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Winston-Salem State University
Martin receives positive
responses from students
Joy Roseboro
Students at Winston-Salem State University have
been busy unpacking, registering and getting back
into the swing of things, but they haven't been too
busy to notice the school's new chancellor Dr.
Harold Martin.
"I actually got a chance to shake his hand and
exchange a few words with him. He seems to be a
lot more friendlier than Schexnider," said sopho
more Sheree Hall.
"From the things I have heard about Chancellor
Martin he seems to be a concerned person who
cares about the welfare of our school as well as the
student body," said sophomore Detra Edwards.
Students feel very comfortable as they embark on
the new millennium under Martin's leadership, and
they are ready to assist him in anyway.
"I have experienced some of the ups and downs
of WSSU in the last two years but I feel very good
about our new chancellor. I feel that he will give
the university, as well as the community, a chal
lenge," said Keebra Singletary.
Students said that they have accepted the chal
lenge and will be dedicated by making each transi
tion as smooth as possible.
Dr. Harold Martin is the new chancellor of
Winston-Salem State University.
Rams win Pioneer Bowl
Semaj Robinson
Sports Editor
Winston-Salem State used a dominating
defense along with a steady offense to come
away with a 23-7 win over Tuskegee in the
3rd annual Pioneer Bowl on Dec. 18.
The Ram defense came in allowing 9.5
points per game. Staying true to form, the
Ram defense allowed only one TD-a 16-yard
second quarter run by TU running back
Michael Scott. Although Scott was able to run
for 103 yards on 21 carries, 102 of those yards
came in the first half.
Tory Woodbury, the game's MVP, began the
scoring by throwing a 21-yard pass to J.D.
Williamson mid-way through the first quar
ter. The Rams began that drive at the 24-yard
line after WR/KR Anthony Hines returned a
punt 41 yards.
Tuskegee (9-3) entered the game with a four
game win streak. But the tough
Ram defense which was tops in Division II
for points allowed per game, stifled the
Tigers by stopping them three times in the
Rams red zone.
Athletic Director Anne Little spoke on the
Rams participation in the Pioneer Bowl. "It
was a great honor to be able to win the con
ference championship after coming close for
two years, and then be able to provide an
opportunity to take the team, the band, the
cheerleaders and represent the CIAA and
stand on behalf of 11 other institutions-it was
LT Jonathan Wilson expressed those same
sentiments, "1 had an exciting time playing in
the Georgia Dome. Wining made it fun and
more enjoyable."
Leading 10-7 in the third quarter,
Woodbury found wide out Ollie Shephard
over the middle for a 46-yard TD. Following
the PAT, the Rams took a lead of 17-7 with
10:22 left.
The Rams (8-3) scored their final TD after a
Tuskegee fumble at the WSSU 23-yard line.
Woodbury then took the Rams on a 12-play
drive that culminated with FB Dontrieze
Chapman's one yard score.
Snow catches Triad off guard
Don Gibson
"Walking in a winter wonderland"... is
what the Piedmont Triad did for most of
According to Channel 2 News, it hasn't
snowed in the Carolinas to this extent since
1989. So the question this winter is "are peo
ple playing in the snow like it's 1989?"
Linda Evans, 21, of Greensboro said, "I
played in the snow the first two days of it,
but now I've had enough." Greensboro resi
dents have had to deal with up to thirteen
inches of the "white stuff."
The snow has also affected local children in
a big way. Tavon Sampson, 11, of Winston-
Salem said, "I'm glad we don't have to go to
school and I hope it snows for a whole
week." Clearly some children and students
didn't taking into consideration the ramifica
tions of all the snow and no school.
According to school officials, any more
missed days will have an effect on how
Spring Break days will be given or taken
away. Mona Sheperd, a junior at Carver
High School said "It isn't our fault that it is
snowing so much, so why would they make
our Spring Break shorter?"
See SNOW, Page 8
Black History
Month filled
with many
James Autry
The month of February has arrived and to
some that symbolizes St. Valentine's Day. To
others it stands for a time of celebration for
the achievements African-Americans who
have made throughout American history.
"Winston-Salem State University will be
extremely busy for Black History Month with
all of the various programs, plays, and pre
sentations that will take place," said Vanessa
Hood, student activities programmer.
Cedric Jackson, a sophomore, and Nicole
Muse, a freshman, are waiting to see what
the university has in store for the student
body in celebration of Black History Month.
"I think the students here at WSSU are
looking for an assortment of activities to take
place during Black History Month, mostly
because we are a black school. I know that I
am. If 1 was a student at UNC- Chapel Hill
then I wouldn't have too many expectations,
but being at a historically black college, I feel
as if we should do more to represent our own
heritage," Jackson said.
Jackson is not the only one who has expec
tations for WSSU's various celebrations dur
ing Black History Month. According to
Patricia Douglas, processing assistant in
housing, not enough events are taking place
to recognize occasions such as Black History
Month or Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Cynthia Smith, a sophomore, agrees. "Not
enough celebrations are taking place any
more because everyone is busy. We had
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