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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Vol. 47, Issue 7
Winston-Salem State University
Photo by Garrett Garms
WSSU students Jamie Tindal and Jonathan Jackson gather
supplies for the Rams Helping Others Prosper Everyday
(H.O.P.E.) to be distributed for the Haiti relief efforts.
WSSU students witness history
at opening of Civil Rights museum
Abuse it or lose it
In celebration of the grand opening of
the International Civil Rights Center &
Museum, 11 Winston-Salem State stu
dents, all mass communications majors,
attended the Town Hall Forum Jan. 28 at
the NC A&T State Alumni Event Center.
O’Kelly wants its
Borrow: To take or obtain, with the
promise to return.
The C.G. O'Kelly library staff at the
media desk wants everyone to
remember this definition when they
utilize the DVD checkout service.
DVD checkout services began at
the library during the 2004-05 aca
demic year, when a policy was
enforced that freshmen would not be
permitted to have cars on campus.
Winston-Salem State wanted to pro
vide students with access to free
entertainment [DVDs, CDs].
"A lot of times people are stuck on
campus, and the DVD checkout is
convenient and free," said Tomeka
Watson, senior mass communica
tions major from Chapel Hill.
"Blockbuster and Red Box can be
more of a hassle because you have to
leave campus to find one."
When the service first began, the
DVD collection featured 100-150
titles, all kept at the circulation desk.
Today, however, the DVD collec
tion lists more than 2,000 titles.
"With books, laptops, and DVDs
all being checked out at the circula
tion desk, things became very
chaotic," said Jeffery McGill, media
coordinator at CG O'Kelly library.
continued on page 3
Ram-TV station managers
say they will be introducing
new shows this semester
The free event had approximately 700
people in attendance.
The Museum opened Feb. 1 in down
town Greensboro, 50 years after the
Woolworth sit-in, where four NC A&T
freshmen refused to leave the lunch
continued on Page 6
Copy desk chief
The signs, videos, and voices of
the 2008-2009 RAM-TV shows are
still being broadcast in 2010.
Throughout any given day, RAM-
TV audiences may view, and some
times hear, an interview by former
students, a faculty meeting, or a
"Happy Holidays" sign.
However, that is supposed to be
changed this semester.
"We spent the entire fall 09 semes
ter recording shows, and we will
begin airing them within the next
week," said Zach Yelder, one of the
three operating managers of RAM-
Yelder is a junior mass communi
cations major from Puerto Rico.
"We didn't want to air mediocre
shows [in fall 2009]," Yelder said.
For more than a year RAM-TV has
continued on Page 2
“1 am Ram” alumni contest
“I am Ram” has selected four of the
five contestants to represent the fresh
new face of Winston-Salem State.
Winners will be announced March 1
and attend University events as a VIP
and network with other alumni; appear
online and in print publications as
spokespersons for WSSU; and con
sult with administrators on WSSU ini
Quality Enhancement Plan
In March the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools team will
visit WSSU to determine if the
University receives accreditation for
another 10 years. Students should
be prepared to answer what is the
QEP? The answer: Rams Write:
Writing in the major. QEP’s purpose
is to improve student’s writing skills.
For more information go to the
WSSU home page and click on
QEP Rams Write.
Argus to feature new comic
Graphics artist B. Coley.