Can Registration My Four Years At WSSU:
Be Changed? A Message to the Students
When does a person grow up? When can a
person say, “I’m a responsible individual?”
When can a person say, “I’m a mature
Can he say any of these things when he
turns 18 and goes to college or gets his own
car? Obviously, not,
A person cannot say that he is an in
telligent, responsible, young adult when he
is physically mature only. The maturing
process takes place in the mind as well as in
the body. In view of the behavior of some
people, many who are claiming to be young
adults, many studens here are a bit more
mature now than they were during their
freshman year in high school.
The following is a letter that was cir
culated to the residents of Bickett and
Brown Halls, from Cheryl Troutman, coor
dinator of student life, concerning the theft
of pizza that has been happening on cam
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plan anil rxi'iuir sli'alinf( /lizziis from a
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only ri'tlui rs or ilisi ontinui's your o/itions for
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crratrs u Wfiativr imprrssion of stuilrnts at
ff inston-Sali’m Statr IJniirrsity anil on thr
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you arr note rstahlishinf: i imlil affn t thr way
yi*u arr ftrrrrirril or ai i'r/itril as yi}u look for
jobs or othrr oii/iortunitii's or rnofinition in
thr futuri’. In othrr u'onis, if you irant to hr
rrsftri-ti’il as an intrllifirnl^ honrst atui uftslaii-
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and likr a ilrsvrnt human hi'in/i;, thrn Ad'T
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show how wril you ran rarn hif;h prailrs, trrat
othrrs with rrs/iri t, anil rarn what you ilrsrric
in a trustworthy ant! honrst tray.
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('.HIMES, stoi> siltinfi hark watrhin/;, lauflhinfi
or krrfiin/' ijuirt, whiih ilrfrnils anil su/i/iorts
thr riolatrrs, ahusrrs, /trr/irtrators in thrir im
moral ai ts. It ’s im/iortant lo r.ri>rrss ilisfaror
^ for thinfis that you knotr arr just out-rifiht
wronf! anil to stanil up for what is fiooil, just
Thr woril is out on somr of thr stutlrnts at
ff inston-SaIrm Slatr l/nirrrsity. Errn a radio
station has rrrriiril this information. This is
thr sri-onil rrstaurant that has ilisrontinuril
this r.rtra srrrii r to you. How many morr will
Ihrrr hr hrforr no onr rlsr will romr? If this
somrthinf! you frri proud doinf! or allowinf!?
THI.\K ABOUT IT! (iHOU UP! Br thr maturr
adults you want to hr prrrrii rd us and not thr
hrathrn siralinf! pizzas portray. BE A TRUE
HAM A.\D CARE!!!!!
We claim to be grown up. We claim to be
mature, responsible, young adults. Well, I’d
like to leave a question with you. Do
mature, responsible, young adults lurk
about in the darkness waiting to jump some
unsuspecting pizza delivers?
by Kenneth Raymond
There is no doubt that the registration
process at Winston-Salem State can cause
some headaches and something needs to be
done about it.
Although the problem exists, and it may
be in existence for a long time, I’d like to of
fer a suggestion that would make registra
tion fairer to everybody.
We all know about how students are allow
ed in the gym to pick up their packets to
register... The hate to take a number.
Each fall semester the number of
freshman out-weigh the number of
sophomores, juniors, and seniors and every
year someone cannot put a class on their
schedule because the class is closed. It’s
more than likely that the reason why
seniors can’t put a class on his/her schedule
is because the last course card was picked
up by a freshman.
I suggest that the seniors be allowed to
register first so that they can get all of the
classes they need to gradaute, followed in
descending order by juniors, sophomores
and then the freshmen.
It would much fairer if students who are
trying to graduate could get first considera
Ooops We Goofed
In our March issue of The News Argus on
page 10 Dr. Lucy Hayden’s name appeared
as “Dr. Leuyltahyden” Dr. Shirley
Manigault’s name appeared as “Dr. Shirley
Maniguad” in the story “Debbie Smith:
News Argus’ Student of the Month” on that
same page Dr. Wilveria Atkinson’s name
appeared as “Dr. Wilverias Atkinson” Dr.
Shirley Manigault’s name appeared as “Dr.
Shirley Manigualt” The News Argus
regrets these errors.
by Yolanda Jones
The newly elected president and
Secretary of the Sophomore class are Mike
Smith and Daphne Carter.
Mike Smith, 20, a native of Raleigh, N.C.,
was elected to the position of sophomore
class president. He is a Music Education
major and feels that there is a lot of apathy
on campus and that there should be
something done about it. He also feels that
he is the right man for the job.
