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Black Men Not Getting Any Respect
By Garrett N. James
Too often I ha\ e heard the "I
can't find a good man" speech,
or shall I say. complaint. Then
the same complainers are stating
how "us" males are no good and
only out for one thing. I am just
tired of being categorized and
here to set some things straight.
1 think that the reason you
complainers cannot find a good
man is because you are really not
good females yourselves. Dirt
will always attract more dirt and
that is just the bottom line. Take
things one step at a time and start
off by cleaning your own
house. Another reason for your
failed attempts at finding a "good
man" is that your eyes are glued
on the wrong things. What \ou
really want is someone who has
superb internal qualities. Why
then w ould you judge e\ er>lhing
from an external point of \ iew ?
No. you don't haA e to be ugly
to be a good person and just
because someone is “pleasing to
the eye" does not mean that he/
she has a horrible personalit\’.
Maybe you all just need to
exercise patience and see
e\er} thing that someone has to
offer before you run toward the
guys living the fast and
destructi\ e lifest} les. Truthfully,
the types of females that are so
hypnotized by material
possessions are the ones not
really w anted by the truly “decent
males" and these males couldn't
care less whether } ou ruin your
li\ es and become more bitter tlian
you already are. That is just less
trouble that they haA e to deal with.
Now. let's examine the “they
only out for one thing" phrase.
If this is really true and if you all
are already aw are of it, then w hy
are you continuing to allow
yourself to become victims'^ E\ er
heard of learning your lesson?
The other point is that if you
have what all guys want,
wouldn't that put you in charge?
For example, if a butcher
knows that his town is starving
and he is the only meat producer
around, he is then able to control
the town. Why is this not the
case w ith you?
If males are really only out
for one thing and you ha\ e that
one thing, why can you not be
the controller? Why do you
insist on being the one
controlled? If they do go out and
find another butcher, isn't that
simply less worn, for you? Bui
no. you insist on giving av.ay
your meat after they ha\ e alread)
been to another town and gotten
some from there too. Makes no
since to me.
Then after they hav e recei\ ed
your meat and left, you hav e the
audacity to wonder why. And
there you are again: young, sad.
Your just rew ard. I am not on
anyone's side; I just tell it like it is.
Wise up. or shut up! That's m^y
stor} and I’m sticking to it. End.
College Student Dies Excitement Of Homecoming
Durlns Initiation Leads to Several Disturbances
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By Rich McKay
The Orlando Sentinel
A 20-\ear-old Bethune-Cookman College student died early
Tuesday during what police are calling an initiation "run” for an off-
campus club called the Brothers of Destiny. Police said Alex
Anderson may have been blindfolded and chased during the initiation.
A passing motorist found Anderson, a second-year computer
student from Deltona, lying by the side of the road about 2:30
a.m. several blocks from the B-CC campus, near the comer of
Hudson and Hawk streets.
The motorist, Adam Charles, said he was “just trying to help
out” and took Anderson to the hospital. But it was too late.
Doctors a short time later pronounced Anderson dead from heart
failure. Initial results from an autopsy indicate the death w as natural,
said Police Sgt. A1 Tolley. Camesha Whittaker, a spokeswoman
for B-CC said she was told by Anderson's mother that her son
had a heart murmur. Anderson’s mother could not be reached for
Da>tona Beach police are investigating the death and the
circumstances surrounding it. Several people who knew Anderson
from the club show ed up at the hospital and are cooperating w ith
the police. "We need to see if any of the actions taken during the
initiation could have put somebody at risk,” Tolley said. "At some
point, he (Anderson) started off with a blind-fold and had to run. ’
Tolley added that “chasing’' was part of the initiation.
Kevin Jackson-Hamilton, a member of the group. Brothers of
Destiny, declined to comment on what happened Tuesday.
But he said that the group is a fraternal service organization
affiliated w ith tlie Prince Hall Masons, an offshoot of the more
wideh known Masons. The Prince Hal! Masons was founded in
the late 1700s by free blacks in the North and now consists
primarily of African-Americans. The group, which is not affiliated
w ith or sanction by the historical!}, black college, meets twice a
month at the Dickerson Center off campus.
This is the second death of a B-CC student in a little more than a
month. On Oct. 17, Daymian C. Jacobs, 19, was shot to death
during a scuffle on campus with some non-students. Cathv'
Kershaw, a B-CC spokeswoman, said a memorial service for
Anderson will take place during the college’s upcoming "religious
emphasis week.” She said the death grieved every one who heard
the news. “It’s sad when a young person, on the brink of adult life
is taken from us.” she said.
the apartments feel about this?
Some students called this act
“unfair” and “unnecessarv.” Dr.
Wyatt quickly states that the
apartments will NOT be treated like
an on campus residence hall, and
the students will continue to pay
$1,872 a semester for rent which
includes aU utilities, even cable.
The apartments are preferred
to be housed by juniors and
seniors, but it is optional for each
student to decide where he or she
wants to live on campus or not,
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By Toshanika Moore
St off Writer
The week of homecoming
graced FSU students with v arious
fun-filled activities daily.
Homecoming week also brought
out the bad side of the Bronco
family. There was a dance held at
Club Lilly, Monday, Oct 15,2001.
During the dance, a group of guy s
started fighting in the gvTn. The
fight moved passed Hood and
Joyner Hall, and eiided up at Harris
Hall. The next day one of the guy s
found that the windshield of his
car was damaged.
Then on Tuesday; Oct 16,2001
there vv ere two v oung men in front
of the Rudolph Jones Student
Center having a small altercation.
“It was fimny. They were arguing
from a distance, then get up in each
otlier’s face, but no fighting,” noted
Tesha Daniels. Apparently one of
the y oung men's Timberland boot
ended up on the roof of the student
center. “No one knows how the
shoe ended up off his feet, we just
saw the shoe in motion, and then
it landed on the roof,” laughed
On Thursday afternoon
October 18, 2001 Vance Hall
residents were met with RA’s and
Fayetteville State Campus Pohce,
who conducted an inspection in
each of the residents rooms.
Vance Hall had a high volume
of traffrc outside of the building
during homecoming week and
therefore Residence Life Director,
Walter Patterson felt it was
necessary to inspect the men’s
rooms. “It is not unusual to do
building inspections at peaks times
during the school year,” explained
The campus police were
present during the inspections to
serves as a resource if anything
illegal was found, in which they
hav e expertise to deal with those
types of situations. There was a
varietv of\iolations discov ered. to
mclude alcohol, substance abuse,
weapons, tampering with fire
safety equipment and incense to
name a few.
The students that were found
guilty were processed in the
university’s judicial sv stem. There
was a large range of sanctions that
were giv en commimitv' serv ice,
social probation, and residence hie
produced a lot of excitement and
adrenaline, sometimes the effects
of these emotions can be
misplaced into anger or othei
negativ e reactions. Howev er, the
final grade of homecom,ing
activities still remains an A, despite
Note: All incidents were deall
with through the campus police.
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except for freshmen. Freshmen
are required to reside on campus,
unless space prohibits the
arrangement or if he or she is a
In case no one has noticed, the
freshman and sophomore class is
increasing rapidly . Will the Best
Western continue to house Broncos
the next school year? The FSU
Housing Foundation did not
contract with Best Westem. That
agreement was made with the
Office of Residence Life and
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