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Volume 80, No. 1 Wilberforce University September 13, 2007
This month on
Thurs. Sept. 13
• Alpha Phi
Wilberforce leaders break ground for new dorm. (from left) Student
Sat. Sept. 15
Representative to the Board of Trustees Bashan Horsley, Chairman of the
• Black Women
Board of Trustees Col. William R. Lee, President Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake,
United F.R.O.P. Miss Wilberforce Athena Hall, and Mr. Wilberforce RoShawn Perry. Page 2
There’s a new sheriff in town! Get the scoop
Mon. Sept. 17
on Provost Hardaway. Page 2 Music
• Vote for Class
Wed. Sept. 19
Wed. Sept. 19
• Bible Study
Thur. Sept. 20
Fall Icebreaker 2007:
Returning Back to the 80’s
Students! Page 6
Top 20 Hottest Jobs in America: Which
~New Mirror one is right for you? Page 7
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Welcome our new Provost
BY Latrece ‘Azure’ Forester
Staff Writer but different. Therefore, I am taking time to learn about what is here now. I believe
strongly that excellence exists here. The reputation of the University is strong out
It is my pleasure to introduce to some and invigorate others about a there in the market place. Over the recent years, as I have traveled around and have
sophisticated, as well as phenomenal woman, by the name of Patricia L. Hardaway. spoken of Wilberforce University, people responded by telling me how much they
She is alumni of the Wilberforce University family who graduated with the class of respect and admire the University. If you receive an e-mail from me, you will note that
1969. it concludes with the phrase… “In All Things… Excellence!!” I adopted this phrase
In her years of attending this institution, Mrs. Hardaway was Sociology major when I became the Chair-woman of the University’s Board of Trustees in November,
as well as an exchange student at Radcliff College. In addition, she was involved in 2006. I want to expand and enhance the excellence that I’ve found here.”
a variety of organizations which include The Wilberforce University Choir, Sigma
and Omega Honor Society and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities Now that we have gained knowledge about this astounding woman who is
in 1969. Furthermore she is also a member of the “Beautiful” Beta chapter of Delta striving for the advancement of this university, welcome and embrace her back to her
Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. original collegiate home. She is all for Wilberforce University and its rich heritage
After gaining her bachelor’s degree, Mrs. Hardaway continued on in higher and legacy.
education by earning a Master’s Degree in Public Works at the University of Pittsburgh
along with a Law Degree from Benjamin and Cardozo School of Law in New York
Mrs. Patricia L. Hardaway has been a faithful Wilberforce University Board
Chairperson for quite some time, moreover, the first woman to chair the board. She
has now advanced to upholding the Provost position here at Wilberforce University
where she would like to “continue the work that has been done to put the university
on sound footing.”
I have had the honor and the privilege to become acquainted with this
admirable woman of achievement. Learning about her has encouraged me to enlighten
others about her love to continue the legacy of the dear old WU. She would like to
communicate to the Wilberforce student body by stating:
“As a graduate, I am really aware that it is very easy to compare everything with the
way it used to be. I realize that things are different… not worse or better, necessarily,
Groundbreaking moment for WU
BY JaNAE’ BATES
August 21st marked a day of recognition for Wilberforce
University. Not only was it another President’s opening
Convocation, but it was also the Groundbreaking ceremony for
the Living Learning Center (LLC). President
If you are not already aware, the LLC is the new dormitory Flake and
that is to be built and ready to move into next fall. According to
Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, the new dorm will house 190 people,
offices and academic study areas. Even though it was announced at new Living
that the dorm would be finished by next semester, President Flake Learning
found it necessary to tell the students, “Please understand, the Center site.
money is coming, we just don’t know when.” With the expectancy (photo by
of a $257,000 dorm rehabilitation budget and a national campaign Gaelyn
in place to help fund the LLC and Henderson Hall, money has Cunningham)
definitely become a priority.
Another notable mention was the fact that a record-
breaking number of freshmen have registered this semester. With
a total of 720 traditional students, a massive 370 are freshmen!
