VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 Academic Pep Rally draws 1,500 students the Dean of students. Mrs. Karen shouted cheers to By Matthew Harris Academics Affairs, Done, coordinator of challenge the audience added to Dr. Presley's the event and chair- to become educated. Hundreds of students gather to be motivated during Students, facul- invigorating speech. woman of the Social In addition, the the Academic Pep Rally ty, and staff attended Dr. Howard stated that Science Department, Coahoma show choir the annual Academic Pep Rally. This pep Coahoma CC likes to think of itself as "the said she wanted stu- dents to do well in their showed off their vocal skills as they per- Record-Breaking rally was organized to only the community classes. formed a snippet from provide students with rich information that the movie "Hair Spray." The show choir per- Enrollment will enhance their edu- formed one of the expansion of its on-line, cation at Coahoma most famous tunes of by Edward Seals evening and dual Community College. the movie, "You Just enrollment programs. Furthermore, the pep Can't Stop the Beat." The 2007 fall enrollment Coahoma offers evening rally was organized to The "Maroon of Coahoma Community classes at nine sites in help the students rec- and White" Marching College shattered all previ- Bolivar, Coahoma, ognize the faces of Band "showed out" ous records when 2,165 Quitman, Tallahatchie, and academic officers and from the time they students officially registered Tunica counties. Dr. instructors. There was arrived to the end of for class. In 2005 and Rosetta Howard, the only excitement in the the rally. They 2006, the Academic Dean, square between Curry "cranked" R&B singer enrollment was 1,838 and summed up the growth of Hall and Whiteside Akon's - "I Wanna 1,946 respectively. the institution, "Our suc- Hall. Students were Love You." Mr. Dorsey Conversely, only twenty- cessful enrollment growth introduced to "egged" on the crowd's five students were has been a team effort." Coahoma Community excitement by playing enrolled when Coahoma College's president, the hit single "Crank opened its doors back in Some of the new aca- academic dean, Dat" by Soulja Boy. 1949. demic programs added this department chairs, and Dr. Presley, President and Mrs. Yolanda Miller The crowd snapped year are as follows: fast- attend the annual Academic Pep Rally to help moti- instructors. back three times and Obviously, Dr. Vivian track Associate vate students with their class studies. CCC President, snapped their fingers Presley, the institution's Nursing degree program; a Dr. Vivian M. Presley college in the state of Everyone want- to the beat. Overall, president, was quite Hotel, Restaurant and promised an astonish- Mississippi." She ed to be a part of the the annual pep rally pleased and elated when Tourism degree; Paralegal ing school year. boasted about the action that was occur- encouraged students told about the record- studies; Public Moreover, she stated record breaking enroll- ring on the green to achieve in classes breaking enrollment. CCC Administration and policies; that students' educa- ment and her instruc- grass. The CCC cheer- and in their course of is now regarded as one of Environmental Science; tion is her top priority. tors' credentials and leaders cheered their study. the fastest growing two- Health Sciences; Dr. Rosetta Howard, their desire to educate cheerful hearts as they year colleges in the nation. Meteorology; Exercise Science; Sports Attributing to the Management; and Medical LPN Graduates obtain a 100 growth of CCC is the Billing and Coding. percent passing rate For all your by Jessica Bays Nursing program will be awarded the Certificate of ineligible to obtain clinical experience and/or ineligible contact the Allied Health School of Nursing or Mrs. Campus Practical Nursing and may for licensure to the State Dixie Canton, director of Coahoma's 2007 LPN graduating class had a apply for licensure through the Mississippi Board of Board of Nursing) and should not have a felony Coahoma's LPN program. Acceptance of applications Safety 100% passing rate on the Nursing. conviction. for classes starting in state certification exam for The LPN program at -Must be a high school January began in October. Issues the Mississippi Board of Coahoma has been in exis- graduate or have an equiva- Applications for the honors Nursing. Kudos to the tence since 1993. The pro- lent score on the General program starting in the Fall administration of Ann- gram is selective and com- Education Development of 2008 will begin February Shelton Clark, Dean of petitive like other nursing Test (GED). Must show 2008. Mrs. Canton can be Career and Technical Education, as well as her programs around the state. Enrollment is limited to 35 proof by submitting a copy of high school transcript reached at (662) 621-8899 or by e-mail at decals, parking, staff. All 35 graduates who students per year. The and diploma. firstname.lastname@example.org. passed the state board grad- uated the summer of July requirements for admission to the Practical Nursing -Must have an ACT com- posite score of at least 17 fees & laws 2007. Go Tigers! program at Coahoma are as with scores of at least 14 in The Practical follows: reading or math or for more information Nursing program at -Applicant must be at -Must have a score on the Coahoma is a twelve-month least18 years of age at the Accuplacer Test that equals certificate program under start of class. a 17 on the ACT. please call the direction of a registered -Must be of good moral For anyone inter- nurse or physician. Graduates of the Practical character (Having such a record may make him/her ested in applying to the LPN program in January, 662-621-4175 VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 page 2 The Coahoma al and training needs. Since its incep- Welcome from tion in 1949, CCC boasts of a highly - Tribune qualified faculty that is committed to superior educational standards and The Coahoma Tribune publishes twice a the President dedicated service to our community. year. The Coahoma Tribune’s advisor is Ms. We are committed to providing LaShasa S. Griffin, Director of Student Support Welcome to the Coahoma the best possible learning environ- Services. Staff members meet every 1st and 3rd Community College. I hope you will ment for our students and to provide Thursday at 12:00 p.m. to work on newspaper assign- take a few minutes to take in our cam- them with the knowledge and skills to ments.in the Student Affairs Conference Room. pus to find out