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DECEMBER 12, 1972
STRIVE TO BE HAPPY
With the coming of the New Year, we are faced with numerous
directions 'n which to turn. Will we make more New Year’s
Resolutions with no intentions of keeping them? Will 1973 be
just another year or will it be a year of progress for you?
Looking back at ’72, we can see our nation in stress. The
high points of that stress were the economic freeze, the Peace
Talks that never materialized peace, the election whose turn
out of 54% nominated the President, the ever rising crime rate
and added pollution. What will 1973 bring?
’73 can bring progress and happiness if we work as a nation,
as a human race, together, to achieve peace and stability,
’73 can be a successful year if you continually make yourself
aware of the numerous problems and dedicate yourself to being
a part of the solution instead of a part of the problem.
As a person, ’73 can be a progressive year if you examine
yourself thoroughly; find your strengths, your weaknesses. Af
ter you have analyzed yourself, construct the type of person
that you would like to be. Talk with friends, your family, your
associates. Treat them as people and don’t become a part of the
As Les Crane reads in DESIDERATA, “...Be on good terms
with all persons....Enjoy your achievements as well as your
plans...Strive to be happy.”
Strive to be happy in 1973.
Judy K. Moore
It’s Not The End
By JOSEPH N. HOLDEN
Broncos of FSU, we are now at the end of a long journey, if it
Is only for a little while. It’s been rough, but we can look at it
this way, this is one road we won’t have to travel again, one se
mester we have completed.
We have had many programs that should have interested us, and
I know we have had a few that didn’t. But now we are beginning a
new year or I should say, preparing for the new year.
All of our education hasn’t been in the classroom. We have
learned patience, collectivity and had many new experiences.
All of this is a kind of education. If there is one and only one
thing you have learned at Fayetteville State, that is patience.
Of course we have had lots of things to complain about, some
reasonable and some unreasonable, but they’re now in the past,
so we can forget those. Just look for new problems to face and
to deal with, most of all, try to solve. You just have to make the
best of the situation you are in, instead of “beefing” about it,
not really accomplishing anything. (See Page 8)
They Want To Know
By VALINDA CARTER and JOSEPH N. HOLDEN
Why do we have to pay for guests when they are staying in
your room? A, W., freshman from Fayetteville, N C
ANSWER: ‘ '
According to Mrs. Simmons, Director of Smith Hall, if the
dorms were opened to the public, there would definitely be an
overflow. So there is a system set up to avoid creating problems
for the students and the dormitory directors, by asking an addi
tional price for the guest.
cafeteria so high? C.G.,
Why is the cost of meats in the
a sophomore from Greensboro, N.C.
Mr. Elbert Smith, Director of Food Services, says the cost of
meats in the cafeteria are not higher now than they have been in
the last two years.
Is ROTC required for entering freshmen and why is the pro
gram at FSU? — B.N,, a freshman from Warsaw, N.C.
Sargeant Whitaker says it is not required and the reason it
is at FSU is because so many students wanted it.
What is the value of ROTC for college students; -- W.M.,
a junior from Kinston, N.C.
The United States Air Force has often been in the forefront
of contributions to flight, research and development. From the
magazine, “What’s New”, it was stated, the safety and well
being of the nation is due largely because of the existence of a
well-educated, versatile and professional officer corps.
Cadets who complete Air Force ROTC realize a sense of
high personal achievement and the self-satisfaction of being able
to handle with assurance the many executive challenges in the
modern Air Force”.
The Black Power
The Black College students
of today are setting themsel
ves up to be labeled the big
gest “Uncle Toms”. As I
speak, read, and listen to
Black college students, I feel
a sense of let down compared
to those students of 5-8 years
ago. The Black power move
ment has been regulated to
an ancillary position for styl
ing, being bad, being super-
Fly, riding in your badd-
rides, and Sking up (Get High).
The Black college student
has not taken advantage of
materials, speakers, pro
grams, or themselves to build
and help develop a newer and
more viable alternatives to
those problems that adverse
ly afflict the black commun
ity. The most frustrating as
pect of this Black power myth
among Black collegiates, is that, they really think you are
jiveing when you tell them what is really coming down in the
country and the world.