This is the largest entering class Wilberforce has seen since
Flake’s presidency. Vice President of Institutional Advancement,
Marshall Mitchell, making his first appearance since a recent
surgery, and President Flake both have high hopes of these large
SEE GROUNDBREAKING PAGE 3
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The New Mirror Brief
Opinions expressed by writers are to be considered their own and not necessarily WU leaders to fellowship together
those of the division or the university. Letters to the Editor are welcomed, but must bear
the signature of the writer. Maximum length is 300 words, and all letters are subject to The 2nd annual Wilberforce University Student
editing. They may be postmarked to the address below or hand delivered to a Mirror Leadership Conference will be hosted on Saturday,
staff. September 29, 2007 from 10-4 p.m. in the Multiplex.
Mirror Staff For more information, please contact Dean Carter at
Mirror Mailing Address: Editor-in-Chief: JaNae’ Bates ext. 5611 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mirror Newspaper, Copy Editor: Sierra Austin
1055 North Bickett Road, Photo Editor: Felema Graham Appraised writer speaks at CSU
Wilberforce, OH 45384 reporters and Writers:
Phone Number: (937) 708-4534 Latrece ‘Azure’ Forester, Korey Hines, Acclaimed author, Michael Eric Dyson,
E-mail: Cyrilo Ileso, Crystal Lewis, Tiffany spoke at Central State University August 28 for their
Wilberforce_Mirror@yahoo.com Pearson, and RoShawn Perry. convocation. He discussed topics related to current
Join Layout: JaNae’ Bates and Varsellis college student issues and connected them to problems
Facebook group New Mirror Cummings of the past. Several times he was caught reciting
News Advisor: Dr. Tanya Morah (thoroughly) lyrics from rappers and related it to how
we can use our past and present role models to become
The Mirror is looking for talented writers, reporters and photographers to join the
staff or contribute work. Please contact editor for further inquiries. Gas up closer to home
If you are interested in advertising with this publication please express interest via the A Speedway gas station is scheduled to be
above information. built in Wilberforce, near the Post Office on CSU
campus. The groundbreaking service took place in late
August. The gas station has been favorably fought and
petitioned for over the past several years. It is thought
to be a beneficial aspect to the small, collegiate town
of Wilberforce, Ohio.
Former WU student sentenced in vehicular homicide
GROUNDBREAKING CONT. FROM PAGE 2 Steven Tyrone Johnson, 20, was convicted and
sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation
numbers coming recurring every year, including Wilberforce’s rich history of was mentioned often in Greene County Pleas Court August 14. This
spring semesters. as each leader gave a quick speech of the past
was a result of the fatal car crash Oct. 6 that ended
Other happenings revealed included the and future. “Wilberforce is definitely a part of the
Wilberforce University’s Choir to record with future but the giving back starts now,” Student Wilberforcean John Ikechukwu Nze’s life. Johnson
gospel artist and minister, Donnie McClurkin, a Government Association President, Amanda and Nze were both University Choir members. Johnson
$2 million anonymous gift to the university for Pratt stated during an emotional speech as she immediately began serving his sentence. Johnson’s
scholarships and three WU students, studying was on the verge of tears. attorney, John Paul Rion, said he would petition the
abroad in England, Spain, and Italy this past The notion of students giving back
court to let Johnson attend a college in Kentucky later
summer. and directly getting involved in the university’s
President Flake’s purpose of mentioning progress continued as Student Trustee, Bashan this year and finish the rest of his sentence later.
all the wonderful achievements of the university Horsley stated, “We must dedicate ourselves to
was to tell Wilberforceans that “A student upholding the name of Wilberforce University.”
Wilberforce Self-Defense Workshop.
graduating from Wilberforce University has the Mr. Wilberforce RoShawn Perry, Wilberforce University Chief Police Officer
capabilities and abilities to function anywhere discussed how his personal experiences at the
David Fox will starting a Self-Defense Workshop. The
in the world.” He gave a spirited speech on university affected him, stating that, “This
“unapologetically, representing our founding experience is worth a lifetime,” workshop is aimed at showing young men and women
fathers [of the university]” by filling the gap Miss Wilberforce, Athena Hall, spoke self-defense tactics as well as provide a good workout.
between black professionals and our Caucasian about how uncomfortable times are necessary to To participate registration is required, look for the
counterparts. the growth of a college experience. registration table in the Allen Commons Student Union
At the actual groundbreaking ceremony The ceremony ended with the
September 10th -14th and 17th-19th. Keep your eyes
that took place on site, student leaders voiced their customary turning over the dirt in the area that
outlooks on the new dorm and student responses. the construction will begin. and ears pealed for more information.
