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Letters To The Student Body
Crying In My Sleep
Bv Reneea Leathers
There are tears that flow
In the mist of my dreams,
Tears that hurt but sink ever so
Softly unto my pillow.
Crying tears of the militant sort,
Filled with aggressive anger,
And intricated pride.
Crying in my sleep for the ongoing struggle
Of “they” over there in South Africa
Crying in my sleep cause I lack.
To give up on being scared.
Of Facing the hazards for a cause
Called “Self Determination.”
Scared to be like “they” over there in South
Crying in my sleep about their generated
That will only be eliminated when “they”
In South Africa have filled their void for
Come that moment,
1 like many others over here will have per
Dreams with ever flowing tears about why
we're still struggling
While “They” over there in South Africa
Dry eyes and pillow.
Homecoming 85 is over. We’ve celebrated
the crowning of both Mr. Ram and Ms.
Winston-Salem State University. The week
was filled with activities both on and off
campus. Many of our friends and families in
the form of alumni and true Ram fans, from
the city and surrounding area joined us in
making this a great homecoming. Our park
ing lots were packed with cars, vans and
trucks with license plates extending from
across the country.
Why then, please tell me, did we subject
not only ourselves, but our dear supporters
to the mayhem in Whitaker Gym Saturday
evening after the football game. The sorori
ty and fraternity members had encouraged
us to come out and watch them perform, but
we couldn’t see due to a lack of seating
space. This was unfair not only to the
viewers, but to the individuals who had
worked hard to perfect their routines. Why
was Gaines Complex not utilized for this ac
tivity? There would have been more than
enough space for viewing by all who chose
to come. It has been said through word of
mouth that a certain individual wouldn’t
allow use of Gaines for this activity. BUT -
since information transferred by word of
mouth has a great tendency to lose some of
its clarity and reliability, I’m asking you to
look into this. Please report your findings
back to myself and other concerned in
dividuals in our next issue of the News
Argus, as stated by Sir Winston Churchill.
Dictatorship - a fetish of one man - is a
passing phase. A state of society where men
may not speak their minds, where children
denounce their parents to the police ... such
a state of society cannot long endure.
Hartensia A. Davis
Army ROTC Offers
A Brighter Look
For The Future
By Cadet 2nd Lt. Carolyn Closs
The Army ROTC program at WSSU is a
definite step in the right direction for a suc
cessful military career.
It offers college students the opportunity
to graduate as officers and serve in the U.S.
Army, the Army National Guard, or the
U.S. Army Reserve.
The ROTC program enhances a student’s
education by providing unique leadership
and rhanagement training, along with prac
It also gives the students a valuable op
portunity to build for the future by enabling
them to earn a college degree and an of
ficer’s commission at the same time.
The ROTC program not only aids the in
dividual, but it also provides the army with
capable, college educated officers. ROTC
graduates are leaders, thinkers and deci
ROTC graduates will also find that their
background and experience in ROTC and
the Army can be a valuable asset if they
decide to pursue a civilian career.
“Be all you can be in the Reserve Officers
As an interested student here at WSSU, I
felt it my responsibility to respond to some
of the student’s opinions voiced in the
“Student-On-The Street-Interview: Do you
think WSNC-FM’s Program Format should
be changed?”, that appeared in the Oc
tober/November issue of “The News
I can understand how my fellow students
feel about the station not catering to their
musical preference. The station is only on
from 5:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., Monday-
Friday and the majority of the music played
To the students with these feelings let me
say that the radio station’s frequency
travels further than just the campus. It
reaches out all over Winston-Salem as far
west as Clemmons and east as Kernersville.
The station can also be picked up in some
parts of High Point. So as you can clearly
see, the station reaches thousands of
When choosing a type of musical style to
present on the air you must look at what is
already presented and how long it’s been
there. Not many stations in this area pre
sent listeners with a progressive style of
music. Therefore, WSNC-FM had to find it’s
place and the music slot.