more about the won- take positions of leadership in our Students wishing to work on the staff or want- derful things happening at our com- society. If you are seeking quality edu- ing to submit articles for publication should contact munity college. cation, training and community service Ms. Griffin at 662-621-4146 or come by the Director You will find that Coahoma opportunities please join us. We look of Student Support Service Office on the second floor offers a broad array of programs in forward to you becoming a part of the of the Zee A. Barron Student Union. the academic, vocational and techni- proud CCC family. Articles can be submitted to the newspaper cal areas, as well as many other staff by students, faculty, staff, and administrators, opportunities to serve your education- but are subject to editing and perusal of the advisor and staff. life is self-discovery. I take great pride in welcom- ing you to Coahoma Community College Letter from the SGA because it is the perfect place for self-discovery. I am most excited for this opportunity to awaken President the "Tiger Spirit" in you. There is no better place Editor 2007-08 or time to pursue excellence in education. It is my pleasure to introduce you into our "Team and Family" here at Coahoma Community College. Once again, welcome to "Tiger Country," and First of all, let me take thank you so much for making my life so exciting. the opportunity to personally congratulate you on making Sincerely, one of the first of many steps Darrell Dixon towards achieving personal President, Student Government Association excellence by choosing to fur- ~Staff~ ther your education at The College Student's Guide to Coahoma Community College. Beating the Flu I relish the opportunity to invite you to experience college life "Coahoma Style." I have found that the greatest discovery in Editor by Jessica Bays, Editor to expect while they are The best way to cope Clean environment- 4:30p.m. Mrs. Athiscia Jessica Bays sick and away from with stress is to take a Clean up your room! Gooden is the Director The weather get- home. Being away from breather and to calm Dirty sneakers, left-over, of Student Health. Nurse ting colder as each day home, however, does down by relaxing, listen- cold and molded food, Practitoners, a medical Co- Editor passes by can only not mean that they can- ing to music, jotting in a and dirty laundry on the Doctor, and Social Sharifa Jones mean one thing-that win- not cope with the task of notebook, or doing any- floor may foster microor- Workers are available ter is coming. The arrival taking care of them- thing that helps to ganisms, and insects upon referral. Writers of winter brings colds, selves. relieve stress. Also, at may be crawling around Tasheena Galmore sinus infections, and, of Here is a health times stay clear away underneath. To better For information on vacci- course, the flu. guide that lists some from hard work and put it, a clean environ- nations and other neces- Matthew Harris It is that time of helpful tips that college strenuous activities. ment makes a safe envi- sary precautions to take Thaddeus Myles year again. Many people students, specifically Sometimes the best way ronment, which means a for the cold and flu, go Edward Seals, Jr. are getting flu shots students at Coahoma, to deal with stress is to healthier environment for to the Centers for while some people are can follow in order to just get a good night's you. Disease Control and stocking up on antibi- ensure maximum health rest. Students who sleep Health Center- While Prevention website at otics for the cold and flu during the cold and flu more are less likely to students are away from www.cdc.gov. season. Others are season. feel agitated and home, they can doing whatever it takes 1. Eat a bal- stressed out than those always refer to the Compliance Statement to make sure that they anced diet students who do not. student Health Coahoma Community College does not discriminate on the are prepared for what's A balanced diet is highly Other Tips Center on campus. basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age in its in store for the upcoming important to students' Some other tips that stu- The Health Center programs and activities. The following person has been des- season. But the main health. Getting essential dents need to keep in is run by certified ignated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination question is what can col- nutrients will help fight mind are as follows: health workers, policies: Evelyn Washington; Coordinator for Section lege students do to pre- off infections and dis- Hand washing- usually LPNs or 504/ADA, Title IX; 3240 Friars Point Road Clarksdale, MS pare themselves for eases that attack the Frequent hand washing registered nurses. 38614 Telephone #: (662) 621-4148; Email: ewashing- what may be a rough body. Drinking a glass or is the key to eliminating They can adminis- email@example.com Office location: 2nd Floor Whiteside winter ahead? two of orange juice can the spread of germs and ter over-the-count- Hall, Room #218. CCC Board of Trustees are: Ned Most students help to give the body an other viruses. Avoid er drugs such as Gathwright, President; Johnny McGlown, Vice President; who live on campus stay extra boost of vitamin C. touching your eyes, aspirin or ibupro- Rena Butler, Secretary; Sherard Shaw, Assistant Secretary; miles away from home Also, drinking more flu- nose, or mouth, as these fen, and they can William Bradley, Legal Advisor; Willie Blocker, Donald Clark, can't kick back on their ids such as water helps are key places for germs check for blood Jerry Gentry, Rev. Andrew Hawkins, Rev. Dennis Hawkins, living room couch and to prevent dehydration to enter the body. sugar, blood pres- Howard Hollins, Robert Mason, Pauline Rhodes, Rev. watch TV, or snuggle up as the body is made up Hand sanitizer/disin- sure, and test for Valmadge Towner, David Williams in their nice, comfy of 75% water. fectant spray- Students other illnesses warm bed in their own 2. Exercise need to take into consid- such as STDs. If room. They are away Most students do not get eration that living in the condition is serious, from close friends and enough exercise, but dorms mean living within the health worker can their family members, who most importantly those who are in good physical shape are less very close quarters of other individuals. This call for assistance or refer the student to a Help Keep include, Mom. Mom is susceptible to illness includes sleeping, medical professional. All always there to