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THE VOICE IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER
“Speaking For Ourselves”
anuary 31, aoo8
Alexander S. Scott
Greetings Fellow Bronco!,
Its about time! This newspa
per is back and full of flavor.
It is a distinguisfied honor and
privelige to be able to help lead
this paper in the copacities thot
I do. The staff is full of energy
and ready to be move forward.
The Voice has a rich legacy
that extends back a half a cen
tury. With just a few typewrit
ers, paper, and no office. The
Voice printed monthly as the
digest of student opinion during
the 1950's and 1960's.
Now, more than 50 years
later we are take pride in, and
want to continue to enrich that
heritage that is part of an awe
some legacy of Fayetteville State
This newspaper has come a
long way, and has taken leaps
and bounds over the past three
It is the goal of this staff
to service the Fayetteville State
University community perform
ing the primary function of our j
duties, and that is to bring news
to the students in an objective, I
professional, and reliable man
l\ has been hard to esiablish
and mainVoin the basic founda
tion of the newspaper, and bring
it back to what it used to be,
but we are doing our best, and
will continue to service you, the
You can look forward to the
next issue of The Voice, which is
set to hit the newstands on Val
entines Day 2008.
Thanks for the support Broncos!
President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, when referring to
the issues of his time, said to
his country and his peers, "This
generation of Americans has a
rendezvous with destiny." This
^uote has been adopted many
times since then by politicians
looking to describe the need of
their own generation to fulfill the
lofty goals set before them.
For example. President
Ronald Reagan used the phase
"rendezvous with destiny" to
encourage Americans to win the
fight against communism and to
forge forward in a time of eco
nomic uncertainty. Today, when
the individuals of our generation
are lacking heroes and are un
certain about the future of our
country and our immediate secu
rity, it is important that we look
at President Roosevelt's quote as
inspiration to become the lead
ers and heroes of tomorrow.
I see too many students
throwing away their education
by skipping classes, not paying
attention to instructors, and not
buys books so that they can in
stead buy new shoes.
If we spend our time
waiting for new heroes like Dr.
King and President Roosevelt to
rise up and inspire us. I'm afraid
that we will die waiting. Take ac
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- Democrat Barack Obama said
Sunday that his landslide win
in South Carolina's presidential
primary marks a turn in politi
cal history, showing that a black
candidate can appeal to voters of
all colors and in all regions.
The Illinois senator told d rau
cous crowd of more than 9,000
here that his big victory Saturday
disproved the old notion "that if
you get black votes, you can't get
white votes," and vice versa.
"We're going to write a new
chapter in the South, we're going
to write a new chapter in Ameri
can history," he said during his
64-minute speech to a capacity
crowd at the University or Ala
bama at Birmingham oasketball
arena. The crowd was roughly
two-thirds black and one-third
Earlier Sunday he made a
’ similar argument, responding to
comments by former President
Clinton that some interpreted as
an effort to diminish Obama's
win Saturday over Hillary Rod
ham Clinton. Bill Clinton noted
that Jesse Jackson won the South
Carolina primary in 1984 and
1988. Jackson never became the
party's presidential nominee.
Obama, speaking during a
television interview sr'd "there's
no doubt" that Jackson set a
precedent for blacks seeking the
presidency. But he noted that was
two decades ago.
"1 think that what we saw in
this election was a shift in South
Carolina," he said, with implica
Barack Obama points to his supporters at a recent democratic debate. Photo courtesy of Google
tions "all across the country. I
think people want change. I think
they want to get beyond some of
the racial politics that, you know,
has been so dominant in the
Obama resisted being drawn
into a spat with the Clintons, even
though he suggested they are
part of a political past the coun
try is ready to leave bei'iind.
"1 think that Bill Clinton
did important work back in the
1990s," he said. "The question is,
now we're in 2008, and how do
we move it forward to the next
"1 think that in the '90s, we
got caught up in a slash-and-burn
politics tnat tne American people
are weary of," Obama said.
"Now, that is not the Clin
tons' fault," he said on ABC's
"This Week." "It is all of our
faults, in the sense that we've got
ten into these bad habits and we
can't seem to have disagreements
withou^ being disaareeahle."
Later, speaking wifii report
ers during a flight from Georgia
to Alabama, Obama said, "1
think the country wants to look
forward, and that has always
been the central thesis of our
He said Hillary Clinton will
have an advantage in the sprawl
ing race on Feb. 5, when Demo
crats vote in 22 states, because
of her nearly universal name
recognition. "It presents more
of a challenge for us," he said,
because he needs time for voters
to get to know him.
Obama declined to directly
, condepin Clinton for urging
' tnat Democratic Party officfall/
recognize delegates awarded to
the winner of Tuesday's largely
ignored Democratic primary in
Horida. The national party has
said it will not sanction Tuesday's
results because the state insisted
on scheduling its presidential
primary too early in the year.
Clinton said she will travel to
Florida on Tuesday.
"All the candidates made a
pledge that we would campaign
in the early states and we would
not campaign in Florida and
Michigan," Obama said. "I will
abide by the promises I made."
As Obama campaigned in
Georgia and Alabama, party
officials confirmed that Massa
chusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy
planned to endorse him Monday
in Washington. Obama was
endorsed during the weekend by
Caroline Kennedy, the senator's
niece and daughter of the late
In Macon, Ga., Obama
spoke for about a half hour to
about 1,000 people at the inter
racial and interdenominational
Harvest Cathedral. He talked
about how he became a commit
ted Christian as a young man in
Chicago after rarely attending
church as a child.
