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The Bennett banner : bulletin of Bennett College for Women. online resource (None) 193?-current, April 12, 1996, Image 1

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INSIDE 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 and 18. 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 tee. OP-ED: Underground Railroad controversy. Page 3 SPORTS: Softball season is on ...Page 4 NEWS & FEATURES: African Garb winners Page 6 CRITIC'S CORNER: M/xecfrnt/s/c. Page 8 IT Hi® TT BANN The Newspaper Produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College VOL. XVIII NO. 10 April 12,1996 Bennett College Greensboro, NC 27401 PHOTOS BY Bennett College Public Affairs/ Marketing From left, Jas mine Canady, Candace White the two contes tants running for Miss Bennett pose in the el egant Goode gymnasium. Top, Canady dances in the tal ent competition. Left, White per forms a belly dance. Unchallenged, Pecchloni wins SGA post Stacy Blackmon Lab Staff 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 Tnshaniaue Paullev Banner Reporter 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. Campus safety discussed Paquita Herring Banner Reporter 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 these questions. Q: Why doesn’t the new security have uniforms? 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. Please turn to Pageant, Page 6 Please turn toSecurity, Page 5

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