Haitian students impacted by recent earthquake by chenmeixiu


									                                                                       The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mural                                                          Morehouse King Week 2010                                 p. 2
                                                                       Artist Louis Delsarte is commissioned to paint                                                      Ode to Haiti                                             p. 5
                                                                       a 125-foot mural for the King Natatorium. p.4                                                       Spelmanite in Wondaland                                  p. 7

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Haitian students impacted by                                                                                                                                             Campus
recent earthquake                                                                                                                                                        security’s efforts
Morehouse students start relief effort                                                                                                                                   to reduce campus
                                                                                                                                                                         area crime

                                                                                                                                        Submitted photo/Stefon Bristol
                                                                                                                                                                         Kevin Mallory                       ing Center (LLC), putting in
                                                                                                                                                                         Associate News Editor               question the timing of carry-
                                                                                                                                                                         kevincmallory@gmail.com             ing out these security plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                “It was purely coinciden-
                                                                                                                                                                               ecent shootings, robber-      tal,” Worthy said, when asked
                                                                                                                                                                               ies and theft in the AUC      about the timing of the LLC
                                                                                                                                                                         area have made campus safe-         robbery and the implemen-
                                                                                                                                                                         ty a priority for issue for col-    tation of the security plans.
                                                                                                                                                                         lege administrators. With the       “This plan was already in mo-
                                                                                                                                                                         beginning of a new academic         tion; the LLC incident only
                                                                                                                                                                         semester, security changes          gave us a drop dead date. It
                                                                                                                                                                         have come along with it.            needed to happen and it did
                                                                                                                                                                            The most noticeable change:      happen.”
                                                                                                                                                                         security officers who ask              Worthy also stated that
                                                                                                                                                                         for identification now guard        the still-struggling economy
                                                                                                                                                                         campus entry points at More-        plays a role in what is hap-
                                                                                                                                                                         house. Morehouse College            pening with crime and secu-
                                                                                                                                                                         Police Chief Vernon Worthy          rity, not only at Morehouse,
                                                                                                                                                                         believed these changes to be        but around the country.
                                                                                                                                                                         necessary to provide a safer           “One thing we know is that
                                                                                                                                                                         environment for Morehouse           people are getting desperate
                                                                                                                                                                         students.                           out there,” Worthy said. “Any
                                                                                                                                                                            “There were concerns about       person who has the potential
                                                                                                                                                                         safety,” Worthy said. “One          to be a victim will get victim-
                                                                                                                                                                         of the things we wanted to          ized. As it relates to hiring se-
                                                                                                                                                                         do was to make sure that all        curity personnel, we try to get
                                                                                                                                                                         persons on this property were       people with experience and
                                                                                                                                                                         constituents of Morehouse.”         who are acclimated to this
Junior Jacques Pape with boxes of supplies collected by the Morehouse community. Pape is currently in Haiti working to distribute the                                       Worthy said these changes        kind of work. When we do get
collected items.                                                                                                                                                         were partially student driven       qualified applicants, they are
                                                                                                                                                                         and that thus far, the recep-       looking for more money than
                                                                                                                                                                         tion received from students         we can actually afford.”
Antoine G. Albert                  generation Haitian-American       and resourceful initiatives.      Reflecting on the national                                        has been positive.
Associate Opinions Editor          with deep family connection       Roosevelt Ducelus, a recent    media response, Bristol ap-                                                                                 Although campus security
                                                                                                                                                                            “The first day there were        is trying to curb campus area
a.g.albert@gmail.com               to Ayiti.                         alumnus of the Class 2009      plauds the Associated Press’                                         inquiries about ‘why are they       crime, Worthy wanted to re-

                                      “That night, I was check-      and native of Haiti, has come  24/7 attention. He stated that                                       doing this?’ and ‘why did he
      e walked in the door         ing Twitter and saw ‘#pray-       home to Morehouse to work      for the first time the media is                                                                          mind students that it is incum-
      and turned on the light                                                                                                                                            stop me?’ Once we explain           bent upon them to assist in the
                                   forHaiti’ as a trending topic,”   together with Pape.            showing real and humanistic                                          ourselves, we let you know
to begin his afternoon repose      Aziz said. “I turned on the         Other students have em-      news. He praised the press for                                                                           efforts.
after classes. Just as he got                                                                                                                                            that we are there to make sure         “We implore anyone who
                                   TV to CNN to see what was         ployed their talents to raise  depicting Haitians as “strong                                        those in your midst are those
situated, his phone rang at        happening.”                       awareness and response from    people.”                                                                                                 is providing an event that
                                                                                                                                                                         who belong in your midst,”          you, too, have a responsibil-

