Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Vol. 46, Issue 6
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Winston-Salem State University
Photos by ReDonah Anderson
WSSU views history in the making
On. Jan. 20, tlie WSSU community gathered to watch
the live televised broadcast of the inaug^iration of the first
African American President Barack Obama. Obama, the
44th U.S. President, took the oath of office at approxi
mately 12:15 p.m. in Washington D.C. in front of a
record crowd of more than two million people.
From 10 a.m. to noon, a viewing party was held on
campus for faculty', staff and students in Thompson
"I am glad that I came on campus to watch the inaugu
ration," senior, Whitney Rooks said.
As Obama appeared on the big screen, students at the
viewing party chanted, "Obama! Obama! Obama!"
Every time Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, or
daughters, Malia and Sasha, appeared on the screen, stu
dents applauded shouted.
"I never thought that I would see this day come in my
lifetime,"sophomore, Michaela Birks said.
"It gives me the chills to know that we finally have a
Left; Students watch inauguration.
January is National Blood Donor Month.
Blood is traditionally in short supply during the
winter months due to holidays, travel sched
ules, inclement weather and illness. The
Everyday in our country approximately. 39,000
units of blood are required in hospitals and
emergency treatment facilities for patients.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh
at least 110 pounds and meet other donor
JulcyCampus.com seems to be considering
legal recourse against Tennessee State
University's ban of it on its servers. Matt
Ivester, Duke University graduate, is the Web
sites founder and CEO. In a press release
Ivester portrayed TSU's ban of JuicyCampus
as being in violation of students' rights to free
speech. TSU has blocked less than a handful
of sites, with JuicyCampus.com being added to
the short and hardly growing list.
Source: Black College Wire
Former WSSU and NBA basketball star
Carlos Terry was selected for induction into the
John B. McLendon Jr. CIAA Athletic Hall of
Fame. A four-year starter for the Rams, Terry
ranks third all-time in scoring at WSSU behind
only Earl Monroe and Cleo Hill. Terry will
posthumously be inducted Feb. 27 in Charlotte
at center-court at the Time-Warner Cable
Arena on Championship Saturday during the
2009 CIAA Basketball Championship.
Source: WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations