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Belles to join Million Women March
'Get on the Bus' and join Black women "This appears to be a very positive event
from around the country as they march for all black women as long as they keep
around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway their focus, and implement the things learned
OcL 25 in Philadelphia.. This trip is spon- March into their own f>ersonal liives,
sored by the Student Govenmient Asso- said Danielle Harper, a freshwoman from
ciation. Goldsboro, N.C..
The mission of the March is to focus on To take part in this historic event wUl cost
rebuilding the foundation and destiny of $50. The bus will be departing OcL 24. For
black people, beginning with family and more information contact SGA vice presi-
moving toward the community. dent, Tenriille Francis or SGA correspond-
The March is set out to give women the ingsecretary,DemetriaBeU,RoomH inthe
opportunity to prioritize human and envi- Student Union.
ronmental issues. Banner Staff Report
EDITORIAL*Gore's fund raising questioned.
SPORTS •Cross-country season t)egins
KUDOS • Student's internship awarded.
CRITIC'S CORNER • Novel about selfesteem
VOL XX NO. 3
THE BENNETT BANNER
The Newspaper produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
CVtnW 10.1997 o BetmettCoflege Gfeensboro, NC 27401
The College Community remembers
The faculty and staff joined hands to sing "We Shall Over
come" in the Goode gym at the closing of the program, Town
Meeting: "The '60s Student Sit-ins: The Role of Bennett
Women" Oct. 7. The event took place on the second day of the
week-long celebration of 60 years of student activism at Ben
nett CollegP "’hoto by Camisha Gentry, Banner Photographer.
New club to provide
homestyle dorm life
By Ronda Stingley
Attention Bennett Belle dormitory resi
The Living Learning centers have been
changed to enhance campus living and
create a ‘"home away from home" atmo
sphere for students.
The Residential Staff Development
SGA officers participate
in Black College Day
By Paquita Herring
More than 300 representatives of the
Historically Black Colleges and Universi
ties in North Carolina gathered at Johnson
C. Smith University in Charlotte, for the 5th
Annual Black College Day Oct. 3.
Bennett SGA officers were among the
Student Government Association officers
from the 11 North Carolina HBCU’s gath
ered to pay tribute to the achievements and
contributions that black colleges and uni
versities have made to the community.
The keynote speaker was the Rev.
Mignonne E.M. Snipes, the adviser of the
Black Student Government Association of
North Carolina. Snipes, a native of New
York said she knows the value of HBCU’s
because she graduated from one.
A Tuskeegee University graduate. Snipes
told the audience “If we as black colleges
don’t work together then we will be buried.”
Takiyah Starks, Miss Bennett College re
cited the poem “The Bennett Ideal,” before
she introduced Tennille Francis, SGA vice
Francis, along with the other SGA presi-
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Health Center takes on
Club is responsible for the changes.
RSDC was started by Genyne Royal,
resident director of Jones Hall, and Karen
Seals, former resident director of Reynolds
Hall, to build a relationship between
residence directors and their staff
Living Learning centers were started by
Student Development in January to offer
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By Kamilah Bennett
1997 has brought many changes on
Bennett’s campus, and among these changes
is the different approach to ensuring the
physical, psychological and spiritual, well
being of Bennett students — the holistic
The campus Health Center doesn’t just
deal with the physical well-being of stu
Holistic medicine is being practiced by a
new holistic team at the Health Center: the
campus physician Preston Clark; registered
nurse Lynda Watkins; campus minister
Shirley Canty; and campus counselor
Each member of the team has a desig
nated area of responsibility.
“Here [at the Health Center] we take care
of the whole body,” Watkins said.
Dr. Clark, who has been serving as the
campus physician for 15 years, is still in
charge of maintaining the physical well
being of Bennett students.
In alliance with Student Affairs, the
Health Center is sponsoring various health
and fitness activities. As of now, weekly
walks around campus every Tuesday and
Thursday to promote campus wellness have
been taking place.
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