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‘tW ^ 'WWie Caiduell ho& -trw • ■'- ■-' e^pecWllM IW Cvin, }£> n«^ c)e(wSi£d'^ JnrxcitTi Campus NAACP group to sponsor Open Mic event BY LA SHAINNA K. CAMPBELL Editorial Page Editor If you are creative and have talent, and you want ev»yone to know about it, March 28 could be your time to shine. The campus chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring "Open Mic Night" where students, faculty and staff from Bennett and otha cam puses will showcase their various taints. The program, "Express Your self," will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the cafetoia. "We're looking for positivity along with creative expression," said treasurer for the NAACP Ayanna Na'im. Na’im is a senior computer science major from Philadelphia. "Any kind of talent will make us lu^y, frxHn playing an instrument to reading poetry," said Joy Scott, president of the campus chapter. "The mMiey we raise from "Ex press Yourseir will help us to be come more visible cm campus." Scott said. Scou is a junior and mass communications major from Newport News, Va. The open mic {Hogram will be tfie third fund raisCT for the NAACP this year. Tickets fw the event are $1 fOT Bennett students and $2 for others. INSIDE Tins ISSUE Bellespeak Page 2.... Belles speak out about mother accused of killing her five children News & Features Page 3 It's time to get in shape. Critic's Comer Page 4.... Denzel's latest movie "John Q." gets four reels. Bennett Banner Theatre major selected as semifinalist Bloodhound on campus Chary Pace, (shownabove) a first-year student ma joring In mass communications, served as the cam pus "Bloodhound" mascot, for the American Red Cross on campus Feb. 20. Delta Sigma Theta Soror ity, Inc. sponsored the blood drive which took place In the Student Union. Photo by Takesha Briggins, Banner Photographer and Reporter. BY CARAH L. B. HERRING Banner Reporter Watch out Halle Berry and J. Lo. At least one dramatic Belle will be taking over in no time. Ruby Thomas, a junior the atre major fromNew Britain Ccmn., was chosen as a semifinalist after a preliminary competition at the American College Theater Festi val at Converse College in Spartansburg, S. C., Feb. 5 to 9. Thomas and Kiandra Parks an other theatre majorcompeted against approximately 400 other college actors from six southern states for the prestigious IreneRyan Award. Thomas was one of 25 paformers selected to ctmpete as a finalist The Irene Ryan Award, named for the late actress who portrayed Granny Clampett in the 1960's hit series "The Beverly Hillbillies" is a $500 scholarship given to out standing student performers at eight ACTF regional festivals na tionwide. Thomas and Parks were in vited to attend the regional compe tition by ACTF committee repre sentatives based on their perfor mances in the play "Indigo Blues." The two performed in October during the North Carolina ACTF State Festival at Meredith College in Raleigh. This was the second time Ben nett has been represented at the ACTF. "I was surprised when I first heard the news. Obviously, they [the committee members] saw Theatre Continued on Page 3 Election process changed; all results will be posted BY NATALIE JORDAN Banner Reporter Hear ye! Hear Ye! The election process has been revised. "As of now, there has not been a dramatic change in the election process," said Miss Royal Blue and White, Claudia Pearson. "The only difference is a print out [of the election results]." Eligibility requirements are the same. To run for SGA presi dent, vice president. Miss Bennett College, or Miss Royal Blue and White, the student must have a 2.8 cumulative grade point average, 60 credit hours, tliree letters of recomm^dation, and two con secutive semesters of satisfactory ACES. For all other SGA execu tive board positions and class of ficers, a student must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, two letters of recommendation, and two consecutive semesters of sat isfactory ACES. This year, however, all the elec tion results, including the number of votes and their percentages will be posted. Also there will be a joint announcement of the SGA cabinetand the Royal Court In the past, names of the new Miss Ben nett andMissRoyalBlue and White were not released with the cabinet a(^intments. Pearson said that a duty of Election Continued on Page 3

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