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    ixon's recovery
still up in the air
Photo by Jane Falkowski
NOTHING BUT NET - St Aug's men's team proved Saturday,
March 3, that they are the champs of the CIAA. The men enjoy
the victory of cutting down the net.
By L. Michelle Fox
One step at a time...that’s
roughly how Martin Dixon
describes his physical therapy
after a paralyzing injury of his
spinal cord.
Dixon, a junior from
Rochester, N.Y., was walking
between Latham and Baker
Halls when he was struck by a
falling tree limb during
Hurricane Fran’s vicious visit
Coffee House, writers team up
By Maurice Clarke
In an effort to create a
higher amount of interest and
excitement among students,
the members of Watu Yetu
hosted a Coffee House Wed,,
Feb. 19, in the lobby of the
Fine Arts Building.
Following a successful
turnout of last year’s inaugu
ral Coffee House, Watu Yetu
Brown gives Pen
a new look
The Pen marches into
spring with a new look
thanks to Bobby Brown, a
junior from Charleston^ SC>
majoring in graphic design.
The mast head has a
new age look in sync with
the schoors goal to
improve technologically,
says Brown.
Brown hopes to earn a
Master’s Degree in graphic
design, work with an
advertising firm and after a
few years open his own
president Dawn Henderson
says that the event was
designed to give young
writers and poets the opportu
nity to expose their talents.
“We have a lot of talented
writers and poets here at St.
Augustine’s College and the
Coffee House will give them
the opportunity to express
themselves in a more relaxed
“It’s something new for
the College’s community,”
added Henderson. Students
were afforded the chance to
listen to some of the latest in
contemporary jazz while
sipping on a cup of
cappuccino or espresso. Poets,
writers and rappers were
given a stage in order to
perform their literary works
while soft mellow sounds of
jazz played in the back
The concept of the Coffee
House is one that is new to
the College’s community and
Henderson is optimistic about
its continued success.
“At our first Coffee House
last semester, we had a good
turnout. There was a lot of
participation from the
students and that was a good
sign,” she says. “One of the
primary purposes of the
Coffee House is to bring
students together. That
happened last year, and we
hope for the same this year.”
Watu Yetu, the black
students forum, will be
assisted by the Art Club, the
Music club and the Writing
“Our aim is to give
students the opportunity to
understand black culture and
the richness of oral culture.
Because this is Black History
Month, this a great opportu
nity for us to pay tribute to
our oral tradition, to jazz and
to our black people,” she
The Watu Yetu president
hopes to continue with a
proposed Coffee House
scheduled for the 19th of each
month during the school year.
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After four surgeries,
paralysis and wheel-chair
confinement, Dixon is still
witty. “The food here is worse
than the cafe’s (St. Augustine’s
College). The food at school is
definitely gourmet.”
He closes his eyes and
stretches the comers of his
closed mouth to somewhere
between grimace and a smile.
“This is not fun,” Dixon
says looking at the wheelchair
and his surroundings (The
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Photo by Vannetta Freeman
HI MICKEY- Nichole "Ducie" Johnson, Miss St. Aug, stands
with her favorite Disney character, Mickey Mouse during a
special day dedicated to her, "Ducie Day."

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