Page 4 Sept. 13, 2007 The New Mirror
Learn from Vick’s Mistakes can come with a high price. You must
always remember that you cannot
C. LEWiS help those who do not want to help
Staff Writer you did not know before, you
should know by now that dog fighting is As college students you
illegal. Yet, that alone is not the mistake are learning that success comes with
that is putting an abrupt halt on Michael sacrifice. You are the one residing in
Vick’s career. Askew, Jackson, Wright and Valentine.
Where did Vick go wrong? Vick You are the one sitting through History
did not take to heart the age-old saying of the W.U. with Mrs. Brown and writing
“you are the company that you keep.” twelve thousand papers throughout the
In 2005, Forbes Magazine course of a semester for Mrs. Wingard.
ranked Vick number 33 of its Top 100 You are the one who will be attending all
Celebrities list. Vick had endorsement of those convocations and daydreaming
deals with Nike, Coca-Cola, and through Saturday morning Prep for Co-
Rawlings. Many noted Vick to be one Op.
of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. In a few years, the diploma you will
After Vick’s codefendants, who were receive will have your name on it. Your
his friends, provided information linking college career may not be a $130-million
him to the case, Vick plead guilty to contract with the Atlanta Falcons but it
federal dog fighting charges. Vick later is a wonderful investment. It does not
allegedly admitted to providing money make you better than those who did not
for a dog fighting ring. attend college, but it does make you
Loyalty and friendship are two different. Every decision you make after
important things in life. Post graduation, graduation will reflect your career, which
many of you may want to help some of in turn reflects your future.
your friends who did not receive the same So learn from Vick’s mistakes
opportunities that you have. Although and realize what may seem like
this is a very kind gesture, remember it something petty and a quick come up for
your friends, could be a career ending
Flag football displays sports potential
have another sport to absolutely humiliate Central State really take notice and realize how much of a success
GARRICK WILLIAMS in) but mostly just for the pure sake of having a football that this whole flag football thing really is and try to
Staff Writer team. build upon this by giving the student body what they
Look, maybe I am getting carried away by this whole want: A real football team. So are there high benefits
When you hear the phrase, “flag football” you flag football thing and I’m not suppose to look at it in upon the administration for giving us a football team?
immediately think of a finesse sport. A sport in which this way, but I happen to be one of those people who Yes. Flag football proves it.
those who play it aren’t, “Man” enough to play the likes to find the deeper meaning of something, even if
professional version of the sport. But here at Wilberforce it is as simple as flag football. However, these young
University we have no traditional football team. As you men that participate in the sport have the dedication
all may very well know, we have Men’s Basketball, that any other normal football team would have. They
Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, and sometimes practice daily from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and
also Golf. But nowhere in that assortment of sports do they really out a lot of effort into it. Sometimes they
you see the word football. This is why the sport Flag have 2 to 3 games or scrimmages in the same week!
Football means so much to the young men who play it, Mind you, they still have classes and I’m sure, plenty
and more importantly to the school. of homework to complete. They have to know how to
Yes, I said flag football. This is the same sport that, if balance their time so they can avoid any mishaps with
you played it when you were younger, you had the right their academics.
to be criticized, mocked, and even made fun of. That Day after day when our flag football teams are practicing
doesn’t work here at Wilberforce. This is a school in and working hard they just continue to give us countless
desperate need for a football team, (mainly, so we can examples that they have the characteristics and the
makings of a football team. The administration should
Page 5 Sept. 13, 2007 The New Mirror
Fall Fashion Dos and Don’ts
Guys: Go for straight leg jeans. No, they’re not tight! and if that’s what you like, go ahead (I’m not a fan
BY: SHAUNTiNA LiLLY Wear them with a vest and you’re good to go. though)!
