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 The Collegian • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008                                                                                                                                                      Halloween                                                                                                                           MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

BET’s Comic View                                                                                                                                                                                     Lady Bulldogs Come out Blazing
                                                                                                                                                                                            By Kirsten Pratt

FAILS, but new                                                                                                                                                                              COLLEGIAN SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR

                                                                                                                                                                                               They ranked five out six last year, but
                                                                                                                                                                                            now they have moved to number three;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         expectations of us. Everything she tells us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to do, she has done herself, so she knows

Sitcom Scores!!                                                                                                                                                                             plus they beat FAMU, a feat not ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                            complished by any team in seven years.
                                                                                                                                                                                             How did SC State’s volleyball team do it?
                                                                                                                                                                                             “We had a rough start [this year],” said
                                                                                                                                                                                            Snr Marketing Major and Team Cap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         we can do it.” Garrett also said that Syl-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         van develops her players in athletics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         academics as well as encourages them to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         set goals for the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The other major factor mentioned by
                                                                                                                                                                                            tain of the Lady Bulldogs, Laura Wa-         the Team Captain is to the nine new
                                                                                                                                                                                            ters-Brown.“But once we got used to          players added this year.
By Secret Spencer                                                                                                                                                                           each other we started performing much          Garret agrees, “the recruited freshmen
                                                                                                                       A Dreamgirl’s Nightmare                                              better, especially in the MEAC games.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Walters-Brown      attributes    said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         this year are great. They are willing to put
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in the work and focus. We have much
                                                                                                                                By RUPA SHENOY ASSOCIATED PRESS                             much of the success this season to           more team camaraderie than previous
   As a fan of “Comic View” for quite some time,         students’ troubles and pains, and people in general                                                                                two factors; Coach Millicent Syl-            years.”
BET’s latest attempt to re-gain fans’ attention is       can share what the characters are going through in                                                                                 van and the new freshmen players.              Freshmen Bria Brimmer and Shabree
quite a failure.                                         their day-to-day lives.                                        Jennifer Hudson appealed Sunday for the public’s help in               Sylvan who has been coaching at SC        Roberson have both been selected as
  The newer comedians seem to lack the creativity          The main character, Scottie, is the classic profes-       finding her 7-year-old nephew, missing since the shooting              State for two years now, was the former      MEAC players of the week with Brim-
that older “Comic View” comedians are known for.         sional student that is struggling to discover what it       deaths of her mother and brother.                                      volleyball coach for North Carolina A&T.     mer being selected twice.
This show has been a stepping stone in the careers       is he is meant to do with his life, while his friends         City police, who intensified search efforts in the neighbor-            Since NC A&T lost Sylvan, they have          Fan support hasn’t increased despite
of many big names in the comedy industry like            are also trying to find their way in life after college.    hood where the Oscar-winning actress and singer grew up,               not been doing as well as they have in       the recent success of the team. (3 wins
D.L. Hugley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Rickey          A wide range of personalities are represented by            also transferred custody of a “person of interest” in the kill-        previous years.                              and 2 losses)
Smiley.                                                  the characters in this series; there is the focused         ings to state authorities.                                               “They [NC A&T] did well last year, but       However, Garrett said that since the
 The past few seasons have had their moments, but        student, the smoker, the raw and edgy type, and                An Amber Alert remained in effect Sunday for young Ju-              haven’t won one MEAC game yet this           coach made the decision to move the
have not gained the same momentum that long-             the confidante.                                             lian King, who disappeared on Friday, the day the bodies               season,” said Waters-Brown.                  games into Dukes Gymnasium, the play-                                                                Photo courtesy SC State’s sports information
time fans are used to.                                      Throughout the episodes, the bunch endures               of his grandmother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and 29-year-old                 Junior Accounting Major, Linnie           ers have been able to feel the energy of         SC State’s 2008 Volleyball Team in their official photo with their coach Millicent Sylvan (far right)
  While “Comic View” continues to try to maintain        several ups and downs that test their personal              uncle Jason Hudson were found in the home they all shared              Garrett agrees, “Coach [Sylvan] has high     the crowd and feed off it.                                                                             and Assistant Coach Gordon Kirby (far left.)
its audience, BET’s first original series “Somebod-      strengths as well as the strength of their relation-        on the city’s South Side. The deaths were ruled homicides.
ies” is a hit! Although it is obvious that this series   ships. In all, “Somebodies” is a terrific show that is
is low-budget, it brings several interesting points      sure to gain many fans, young and old.
to the forefront. Viewers can relate to the college
                                                                                                                                              TRL                                            SC State Takes Another                                                                        SC State Gives Strong Showing at
                                                                                                                                   Going Off the Air                                         Budget Cut                                                                                    NAAAHP
                                                                                                                    By Jessica Toomer                                                        By Dervedia Thomas                                                                             By Darian Johnson
                                                                                                                    COLLEGIAN CONTRIBUTOR                                                    COLLEGIAN EDITOR IN CHIEF/NEWS EDITOR                                                          COLLEGIAN STAFF WRITER
                                                                                                                                                                                                SC State has suffered a whopping 14.8    return to Cooper to explain what this                What do you get when delegates from             versity.
                                                                                                                      Before there was a 106&Park on BET, the hottest show to                 percent reduction in the budget that       cut will mean for each of their depart-           HBCU Honors Programs convene to                      The debate team members were: Mi-
                                                                                                                    watch was Total Request Live. TRL Finale Live is set to air               will result in an across-the-board cuts    ments.                                            compete in various competitions and                chael Simpson, Jared Lalmansingh, Ja-
                                                                                                                    Nov. 16 at 8pm ET/PT.                                                     in all departments, according to the         The TandD quotes Dr. Shirley Martin,            elect student leaders to represent their           nique Francis, and Chanel Lincoln. Lal-
                                                                                                                      TRL has delivered for 10 delicious years on MTV. Hosted                 TandD’s account of President’s George      executive committee member object-                various institutions?                              mansingh, who is sophomore physics
                                                                                                                    by Damien Fahey and Lyndsey Rodrigues in recent times                     E. Cooper’s executive cabinet meeting      ing to the fact that academics will be               You get the National Association of             major from Trinidad and Tobago also
                                                                                                                    and originally by Carson Daly, this was she show to see                   held on Saturday Oct 25.                   part of the package affected by cuts.             African American Honors Programs or                won the title of 2nd vice president of
                                                                                                                    superstars greeting screaming fans inside MTV’s Times                       The cabinet which is comprised of the                                                      NAAAHP. SC State’s Honors Program                  NAAAHP.
                                                                                                                    Square studios and out.                                                   vice presidents of each department will                                                      debate team placed 2nd to Hampton in
                                                                                                                       TRL is having a huge celebration to mark the end of an                                                                      SEE BUDGET PAGE 9                       the event hosted by Tennessee State Uni-                 SEE NAAAHP PAGE 3
                                                                                                                    era. Beginning Oct. 21, TRL will count down to the big
                                                                                                                    finale with flashback shows on Tuesday, Wednesday and
                                                                                                                       TRL guests over the years are now big names including                  News                    Life                       Nation                      Health                     Money                          Sports                          Enter-
                                                                                                                    the Divas: Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson;
                                                                                                                    rock stars like Fall Out Boy, Kid Rock, Marilyn Manson and
                                                                                                                    Korn; mega boy bands like the Jonas Brothers, ‘N Sync and               SC State’s Customer       The truth behind           F is for Fraud.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FEDS indict 3 FAMU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Oh my Aching Feet.”       SC State Takes an-             SC State beats Hamp-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A dreamgirl’s night-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Appreciation Week         Halloween                                              Page 7                     other Budget cut               tion 35-13                      mare. Jennifer Hud-
                                                                                                                    the Backstreet Boys; or hip-hop kingpins such as Eminem,                                          Page 3                     students in grade                                          Page 8
                                                                                                                    50 Cent and OutKast. The likes of Will Ferrell, Tom Cruise,             Page 2                                               change scam.                                                                          Page 11                         son looses her Mom.
                                                                                                                    Rachel Bilson, Zac Efron, Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Hud-                                                                    Page 5                                                                                                                Page 12
                                                                                                                    gens, Seth Rogen and Lindsay Lohan are just a tiny sample
                                                                                                                    of the actors who have graced the TRL stage.
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The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008
                                                                                                                                                            CAMPUS LIFE
                                                                                                                                                             The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

