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Spring Superlatives Survey
Results of the first Spring Superlatives Survey*:
"How Stella Got Her Groove Back," Best Book Read
Dean Mary Scarlett, Best Administrator
IHOP, Best Place For A Late Night Meal
Dean Mary Scarlette, Best Staff Person
Dr. L Brogdon-Wyatt, Most Fashionable Professor
Millicent Brown, and S.CharmaineMcKissick-Melton, (tied)Favorite Professor
Amanda Pecchioni, SGA President, Student Who Has Done The Most For Bennett
This Academic Year
Dean Mary Scarlett, Faculty Who Has Done The Most For Bennett
Jori Johnson, Sr., Most Dramatic
EDITORIAL: Cults discussed. Page 2
BELLESPEAK: How do you feel about cults?. Page 2
HEALTH & FITNESS : MD's say no to med tags Page 3
TURN TO Survey Page 3
CRITIC'S CORNER: Mystery offers racial harmony. Page 4
THE BEXNETT BANNER
The Newspaper produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL XIX NO. 12
Greensboto, NC 27401
Gateway to the future
Approximately 115 phenomenal graduating seniors will soon pass
through these gates to participate in graduation activities. Baccalaureate
is scheduled for May 17, and Commencement is May 18.
By Brandy Jones
In keeping with Bennett’s tradition of
“producing phenomenal women leaders,”
18 Belles traveled to Raleigh to serve in
a program as mock United Nations
delegates from various foreign countries.
The program. Model UN — a simulated
United Nations — took place at St.
Augustine College from April 17-20. It
featured student delegates from seven
historically black colleges and universities
in North Carolina.
The real UN is made up of a group
representatives from each independent
country throughout world. UN
representatives serve as conflict mediators
between feuding countries.
“The[ Model UN] program has been in
existence since 1 first started teaching at
Bennettmany years ago and has been on the
campus ever since then,” said Dr. Anthony
Oyewole the coordinator for the political
Model UN was created so that highschool
and college students can research current
issues happening throughout the world. The
program also serves as a training ground for
the students to solve problems through
compromise and discussion instead of using
Before participating in the program, each
student was assigned a foreign. This year
TURN TO Model UN on Page 3
Starks to wear 97-98 Miss Bennett crown
By Shamilah Harris
Banner Reporter and Staff
Takiyah Starks will wear the crown of
Miss Bennett CoUege for 1997-98.
Theannouncementwasmadeat the annual
President’s Ball when??
Takiyah Starks, 20, is a junior biology
pre-med major from Chicago.
Starks is a member of various
organizations including Belles of Harmony
Choir, NAACP, Reader’sTheaterCompany,
Rotract Club, Bennett softball, and Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
As Miss Bennett, Starks said her intentions
will be to promote sisterhood through
various activities and to carry on the legacy
of Miss Bennett College. She said she
would like to see sisterly chat programs that
will express true feelings towards your
Bennett sisters, an activity on working
together as a collective unit, and maybe a
ACES program on school spirit and
Starks said that she is a firm beUever in
“I want everyone to
remember me as the Miss
Bennett who gave her all
for her campus and
“ Takiyah Starks
“A true leader is able to admit her mistakes,
a true leader knows even when the chips are
dovra and things are going wrong she is
able to walk proud and stand tall with God
on her side,” Starks said.
She said that she feels that most or if not
all things exist because of Him. With His
guidance she feels that her leadership
quahties will prevail.
She plans to attend medical school at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
where she will pursue a medical degree and
a doctoral degree.
The new Miss Bennett said that her long
term goal is to return to her conmiunity in
Chicago and become a neurosurgeon and
set-up a free clinic within low soci-economic
status communities providing the health
“I want everyone to remember me as the
MissBennettwho gave her allfor her campus
and students, ” Starks said.
She also wants to be remembered as just
one part of the process of leading the
phenomenal women of Bennett on their
way to excellence.
to your favorite senior
in the Banner
By Paquita Herring
Graduation is approaching and it may be
time for your best friend or big sister to
For the last time this year, you can tell
your favorite senior how much you
appreciate her and how much you will
miss her by placing a "Senior Good-Bye"
in Banner Classifieds.
Good-Byes that are 25 words or less are
free to students and $2 for non-Bennett
students and faculty. The deadline for
submission is Friday, May 2. The "Good-
Byes" will t)e pubhshed in the May 9 issue.
For more information contact Paquita
Herring, Banner Editor.