It is my contention that black college students may develop
a philosophy and/or ideology. READ, think constantly, involve
your self with intellectual combat. The black college student
also has a commitment to the black community as well as to
themselves. The black college student’s mere presence in the
community could provide an otherwise unavailable role model
for young black children and, as the student tests out his theo
ries learned in the class room by participating in activities
and apprenticeships where applicable (say, in black politics,
black economics, black Journalism, black theatre, etc,)
THE BATTLE FOR BLACK STUDIES, by Nathan Hare, BLACK
SCHOLAR, May 1972.
The time of hucklebucking through fraternity clubs, social clubs,
being part-time students and full-time drug-store cowboys, and
trying to run a tr’ck game on everybody is over. The future of black folks is on your shoulders.
If you are too weak, can’t stand the mental and physical combat that will be needed to wage this
struggle, please go back home. The need today is for the dedicated. Those who welcome a mental.
Intellectual, economic, or cultural struggle more than they welcome a bottle of WINE; those that
will develop their minds as well as their bodies. The black colleges will have to produce more
black scholars and theorists. Relegate those who seek to divide, shuck and jive to positions of
Pick up the torch that DuBois, Stokely, Martin, Chuck Stone, Hamilton, and many other black
minds carried for you. There is a need for more black college students to challenge the world, the
systems, the concepts and ideas that controls us. Most of all, you need to challenge yourself, the
books, the professors/instructors. Don’t let the fires of hope, liberation, progress, and sanity
die on the black, on the football field, down at Vick’s, or even at the Downtowner.
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AinH No Such
By VIRGINIA GRAHAM
This article reflects the au
thor’s opinion. Voice editors
may agree or may not. How
This is the era of "cultural
disadvantage.” Once people
were poor, then (in succes
sion) needy, deprived, under
privileged, and now disadvan
taged. Someone who is called
probably lives in an inner-city
area or possibly a remote ru
ral one; he is either unem
ployed and on welfare or his
family income is under a cer
Webster defines culture as
“... a distinct complex of tra
dition of a racial, religious or
social group.” Disadvantaged
is defined as unfavorable or
prejudicial condition or cir
cumstances; handicap.” Put
ting these together, a cul
turally disadvantaged person
is one who is handicrapped by
a lack of culture or tradition.
Does this definition fit those
who have been lalieled? Is it
true that some of us come
from backgrounds completely
void of anything cultural? Dr.
Leonard Kaplan, Associate
Professor of Elementary Ed
ucation at the University of
NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Perhaps the term has been used many ways and James Paige,
Commissioner of North Carolina Department of Youth Develop
ment, utilized this term in his keynote address to Fayetteville
State University’s New Career Opportunities Conference,Thurs
day and Friday, November 16, 17.
Paige urged the near capacity audience in the J. W. Seabrook
Auditorium to rip-off the instructors and professors at Fay
etteville State University for all of the educational knowledge
they can possibly secure.
“The four years you spend at Fayetteville State University
will be the best four years of your life and it behooves you to
take advantage of every educational opportunity while here,”
he said. “You should continually probe the library and other in
stitutional resource centers to gain all the knowledge you can.”
Paige, a 1956 graduate of FSU is the first and only black to
head a North Carolina State agency. Paige supervises more
than one-thousand employees and his agency has an annual bud
get of over $25-million.
Paige admonished his audience to get your blackness toge
ther. Mix it with English, physics, mathematics, business and
others. “These are the necessary ingredients that you will need
to cope with the problems of the world once you have,” he con
“We have been able to conquer some of the most concerting
mysteries of the world and yet we have not learned to live to
gether. Man has walked on the moon, constructed skyscrapers,
tunnels and accomplished many other challenging things, but
we have not learned to live together on earth.
“Human relations and the respect for each other are some of
the most important areas we need to dwell on. We must learn to
Paige’s address was a part of the Fayetteville State University
Careers Conference. More than twenty graduates, representa
tives from industries, and government were on campus to hold
group sessions with students and individuals concerning new
careers for Fayetteville State University graduates and other
institutions similarly situated.
Florida says, “Of course
not.” In every environment,
regardless of its characteris
tics, there is a tradition, old
new or a mixture — a way
of doing things, a way of liv
ing, a way of life. Culture is
not the inheritance of the rich;
it is the inheritance of all.
Dr. Kaplan, says that evory
child brings to school a
wealth of experiences, whe
ther they fit him for tradi
tional schooling or not. To
the child, his own experiences
have meaning. They have in
large measure shaped him. It
is through these experiences
that the child perceives him
self, his school, his teacher
and what education has to offer
Thus Kaplan concludes that
there is no such thing as cul
turally disadvantage. What is