      It was More Than Just Football!!                                                                                                                      The Truth Behind                                                                                 “Get Dressed or Get Out.”
                                                                                                                                                               Halloween                                                                                    Savannah State develops student dress code
                                                                                                                                                            By Jessica Mosseau, Associated Press Writer                                                    By TeNaya Farmer -- Black College Wire

                                                                                                                                                               Halloween traditions began in modern        other Roman tradition was Pomona, the              Sagging. It is a practice that has been      During the meeting, the administrators
                                                                                                                                                            United Kingdom, northern France and            Roman goddess of the trees and fruit. The       under attack in recent years.                   decided that SSU students are encour-
                                                                                                                                                            Ireland. These countries celebrated their      symbol for Pomona was an apple, thus the        On Sept. 2, members of Savannah State           aged to dress appropriately on the cam-
                                                                                                                                                            new calendar year on November 1, a day         tradition of bobbing for apples began with      University’s President’s Cabinet ap-            pus and will be denied admission to vari-
                                                                                                                                                            that concluded the summer harvest period       the Romans.                                     proved a new dress code policy during           ous functions if their manner of dress is
                                                                                                                                                            and began the dark wintertime that was            As the spread of Christianity enveloped      their monthly meeting which, among              inappropriate, said Lelia Robinson.
                                                                                                                                                            directly associated with death.                the land, November 1 was named All              other things, prohibits sagging pants on        The new policy is getting mixed reviews
                                                                                                                                                              The Celts believed that on the night be-     Saints’ Day, a day to honor saints and mar-     campus.                                         from the student body. “Do we look
                                                                                                                                                            fore the New Year, known as Samhain or         tyrs, by the Catholic Church. Many believe         Neighboring Jasper County, S.C., has         like we are in high school?” said Jasmin
                                                                                                                                                            the “Lord of Death,” that the separation       that the Catholic pope was attempting to        passed a law banning it, and the Savan-         Woodson, a Richmond County senior.
                                                                                                                                                            between the living world and the dead one      replace the evil within this holiday. Later,    nah City Council is considering an ordi-          On a more positive note, Katie Dixon, a
                                                                                                                                                            wasn’t apparent to the ghosts of the dead.     the church created All Souls’ Day on No-        nance that would strictly forbid sagging        senior from Newnan County, agrees with
                                                                                                                                                              Throughout Samhain, these ghosts would       vember 2, in which the dead were hon-           pants.                                          the policy. “It is a good thing. I got tired
                                                                                                                                                            return to the Earth. They would cause          ored.                                           The fine in Jasper County for sagging           of seeing things that should be covered,”
                                                                                                                                                            trouble and damage the harvest crops of            The trick or treating tradition began       calls for a maximum penalty of $500 and         Dixon said.
                                                                                                                                                            the past season if food was not provided       with the All Souls’ Day parades in England      30 days in jail. In other cities across the        The policy was approved by the Presi-
                                                                                                                                                            to them. With their presence, the Celtic       where beggars would ask for food and they       nation, including places such as Trenton,       dent’s Cabinet. “A change in clothing also
                                                                                                                                                            priests could effectively make prophecies      would receive soul cakes for a promise to       La., and Atlanta, Ga., there have been nu-      brings about a change in attitude and
                                                                                                                                                            that were vital to the townspeople’s com-      pray for that family’s dead relatives. At the   merous proposed ordinances to ban the           self-confidence. Just take in reference
                                                                                                                                                            fort toward the dark winter ahead.             beginning of the 20th century, Halloween        practice.                                       that if you dress successful, you feel suc-
                                                                                                                                                              Generally, the tradition of costume wear-    festivities began with communities urging          Savannah’s city council joined the op-       cessful, and you will become successful,”
                                                                                                                                                            ing began at this time when many people        parents to take the fright out of the cel-      position this past August by considering        said Errol Hooper, SGA President.
                                                                                                                                                            feared the return of these ghosts. They        ebrations.                                      a ban that could be stricter than others.          “As college students, we are being pre-
                                                                                                                     Photo by Lavantai Wynn/The Collegian   then wore costumes, usually of animal             Because of this, Halloween lost much of         The definition of sagging can best be        pared to enter the professional ranks of
                                                                                                         Half-time performance by the Marching 101 Band     heads or skins, or dressed in others dis-      its nostalgia. The tradition continued as       described as wearing pants or shorts be-        many different fields. One general factor
                                                                                                                                                            guises and masks to attempt to look like       an affordable way to celebrate the holiday      low the waist, revealing some or all of an      in all of these professions is proper dress,”
                                                                                                                                                            the dead themselves. This would help put       among a community. It was believed that if      individual’s underwear. It is a common          said Jennifer Stanley, a junior from Lau-
                                                                                                                                                            them out of harm’s way.                        people offered treats, they could avoid any     practice among young men, but in recent         rens County.
                                                                                                                                                               After the Romans’ conquered the area,       Halloween-related tricks on their prop-         years some young women have also be-              “A change in clothing also brings about
                                                                                                                                                            they combined their own traditions of Fe-      erty. In the 1950’s, communities began to       gun to practice the style of sagging.           a change in attitude and self-confidence,”
                                                                                                                                                            ralia, a late October day that commemo-        make the holiday a more youth-oriented             The policy states that the main objec-       said Quakeisha Thomason, a senior from
                                                                                                                                                            rated the passing of the dead with the         experience.                                     tive is to ensure that every student will       Liberty County. “Just take in reference
                                                                                                                                                            Celts’ existing tradition of Samhain. An-                                                      have the opportunity to experience suc-         that if you dress successful, you feel suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cess inside and outside of the classroom.       cessful and you will become successful.”
                                                      Photo by Lavantai Wynn/The Collegian
  President George E. Cooper with First Lady Diane Cooper on the field during the half-time
                                                                                     show                                                                   NAAAHP CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                   Rowanna Lalmansingh, said as freshman
                                                                                                                                                                                                           she was nervous, not knowing how things
                                                                                                                                                               Also holding office as Miss NAAAHP is       work yet but was excited and ready to em-
                                                                                                                                                            Political science major Chantel Knowling.      brace a new learning experience.
                                                                                                                                                            As explained on the organization’s web-          Rowanna also believes that the NAAAPH
                                                                                                                                                            site, NAAAHP is a collection of Honors         is a great opportunity for all students.
                                                                                                                                                            Programs designed to address the specific         Director of SC State’s Honors program
                                                                                                                                                            needs of honors education for African-         Dr. Harriet Roland said of the delegation,
                                                                                                                                                            American students.                             “I thought they were well prepared. Of
                                                                                                                                                              The Conference held annually is attend-      three hundred students representing fif-
                                                                                                                                                            ed by delegations and directors from 20        teen to twenty schools, we finished well.”
                                                                                                                                                            schools that make up the membership of             SC State’s 15 student and two faculty
                                                                                                                                                            NAAAHP, including North Carolina A&T,          member delegation is small when com-
                                                                                                                                                            Benedict College and Howard University.        pared to the 29 students and three fac-
                                                                                                                                                               Students also competed in Quiz Bowl,        ulty members attending the conference in
                                                                                                                                                            Model African Union, debate and present-       2007.
                                                                                                                                                            ed research papers on various topics. The       When asked about the nearly 50 percent
                                                                                                                                                            conference, held on the campus of Ten-         cut in team members, Roland informed
                                                                                                                                                            nessee State University in the historic city   The Collegian that this reduction was due
                                                                                                                                                            of Nashville was a chance for the Honors       to budget restrictions on travel.
                                                                                                                                                            Programs to showcase the talents of their          The 2009 NAAAHP will be hosted by
                                                      Photo by Lavantai Wynn/The Collegian                         Photo by Lavantai Wynn/The Collegian     respective members.                            Florida Memorial University.
   SGA President Whitney McCrea (center) on the field for the coin toss that starts the game.   Band members performing to Chris Brown’s “Take you down”        Political Science major and sister of the                                                                                                              Photo by Lou Anne Wilkes/The Collegian
                                                                                                                                                            elected 2nd Vice President of NAAAHP,                                                                                          SC State Students participating in Model African Union at NAAAHP
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MONEY                                                                                         NATION
                                                                                               The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008
The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

