North Carolina Newspapers

    Vol. XXI, No. 5
Winston-Salem State University
February. 1984
Students Unite For Black History Month
By Angela Corbett
Assembled on front of the Kennedy Din
ing Hall a small group of students awaited
the kick off of another Black History
Month. Yes, it was a little chilly, but a rare
bunch of devoted students stood ready to
march as our forefathers once had. Stan
ding behind the theme: “Black Americans
and the Struggle for Excellence in Educa
tion” students marched at a steady pace
toward the Student Union Ballroom, while
singing “We Shall Overcome.”
After the students, guests and faculty
members were situated a small program
was held to briefly talk about black
heritage. Mr. Clifton Graves, a faculty
member a WSSU commented on Black
History month as well as black students as
a whole.
“Black college students need to appreciate
our glorious heritage as African American
people. We need to study the past in order
to achieve greater things in the present
and the future. Therefore in that light I
challenge the freshmen to remember the
words of Rev. Jesse Jackson: “If you can
conceive it, then believe it, you can
achieve it.” To the sophomore class I issue
the challenge without social action is a one
sided approach...Educational and social
action must complement each other.”
Juniors, heed the words of Frederick
Douglass, “Those \\^o profess to favor
freedom and yet depreciate agitation are
men who want crops without plowing up
the ground. They want crops without plow
ing up the ground. They want rain without
the thunder and the lightning...We may not
get all we pay for in this world, but we
must certainly pay for what we get. Power
proceeds nothing without a demand, it
never did and it never will. If there is no
struggle there will be no progress.”
Seniors, I encourage you to strive to meet
the challenge presented by Langston
Hughes when he wrote, “America never
was America to me, the dream that has not
been yet, but yet must be. The land where
every man is free. Oh yes, I say it plain,
America never was America to me, but by
this oath I swear America will be.
In addition to the students, faculty, staff
and administration at WSSU Mr. Graves
fels we need to recommit ourselves to ex
cellence in education as well as in the
struggle to better the black community.
Mr. Graves directed each student a
strong inspriational challenge.
Miss WSSU Paula Mickens and SGA
president Karl Menefee also spoke of the
proud black heritage we should maintain
throughout life.
This program is only a start of what the
Student Union Program Board has plann
ed for what is going to be a very successful
Black History Month!
Communication Arts Has
In-House Internship
Vera leads a cheer
By Yvonne Lewis
The Communication Arts Department
has in operation an in-house internship
program for Mass Communications Ma
jors and Minors. Mr. Clarence Thomas, in
structor in the Mass Communications pro
gram and Location/Faculty Supervisor of
the internship program, said “One of his
main concerns at this time is to have to
Mass Communications program as a Ma
jor as well as a Minor which would enable
the internship program to cultivate.”
The internship program requires the stu
dent to be at least a junior, to have an
overall cumulative average of at least 2.5
on a 4 point scale, and to have an average
of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale in Mass
Communications courses. “The in-house
internships will make the experience
available to a larger number of depart
mental major/minors than can be ac
comodated by local radio and television
“This hands-on experience will be ex
tremely valuable to our students as well as
broaden the scope of this department’s
Edward Byers a 6-0,200 pound freshman
fullback at WSSU was recently selected as
the Chronicle’s Male Athlete of the Year.
Before attending WSSU Byers was running
back/linebacker for Parkland High, who
aided the Mustangs in making it to the
semi-final 4-A playoffs. Others awards
recieved by Byers are Associated Press
all-State back, Greensboro Daily News all-
State back, and Central State 4-A Back of
the Year.
Upward Bound
Begins Tutorial
By Ann Hawkins
The Upward Bound Program located on
this campus has initiated a new idea. They
have began a Math tutorial program for
local school students having difficulties in
basic math.
Presently, the program has two tutors
who are Upward Bound participates. Both
have earned A’s in their high school
mathematics courses. According to Mrs.
Addie Hymes, director of Upward Bound,
there are far too many interested students
for the amount of tutors that are available.
Therefore, Upward Bound is looking for
college students who have earned a “C” or
better in college Math 1311.
The job requires honesty, responsibility,
dependabilty and patience. It would also
involve teaching an hour per day, Monday
- Thursday or however the tutor’s schedule
will permit.
“The tutor will assist the student with
basic addition, substraction and
multiplication,” said Mrs. Hymes. There
will also be several cases of algebra and
geometry. “The tutorial service would be
a very good opportunity for both the stu
dent and tutor,” said Mrs. Hymes. “The
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service to WSSU,” said Dr. Lucy Hayden,
chairperson of the Communication Arts
The in-house internship has four areas of
concentration, they are print, advertising,
television and radio. The student will have
the opportunity to concentrate on one of
the four areas offered.
This semester the in-house internship is
specializing in the television area. The
students that are participating in the in-
house internship program are Yvonne
Lewis, coordinator; Darrell Jeffries;
Janet Martin and Devonne Neely.
The in-house internship will be responsi
ble for video-taping on campus activities
(classes, workshops, seminars, etc.) that
have been approved by Mr. Clarence
Thomas. Other responsibilities include
U-matic and VHS editing and
U-matic/VHS dubbing up and dubbing
down. In some cases, the in-house intern
will be responsible for showing the finished
product. The main project for this
semester is the video-taping of the Fund-
mental Speech, 2341 classes.
Students Speak out
People in the News
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