The Register, 2009-10-14
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register the a&t wednesday ncatregister.com the student newspaper of north carolinaa&t campus notebook graduation changes could mean only ph.d'sgetto walk serving the aggie community for 0ver80 years dexter r mullins & kelcie mccrae the a&t register a&t is not the only uni versity that would handle commencement in this man ner if the change were made the university of north carolina at greensboro only has their students stand and turn their tassels however some students at uncg also do not like this and say that a&t shouldn't change i hate it i feel like i in vested my time my money my energy for four years and i can't even get two seconds to get acknowledged se nior psychology major janae brown said i owe that to my family and all the people that supported me and i hate the fact that they don't get to hear my name called this is a decision that could have a potentially neg ative impact on the amount of attendance from students at graduation mills said that he wouldn't go to the cer emony because he said there would no longer be a reason to go i think this is very unfair towards all graduates se nior engineering major den nis mills said being that we all had to work very hard a lot of people struggled to get their degrees whether it was financial or academic i feel that us walking across the stage is a way of showing respects to ourselves and our families the commencement committee will decide today if the change will be made officially or not many stu dents were upset when they found out that this decision could be made and also that it would take affect at the december graduation if this change is made it will be permanent the proposed changes will only allow for the students re ceiving their doctoral degree to walk across the stage and have their name called all other graduates will stand in groups by school or college torn their tassels and sit back down i was just informed about a week ago for me to check out the student input and that's when i was noti fied welborne said i'm quite sure there could have been discussions but i'm not on the commencement com mittee cries of anger and frus tration erupted at the coun cil of presidents meeting last night after vice chancellor for student affairs dr sul livan welborne announced the possibility of graduates not being able to walk across the stage to receive their di ploma â–º see graduation on page 2 weather online we've got twitter thescene where the wild things are thescore when bears attack-again the woods of terror,anyone theword sga report card % wednesday rtv high 52 a i*ava aa low 9 9 tin * w a childhood classic becomes an on-screen disaster in this poor attempt to remake a book into a film bears the football team loses a 7-6 game against the morgan state they made a lot of promises but did they hold up the register gives the sga their first semester grades see if you can answer our ques tions in this week's news quiz for a chance to win a free ticket to the woods of terror follow our twee'ts become a fan of our facebook page and watch our youtube videos all online www.ncatregister.com thursday rain | high 46 page 7 page 4-5 page 8 friday mostly cloudy | high 46 nca&t state greensboro nc 2741 being the minority at an hbcu the register explores the lives of three students who find themselves in the position of being the minority on a predominantly black campus laria land sylvia obell & marcus thompson the a&t register bold confident and carefree jessica walks into class not intimidated by the setting or other peers her hand is almost always the first one raised whenever a question is posed she does not think she has all the an swers but several hours a week in bluford library does give her an edge sometimes she receives stares and looks of attitude from other girls but she learned long ago to not care what others thought of her and embrace who she is her individuality is reflected in her style of clothing bright and outgoing as a fash ion merchandising major she puts together outfits that some would never attempt but that level of creativity is just what her field requires her days are no different than any other aggie in aggieland traveling from class to williams cafeteria maybe squeezing in a meeting or two later hanging with friends around the holland bowl despite all the commonalities jessica shares with the rest of the student body there is something else keeping jessica from fitting into the stereotypical depiction of what a student at north carolina a&t looks like jessica chaves is a one of 139 hispanic students currently enrolled this academic school year in a stu dent population of 10 554 with a mexican father and a white/native american mother many would think her background would play a larger role in choosing a college however the reality of the matter is that while chaves is technically considered a minority she does not let that label limit her experiences a&t was the campus i liked the most of the col leges i was considering and the fashion program was more detailed says chaves i don't think my person ality would lit at a | predominately white institution minority students on campus are encouraged to use the multicultural center located in murphy hall as a resource and a home if they cannot find their place in another organization or program but that was not a necessity for chaves i had friends who went here already and i'm cool with a lot of people now she said among her friends mostly african americans chaves is known to be loud and full of smiles being hispanic does not stop her from having jay-z as a fa vorite musical artist and it does stop her from doing well in classes such as african american experience i'm not intimidated by classes about african ameri can history a lot of the information covered i already went over in high school because one of my teachers were jamaican says chaves sometimes her heritage does bring some miscon strued attention when interacting with her peers like guys call out hey mami trying to get her attention but at most she finds it funny not offensive often times she is bombarded her with questions like what are you in reference to her ethnicity but she nonchalantly responds a girl because while being hispanic is a piece of her it is not the most important one people think i'm mad sidity says chaves then when they get to know me and click with my personal ity they're like man i didn't think you would be like that chaves is a living example of aggie pride the stan dard a&t students and staff lives and works by pride is the commonality each person embraces to lessen the differences that would normally divide us because in the end they really don't matter i don't feel different says jessica chaves be cause we are all here for the same reason and that is to get an education antonio iouzalcy on a typical weekday antonio gonzalez wakes up around 9 a.m he talks with friends on facebook and skype before preparing to go to his first class fol lowing his morning class he goes to lunch at 12:15 with friends and then returns to his room to do homework and take a nap before his 3 o clock class once he finishes with classes for the day he goes to the fitness center to work out or to play tennis with his friends after get ting dinner in the cafeteria around 7:30 he goes to his room to work on other assignments or he goes out with his friends even though this sounds like the day of any normal a&t student what makes antonio gonzalez â–º see minorities on page 2 ine'invited nascar ue free i age
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