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Points of Departure: Words and Expression

Howard dePass, Jr. (CAS’14)


As a Posse scholar, a resident assistant at Towers, and cohost of the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground’s Common Thread podcast, Howard dePass, Jr. (CAS’14) is no stranger to public speaking. But the English major says he found his greatest passion for language through live performances of his rap and spoken word compositions at campus events sponsored by such organizations as UMOJA, the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House, the BU West Indian Network, and BU Hip-Hop.

“Performing at BU really helped me to find my voice here on campus and express myself in a creative fashion,” dePass says, “and that’s been such a unique experience.”

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Additional editing by Bryan Sih (COM’14) and Madeline Shalita (COM’14)

Alan Wong

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

4 Comments on Points of Departure: Words and Expression

  • Chrishane on 05.08.2014 at 10:54 am

    Howard is one of the best individuals at Boston University. And Stella is an amazing editor.

  • Tony on 05.08.2014 at 12:27 pm

    Bruh went boston on em’, that was phwresh. Keep up the great work HD on some high def joint, use what you got to give what you want to the world. What you need will be still here at BU and you’re always welcome to come home. Congratz, keep barkin’ let the world know your BU authentic fabric.

  • Kerry Buglio on 05.08.2014 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations, Howard! I feel like you just got here. Good memories of your Posse visit day back in 2010. All the best to you!

  • Simone on 05.08.2014 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats (BH… insider) Cousin I am so very proud of you! God Bless you and continue to strive for excellence!. Love you Monie~

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