'Vibes' interviewing celebs
By Banner Staff and
"Ebony Vibes," Bennett's music video
show has been busier than ever
interviewing nationally known
entertainers and promoting local black-
Under the direction of Miesha Rice,
executive producer of the video program,
and production manager in the
Telecommunicationsprogram, Vibes' six-
, promoting local business
member student production staff have
interviewed musical entertainers including
New Edition, Mobb Deep, 702, Johnny
Gill, Redman, KRS-1, Queenpen, and
In January "Vibes" went on location to
Underground Flavors, a black-owned
clothing store in Carolina Circle Mall,
where the staff modelled the latest styles
of hip-hop clothing.
The show can be seen on Channel 8, the
public access channel of Greensboro.
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THE BENXETT BANNER
The Newspaper Produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL. XIX NO. 9
Greensboro, NC 27401
"The Executive Board of SGA
and the adminstraton of the
College has the power
to impreach ...officers of the
SGA for: Dereliction of duties
... Serious infractons of
College rules, Failure to
uphold a grade point
average,Failure to pass
Page 33, Student
Candyce White, Miss Royal
Blue and White.
Amanda Pecchioni, SGA
president. Photos byCamisha
Gentry, Banner Photographer.
Miss Royal Blue and White versus SGA
By Paqulta Herring
Controversy has been stirring between
the Student Government Association and
a member of the Royal Court.
The discord involves an allegation
that Miss Royal Blue and White,
Candyce White, has been derelict in her
duties, and therefore has been impeached
by the SGA.
According to Pecchioni, the SGA
applied the policy regarding
impeachment outli ned on Page 33 in the
"We felt that we had to do what was
necessary because of her failure to
completely fulfdl duties," said Amanda
Pecchioni, SGA president
Miss Royal Blue and White's duties
as outlined in the Student Handbook
include: working with the both new
leader orientation and new student
orientation, helping with the Elections
Board, attending SGA meetings, leading
the ACES Marshal Board, and assisting
Miss Bennett College as her first attendant
Jasmine Canady, Miss Bennett College,
said that there is no way that White could
have been unaware of her duties as Miss
Royal Blue and White.
“There were several meetings scheduled
between Candyce, Amanda, and myself to
discuss her duties,” Canady said.
White said that she feels as though she
has fulfilled her duties as Miss Royal Blue
and White. Pecchioni and Canady say that
they have proof through meetings, minutes,
and letters that White has not.
Once incident that Pecchioni and Canady
referred to involved the ACES Marshal
Board. According to them, the leadership
of the board had to be turned over to
someone else because White failed to
designate which campus queens were
supposed to serve as marshals
Pecchioni and Candy also report that
White didn’tattendSGAboard meetings
regularly and that she failed to notify
anyone of her absences.
According to Canady, White had been
warned several times by the SGA that if
shedidnotperform her duties she would
be impeached, but “Nothing got through
to her,” Canady said.
White said that she has not accepted
the SGA's decision.
“I am not impeached, because I don’t
feel like they followedproper procedure.
TURN TO Impeach? on Page 3
within Royal Court
By Paquita Hemng
Dr. C. LaFaye Hargrove, vice president
for student development, discussed the
recent incident invovling the SGA and of
Miss Royal Blue and White.
Banner: Has Candyce White been
impeached as Miss Royal Blue and
Hargrove: No. SGAdidvote but Candyce
appealed to the Executive Appeal Board.
The Executive Appeal Board will decide
whether the SGA followed procedure and
whether or not it was appropriate.
Banner: What is your role?
Hargrove: As an official of the College it
is my duty to ensure consistent and fair
treatment of all students, to interpret the
application of policy in the handbook,
and to provide guidance where the
handbook may be unclear.
Banner: Is the SGA's decision being
challenged or vetoed?
Hargrove: Candyce White has appealed
and the Executive Appeals Board is
working onadecision. The Appeals Board
is being headed by the heads of the Office
of Student Development.
Banner: Why has the SGA's decision to
impeach Candyce White been
Hargrove: It is being appealed by White
because she feels that they (the SGA)
acted on a personal bias.
Banner: If the SGA finds reasons and
TURN TO VP Hargrove on Page 3