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Masquerade Ball added to Founder's Day activities
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By Kenya A. Samuels
Banner Features Editor
Founder’s Day Weekend OcL 31
2 will be different for
many reasons. The
Coronation cermony will
take place at 7 pjn. in
the newly renovated
Annie Memer Pfieffer
However, the reception will take a
different route. TTie Royal Reception will
be more than a typical meet, greet and eat
affair. The recepticm will be a Masquer
The Ball is free and is
scheduled to start at 9 pjn. in
the David Dallas Jones
Student Union Dining Hall.
Don’t fwget to bring your
EDITORIAL* 60-year celebration reviewed. Page 2
NEWS & FEATURES •Campus queens Page 6
KUDOS • Coach inducted. Page 7
CRITIC'S CORNER •'Good Hair' recommended. Page 8
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Miss Bennett College
Miss Royal Blue & White
Crowning, the 'easy part'
to take place Oct. 31
By Christina Burch
It is not easy to become a queen at
The crowning is considered by many
to be the easiest part of the entire process.
Just ask Miss Bennett Takiyah Starks,
and Miss Royal Blue & White Amber
Bradshaw, the 1997-98 campus queens
who wUl be crowned during the Corona
tion OcL 31.
"Last year I was on the court, and
although it was fun, it was a lot of hard
work," said Bradshaw, a seniorpsychol-
ogy major from Chicago.
As candidates for these two positions,
these Belles had to be elected by the
student body and fulfill other require
ments including earning a 2.8 cumula
tive grade point average or better, and
obtaining three letters of recommenda
In addition. Dean of Student Affairs.
Jimmie Gravely said every campus
queen had to complete a project
The other 44 campus queens also
had to complete a variety of tasks and
activities to obtain their coveted posi
There are no set requirements for dor
mitory queens, but according to Geneva
Champion, Cone Hall director of resi
dence, a talent pageant was given so resi
dents could elect Miss Cone Hall.
"This pageant was sponsored to help
build sisterhood among the residents, and
I think it was a big success. This will
become an annual event for Cone Hall,”
Elisha O’Neal, the pageant winner,
and a sophomore elementary education
major from Columbus, Ohio was chosen
by an outside judge from a selection of six
candidates who competed in a talent show
and answered two difficult questions.
Class queens, which make up the Royal
Court., are chosen by their peers in stu
See Ps^e 6 for compkte listing of 97-98
Contributed to by Kenya A. Samuels,
Textbook pricing at
3 area colleges examined
By Jobina Brown
A trip to a college bookstore can often
be expensive as a visit to Four Seasons
Mall. Forexample, at the beginning of this
semester a student purchasing one text
book for a mass communications class at
Bennett College may have to pay $80.
A pre-denistry major may pay $275 for
two books at the Guliford College book
store, and a biology major may have paid
$175 for two books at the Greensboro
On average, the cost of textbooks, ac
cording to three college bookstore manag
ers " from Bennett, Greensboro College
and Guilford College - can range from as
low as 65 cents or as high as $105.
"I think that prices in the bookstore at
Bennett are outrageously priced compared
to other bookstores," said Chassidy Moore,
a sophomore biology major from Virginia.
Most collegiate boofcsiores have no con
trol over the price of textbooks.
"The prices for the bookstore are deter
mined by the mark up of the book by the
publisher," said Cliff Braly.bookstoreman-
ager of Greensboro College.
Guilford, Greensboro, and Bennett col
leges belong to an organization called
NACS, National Association of College
Stores which enables the bookstores to buy
on discount and sell to the students and
faculty. All three bookstores pay a net price
from the publisher and a sometimes get
some sort of discount.
"If our bookstore buys the bode from
them [the textbook publisher] for $40 then
we [the bookstwe] sell the same book with
a 15 percent off the price to the students,"
TURN TO Book costs on Page 3
DST sponsors seminar on nonviolence
By Paquita Herring
About 45 people packed the parlor of
Jones Hall OcL 14 to discuss for the
NonviolenceSeminar hosted by the Omi-
cron Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Amy Redford, Guilford College ac
tivities coordinator and sexual abuse coun
selor, presented information to students
about how to deal with violent act such as
rape. During her presentation students
completed worksheets that they discussed
Redford presented statistics about rape
and explained to the students the difference
between sexual assault, consent non-con
sent and rape.
Redford, who said that she was sexually
assaulted in when she was acoUege student
also said that 84 percent of the people
attacked know their attacker and that 55
percent of rapes are alcohol related and 40
percent go unreported.
“It was necessary for us to iwesent this
seminar to make others aware of just how
close to home violent acts hit,” said Amber
Bradshaw, senior psychology major from
Chicago, and member of the sorority.