2* April 1999
School changes hopefully not a long process
Well, May 7ih draws nearer
everyday, have you made any plans for
the summer? 1 know I can’t wait to start
back working again so I can build my
checking account back up. Not only that,
but 1 won’t have to worry about going to
6 classes a week, eating
the cafe’s nasty food, or
having to share a
bathroom with a whole
But don’t get too
excited, the year isn’t
over yet. Besides, we do
have those lovely and fun
finals to worry about, so
if you want a worry-free
vacation, you belter study hard.
While we are on the subject of the
end of the year. I have come up with
some questions that few people have yet
to answer about this entire year. If
anyone has the answer to any of my
questions, please, let me know.
You know how things happen to you
and you wonder, “Well why are things
this way or that way...and why can’t
someone do some changing for the
better?” Well I, too, have said those same
things, and all of these questions have
been floating around in my head
throughout the entire year.
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to go through political activity. Although
Seale down played the party’s use of
firearms, he made no apologies regarding
the gunfights that Panthers had with the
“We as young black people took the
position that if a bunch of police shot at
us, we were going to defend ourselves,”
As Seale lectured on the exploits of
the Panther party, he also shared with the
crowd the importance of moving past the
60's. Disinissing current groups like the
‘New’ Black Panther Party that exist
today as just talk, he stressed the
importance of actively seeking out the
truth in the new technological age.
"Today we don’t need guns to defend
ourselves against the police. We have
video cameras to detail police brutality,”
said Seale. “To many brothers and sisters
don’t realize the importance of scientific
After the lecture, Seale was mobbed
by the crowd composed mainly of college
students as signed posters along with
copies of his two books “Seize the Time:
The Story of the Black Panther Party and
Huey Newton” and “A Lonely Rage.”
“He used a good approach to talk to
the crowd,” said Walter King, a student at
WSSU. “I left learning something and 1
hope everybody else did too.”
Let me first start with the dorms. I’m
sure that some of you may want to know
the answers to these questions.
1. Why is it that when I’m in the
shower, I always get scalded from blazing
hot water when someone flushes the
2. When it was
cold outside, why
couldn’t I ever get the
heat to come on, but
when the temperature
sudden here comes the
3. Why can’t the
residents of Wilson
Hall control their air
and heat when they
want to? Isn’t that
what you guys are
paying for ?
I don’t know
about you, but 1 think our housing needs
to be upgraded. Sure the cable is fine, but
I would have voted for air instead of
cable. Picture this: It’s 98 degrees
outside...wouldn’t you rather be sitting in
your room in the nice cool air watching
regular channels, instead of sweating like
a pig watching cable?
Besides my questions about our
lavish luxury dorms, I also have questions
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about the food served in the cafe. Sure
the cooks think that the entrees are
acceptable, but lets face it, some of the
meals taste like paper, and others...well
I’ll leave it to you.
1. Why must we have chicken every
2. Why is
breakfast the best
3. Out of all the
foods to choose
from, why do 1 feel
safer eating pizza?
You know, my
first year here, I was
sick for about 3
months because of
the food. Some said
that I was just
homesick, but the
real reason was that I
missed my momma’s
cooking. But anyway, I really think that
we as students can have some say in what
we eat in the cafe. If you don’t like what
is being served, then talk to the chef.
You’re the one that has to eat it, not the
I’m sure that you agree when I say
the dorms and the cafe needs a little work.
I mean, this is suppose to be our home
away from home you know, why not feel
Before I leave, I have a few more
questions about the campus this year that
I’m sure you just might want some
1. Why do people assume that a
person is dating when they are seen more
than twice with the same person?
2. Why do we still register the “old”
way, are we that far behind in
3. Why can’t I have a decent
conversation on the phone without
hearing the music from WSNC 90.5?
4. Why are there freshmen staying in
Wilson Hall, doesn’t having a certain
amount of hours and a certain GPA count
1 don’t mean to sound negative, but
so far, I have had too many unanswered
questions floating around in my head for
So if you have wondered about some
of these same questions, talk to your
residence hall director, talk to the cooks,
and whoever else you may need to talk to.
I’m sure that they will understand and
take your suggestions into consideration.
Besides, no one can’t say you didn’t try.
This year has been quite memorable,
1 just hope it gets better before I graduate.
But until then, I will try to do my best to
cope. Hopefully, things will get better.
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I’m sure that you
agree when I say that
the dorms and cafe
need a little work. I
mean, this is supposed
to be our home away
from home, ...why not
feel that way.