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The lingering question, “Is there a division which exists between the underclassmen and the upperclassmen?” has finally been addressed. In order to understand how students really feel, I surveyed a number of students and provided them with simple questions.
Tuesday night, a new chapter was added to our history books. In the 231 years of the United States of America, we, the United States of America elected our first Black President. Millions of people around the world celebrated. At N.C. State, after a night of parties, celebration, and tears of joy, we woke the next morning to a rude awakening.
I no longer believe in the old saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Words can hurt, intimidate and devalue not only the receiver, but the speaker as well. To rise against the demeaning power of hateful speech, a unity rally was held yesterday in the Brickyard. At 12:15 p.m. students took time between classes to gather in front of the atrium and unite against hate speech.
In a time where the country should be uniting to support our newly elected president, it seems that the results have brought out the worst in some of our student body. This morning in the Free Expression Tunnel, painted with black spray paint were several threatening and racist comments. Statements against African-Americans as a group, use of the “N” word causing an uneasy feeling in any student who may have seen it and promoting a racial divide.
Barack Obama tore down the racial barriers that have so long plagued our country when on Tuesday night, he was elected as America’s 44th president, making history as the first African American president of the United States.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences- Multicultural Students Association and the Eta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. stereotyped the audience in their program “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game” last Monday. This program was meant to educate students on the effects of stereotypes in hopes to reduce such prejudices.
“Archie Bunker’s Neighborhood,” a program co-sponsored by Black Repertory Theater and the resident advisors at Bragaw Residence Hall, gave a different approach towards educating others about racial, systematic, and social stereotypes. “The purpose of hosting this program is an attempt to educate others about the negative aspects of stereotypes through interaction and real-life experience,” said Marquis McCullough, a junior in science education and member of Black Repertory Theater.
What is a best friend? Most would say it is the one person you can talk to about anything. Others would say a best friend is someone who sticks with you through the good and the bad. Is it possible to have more than one best friend? Maybe, but can you have too many friends? Is it okay to have no friends?
Since well before Barack Obama’s historic presidential campaign, a substantial part of the African-American community held the belief that any black presidential candidate with a serious chance of winning would surely meet the same fate that too many black leaders have; assassination. As November 4th drew closer, the fears have become more and more real for many African-Americans, as there have been two reported plots to make attempts on Obama’s life.
In the days of Jack Tatum and Dick Butkus, the NFL was known as the most physical, if not at times brutal, sport out of the four major sports in America (basketball, baseball, and NASCAR). However in today’s day and age, the sport of football was somewhat lose some of that toughness by NFL executives and a commissioner who seem a little too eager to fine their players for the slightest hard hit or an often entertaining touchdown celebration. Some of the most notable players that have been fined are Hines Ward, Terrell “TO” Owens, and Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson, all who have been fined for things that has often left one scratching one’s head in utter confusion.
The night was full of elegance, style and of course, class as Black Finesse Modeling Troupe hosted their Fall show appropriately titled “Classyville” in Stewart Theatre Monday. The show was organized into five scenes depicting the story of a couple’s journey to the wedding aisle. The couple, portrayed by junior, Paul-Semaj Abrahams and Paris Crenshaw a sophomore in biological sciences, enter “Classyville,” meet its people, get engaged, Paul goes to his bachelor party and last but not least, they reach their wedding day.
On a Saturday afternoon, some would expect the average college student to either sleep in until much later in the day, study, or spend their free time away from the campus. This wasn’t the case for several students, who spent their time volunteering in the 2nd Annual Kids Carnival at E.S. King Village Apartments.
There’s really nothing to do in this town. Well, if you’re 18 and don’t like to smoke, gamble, pay taxes, get married or tattooed, or sign up for a Sam’s Club membership. But there is one thing I can do: vote.
The Student Senate Chambers in the Witherspoon building was the hosting place for a controversial discussion on last Thursday. The topic was the ‘N’ word. Kornelius Bascombe, sophomore in criminology and BSB chair, opened the discussion with video clips from YouTube.com showing how controversial the ‘N’ word is. Prior to playing the first clips Bascombe took a vote by show of hands to see how many students, mostly African-American, used the ‘N’ word. The vast majority of those in attendance had their hands raised.
North Carolina State University is expanding not only in size but also in the number of student organizations. Recently, Maritza Adonis, a junior in political science decided to expand the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) to our campus where she is the founding president. Along with this group there are several other medical related organizations such as the Pre-Health Club.