North Carolina Newspapers

    Winston-Salem State University
December 1993
Seniors Bid Adieu
On November 13th, the 1993 Ram
Football season ended. Seven WSSU
seniors played in their last collegiate
football game. These very dedicated
players sacrificed many social events,
and special school gatherings to help
make Ram football what it has been
the past four to five years - "a winning
Three of these seven seniors
helped bring back-to-back ClAA
Championships to Winston - Salem
State in 1990 and 1991. These seven
individuals include; #11 William
McKee, (WR, from Greensboro, NC);
#14 Rovell McMillian, (QB,from
Fayetteville, NC); #38 Antonio
“Tiny” Stevenson, (LB, from Winston-
Salem, NC); #72 Kelley Goodman,
(OL, from Cleveland, OH); #91
Travis Perry, (LB, from Wendell,
NC); #95 Rodney Witherspoon, (DL,
from Newport News, VA); and #83
Theron A. Davis Sr, (WR, from
Winston- Salem, NC).
Best Magazine
The most popular magazine on
American college campuses is
Cosmopolitan, according to a recent
survey by the National Association of
College Stores.
The survey ranked the nine other
most popular magazines on college
campuses, in descending order, as
Glamour, People, Time, Vogue,
Newsweek, Gentleman’s Quarterly,
Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated and
Bond Referendum Passes: Campus
Renovations Will Soon Begin
• $310 million to be used by North Carolina universities
Staff Writer
Break out the champagne. Let the
celebration begin. The North Carolina
Bond Referendums have passed.
The result of the bond voting ended
in 53 percent for the bond and 47 percent
against the bond, even though the voter
turnout was less than expected, the bonds
passed. Although some voters questioned
the amount of money that Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
would receive in comparison to the White
universities, the bond passed.
Shanta Yelverton, a Winston-Salem
State University student feels, “ WSSU
got slighted in the disU"ibulion of money.
It’s time that the government realizes the
importance of HBCU.”
“We are not getting everything that
we deserve,” said Atty. Larry Little, a
part-time member of the Social Science
Andre Walker, a senior Business
Administration major said, “the Student
Union Complex will be great for students.
Now we will be able to get ail of our
concerns taken care of in one place; but
I’m not satisfied because we didn’t get
enough money.”
Leah Ramseur said, “the bond
referendum will help complete
renovations to the library. Hopefully, this
will attract new students to WSSU.”
The passing of the Bond will help
provide WSSU with two major
developments: the completion of
renovations to the C.G. O’Kelly Library
and a Student Union Complex. This
complex will house a dining hall and
student services offices. WSSU is
scheduled to receive S7,192, 850.
The C. G. O’Kelly Library has been
under renovations for the past three years
and the passing of the Bond will help
finish this project.
According to Dr. Mae Rodney,
director of the library, “it will be a
wonderful boost to the physical facility of
the building. The bond will make this
happen. It will provide additional study,
meeting and stack space and it will truly
give us a university library.”
“I feel strongly that the bond is a
good thing for the university and I
approve of the use of the money because
the library must be finished so that books
can be placed in use for all students and
faculty,” said William T. Burke, associate
professor of English.
Thomas Leach, director of the Hauser
Student Union said, “I am happy that the
money is coming to the University. First,
it will allot money to complete
renovations at the library. Second, a
comprehensive student center and student
services area will now be a part of the
campus.” Leach’s only complaints were
that he fell WSSU didn’t ask for enough
money and that the money should have
been more equally allocated.
WSSU’s Chancellor Cleon F.
Thompson Jr., said, “the passing of the
bond referendum is a significant step
forward for the university’s building
program. Now that the bond has passed,
this should give the community and
university encouragement to go on."
Parking: The Saga Continues
Writing Clinic
page 4
New Era in Basketball
page 5
Edmonds' Mom
page 7
Microscopic Surgery
page 8
WSNC Programing
page 12
Parking is still a very big problem
here at Winston-Salem State University.
The questions most faculty and staff
members and students ask are, “When
will the problem be solved?” and “Is
there anyone on campus that is slightly
concerned about the situation?”
One of the main reasons for this
problem is that some drivers still haven’t
bothered to purchase a parking decal.
The decals cost $50 for faculty and staff
and $30 for students.
Many commuting students feel that
they pay too much for a parking decal and
still have to walk across campus to their
classes. This is just an excuse. This
campus isn’t that large. At most colleges
and universities, commuting students have
to park in peripheral lots and walk to the
main campus.
Robin Curtis, a sophomore
Psychology major said, “I feel there is not
enough parking spaces for communting
students. The parking lots that are
designated for communting students are
far away. I feel those lots should be for
the boarding students.”
“I don’t like the parking situation.
They (security) are trying to limit the
parking spaces. I feel that if I pay $30 for
a parking decal, I should be able to park
where I want,” said Tonya Brewer, a
junior Mass Communications major.
Faculty and staff members feel if they
are forced to purchase a parking sticker,
they should be able to park in designated
faculty/staff parking lots and spaces. This
does not happen because most students
looking for a parking space, park their
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