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News Editor
Theodis Alexander Chunn, Mister WSSU
for the 2008-2009 school year, will be formally
introduced to the university community dur
ing homecoming festivities Oct. 22.
A mass communications major from
Salisbury Chunn won his title by defeating
four opponents in this past spring's election.
"I didn't want to be the person just to sit
back and say I want do that and do this. I fol
lowed a lot and now I am still following, but I
feel like I can empower others to do better."
Chunn hopes to foster a since of brother
hood on campus by empowering all males. He
feels this is his most important task as Mister
Additionally, Chunn is the head drum
major for the marching band. He has been a
drum major for three years. Because of his
new duties with the royal court, he has to
work with the band part time.
"1 can't practice every day, and I can't per
form in every game. I can sit in the crowd and
watch the band perform. I love music, and it
was a hard thing for me not to perform full
time," he said.
Along with being in the band, Chunn is
involved in several activities and organizations
including Peer Education, Ram Ambassadors,
Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity and
the Mass Communications club.
Chunn said he decided to attend WSSU
because the alumni from the Salisbury chapter
"nurtured" him.
"They took me in as their child."
He said that the campus is family-oriented
and are so close.
Photo courtesy of the Office of Marketing and
Theodis Chunn Mister WSSU 2008-09
"When I was at open house, just the Ram
Ambassador remembered my name and that
made me want to come here," Chunn said.
"If I could change one thing about WSSU it
would be the relationship that we have around
this campus. As males we all need to come
together and be more brotherly towards one
When he is not busy with his royal duties.
Mister WSSU enjoys spending time with his
girlfriend Brittani Parker, who Chunn says
inspires him. Chunn said he hopes to attend
graduate school, earn his doctorate and
become the chancellor for WSSU.
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was stolen from her car
parked in lot DD.
She said she not remember
if she left her car door
unlocked, but the door was
unlocked when she returned
to her car.
"There was no sign of
break in," Holloway said.
Patricia Norris, Director
and Chief of Police, sent an e-
mail to the campus commu
nity Sept. 19 about the thefts.
In that e-mail she advised
people not to buy stolen
The penalty for using a
stolen parking permit will be
criminal charges, the vehicle
will be towed and
impounded and campus
parking privileges will be sus
pended for one year.
Junior Brittany Barnes
thought the decals were
stolen because of the high
"I'm not really concerned
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about my parking decal being
stolen, but if it were I would
expect it to be replaced with
no charge," Barnes said.
Holloway paid $10 to get a
replacement decal and she
had to park in another lot.
There were no more spaces
available in lot DD.
Lt. Patrick Ansel who
works in crime prevention
with the campus police has |
not returned phone calls to !
make a statement. |
The guaranteed housing for
freshmen was a first in the
WSSU history
Duke lives in the Wingate
by Wyndham on South Main
Street. She rides on the shut
tle from the hotel to campus.
The shuttle is provided by the
city's Transit Authority and
paid for by the University.
Duke said that it is impor
tant that the freshmen stay
closer to campus to make a
smoother transition to the col
lege lifestyle.
"They [freshmen] need on-
campus experience. That's
just a part of coming in as a
freshmen," Duke said.
She admits the University
made the right decision.
Duke said that staying in
the hotel hasn't been too
much of a hassle because she's
still able to participate in on-
campus activities.
"In between my classes. I'm
used to going back to my resi
dence hall, lying down for a
little bit, and getting back up
for my classes," she said.
"But it [the reassignment]
has helped me. I am in the
library more."
However, she said she
hopes the campus house
shortage doesn't reoccur.
"They need to have a better
way to know who will be
attending the University, and
if they have enough hous
ing," she said. "If not, it's sad
to say, but they're either
going to have to start deny
ing people or stop giving
housing to locals [students
from Forsyth County]."
According to Phillips, the
administration plans to relo
cate the displaced students
back on campus by next
"The plan is to have no stu
dents in the hotels next semes
ter," Phillips said.
He said students graduat
ing or dropping out would
open more spaces and get
most if not all of the students
back on campus. Phillips also
mentioned students who live
on campus have until Nov. 3
to opt out of on-campus hous
ing for next semester.
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