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Winston - Salen:i State University
Upward Bound helps
with academic scores
Conlribuling Writers
Students who participate in Winston-
Salem State University’s Upward Bound
Program began another academic year
earlier this month.
The program is designed lo assist and
prepare students for college.
The 80 students enrolled in Upward
Bound will attend Math, Science, English
and Self-Awareness classes every
afternoon from 4:30-5:20 pm on the
campus of WSSU. Guin White is the
program’s director.
“Upward Bound impacts the student
by enhancing their motivational efforts in
continuing their past secondary
education,” said White.
“Upward Bound is a program that
helps kids who have deficiencies in
English, and bring those skills up so that
they can be more proficient when they go
to college,” said communications teacher
Priscilla Jackson Wiggins.
In addition to the courses available
during the year, Upward Bound students
also participate in a Summer Residential
Program held on the campus. The six
week program enhances the Math,
Science, English, and Career Awareness
programs taught during the year.
Additionally, during the summer the
students tour other university campuses,
attend lectures, and experience college
residential life.
High school seniors in the program
qualify for the Bridge Program which is
also a summer residential program. The
students take classes, which upon
completion yield six credit hours.
Delena Hudson, a freshman at
WSSU, a graduate of Parkland High
School and who was a participant for
three years, had this to say: “I
experienced life away from home and I
got a jumpstart for college by earning 6
credit hours.”
Participant Danisha Bamer who is a
freshman at West Forsyth High School
said, “My reason for joining was to meet
new friends and get help with school at
the same lime. I like the program
because you gel to meet people and have
something to do in the summertime.”
Winston-Salem’s young adults join
mayor to talk about downtown plan
The smell of croissants, danish and
piping hot coffee permeated the atmosphere
as I entered the room at the Benton
Convention Center. The room was filled
with professionals in business attire, women
in their freshly dry cleaned business suits,
neatly kept up do’s or fresh salon cuts, and
the men in dark suits and clean shaven, set
the stage for what appeared to be just a
normal run of the mill middle aged
professional’s breakfast meeting.
Were these people are profassionals?
They gathered at the Convention Center
for one particular reason—to solve a
problem;“The city of Winston-Salem is
expecicd to lose 8,674 residents between the
age of 18 and 34 by the year 2000.”
“So what? 1 may be in that 8,674,” is
what probably ran through the minds of the
numerous professionals and students who
attended the Mayor’s Conference on
October 14.
Jack Cavanagh, who is the mayor of
Winston-Salem, seems to be concerned
Let the Job Search Begin
Photo by Sharonda Wilcox
Rastieed Oluwa, a junior from New Yorl, talts witti a newspaper
representative at thie Howard University Job Fair. See story, pages 6.
Death of Wyoming student
tops talks of hate-crime laws
News Editor
The early October murder of 21-year
old Matthew Shepard, former student of
the University of Wyoming is raising
many questions concerning the rights of
homosexuals among lawmakers and
activists across the nation.
Shepard slipped into a coma five
days after he was pistol whipped, burned,
then lashed lo a fence in a rural field.
His accused attackers, 21-year-old
Russell Arthur Henderson, and 22-year-
old Aaron James McKinney apparently
pretended to be gay in order to lure
Shepard outside of the campus bar where
the initial incident took place. Both men
were jailed on attempted murder charges
that were increased to first degree murder
charges following Shepard’s death.
Girlfriends of McKinney and
Henderson, 20-year-old Chasity Vera
Pasley and 18-year-old Kriston Lean
Price were also charged with “accessory
after the fact” after allegedly helping the
men dispose of Shepard’s bloody
Although both McKinney and
Henderson along with authorities say the
motive for the attack was robbery,
activists say the real motive was the
atx)ut the large number of pa>ple from the
18-34 age group who arc leaving this “fair
city” and decided to call the conference to
address the problem.
Winston-Salem considers itself U) be a
city of diversity, with its rich history, the
arts, culture, a thriving health indusuy and
lop ranking colleges and universities. With
so much to offer, why can’t the city keep 18-
34-ycar-old residents from moving to larger
cities like Charlotte and Atlanta?
“The businesses here and from other
cities have an obligation to try to attract
more people in the 18-34 age group,” said
Mardi gras
theme marks
Kimberly Brice crowned
Mardi Gras: An Explosion in Red,
was this year’s theme al coronation: The
crowning of Miss Kimberly Brice.
Miss Brice is a member of Alpha
Kappa Alpha and very dedicated lo her
sorority. She is also a very talented
pianist and a note of glorious celebration
paraded her coronation.
There were 48 queens and five
The proceedings were MCed by
Anne Little and Reverend While gave the
The Association of Rhythmic Talent
did a good job on their lap routine,
despile the technical difficulties. The
show must go on! They deserve a round
of applause for their courage and
Overall the coronation went well.
There was plenty of excitement, drama
and class. It was a team effort and much
was accomplished.
The reception was filled with
balloons and chicken drummettes. Music
al the reception was provided by Adagio.
This year’s coronation was an evening
full of charm, style and sophistication.

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