Wall Street workers leaving NYC for
Fresh Start
By Valerie Bauman, Associated Press Writer
                                                                                                   Palin: Election isn’t over till it’s over
 Bankers and brokers looking to escape      compared with about one out of 100 in                By MITCH STACY and MARK WANGRIN, Associated Press
the financial meltdown are scrambling       years past.
to relocate their families, possessions        Former Wall Streeters also tend to
and rarified talent far from Wall Street    bring clients with larger net worth -an-               Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin          of earning your confidence and your trust and winning         always fought for you, and that’s John McCain.”
to places such as Florida, Chicago, Mil-    other potential long-term blow to firms            had a pointed message Sunday for Barack Obama: This           your vote.                                                        Palin singled out a man holding a sign that read
waukee, Virginia and Asia.                  trying to recover from the meltdown -              thing isn’t over yet.                                           “And judging from the media coverage, it does seem          “Joe the Filmmaker,” a play on the Ohio plumber who
  Travis Lacey left investment bank Jef-    so boutiques and middle market firms                  Palin said the Democratic presidential nominee was         the coronation is already set,” Palin said.                   gained national attention for confronting Obama on his
fries & Co. and Wall Street behind in       stand to reap the profits. In turn they            acting as if he’s already won the election and had al-          Obama’s campaign said the claim that he has written         tax plans.
Sept. to work for Baird in Chicago. He      deliver something that’s currently elu-            ready written his inaugural address.                          an inaugural address is “completely false.” Spokesman           “Don’t say I didn’t warn you,” Palin joked. “If you see a
also left behind the nagging sense of       sive on Wall Street: stability. Jobs in the          “Barack Obama and I both have spent quite some time         Bill Burton said the reference to an address came from        group of media in your driveway waiting to attack you,
worry that had plagued him since his        financial sector can pay anywhere from             on the basketball court,” Palin told a raucous crowd of       a New York Times report Saturday that former White            I apologize.”
company had started announcing lay-         $100,000 to well into the seven-figure             more than 5,000 at the convention center. “But where I        House chief of staff John D. Podesta had written a draft         At both stops Palin was joined on stage by her hus-
offs earlier in the year.                   range depending on location, experi-               come from, you have to win the game before you start          inaugural speech for Obama and included it in a recent        band, Todd, and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. She was
    “Anyone in that environment, you        ence and the size of a firm, said Kim-             cutting down the net.”                                        book. Burton said Podesta wrote it as a sample address,       introduced by Elizabeth Hasselbeck, a co-host of the
never know what’s going to happen,”         berly Bishop, vice chairman of Slayton                Nine days before the election, Palin was making an-        not for Obama but for whoever became the nominee.             ABC talk show “The View” who often spars about poli-
Lacey said. “There are a lot of good        Search partners, a         Chicago-based           other push to sway voters in the battleground state of          Palin continued her criticism of an Obama economic          tics with her more liberal mates on the set.
bankers that unfortunately are at the       headhunting firm.                                  Florida, where polls show Republican nominee John             plan that she says amounts to socialism, character-              “Let me be honest, I was pretty much excited to talk
wrong place at the wrong time, espe-          “There’s some talent available to some           McCain trails Obama in the fight for the state’s 27 elec-     izing him as “Barack the wealth-spreader.” She vowed          for a full five minutes without getting interrupted,” Has-
cially in New York.”                        companies that wasn’t available before,”           toral votes. The Interstate 4 corridor between Tampa          that McCain would allow people to keep more of their          selbeck joked with both crowds.
     Corporate headhunters say Wall         she said.                                          to Orlando, where Palin was concentrating her efforts         money, and accused Obama of not telling the whole               In Kissimmee, supporters began lining up outside the
Street’s malaise will lead to a perma-         Wall Street workers who are think-              Sunday, is where most of the state’s undecided voters         truth about what she said are his plans to redistribute       Silver Spur Arena at 8 a.m., almost eight hours before
nent talent loss for New York. It could     ing about relocating need to be flex-              live. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the pres-   wealth.                                                       Palin took the stage.
help small boutique firms become big-       ible about income, Bishop said. Some               idency.                                                         Later, at a rally before about 7,000 in Kissimmee, Palin
ger players with employees they would       junior Wall Street workers may be able                “You kinda get the feeling that the Obama campaign         said: “Florida, you have a choice between a politician        “Florida — will you hire us and send us to Washing-
never have been able to lure from the       to get more senior positions in smaller            thinks this whole election process is just a formality,”      who puts his faith in government and a leader who puts        ton?” Palin said. “We look forward to you being our
city long-regarded as the world’s finan-    firms, getting comparable or better pay.           she said. “They’ve overlooked, though, the minor detail       his faith in you. There’s only one man in this race who’s     boss.”
cial capital.                               But many more will make less while
  “We’re definitely hiring,” said Robert    benefiting from a cheaper cost of living
Escobio, chief executive officer of Coral   outside of New York City.