tend to their needs. She is than those students who are not. Exercise helps bathing, eating, etc. If your roommate gets sick matters between the stu- dent and the health care our Campus always there to check to strengthen the or another person in worker are held confi- their temperature when they are running a fever. She is always there to immune system and to keep it going in order to fight off illnesses such your section gets sick, it is hard to avoid. Therefore, carrying a dential, and the best thing is that services are free of charge for all stu- Clean!! pick up after them when as the cold or flu. bottle of hand sanitizer dents, with the exception they are too sick to get 3. Stress Less with you is a good way of some physical exami- out of bed, and she is College students are to kill germs instantly. nations. always there to give always stressed out, and Also, disinfect your room Coahoma's Health them a nice, hot bowl of believe it or not, stress with a disinfectant spray Center is located in the soup or medicine to cure can weaken the immune such as Lysol. Sanitize Student Affairs-Complex. their cold. system, making the indi- your environment to pro- The hours are Monday- College students vidual more prone to tect yourself from virus- Friday from 8:00a.m.- are faced with what not being sick or feeling ill. es and germs. 2:50p.m. and 3:50p.m.- VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 page 3 Proper dating procedures in college can lead to healthy adult relationships impressions are not necessar- people to build healthy rela- relationship sit and talk to ily accurate and trusting tionships with in life. The determine what to expect in them will cause individuals key, then, to successful dat- the relationship. to prejudge others based on ing is to get to know people Despite the many artificial ideas. Therefore, who best meet personal stan- complications, when done successful dating for healthy dards. correctly, successful college relationships includes a peri- Unfortunately, many dating is a beautiful thing. od of waiting, and observing college students often see the The end results of intimacy to get to know the actual per- birth, the life, and the death and companionship will far son. After all, according to of a relationship in a very outweigh the pain of the those who are wise, "Beauty short period of time. This process of selecting a dating is only skin deep" and process is increasingly com- partner. While college rela- "everything that glitters is mon for college students. tionships are very enjoyable, not gold." The underlying cause for the many of them even turn into Students treasure relationships that are built while achiev- Many people date in failure to foster a healthy lifelong relationships and ing goals academically and personally. college and create a relation- relationship is broken expec- marital partners. The sky is By Darrell Dixon old saying, "opposites ship with a lifelong partner tations. When one person the limit and the possibilities Relationships begin attract," studies overwhelm- or mate. Therefore, the colle- expects specific things from are endless. with the dating process. ingly show that most people giate environment is the the other and those expecta- People find dates in numer- want relationships with those ideal place to make that tions are not met, feelings of ous places: at school, work, whose interests are similar. selection because the envi- disappointment, anger, and recreation centers, in singles People select dating ronment is filled with people resentment are fostered. clubs, and other social ven- partners because they find with similar goals, aspira- Negativity is a natural ues. But dating in college is them attractive in one way or tions, and personalities. It is response because people the most popular period and another. Individuals try to important not to buy into the seek to receive an equitable place for college students. fulfill their own interests by myth that fireworks will fly return on the time and effort This is a unique situation for filtering through all of the and a choir will sing when that they put into a relation- college students because persons they come in contact you have found "the one" for ship. The best way to avoid they are surrounded by peo- with and choose to interact you. The fact is, because the the pitfalls of broken expec- ple who have similar inter- with the ones they believe pool for selection is so large tations is communication. It ests. Regardless of how will meet their standards. in a college environment, is important that people who many times people recite the The only problem is that first there will be several eligible are trying to build a healthy Some Say It Was A Dream Miss Coahoma Community College time they unite," said lege's rapidly growing 2007-08 by Tasheena Galmore Clark. allied health programs. To My Fellow Students: The 26,000 Former Supervisor Eddie The New Allied square-foot structure C. Smith, who is also an It is with immense elation that I welcome you to the Coahoma Health Center, located houses the Associate instructor for Coahoma Community College. I am happy you have chosen Coahoma Community on 901 Ohio near Nursing Degree (regis- Community College was College as your institution of higher learning. Coahoma Community College Northwest Regional tered nursing), Practical greatly committed to the is an extraordinary school that provides life-long learning Medical Center, was Nursing (LPN), project. opportunities. Coahoma also builds character, val- designed to enhance the Respiratory Care, For more informa- ues, and relationships. learning environment of Certified Nursing tion, please visit our Coahoma Community College is designed the students. It is Assistant, website, or visit the Allied to help you, the student. This newspaper pro- equipped with the new Polysomnography, and Health Center at its vides essential information for success on state of the art comput- Phlebotomy programs. physical location on Ohio your journey at Coahoma. In this newspaper, ers, labs, desks, and These programs are a Street, Clarksdale, MS. you will find that tells you history and infor- chairs. "The new build- great asset to the mation on where the buildings are located ing as well as the new Coahoma County and a student handbook that will guide you equipment is appreciated Community. The pro- through the rules and regulations of the col- by the Allied Health staff grams will develop highly lege. There are news updates, pictures, as well as the students," trained health care pro- academic