THE NEWS ARGUS
Graduation - Mixed Emotions
These past four years have been a mixture of joy and sorrow, sun
shine and darkness and heaven and hell. Only those who are about to
depart from the gates that welcomed them can really understand and
appreciate these combinations. Members of the Senior Class are happy
to finally meet the requirements for graduation. They are glad to be
able to say, “I made it. I’m finally receiving that longed for diploma.”
They are happy about thoughts of earning a living, working toward
higher degrees, and finally marrying and rearing a family.
Yet these same Seniors are sad at the thought that they are pre
paring to leave one of the warmest families on this earth — the
Winston-Salem State College family. They realize that now they are
adults in every sense of the word. The thought is uplifting and frighten
ing at the same time. No more can they rely on a room-mate, a frat
brother, a sorority sister or a pal-of-a-faculty member for childish
favors. If ever the time has come to put away childish things, it is now.
Now these same seniors will be the older ones that young minds can
and will look up to. They will become doers of favors instead of re
ceivers of favors. They will be responsible for their own futures, there
by becoming men and women educators of tomorrow. The future of
tomorrow will rest in their hands.
This thought is a challenge, and it is a frightening challenge. There
is no doubt that the college preparation has been the best, but still
there are mixed emotions. Seniors want to grow up and at the same
time be carefree, young, and without responsibility. Ask any senior.
He can tell you that the closer the day arrives when the gates will
close and say “Young man and young lady, you’re on your own,” the
sadder and heavier his heart becomes. I know, I am a part of the
graduating class and I am glad and scared at the same time.
—Wilma Faye Peoples
A Prison With No Bars
In a land far away is the home of 1,400 students. The students
reside here for a total of nine months. They are all from different
parts of the country, and they all have different personalities.
Recently at this home, there has been continuous conflict with
the children and the parents. The children feel that they are not
treated as adults. They complain that their parents will not let them
keep late hours. After all they are 18 to 23 years old and older.
They say they have no social life, that home life is dull and
uninteresting, that all their parents want from them is to do school
work. “A Prison with No Bars” is what they say home is.
The parents, however, take a different stand. They constantly tell
their children to act like adults if they want adult curfew hours and
adult privileges. The parents don’t feel they are too strict on their
They say they want their children to be happy and content, but
that the children must show that they are ready to accept responsi
Parents do have a point. We children want adult privileges, but
how often do we act as adults? We want longer curfew hours and
more social life, but we don’t want to accept responsibility. What we
want is all right, but when it comes to giving, we are at a loss.
Very few of us show an interest in our family life. We argue with
the members of our family. How can we ever expect to get
anything accomplished? We criticize each other; we complain to
each other; we show a lack of enthusiasm and concern. We are
forever complaining about the social life at home, and when we do
bring some talent to our home, we don’t even attend.
On the other hand, I can understand my sisters’ and brothers’
feelings. If we were more content, our school work would be better.
If we were given adult privileges, perhaps we would act as adults. If
we had more popular talent to visit our home, we would all flock out
to see it. If our parents would stop being prejudiced and become more
concerned, perhaps we, as children, would get along better.
Regardless of the situation, arguing among ourselves will not
solve the problem. We, as parents and children, need to re-evaluate
ourselves and see just what-is-what. There must be peace and harmony
within our family or we can never compromise. Home life is somewhat
better, but we, as children, want more. We deserve more; we are ask
ing for more.
GRADE POINT AVERAGES BY RESIDENCE, 1967-1968
(Data Compiled By Office of Research and Development)
Dr. Archie W. Blount, Vice-presi
dent of Winston-Salem State and
Director of Research and Develop
ment, recently released the follow
ing initial report on student partici
pation in campus organizations.
There are 31 organizations op
erating on the campus of Winston-
Salem State College during the
school year 1967-68. This number
includes social clubs, departmen
tal clubs, religious organizations,
dormitory councils, fraternities and
sororities. In addition, each of the
four classes, i.e.. Freshmen, Sopho
more, Junior and Senior, is orga
nizational. Including the class or
ganizations, there is a total of 35
organizations on campus.
