North Carolina Newspapers

    Oct. Edition
YEAR.../4 day with Dr Adnee
Bradford. Reagan Bolden inter
views several individuals to com
pile inlormalion on WSSU's
“Teacher of the Year". See anicle
, page 4.
Winston - Salem State Universit>^ ^
President Clinton is in the
hot seat...or is he?
See article page 2
with the Rash - Page 8
umiverSITY rams celebrate
homecoming YEf
October is National Breast
Cancer Awareness
Month...See Health Beat on
page 3.
WSSU Seeks SACS Reaf
firmation...See pg. 6
■ n
The Associated Press
Harvard, Princeton and Yale
univer.sities share the No, 1 spot in U.S.
News and World Reports annual ranking
of the top universities
in the nation. The
University of
California at
Berkeley and the
University of
Virginia share the
No.l spot in the
magazine's separate
ranking of the
nation's public
The rankings are
included in the
magazine's annual
"America's Best
Two Winston-
Salem universities
made the list.
Wake Forest
University ranked
No. 29 among all WSSU Campus
teed #2
colleges in the nation.
Winston-Salem State University ranked
No. 2 among regional public liberal arts
colleges in the South.
Appalachian State
University ranked fourth
among regional public
universities in the South.
N.C. State University was
34th among public
national universities.
The magazine used
several criteria, including
an institution's reputation
among academics; the
percentage of students
who go on to graduate;
faculty pay, and class
size, student-faculty ratio
and other indicators of
faculty resources; student
selectivity; financial
resources, such as
spending per student; and
alumni giving.
Continued to page 6
Carolina Hall
Enter To Learn,
Depart To Serve
May Wins Mr. Ram 1998-99 Title
By Ra.shccd Oluwa
Sports Writer
It was the crowning of a new
era on Sept. II, as Winston-
Salem State University
crowned its new Mr. Ram.
Corey A. May took the
crown in the annual event as
he competed against fellow
students . Ollie Shepherd,
Robert Maddox, Alvin Sellars,
and Marcus Farrar. The five
contestants competed in a
variety of events and were
judged by a panel of five
Judges. The categories the
contestants were judged on
were; Creative Wear, Talent,
Formal Wear, and
Extemporanious Speaking.
The pageant contained many
notable perfornances. Among
those were Alvin Sellars'
rendition of Pressah's
"Splackavellie", and a
dramatic rendering of James
The Creation by Marcus Farrar.
performance s.Corey
May managed to sway
the judges. May won
approval with a dramatic
reading of a poem he had
written. The poetn was
written in dedication to
his parents who died
when he was 10 years
"If it wasn't for the
Lord, I don't know where
I'd be", said May after
winning the title. "I give
him thanks."
Robert Maddox came
in as first runner-up
while Marcus Farrar
came in as second
runner-up in the
May will replace last
Miss WSSU, Kimberly Brice, year's Mr. Ram Keaton
poses with the newly crowned ,,, ,, .
Mr. Ram - Corey A. May Wells and will have the
duties of working with
the community as an ambassador for the
Ferguson Crowned
Miss Black & Gold 1998-99
By Sharonda Wilcox
A queen -- a woman who is noted for her
beauty and her accotnplishments who
rules over a monarchy in her own right
as defined in Webster's New World
Dictionary of the American Language, is
just one way to describe the Beta Iota
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's
1998 Black and Gold pageant
"Stairway to Heaven: the Crowning of
a Queen" was this year's theme. The five
contestants, all sophomores, showcased
genuine talent, poise and intellect as they
competed for the title of Miss Black and
Gold 1998,
"Holding the title of Miss Black and
Gold doesn't just mean to wear a crown,"
said April Thomas, a physical therapy
Having the title doesn't mean that the
competition ends after one pageant. Miss
Black and Gold will compete with
winners from area colleges in state,
regional and national competitions.
The title of Miss Black and Gold also
means being a positive force on catnpus
and working clo.sely with the tnembers of
the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity in
whatever functions they may be involved
in on campus.
All five contestants performed in the
pageant, showing off such talents as
singing and dancing to reciting and
poetic interpretations.
Alexandria "Venus" Ferguson, a mass
communications major with a minor in
political science, received a strong
crowd response as she performed an
original piece about the black woman
surviving the Middle Passage and
plantation life in a poem recital, a
powerful rendition of Mahalia Jackson's
"Troubles of the World" and a
contemporary dance segment.
" I feel very excited and my confidence
is high right now. but I feel that I could
have done better throughout the
competition." Ferguson said during one
of the pageant's intermissions.
There was strong competition between
crowd-pleasers Ferguson and Thomas.
After tallying the scores, the judges -
made up of Winston-Salem State
University faculty - came to a decision.
Pamela Mitchell, a biology major \vas
natned Miss Congeniality. Ncshelia
Curry, an occupational therapx major
was named first runner-up. ,\pril
Thomas was named Miss 1906. Bela Iota.
Miss Black and Ciold 199H was
Alexandria "Venus" Ferguson.
"I felt simply blessed to have been in the
competition," I'crguson said. "I have
made a lot of friends in the fraternity anti
with the other young latlies in the pageant.
I feel that as Miss Black and (iold 1 can
represent the organization in a tiignified
manner anil educate the comnuinity and
stutlents as well about this organization."
IIVSSU Contributes to City's Economy
W inston-Salem State liniversity con-
iributes more than SI 12 million and
nearly 2.000 Jobs to the l-orsyth County
economy, according to a study releasetl
yesterday by a professor at Wake Forest
Uni vc*rsity.
Chancellor' Alvin J. Schexnider of
Winton-Salem State said that the uni\ersity
commissioned the study to prose its place
in the local economy.
"This report in no uncertain terms com
municates the importance of Winston-
Salem State to business, to gosernment. to
industry.''Schexnider said. "The uni\ersily
is not simply a small institution located on
a hill in east Winston-Salem. It's a major
The study by Gary I.. Shoesmith. a busi
ness professor at the Babcock Graduate
School of Management, used 1997 figures
to calculate how the employees, students,
and some alumni of the university con
tribute to the economy. He has done similar
studies on BB&T Corp. and the N.C. State
Ports Authority.
continued to page 6
This Month's Contents
Editor's Note pg. 2
Blessing In Disguise pg. 3
Health Beat pg. 3
Campus News pps. 4-5
Student Outlook Source(SOS) pg. 7
Sports With the Rash pg. 8

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