The Register, 2008-02-13
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wednesday february 13 2008 the student newspaper of north carolina a&t state university n-campus living new housing policy rewards early birds an aggie twist on speed dating by stacie bailey the a&t register masquerade speed dattng last friday made students choose their dates based on their personality and not their good looks theworld Â» to 9/11 attacks alum charged for connection spending a little time in the park whether you are good friends or in search of something more happiness is one of the keys to a great relationship in college and out khalid sheikh mohammed was formally charged for his role in masterminding the sept 11th 2001 attacks page 4 the thescore a&t students are quick to talk a good game but how many of them back it up page 5 the lady aggies traveled down 1-95 and dominated bethune cookman and florida a&m over the weekend the see love on page 2 a lot of aggies are all talk photo by leroy mikell â€¢ register by leroy mikell and ashley reid the a&t register a&t dominates florida foes another incentive for students is the housing i didn't experience any problems other than the way they schedule the meetings with blatant disregard for your schedule he said to me it seemed rude because you may have a test in that class so instead of rescheduling i had to send someone in my place others feel that the new process is an improve ment and everything worked out in their favor i am scheduled to get my housing assignment on monday which is the first day making it ben eficial for me and all of the other students who turned in their housing fees in in a timely manner so this gives me a greater opportunity to get my first choice of residence said vane ballentine a sophomore sports science and fitness manage ment major say for instance 200 people turn in their lot tery number within the first week those students are assigned a number from 1 200 the next week the process is repeated until the deadline arrives this process is not only practical but also en courages students to get their applications sub mitted in a timely matter the change arose from complaints from students and parents although the system seems fairer there is still the issue of scheduled meetings to sign up for a room marcus summers a sophomore computer sci ence major from creedmoor n.c agrees with the new process however believes that there is still a better way time at the end said jermaine floyd assign ments coordinator thinking about clumping life on-campus for an apartment the process which usually begins around the middle of january and goes through the begin ning february was recently announced via the flat screens throughout campus flyers in dorms and a newsletter sent to every residence hall de livered to the students by their ra's before lottery numbers were assigned after ev eryone submitted their applications this method however left those who turned their applications in early the chance of getting a very high number thus a late appointment to choose where they live the following se mester we changed that process to somewhat of a first come first served basis still using the lot tery therefore we as sign lottery numbers weekly instead of one the time has come again to make that chal lenging selection of where to stay next year for tunately things this year are a little easier as far as the lottery process goes instead a&t is farming out its best and brightest to men and women on other school campuses it may be the women that are going elsewhere for their love interests because a little less than half of them are happy with the quality of men on campus 92 percent of the men like the se lection of ladies but they may not be into them for undisclosed reasons bree pelham a civil engineer ma jor said she believes in love but there trial engineer major says she doesn't need much to be in love she said simple and traditional things go a long way and believes there are good men on campus but she just has not run into one of them yet i want a phone call and a text maybe everyday said griar dating does not seem to be a prob lem because 92 percent of students polled are in fact dating but close to half are not dating other a&t stu dents matthew harden a freshman en sometimes there is a large num ber of bitter students fed up with love and cursing everything related to love and matrimony the question is which one of these scenarios is more likely to occur within the con fines of aggieland men and women on campus were asked to complete a short survey to shed a little light on where we stand on the subject of love the data collected randomly from over 100 students says that three quarters of women believe that love is harder to find because of men and 53 percent of the men agree people often hear stories of men and women graduating from high school getting accepted to a college meeting the one they love graduat ing and then going on to live happily ever after harden added that a&t is a good place to find a wife but he has a cou ple years before he starts searching according to over 90 percent of students polled love is something they do wish to find in aggieland only 10 percent are totally uninter ested in love and the bitter faces you see on a daily basis belong to people who have been hurt or are joining the ranks of those who don't care this means love in aggieland may not be a lost cause a lot of the problem may just stem from people wanting all the love without sacrific ing 100 percent involvement totney griar a freshmen indus i think love is a lot of things said harden it's all those funny feelings in your heart that you can't explain r s what he is gineei oking * that women in ftllege are smart and he does want t find the right one for him but it can be hard to put a definition on true love see housing on page 2 even without sight vision is clear who else wants pancakes â– blind professor doesn't let lack of sight get in the way of her seeing the big picture by latoya haggins the a&t register pancake day with free short stacks at every ihop nationwide page 8 students celebrate international thursday sunny | high 55 friday partly cloudy | high 56 index photo by brittney hannah â€¢ register theyard theworld theword thescore thescene see vision on page 2 dr rashida ahmad director of creative writing handles business in her office her keyboard responds audibly allowing her to type she is a poet an activist a mother and grandmother but she is also blind weather cgb 111 7/u lo:28 heavy times as dr ah mad refers as them to it was then that she discovered her knack for poetry as a student trying to make a difference but she would soon leave school to get married and have children then later start a career at first atlanta bank it was there that dr ahmad realized how unfit this life was for her and she emerged from and era where a lot of activist were honed she was there when the nation of islam took a stand against the man she was there when angela davis was ar rested in fact she picketed at a prison not far from her school in xenia ohio with some of her fellow classmates to free angela inwardly i felt rushed it made me kind of hurry up or live with more intensity passionate persistent and pressed on finding out what life's purpose was dr ahmad began doing everything she could as fast as she could dr anjail rashida ahmad the creative writing director at a&t had a premonition that she would lose her sight when she was 13 years old afraid that she would miss out on some thing ahmad says she lived her life in a hurry she is a poet an activist a mother of three a grandmother but most of all an inspiration why because she does it all without eyes gies smash swac blazes through first tournament raheem dev the grammy nominated a about his new album metr and upcoming tour with j aughn k c&sk lady ag rtist talks | , * softball teams o influences j in scott mlwwym football the a&t register adds 29 new players â€¢ page 6 volume lxxxi no 20 theyard Â»
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