When asked what he hopes to accomplish
in his new position Smith replied by saying,
he “would like to enhance class unity and
give more support to other officers so they
can get the job done effectively.”
Daphne Carter, the newly elected
secretary of the sophomore class, ran for
this position because she wanted to get
more involved in student government.
Ms. Carter, 19, a native of Gary, Indiana,
expects to do the best job she can and to ac
complish any goal that comes her way.
by Arthea B. Perry
My four years at WSSU have offered all
types of experiences. 1 have had both
positive and negative. First the good:
I met some of the most caring, intelligent
and talented people anywhere. Women like
Dr. Scales, that had more backbone than
most men. The students were her first con
cern. Talent like, Emery Partee, Glend
Wharton, Dr. Eady and Kim Graham, I met
people like Mrs. Hunt, Mr. Sheppard and
Mr. Cain, who were concerned about the
whole student. People who gave students
the opportunity to speak out on issues con
cerning their welfare at Student Seminars.
I studied with teachers that tau^t me
about my blackness and how rich it is...Dr.
McLanghlin, Dr. Ingram, Dr. Eady, Mr
Baird, Mrs. G.W. Little and Mr. Oubre.
I was a part of a very sound radio station.
USNC-FM, is one of the best student run sta
tions in N.C. I was a part of one of the first
sculpture gardens on any campus’ universi
ty. I was a part of the new Argus one of the
most successful student new’s papers in
I had the opportunity to meet and work
with people like Mrs. H. Tidwell who meant
business, and constructed business for the
future of the students. I got to know women
like Sheila Ijames, who were strong leaders
and gave all they had. I saw one of the best
bands at any school perform. I have met
stars and superstars alike. Unfortunately,
there were also many bad things and these
events are the things I feel the students
should direct themselves with.
I saw the auditorium packed for events
like “The Mr. Atlas Ms. Bathing Beauty
contest” but only a few people showed up on
Founder’s Day. And the same was true for
Marches held for Martin Luther King’s bir
thday. And he was not just one of our own,
but one of the worlds great leaders.
I heard people talking and laughing at
other people because they didn’t have very
nice clothes. And I saw black people not like
other black people because one was darker
than the other or one had longer hair. I saw
people who didn’t have gloves in the winter.
But people talked about them and laughed.
And these weren’t people down the street,
these were WSSU students.
I met some of the prettiest women (black
women), in the country, but they covered it
up, and tried to look like Madonna.
I heard of Fraternities and sororities haz
ing each other and you say there is a reason.
The only reason is you want it done. To me,
it was black on black humiliation. And we
have been humiliated every since we have
been on the boat. And most of the people I
talked with had no other identity the the col
or of a shirt. But yet, there were chicks talk
ing about people who weren’t part of their
By the way. Fraternity in the dictionary
means brother hood and sorority means
sister hood. You should take a poll and see
how many students saw any kind of hood,
other than at plegeing time. Black sororities
and fraternities are older than General
Motors, but most of them are into
foolishness and General Motors is into
building and production. Haze me in the
Library with a book.
I came to WSSU to learn about myself.
And I found it manditory to take something
as sideline as orientation, but nothing was
required about black students. I was in
I had to go to Wake Forest to look up sub
jects on black history. Why, the books were
either not there, out of date or the Library
closed early. I was insulted.
I ate hot dogs just about every day for
I had to escort a Freshman up to the ad
ministration building because she had been
insulted to the point of intemidation. She felt
she needed a body guard to go get informa
tion she needed. I had to deal with attitudes
I urge all students (especially freshmen)
to stand their grounds, get other students in
volved, get counselors involved and call
parents. Some things should not be over
looked that we accuring in the administra
tion building. It has to stop.
Now it is time for me to go on. There are
other young people who ask me how were
my years at WSSU. They are looking for
universities to attend. And I tell them the
truth. We have too many Hero of our own to
worship someone elses. There has been too
much talented and intellect wasted and
unaccounted for at WSSU. If you won’t
assurence, listen to a lecture given by Dr.
McLaughlin or Dr. Ingram.
If you want a good leader support your
SGA and Joy Bridges. If you want to see
beauty, look at Dana Caulder, DaWanna
Warren, Bonnie Moore, Marla Blunt, and
Sonya Garner. If you want to see a find
man, look at Coach Hayes, who takes care
of his body and is as fit as most of his
Visit the Selma Burke Gallery and call
Mr. Oubra and ask him about black art.
If you want something “Fresh” exercise
your right to vote.
If you want a strong mind deal with
Reginald “Rerun” McCaskill.
I leave you with this thought “Black is a
college - a university within itself. Study it.”
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