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Transportion on Election Day
Nov. 7 is Election Day. The College van will take students to the
polls at the Reed Memorial Church. 1010 Bennett St.
OPINIONS: Belles take the president's position Page 2
SPORTS: Runners roundup ......Page 4
CRITIC'S CORNER: A Halloween video from da 'hood. Page 4
CRITIC'S CORNER; 'Doe or Die,'platinum possibility. Page 4
The Newspaper Produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL. xvni NO. 2
October 27, 1995
PHOTO BY BENNETT COLLEGE PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING
Belle Image dancers rehersing for coronation. Front left: Dehija
Butler, Kimya Stout, Mecca Right. Front left behind Ayesha Abdul-
Rahim and Keante' Montgomery.
Belle troupe dances
into new Image
Bennett Belles take on many extra cur
There are the writing Belles of the Ban
ner. The spiking Belles of the volleyball
team. The Beijing Belles who traveled to
the Women’s Conference in China.
And now, introducing the dancing Belles
of the Belle Image Dance Troupe.
This sassy and energetic troop of tap
dancers, ballerinas, modem jazz hoofers,
and club rumpshakers is advised by Acting
Registrar Larry Partee and lead by Belle
Image president, dancer and choreogra
pher Amina Abdnl-Rahim.
The troupe, which was formed in 1993,
consists of 20 women who meet every
Tuesday and Thursday in the Goode gym.
“We have at least a 20-minute exercise
and stretch followed by a warm up dance to
get the body ready for movement,” Rahim
The practice regiment, which lasts two
hours, consists of stretches, and is followed
by a warm-up dance that paves the way for
a sweaty storm of motions and movements
The troupe has had several performances
this semester including the Coronation of
Miss Bennett, in which the troupe received
a “fabulous” rating from Partee.
“If we had more performances everybody
would have the opportunity to be on the
front stage,” Rahim said!
Partee says that he has big plans for the
“We plan to get new outfits and costumes,
a television appearance and more commu-
Greensboro, NC 27401
SGA leader plans
to 'wake up' Belles
La Keisha Walker
The Student Government Association’s
newly elected president, Michelle Taylor,
has an alarm clock of new ideas ticking up
her sleeves, ready to go off on Bennett’s
Taylor, a political science major from
New Jersey, has held a class office since her
freshwomen year. Taylor said that holding
a class office is different from being student
“I am not just responsible for one class,
but the classes of 1996 through 1999. It
brings more work and responsibilities,”
“I am tlie voice of all the students, as well
as representing the college at home and
One of Taylor’s goals is to improve the
morale of the students.
“Once you boost the morale, [of the stu
dents], everything else will fall into place.”
Taylor said that in order for us to move
forward everyone needs to be on the same
“I could say I want E-mail, cable, etc., but
let’s be realistic, until we all sing the same
tune, nothing is going to be accomplished."
Taylor said that there is so much that has to
“The only way it, [change] will be ac
complished is through the support of every
one,” Taylor said.
Please turn to SGA, Page 3
Professor supplies textbook with
details about women, minorities
Please mrn to BELLE, P^ge 3
Have you ever read a book and
thought that it wasn’t quite as interest
ing as it could be? Perhaps it does not
adequately portray a women or minori
This is just what Dr. David C. Pinnix ,
Music Department chair has thought for
years about one of our textbooks.
When Pinnix began teaching at Bennett
in 1985, he noticed that something was
wrong with the textbook he was using.
“The problem was that women and mi
norities were under represented,” he said.
Pinnix submitted several suggestions
that include a more comprehensive his
tory of the contributions women and
minorities have made to Western Culture.
His revisions will appear in the new
fourth edition. The book will be used in
Humanities 201 classes beginning next
spring. This will be the last time that the
course will be taught as a requirement for
While his hard work has not gone unno
ticed, he does not know if he will receive
credit for the revisions.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the new
publication,” Pinnix said.
“This is also an honor for Bennett as a
whole because it shows that professors re
ally do care about the quality of education
that students receive here,” said Mary
Carver, senior education major from Den
The new edition of text is expected to be
printed this month.