On his first visit to the church
he now belongs to. Trinity United
Church of Christ in Chicago,
Obama said, "I was introduced
to Jesus in a way I had never
been before." Part of his mission
as a politician, he said, is "to go
out and do the Lord's work."
Recounting the biblical story
of the Good Samaritan, Obama
said, "Our commitment cannot
rest so long as we are still divided
by race' ana have homeiei.
veterans, poor schools, uninsured
people and unemployed workers.
Georgia and Alabama are
among the 15 states holding
Democratic primaries on Feb. 5.
Seven other states hold Demo
cratic caucuses that day.
Primaries; Democrats ' Local Businesswoman Donates $25,000
Steal Spotlight i to Fayetteville State University
Sarah A. Marks
Senior Managing Editor
Preparing for the upcoming primaries, states become flood
ed with potential presidential candidates, media and voters anxious
to make their contributions in determining the next president of the
United States of America. Every news channel has a different ap
proach and new information used to sway voters between the many
candidates. Regardless of who takes the nomination, it is clear that
the Democrats have stolen the spotlight and dominate the news cov
Front runners from the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama, have established two conflicting paths based
on their differences regarding public policy issues. While wasting
time criticizing each other, Clinton and Obama, have separated
themselves significantly from the third presidential candidate, John
Edwards. Edwards told CNN, "We saw all of the petty, personal
bickering," That may be the way they do politics in New York, that
may be the way that they do politics in Cnicago. But South Caroli
na's better than that." Edwards also argues that the constant squab
bling between candidates Clinton and Obama isn't doing anything
for the health care system or the education system. He stresses the
importance of elections not to be about canclidates personally, but
rather what each can do for this nation.
Unfortunately for Hillary, Bill has managed to steal much of'
the spotlight during these primary elections. Bill, losing his temper
in front or voters, has made the distinction between the runner for
office all the more difficult to discern. Many find themselves asking,
are we voting for Hillary or are we voting for Bill again?
Obama on the other hand, has attacked this election sin-
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gle-handedly without a spouse fighting his battles. He emphasizes
change in America and oelieves he is the change we are desper
ately in need of.
Obama states, "This presidential campaign isn't about attacking
people for fun. It's about solving people's problems, like ending
this war and creating a universal healtncare system." Obama has
presented a campaign based on personal needs of voters and the
desire to be the change agent for America.
Trailing Clinton and Obama, John Edwards stays in the
game maintaining the third-place status. Teaming up with wife,
Elizabeth Edwaras, the couple aggressively pursues the campaign
trail despite their announcement of Mrs. Edward's cancer. Edwards
reflects on his 2004 campaign by saying, "I spend my time now
thinking about what I want to do as president."
* Terri Union, retired Executive Vice president
of Union Corrugating Company of Fayetteville,
! announced today a $25,000 donation to Foyette-
i ville State University (FSU). The donation will be
^ used to establish the T.J. Bryan Student Leadership
I Funds from the endowment will be used to ad
dress one of the greatest concerns on campuses
nationwide - the low number of males attending
college. FSU, in particular, is committed to increas
ing the male student enrollment from 30 to 35 per
cent within five years, particularly among those
low-income at-risk students in the community and
The goal is to make certain male students are
recruited, engaged at the collegiate level, and re-
i tained for successful completion of the undergrad-
f uate degree. The T.J. Bryan Student Leadership
Endowment would provide these male students
with leadership-skill development, allowing them
to make significant contributions to their commu
nity upon graduation.
To achieve the goal of increasing the number
of males on campus, FSU will establish a Satur
day Academy called the Leadership and Service
Institute whereby participants will learn the from
faculty members, community leaders, and experts
about the importance of being leaders and serv
ing the communities in which they live.
Students will also meet and dine with distin
guished speakers, and participate in profession
al development workshops that focus on dress,
speech and etiquette. A leadership conference in
collaboration with the Student Government Asso
ciation and other student groups will also be held
on the FSU campus.
In the community, the participants will collabo
rate with military, business, and government offi
cials on how to be effective leaders.
Union said FSU plays a vital role in the Fay
etteville community and is important to economic
growth and development. The Leadership and
Service Institute will enhance economic develop
ment and strengthen our community in its ability to
attract businesses who are seeking a strong, well
"This generous gift will significantly increase
our ability to recruit and retain male students,"
said Dr. John Brooks, Director of University Col
lege. "University College sponsors the Bronco
Men Learning Community, another FSU program
to recruit and retain male students. Our experi
ence with service learning indicates that males
respond positively to opportunities for leadership
The leadership endowment is named in honor
of T.J. Bryan, former Chancellor of FSU and the
first African-American woman to serve as Chancel
lor in the University of North Carolina System.
With its home office in Fayetteville, Union Cor
rugating Company is an industry leader serving
the residential, commercial, and agricultural roof
ing and siding markets from 10 manufacturing fa
cilities located throughout the United States.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent in
stitution of The University of North Carolina and
the second-oldest public institution of higher edu
cation in the state.
Founded in 1867 as the Howard School for
the education of African Americans, today FSU
serves a growing student body of nearly 6,700
students and ranks among the nation's most di
verse campus communities.
For more information, call (910) 672-1474.
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