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is flag girl
Can you imagine performing before a
crowd of over 40,000‘’ Sherrylyn Ford can.
Ford represents more than just another
Carolina sophomore. Being the only black
member of the Carolina flag corps is truly
an outstanding achievement.
Ford easily relates the fun of marching
and working together with the other girls.
"The girls are nice and it’s fun," she
Ford feels that more Blacks need to
become aware of extra-curricular ac
tivities. "The main reason for so little
Black input is the lack of information con
cerning tryouts," said Ford.
Ford's overall impression of Blacks at
Carolina is that, "in times of real direct
crisis, we unite to do what we have to do.
Some Blacks are too eager to segregate.
We need to be ?» part of the entire universi
ty, not a separate unit." She stressed unity
and organization as important factors for
A native of Henderson, N.C. Ford is dou
ble majoring in broadcast journalism and
Spanish. In addition to working on the flag
corps, she is currently a minority student
advisor, and a member of Minorities in the
Electronic Media (MIEM).
Senior fall weekend
The first Senior Fall Weekend was held last Thursday, Oct. 25 with ac
tivities culminating on Sunday. The weekend was sponsored by the Senior
Class of 1980, campus organizations, alumni groups, area merchants and
The purpose of the week was to honor, recognize and thank the seniors for
three years of work they have contributed to the University and its com
Following is a list of activities and events:
Thurs. Oct. 25
The Pit from 12 until 3; BSM chairperson William Bynum other speakers
and the BSM Gospel Choir
The Pit from 8 until 10; Apple Chill Cloggers
Fh. Oct. 26
The Pit from 12 until 3; Pep rally for the senior football players. Local
Great Hall; Fall disco sponsored by Omega Psi Phi for the senior class.
Sat. Oct. 27
Kenan Stadium at 1; UNC vs. East Carolina, pregrame presentation to the
The Pit from 9 until 12; Local band
Sun. Oct. 28
Church and music in the park
Black professional speaks to Journalism students
Being Black will affect any job you have in one way or another said Sam Fulwood,
sports writer for the Charlotte Observer, at a Journalism 53 Professional Colloquium.
A group of about 40 UNC students and faculty attended the meeting at which the
former UNC student talked abut his job as a professional journalist.
"Being Black is something you should never get away from," said Fulwood. He admits
that his color has surprised several people. "I’ve gone on assignments and had people ac
tually tell me i didn’t expect you to look the way you do."’
Fulwood says that being Black can be an advantage. "My first internship was affected
by my being Black. But being Black doesn’t help if you can’t produce. Then its neither an
advantage nor a disadvantage.”
Fulwood’s color is only one of the problems he has encountered since he joined the
Obser\’er staff some two years ago.
Minority advisory program
offers tutorial sessions
"Being young and new at reporting was hard” Fulwood said. His most serious pro
blems as a beginning reporter were “carelessness and impatience.” He adds that he was
also not as complete and thorough in his writing as he could have been.
However, Fulwood counteracted this by being exceptional in relating to people and
talking to them at touchy or irritable moments without getting them mad. He attributes
this to the psychology courses he took here at the university. Fulwood believes that both
psychology and English courses should supplement the curriculum of anyone who is
seriously considering journalism as a major. ‘‘Journalism majors should be well-
rounded,” he said.
Fulwood is a native of Monroe, N.C. While attending UNC, he was features editor for
the Black Ink, staff writer for the Daily Tar Heel, and a member of the Order of the
Elliott announces plan
to seek election
GWENDOLYN F. BRANCH
Need help with Zoology’ Want your
paper proofread’ Need to review that
foreign language? Well, here is the right
place to be at the right time:
Monday — Ehringhaus 4th floor study
Tuesday — James seminar room
Wednesday • James seminar room
Thurs^y — Cobb recreation room
The tutorial sessions, sponsored by the
Minority Advisory Program, originated to
help students who are having trouble in
their courses improve study habits or have
a test reviewed for them.
The subjects offered at the sessions are
foreign language, English, chemistry,
biology, zoology and math. All students
are invited to attend these sessions. They
are not limited to minority students only.
Forty-six minority advisors are involved
in this program. Four advisors and a
graduate assistant are present at the ses
sions. Each minority advisor tutors at
least once a month.
•‘I’m very happy to see that many
students are taking part in the tutorial ses
sions.” says Rhonda Bennett, an advisor,
‘‘because no one attended last year.”
Long time Chapel Hill resident Edith
Elliott announced her intentions to seek
election to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board
of Education on September 24.
“EXPERIENCE with the school system
as a parent. My two children have attend
ed the Chapel Hill-Carrboro system for the
past nine years. In 1977 I was appointed by
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Educa
tion to serve on the redistricting task force
and chaired the subcommittee studying
racial balance. I have done volunteer work
in the classroom and have served as a PTA
“LEADERSHIP that I feel I can con
tribute to the school board. My activities in
this community cover a wide spectrum —
health, housing, social needs and the
university. I can draw on my participation
in all of these areas and their interrelation
ships with public education. My
background in this regard is unique among
the candidates thus far announced.
“COMMITMENT to the belief that our
system must above all else provide an
educational experience that enables every
student the opportunity to develop to his or
her fullest potential.”
Elliott, who resides at 142 Ridge Tr.,
Village West, is Director of the UNC Cam
pus Y. She is a member of the Chapel Hill
Housing Authority Board of Commis
sioners; a member of the Board of Direc
tors of the Inter-Faith Coimcil for Social
Services; chairs one and serves on several
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