bulletins, and a calendar of stated Anne Shelton- fessionals so they can events. Clark, Dean of the better serve the commu- Again, on behalf of the students of Career and Technical nity. Coahoma Community College, I welcome you Division at Coahoma Major credit is to "the college that cares." I am so happy that Community College. "For given to the Coahoma you a part of the mighty tiger family. I hope that several years the allied County Board of your time at Coahoma will be rewarding and mean- health programs have Supervisors for providing ingful. been housed in different the property and the $3 locations, and now is the million dollars for the col- Sincerely, Sharifa Jones Miss Coahoma Community College 2007-2008 Mr. Coahoma Community College 2007-08 To My Fellow Tigers: It is with great dignity and respect that I welcome you to Coahoma Community College, the college that is dedicated to excellence. I am excited and overwhelmed that you have chosen Coahoma Community College as your institution of higher learning. Here at Coahoma, you will not only find the necessities of education, but you will also experience family life. We want you to feel a part of the tiger family. Here, you will learn, live, and enjoy educational and social activities that are designed for you. Coahoma is the place to be! Again, on behalf of the students at Coahoma Community College, I welcome you to the college that cares. We hope you enjoy yourself and that you return home with the cherished memories of being a Coahoman. I hope that you will be blessed with a year of greatness. Sincerely, Joe W. Sargent Mr. Coahoma Community College 2007-2008 VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 page 4 Renovations of Buildings on CCC Campus replaced, and cameras, ven- replacement of all interior by Edward Seals, Jr. tilation, and sprinkler sys- and exterior doors and win- tems installed, as well as dows, Friends Hall separate handicap accessible rest- The completion of the heating and cooling units for rooms installed, and two $1.4 million renovation proj- each room. small classrooms construct- ect of Friends Hall was Sandy Bayou/Gambrell ed. marked Childcare Center Whiteside Hall with an open house on July The renovation of Sandy Whiteside Hall has been 25th. Friends Hall has Bayou/Gambrell Childcare tapped to undergo a second become the new Center is nearing comple- phase of renovation. The home of athletes, band and tion. The damages sus- project choir members. tained during a storm have is estimated to cost "This was a total reno- been repaired. The roof has $1,000,000.00. vation. The dormitory will been replaced and the inte- Improvements are as fol- house 125 students and it is rior has been completely lows: complete renovation completely wireless for the renovated. The approximate of the interior, installation of Internet," commented cost of this project is handicap accessible ramps, Jerone Shaw, CCC Special $500,000.00. creation of office space, and Projects Marion E. Reid the replacement of all floors Director. Gymnasium and ceilings. The dormitory consists Marion E. Reid Gymnasium of 62 rooms and a home- is still under construction, like furnished room for Mr. and its estimated cost is CCC. $1,000,000.00. According to Mr. Shaw, the The following improvements exterior and interior doors, will be made: replacement windows, walls and floors of the roof, complete were renovation of the interior, Judge Mablean speaks out at CCC Breast Cancer Walk Administration, students, and With over 4,000 jail or run the jail. It's all community organi- by Thaddeus Myles spectators, Mablean's up to you; you are in zation members words affected the over charge of your destiny, help to honor and remember Judge Mablean, 4000 spectators present and it's your time to turn suvivors of breast known for her appear- in the Pinnacle encour- the tide to make America cancerwith a bal- ances on Divorce a better place," lon release. Court, visited the she said. Her older; bringing new hope Clarksdale community words touched By Thaddeus Myles 2. Genes - there and excitement. and gave some words the hearts of are two genes, Instead of only one of wisdom to the stu- those who The Breast BRCA1 and BRCA2 or two options, today dents. Having started thought they Cancer Walk was the that greatly increase there's an over- her own law firm twen- didn't have a opportunity to dra- the risk. Women who whelming menu of ty years before actually chance. Her matically impact the have family members treatment choices. being on television, speech was a lives of millions with breast or ovari- The decisions-sur- Mablean addressed wake-up call affected by breast an cancer may wish gery, then perhaps the hard times of living for many cancer worldwide. to be tested; radiation, hormonal in poverty. Judge young people. Hundreds of CCC 3. Personal fac- (anti-estrogen) thera- Mablean stated, "With The event was students, faculty, and tors - beginning peri- py, and/or true faith, all things are sponsored by others gathered for ods before age 12 or chemotherapy-can possible; there is noth- the Lyceum the Breast Cancer going through feel overwhelming. ing you cannot accom- Committee. Walk of 07'. Similar menopause after age Although male breast plish." She firmly Judge Mablean mesmerized students and the walks were taking 55. cancer is rare, it hap- believes students community with a motivation speech spon- place for those Other risks include pens most often to should work diligently sored by the Lyceum committee. affected by the dis- being overweight, men between the to complete their studies, aging students to feel ease across the using hormone ages of 60 and 70. regardless of their back- much better about them- nation to show moral replacement therapy, Risk factors for male ground. In other words, selves. "You decide what support. taking birth control breast cancer include don't feel discouraged. you will be - if you'll be in Also called Breast pills, drinking alcohol, exposure to radia- Carcinoma, Breast not having children tion, a family history Cancer affects one in or having your first of breast cancer and High School Day 2007 eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more child after age 35 or having dense breasts.Symptoms of having high estrogen levels, which can occur with diseases women in the United breast cancer may like cirrhosis or by Thaddeus Myles States than any can- include a lump in the Klinefelter's syn- cer except lung can- breast, a change in drome. The symp- Annual High School Day was Monday November 5, 2007 in the Pinnacle at cer. No one knows size or shape of the toms and treatments Coahoma Community College. Hundreds of students turned out from Coahoma why some women breast or discharge for breast cancer in Agricultural High School (Aggie), Coahoma County High, Rosa Fort High, Shelby get breast cancer, from a nipple. males are similar to Broadstreet High, and Clarksdale High Schools. The students took part in activities for but there are a num- Breast self-exam and those in women. fun, bonding, and planning for the future. ber of risk factors. mammography can Cancer can be fatal A trivia game based on the history of Coahoma Community College was played Risks that you can- help find breast can- in both men and by teams from the participating high schools. The CCC Show Choir energized the on not change include: cer early when it is women, but it does lookers with performances. "What harmony," a student from Clarksdale High remarked. 