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Former WSSU
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Im News Argus
www.thenewsargus.com
Winston-Salem State University’s Student Newspaper
April 28, 2008
Co-tod cohabitation not likely at WSSU
Grant Fulton
Photo Editor
Winston-Salem
State has co-ed
residence halls
for the students, but does
not allow for members of
the opposite sex to live in
the same room.
Currently there are five
co-ed dorms on campus;
Rams Commons, Gleason-
Hairston Terrace,
Foundation Heights,
Wilson Hall, and the
recently co-ed Pegram.
So if co-ed dorms are
accepted, is co-ed cohabi
tation around the comer?
According to the Gender
Public Advocacy Coalition,
30 U.S. campues provide
gender-neutral housing.
"I think that
having a
roommate of
opposite sex
in your dorm
would noL gu
over too
well,"said
Cornelius
Hector, a jun
ior.
"First off
they are going to consid
er higher pregnancy and
STD rates. Plus the possi
bility of rape and the fact
that some roommates
might not know each
other, which makes
it worse. Plus par
ents will not allow a
thing like this to
happen," Hector
said.
Freshman Brianna
Galbreath agrees
with Hector.
"I could not see
myself living in the
same living condi
tions as a boy
because I am a girl
and I feel that would
just create some
more drama in the
residence halls," said
Galbreath.
A recent poll on
Thenewsargus.com
produced some
interesting results.
Ninety-two per
cent of
Photo by Garrett Garms
Foundation Heights, which opened last fall, is the newest
co-ed dorm on WSSU’s campus.
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those who
responded
said WSSU
should not
allow co-ed
habitation in
its dorms.
However
the poll was
open to par
ents, alumni, and citizens,
as well as students.
"Currently here at
WSSU we do not have
(co-ed) cohabitation on
campus," said Linda D.
Inman, WSSU Housing
Director.
"The reason why we do
not have this going on is
because some of the par
ents may not like the idea
of a male and female
staying in the same room,
but instead in some of
our residence halls we
have both the sexes living
in the same residence,"
said Inman.
According to Inman,
there is no coed cohabita
tion in the UNC System.
SGA president-elect
Harold Respass believes
that it is unlikely WSSU
will allow cohabitation in
the near future.
" HBCU's are usually
very conservative and
this will probably never
be a sweeping reality,
especially in the Bible
Belt," he said.
"It would save a lot of
headaches in terms of
housing facilities and
cause headaches with
pregnancy rates but with
every situation, there are
pros and cons."
Raleigh, NC - The Obama campaign is joining with
officers of the North Carolina College Democrats and
Young Democrats of North Carolina in sending a letter
today to the Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and
Wake county boards of election urging them to open
One-Stop Early Voting sites on college campuses for
the duration of the early voting period, which began
on April 17 and will end on May 3.
Currently, several early voting sites on or near cam
puses are not scheduled to open until the final days of
April, a period that coincides with the beginning of
exams at a majority of these schools and leaves mini
mal time for college students to take advantage of
them.
Both the Young Democrats of North Carolina and the
North Carolina Federation of College Democrats are
supporting the campaign's call for these locations to be
opened.
"These on-campus One-Stop Early Voting locations
are crucial to students participating before they leave
for the summer," said Young Democrats of North
Carolina President Zack Hawkins.
"We are seeing unprecedented interest from students
in voting in this primary," said North Carolina
Federation of College Democrats President Douglas
Massengill. "Taking of advantage of that requires that
these locations be open for students to make their voic
es heard."
One-Stop Early Voting sites on or near the following
campuses are not opening until late April:
- Bennett College (Guilford County)
- Johnson C. Smith University (Mecklenburg
County)
- North Carolina A&T State University (Guilford
County)
- North Carolina State University (Wake County)
- UNC Charlotte (Mecklenburg County)
- Wake Forest University (Forsyth County)
- Wake Technical Community College (Wake County)
- Winston-Salem State University (Forsyth County)
Class of 2008: Forging ahead
Stephanie Douthit
News Editor
It is that time of year again. The
end of the semester when there is an
overload of information and work,
activities, stress, and deep signs of
relief.
There is stress over exams, meet
ing deadlines, and paperwork, relief
that classes are almost over, and for
seniors, there is bittersweet prepara
tion for the ultimate departure,
graduation.
Spring commencement will take
place Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 9:45
a.m. at the Lawrence Joel Veterans
Memorial Coliseum (or Annex).
Winston-Salem State will be usher
ing one of its largest classes into the
post-graduation world.
The estimated number of gradu
ates is around 775 students. This
estimate includes 721 undergradu
ate students and 54 graduate stu
dents.
Anticipation for
spring commence
ment is high
amongst seniors as
well as underclass-
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men.
"Graduation to
me is a new begin
ning; I look for
ward to whatever
life holds in my future," said senior
Aimee Thomas.
Junior Sheniaka Rodgers shares
Thomas' sentiment.
Photo by Garrett Garms
Nearly 800 students will graduate on May 10 in the LJVM Coliseum.
dating, but for now it is forward to
graduation for seniors.
"Learning doesn't end at college
it's just the beginning of the profes
sional phase of it," said Marilyn
Roseboro, WSSU internship coordi
nator, in a previous issue of The
News Argus.
As of press time, the commence
ment speaker for the spring gradua
tion had not been announced.
"I am sad to see my friends
leave, but at the same time I
wish them the best in all of
their future endeavors."
Rogers also knows that this
springs' semester brings her
one step closer to graduating
herself.
"Because I am a junior, I am look
ing forward to my senior year as
well," she said.
The world beyond graduation is
unknown and somewhat intimi-
-Please check www.thenewsar-
gus.come for the announcement of
the commencement speaker.
The News Argus Poll
Current Question at thenewsargus.com
One year after the Virginia Tech murders, do you
fell safer on campus?
Red-Yes
Blue-No^
Somewhat
This The News Argus poll is not scientific and reflects
the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen
to participate. The results cannot he assumed to represent
the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as
a whole.
    

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