                                                                                                                                                  “F” Is for Fraud
Gables, Fla.-based Southern Trust Se-          “They are going to make less, most
curities Inc., a broker-dealer and in-      of them,” said Kurt Kraeger, the man-
vestment banking firm. “Right now we        aging director of the New York Office
have the capital, and right now we’re       of Robert Walters headhunting firm.
looking to expand. And I think that’s       “Even before this (economic down-
what a lot of boutiques are looking to
do, too.”
                                            turn), the same type of positions over-
                                            seas, let’s say, did pay about 20 percent
                                                                                                                       Feds Indict 3 FAMU Students in Grade-Change Scam
  Escobio said in the past few months,      less than you would make here ... the
one out of every four or five resumes       people who go to smaller firms, often              By Christine Thomasos -- Black College Wire
comes from top Wall Street firms --         times the bonuses are smaller.”
                                                                                                Following a year long investigation into illegal grade       computer system by installing “keystroke loggers” onto           “The university has its own student code of conduct
BUDGETS CONTINUED FROM                         Junior Social Studies major Kirsten            changes, three Florida A&M University students were            computers in the registrar’s office. This helped them ob-     and in light of the information that has been presented
PAGE 1                                      Slaten, said another budget cut will be           indicted on federal charges after being accused of gain-       tain passwords and usernames of the employees in the          to us (it) will evaluate the allegation pursuant to the stu-
                                            harmful to the school and agrees that             ing unauthorized access to FAMU computer records.              office.                                                       dent code of conduct and appropriately make a decision
    Martin raised concerns about the        academics should not be cut. “These                 Marcus Barrington, 23, Christopher Jacquette, 27, and          After FAMU caught on to the conspiracy and reversed         about the status of the gentlemen,” Mcknight said.
non-availability of Professors and In-      cuts could take students out of school            Lawrence Secrease, 22, were charged with five counts           the changes, similar changes were made to grades and          Despite the allegations, Secrease said he plans to stay
structors, resulting in students having     that are struggling,” said Slaten. “Pro-          including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, unauthor-           residency statuses a second time. The university has          at FAMU.
to take a semester off, because they        fessors and Instructors should not be             ized computer access, and aggravated identity theft.           been investigating the matter since November 2007.              “I have a year and a half,” he said. “I go to FAMU daily,
will not be able to do the courses they     affected, because they have been strug-              In the indictment announced by United States At-            Secrease, one of the accused, said he is not guilty of any    as far I’m concerned I will finish at FAMU.”
need.                                       gling along with us and some have                 torney for the Northern District of Florida, Thomas F.         of the alleged crimes. Instead, the Houston, TX native        Andrew Collins,22, student body president, said he be-
   Cooper also said he is looking into      come from out of town to work here.”              Kirwin, allegations were made against the three men,           said he surrounded himself with the wrong people, and         lieves the justice will prevail.
other means of saving including the           This cut is the second that SC State has        stating they attempted to alter grades and residency sta-      has since distanced himself.                                      “I have no doubt that the university as well as the
number of phones in dorms, supplies,        suffered this academic year. In a previ-          tuses in the FAMU People Soft computer system.                    “I don’t know what happened,” said the senior com-         young men in question will cooperate with the U.S.
brochures and publications and con-         ous Collegian online report, editors                The indictment alleged that Secrease, along with Bar-        puter engineering student. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s     Attorney’s office throughout the investigation,” Collins
tractual services. Travel which is al-      Lou Anne Wilkes, and Janique Francis              rington and Jaquette, had an effect on the grades of 90        the company I kept. In the end the company you keep           said. “I trust that the justice system will carry out its
ready been reduced will be restricted to    spoke with students and faculty about             students at FAMU and 650 total grades from June to De-         really affects a person’s future.”                            duties and ensure that all those involved are granted a
essential travel.                           the effects of the previous cut.                  cember 2007. Most of these students had failing grades         Secrease said that fighting through the allegations has       fair trial.”
   Sophomore English major Markia              The report highlighted the dissolou-           changed into “A” grades, giving them the opportunity to        not been easy.                                                   Barrington was contacted, but declined to comment.
Randle described the situation as un-       tion of the laptop leasing program,               receive thousands of dollars in grants, scholarships, and        “There’s a lot of animosity in the air with certain indi-   Jacquette could not be reached at press time.
fortunate. “ It’s going to affect us per-   reduced work-study opportunities as               loans that they would not have received otherwise.             viduals that are involved,” he said. “If you have to gang     Jacquette and Secrease are currently enrolled at the uni-
sonally,” said Randle, however I think      well as cuts made to Honors Program                  Thousands of dollars were also taken off the tuition        up on people to get them to say what you want to say the      versity. Barrington graduated in Spring 2008 while the
that we as students will have to learn      activities including the Annual Fresh-            of some out-of state students, when their residency sta-       truth is going to come out.”                                  investigation was still being conducted.
how to manage our money and do              man Leadership Retreat and the Lead-              tuses were changed to in-state.                                  Avery Mcknight, general counsel for FAMU, said the          Christine Thomasos writes for The Famuan, the Florida
whatever we can to maintain financial       ership Summit.                                       In order to make these alterations, the indictment          university will examine its protocol before making any        A&M University student newspaper, which originally
stability.”                                                                                   stated that the three individuals accessed the FAMU            major decisions.                                              published this article.
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                                                                                                                                                                                            HEALTH AND WELLNESS
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

