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The News Argus won nine awards, including four
first-place awards at the 13th Annual National HBCU
Student Media Conference in Columbia, S.C.
Feb. 11-13. Argus staffers won first place for Best
Graphic by Brandon Coley
Student Newspaper (non-regular production,
once weekly or less); Best Editoral Cartoon; Best
Informational Graphic or News Art Illustration; and
Best Online Audio Story.
Argus to manage sports, graphics for BCW
Editor in Chief
Copy Desk Chief
For years The News Argus has been
responsible for producing high-quality
news for Winston-Salem State. Now,
WSSU's student-run newspaper has been
tasked with a new assignment.
The News Argus staff has been selected to
manage the sports and graphics sections
of Black College Wire, a premier source of
online information for Historically Black
Colleges and Universities' campuses.
BCW has provided HBCUs with rel
evant news for nearly 10 years.
Recently, its advisers and editors have
begun a transformation.
The Black College Communication
Association, under the leadership of
Valerie White, chair of BCCA, and her
graduate assistant Kenta Joseph will man
age the site.
White is advising Joseph and assisting
with the editing.
"It's a good opportunity for student to
take advantage of a news service that is
used by mainstream newspapers and to
continue to be displayed to national and
international audiences," White said.
Jordan Holloway, The News Argus sports
editor, will visit each student newspaper's
website that is a part of Black College
Wire, select stories, edit them, send them
to Joseph for second edits and she will
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VOL.49, ISSUE 9
Winston-Salem State stu
dents will be using a new
e-mail server and will no lon-
get see the message 'Your mail
box is over its size limit' in
It has been five years since
there has been a significant
change to the school's e-mail
The new e-mail server WSSU
will be using is Microsoft
Live@Edu. The conversion will
take place the week of March 7.
the new system will consist
of a larger mailbox capacity
of 10 gigabytes. Gigabytes are
units of data storage on the
server that will allow more
room for incoming e-mails. The
current server only holds .145
The server will have a
25-gigabyte storage space
using Windows Live Skydrive.
Skydrive is used to back
up and share files online.
Applications will be available
to use on Live@Edu such as
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
and Excel. Windows Live
Writer and Windows Instant
messaging will also be acces
sible on the server.
Students will be able to store
files online and share them
with teachers and other stu
dents. Students can recover
deleted items for up to 30 days.
with SGA, the Information
continued on Page 3
Little Known Black History Facts
First black president of NCACP
Clnief Patricia D. Norris was named
tine first female and the first African-
American to serve as president of the
North Carolina Association of Chief
of Police. Norris was also appointed
to the North Carolina Governor’s
Crime Commission. She has been at
Winston-Salem State since 2008, and
is an alumna of the University.
First minority president
Pres. Barack Obama was the
first black president of the Harvard
Law Review in 1990. Obama won a
Grammy in 2006 for the audio ver
sion of “Dreams From my Father.”
Barack met his wife Michelle
Robinson, while he was interning at
the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin.
First black network
Black Entertainment Television
(BET) was founded Jan. 25, 1980
by Robert Johnson. BET was the
first African-American network. In
the early ‘90s BET became the first
to be traded publicly on the New York
Stock Exchange. Today, Centric, BET
Gospel and BET Hip-Hop are a part of
the BET network.
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