Bowling Green Correspondent Girls: Homecoming is around the corner and what Ladies: Waist belts have come and gone. They’ve been
better way to steal the show than to wear a skinny worn to the max, done wrong, and are retired! Try a
Before school supplies and class schedules dress? Beyonce may label this as a ‘freak-um dress,’ thin belt. They look great on loose fitting shirts and are
came into mind, back to school clothes seem to be our but call it what you want! It’s a form fitting dress that a breath of fresh air.
priority. Starting fall semester with fits from last school accentuates all of your curves and is needless to say, Guys: Try a belt adorned with studs and detail. Are
year just won’t cut it. And besides, most of those styles sexy. If you decide to wear a short skinny dress, it’s skull belts ok you ask? Yes, for a limited time only
are probably out anyway. Don’t fret. I have some back best to wear kitten heels to turn down the volume. though. The rockstar look is not here to stay…
to school fashions that will have all eyes on you! Guys: as far as a fitted (Pro Models), these are fine Girls: Hang up all of your candy jewelry ladies
Girls: As you may already know, the ‘babydoll’ look to wear, but when the snow starts coming down, put because it’s not happening! Metals, such as silver and
is in. For all of you who aren’t familiar, this look is them away. And please, get the right size fitted. Too big gold are fine to wear. Pearls are great too (the cream
the loose fitting shirt style. Usually, form fitting at the looks ridiculous, but too small is even worse. pearls, not the blacks, reds, pinks, and yellows) and
top with capped sleeves, babydoll shirts can be paired Girls: Some may not be in love with this new fad but I they give a classy edge. Stop with the hair-store, door
with leggings or skinny jeans. Try to steer away from think it’s a keeper. The trapeze dress is what everyone knocker earrings. Go for the exclusive ones, the extra
wearing flare or boot cut jeans with these tops. Tight is trying to get her hands on. You’ve seen it on TV- big and hollow triangle shaped door knockers. It may
leg pants balance it out. it’s the boxy dress that does not fit your body like a not be easy to find these in the stores, but they’re all
Guys: OK, if you haven’t noticed, the tall tee and glove, but it draws attention to other features. The over the internet.
baggy jeans look is a done deal. Polo is in full effect. trapeze dress is usually a mini, and is best to be worn Guys: Stop wearing humongous earrings! When
Try to wear more sweaters than jackets. Dressing like sleeveless. If you don’t have killer legs, this look may they’re that big, they’re obviously not real diamonds;
a ‘dope boy’ is not hot anymore; the preps have taken not be for you… besides they make your ears droop terribly and we
over. Guys: Those hoodies that you thought were so live all know you have a pencil eraser holding them in. If
Yes, ladies and gentlemen it’s officially back. The last winter must be laid to rest. Everywhere I turned you’re wearing the cubic zirconias, wear them small.
design that your mom dressed you in when it was time last fall, I saw a hoodie embroidered with crazy details Chains on your jeans are fine to wear too, but don’t
for school pictures; plaid! You’ve seen it last summer and outrageous colors. Go for cardigans and low cut wear them too long.
(and this one too) usually on shorts. It looks great on v-neck sweaters, in solid colors such as reds, oranges Both: Mix unusual colors this fall season. Don’t focus
men and women and this fall, it’s going to be all over. and greens. on gray, black and camel. Mix purple with brown,
Plaid coats, dresses and even accessories are a must. Girls: As for shoes, platforms are back believe it or pink with tan and red with black. Try to stand out! Just
Girls: Low rise jeans are gone with the wind. High not. Mary Jane pumps, patent leather pumps, and because the weather starts to get frigid, doesn’t mean
waist trousers and jeans are in. This is a style that thick-heeled shoes are hot right now. Cuffed boots are you have to focus on dreary hues. Opt for a fire red,
hasn’t been picked up too quickly, but if you sport it, in with metallic detail and also ankle boots. canary yellow, bright pink, or green wool coat.
everyone is bound to follow. Match them with a blouse Guys: 6 inch Timberlands are a necessity. NO With this style advice you’re bound to have the flyest
tucked in and complete the fit with a thin belt. You’ll eurodubs, eurohikers, or field boots. I noticed a lot attire at school. But remember not to focus too much
be the talk of the class. of guys wearing those Nike boots last fall and winter, on your clothes; education comes first!
is ‘Honesty’ thinking outside the ‘Box’?