                             My Baby Gives Me Purpose
                                Student Shares her Story of Life after a Teenage Pregnancy                                                                                                                           STOP!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mistreating Your Feet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   COLLEGIAN HEALTHY TIP OF THE WEEK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It’s Fruits & Veggies!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  By Kathlyn Stephenson
                                        EDITORS NOTE: This essay was an as-              gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. The         birth I have had an even greater reason           By Dervedia Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  COLLEGIAN HEALTH AND WELLNESS
                                        signment written for Dr. Mary Cassidy’s          joys, that any newborn brings, took away         and motivation to succeed.                        COLLEGIAN EDITOR IN CHIEF
                                        E-302 class. The essays were modeled af-         the shame and pain of my fornication.              One might think that it is an awful thing                                                                                                                             EDITOR
                                        ter National Public Radio’s “This I believe        She is now 11 years old, and is an exact       that as her mother, I am so far away, but             What happens to your feet in       Q. Are platforms better?                 Q. Why do feet smell?
                                        segment,” where people are encouraged to         duplicate of my persona - but multiplied         my daughter also possesses an under-              shoes? This was the question put                                                                                        I know we are all used to hearing how good
                                        write about their personal philosophies          by ten. She is both beautiful on the in-         standing and maturity way beyond her              forth by Podiatrist, Dr. Kevin Ray,    A. It depends on the material
                                        and core values. The author wished to re-        side and out.                                    years. She knows why I need to advance            an ‘07 alum of SC State who owns                                                A. Its due to sweat, dark socks and   fruits and vegetables are for our health, but how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   it’s made out of. It’s better if its a
                                        main anonymous.                                    I said all this to say that – I had always     cognitively, and she understands it is for        and operates his own foot clinics in   wedge heel and a rubber sole. (not       dark shoes contribute to it. White    many of us really heed these nutrition facts?
                                                                                         believed everything happens for a reason,        the best. She inspires and encourages me          Orangeburg and Columbia.               leather)                                 socks are better. If excessive, try
                                           Throughout life, events may occur that        but my belief was made manifest when I           all along the way.                                                                                                                                                         Vitamin and mineral supplements - in the form
                                                                                                                                                                                               “Your feet are exactly the same                                              using baby powder to help absorb
                                        cause you to wonder why they happened.           received a scholarship for a foreign col-          Whenever the burdens of life or college         in shoes,” he said “but shoes make     Q. What about flip flops?                                                      of tablets, liquids and capsules - are encouraged
                                        There are numerous times of regret and           lege in the fall of 2006.                        seem too heavy to carry, and I become             your feet act differently.”                                                     the moisture. Baking soda or any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in order for us to ensure we get our daily sup-
                                        infinite times of delusion concerning              God had plans in store for me all along.       discouraged, I think of her and I am re-             Ray discussed with an audience                                               powder based substance is also
                                        a particular phenomena.              I believe   Before I could even fathom the intricacies       freshed with the fighting power to go on.         of 14 students at the Garnet and                                                effective.                            ply of these micronutrients (the tiny nutrients).
                                        though, that everything happens for a            of traveling to a neighboring island, God          My baby gives me purpose. She ‘grounds’         Blue room, the ways in which men                                                                                      However, eating a variety of fruits and veggies
                                        reason.                                          prearranged for me to leave the shores           me and causes me to establish a direction         and women are setting themselves
                                           Regardless of how horrific a situation        of Trinidad and Tobago and travel more           for my life – a life which fortunately in-                                                                                        Q. Is it ok to put lotion on my       provides a great source of many vitamins and
                                                                                                                                                                                            up for severe pain and discomfort
                                        might be, there is a divine purpose for it.      than 2000 miles to pursue my education           cludes her.                                       later on in life..                                                              feet?                                 minerals, as well as other natural substances that
                                        It is our individual duty to be optimistic       in the United States.                            Ever day I think about what life would be            The discussion entitled “Oh my                                                                                     may help boost our immune system and protect
                                        and realize the purpose of every event             Regardless of the sinful act that brought      like without her. Where would I be? Who           Aching Feet,” on Oct 22, is the
                                        and aspect of our lives. Only then can we        my daughter into the world, she was no           would I have become?                              second in a series of discussions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A. Yes, but never between the toes.   us from various diseases.
                                        be truly grateful for the gift of life and en-   mistake. She was born for many reasons.              I truly believe I was blessed with my         on this issue sponsored by Brooks                                                                                         These foods are also a great source of dietary
                                        joy it to the fullest.                           Presently, while I am away at college, she       daughter for many reasons. She definitely         Health Center.                                                                  Q. If I have wide feet what should
                                           Growing up, I was always my mother’s          replaces me as my mother’s greatest help,        changed the trajectory of my life for the                                                                                                                               fiber, which is important to keep everything
                                        favorite child, her greatest help, and her       and her fondest comfort.                         better. I believe everything happens for a                                                                                        I do?                                 ‘moving’ - if you know what I mean.
                                        fondest comfort. At age 17 I became                My mother would have grieved for me            reason. This I believe.                           Q.What is the most common way                                                                                             So now that we have a basic understanding of
                                        pregnant and the trajectory of my life in-       in my absence, and vice versa. I perceive                                                          that people mistreat their feet?                                                A. Go up a ½ size.
                                        stantly changed.                                 she would have aged qucker than war-                                                                                                                                                                                     the importance of fruits and vegetables, let’s see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A. Wearing these are no different
                                          My life seemed doomed, but worst than          ranted had she been left alone at home.                                                            A. Both men an women some-             that walking around bare-foot.                                                 how we can incorporate them into our diet.
                                        that my mother threw me off her pedes-              Furthermore, although success has al-         What do you believe? share your story,                                                                                            When is the best time to try on
                                                                                                                                                                                            times buy shoes that are too           Those shoes are not stable, you                                                    You don’t have to be a food scientist to know
                                        tal. I chose not to have an abortion, and        ways been part of my agenda, since her           thecollegian@scsu.edu                             small or too narrow for their feet.                                             shoes?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   risk developing arthritis and with
                                                                                                                                                                                            Squeezing into these shoes may         all the construction going on on-                                              which fruits to eat. Think COLOR! In order to get
                                                                                                                                                                 By Favel Mondesir          make you look cute now, but it can     campus, you make yourself more           Q. At the end of the day. Why?        a range of necessary nutrients, you should con-
                                                     Collegian Question                                                                                           COLLEGIAN
                                                                                                                                                                                            result in unsightly bunions and
                                                                                                                                                                                            hammer toes as well as make you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   succeptable to sprains, strains and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fractured bones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A. Gravity does not affect your      sume fruits and vegetables of different colors.
                                                                                                                                                                 STAFF WRITER                                                                                               feet when you stand the longer
        How would you feel if Obama didn’t win?                                                                                                                                             develop painful arthritis early in
                                                                                                                                                                                            life.                                  Q. If I wear sneakers too much,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   can that affect my back?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you are on your feet, the more it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will swell. Everyone’s feet swells.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Think of it this way… the more attractive your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fruit or vegetable plate…the wider the variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  valuable nutrients your body is getting.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Q.Are heels made for all women?                                                 Therefore at the end of the day you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A. No, absoloutley not. Sneakers         will get a better fit for shoes be-        So what are we going to do? Feed our bod-
                                                  I would be sad, because from the two                                                  In my opinion, if Obama doesn’t win,                A. Persons with high arches toler-     are always good unless you are                                                 ies right! Let’s think healthy as we chose what we
                                                                                                                                                                                            ate heels better. Flat feet make no                                             cause you tried the shoes on when
                                                   candidates, I feel that Obama is the                                                  I would feel that our country will be                                                     buying shoes that are too narrow
                                                   better one. However, I do not know                                                                                                       accommodation for heels and for        for your feet.                           your feet were at their maximum.      are going to eat, so that we can give our bodies a
                                                                                                                                         in a downfall. This would mean that
                                                   too much about American politics.                                                    our country as a whole would need to                both, problems like bunions and                                                                                       fighting chance.
                                                                                                                                         stick together in the fight for a better           hammer toes can occur?
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                                                                                                                                                                                             The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008
The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

      Battling Censorship of Campus Publications
By Daarel Burnette II - Black College Wire

