The News Argus December 1996 Page 2
AMY Phipps -- Editor-in-Chief
DOUGLAS CLARK, Jr. - MANAGING EDITOR
SHARONDA WiLCOX - ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
MONICA Alexander - Sports Editor
Dr.Valerie S. Saddler — Adviser
A Modeling Show ?
When you decide to attend one of Mozik Modeling
Troupe’s performances you think of high class fashions
and good music tastefully presented by talented models.
NOT! This did not take place on December 4.
This was my first time attending a Mozik Modeling
Troupe performance. I was expecting to see elegance,
new fashions and extraordinary talenL
Instead, 1 saw very little elegance, some fashion, little
to no talent and some scenes from a Luke Campbell video.
The majority of the show catered to men, and that was
all right; but some scenes were so distasteful that if you
were a woman in the audience you felt degraded and
The fashion scenes had good messages; but they were
not choreographed or presented well. The show began
with a salute to the Armed Forces and ended with
During the intermission the audience was entertained
by performers from Salem College, Carver High School
The guests from Salem College were very sexually
explicit during their presentation. They began with a good
message; but ended with a half naked girl and her four
partners on stage. One girl was actually in her bra and
panties when she left the stage. The others were in
nothing but their bras and leggings. This was uncalled for
behavior and it sent the guys in the audience into a frenzy.
They rushed the stage with cameras and camcorders like
they had never seen women in bras or a big butt before in
After being so distastefully entertained by Salem
College females, I expected the moral standards of Mozik
to shine and make their lingerie scene respectful. Not!
When you think of Victoria’s Secrets you think of
elegance, sexy and sensual. Right? But they came out
whorish, nasty and with whips. There’s nothing sexy
about doing a hand stand against the wall, while hunching
the wall, with your legs spread into a V. This female left
nothing to the imagination of the males in the audience.
When are WSSU females going to learn you can be sexy
without looking sluttish?
As college students, when will we learn how to
respect ourselves and carry ourselves as real women and
men? I’ve seen plenty of super models do lingerie scenes
and none of them would have looked the way some of the
ladies and gentlemen of Mozik did.
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ISSUES G flnSWERS
“It’s 3 p.m.,” your co-worker
whispers as she points at her watch.
“Oh my,” you think silently. You
have exactly thirty minutes to drive
from Baptist Hospital to Winston-
Salem State University. At 3:15
p.m., you pull onto the university's
campus. You search for a parking
space. Your Psychology class starts
in fifteen minutes. Tension starts to
rise up your back, and rest on your
neck. Like searching for the last line
of letters in an eye exam your eyes
squint, as you leave one parking lot
going to another. “I’m not gonna
make it!” you think frantically as you
glance at your car’s clock, it is now
3:24 p.m. Finally, in a serendipitous
turn of events your treasure is finally
found - a parking space in front of
the gym. You arrive to your class at
Although the former story was
fabricated, commuting students say
they face the lack of parking spaces
everyday at WSSU.
“It’s ridiculous....I have to leave
work fifteen minutes early,” said
Marina Skinner. “I got lucky today.
Most of the time I don’t!”
Another commuting student,
Carmen Johnson, frustrated with the
regulations initiated by the university
said, “I feel that the campus police
should not have the right to tow or
write a student a
ticket...when the ratio ^
of students to faculty
is 10 to 1!”
students are not
isolated in their
concern over the parking situation.
Some faculty, staff, and resident
students said that they too were
unhappy with the lack of parking
On Sept. 10, 1996, James
Lewis, director of campus police,
attempted to soothe the anxiety felt
by the faculty, resident students, and
commuting students concerned the
parking dilemma by disbursing a
memorandum to faculty and
students. The highly noticeable,
pink memorandum lists fourteen
rules and regulations which have
Just recently, November 19,
another memo was issed about the
parking problems on campus. This
memo highlighted several actions
that are being implemented
immediately on campus.
One might question, why not
ticket offenders instead of lowing
Rechetta A. McMillian
their cars? Campus police said that
students have ignored the tickets;
therefore, extreme measures were the
departments only recourse.
However, some students risk getting
a ticket in order to get to class on
Lewis said that the issue is not
the lack of parking spaces, but rather
the lack of convenient parking.
“There is enough parking...you can
get anywhere on this campus in five
to ten minutes....you just have to
walk, like when you’re at Hanes
Mall or the Convention Center.”
Will the parking problem ever
be solved? Will the new memo help
improve the situation? Stay tuned
until the next time!
The Fashion Police Are Watching You!!
Ladies and Gentlemen of
WSSU, The WSSU Fashion Police
must issue citations for FASHION
VIOLATIONS that go against the
principles of Sociay! They have
violated Code 302;303 Article 1.
These people must be stopped!
You are in violation if you wear:
1. Cream leggings with a
white shirt and a jean vest (cream &
white don’t match).
2. Leggings that are two big
and gape in the crouch area.
3. Leggings that are too small
and are up to your calf.
4. Reebok sneakers and
5. Nike hat and Fila sweats.
6. Sandals in the winter time.
7. If you are a full- figured
woman then a mini skirl may not be
It is lime to stop these offenders!
Join the new campus crime watch
team and report these violators to:
The News Argus
The Fashion Police
318 Hall Patterson
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