BY: LATrECE “AZUrE” ForESTEr I have asked a couple of Facebook users their opinions on this feature and there was
Staff Writer a variety of both positive and negative views of this matter. Wilberforcean Shenita
Williams says, “It is good resource because it allows you to express some things to
If you do not have a Facebook profile, now is the time to signup because of its people that you have always wanted to share, but then you have people who take this
new unique twist made accessible to its users. Facebook has made some interesting opportunity and abuse it.”
upgrades to keep its members attention and excitement to utilize their website. Student, Tiffany Strong says, “If you can’t deal with what’s in the box, step outside
Before, everyone had the same basic setup on their profile which included pictures, the box. It is not a mandatory feature!”
albums, and general areas to leave messages. There are now ways to be original in The ‘Bold’ Timothy McElwain agrees with Tiffany and adds, “If people use the
personalizing your profile such as, slideshows, videos, creating quizzes to distinguish honesty box, then they should be prepared for the unexpected.”
whether friends know you as well as they say, sending graphic gifts to acquaintances This “Honesty Box” has stirred up a lot of controversy and discussion here on
or significant others, and news feeds to keep you updated about your friends as well Wilberforce University’s campus alone. If you are an individual that has been
as social events that are taking place. But, what seems to be the most talked about receiving those unpleasant and cruel memos in that peculiar box don’t let it stress
new feature Facebook has provided to its users is the “Honesty Box”. you out. Just remember that they are just words. And if you have not received any
The “Honesty Box” is an area where other users can confess how they truly feel negative feedback keep your guard up because users can be cruel up there. To other’s
about that particular person, but what makes it even more exclusive is that the who have not utilized this truthful box try it and see what people truly think of you.
writer is able to express themselves anonymously. The viewer can only determine Once you have utilized it and received feedback, ask yourself this question: How do
whether the sender is male or female, by the pink or blue highlight over the message you feel about this unique cube?
(unless the sender chooses to also remain gender ambiguous). The messages are not (Facebook Footnotes is The New Mirror’s new outlook on one of WU’s hottest
viewable to anyone other than the user of that profile, but sometimes it is not easy to crazes. Gotta Facebook topic you wanna see in the Mirror? Send it to Wilberforce_
cope with what is inserted in that four-sided figure. Some people find it amusing, but Mirror@yahoo or join the New Mirror News group on Facebook. Be Heard!)
there are others that just can not deal with the criticism they are receiving.
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Mr. and Miss WU reignite the dream
BY CYriL iLESo Ms. Helen O’Neal McCray, Professor of
Staff Writer English, gracefully imparted some words
of wisdom to the crowd and immediately Mr. and Miss
after, RoShaine Perry shared a poem Wilberforce
August 28, 2007 marked the smile for the
entitled “What’s Your Purpose?” that
44th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a camera.
Dream” Speech. It was also a day Mr. received a standing ovation.
and Miss Wilberforce, senior, Roshawn The guest speaker for the
Perry and junior, Athena Hall, would host night was Dr. H.F. Taylor III, who
an assembly that focused on the theme of is the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist
“Reigniting the Dream and Living Above Church in Lima, Ohio. The crowd
the Influence.” listened attentively as Dr. Taylor spoke
Held in the Lower Lecture on “Glory found in a common place,
Hall, the assembly began shortly after its wisdom found in unexpected things in
intended time with a warm welcome from life, and real spirituality found in the
Perry, a word of prayer from junior and seemingly unholy.” When asked what
2nd Attendant to Mr. Wilberforce, Jordan inspired him the most from the message
Gay, and a scripture reading from senior senior, Varselles Cummings answered, Students
and 2nd Attendant to Miss Wilberforce, “The three D’s; destiny, definition, and listened to the
JaNae’ Bates. Ashley Causey, also a determination, and how they all work interesting
senior and 1st Attendant, gave special together in order to live a dream.” presentation.
thanks to all participants in attendance The assembly ended with a
including faculty, staff and students. charge by Provost, Attorney Patricia
“We need to take heed to the Hardaway, and closing remarks by Dr.
sacrifices that were made for us,” were Messer, VP of Student Development and
the words of encouragement from 2nd Enrollment Management, as she reminded
Attendant, Ade Milner as he introduced Wilberforce students to remember their
the video that would play. Code of Honor.