   The calls come in by the dozen each            From 1993 to 2003, the last full year for  man in 2003 when Hampton University’s          use it to justify their censorship attempts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Halloween Around the World
                                                                                                                                                                                               By Janique Francis
                                                                                                                                                                                               COLLEGIAN WORLD EDITOR
week at the Student Press Law Center.           which statistics at the Student Press Law    acting president confiscated 6,500 issues         Over the years, the Student Press Law
Often frantic and seeking legal advice,         Center are available, the number of cen-     of the newspapers homecoming edition           Center has developed strategies to fight
student journalists and their advisers find     sorship-related calls rose from 545 to 876.  because the editors would not publish a        back. Having frank discussions with              Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays and is wildly popular in Canada and the United States. However,
their way to Mark Goodman, executive            Additionally, in 2003, the center received   letter from the acting president on the        school administrators about the students’        it is not very well known or sometimes even unheard of in many other countries around the world. There are
director of this nonprofit group that de-       2,471 total requests for legal advice, and   front page. The Student Press Law Center       rights can often lead to compromises or          exceptions though as many European countries do acknowledge this holiday to a certain extent.
fends students First Amendment rights.          38 percent were about censorship. In ad-     has supported the editors at the private,      decisions that support student publica-
   Goodman, 45, has seen an increase in         dition to students realizing their rights,   historically black university with legal       tions. Other times, it is necessary to em-
calls to the center about censorship over       Goodman saw two other possible expla-        advice and publicity intended to keep the      barrass a university publicly over its cen-                                                                   problem (and the lack of Halloween fun and partying).        in Belgium on Halloween night is to light candles in
his 20 years there. High school and col-
lege papers also ask about freedom of
                                                  First, school administrators are focusing
                                                                                             news industry and the public focused on
                                                                                             the newspaper’s rights.
                                                                                                                                              Sometimes, as when 6,000 copies of The
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ireland isthat this is to be the birthplaceof carving
                                                                                                                                                                                             een! It is said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      where the practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of Hallow-         Bonfires were lit across the country. People made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lanterns from carved out turnips and children went
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       memory of dead relatives.

information, libel, copyright and privacy
issues, but censorship prompts more than
                                                their energy on fund raising and starting
                                                to see their roles as that of CEOs. There-
                                                                                                 Among the most difficult censorship
                                                                                             cases, Goodman said, are those dealing
                                                                                                                                            Herald were stolen recently by a fraternity
                                                                                                                                            at Arkansas State University, a newspaper
                                                                                                                                                                                             pumpkins and lighting jack ‘o’ lanterns started.
                                                                                                                                                                                               The celebration is as popular there as it is in the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          begging for “a penny for the guy.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Therefore, Halloween became Guy Fawkes Day. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Czechoslovakia chairs are placed by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In some Czech households,
a third of all calls.                                                                        with advisers being fired because of the       just wants guidance. There needs to be a         In many rural areas large bonfires are lighted and           recent times though, Halloween is now celebrated Oct.        fireside on Halloween night. The chairs equal and rep-
  And while censorship can occur at any         “On many [black college]                     content of the paper. Often, It’s legally      central place to get sound advice, particu-      children dress up in costumes to go “trick-or-treating”      31st and Guy Fawkes day November 5th. American               resent both living family members and the presence of
college publication, students at histori-                                                    permissible but you know it’s wrong, he        larly about legal issues, said the adviser,      in their neighborhoods.                                      customs have also infiltrated Britain so that many           the spirits of the dead ones.
cally black colleges might be dispropor-        campuses, administrators                     said. It’s very frustrating.                   Bonnie Thrasher. None of us are that               Traditional Halloween games such as “snap-apple”           young people now don costumes and “trick-or-treat”.
tionately affected, Goodman said during         are extremely sensitive to                       One such case was that of John F.          familiar with dealing with it. The SPLC          are played at Halloween parties.
                                                                                                                                                                                               This involves an apple suspended from a tree or door
an interview from his office in Arlington,                                                   Schmitt, former adviser of The Peachite        serves as that place.
Va.                                             the public image of the                      at Fort Valley State University, a small           Goodman never expected to make a             frame that participants try to take a bite from.                                                                  Germany practice putting away their knives on
    On many [black college] campuses,
administrators are extremely sensitive to
                                                institution because they                     historically black school in Georgia. The
                                                                                             university had not renewed Schmitt’s
                                                                                                                                            career of SPLC advocacy. He grew up on
                                                                                                                                            a cattle farm in Versailles, Mo., where his
                                                                                                                                                                                               Another popular game involves cards which cover
                                                                                                                                                                                             various treats. The person who picks up the card gets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spain, Mexico & Latin                                Some Germans
the public image of the institution be-
cause they have received so little respect
                                                have received so little re-                  contract in 1998 because of his refusal
                                                                                             to censor the paper, which published ar-
                                                                                                                                            father subscribed to eight newspapers.
                                                                                                                                              While a journalism student at the Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                                             the treat that lies under it.
                                                                                                                                                                                               There is even traditional food known as “barnbrack”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            America nations, Halloween is known as Halloween night. Thharming returning spirits. they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               do not want to risk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   e reason for this is because

