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Fayetteville state university student press The Voice www.fsuvoice.com FOR Students, BY Students Captain Planet and the Green Issue I f^ice photo hy John Caldwell Laura Turner Seydel, Green Activist and Chair of the Captain Planet Foundation, and the daughter of CNN's foundef Ted Turner addresses the 300 guest attending the Second National Green Business Conference, hosted by FSU at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux on March 30. BUILDING A GREEN PLANET IS A LIFE-LONG CRUSADE By John Caldwell Voice Staff Writer “It went back to when I was a child, my father is Captain Planet. I don’t know how many of you watched an episode of the car toon, but he is a real life Captain Planet. You know him as Ted Turner. I know him as Dad,” is how Laura Turner Seydel began her conversation with the Fayetteville com munity on her life-long involvement with green issues. “As a national environmental activist and eco-Jiving expert, Laura believes that the path to a sustainable future can be made pos sible through a collective effort. She aims to inspire families, youths and individuals alike to do their part by educating them on the benefits and opportunities of earth-friendly living,” states the Captain Planet Foundation website*. Mrs. Seydel was a keynote speaker at the Second National Green Business Confer ence, hosted by FSU at the Holiday Irm Bor deaux on March 30. The Green Activist and Chair of the Captain Planet Foundation said her father’s early lessons formed the basis for her dedication to environmental causes and community involvement. Mrs. Seydel’s dad, Ted Turner, is the one and the same, billionaire businessman who founded CNN in 1980. The environmental- themed cartoon was the idea of Mr. Turner, and was first seen on cable fi-om September 15, 1990 until December 5, 1992. It featured five young people from around the globe, each possessing one of five magic rings to control an element of nature and one controlling an element called heart. The five people, called “Planeteers,” worked to solve environmental problems that Gaia, the s^rit of the earth, sent them. When the problem was too much for the Planetfeers, they com bined their rings to summon Captain Planet to save the day. FSU Junior, Christopher Darden, says he see GREEN, next page 2iii Bmnco F.ootlialI season schacliiie April 13, 2011 • Vol. 2, Issue no. 11 Founders Day: The legacy continues By Chamell Harris Voice News Editor “The founders of FSU left a legacy, what will yours be?” said special guest speaker Command Sergeant Major for the US Army Reserve retiree, Michele S. Jones. The 144th Founders Day Convocation was held on Sunday, April 10 at the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Members of the board of trust ees, faculty, staff, administration, students and members firom the community alike were in attendance. The annual ceremony is held in remem brance and iniionor of Fayetteville State Uni versities, seven distinguished founders, David A. Bryant, Nelson Carter, Andrew J. Chest nut, George Grainger, Matthew N. Leary, Bishop Thomas Lomax and Reverend Robert Simmons who founded the Howard School in 1867. The schools first president. Dr. Ezekiel Ezra Smith was also recognized. The ceremony opened up with special greetings from the County of Cumberland representative, Kenneth S. Edge, the city of Fayetteville representative, mayor pro temp D.J. Haire, chair of the board of trustees, Terrence Murchison, student body president, Jermaine Pittman and president of FSU’s Na tional Alumni Association, Vedas Neal. The key message of the event was for students to take advantage of all the oppor tunities available to them, start building and working on their legacies and to give back whenever and however possible. Chancellor James A. Anderson, who served as the events host, commented that all it took to start the legacy of FSU was $134. He then charged all students and alumni that if they are able to, that they should at the very least give $134 back to the university. Several representatives and alumni from classes ranging as far back as 1948 were pres ent and each donated money towards scholar ships to the school averaging around $66,000. “The legacy continues. Think about where we started and think about where we are now,” said chair of the board of trustees, Ter rence Murchison. see FOUNDERS, next page INDEX News page 2 Features' page 4 Opinion page 5 Sports page 7

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