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Bennett hosts multi-talented visitor
Bennett is playing host to a multi
talented visitor who will have a very busy
two-day schedule. Stacey Lyn Evans, poet
and author of “Real Soul Food: And Other
Poetic Recipes" will be on campus April 17
Wednesday, April 17, Evans, an Emmy-
nominated television producer, is sched
uled to speak in several classes.
She will be away from campus 5 - 6 p.m.
—on that same day—do a book signing at
the African American AteUer Gallery at
the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center lo
cated downtown. That evening, Evans
will return at 7 to participate in a festival
reading in the Black Hall Auditorium. A
reception will follow in Black Hall.
She will be the speaker at the ACES
program “National Library Week” on
Thursday April 18. Evans’ visit is spon
sored by the Visual Arts & Humane Stud
ies Department and the Lyceum Commit
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The Newspaper Produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL. XVIII NO. 10
Greensboro, NC 27401
PHOTOS BY Bennett College Public Affairs/
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wins SGA post
Junior mass communications major
Amanda Pecchioni was the only candidate
for SGA president; therefore, it is no sur
prise that she was elected as the new SGA
president for the 19%-97 school year.
An exchange student at NYU for the
spring semester, Pecchioni said that she
expected more students to get involved,
especially when people thought she would
be running for Miss Bennett.
“Signs were put up for interest meetings
and the deadline was extended, but there
still wasn’ t a lot of interest,” Pecchioni said.
Please turn to SGA, Page 5
Miss Bennett Pageant transformed
With the Bennett College Gymnasium transformed into a beau
tiful ballroom, students and faculty were looking their best at the
1996-97 Miss Bennett College Pageant on March 26.
This year's pageant had a different twist. The reigning Miss
Bennett College, Jennifer Farris, a mass communications major from
Atlanta, was the mastermind behind the transformation. She said that
she wanted the pageant to be classy, as opposed to the past years when
everyone came and cheered and jeered.
“I wanted it[the pageant] to be an after five event because the Miss
Bennett title should be looked upon with high esteem,” Farris said.
The night began with some of the academic and organizational
queens l»eing recognized as they strolled across the floor in their
gowns. Miss Bennett, Miss Royal Blue and White, and The
Royal Court were also recognized.
The two candidates for Miss Bennett College, Jasmine
Canady, a junior, elementary education major from Aflanta, and
Candace White, a junior, biology-MARC major from New
Jersey were also in attendance.
The candidates were judged in three different categories,
speech, talent, elegance and poise.
“Many people think that participating in a pageant is based on
superficial things Uke beauty,” Canady said. “But it takes a lot
of work to prepare a speech and a talent to present,” she added.
The evening ended with candidates answering two questions
they had randomly picked.
The past few months questions and con
cerns have been raised aboutcampus safety
and the new security. Adrena Coleman,
director of Institutional Research, Plan
ning and Buildings addressed some of
Q: Why doesn’t the new security have
A: Security is in the process of getting
measured now for uniforms. They cm be
recognized now by their I.D. badges.
Q; Is a gun part of their uniform?
A: Commissioned officers are allowed a
college issued weapon. To be able to
carry a weapon a police officer must
finish all certification.
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