News Argus,December 1999
What a semester this has been.
So many things have happened, I
don't know where to start. Sure
we've had some bad times as well
as good times, but when you lay
them all out, the good always out
weigh the bad.
Let's start with the
bad. I'm sure that
you all can recall
earlier this semester
when 300 or more
were purged out of
the system. Hey you
might have been one
of them. Officials
say that they were testing for Y2K,
I say that someone who didn't
know what they were doing just
went in to the system.
But the biggest shock of them all
was when Dr. Schexnider resigned
a few weeks ago. Now the major
concern is who's going to be our
next chancellor? We ail hoped that
our next chancellor would be posi
tive, strong minded, and hard
working. Well, I'm happy to
announce that we have a new
chancellor that will take post on
Jan. 3, 2000. I'm sure that on the
behalf of all Winston-Salem State
students, faculty, and staff, we all
would like to welcome Chancellor
Harold Martin to the university.
To recall more good memories,
isn't it an honor to have won the
title of ClAA Champions for the
second semester in a row? I just
want to extend a personal congrat
ulations to the football team, you
guys believed that you could do it
and everyone is proud of all of
Another good thing that hap
pened was when The Tom joyner
Foundation named October WSSU
I'm sure that other people had
their own personal experiences to
add to this list, but we have
another semester coming, a brand
new millennium, plus a new chan
cellor on the way. We have a lot to
look forward to. Have a great
holiday and good luck on exams.
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Student expresses opinion
about this year’s homecoming
From Oct. 24-30, Winston-Salem
State University celebrated their
last homecoming of the century.
It began with a campus church
service, and continued with two
concerts, a carnival, the coronation,
a haunted house, and a spirit-filled
red and white parade/pep rally.
The week ended with the always
crowded football game, and the
homecoming step show.
Now the red streamers have been
taken off the poles, the balloons
that decorated the campus have
been popped, and the disc jockey
has left the cafe, what is your opin
ion about 1999's homecoming?
Was it hype? Could you feel the
school spirit? Was it a disappoint
ment to the graduating seniors,
and a let down for freshmen? Here
is one student's response.
"Homecoming is supposed to be
an event used to stimulate school
spirit throughout the campus. This
was something I did not feel
throughout the whole week. Silk
and the carnival were the only two
events I enjoyed (I liked watching
my friends slap themselves up
against the velcro walls, and wres
tle each other).
"I know we have limited funds,
and SGA tries their best to make
sure we have a good time despite
that, but to me and my friends, the
campus atmosphere was complete
ly dead! I would rather have two
or three spectacular events, than a
weeks worth of small activities that
would make our Homecoming
experience a memorable one."
Tijfany Green — a sophomore
Studies, from page 1
resume." Second, it's educational.
"It's the most eye opening experi
ence in your education," said
Receiving a personal change was
his last reason. "Students who
return are more interesting individ
uals," Flynn said. " You send a kid
out, but you get an adult back."
The UNC Exchange Program
lasts from a semester to a year,
depending on how long the stu-
Volunteer, from page 1
class but he has volunteered in the
"1 used to volunteer at Bynum
Elementary School back at home. I
talked to young kids about basket
ball because they had an interest in
"I did it for a basketball program,
but I got the feeling that 1 was
making a difference in someone's
life." said Sessoms.
Aliesha Oakes, a junior, is a flag
cheerleader coach and a parent vol
unteer at Mineral Springs
Elementary and other middle
"I read and do tutorials, bulletin
boards, and fund-raisers. The
awards of volunteering are end
Gail Favors, the Coordinator of
Learning and project G.I.V.E., says
that about 60 students are enrolled
in what is called service learning
Students are simply required to
volunteer at a nonprofit organiza
tion, educational institution, conva
lescent homes, or hospitals for
credit toward the class.
About 700 students here at WSSU
volunteer for scholarships.
Favors says, "Students not only
volunteer for course credit, but
they also do it because they want
"There is a group of young men
dent wishes to stay, during the fall
and spring. There is no summer
Tuition will not exceed to what is
paid at their home university
according to Flynn.
Germany, Mexico and Finland
are involved with the UNC
Exchange Program. Australia will
be available next year. The UNC
Exchange Program is also working
Students with good character, a
great attitude and a GPA of at least
2.75 are ideal for the program.
The deadline for turning in
applications is Jan. 10, 2000.
For more information, contact Dr.
Olasope Oyelaran, school coordi
nator, in room 316 in Hall
Patterson or call 750-2306.
For additional info, download
the UNC Exchange Program at
that live in Wilson Hall who call
themselves Crew 7.
"They volunteer their time at local
churches and other organizations.
Of those students that receive
credit for volunteering, they can
also gain experience in the field
that they are majoring in.
There are other students who
enjoy volunteering but do not have
the time to do it between classes,
work , and other extra curricular
Janarde Cannon, a junior, says he
has not volunteered this year
because football takes up a lot of
Last year, I did a project called
Friends of the Library during
homecoming where I helped set up
tables to sell various items.
"I do help freshman move into
their dorms every year along with
other football players, so I guess
that would be volunteering too."
Gill Wright of Panama City, Fla.,
says he doesn't have time to volun
teer right now, but he has in the
"1 helped my aunt, who is the
leader of an after school program
in Fayetteville, NC clean up Reilly
Road as a part of the Adopt-A-
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