The film shown was short and RoShawn gave the last remarks
included a humorous, but necessary and when asked what inspired him to
episode from the Boondocks along compose such an event he replied, “I had roShawn
with footage of the painful struggles of a burden on my heart. I don’t like the fact Perry, Dr.
Dr. King and the gruesome aftermath that our generation is loosing its honor, H.F. Taylor
of Emmet Till’s death. “Remember the respect, and dignity. I think we need to iii, Provost
Struggle,” were the words left on the remember, as a people, who we are.” Patricia
Hall’s expectations for the night Hardaway,
screen as the video ended.
Members from the Gospel Choir were, “For someone to be inspired and
filled the atmosphere with their heavenly want to do more with the opportunities this 44th
talents as they sang a musical selection. anniversary
Icebreaker Fall 2007: Back to the 80’s
BY roSHAWN PErrY of people occupied the center of the gym floor the entire night. For many of the
Staff Writer freshman, this was their first major Wilberforce party, so at 1:00am they were able to
witness the Greeks stroll around the gymnasium floor. The National Pan-Hellenlic
Council represented in great numbers and they showed the rest of the crowd how it
With much surprise, the Fall 2007 Icebreaker was a huge goes down 80’s style.
success. This year’s theme was much different from the norm, encouraging One of the features that made this event a great success was listening to
all students to take it back to the 80’s. The Icebreaker was planned and hosted the sounds of State Famous DJ OPZZY. Odis Parker, being his birth name, came
by Wilberforce University’s Student Government Association. Students from to us from Columbus, Ohio and he goes by the stage name OPZZY. After being
Wilberforce and surrounding colleges packed the Alumni Multiplex to enjoy a night a DJ for about eight years, Odis Parker has acquired substantial experience from
of taking pictures, dancing, and listening to a variety of music from today and the college events, weddings, and family reunions. College events being is specialty, he
80’s. has also traveled to work in cities like New York, Kentucky, and Indiana. Parker’s
There was much anticipation at the doorway of the Multiplex to see what profession as a disc jockey is only a side occupation. During the day, he works as
everyone had worn as 80’s attire. The ladies stepped in wearing an array of colors, a manager with Enterprise car rentals, and he also runs an entertainment business.
side ponytails, spandex, headbands, and jewelry. The gentlemen wore track jackets, When ask what is the best part of being a DJ, he said, “Feeding off the crowd and
big chains, colorful t-shirts, and of course, the fresh sneakers. Popular 80’s brands watching other people enjoy themselves, that’s fulfilling for me.” It was obvious
and logos like ADIDAS, Reebok, and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were visible that the students really enjoyed the music he played, and Icebreaker 2007 proved
on clothing and posters. Many of the students really took on the spirit of the 80’s to be different because according to OPZZY, “there is always a different vibe when
creating a fun, safe, and exciting event. playing at an HBCU. It’s going to be crazy because I’m here.”
SGA Secretary, Ashley McGhee ‘09 said, “The marketing of the event was
the most essential and tonight proved that our efforts were a success.” A large crowd
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Top 20 Best Jobs in America
:and what you need to get thembasketball or football recruiters you see Median: $93,700. Top Earners: 98,700. by conducting research and analyzing
BY JaNAE’ BATES at school but someone just as important. 90% make at least $54,000. law sources as well as preparing legal
Editor-in-Chief Their duty is to recruit, interview, check This is another one of those documents. You will need an associate’s
references, make offers, and conduct great paying jobs… yet, with more degree and two to five years of
Attention all college students: orientation for new employees. It money comes responsibility. If you want experience.
