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Is Our Campus Safe?
By Tonya Woods
As you walk from building to
building have you noticed the neat,
yellow boxes posted in various spots
on campus? If so, do you know why
they have been installed on campus?
Well, if you haven’t seen any of
these devices and have no idea why
they are here or where they can be
found you are not alone.
They are called Emergency Call
Boxes. And they were installed to
help students with, you guessed it.
emergencies. The Emergency Call
Boxes the newest additions to secure
the campus, are designed to provide
quick and easy access to security
police and students in case of an
emergency. These yellow boxes
with black lettering can be found in
several areas around campus such as:
near the Whitaker Gym, the F.L.
Atkins Nursing Building, the K.R.
Williams Auditorium, the Anderson
Center, in front of Moore Hall,
between Atkins and Dillard Hall and
in front of the Fine Arts Building.
These Emergency Call Boxes are
Watch Where You Park Your Car
It’s a mess. What’s going on out
here? School is back in session and
parking is a mess. Nobody can find a
parking spot anywhere near their
destination, especially the
commuting student, faculty, and
What is going on? You can ask
anyone and they would probably say
what ever it is, it’s nothing good.
Have you noticed parking is no
longer permitted in front of Bickett
Hall and the old library at any time?
Most people who park in those
spaces haven't paid any attention to
the changes. Personally, I think they
should have left the spaces in front
of the library.
How secure do you feel about
leaving your car on campus over the
weekend, when you have somewhere
designed to help people on campus
24 hours a day wherever they are
located. Each box is numbered and
very easy to use. When you sense
danger just push the button on the
box, reveal your location and the
campus police will come to your
Even though these Emergency
Call Boxes have been installed for
more than ten months there are a
number of students who do not know
these emergency devices exist.
According to Avon Harding, the
coordinator of WSSU campus
police, notices were posted on the
Personnel Department bulletien
board and the arrival of the boxes
was announced on WSNC-FM 90.5.
Recently a local television station
featured the boxes in a segment
concerning security on campus.
In the last ten months an
Emergency Call Box has only been
used once to assist a student who|
was locked out of a building at night.
WSSU's Police Department hopes,
these emergency devices will give
WSSU an extra measure of
to go with an organization, or over
night if it breaks down? If you say
"good" you are in a minority. Many
students' cars have been vandalized
or stolen while parked on campus.
When it was reported to WSSU
police, they were told the area where
the cars had been vandalized or
stolen from had been frequently
patroled. But in the past few months
several cars still have been stolen or
vandalized while parked on campus.
Maybe there will be more protection
on campus since a new policyhas
been established. The policy states
that if you do not have a valid
WSSU student or faculty
identification card and a decal on
your car, you must park it in the lot
behind the R.J.R. Building after 7:00
Will He Stay or Leave?
By Kelley Goodman
Over the Thanksgiving Holiday
the Bayou Classic was played in
Louisiana. After the game, it was
mentioned that Coach Richardson
was one of the five finalist for the
coaching job at Southern.
The rumor that had been
circulating throughout the College
Football world that Coach Pete
Richardson is going to Southern
University (La.) to coach football
can end. He is not going!
Ram fans can understand
Southern’s interest in Richardson
because he is the type of coach
who can come into a program and
be successful with limited
personnel. He has the knack to
bring out the best qualities in any
type of player, because he stresses
the importance of believing in
yourself and your own abilities.
“ If you don’t believe in your
heart you can win, you won’t
win,” is one of Richardson’s
“Coach Rich” is more than a
coach, he is a friend. His door is
always open to players with any
type of problems.
Coach Richardson has assured
the News Argus Sports Staff that
he is not going to leave WSSU.
This gives the Ram Football Team,
Fans, and WSSU a reason to
breathe a sigh of relief.
The Neujs Rrgus
Robert Crutchfield Connell Cuthbertson
Kelley Goodman Tamara Puddy
Nhy Smith Tonya IDoods
Dr. Ualerie S. Saddler
Interim Department Chairman:
Dr. Brian Blount
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