The News Argus, September 2002
From the Editor
Everyone should have
goals, priorities in order
Much has changed over
the past year. At Winston-
Salem State University, it
is the new residence halls,
the additions to F.L.
Atkins and a lot of ongo
Another difference is
that September marks the
one-year anniversary of
an event that caused the
country to open its eyes.
Since the events of 9-11,
Americans have had to re
evaluate their outlook on
the rest of the world by
realizing they are no
longer immune to terro-
ism. These are things peo
ple in other parts of the
world live with daily.
As we embark on a new
school year, it will be the
end for some, and the
beginning for others.
These years will be scat
tered with trials and
tribulations that will leave
an indelible mark on
For the freshmen, the
fact that you are no longer
under your parents' roof
will be tempting. There
will be new experiences,
some fun, others won't be.
But these freedoms you
enjoy will come at some
cost if the decisions made
are not wise ones.
For the sophomores.
you belt. If
is the time
tive strides toward the
Juniors, there is only
one year left, and time
may appear to fly. You are
one step closer to being in
the real world. This is the
time that you make it
For the seniors, it's the
end of the road. This year
will help you get your
foot in the door if you
haven't already done so.
The job market is there for
the taking as long as you
shape your future.
There is something to
say about Ram pride in
watching awkward fresh
men turn into the people
they will become.
However, freshmen can
not do this alone. We
must help students
become people of stature.
If we play our part, stu
dents will leave this estab
lishment with their heads
Dissatisfaction always runs
high among WSSU students
By Nicole Ferguson
ARGUS MANAGING EDITOR
It never ceases to amaze me the
magnitude at which students at
Winston-Salem StateUniversity make
it a point to be dissatisfied.
My mother is a 1978 graduate of
WSSU. She did her time in a sweat
box or two, ranging from the then dis
comfort of Colson Hall to the semi
luxury of Pegram and Moore.
From the time I showed interest in
WSSU, my mom would always remi
nisce about her days here, stressing
how the campus had grown. She was
proud of the Thompson Center, Wil
son Hall and the aging Greek plots.
Most Rams are, except for maybe
the graduating classes of 2003-2006.
I was looking forward to Aug. 11 the
whole summer Being at home felt
good, but I couldn't help but be excit
ed about living in a new residence
complex on campus. A private bed
room, the opportunity to cook, and a
short walk to perks such as a fitness
center and computer lab.
I've yet to complain about Rams
Commons as a facility. It's a long way
up from Atkins Hall. My roommates
and I have had problems, sure - stains
on the carpet from workers, air condi
tioning that only worked on one side
of the apartment and debris left in the
tub - but nothing life-altering.
Why can't we as students appreciate
what our school has done for us?
It's not even all about Rams
Commons or the lease that we will
ingly signed and agreed to adhere to.
It seems like every day I hear some lit
tle trivial comment about SU, a uni
versity that probably took you in
when nobody else would.
"That's why I hate Black universi
ties, 'cause they can't ever get it
"Winston ain't done nothin' for me..."
"I can't wait to graduate and get up
out of here.."
Well, please earn your diploma and
do so. And if you can't do that in the
next two years, try to transfer Get out
if all you have is a negative comment
to give back to this university.
I'm only a sophomore, but I can
attest to this - college is what you
make of it. WTiat you put into it is
what you get out of it. Yeah, it's going
to be hard some times. Financial Aid
will turn you away without an
answer, Housing may send you off
campus to live without a choice and
when you commute your way back on
campus, you may not be able to find a
parking space. I've had my share of
frustrations and tears at this universi
ty, but I've noticed that with every
conflict I've come out stronger and
better than I was before.
Life throws you curve balls some
times. There's no guarantee about
anything. But be a bigger and better
person and accept responsibility for
yourself. Never forget to ask yourself
how you can make a change.
It's so easy to point the finger and
assign the blame. It isn't so easy to
accept the blame. But please, in the
words of Chancellor Martin: "Don't
sweat the small stuff."
Should 9-11 become a
“I don’t think
1 that it
should be a
be a memo
that died during September 11
Senior, therapeutic recreation
has been an
11; you can
their lives, I feel that they should
be honored but not made into a
junior, therapeutic recreation
1 “I don’t feel
should be a
iday. I do xj7|
i feel that it
life as a whole, a lot more; it
makes me want to live everyday
as the last day.”
Junior, political science I
want to take
do not feel
should be a
I feel that we should not celebrate
disaster, it should be a memorial
but not a holiday.”
Senior, computer graphics