%e ‘J^’Ws Hmus Winston-Salem State University October 1990 Greeks Bid Adieu To Pledging ■///iVAY/MWAVA/. Photo by Joanie Tuttle The spring semester of '90 is llltely to be the iast signs of the Greelt system as we know it. By MICHAELL PARKER Staff Writer The National Pan-Hellenic Council, along with the national bodies of the eight Greek organizations, have dccided to ban pledging in Greek organizations nationwide. Over the past ten years, historically black sororities and fraternities have been hit with a wave of lawsuits for hazing where physical harm has come to those who were pledging. Perhaps the most rccent example of this involves the lawsuit against the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at MorehouseUnivcrsity in Atlantii. Last spring, an Alpha hopeful died as a result of hazing practices by that fraternity. The words, “no pledging”, have caused an uproar throughout Greckdom. No pledging means that pledgees may not be dressed alike or march in a uniformed line. Addressing and greeting of big sisters and big brothers will also be obsolete. Closed sessions where special Greek rituals are taught and practiced arc no longer Please see Greeks page 8 Inside Budget cuts page 4 SGA president presents his views .... page 5 Rams early season . grid report page 11 StudenTalk Tackles Date Rape By JOHNA. UTTLE Staff Writer Women on college campuses have expressed a growing fear about a subject that hasn’t been publically debated at great length — date rape. At Winston-Salem State, a campus- wide forum was held as part of Sexual Awareness Week. StudenTalk, a student- oriented talk show, kicked off it’s second season on SepLl3 by encouraging dialogue between young men and women about this problem. Date rape is no longer considered something that happens every once in a while. FBI statistics from 1987 give women ample reason to be concerned about their safety. • Among college students, 27.2 percent of all college women have been raped. Of those women, 57.8 percent were raped by their date and projections show Please see Date Rape page 6 Photo by Joanie Tuttle Date rape has l>ecome a prime probiem on many coilege campuses.