This is the answer to your prayers; you may require a bachelor’s degree, but to work in this business, you are going
can thank us later. Here is a composite generally jobs are more concerned with to need at least an associate’s degree 13. Network Administrator (Entry
of the top 20 through 11 jobs in the how much experience you’ve had in the and one to four years of experience in Level) Median: $48,100. Top Earners:
USA according to Money Magazine and field you are recruiting for. It might take a related field. Also, not only will you $58,900. 90% make at least: $36,200
Salary.com. Don’t fret: You’ll get the top 5 to 7 years to get here, but it is worth need interest in business, but a general I am sure that you’ve heard
ten as long as you keep reading The New the investment, this is a career that’s job knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs is a ‘the future is in computers’. It is no
Mirror. growth has become very rapid over the plus. coincidence that there are several
This will tell you what jobs are hot, how past ten years. computer-centered careers on this list;
much they pay and what do you have to 15. Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor here is the first one. The responsibility
do to get them. 17. Real Estate Agent Median $41,300. Median: $49,400 Top Earners: $81,200. of an entry level NA is to set up and
As you read this, keep in mind that Top Earners: $109,900. 90% make at 90% make at least: $24,400 configure internal and external networks.
according to Forbes, the average least $20,400 They also recommend upgrades and
American family’s salary is a little over provide technical support. This is having
$46,000 a year; these jobs represent a huge job growth and all you need is a
single person income. Most of these bachelor’s, no experience necessary. I
careers, even on their lowest days, pay guess, with it being entry level, it is your
more than the family median. experience.
20. Public/Private School Teacher 12. Massage Therapist Median: $44,300.
Median Pay $47,500 Top earners Top Earners: $63,300. 90% make at
make $64,100 and 90% make at least least: $27,400
$36,100. This is actually having a
Okay, so I know this doesn’t massive job growth. If you think you
sound like the dream job, especially have magic at the tips of your fingers and
when you think back to your high school can help others relax this might be for
teachers complaining that they don’t you. Also, there is no college necessary
make enough money to handle hoodlums, for this career choice, just a high school
but in actuality, it is considered one of the diploma or equivalent. Of course, you
most fulfilling and challenging jobs in need to be certified… you can’t just rub
America. Requires a Bachelor’s degree, on anybody.
2-4 years related field experience and
generally some sort of certification. 11. Marketing Specialist Median:
$52,400. Top Earners: $68,400. 90%
19. Sales Representative Median Pay: make at least: $37,600
$86,600 Top Earners make: $91,200 and This job will require you to
90% make at least $49,900. bring creativity to the table. You will
This is a top-paying job that If you like to stay fit and enjoy helping be responsible for designing, creating,
requires lots of creativity. If you are If you don’t mind working on commission others to do it too, this is perfect for and delivering marketing programs
competitive and a salesperson at heart, the majority of the time, this is a great you. This industry has high growth to support the growth and expansion
this might be for you. Basic duties are to job for you. Many times, the individual expectancy and a high fulfillment level. of company products and services. It
develop new prospects and interact with determines how much they make by how Usually, a bachelor’s is needed as well generally requires a bachelor’s degree in
existing customers to increase sales of an much they dedicate themselves to selling; as certification and two to four years of marketing and 2-4 years of experience.
organization’s products and/or services. hence, the huge difference between top experience. So start pumping weight! This job seems to be worth the effort
Requires a minimum of an associate’s earners and minimum earners. This is since it also holds a high growth
degree with 3-6 years of experience in also a job recommended to be fulfilling 14. Paralegal Median: $53,700. Top expectancy as well as being extremely
the field. and challenging. Generally, you need Earners: $64,900. 90% make at least: fulfilling and challenging.
an associate’s degree and certification; $39,200
18. Recruiter Median Pay: $60,800 Top overall experience might boost your If you like law, history and (Look out in early October for the Top
Earners: $ 81,100 90% make at least salary cap. legalities, but not quite sure about being Ten… It may be the light to your career
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I am not quite talking about the 16. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Paralegals generally support attorneys
Page 8 Sept. 13, 2007 The New Mirror
The ‘Who’s Hot?’ Music Preview mixture of social awareness and hip-hop
groove in this project. The single titled
to the latest and greatest in your music
BY: KorEY HiNES track “The People” sums up the album
Staff Writer greatly. This album is for the people
to listen to, not to merely hear. You’ll
While summer heat is rapidly winding gain some powerful social insight. The
down, the music charts are just getting production staff is very accredited and
warm. The summer brought about some extensive. Kanye West and Paul Simon,
great music no matter what genre of are just a couple of many talented
music you listen to. The iTune play list producers who worked on this project.
