THE WinstoN'Salem State University
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Women’s History Month
witli Susan L Taylor
Susan L. T.iylor, former editor-in-chief of "Essence"
magazine was the guest speaker at an event honoring
Women's History Month March 15 at Winston-Salem
State in the Anderson Center.
A near capacity crowd flooded the Dillard Auditorium
in anticipation of hearing one of the nation's premier
African-American contemporary writers.
Taylor is also the author of "In the Spirit," a collection
of essays reprinted from her magazine column of the
She is considered a key source of critical thought,
inspiration, and encouragement for African-American
women throughout America.
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We’re back! SU Radio returns
Copy Desk Chief
After months of being off the air, Winston-Salem State's stu
dent radio station, SU Radio, is back.
SU was taken off air last October because of student viola
tions but has been fully operational since Feb. 22, said James
Benton, program director of SU.
Benton is a junior mass communications major from Raleigh.
SU is streamed via the Internet and is only available on cam
pus. The new site is suradio.net.
In January SU held a student interest meeting.
Leah Hightower, SU's new general manager said, "Since I
first was involved with the radio station many things have
changed. We definitely have more publicity now, and more stu
dents are interested in the station."
Hightower is a junior mass communications major from
According to Benton approximately 30 people attended the
SU interest meeting; however, Benton said a lot of people
backed out after the initial meeting.
"The more serious people add up to about 10 students."
For students to be a part of SU they must apply. Applications
pertain to show ideas and positions. The members of the SU
executive board train and evaluate applicants.
The general manager of 90.5 WSNC Radio Station and SU
Radio chief adviser Elvin Jenkins said he is excited about the
"We have a new general manager, Hightower, and program
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Rams H.O.P.E. has collected gift
cards, clothes, and other dona
tions for the relief efforts.
REPORTER & ARGUS STAFF
Rams Helping Others
Prosper Everyday has been
busy hosting different events
to raise awareness and money
The organization collected
funds totaling $2,481.82. The
check, made out to American
Red Cross International
Response Fund, was presented
in the breezeway March 25.
Haiti was devastated by a
7.0 earthquake Jan. 12.
Rams H.O.P.E has hosted
many events since the earth-
quake, including a re/ease of
500 red and blue balloons on
Feb. 16, to kick off their first
Students, faculty, staff and
others have sent monetary
The Campus Activities
Board donated $1,000 to the
Red Cross. The majority of the
contribution was raised
through donations and admis
sions charges from the more
than 750 students who
attended a Gym Jam on Jan.
Students also collected items
and donations going door-to-
door in the residence halls.
"My friends and I gave
money every chance we had,
so I'm hoping that others did
the same," said Anita Bethea,
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Legal marijuana in California
On the November 2010 ballot
California residents will vote on a
proposal to tax and regulate mari
juana like alcohol. I n January coor
dinators of the Regulate, Control,
and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 sub
mitted approximately 700,000 signa
tures to state authorities, well
exceeding the 433,971 required.
FiU running back murdered
Florida International University
running back Kendall Berry was
stabbed to death March 25 on cam
pus. Berry, 22, was reportedly
involved in an argument with two
other students outside of the univer
sity recreational center. Berry led
FIU in touchdowns last season
despite missing seven games.
WSSU awarded $100,000
Winston-Salem State has been
selected by the Institute for Higher
Education Policy to receive a
$100,000 “Wal-Mart Minority Student
Success Award” grant to provide
academic assistance for first-gener
ation college students. WSSU was
one of only 14 minority-serving insti
tutions in the nation selected by
IHEP to receive a grant and the only
institution selected in North Carolina.
Source:WSSU Public and Media Relations
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