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    February 1989 The News Argus PAGE 11
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Roses express ...
Roses express love
Diamonds are forever
You are mine because I was clever
I won your heart and filled it with love
Until you were soaring like a dove
I knew you would love me from the
And I really do love you with all my
I worked hard to make you mine, so
this is for you
My Valentine!!
Joyce E. McMillan
Time for hugs...
Time for hugs
Time for kisses
Time for lovers to express their wishes
Hold me close so you can hear
My wish to be your Valentine through
out the year!
Joyce E. McMillan
Let us not forget...
Let us not forget our ancestors being
sold as a piece of property and slaving day
in and day out on the master's farm, let us
not forget.
Let us not forget all they came
through to bring us where we are today, all
the pain, the blood, the sweat and the suf
fering, let us not forget
Let us not forget the sneaking that
they did in order to learn to read to obtain
knowledge, and the sneaking they did to
escape to a better life, let us not forget.
Let us not forget the Civil Rights
Movement, the sit-ins, the marches, the
protests, the violence and the arrests, let us
not forget.
By being where you are today, I hope
you haven't forgotten.
Georgellen Brown
My Brother, come...
My Brother, come
My Sister, come
Come that we may unite
Come that we may stand
Stand against injustice
Stand against bigotry
Stand against hatred
Stand against denial
... Against malice
... Against deceit
... Hyp)ocrisy
... Slothfulness
Stand, stand, stand against apartheid
My Brothers, come
My Sisters, come
So that we may stand against all that
oppresses us.
That which oppressed us in the past
Oppresses us in the present and
Will continue to oppress us in the
future if
We brothers and
We sisters
Don’t come, unite and stand!
Joyce E. McMillan
We spoke only...
We spoke only when we were spo
ken to
We came only when we were called
We were loaded on and off of hand
made boats
Adorned in chains and balls
We were beaten, sold, hosed and
Starved, separated and falsely
We were chosen at random to be
To remind us of who was boss
To them it was a necessity, to us it
was a loss
We were made to watch them ascend
the decks
That were built beneath a tree
And watch the ropes be put about
their necks
All of this we were made to see
They left them hanging in midair to
prove to us you see
They said "This time it was only
two, next time it would be three"
But then one day it was all over and
we could somewhat do as we pleased
Some were afraid to go because they
could not write or read
It was a long hard struggle for us to
get where we are
And it was all because of our ances
tors who suffered the bruises and the
Sometimes it appears that we tend to
forget all they had to go through
To demand a better future for me as
well as for you
Indebted to them we will always be
and our history we will never forget
Because in our hearts we know for
They ain't seen nothing yet!!!
Joyce E. McMillan
Red Measles: Have you had your shot?
By Arnetta Hauser, RN
Medically known as Rubeola, this
disease has stmck in 16 counties in
North Carolina. At least one area has
a quarantine on all sporting events and
social activities. Thousands of people
have been vaccinated because of the
Many people are concerned and-
rightly so - about the effectiveness
of their childhood vaccinations
against this disease. According to
the immunizations agent for this dis
trict, Rick Raynor, no re-vaccina-
tions should be given at WSSU
unless there is a case of measles at
the university. Each student's immu
nization record would then be
reviewed and those persons who
were less than 15 months old when
the initial shot was given would be
re-vaccinated. Rubeola should also
be repeated if the immunization was
given prior to 1968, because the vac
cine was thought to be weaker then.
The onset of measles is gradual,
with cold-like symptoms (nasal con
gestion, sneezing and hacky cough)
appearing first. There is a general
feeling of discomfort, in other words,
you just feel sick and drowsy with a
loss of appetite. The fever rises grad
ually at first and may get as high as
102 degrees. The rash which is red-
dish-brown in color usually begins
behind the ears, on the forehead or
cheeks. It then progresses to the legs
and arms lasting about five days.
The disease can be spread from
four days before to five days after the
rash appears. The vims can be trans
mitted from one person to another
either by direct contact or from
droplets from the moulh or nose of an
infected person.
Rubeola poses a danger to preg
nant women, because it causes birth
defects when it affects the unborn
This has been just a brief
overview of measles. Of course, not
everyone who catches the disease will
respond to it in a like manner. Any
one who suspects measles should see
a physician as soon as possible.
As you are already aware, the
state immunization law, requires that
each student submit a completed
immunization record. The gravity of
the situation is obvious. The health
center staff encourages all students to
submit a copy of this record to us
without delay.
If you’re like a lot of people, your longest-lasting memory of
college is the student loan you're still paying back. The Army has a
solution, though: qualify, sign up with us, and we’ll sign ofifon your loan.
Each year you serve as a soldier, the Army will reduce your
college debt by 1/3 or $1,500, whichever amount is greater. So after
serving just 3 years, your government loan could be completely paid off.
You’re eligible for this program if you have a National Direct
Student Loan, or a Guaranteed Student Loan, or a Federally Insured
Student Loan made after October 1, 1975. The loan must not be in
Get a clean slate, by erasing your college del'' "Hike advantage
of the Army’s Loan Repayment Program. Your IcKal Rci..iuiter can tell
you it you qualify.
Call 725-9420 in Winston-Saler M.C.

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