Dear Student Body,
This year has been a busy one! From
Freshman Orientation to Homecoming, we
have all been working together to see the
successful outcome of our planned ac
tivities. First of all, I would like to thank
you, the student body, for your continuous
support during this semester. Without you
there would not be a Student Government
Winston-Salem State has been working
outside our university community. Locally
as a participant in the Business Industry
Cluster, which brings businesses and cor
porations in the area, to give them some in
sight into what WSSU is all about.
Statewide we are affiliated with the
governing organization. University of North
Carolina Association of Student Govern
ment (UNCASG) and North Carolina
Association of Black Student Government
(NCABSG). As its stated purpose, “The UN
CASG is a student association dedicated to
representing the opinions and protecting the
By Carter Cue
What does it mean to be cultivated?
The cultivation of man, which is the
responsibility of our institution of higher
education has been neglected. Neglected to
such a large extent that our enlighted men
and women on a higher level are walking in
darkness towards the low animal state.
Cultivation is self respect, knowledge of
self, respect of others. If this aspect was a
part of the university, students on the cam
pus would have more to offer one another
besides profane language and filthy talk.
Cultivation breeds self love so you treat
your brother or sister as yourself. A good
example of not being cultivated is the
cafeteria scenerio. Hungry brothers or
sisters who stand in the cafeteria’s line
waiting for nourishment. Then other
brothers or sisters because you are un
cultivated, are you a weed, inconsiderately
cut in front of twent'’ persons without say
ing a word. Why? Bf ' use you an- a selfish,
big, old ugly man t woman without solf
As a modern schola (student) you b.:r a
car, money, a diploma, thanks to ih. uni '■
My personal feelings are that the station
could stand a more upbeat sound. For ex
ample, it could add in a lover’s hour two or
three times a week. Also it might feature a
special artist once a week.
If you want to hear Top-40 and rythm &
blues constantly, then there are at least 3
other FM stations to choose from. But when
you need a more relaxing type of music
that’s still enjoyable then give 90.5 a try. Do
not just listen to one or two songs, listen for
half an hour, or a few days. You might like
The station is for students involved and in
terested in radio broadcasting to learn and
utilize skills attained through proper train
ing. The station had found its home on the
radio dial and offers an alternative type of
It has been on the air for the past four
years without majority student/campus
support and will probably last longer than
most of us will be here.
There is entirely too much negativism on
this campus and until we learn to support
and appreciate what we have, we won't
Signed a Concerned Student
interest of the students enrolled in North
Carolina’s public institutions of higher
education.” The NCABSG is an organiza
tion which represents the concerns and opi
nions of the students enrolled in the 11
predominately black colleges and univer
sities, private and public, in North Carolina.
And nationally, as participants and plan
ners for the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference youth rally for the past two
In our own community, we have had a
successful athletic teams, inspirational
speakers, culturally enlightning programs
and enjoyable entertaining events. 1 know
great things will continue to happen, with
P.S. Remember you can always be proud to
be a RAM!
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sity (because they assisted you in finding
the job) but, “something” is missing. From
a financial standpoint you are high up, but
morally you are low down, with no
What good is a degree if you are a thief,
prostitute, dope addict or a homosexual
walking around in business attire.
Didn’t God make you in his image? So
why, do we concentrate our energies
towards partying, boggying, getting high,
and stealing someone else’s boyfriend or
Put a book to your hand instead of a big
music box. The music box can’t instill
wisdom, and it might make you deaf.
Men and women are cultivators of life,
but faulty cultivation will not produce life.
Poor cultivation will only produce a useless
Winston-Salem State University can
cultivate your mind if onlv given a chance.
A rich foundation has been laid, all we have
to do is grow into (he knowledge of
The News Argus Staff
Alisa A. Wilson
I},.I . Snorts Editor
Yolanda V. Jones
Dr. Valerie S. Saddler
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