1. Age - the most treatable. In not have to be with "The choir did a tremendous job," shouted another student. The band also did its thing chance of getting recent years, there's the right care. as the drum majors pulled off some dazzling moves while the majorettes danced and breast cancer rises been an explosion of cheered them on. The event lasted only a few hours, but it drew an outstanding as a woman gets life-saving treatments response from the students. High School Day was a day of fun and stimulation. VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 ENTERTAINMENT page 5 Gospel Fest 2007 CCC Band Marches in by Thaddeus Myles with the groups. The doors opened approxi- Financial Aid, and his group intrigued the shouting for glory. The CCC choir also lifted Homecoming Parade mately at 6:00 p.m. audience. Various spirits as it harmo- By Thaddeus Myles gathered for the annual The Coahoma and show time was groups that performed nized melodies of parade. Community College 7:00 p.m. in front of the large favorite spirituals. Tailgate parties Division of Student Although some crowd in the Pinnacle The whole night was started covering the cam- The parade lasted Affairs hosted its groups were absent, filled the place with the the Lord's night, and pus at 8 a.m., although for over an hour. The annual Gospel Fest on the show got under- Holy Spirit. The Sons the students and staff the Homecoming Parade band performed many October 18, 2007, the way. Performances by of Wonder of Friars of CCC put forth the through downtown selections including old first night of home- Mr. Dixon, work study Point, MS had people effort to make that Clarksdale didn't begin songs from back in the coming, at the coordinator in jumping for joy and happen. There was until 10 a.m. the Saturday day to new up-to-date Pinnacle. This major also free food and of Homecoming week. songs for the young peo- event was a great way beverages in one of The CCC Band marched ple. The majorettes put to start the week. the rooms where through the streets of on a show that had There were perform- many gathered and downtown with great everyone screaming and ances by many differ- fellowshipped through- enthusiasm. "This is a dancing. Whatever ent choirs, quartets, out the event. Hopes historical event in my moves the band made, and praise dancers. of future Gospel Fests eyes," said an onlooker. the crowd tried to bust The event was a time may be in the making The parade has been a the same moves. The for campus students as the Gospel Fest of part of Coahoma's homecoming parade and people across the 2007 turned out a Homecoming for years brought excitement to the city to come out and Coahoma Community College and great success. and has become part of streets of Clarksdale. enjoy the entertain- Agricultural High School’s Choir kicks off the the city of Clarksdale as ment and sing along Homecomiing Gospel Fest with spiritual well. Over 500 spectators selections. The Day the Rapper of Dade County took over Clarksdale Pinnacle. At first they there was not a seat left. also performed a few add to the excitement, had another gig to by Thaddeus Myles were thought to be The packed auditorium new songs including Ross brought a few attend at Ruleville's rumors, but ads in the was roaring with college Speeding, Thriller, and friends to join the party. DJ Unk of ATL newspaper and on the and high school students Im So Hood. The whole DJ UNK who's known and Clarksdale's own radio proved that Ross all ready for the action auditorium went wild as for his hits Two Step and out of Miami, Rick Ross, was really going to per- Walk it Out. paid a visit to Clarksdale form live in Clarksdale. Rapper Rick There were a and filled the Pinnacle There was much excite- Ross, native couple of on ment as stu- of more per- Clarksdale, Coahoma dents pre- performs formances by Community pared for the during the rappers Baby College's concert. Homecomin D out of campus. "This is a g Concert to Atlanta, GA The well- dream come hundreds of and Triple C. area stu- known rap- true," said dents, The con- Black Castle where a per was one student friends, and cert came to new well-known rapper introduced eagerly. "I family. a halt too would assist him. The as a spe- always soon. A CCC surprise concert put cial guest wanted to and entertainment. the Platinum selling student who wanted to many students in a DJ Unk performs favorite hits for the such as “2 Step” and “Walk It attend a live Students shouted and artist performed many remain unknown stated, mode of comfort and CCC Out.” rap concert!" chanted as curtain time other songs. The night "The show was too contentment. The out- she contin- drew near. was filled with thrills and short, it ended too fast, come of the event will Homecoming of 2007. ued. It seemed that The lights but I be a memorable The concert attracted everyone was pleased dimmed, and Dade really moment for students all over 2000 students and with who was to perform County's Rick Ross took had over campus. people from the commu- that Thursday night. the stage. Coahoma was fun Expectations for next nity. The doors opened ready for what he had in year's homecoming are A week before around 6:00 pm with store. Ross performed great. Homecoming, it was lines of fans extending classic hits such as rumored that Rick Ross outside the door. The Hustlin', Where My was to perform at the weather was severe, but Money, and Cross that Line ft Akon from his stimulation for both Ross though." No one was Masquerade Ball Port of Miami album. He and the audience. To ready to leave, but Ross bring two canned goods for Open Mic Night by Thaddeus Myles admission. Many