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Move it or lose it: Campus police serious about towing
Photo by Argus Staff
Nov. 11 five Winston-Salem State evening/weekend students told an Argus reporter that their [illegally
parked] vehicles were towed from campus while they were in class. [From left] Art Black, Sharon Bailey,
Kimberly Sturdivant, Sherena Ramirez and Demetrica Hagler. Far right. Jordan Holloway.
Argus Staff Report
At WSSU, approximately
ten vehicles are towed per
Five students, a faculty
member, and a guest speaker
found that out the hard way.
Nov. 11, at about 7:30 p.m.
five students left the Campus
Police office angry because
their illegally parked cars had
been towed from campus.
"This is how they want their
students to be treated," said
Art Black, one of the five stu
dents that had been towed.
"I ought to transfer and hit
them in the pocket." Black,
is a graduate student from
Demetrica Hagler, another
said, "I'm missing a class to
go to get it [her vehicle] off the
lot." Hagler is a nursing major
from High Point.
end student said she was told
she could park anywhere on
campus. "One officer told me
that I could park anywhere
on campus after 5 p.m.," said
Ramirez is a graduate stu
dent from Cherryville, N.C.
That same evening, a fac
ulty member's car was about
to be towed for not having
a decal. It was reported that
the faculty member has never
purchased a decal since he
has been working at the
While Kenyetta Richmond
was speaking at a forum in
R.J. Reynolds, her vehicle was
towed from parking Lot U
after 5 p.m. Nov. 8.
"They need to list protocol,
and not be so quick to tow,"
Richmond said. "Everyone is
not familiar with the parking
procedure." Richmond is an
alumna and Victim Advocate
and Outreach Specialist at
Family Services Inc.
"There were other visitors
on campus, and 1 was the
only one who was towed that
Richmond said she had to
wait to get her vehicle back
the next business day because
McAuley's closes at 6 p.m.
WSSU usually uses the ser
vices of McAuley Recovery &
Towing in Winston-Salem.
Owner, Cuanas McAuley
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V0L.49, ISSUE 5
Despite a recent complaint
filed by the Forsyth County
GOP, Winston-Salem State
may still have the opportunity
to serve as a one-stop early vot
ing station in the next elections.
The Forsyth County Board of
Elections had a special meeting
Oct. 22 to review early vot
ing locations. This came after
Nathan Tabor, Forsyth County
GOP chair, sent a letter to
the Forsyth County Board of
The letter addressed an
e-mail sent by WSSU Student
Affairs Oct. 18 to students,
faculty and staff encouraging
them to vote early. At the end
of the message was a request to
help the Democratic Party.
Tabor called the e-mail "a
violation of state law," and
went on to say the message
tarnished WSSU's reputation.
"This whole situation has
gone viral," Tabor said.
"This has made the
University look like cheaters in
front of the entire nation."
During the special meet
ing, the Forsyth County
GOP strongly opposed the
Anderson Center as a one-stop
voting location and motioned
that the Board of Elections find
an alternate site.
According to the minutes,
university officials agreed that
the e-mail was an improper use
of a state employee's authority
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International Education celebrated
Nov. 15-19, WSSU celebrates
International Education Week. Several
activities are planned for the week
including multiple activities from India,
Tastes of the World, study abroad
expos, presentations by international
students, international seminars,
European experiences, and much
more. For a complete schedule of
events, check WSSU e-mail and wssu,
Students lack research skills
According to the latest Project
information Literacy Progress Report,
84 percent of students say that when
it comes to course-based research,
getting started is their biggest chal
lenge. The three sources cited most
often by students were course read
ings, search engines like Google,
and scholarly research databases.
Only 30 percent asked a librarian
for research help. The online survey
polled 8,353 students from 25 col
lege campuses nationwide.
Source; Chronicle of Higher Education
Four Loko banned in 4 states, so far
Four Loko, the caffeinated alcoholic
drink, is causing quite a stir across
the United States. Four Loko is known
to have sent students to the hospital.
Chacha.com reports, “The brand Four
got its name for its main ingredients,
caffeine, taurine, guarana and alco
hol.” The drink consists of as much
as four beers and one cup of coffee.
The benefit of this drink is that it’s
cheap, costing about $2.50-$3. But
is cheaper always better for your
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