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8 The Compass Thursday, September28,2000
I am a junior majoring in Computer
Science. However, I am having difficulties
with the math courses that are required for
Computer Science majors. I have consid
ered changing my major, but I'm too deep
into the curriculum and I don't have any
other career interest. What should I do?
You may want to consider meeting
with a tutor regularly throughout the
semester to help you with the math
courses. If you still feel strong about
changing you major after you receive
help, look into majors with similar
course curriculums. This way you will
not have to begin a new curriculum
and delay your chances of graduating
on time. You may also want to meet
with your advisor so that they can help
you abide by the proper procedures.
Editor's Note: Questions to "Dear
Vike" may be submitted to "Dear
Vike," do The Compass, Campus
Box 815, ECSU.
by LaQuisha Tisdal
A native of Roanoke Rapids, the highly intelligent Detra Lanette Stith, who
graduated from Northwest HaUfax High School, is a freshman. Detra plans to
major in English. She enjoys traveling, singing, reading,
music and "video" dancing. The freshman's favorite book
is Flyy Gyrl and her favorite movie is Love and Basketball.
Detra likes to look different and she likes to collect shoes.
The freshman has different types of shoes that match the
color of her clothing. At ECSU, Detra is a member of the
Drama Club, the Honors Program and she is one of the
newest and youngest reporters for The Compass. This
year she will be representing the newspaper in the coro
nation of Miss ECSU. In the future, Detra plans to be
come involved with SGA and the Yearbook Staff. Her
career goal is to become a magazine editor, fashion designer, music producer or
film director. The freshman describes herself as an extremely friendly and helpful
student on campus. Detra's slogan is, "if it is to be, it is up to me."
Born in Halifax County, the extremely talented Damiyon Keith Sledge plans
to major in Biology. The freshman enjoys singing,
youth mediating, basketball, football and various other
sports. While in high school, this honors graduate of
Northwest Halifax High School was involved in the
Drama club. Varsity football and basketball. He was
also the SGA President. Damiyon plays intramural
sports here at ECSU. He has toured with the Sounds
of Praise Gospel Choir on a trip to Italy and he is
currently active in our very own University Choir.
After his four years here at Elizabeth City State Uni
versity, Damiyon's goal is to obtain a job with a well-
known clinical development company. "Dee," his nick
name, means "excellence without an excuse." Damiyon describes himself as
someone with a good personality, a quick learner and a future leader.
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by Amanda Parker
Ladies, why do we assume the role
of other woman?
Some argue that pursuing or dating
someone who has already vowed his
love for another is thrilling because it
is by far one of the most intriguing
situations you will ever become en
twined in, and maybe it is. But isn't it
also deceitful, miserable and lonesome
when you play second fiddle to an
other woman's man, share, willingly,
the touch of another woman's man and
lurk in the shadows of another woman?
Understand ladies that it is impos
sible for the man you love to be in love
with you and her too equally and as
passionately. Therefore, being faithful
until the end to a man who has a
committment with another woman is
unwise and ludicrous. Because the end
is never when he breaks up with her to
be with you. The end is when she leams
about you, corifronts you both — and
he denies you — leaving you miser
able, alone and deceived.
Ladies, love is joy and love involves
respect. But love becomes painful and
crude when you assume the role of the
Sistas, there is empowerment in lov
ing yourself first. V\^en you love and
respect yourself, only then are you able
to give and receive love.
Sistas, don't play the game of infatu
ation with a man who doesn't play
fair. Find a real man who loves and
respects himself . . . therefore, he can
love and respect you, too.
X-Oi/'e is In The Air