The Register, 1997-10-09
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n.c hbgus by kimberley dixon staff writer city seven of north carolina's 11 historically black colleges and universities convened at johnson c smith university in charlotte for the fifth annual black college day tara woods of livingstone college in salisbury welcomed the member schools of the n.c black student government associations last week and read a black college day statement of purpose tion said senior tina moore of rocky mount i think with nearly 200 attending a&t was represented by about 40 participants the a&t sga provided a bus we had to go into our own budget to help pay for the event she said speaker for the event was the rev mignonne e.m snypes who addressed problems facing hbcus and ways to solve them she also spoke on how to keep the pride in black colleges alive after the speech each sga president spoke ncbsu was founded on this campus five years ago said jcsu sga president saundra durham of philadelphia she added that the hardest part about planning the event was lack of parti c from the other hbcus hbcus and society at large â€¢ to foster a profound sense of well-being among hbcu students it was very beneficial that we were able to put aside our'hbcu rivalries and come together for a com mon cause the speakers addressed very impor tant issues and i'm looking forward to bringing those ideas back to a&t's campus said sophomore lateef winston of oklahoma i thought it had good intentions just a poor turnout everybody talks about how they want to change things but they don't participate how long are we going to keep talking and not acting ncbsga member schools are a&t barber-scotia college bennett college elizabeth city state uni versity fayetteville state university johnson c smith university livingstone college n.c cen tral university st augustine's college shaw uni versity and winston-salem state university a few awards were presented to sga presidents a&t sga president arthur george smith won the award for best delegate of 1997 â€¢ to promote a beneficial exchange of ideas be tween black colleges and universities â€¢ to educate students about their own spiritual social political and economic capabilities â€¢ to actively promote the viability of historically predominantly black colleges and universities â€¢ to open the lines of communication between it's official mass media confusion confuses the masses by jaimee canty new editor i see story page 2 see homecoming age 4 living with aids through a wareness 202 jamz proudly presents the official diamond life homecoming concert star ring erykah badu busta rhymes foxy brown and krs-1 row 1-robert mercer row 2-kevin wallace michael holiday damion dionna mctaw doc burke row 3-billy johnson kristi eason eric branche michelle dunston tre jones jonathon rivers ashley caldwell sanchia spoon marcus scott kelly wilcox wnaa-fm 90.1 a&t's campus radio station is only airing ads pro moting the concert set at corbett payne referred questions about the ad to his co-program director brian douglas who also is program direc tor for 102 jamz also a maxmedia property douglas did not return re usher wqmg-fm power 97 program director al payne distanced himself from the ad saying his station owned by maxmedia radio had nothing to do with the promotion payne added that wqmg is not running the ad though references to the aggie homecoming concert could be heard on the station as re cent as this weekend the same night coincidentally as the official a&t homecoming concert in corbett sports center on campus rampage rare essence and redman are scheduled to perform on the yard there will also be a special guest rumored to be r&b vocalist for a while radio spots on wjmh fm 102 jamz and wqmg-fm power 97 both promoted an event at the greensboro coliseum as the of ficial aggie homecoming concert on oct 25 unique models by raegan burden staff writer see lewis-thornton page 5 washington i was contacted by the red cross in 1986 after i organized a blood drive for them what i thought was a thank-you letter was a letter telling me something was wrong she said " i told my family when i could no longer hide it - when my dress size went from a size 12 to a size 6 in six months and i got tired of hiding all my medicine around the house so no one at the onset of the disease lewis thornton didn't tell family alumni t63iurg ed evsns a&t introduces ways of dealing with campus violence mediation and student rights through its annual safety conference on campus safety last week the ninth observance was highlighted by the appearance of rae lewis-thornton a 35-year-old aids awareness motivational speaker she casually strolled the aisles of the auditorium telling the students about her ongoing battle with aids before she tested positive for the aids virus at 23 thornton was well traveled and educated graduating magna cum laude from northern illinois university and summa cum laude in graduate school at the uni versity of illinois she was well on her way to a career in political science working on presidential campaigns for jesse jackson sr 1984 and michael dukakis 1988 she'd begun climbing the professional ladder in i didn't come here to save your life she said you have to save your own * 4 the lady aggies volley ball team jumps to 8-11 mi hi record thursday october 9,1997 he a&t volume 72 no 3 1997 gather for fifth black college day
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