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THE NEWS ARGUS
Vol. 46, No. 1
♦ Winston-Salem State University Student Newspaper Since 1962 ♦ vv-ww.thenewsarsns.coni
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Photo by Stephanie Douthit
Upperclassmen transported to temporary ‘hotel housing’
Because of the record number of incoming freshman, several sophomores,
juniors and seniors have been temporarily housed in three area hotels;
Wingate by Wyndham, Hawthorne Inn and Brookstown Inn. The university
partnered with the Winston-Salem Transit Authority to provide regular shuttle
service between the hotels and campus. The WSSU shuttle runs every 30
minutes Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. and every two hours on
Parking policy overhaul
includes new gated lots
BY TRYGEANIA DOWELL
When it comes to parking
procedures at Winston-Salem
State, change is always con
Assigned parking lots, new-
gated lots, gated lots last year
are not this year, the cost of
daily passes have increased as
well as added parking meters
and improved shuttle serv
ices. Parking lots have new
names, and there are at least
seven new employee gated
lots closer to campus.
"The gated lots are for fac
ulty and staff," said Lt. Patrick
Ansel of the WSSU Police
"We are trying to make the
campus pedestrian friendly.
Students come and go. Faculty
and staff don't. There has been
a drastic drop in traffic on
campus [since the installation
of the new lots]," Ansel Said.
Lot F, behind the Hauser
building, was a commuter lot
continued on Page 3
‘Red Sea of Sound’ band
booming in mennbership
BY STEPHANIE DOUTHIT
Winston-Salem State has
experienced rapid growth in
enrollment recently and so has
the marching band.
The Red Sea of Sound now
totals 180 members, up from
130 members during the 2007-
Director of Bands, Dr.
Michael Magruder credits the
bands participation in the 2008
Honda Battle of The Bands
competition in Atlanta for the
increase in ranks.
"We've opened up a lot of
eyes and given our band and
university exposure," he said.
"We also have a recruitment
team that travels to various
schools and makes personal
"I noticed the band was
larger this year at one of their
performances at a yard festi
val," junior Carese Bates said.
"I was impressed."
Magruder began as a band
director and an instructor five
continued on Page 3
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Recovery Montln. Recovery Month is a nationwide
celebration of people in long-term recovery from sub
stance use disorders, and is supported by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. The 2008 theme is “Join the Voices
for Recovery: Real People, Real Recovery.”
Source; Wilmington News Journal, Wilmington, Ohio
Sheryl Lee Ralph, a Tony award-nomi-
nated actress will perform in “Sometimes
I Cry,” a one-woman production Sept. 25,
at 7:30 p.m. in Kenneth R. Williams
Auditorium. Ralph, an honored AIDS
activist, conceived and wrote the pro
duction. The event is free and open to
Source: WSSU Press Release
A Sumpter County woman was sum
moned to court for a child support pay
ment of 63 cents due to a new comput
erized system. Ironically, her children
are no longer children and she also has
grandchildren. She received a letter at
the end of her child support duties near
ly 12 years ago that she paid in full.
Source: WLTX-TV Columbia, S.C.