students Get involved with Clubs show didn't stop there. felt comfortable with it After the Open Mic since there were not any and Organizations. by Thaddeus Myles There were several other emotional performances. night talent show, many monetary fees. The turnout CCC's English Club The winner of Open Mic CCC students changed was a big success. clothes for another exciting Students danced Join today! hosted its Open Mic Night night, Richard Thomas, a on Halloween. Participants non-traditional lyricist, event. They then headed and bonded creating an consisted of poets, lyri- proved that he could towards the campus union enjoyable campus activity. cists, singers, rappers, etc. express deep thought and where the SGA hosted its By the end of the night, all They competed in different feeling while sending a Masquerade Ball. The of the candy was devoured categories for cash prizes message through the Halloween night event was and a lot of people were and glory, so the contest- word. His poem about entertaining for all. There worn out from all of the ants were eager to show black men and what they was lots of candy, music excitement that lasted from off their skills in hope of go through brought tears and more! 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. This becoming the frontrunner. too many eyes. To attend the ball, Halloween night of total Please see Ms. LaShasa S. Griffin or One contestant, a Congratulations to Mr. students had to wear either blackness will be remem- call 662-621-4146 for more informa- female rapper named Richard Thomas for doing a Halloween costume or all bered, and the students tion on the clubs and organizations Andrea Granberry, such a wonderful job and black (black shirt, black hope that next year can be active at Coahoma Community pumped up the crowd thanks to all of the con- jeans, etc). Students had to the same or even better! College. sending shock waves testants who competed. through the audience. The VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 Student Life page 6 Coahoma Community College SIFE team goes to Alabama Fashion Trends by Jessica Bays countries. The purpose of SIFE educate other stu- are no longer only standard. The most SIFE is for students to dents on campus about By: Sharifa Jones being worn by popular backpacks The Coahoma educate the community managing their credit NASCAR drivers include characters Community College about the rewards and cards, saving money, and but are also such as Tinker Bell, Chapter of SIFE (Students benefits of the free enter- coming up with a financial being worn by Superman, Sponge in Free Enterprise) attend- prise system. retirement plan to retire as students on cam- Bob, Winnie the ed the 2007 Walgreens' At the conference, a millionaire by the age of pus. These com- Pooh, and SIFE Team Training the students met with 65. fortable jackets Spiderman. Although Conference, October 13th- Walgreens representatives CCC's chapter of are worn by both they are too small to who talked to them about SIFE is headed by Ms. sexes. They hold college books, many job opportunities. Deborah Carter, who is come in a variety they are seen as a The students had lectures chair of the Business & of colors and fashion statement. on market economics, Technology Department, have designer Whoever said financial literacy, business as well as an instructor at logos such as that it has to snow ethics, and entrepreneur- Coahoma. SIFE is for all Oreo, Disney, outside to wear snow ship skills, skills that many students, regardless of Wonder Bread, boots was wrong! employers are looking for their major, who want to Pepsi, and even Snow boots are in employees for high- garner business and entre- M&M's. These fash- becoming a very pop- level job positions. The preneurship skills in hopes Coahoma ionable jackets get ular shoe at students who went to of becoming a better future Community College is attention and make a Coahoma, and not Alabama with SIFE are employee or business filled with fashion statement. mainly because of the Seven SIFE team members Delores Harris, Matthew leader. savvy students who Leggings are cold weather. Chiefly standing outside of a land- are not afraid to show back in style and are worn by women, they Harris, Joey Hunter, Joe Next semester, the mark at the University of Sargeant, Emmanuel SIFE team plans to enter their style and strut being worn at CCC. are available in vari- Alabama Williams, Edward Seals, regional competition to go their stuff. Simply Today's leggings are ous colors and are 14th, hosted by the and Jaleesa Harris. to U.S. SIFE finals and wearing a t-shirt and not worn as they usually worn with University of Alabama's November 12th- eventually nationals. jeans to school is were in the 80's. The blue jeans and a team of Students in Free 16th is SIFE Financial becoming a thing of most popular leg- matching sweater. Enterprise. SIFE has Literacy Week, a time the past. Here on gings now are the They are inexpensive 1400 teams in over 47 when the members of campus, it is not Capri length. These and extremely com- uncommon to see leggings are inexpen- fortable, not to men- male students in a sive and can be tion extra warm! Jocelyn Bays reigns as Miss suit and tie and female students in found in any color imaginable. They are From snow boots to racing jack- Homecoming 2007 at CCC stilettos and slacks. usually worn under a ets, the students of These students are mini skirt, a short Coahoma Community ditching the dress, or a long baby- College have remark- disheveled look and doll top. able fashion sense. moving toward a look Kids' character activities. that's fit for runway backpacks prove that She was Dr. models. It is apparent there is still a kid in Presley that many students of all of us! These small crowned by CCC stops President Vivian Coahoma Community character backpacks for a Presley at halftime photo College believe in the are incredibly colorful during the football with age old saying, and are normally game with Miss "Dress to Impress." worn by elementary Homeco There are several and middle school Northeast ming Community fashion trends popu- kids, but Coahoma 2007 College. lar on campus. Community College The daughter Racing jackets has demolished that of the Rev. Willie Bays and Saith What is your experience of Bays of Clarksdale, the new Miss attending Coahoma Jocelyn Bays, Miss Homecoming is Community College? Homecoming 2007 is excorted majoring in athletic by her father, Rev. Willie Bays training. She is a cheerleader, vice Jocelyn president of the Bays, 19, of Student Clarksdale