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ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
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WHERE ARE YOU TRAVELING ON OUR CAMPUS STREETS?
£j: Latoja J Golden
Where are you traveling on our campus streets?
Where are the street signs?
• Administration Way is the first left into the
University, off of Viking Drive.
• U-V Way is the third left towards the
campus post office passing through the
Vaughn Center and bowling alley.
Science Drive winds around the library near
Viking Drive is at the entrance to the
University. It leads to Hollowell Drive.
Hollowell Drive is located in front of Doles
Hall. It passes by the Williams Hall Gym.
Honors Road is located between Johnson
and Moore Halls.
N.L. Mebane Drive is located at the entrance
of the Fine Arts Building by the fountain.
Fine Arts Way is the street in front of the
Fine Arts Building.
Teachers Way passes the ITC building; it
runs into the Early Childhood Education
Center and The Griffin Hall parking lot.
Towers Drive is located between the ITC
building and University Towers.
Arena Drive is located between the new
pharmacy school and the Vaughn Center.
K.E. White is located south of the main
campus off of Edgewood Drive.
THE ETERNAL PROFESSION
By: Lee Godlej III
One of the main reasons almost every stu
dent attends college is to increase one’s chances
of securing a job. Hound reports that the op
portunities that lead to occupations we are ac
customed to are decreasing by 47% each year
in the United States. What does this mean? Real
estate, businesses, and markets alike are los
ing revenue to the point where they are barely
making an economic profit. One of the primary
reasons for this detrimental occurrence is the
lack of diversity incorporated in the job de
scription. Most of these professions are repeti
tive, which eventually become boring, evoking
an atmosphere of declining work ethic. Every
one wants a job; most importantly, one they
will enjoy doing. In this case, a profession in
computer science and technology would be the
Just as technology is constantly expanding,
so is the versatility of computer science. It con
tinues to provide some of the highest paying
entry-level positions, whether it is academia
or industry. One could partake of professor
ship and train the next generation or work
in corporate America compiling strategies of
theoretical computation that are implemented
to solve real world problems. With computer
science, the opportunities are endless. In ob
taining a collegiate education, why not focus on
a discipline that will render the most benefits?
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) recog
nizes the importance of computer science and
offers an intensive program of study leading to
a post-secondary Bachelor of Science degree in
computer science.Through funded initiatives to
provide undergraduates with research collabo
rations, ECSU not only contributes to the ef
forts of international security, but also prepares
future practitioners with the skills necessary
to meet the demands of the United States’ un
stable economy. While time continues to open
the door of new problems, computer science
unlocks the gateway of their solutions, making
it the “eternal” profession.
Lee Godley III is an undergraduate sopho
more planning to attend Harvard University for
The kick off of the 2009 ClAA football sea
son began August 29 for the Elizabeth City
State Mighty Vikings. Just a month ago, the
CIAA held its Annual Football Press Confer
ence on the campus of Virginia State Univer
sity, predicting our Mighty Vikings to repeat
their CIAA Eastern Division title run thi.s year
right under Fayetteville State University out of
the whole CIAA. The CIAA Football Coaches
Association gathered to discuss last seasons’
overview and some new plans for a more suc
“This could be the year!” Head CoachWaver-
ly Tillar said at the Conference “Were quicker,
tougher, faster, and we plan to throw the ball
more this year,”Tillar added.
Heading his eighth season, Tillar feels last
year’s upset to Shaw University in the CIAA
Championship was just a mull that fell in the
well. After the 36-7 defeat, many onlookers
had their own opinion of who is to blame and
why we didn’t win,Tillar mentioned.
“Sometimes when you lose, it’s like you fell
in a well and people throw dirt on you about
why you lost and what you should have done,
but we are not going to stay down; we are get
ting out of this well,”Tillar said.
The team placed five returning players on
the 2009 All-CIAA Pre-Season Team, three
on offense and two on the defense side. Wide
receiver, Dexter Manley, ended up with 866
yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Tight
end, Karvin Gwaltney, contributed 164 total
yards and offensive lineman, Dylan Stivers, all
made the team on the offensive side. Punter
Daniel Mendez and Justin Hamilton stood out
on the defensive team.
The Vikings opened their season on August
29th with a loss to Shaw University at Mill-
brook High School in Raleigh, N.C.The 54-30
upsets came down to the final quarter when
Shaw outscored the Vikings 30-6.
THE COMPASS STAFF
The Compass is published by the Elizabeth City State University students under the
direction of the department of Language, Literature and Communication, John Luton,
Chairperson and Kip Branch, Faculty Advisor.
Editor & Chief Brittnee Exum
Associate Editor Michael Dew
Associate Editor Kristin Wood
Associate Editor David Walker
Contributing Writers: Tifanie Brown, Lee Godley III, Latoya Golden,
Kimneeia Powell, Keegan Ramjohn, and Keith Whartin
Photos Courtesy of Eugene O Neal, levin Baskerville & MyAsia Reid
The Compass welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be sent to ECSU Box 815,
Elizabeth City, NO 27909. All letters must be signed and include the writer’s address
and telephone number. They may be edited for length, clarity, and taste, as well as
accuracy and grammar. Because of limited space, not all letters can be published.