The Register, 2009-08-26
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news editor jasmine johnson alessandra brown register reporter â–º see healthcare on page 2 photo by kenneth hawkins the a&t register prescription drugs are just one of several things that the student healthcare plan on campus will help students cover with the proposed changes to the nations healthcare sutdents and citizens are waiting to see what will happen to their healthcare laria land register reporter â–º see vacancies on page 2 vacant chamber with the student senate almost empty no official business can be conducted campus notebook students & healthcare reform president obama has wasted no time advocating for a plan to restructure the current health care system in america according to healthreform.gov this is a comprehensive plan aimed to present coverage to those who could not previously afford it bring down the costs of health care improve upon current systems like medicaid and protect american citizens by ensuring that insurance companies are more accountable in order to avoid dis crimination though the president is trying to make the details of such a significant policy change transparent to the public his administration is facing great scrutiny from all directions according to advocates for this proposed policy it is attempting to balance the needs of the uninsured with the steady concerns of the millions of americans who already have insurance plans objectively this new policy claims to offer better quality health care more access and a guarantee of affordability yet the debate over this proposed plan is dominating newsrooms websites and the daily conversations of the american people town hall style meetings of citi zens and their representatives are being held all over the country many of these discussions have turned into shout ing matches often lacking diplomacy respect and full knowledge of the facts adding to the anxiety many people may feel over reform , people are concerned about the,details of health cov erage amidst these arguments the voices of young people as such there is a large number of americans who are opposed to the proposed health care reform the health care needs of americans between the ages of 50 and 64 are growing many are worried about not having proper care and increased costs for medications that accompany the ailments of aging as the debate over healthcare heats up on capitol hill aggies find themselves asking how it affects them and why they should care janet lattimore the health educator for the univer sity has been working at a&t for 20 years she deals with students on informing them about plan options and general health education according to lattimore the nonexistent presence of young people in this de bate over health care ttfontt and insurance may cause the effects of other people's decisions to rest on thek shoulders in the coming years yet having quality health coverage helps to effec-wjgjg ti vely and efficiently handle emergency situ id to lower prescription and service costs north car a&t as mandated by the sta i 1006 requires that all students either have insurance j trough or verify that they have personafplans through the school insurance pdqhhpfe cost of * 283.50 for a semester plan students have access to 750 for outpatient prescription drugs and 300 for general wellness coverage all without deductibles or copays however many students are not fully informed or concerned about healthcare reform i know nothing about that not even in my interest ... i think there are better people out here in the world to take interest in that than me senior trey flythe said considering this it would seem that the level of con cern among young people would be greater the centers for disease control and prevention cdc estimates the number of people uninsured in this country to be 46 million of these 46 million peo ple about 30 percent are americans between the ages of 18 and 34 when one student was asked about his thoughts on health care reform he replied i don't even have per sonal insurance ... why should i be concerned over health care reform are either nonexistent or be ing drowned out the evidence of this lack of concern and knowledge is present right here at north carolina a&t the step show will take place on oct 30 th at 7 p.m at greensboro coliseum tickets prices for the step show include 12.50 for all students and 17.50 for the general public the events lined up include the gospel comedy and step shows as well as the concert and football game the gospel show on oct 27 th will possibly feature donald lawrence and co or james fortune at 6 p.m in harrison auditorium tickets for the gospel show will vary from 5 for a&t students to 7 for others the comedy show will fea ture the double trouble comedy show with arnez j kevin hart and special guest leslie there are a lim ited amount of 10 tickets available for a&t students however after those are sold tickets will be 15 i am very excited about the comedy show said jean nette dalton a freshman the ater major from greensboro kevin hart is hilarious and i am ready to roll for yet another year a&t students administration and alumni prepare for what has been deemed the greatest homecoming on earth students began to line up at the ticket office starting at 8 a.m friday aug 21 th . the student government association worked on get ting ticket sales as early as possible in a record time homecoming tickets were available for purchase during the first week of school tickets went on sale so early for homecoming 2009 because the majority of ev erything we were planning on from the concert to the gospel show to the concert were already locked down said sga vice president of external affairs travis jack son a sophomore public re lations major from charlotte n.c also students were getting their refund checks so that's the time they had money last but not least the con cert will feature the swag city tour with fly gs boys mario fabolous trey there are reserved tickets available for 40 and 20 for students of other universities and high schools tickets for children 12 and under are 15 a&t students will not have to pay ticket prices with a valid aggie one card how ever the general public tick ets run 35 the next day at 1:30 p.m the aggie football team will take on bethune-cookman at aggie stadium sga senate filled with vacancies strategies for a stronger campus impact both the full senate and the smaller committees convene during bi-monthly meetings on alternating weeks meaning that senators meet at least once a special committee can also be formed if a situation arises that does not fit within the boundaries of the established committees senators are required to serve on one of 6 committees fi nance judicial and review rules ways and means cam pus life and academic affairs preferably one that relates to their major each term is one academic school year and he or she can serve no more than two years to ensure a diverse mixture senators are derived from all academic disciplines and are housed in the district of his or her prospective school or col lege because of that direct handle on change dudley feels the senate can successfully im prove prominent student con cerns such as more money for financial aid the quality of professors the quality of food in the cafeteria and the rela tionship with alumni so that students can obtain jobs after graduation the senate has the ability to write things into existence for ever leaving a positive mark said vice president of internal affairs valerie dudley by doing so the chancel lor and university's board of trustees have committed to working with the student sen ate so that all legislation and amendments positively reflect the needs of the university development of programs and policies in matters affecting ac ademic question student disci pline and the general welfare of the a&t community authorized in the constitu tion sga is granted the abil ity to assist the faculty and administrative officers in the as stated in the constitution the student senate is the offi cial law-making body for the campus of north carolina a t and is composed of elected student body representatives which single handedly allows it to be the most powerful en tity of student government the 42 nd legislative as sembly aims to become even more effective by empowering the student body especially in regards to their constitutional rights in years past the student government association stu dent senate has worked to en sure a quality academic and so cial environment for its student population â–º see homecoming on page 2 weather wednesday thescene bastards can be"gl0uri0us thescore the football preview theword long distance bff's theyard colleges prep for swine flu online the campus crime map thursday sunny | high 92 friday mostly sunny | high 81 high low the register gives the new quintentarantino movie inglourious basterds a grade aggies get ready to kick off the 2009 football with a new coach and strong gameplan page 6 long distance relationships are one thing but what do you do about a long distance friendship want to know where the crime is happening on campus check it out online page 3 health officials warn u.s colleges to prepare for the flu season all colleges have been designated high risk areas for h1n1 www.ncatregister.com page 7 ci f d bluford library get the study â€” abroad'experience free wednesday the a&t register ncatregister.com 1 - the student newspaper of north carolina a&t serving the aggie community for over 80 years homecoming tickets on sale early this year
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