was Government Delores Harris named Miss Association (SGA), Freshman Homecoming 2007 and is a member of Clarksdale, MS at Coahoma St. James Temple Community College Church of God in Academic Dean, Dr. Rosetta Howard;President, Dr. Vivian Presley; Career Technical Dean, Ms. Anne S. Clark; Student Affairs Dean, Dr. and reigned over Christ. Gregory Hudson help to crown Miss Homecoming, Jocelyn Bays Homecoming Week Experience of a Lifetime escorted by her father, Rev. Willie Bays. Since my arrival of May 31, 2007, at Coahoma Community College, it has bbeen a spec- Relaxation Spa on Campus tacular experience for me. Entering into college was a nerve wreck for me, but after meeting the administration, faculty, staff, and new friends here at Coahoma, I was given some relief that Coahoma provided. Once a person is lying to stay in the machine a is the place to be. The instructors here at Coahoma by Thaddeus Myles Besides listening to down inside it is let down long time, but there was a have been very helpful in tutoring, helping when music and the rock climb- and locked. A thin plastic limit of 5 minutes. asked for help, and showing concern for the stu- dents. During ing assimilation activity, layer shields the body as Afterwards, there was a I have found that Coahoma has a lot of Homecoming Week of '07, everyone wanted to get a water funnels through a row of chairs set up for extracurricula activities that are offered here for students and staff across massage. On the Aqua streamline applied water those who wanted a foot students. I am an Ambassador, member of the campus gathered wherev- Massage truck pressure from message. There was one Math and Science Club, Student in Free Enterprise er there were activities to was two body the back and all student who actually fell club, chairman of the Publicity Committee, and a enjoy. Mardi Gras beads sized, therapeu- sides of the asleep due to being so cheerleader. Being here, I have found that were given out to repre- tic massage machine caus- comfortable. There was a Coahoma has a lot of opportunities for each studen sent CCC's Homecoming. machines. The ing a relaxing lot of excitement during and ways that can benefitr them in the near future. Throughout the day stu- machines are sensation. the day, and both students I can truly say that , enrolling in Coahoma dents and staff stuck padded bedlike chambers "It is so relaxing," and faculty made memo- Community College is the best decision I have mad around the Campus Union with a belt which fastens some students replied. ries to treasure. and is the best place to be. for the extra events being the top of the machine. Much of the faculty wanted VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 SPORTS page 7 Ten CCC Tigers cited for top post-season honors. Tiger staff to coach All-Star Classic Dec. 1 Community College are Leroy Banks, wide "Derrick is a tremendous bright future in football," State." Press release - football Tigers are being receiver of Memphis; player, is being highly comments Horton. Coahoma Community honored with top post- Marlin Meeks, running recruited and already Selected for the MACJC College Public Relations season awards, back from Charleston; has offers from West Linebacker Nicholas North All-State offensive Panny Mayfield, director Freeman Horton, CCC Nigel Walker of Virginia, Marshall, and Walker and defensive second team is Leroy - 662-621-4157 - pmay- head coach and athletic Memphis and Alexander Oklahoma State." back Tarvis Grandberry, Banks who led the Tiger firstname.lastname@example.org director, announced Green of Greenville, both of Memphis were team in pass receptions, Tuesday. both defensive linemen; Three CCC Tigers were named All-State First said Horton. "He proba- Elarence Vinson of named to the MACJC Team on Defense. bly led the state in kick- The entire CCC Tunica and Nicholas North All-State First off return yardage," con- football staff is Walker of Memphis, Teams: "Nicholas led the team tinues the head coach. also being hon- both linebackers. Offensive lineman in tackles and made two ored with its Demardre Dean of interceptions," says "Defensive lineman selection to coach Horton says defensive Memphis who played in Horton. "Tarvis got hurt Terrance Conners was the North All-Stars end Derrick Chatman of probably the top per- in the Mississippi Clarksdale has been former on the team," Association of invited to play in the says Horton. "He is a Community and Triumphant Sports Bowl great player; led in Ten CCC Tigers cited Junior College All-Star a national Junior sacks and is receiving for top post-season hon- Classic Saturday, Dec. College All-Star game in offers from Division I ors. Tiger staff to coach 1, at Northeast Mesa, Ariz., on Dec. 15. schools." Conners was All-Star Classic Dec. 1 Community College in only seven games and played only six named to the All-State CLARKSDALE - Cited Booneville. "This is an All-American- because of a broken games, but he made second team. for exceptional perform- type of event limited to patella. five interceptions; hes ances on the gridiron, Named North All-Stars 110 players in the coun- received offers from Ole 10 Coahoma from the Tiger squad try," says Horton. "Demardre has a very Miss and Oklahoma Coahoma Community College's Football Record Fall 2007 Let’s Support the Thurs. Thurs. 8/30/2007 9/6/2007 Hinds Pearl River Clarksdale Clarksdale 7:00 7:00 pm pm L(15-21) L(0-35) CCC Tigers Thurs. 9/13/2007 Itawamba Fulton 7:00 pm L(0-20) Join the Thurs. 9/20/2007 MS Delta Clarksdale 7:00 pm W(29-26) Thurs. 9/27/2007 Holmes Goodman 7:00 pm W(20-17) Athletic Booster Thurs. 10/4/2007 Northwest Clarksdale 6:00 pm L(14-24) Club today!! Sat. 10/13/2007 East MS Scooba 2:00 pm L(25-42) Sat. 10/20/2007 Northeast Clarksdale 2:00 pm L(31-7) for more information please call the Athletic department at 662-621-4223 or see Mrs. Thurs. 10/25/2007 East Central Decatur 7:00 pm L(21-42) Josephine Rhymes. Coahoma Community College's 2007-2008 Basketball Schedule Date Opponent Location Time 11/2/2007 Dyersburg Classic(Men Only) Dyersburg, TN TBA 11/5/2007 Co_Lin CC Wesson, MS 6 p.m. 11/9/2007 Southern University (Women Only) Shreveport, LA TBA 11/12/2007 Northwest Classic Senatobia, MS TBA 11/15/2007 Co-Lin Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. 11/17/2007 Meridian CC Meridian, MS 1 p.m. 11/27/2007 Southwest CC Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. 2007 Tigers Basket Ball Team coached by Mr. Ira Peterson 11/29/2007 Dyersburg CC Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. 