SGA to strive for
link with community
SGA is planning activities that will link
Bennett students with the local community
organizations. Anupcoming activity in
volves Uie YWCA’s “A Week Without
Violence” from OcL 6- OcLl2. During
that time YWC A members will be asking
people to pledge to do without violence,
drugs abuse, and alcohol abuse for that
week. SGA is asking students, faculty and
staff to show their suppcMt by taking pledges
Sept. 22 - Sept. 28 and by participating in
the events during that week. The themes
for the week are listed below. Interested
students should contact any membCT of
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Week Without Violence Events
Oct. 6 A Day of Remembrance
Oct. 7 Protecting Our Children
Oct. 8 Making Our Schoob Safe
Oct. 9 Eliminating Violence Against Women
Oct. 10 Eliminating Violence Among Men
Oct. 11 Eliminating Racism & Hate Crimes
Oct. 12 Rq)lacing Violence With Sports
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OP-ED: Voting is a Bennett tradition.
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VOL. XIX NO. 1
Hurricane Fran storms onto Bennett campus
When Hurricane Fran wreaked havoc along the East Coast Sept. 5, its path of destruction included
the Bennett College campus. High winds caused an oak tree in front of Jones Hall to come crashing
down that evening, and the chimney and the antenna on the Public Safety cottage office on Wash
ington Street were also damaged. No injuries were reported. Photo by Camisha Gentry.
Video show brings rappers to Bennett
By Keita White
Sadat X and Xzibit, Loud Records re
cording artists visited Bennett Sept. 14 to
give taped interviews for die Mass Commu
nications, Speech andTljeater Department’s
new video show; Ebony Vibes.
The rappers, who were in Greensboro for
a day prranoting flieir new albums (Sadat
X’s Wild Cowboy mdXzMt's The Speed of
Life) in record stores, night clubs and col
leges, stopped by Bennett’s campus after a
stop at N. C. A&T State University fx an
autograph signing session.
The interview, which lasted apiH'oxi-
mately a half an hour, was taped in front of
the flag pole in the middle of the quad.
Ebony Vibes, a show produced by
Beimett’s students, will be aired regularly
on Greensboro Community Television
Greensboro, NC 27401
Bennett is No. 5
By Paquita Herring and Staff
Bennett students not only criticize but
also overlook what their college has to
They complain about paying a large
amount of money for tuition, room, board
and incidental fees.
Recentiy, however, an article appear
ing the in the September issue of "Money"
indicated that Bennett College is near die
top of a list of institutions that provide an
exceptional education for the money.
Among the 117 historically black col
leges and universities rated, Bennett ranked
as No. 5. in the category of "Best Black
Money used 16 factors to rank the
colleges and universities throughout the
country. Those factors include faculty qual
ity; freshwomen retention rates; gradu
ates who earn doctorates; and student
The article also included the top buys
among small liberal arts institutions,
schools that charge more than $18,000 in
tuiticHi and the top public schools for in
(GCTV), cable Channel 8.
The show, which is open to any stu
dent wanting to participate, will not be
given a regular time slot until two more
shows are produced.
Next month Raekwon the Chef and
Ghost Face Killer of the group Wu-Tang
Clan and Tommy Boy Recwds record
ing group De La Soul will visit the cam
pus to tape more q>isodes for the show.
Black College Buys
The top five among HBCLTs
for exceptional education for the
1. Spelman College
2. Howard University
3. Fisk University
4. Clark Atlanta University
5. Bennett College
Source: Money/September 1996