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March 2006 Volume IX, Issue 6
Speakers encourage students to become more
proactive in issues directly affecting them.
Above: Cousin Jeff; Below: Sister Souljah
f^otos courtesy of Dennis McNair
Sisfer Souljah signs copies of her books for sfudenfs. Cousin Jeff and Sister Souljah spoke to students, and
encouraged ffiem to get active within their communities. Photo by Dennis McNair
By Keisha Robinson
Sister Souljah is a
rapper, activist, and hip-hop rebel.
She possesses the most passionate
and articulate voice to emerge
from the projects. She uses her
powerful voice to deliver a
survival manual for any African
American woman who wants to
keep her heart open and her
integrity intact in her novel No
No Disrespect is
devoted to someone who made a
difference in Sister Souljah's life.
This stems from her mother who
raised her, to the men who
educated, and mis-educated her
about love. This novel bares a
controversial tnith about the black
condition in America: the
disintegration of families: the
incessant combat between the
sexes; and the ways in which
racism continues to confine the
ways African American people
see themselves and treat one
Her second novel The
Coldest Winter Ever is about the
streets of New York, and the lives
of those who have to live in them.
The main character in this novel
is Winter Winter, the young,
wealthy daughter of a prominent
Brooklyn drug-dealing family.
Quick-witted, sexy, and business-
minded, she knows and loves the
streets like the curves of her own
body. But when a cold Winter
wind blows her life in a direction
she doesn't want to go, her street
smarts and seductive skills are put
to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling
to lose, this ghetto girl will do
anything to stay on top.
When I entered the
room. Sister Souljah was seated at
the front table of the student
leader luncheon looking like the
typical girl from “around-the-
way.” She was seemingly quiet
with two pony tails in her hair, a
clean white linen shirt, and a
Fendi pocket book. She sat at the
table drinking orange juice, and
observing the scene. She was
quietly taking notes, and
preparing her self for the Keynote
Address scheduled to begin in
less than 1 hour
I asked my family what
type advice would you give to
young women like my self who
are looking to make a difference,
but is standing alone because of
apathy in our generation?
Sister Souljah: I would advise you
to realize that you have what it
takes to succeed. Just keep
learning, reading, growing, and
See SPEAKERS AT FSU, Page 2
The Fme Arts Series will continue
with the appearance of Mr Philip Rose, the
original producer of Raisin m the Sun on April
4 in the Pate Room of the Cumberland County
Library on Maiden Lane.
The symposium will include
recollections by Mr Rose of his work with
Lorraine Hansbeny and the production of
Raisin in the Sun, Ossie Davis in the
production of Purlie Victorious, and other
scholars discussing aspects of African-
American theater will join him.
Mr Rose will be available to
autograph his book. You Can't Do That On
committees to look
at tough issues
By Ashley Smith
The Student Senate met Wednesday.
March 15th to discuss very important issues
facing Fayetteville State University.
The meeting opened with Senator
Jerrell Nelson bringing to light an incident that
had occun'ed a month earlier, in ",'hich a
young lady claimed that she was assaulted in
the SBE building. Senator Nelson then gave
the floor to a Mrs. Kathryn Brickley, who told
the senate how she believed the assault was
racially motivated, and that she didn't feel that
it was taken seriously by the FSU
administration or the campus police.
Mrs. Brickley's story shocked many
members of the senate, and Senator Nelson
proposed that an ad hock committee be formed
to discuss issues facing students at Fayetteville
State, and what role the Senate can have in
resolving these issues.
The coinmittee had it's first meeting
on March 24th, and discussed many pressing
issues facing students including race relations
and campus security. The committee also
made plans to hold a series of open forum
events on campus where students can speak
freely on a variety of issues facing FSU.
Another issue discussed at the
meeting, also brought forward by Senator
Nelson, concerned Fayetteville State
University's role in the controversy
surrounding the E.E. Smith High School.
Senator Nelson proposed that the Senate
evaluate FSU's ties to E.E. Smith and what
role, if any, the smdent body will play
supporting the high school in their fight to
Another ad hock committee was
formed to evaluate these issues. Anyone
interested in joining these committees or being
a part of the open forums should contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Forensic Science program accepting applications for Fall
FSU PRESS RELEASE
Applications are being accepted for
fall 2006 admission into Fayetteville State
University's (FSU) Forensic Science Program.
Instructions for applying, the application and
recommendation form, can be found at the
Forensic Science website.
The study of forensic science
engages students in the application of
scientific principles and methods for the
evaluation of evidence. The mission of the
Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic
Science is to produce technically skilled and
educated graduates who have a basic
foundation in scientific and laboratory
problem solving skills necessary for success in
a modem crime laboratory, and who will
contribute to the forensic science community.
Smdents will receive preparation in
areas such as DNA analysis, forensic biology,
forensic chemistry, and toxicology.
The program will also equip students
with the knowledge and skills needed to
prepare reports documenting their findings and
laboratory techniques used, and to provide
expert witness testimony on specific
The Bachelor of Science in Forensic
Science will consist of two concentrations -
forensic biology and forensic chemistry. Each
concentration will require 124 semester credit
hours of course work.
Upon completion of the program,
graduates will be prepared to function as
forensic scientists and specialists, or for
advanced study in forensic science, biomedical
research, medicine, and law. For more
information, please contact Dr Sherrice Allen
at (910) 672-1046 or by e-mail.