The News Argus - Page 2
Jamita Griffin -- Editor
Gloria Martin - Advertising Manager
Dr.Valerie S. Saddler — Advisor
Dr. Brian Blount - Chair., Dept, of Mass Comm.
Will Computers Take
Over The World?
Being prepared for the business world of the
21st Century, not only means that one will need
to know his major course of studies, but also
have a background in computer technology.
Computers have become a part of the
business industry in all fields, including;
Accounting, Medical, Education, Business and
Now students are learning how to use
computers in elementary school; whereas, when
I was in public school, we did not learn about
computers until high school. Research has
shown that early computer training will help
children to be better prepared for the 21st
According to an article titled. Reinventing
the Media: The Newspaper's Identity Crisis
(Columbia Journalism Review March/April
1992), “The newspaper-on-print faces a perilous
future. In software systems that are already on
the market, computer users can pull from the
computer’s memory a variety of audio-visual
material, including; printed text, mobile
graphics, video images, music, and special
effects. This will allow the users to create their
own multimedia productions. These
developments, along with the advances in
computer-transmitted television shows large
implications for both newspapers and
Traci Tiera A. King
Making The Right Choice
On April 5, 1994, I attended
my first SGA presidential candidates
debate. The participants were the
current SGA President, Joelle Davis
and her opponent Dennis Lacewell.
I was appalled by the constant
labeling and reference to Davis’ staff
by her opponent. The debate was
suppose to be a forum for the
candidates to sp)eak about their plans
if elected president, not a woman or
a character bashing session. Mr.
Lacewell seemed to take pride in
trying to put Miss Davis down
instead of getting his issues across. 1
don’t know who he was trying to
impress, but he sure did make
himself look foolish.
When Miss Davis was asked
about an issue, she was confident
and she eloquently got her point
across to the audience. Her
projected goals for the 94 -95 school
year if re-elected were to implement
a Black Studies minor, to form an
escort service to protect _______
students walking on
campus, to extend the
drop/add period, issues
concerning the new
dorm, and getting
students involved in campus
Mr. Lacewell, on-the -other-
hand, spent so much time focusing
on what was not done during the
1993 - 1994 school year that all he
could say his goals were to change
student to student, student to
professor and administration
Both candidates spoke on the
issue of race and culture at a
historically black college and the
need for students to be more
involved in community activities;
but when asked about student apathy,
he fell apart. Students asked him
about apathy not empathy.
Mispronouncing the word once was a
mistake, but three times was
In the future I feel the candidates
should stay more focused on the
issues so they will not look foolish
like Mr. Lacewell.
Taking A Stand
Fellow students of WSSU we
need to exercise our rights to be
heard by voting and taking a stand to
help bring about a change on this
As students, we do more than
just pay tuition to attend classes or
attend athletic games. We
are the body that makes this
university flourish. Without
us there would be no
Have we forgotten that ——
our ancestors paid in full with their
lives so that we would have certain
rights? Not just the right to vote at
election time, but whenever voting
So you say there is nothing to
do on the weekend, no upcoming
events on the yard? If we want
things to change around here, we
better speak up quick!
College life should be the years
of growth, challenges, joys and pain.
A time that we will look back on and
Traci Tiera A. King
wonder: “How ya got over”? The
days you’ll never want to forget and
not the days you never want to recall.
Yes, this campus may be small
in size. So let’s make it large in
school spirit. Get involved with a
departmental organizations, join the
band or choir or get involved in an
extracurricular campus activity.
Remember, it’s up to us to create
events and follow through with them.
Finally, WSSU Administrators
please recall the days of your college
years and help make ours
■ ones to remember. When we
share with you our ideas ...be
supportive. When we come
up with activities or events,
don’t be so quick to turn
“ them down. When we have
conversations with members of
different committees and boards ...try
to more than hear us ...listen to us!
Living In The New Dorm
Has the time truly come for the
new residence hall to open? First it
|was to be January 94, next early
February, and then the 19th or 20th
ofFeburary. Finally, it was the 18th
of March at 8:30 a.m.
Why this day and time, when
Winston-Salem State University
students were away from campus, on
their Spring Break?
Once ag*ain the students were
told to clean out their roomse and to
take their valuables home, just to
bring them back seven days early to
move across the street.
Did the students really want to
move in the middle of the semester,
and during their time off?
As a Resident
Advisor (RA), I
— - was constantly
about what exactly
was going on. My
only response was to send them to
the Housing Office.
Everyone was saying what they
had heard; but were they actually
telling us the truth was my concern.
Some-where along the
communications path a cord was cut
and we all were left uniformed.
I am happy however, to see the
new addition to our beauuful
campus, my only hopes are it
becomes less of a headache and more
of an asset. I also hope students will
not destroy it, so future Rams will be
able to also enjoy the dorm.
I guess the answer to my
question is only apparent, yes it is
open, but at what cost?
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