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In Founder’s Footsteps
It was January 13, 1913, when 22
women at Howard University joined
together to form Delta Sigma Theta
Since then over 125,000 women from
college campuses across the nation have
become part of this organization which
stresses excellence, scholarship and com
mitment from its members.
Many of these members have gone on
to become some of America’s greatest
women, such as Leontyne Price. Mary
McCloud Bethune, Nikki Giovanni and
The Kappa Omicron Chapter of UNC
celebrated the sorority’s founders week
January 12-16 with a host of activities.
Some of these activities included a
showing of “Lady Sings the Blues, ” to
portray the hardships of black females and
“A night of Poetry, ” featuring writings
from famous black writers as well as from
UNC's own talented writers.
Dean Donella Croslan, a member of
Delta Sigma Theta, spoke on cultural
identity and pooling of resources Tuesday,
January 13, at Hinton James Residence
On Friday, January 17, area Deltas
joined together at the Upendo Lounge to
celebrate the sorority’s founding.
The president of Kappa Omicron
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Euelona
White said she would like to see the Deltas
of today continue to strive for the ideals
laid down by the founding Deltas.
“The founding Deltas had a strong
notion of scholarship, a strong notion of
social activism and a strong notion of
black culture,” White said.
“I would like to see the Deltas con
tinue to cultivate and progress in striving
to reach the ideals of our founders.”
By Shelia Simmons, Editor
Black Women Unite
Black women on the UNC campus
need a unifying organization and a voice
to be reckoned with, according to senior
Cassandra Butts. Therefore, Butts and a
central committee formed Black Women
About 70 women attended the
organization’s first full body meeting in
November. Since then, the BWU has been
working to promote interest and set goals
for the newly formed organization and its
The group’s central committee has
been holding weekly meetings since mid-
October to design a charter.
Butts said the BWU would try to
work closely with other black organiza
tions to become actively involved in cam
pus issues. Some of the major events
planned for upcoming months include
Black History Month activities and a
Mother/Daughter Weekend. The
Mother/Daughter Weekend will attempt
to unite mothers and daughters in activities
around the campus. Butts said.
Many of the women present attend
ed the meeting for similar reasons. Pam
Tolson, a freshman, said she felt it was
time for black women at the university to
join together to accomplish common
Charla Robinson, a graduate student,
said she thinks the organization can be
strong if the black women on the campus
are enthusiastic about what the group
By Taundra S. Woodard, News Editor
Newsome Wins Miss Omega Psi Phi Crown
Sharon Newsome walked away with
the Miss Omega Psi Phi crown Friday
night, January 16, beating out five other
contestants and helping Omega Psi Phi
raise $500 for the United Negro College
Newsome, a 19 year old junior from
Pikesville, NC sang Patti LaBelle’s
“There’s a Winner in You” before a
crowd of about 500 in the Great Hall. She
received a $100 scholarship for her
Doretha Fouskee, a North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State Univer
sity professor and judge for the pageant,
accepted the check for the United Negro
The United Negro College Fund
represents a fund-raising consortium of
four-year private historically black
The fully accredited institutions
represent all but one accredited black col
lege in the United States.
Because of the efforts of the United
Negro College Fund, more than 50,000
black youths receive financial assistance
and opportunity, according to Omega Psi
Phi sweetheart Tony Koonce.
Regina Dalton won first runner-up as
well as Miss Congeniality.
Kelly Jones, a junior from
Greensboro, NC captured the second
The ladies competed in the areas ui
talent, sportswear, formal wear and ques
Judges, along with Fouskee, includ
ed Assistant Dean of General College
Donella Croslan and WRAL sportscaster
Other contestants in the contest in
cluded Dana Easterling, Tryphenia Peele
and Robin Cox.
By Sheila Simmons,
Summer Program Set Up for Potential Journalists
A two-week reporting/intern seminar
for current minority college sophomores
has been set up by the School of Jour
nalism at UNC.
The program, which chooses aspir
ing college journalists from across the
country, wll be headed by associate jour
nalism professor, Harry Amana, along
with the help of assistant professor Regina
DURHAM - Headaches may occur
more frequently among college students
than the rest of the population, according
to a Duke University Medical Center
neurologist, who offers advice aboui how
to prevent and cure headaches.
“Stress causes the majority of
headaches, and cc llcge students are
among the most susceptible part of the
population because they are often harder
workers, more compulsive, more intense
and overachieving,” said Dr. Marvin
Rozear, Duke Assistant Professor of
Neurology. “The people working hard to
make it to the top are the ones getting the
Eating right and getting enough sleep
are the best ways to prevent a headache.
A nap or an over-the-counter pain reliever
‘ is the best way to get rid of a headache.
"Isolated headaches that occur infre
G. Sherard. It is scheduled to last from
The one year old program was started
when Thomas E. Engleman, the executive
director of the Dow Jones Newspaper
Fund, granted the Journalism School
$21,000 for the program alone.
Last year, the program attracted such
finalists from Stanford University to Tift
College, a private college in Forsyth,
Georgia. Three blacks, four Asians and
one Hispanic received two weeks of train
ing and then worked as full-time interns
at daily newspapers in Greensboro; Dan
bury and New London, Connecticut;
Atlanta; Gary, Indiana; Mesa, Arizona;
Fort Worth, Texas; and West Palm
Beach, Florida. The program paid for
their transportation to Chapel Hill and to
the newspaper site only.
The Newspaper Fund, Inc., later
awarded each of them with a $1,000
As a result, the program has
developed potential journalists. One of last
year's participants will be working for the
New York Times this summer.
To Your Health
Headaches Are Common Concurrence Among
College Students, Says Duke Neurologist
quently are hard to prevent, and it’s pro
bably not worth the effort,” Rozear said.
“If you have frequent headaches, maybe
you should change your lifestyles.”
Sometimes it’s simply a matter of
finding out what triggers the headache and
avoiding it. If you get a headache after
eating chocolate, then cut out the
chocolate, he advised.
“On days I miss lunch, it's automatic
— I get a headache,” he said. “If I eat
lunch, I don’t have that problem.”
If headaches occur often enough to
interrupt your life, and the usual remedies
don't helg, it maybe necessary to see a
“Any headache that lasts more than
24 hours should cause alarm and result in
medical attention,” he said.
It is also a good idea to seek medical
attention for headaches that:
— Last over 24 hours in an ac
celerating pattern, increasing in frequen
cy over the months and weeks.
— Consistently begin in the morning
and are associated with head movement.
— Are accompanied by any
neurological dysfunction such as visual
disturbance, weakness, numbness,
memory loss, passing out or seizures.
— Occur for more than a few days
following a head injury.
Ninety-eight percent of headaches are
caused by stress and worry. The rest are
caused by allergic reactions to food, in
flamed sinuses, head injuries and brain
tumors, he said.
There are two kinds of headaches:
vascular, in which the blood vessels in the
head go into spasm, dilating and throbb
ing; and tension, in which the muscles at
tached to the head contract.
Most migraine and hangover
headaches are the vascular type, and most
others are the tension type.
Rozear said the “migraine personali
ty” is typically an “ultracompulsive,
perfectionist, over-achieving, perfect-
citizen type who never misses a chance to
do his duty and acts in a perfectly accep
Although there is a strong tendency
for several members of the same family
to get migraines, environment probably
plays a stronger role than heredity, he
“No one has ever found a headache
gene,” he said.
“Many migraines are likely a per
sonality trait,” he said. “If you grew up
in a family where the reaction pattern was
to say ’I have a headache,’ you may react
that way also.”