MTtR TO LtARN. DEPART TO SERVE She Awts VOL. IX, No. 4 WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA November 13, 1975 Patsy Lynch Miss Homecoming photo by Head Miss WSSU Seeks The Unique By Mickey Flowers Editor Your sign is Aries. You like a challenge, but you love com petition. Whatever you do, you want it done right. Candice Michaux, Miss Win ston-Salem State University, is typical of those bom under Aries. “Like my sign. I’ve got no fears and no hang-ups,” she boasted. “I’m not afraid to try something different.” Candice, the daughter of Roberta Carlton of Winston- Salem, has lived in this city the past seven years. Originally of West Virginia, Candice has lived much of her life in North Carolina, having attended high school in Durham. As an art major, Candice said she takes every available op portunity to reach out for the unique. In planning this year’s coronation ball, Candice sought an atmosphere with the idea of having the queens dressed in midi, after-five wear. “Visually, Homecoming, especially the coronation, will be different,” she said. Candice admitted she has gotten some unfavorable com ments about the change but she said, “If somebody doesn’t try something new, how do you know if things will ever work? You’ve got to explore.” Art-in all forms-is her first love. She works with the Student Involvement Program of the Winston-Salem Arts Council in co-ordinating visual art productions such as the summer Jazz Mobile. On holidays and special oc casions, she takes advantage of her own artistic abilities by designing and drawing large posters and signs and con tributing them to area rest homes for display. She has worked in the Winston- Salem public schools as a paraprofessional for the past several years. At one time or another, she’s taught reading, math and art in the system. However, she has no plans to teach. “Of course I’d like to go to graduate school,” she said. “I’d like to be a modelling instructor or a fashion illustrator.” Modelling is one of Candice’s many hobbies. When she gets a chance to relax and do some of the things she enjoys besides modelling, she grabs a paint brush or a tennis racket. She enjoys singing also. Candice has some definite opinions on issues of concern to black people. For one, she feels “blacks definitely should celebrate the Bicentennial. We should look back at how far we have come.” “However, we should tend to look more toward the future instead of the past,” she said. Asked about our Homecoming theme, “The Soulful Spirit of ’76” Candice laughed and said, “We’ve got lots of soul-we just Beauty is ... . Miss Homecoming ’75 By Gloria Ross An old French proverb says that “Beauty is silent eloquence.” If that be the case, then Miss Patsy Lynch, Miss Homecoming 1975, is a perfect example of beauty at its’ finest. Her demeanor reflects the kinds of qualities desired in a woman cho^n to represent WSSU at its Homecoming. The relation of WSSU with itself and with other colleges and universities concerned Patsy enough to compel her to compete for the position of Miss Homecoming. It is her desire to improve inter-college communications, discovering what helps or hinders other universities and what makes them grow so that she might help WSSU in its’ own personal growth. Patsy, who is from Enfield, N.C., is the daughter of Mrs. Lelia Lynch. An Early Childhood Education major, she is also a member of NOTA. Her desire is to work, perhaps in Winston- Salem, as a tocher, and to eventually go on to do graduate study. Sie is also active in the Nu Gamma McHumbas. A variety of activities maintain her interests. Travel and sports are among her favorites; personally, she enjoys tennis. But her favorite interest is children. After completing high school, Patsy worked as a teacher’s aid, and she really found herself involved in the kids with which she worked. She naturally decided to work with children. Although she enjoys reigning as Miss Homecoming, the position does have its’ downfalls. “Its’ not quite all that I expected it to be,” explained Patsy. The lack of activities and notoriety that the pK)sition should carry is what concerns her. She suggests that the two Queens (Miss Homecoming and Miss WSSU) alternate on visits to other universities and on planning school-related activities. Not only would that give each Queen equal opportunities, but it would provide a larger variety of ideas. “Future Miss Homecomings will feel more like representatives of WSSU if that happens,” she said. Miss Homecoming encourages the Student Body to take an intere^ in the team as well as the other activities of Homecoming. “We can really make this one of the best Homecomings Winston- Salem has ever had.” I Candice Michaux Miss WSSU need more spirit.” What can Candice Michaux do for WSSU as Miss WSSU? “I can just be human, be photo by Head myself and become more active academically and socially with the students. After all, you’re in a position to really see ”

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