for many years from the rest of the world,      spect for many years from                    ticles that were critical of administrators.   versity of Missouri, he got a scoop about a      It is a type of fruit cake, similar to pudding, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In Spanish-speaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “El Dia de los Muertos” and it is a joyous and happy
he said. It really is a direct consequence of   the rest of the world.”                      He sued and in 2002, won a $192,000            prostitution ring on campus. If you write        contains prizes inside. The prize is said to determine a
                                                                                                                                                                                             person’s future!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          holiday; a time to remember friends and family who   Russiablue cats, such as the Russian Blue, Bur-
any organization that has felt beleaguered                                                   award, the largest of its kind. The settle-    this story, be prepared to go to jail, a law-                                                                 have died.
and unappreciated. There going to be                  -Mark Goodman, Executive Director ment agreement included new guidelines              yer told him when he sought advice. As             Also, remember those days of ringing doorbells and                                                              In Russia,
                                                                 Student Press Law Center to protect free speech and job security for                                                                                                                       The three-day celebration actually begins on the eve-      mese, and British Blue, are said to bring good luck on
more sensitive to criticism even when it                                                                                                    he was in the midst of applying to law           knocking o doors and running off before the door             ning of Oct. 31 and end on Nov. 2; All Souls Day.
comes from within.                                                                           advisers at The Peachite.                      school, he decided to drop the story.            opens? This is a popular and traditional trick played                                                                     this day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To honor the dead, families construct an altar in
   The Student Press Law Center doesnt          fore, they treat dissent as criticism and,     Every time these cases come to the pub-      To this day, I regret that decision, Good-       on neighbors and friends in Ireland on Halloween and         their home and decorate it with candy, flowers, pho-
gather statistics comparing incidents at        like a CEO, they’ll fire people, Goodman lic attention and they’re resolved success-        man added. I would’ve rather gotten ad-          is known as “knock-a-dolly”.
historically black colleges with others, so
Goodman’s observation is based on the
                                                said. This doesn’t work when youre run- fully, it continues one of the very prin-
                                                ning an education system. You have to ciples our country was founded on, the
                                                                                                                                            vice as to finding a solution for writing
                                                                                                                                            the story. Instead, this lawyer scared me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tographs, fresh water and samples of the deceased’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          favorite foods and drinks. Frequently, a basin and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          towel are left out in order that the spirit can wash prior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TheCaribbean, families light candles representing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In the
centers work in the last decade on be-
half of newspapers, including The Script
                                                model certain democratic values.             First Amendment, said Kathy Lawrence,
                                                  The problem is, when you censor, every- president of College Media Advisers, a
                                                                                                                                            off from doing the story.
                                                                                                                                              An internship at the Student Press Law
                                                                                                                                                                                              Scotland Halloween tales are similar to those
                                                                                                                                                                                              Some Scottish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to indulging in the feast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Candles and incense are burned to help the de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       their dead on “All Souls Day”, November 2nd and “All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saints Day”, November 1st. It is believed that this lights
at Hampton University, The Spokesman            body loses, Goodman cautioned.               national journalism educators group. It’s      Center gave him a chance to be the giver         told in Ireland, for example, the story of “Stingy Jack”.    parted find his or her way home. Relatives also tidy         their path to heaven. Halloween is not recognized as
at Morgan State University, The Peachite          Because society is becoming more criti- the fuel that keeps this democracy hum-           of advice, and paved the way to his future       It was believed that “Stingy Jack” was too mean to be        the gravesites of deceased family members, including         a holiday in the islands. However, in wealthy islands
at Fort Valley State University and The         cal of the mainstream media, he added, ming along.                                          career. He became SPLC’s director in 1985        allowed into heaven and he played too many tricks on         snipping weeds, making repairs and painting.                 such as the Bahamas and in extremely wealthy areas
Famuan at Florida A&M University. (See          the negative attitude might have trickled      Goodman hasn’t had 20 years of straight      and it was his first job out of college.         the devil, so hell also denied him.                            Graves are then adorned with flowers, wreaths or pa-       of some island, for example Westmoorings, Trinidad,
sidebar.)                                       down to student media, inviting more at- victory: A low point came in 1988, when               When I came here, I only planned to            The result was that he was cursed to roam the earth         per streamers. In some countries, often, a live person       the tradition is popular. The American influence is
  The overall increase in censorship cases      tempts by student and university govern- the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hazel-             stay for two to three years, but it’s 20 years   forever holding a carved-out turnip with a glowing           is placed inside a coffin which is then paraded through      strong in these places so children usually participate in
might be a sign that more students are          ments to control what students publish.      wood vs. Kuhlmeier that high school of-        later and I’m still here, Goodman said.          lump of coal inside. This began the tradition of carving     the streets while vendors toss fruit, flowers and candies    “trick-or-treating” and dressing in costumes in gated
aware of their rights and are willing to do        As a journalism student, you feel like ficials with substantial and reasonable           Frankly, though, I don’t think I’ll ever         pumpkins, turnips and potatoes.                              into the casket.                                             communities.
something about them, suggested Adam            youre fighting a giant all the time, said cause could censor a public school-spon-          find work more satisfying than this.               In Scotland the latter two are especially used and are       On Nov. 2, relatives gather at the gravesite to picnic
Goldstein, a new-media specialist among         Talia Buford, editor of The Script. Its good sored publication that is inconsistent with                                                     hollowed out with candles placed inside them. An-            and reminisce. Some of these gatherings may even
the organizations nine lawyers and in-          to have someone in your corner to fight its basic educational mission. The ruling           Daarel Burnette II is a student at Hamp-         other tradition is “Soul Cakes” or “Dirge Loaves” made       include tequila and a mariachi band.
terns.                                          the battle with you. Buford called Good- does not apply to colleges, but some try to        ton University.                                  out of oat bread that are believed to keep the souls of        However, American Halloween customs are gradu-
                                                                                                                                                                                             the dead safe.                                               ally taking over this celebration with its costumes and
                                                               I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW!
 If school officials or SGA’s fund a             Can a student publication be sued for         Do administrators have the right to          Can I go to the Board of Trustees meet-
                                                                                                                                                                                             EnglandHalloween and Guy Fawkes Day is cel-
                                                                                                                                                                                              In Britain,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In Austria, some people will leave bread, water and a
 student publication, radio or television        libel, invasion of privacy or copyright       proof-read the paper before printing?        ings?                                            ebrated together. After the Protestant Reformation of        lighted lamp on the table before retiring on Halloween
 station, can they censor it like any other      violations?                                                                                                                                 the 17th century, Halloween’s popularity declined in         night. This is because it was once believed that these
                                                                                                                                                                                             England. This was as a result of the rise of the Protes-     items would welcome the dead souls back to earth on
 publisher or owner could?                                                                                                                                                                   tant Church which did not believe in saints so there         a night, which for the Austrians, was considered to be
                                                                                                                                                                                             was no longer a reason to celebrate All Saints Day.          brimming with strong cosmic energies.
 -Not at a public school. The courts have        -Yes, and on rare occasions they are. In   -No, definitely not in a public school.         Yes, according to S.C.’ s Open meetings            Around that time, Guy Fawkes became known as an
 ruled that if a school creates a student
 news or information medium and al-
                                                 such cases the individual reporter who
                                                 produced the story, the editor of the
                                                                                            This is known as prior review and the
                                                                                            courts have ruled against it.
                                                                                                                                            act all meetings including dean’s meet-
                                                                                                                                            ing and the president’s cabinet meetings
                                                                                                                                                                                             accomplice in an attempt to blow up the British Parlia-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ment and King James I.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Belgiumis believed that bad luck followed a per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In Belgium it
 lows students to serve as editors, the          publication and the publication itself                                                                                                        Guy Fawkes Day, Nov. 5, celebrated the failure of the
 First Amendment drastically limits the          be held liable if money damages are                                                        are open to the public except when                                                                            son whose path was crossed by a black cat or should
                                                                                                                                                                                             Catholic plot to end the Protestant rule of Britain. Guy     the cat enter a home or travel on a ship. The custom
 school’s ability to censor.                     awarded.                                                                                   discussing personnel or legal issues.            Fawkes Day proved to be a solution for the Halloween
                                                                        For more info go to www.splc.org
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Collegian • MONDAY OCTOBER 27, 2008
The Collegian • MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008

