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Black ink : Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. online resource ([Chapel Hill, N.C.]) 1969-current, April 20, 1988, Image 16

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Page 16 April 20, 1988 Calendar of Events Important Dates compiled by ROWENA CARTER Staff Writer Final Exam Schedule All IO:(X) a.m. Classes on MWF April 25 8:00 a.m. All 9:30 a.m. Cliis.scs on TTH -- M»n. Apr. 25 12:00 N(«m All .“iilM) p.m. Classes on MWF' Moii. Apr. 25 4:00 p.m. All Classes mceling alter .SiOO p.m. on M or MW Mon. Apr. 25 Class i'ime All 8:00 Classes on 1111 Tucs. Apr. 26 9:00 a.m. All 3:.10 p.m. Classes on TTH. *Biisi 71, 72- -Tucs. Apr. 26 2:00 p.m. *Jour Tues. Apr. 26 7:00 p.m. All Classes meeting alter 5:IX) p.m. on T or 1 H - Tucs. Apr. 26 Class Time All Fren, Gern\, Ital. Span. Port 1, IX. 2. 2X, 3. 4; Russ 1,2—Wed. Apr. 27 9:00 a.m. All I I :(X) a.m. Classes on MWI-- — Wed. Apr. 27 9:00 a.m. All Classes meeting alter 5:(K) p.m. on W only Wed. Apr. 27 Cla,ss Time All 8:00 a.m. Classes on MWF - - -Thiir. Apr. 28 8:00 a.m. All 12:.30 p.m. Classes on I I II - - Thiir. Apr. 28 I2:(MI N(m»ii All ,S:(M) p.m. Classes on TTH; '’'Math 22. .M). ."^I. .^2 1 luir. Apr. 28 4:00 p.m. All Classes meeting alter p.m. on FH only Thiir. Apr. 28 Class Time All 9:(K) a.m. Classes on MWF — -Fri. Apr. 29 9:00 a.m. All 2:00 p.m. Clas.ses on MWF - Fri. Apr. 29 2:00 p.m. All I 1:00 a.m. Classes on TTH, *Chem I42L —Sal. Apr. 30 9:00 a.m. All 4:00 p.m. Classes on MWF Sat. Apr. 30 2:00 p.m. All I2:(X) Noon Clas.ses on MWF; *Chem 1701,. I71L Mon. May 2 9:00 a.m. All 3:(K) p.m. Classes on MWF; ''^Biisi 24; "'Chcm 411., 62L. I82L, ami All Classes not otherwise provided for in this schedule -Mon. May 2 2:00 p.m. All 1:00 p.m. Classes on MWF Tucs. May 3 9:00 a.m. All 2:00 Classes on Til - Tues. May 3 2:00 p.m. NOTE: Common exams arc iiuliailed hy tin a.sleri.sk (*). Greek Cultural & Social Events Black Student Movement and Black Greek Council April 8 Carnival '88, Ehringhaus Field, 3:00-7:00 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity April 8 Spring Stepshow and Party, CJreal Hall, 10:00 p.m. Until April 10 3.0 QI’A llaiu|uct for Black Freshman, Black Cultural Center, 7:00 p.m. Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority April 10 Art Show: “A Salute To Contemporary Black American Art”, Student Union, 3:00 p.m. Founder’s Week Activities April 17 “Get Acquainted with Theta Pi" — Inrurnial Rush, Student Union, Km 226, l:(HI p.m. April 18 - Colors Day for All (;recks. Balloons sold in the Pit to help sp«nisor African Relief Project, 11:00-1:30 p.m. Spring Stepshow, Great Hall, 5:(M) p.m. April 20 Hair, Skin Care, and Make-up Show, Student Union Km. 211-212, 6:30 p.m. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity April 13 Spring Stepshow, Great Hall, 7:00 p.m. Della Sigma Theta Sorority April 16 Della/AKA Party (Duke University) April 19 Special Olymics (Participatin in). Track Field April 22 Spring Stepshow, Great Hall, 7:00 p.m. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity April 19 Spring Stepshow, Great Hall, 7:00 p.m. Spring Stepshow, Great Hall, 5:00 p.m. Zela Phi Beta Sorority April 21 Spring Stepshow, Great Hall, 7:00 p.m. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity April 20 From the editor by SHERRY WHITESIDES Editor I am very proud to be black. 1 am proud to have had the opportunity to be the editor of a black newspaper on a predominantly white campus. Most of all, I am proud that on May 8th, I can look back and say, “It’s been a real struggle, and I'm so glad I didn't give up.” The 1987-88 school year has been a mixture of change, excitement, disap pointment, and success for the black stu dent community at UNC. We as black students must remember that our future is what we make of it. Our generation has had more open doors for opportunity than any generation before us. No one is go ing to stand at that door and lead you in. Go ahead, be brave, accept the challenges, and ask God to give you strength to en dure whatever is on the other side. Racism is prevalent everywhere, not just on this campus, but in every corner of life. However, we must not use racism as a crutch for our own slackness. Don't say you can’t “get ahead" because “They are too prejudiced,’’ when you, yourself, haven’t even tried. Racism is real, but it is no excuse. It should make blacks fight harder, not take a back seat. If we don't watch out, the black race will destroy itself and everything that blacks have fought for all these years, because we are constantly destroying each other. I would like to thank all of the Black Ink staff for an outstanding job. Without your dependability and concern for the Black Ink, it would not have been a suc cess. I hope that you will continue this tradition in the years to come. 1 would also like to thank you, the readers, for your advice, encouragement, and support. Sigma Sickle Ceil Continued from page 14 which are normally packed with hemoglobin. Within this hemoglobin there I is oxygen, necessary for the body and its organs to work properly. A person with sickle cell anemia, the most serious of all sickle cell diseases, has half as many red blood cells as someone else. This accounts for a victim’s constant fatigue and inability to stay active. “There are a lot of things I can’t do like fly airplanes, go to the mountains, or any other kind of strenuous activity,’’ she said. Even though Duckett missed two months of school last year because she was constantly in the infirmary for treatments, she remains academically stable and continues her studies as a nur sing major. “I’m missing classes this year too,’’ she says. “Just this morning I took some medication, fell asleep, and missed them all.’’ But Duckett claims that she won’t let the disease get her down. In fact, she says someday she plans to have children and continue on with her life. “There are tests now to determine whether your baby has the sickle cell trait,’’ she said. “I just don’t want them to go through what I'm going through.” One out of every ten Black Americans is a carrier of the sickle cell trait. But the hope for a future free of sickle cell, a disease that may be fatal in some cases, is dismal and an ultimate cure is unknown. “We do see a problem here,” says Dr. Orringer. “Our ability to cure the disea.se hasn’t kept up with the pace of the disease.” In all, Orringer says sickle cell is the best understood of all genetic blood diseases and research will definitely continue. “It's just so hard sometimes,” con cludes Duckett. “No one can sympathize with me becuase no one really knows what I am going through.”

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