyChainz_) August 24, 2016
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India Monee' is currently a senior at Prairie View A&M University pursuing a degree in mass communications with a minor in marketing. On the side she loves to vlog her life on her Youtube channel and blog her thoughts on her lifestyle blog, The Downtown Tea. She describes her personality as something in between glitter & goon. Social Media Junkie. Media Maven. Entertainment Journalist. Radio Lover. Create-Dream-Inspire.