will be flooded with some of these hot Common’s album is currently a top seller
new albums and artist from school in to on today’s Billboard record charts.
school out. Two of the music media’s favorite and
Amy Winehouse, the United Kingdom‘s most controversial stars are back for an
sultry talented vocalist released a very album release dual. Kanye West‘s new
solid project entitled “Back to Black” in September release project “Graduation
December of 2006. During June of 2007, Day” and 50 Cent’s new September
Winehouse’s album reached great heights release project “Curtis” are said to be
in the American music market. The single debuting the same day. These two great
titled track “Rehab” by Winehouse, was artist and entertainers are sure to corner
one of witty nature. Winehouse has a very the music market on that day. Kanye’s
classic soulful voice and her album is of two singles released from his album Amy Winehouse
old school meets new school wave of “Stronger” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,”
sound. This project has a 1960’s kind of have been Billboard single chart toppers
feel but Amy is addressing many comical already. The G-Unit mogul, however has
young adult issues. Back to Black is truly not done bad for himself with his first
an album one can play in its entirety at two singles “Straight to the Bank” and “I 50 Cent
just about any event. get Money,” topping the charts as well.
Some of the critics that say rap music has They are both quoting their records as
a negative connotation behind it will be being the “prospectable number one
highly enlightened by common sense. album of the year,” and rightfully so after
Not one of their literal senses but the such hot singles. This is a very good and
rapper Common has created an album healthy musical competition, which will
of sheer wizardry. The album entitled foster nothing but great publicity for the
“Finding Forever” which debuted June hip-hop music culture.
of 2007, breaks down those negative rap All these great new albums and singles
stereotypes and focuses on music. that are out today make it impossible for
Common has good solid quality music today’s music lover to not be entertained.
on this album. He created the perfect Remember to stay focused and stay tuned
WU holds promise for new school year… I think
Greetings Wilberforceans! Letter from the Editor The groundbreaking ceremony/service was excellent and inspiring. Will it
formulate into real action? Who’s knows. This was actually groundbreaker number
Another year another issue. As I have embraced the campus and emerged two. The first one supposedly happened some time last year but I have yet to speak to
myself (completely!) in work, academically and organizationally, I realize that we someone who witnessed it. There are even rumors that the first ground-breaking took
have had a pretty decent start. I must say that I am mighty proud of the WU. We have place in a different location. Either way, I am optimistic about the new dorm (though
gained a freshmen class larger than the rest of the school combined, we have had a I wont be here to see it) because Wilberforce is overdue for expansion. This is a great
fight-free Ice Breaker and the (visible) groundbreaking for the new dormitory. school and it is time that more people knew it. However, I must point out that we
But let us break this down. Yes, the freshmen are taking over, so we are have been lied to before. That Communication Lab that was to open November of
obviously great at recruiting but we need to work on the other ‘R’ of student population: 2006 still hasn’t materialized and the Mac Lab is still un-treaded territory by many
retention. It is wonderful that so many high school, class of 07 graduates decided to students promised to utilize it. Only time will tell.
come to our great and magnificent university, but why aren’t they staying? Now that In the end, I think no less of my school because we must all remember
they are here, I pray that there are some plans to keep them and the upperclassmen that this place is what you make it. I believe that I have made my matriculation
around. here extremely valuable and I hope that you all do the same. Until next time, take
If you ask someone “How was the Ice Breaker?” you will most likely get a advantage of all your opportunities and stay true to yourself.
nonchalant or hesitant “It was okay.” Why? Because it was set up just like a Central
State party; lights on, music low, dancing minimum, and security high. This isn’t a Be Blessed,
question of whether the extra precautions were necessary, but more of why can’t we JaNae’ N. Bates
have fun even when it is? Editor-in-Chief