12/4/2007 Southwest CC Memphis, TN 6 p.m. 12/6/2007 12/8/2007 Hinds CC Meridian CC Utica, MS Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. 1 p.m. Tigers Unleashed 1/5/2008 Jones CC Clarksdale, MS 1 p.m. by Matthew Harris and student body that the Tavaris Washington, a 1/7/2008 Holmes CC Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. team means business. native of Pensacola, MS, 1/10/2008 Northeast CC Booneville, MS 6 p.m. Basketball season Coach Peterson said that has shown his freshman 1/15/2008 Northwest CC Senatobia, MS 5:30 p.m. has begun again. Under he had a group of young year he has what it takes 1/17/2008 MS Delta CC Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. new management, the men who are willing and to be a champion. I pre- 1/21/2008 Itawamba CC Fulton, MS 6 p.m. Tiger team seems to ready to play the game of dict an awesome season 1/26/2008 Hinds CC (Homecoming) Clarksdale, MS 1 p.m. have a little more "swag- basketball. According to for Coach Peterson and 1/28/2008 East MS Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. ger" behind its game. the coach, the team is his players. 1/31/2008 Holmes CC Goodman, MS 6 p.m. New head coach, Ira starting to "gel" and earn 2/4/2008 Northeast CC Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. Peterson, has introduced Coahoma Community 2/7/2008 Northwest CC Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. his team to a new style College a championship. 2/11/2008 MS Delta Moorhead, MS 6 p.m. coaching. He is a Peterson's roster 2/14/2008 Itawamba CC Clarksdale, MS 6 p.m. "hands-on" coach who is very impressive and 2/21/2008 East MS Scooba, MS 6 p.m. wants to win. He has there are so many coached the women's players that Coach basketball team at CCC Peterson can choose and high school champi- from, however, two onship teams. Coach players really stand Peterson said, "I just out. Those two players want to keep the winning are Antywan Jones reputation of the men's (21) and Tavaris basketball team and Washington (33). improve on our game Antywan Jones, a plan." native of Clarksdale, At the first annual MS, demonstrates Midnight Madness, the leadership skills on coach showed the faculty and off the court. 2007 Lady Tigers Basket Ball Team coached by Ms. LaCole Brooks VOLUME 37 Edition 1 Fall 2007 DEDICATION page 8 Press release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations Department 10/25/07 Barbara Nielsen praised for 'legacy of love' Funeral services held success and election as hundreds in Whiteside Hundreds attend emo- Monday, Oct. 22, at DECA state parliamen- Hall, Dr. Vivian Presley, tionally-charged memori- Coleman Funeral Home tarian. college president, pres- al service for CCC in Oxford were attended ents a framed testimoni- teacher by many CCC adminis- "She was a great al praising Barbara trators, faculty, and stu- women," said Pinkton. Nielsen's contributions CLARKSDALE - In an dents. and achievements to emotionally-charged Anne Shelton-Clark, Nielsen's daughter, Kristi memorial service on Tracing Nielsen's 10- CCC career technical (standing). Pictured also campus Wednesday, year history of achieve- education dean, praised seated are Nielsen's several hundred ments and dedication at Nielsen's tenacity in son,Will; her mother, Coahoma Community Coahoma, Dr. Vivian spurring her students to Bettie Smith (partially College leaders, faculty, Presley, college presi- compete in regional, obscured) and her broth- staff, and students paid dent, voiced praise from state, and national con- er, Victor Smith, all of tribute to the late the CCC Board of tests and her fund-rais- Oxford. Barbara Nielsen and Trustees, and presented ing drives as the "cookie (man behind podium) praised her "legacy of a framed plaque to lady" to pay travel and love" for everyone in her members of her family. competition costs. Representing the immediate, collegiate, Mississippi Department church, and professional Attending were Nielsen's "They returned with of Education's office of families. daughter, Kristi Nielsen; medals, trophies and vocational education and sons, Will and Erick plaques," she said. workforce training, Dr. The outgoing hotel and Nielsen; her mother, Leon Bracey, describes Mrs. Barbara Nielsen presented a restaurant management Bettie Smith, and broth- Presenting music during Barbara Nielsen's warm plaque. program er Victor Smith, all of the ceremony was Ezra welcome to him when he director/teacher, who fre- Oxford. Howard, webmaster, began his job. quently ended conversa- who played saxophone tions with a "Merry "When I attended a state solos of "The Lord's (photo outisde with Christmas" salutation (Mississippi Delta Prayer," and "My umbrella) Epsilon Tribute;" and a student Despite Wednesday's Chi/DECA) quartet singing "God Did rain and cold, 26 butter- meeting for the a Wonderful Thing." flies representing first time, and Barbara Nielsen's s 26 did not know a Darrell Dixon, Student years of service as an single person, Government Association educator are released Barbara wel- president, presented a outside Whiteside Hall. comed me and reading of "River of Nielsen's daughter and said, 'Dr. Life;" Sheila Sanders sons stand next to Anne and was known as Bracey, you have a seat read scripture, and Shelton-Clark, career "mother" to many stu- here with us,'" comment- Alexis Henderson and and technical education dents, died Oct. 16 in a ed Dr. Leon Bracey rep- Joann Hoskins presided dean (with umbrella). Memphis hospital from resenting the Mississippi over a ceremony of (lighting candles) injuries sustained in an Department of lights. Alexis Henderson lights automobile accident. Education's office of 10 candles representing vocational education and The release of 26 butter- Barbara Nielsen's 10 Nielsen, an Oxford resi- workforce development. flies symbolizing years at Coahoma dent, lived in Drew for Nielsen's 26 years of Community College. 17 years where she was Thomas Pinkton, who service in education took an active member of the enrolled at Coahoma place outside Whiteside Drew Methodist Church, after an absence of 15 Hall lecture hall. the Adult Choir, and the years away from col- Council on Ministries. lege, credited Nielsen's (Photo cutlines) encouragement for his Before an audience of Hundreds gather in the Whiteside Hall Lecture Room for the Memorial Service in memory of Mrs. Barbara Nielsen. Dr. Presley,, president of the college pres- ents a resolution for the to Kristi Nielsen, daughter of Barbara Nielsen. Following the serv- ice, a butterfly release was con- ducted by the Division of Career Technical Education.