               SC State Celebrates Customer
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                SC State showed why they were picked pre-             rushing for his fourth touchdown of the day on
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             posting an impressive victory 35-13 over top-            14:52 left in the game. Hampton’s Bynes con-
    SC State faculty and staff will spend     and students will join in solidarity wear-      ly defined action cycles are implemented                         Orangeburg, SC 29117                          ranked Hampton to move into first place in the           nected with LaMarcus Coker in the end zone
the week of Oct. 27-30 reaffirming their      ing wristbands that say, “SC State Appre-       to foster improvement in all University                        Newsroom: 803-536-7522                          conference Saturday at Oliver C. Dawson Sta-             on a 10 yard pass to push the score to 28-13.
commitment to University constituents         ciates You!”                                    areas,” said Jones.                                           Email: thecollegian@scsu.edu                     dium.                                                      “I was glad that we executed well and I give a
during the annual Customer Apprecia-             On Tuesday, October 28, the newly              On Thursday, Oct. 30 to culminate the                                                                           The hero of the day was junior running back           lot of credit to my offensive line that made great
tion Week.                                    elected 10th President, Dr. George E.           week’s activities, the campus community                                                                        Travil Jamison who rushed for 151 yards on 10            blocks so I was able to have a good game,” said
  “There is a clarion call to promote ex-     Cooper, will charge and challenge the           will enjoy “Bulldog Voter Bingo,” where                                                                        carries and four touchdowns, while All-MEAC              Jamison. “This was huge and I am glad I was
cellence in service delivery to our con-      campus community to deliver the best            there will be food and fellowship and a                                 STAFF                                  running back Will Ford finished the day strong           able to prove myself to critics and show them
stituents, and Customer Appreciation          service in the nation at the “Quality Ser-      reminder for all eligible voters to cast                        Editor-In-Chief/News Editor                    as well with 25 rushes for 182 yards in the vic-         what I can do.
Week demonstrates our gratitude for           vice . . . The SC State Way” general as-        their votes on November 4.                                          Dervedia Thomas                            tory.                                                       Ford sealed the deal with a 39 yard run with
being able to serve them,” said Dr. Carl      sembly at 10 a.m. in the Martin Luther              Throughout the week, WSSB 90.3                                 Managing/Copy Editor                          The Bulldogs improved to 6-2 overall and 4-0           3:17 left in the game to give the Bulldogs a 35-13
E. Jones, executive director for student      King, Jr. Auditorium on campus.                 FM, SC State’s campus radio station will                             Kandi Huggins                             in the MEAC, while the Pirates fall to 5-2 over-         victory and control of the conference race.
success and retention and chairman of         SC State’s faculty and staff will participate   broadcast special messages from Presi-                                Sports Editor                            all, and 4-1 in the league.                              “ I am really proud of Travil he is the kind of
Customer Appreciation Week.                   in an interactive training entitled “Best       dent Cooper and members of the Pres-                                 Donta’ Legette                              “We have to take our hats off to Hampton the           guy the people overlook but I am glad he was
  “SC State has identified several oppor-     Practices in Telephone Etiquette,” which        ident’s Cabinet, sharing tidbits about                                Fashion Editor                           played a great game,” said SC State coach Buddy          able to show what he can do today against a
tunities for improvement in customer          will be held in the Barbara A. Vaughn           customer service and thanking all of the                            Denna Harrison                             Pough. “Our defense really played well to keep           very good team,” stated Pough. “ It’s going to be
service and is committed to promoting         Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center, on        University constituents for their support                              World Editor                            us in the game and it gives us a fighting chance         touch and go from this point on we have to re-
                                                                                                                                                                   Janique Francis
accountability to University donors and       Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.                   of SC State University.                                                                                        to come away with the win.”                              ally be ready to play against, Delaware St., and
benefactors, University students, and            “A number of new University initia-            For additional information about Cus-                           Health&Wellness Editor
                                                                                                                                                                 Kathlyn Stephenson                          The first-half ended almost dead even with               Morgan State.”
South Carolina taxpayers,” he contin-         tives will be introduced as standard            tomer Appreciation Week, contact Dr.                                                                           Hampton finishing with 172 yards total offense,             The Bulldogs offense finished with 413 total
ued.                                          quality practices at SC State, and all of       Carl Jones or Terrence Cummings with                                Entertainment Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                             while SC State posted 132 yards offense and 68           yards, while the defense was led by junior de-
                                                                                                                                                                    Secret Spencer
    On Monday, Oct. 27, the University        these efforts will emphasize continuous         the Student Success and Retention Pro-                                                                         yards rushing.                                           fensive back Rafael Bush with 10 tackles, while
will begin its celebration with “Wrist-       quality improvement to ensure that cus-         gram at (803) 533-3721.                                           Special Sections Editor
                                                                                                                                                                     Kirsten Pratt                              SC State jumped out in the second-half with           senior defensive back Terrence Allen added
band Day.” Administrators, faculty, staff,    tomer concerns are addressed and clear-                                                                            Circulation Manager                         a 21-0 lead in the third quarter with Jamison            eight on the day.
                                                                                                                                                                 William Champy Jr.                          rushing for three touchdowns on runs of five,              South Carolina State will travel to Dover, DE
                                                                                                                                                                                                             three, and the final on a 13 yard run at the 8:18        to face the Hornets of Delaware State in a piv-
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                                                                                                                                               Wynn, Favel Mondesir, Sakethia Liggins, Moses O. Bell,        cut the lead to 21-7 with 2:53 left in the third.
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                                                      CORRECTIONS                                                                                   SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. George E. Cooper
The following errors were made in the Oct 16. issue of The Collegian
                                                                                                                                                                  Interim Vice President
                                                                                                                                                             for Institutional Advancement
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.                                                                                                                        Dr. Jackie Epps
                                                                                                                                                      Director, University Relations and Marketing
The article “SGA Seeks to Raise Money to Offset Scholarship cuts” was written by Kirsten Pratt- Special Sections editor                                             Erica S. Prioleau
only and not along with Dervedia Thomas -Editor in Chief.                                                                                                   Adviser, Office of Student Media
                                                                                                                                                                     Rolondo Davis
The photo essay entitled “Parade Faces” incorrectly captioned the Student Government Association President, Whitney                           The Collegian is a student produced newspaper under
McCrea as “A fan has a rare opportunity to hug R&B singer Brandy at SC State’s Homecoming Parade.”                                            the direction of University Relations and Marketing                                                                          Photo by Lavantai Wynn/The Collegian
                                                                                                                                              at South Carolina State University. The newspaper is                            SC State Soccer team line up in preparation for their game against Delaware State
In the same essay, SC State’s Staff of the year Dennis Larrymore was captioned as Dr Mahtab’s escort in error.                                distributed free to all students, faculty and staff members
                                                                                                                                              at various locations on campus.                                By SC State Sports Information
                                                                                                                                              Editorial views and letters submitted to the editor
In our “Life and Style” section, the staff writer who interviewed Miss Homecoming is Moses O. Bell and not Moses O’Bell.                      express the opinions of the respective writers and do            The SC State soccer team Sunday closed           were honored in a pre-game ceremony
Also the article called “ Recognize this former Homecoming Queen,” was done by Dervedia Thomas and not Laquanna                               not necessarily reflect the opinions of South Carolina         out its 2008 campaign with a 3-1 win over          that recognized their contributions to SC
Lee.                                                                                                                                          State University nor those of The Collegian staff as a         Delaware State, sending four Lady Bulldog          State soccer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             seniors completing their collegiate careers          Mims scored one of the three Lady Bull-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             out as winners.                                    dog goals in the contest. Also scoring were
                                        MONDAY               TUESDAY               WEDNESDAY            THURSDAY            FRIDAY               SATURDAY                      SUNDAY                           Kelsey Mims of Davenport, IA; Stacey            sophomore Baja Peoples of Hampton, SC,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jackson of Ontario, Canada; and twins              and junior Sasha Bender of South China,

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                                                                                                                                                                               SC State Vollety-
                                                                                                                                                                               ball at NC A&T
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Elizabeth Govrik and Teresa Govrik of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Minneapolis completed their SC State ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             reers as the Lady Bulldogs finished the sea-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             son 2-9-2 with the victory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               The four, joined by parents and siblings,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MA. SC State led 2-0 at the half.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Delaware State’s lone goal, in the United
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Soccer Conference matchup, was scored
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                by Leah Hontz with less than four minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                left in the match. The Lady Hornets fell to                                                       Photo by Lavantai Wynn/The Collegian
                                        mester begins        (Self Esteem)                                                  Dukes Gymn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SC State Soccer Seniors celebrate their last win at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium

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