Excluding the class organiza
tions, which include all students en
rolled at the College, there are 154
women and 75 men participating in
organizations. These figures do not
give the true pictures because a
few of the organizations did not
return the questionnaire. Based on
the questionnaire, 18% of the wo
men students enrolled participate
in organizations and 16% of the
men enrolled participate.
The students who participate in
organizations tend to confine their
activities to one organization. How
ever, there are 5 men and 17 wo
men who belong to two organiza
tions. Two women belong to 3 or-
zanizations and one woman be
longs to four.
The College Choir did not return
the questionnaire, but in the Col
lege Band there are 24 men and 18
women. Included in 31 organiza
tions on campus there are 4 fra
ternities and 4 sororities. All of the
fraternities and sororities except
one responded to the questionnaire.
There are 29 men participating in
fraternities which comprise 7% of
the total number of men, and 28
women in sororities which com
prise 3% of the total number of
On Giving Advice
Policy To Get
Mrs. L. H. Bradshaw, head li
brarian, announced that there will
be an open shelf program in the
library soon. About ten students
at a time will be allowed to go to
the library basement for research
material that is available or use
ful. At least one librarian and two
student workers will be available
at all times to give as much assis
tance as possible
Books gathered in the stack room
will not be checked out there. They
will be taken upstairs and checked
out on the regular machine and by
the regular process. Students in
terested in collecting books and us
ing them in the stack room may
do so. Desks, chairs, and lockers
are available for purposes of this
sort. The lockers are for impor
tant books or materials a student
may wish to leave for a period of
How long each group will be able
to stay in the stack room has not
yet been decided. Mrs. Bradshaw
said, “The time will be limited, but
sufficient for each person’s needs.”
Tribute For A Job ^^Well Done^^
Winston-Salem State College will be losing many of its leaders and
academicians on May 26, 1968.
Among these many leaders is Mr. Lewis Turner, one of the most
admired and well liked young men on campus. We are all saddened
with the realization that Mr. Turner will no longer be a member
of the college family, but happy and proud to know that the world
will receive another Negro leader.
Mr. Turner has served the student body and the faculty with
much enthusiasm and concern. He is, indeed, one of the best student
government presidents who have served WSSC.
He is loved by many and admired by all. His warm and pleasing
personality has gained him many friends who will always remember
him and all he did for the student body.
We are proud of you, Mr. Turner, for your service and dedication
to our cause. Without you, the student body would be at a standstill.
We salute you and wish you all the happiness that one man can possibly
The time has finally rolled around,
When we must all depart.
But Mr. Lewis Turner will always be.
Remembered in our hearts.
He served us greatly we all know.
And whence from here will he go?
He is bound for success, this much is true.
Because he’s our own sweet loving Lew.
Open Letter To TF8SC Students
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank each of you for the
privilege of having served as your president because the personal
benefits have far exceeded the effort and work involved. The exposures,
stimulation, and experiences have been an education in themselves.
For all of this, I am very grateful for my year as your president.
I would like to thank the Student Council Officers and members
who worked diligently with me through this school year, for it was
through your endless efforts that we were able to accomplish our
To the student body, thank you very much for your cooperation
and your show of appreciation on Awards Day. May each of you
continue to strive for excellence and attack all problems with the zest
and zeal needed to accomplish your goals.
In closing I would like to leave this little message, “One does not
pray that all distasteful situations be eliminated or all life’s burdens
be lifted, but pray for wisdom to cope with any situation and strength
to bear the burdens placed on us. Looking at education in the same
light, it would be mpossible to teach how to avoid all distasteful
situations, but possible to leam a good way to shoulder them. A
person with a college degree is not taught a solution to each and
every problem he will encounter in his field of endeavor, but is taught
basic relationships on which we can build. He is made aware; he is
informed. Many of our problems start and become more complex
because we are unaware and misinformed. May God Bless You All!
—Lewis Turner, Jr., President of SGA
The News Argus is published periodically by the stu
dents of Winston-Salem State College with offices in Carolina
Hall, Room 22.
Editors Janet Beckett, Wilma Peoples
Sports Editor Thomas Andrews
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