5:53pm. He assumed it was             At that point, Aziz was        the student body. Stefon Bris-    “If I could have half the
the regular parental check-                                                                                                                                              Worthy said.                        ity. As it relates to ‘Hump
                                   devastated at what                                               strength of Haitians right now,                                         “With that explanation, stu-
up call when he answered           he saw on televi-                                                I would be set for the rest of                                                                           Wednesday’ and other events,
but his mother rushed the                                                                                                                                                dents, faculty and staff have       we want the residential staff,
                                   sion. He called his                                              my life,” Bristol said.                                              accepted it very gracefully,
greeting to describe one of                                                                                                                                                                                  student service staff and all
the most horrific events of
                                   mother and found
                                   out that seven fam-      If I could have                            Ethan Brigsby ’10 and
                                                                                                    Spelmanite Coutney King
                                                                                                                                                                         and we are seeing a level of
                                                                                                                                                                         confidence based on these im-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             eyes and ears to assist us so
her life.                          ily members were                                                 ’10 converted their weekly                                                                               when outsiders do come to
   This was Jacques Pape’s         reported dead so         half the strength                       internet-radio show “His
                                                                                                                                                                            In addition to security
                                                                                                                                                                                                             our property they, too, will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                             under our scrutiny.”
experience last Tuesday Jan.       far. Aziz, a native                                              and Her Fireside Chats” into
12 when the earthquake rav-        of New Orleans,          of Haitians right                       “Morehouse College Haitian
                                                                                                                                                                         guards stationed at all of the
                                                                                                                                                                         entrances to the Morehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ramon Hogan admits that,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             while security can be a hassle,
aged the Republic of Haiti.        Louisiana has ex-                                                Relief Radio” last Friday
Pape ‘10, a native of Haiti        perienced the ef-        now, I would be                         night from 8-10pm to solicit
                                                                                                                                                                         campus, improvements in-            it is wise for them to increase

and International Studies                                                                                                                                                clude new cameras around the        security. “It is good that they
                                   fects of a natural                                               donations, advertise dona-
major, vividly recalls the
helplessness that surrounded
                                   disaster twice—          set for the rest of                     tion information, and voice
                                                                                                                                                                         Otis Moss Suites.
                                                                                                                                                                            Jamelle Brown, a junior Bi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             increased security even though
                                                                                                                                                                                                             security can be a bit pushy,”
                                   Hurricane Katrina                                                Morehouse’s socially con-
him. In the hours following,
he was checking up on rela-
                                   in 2005 and now a        my life.                                scious insights.
                                                                                                                                                                         ology major, agrees with the
                                                                                                                                                                         extra precautions taken by
                                                                                                                                                                                                             said Hogan, a sophomore psy-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             chology major. “Sometimes
                                   7.0 earthquake in                                                   “Students need to see ac-                                         campus security.
tives there and was inspired
to do all in his power to help
                                      “I praise my fel-
                                                            —Stefon Bristol                         tion, hear the conversations
                                                                                                    and be moved by the stories to
                                                                                                                                                                            “I think being at the gates
                                                                                                                                                                                                             they’ll bother people who are
                                                                                                                                                                                                             already on campus; if you’re
his people.                                                                                                                                                              and checking IDs is a good          on campus already that means
                                   low      Morehouse                                               get involved,” Brigsby said.                                         idea because I’ve seen people
   “All of the buildings are       Brothers for their                                                  These Men of Morehouse                                                                                you have already checked to
damaged are destroyed,”                                                                                                                                                  on our campus that I know           get on campus. However, it is
                                   admirable initiative to jump-     tol ’10, a media blog contrib- accompany other campus                                               aren’t supposed to be there,”
Pape said. “There is nothing       start relief programs,” Aziz      utor for On The Apple Box, organizations and neighbor-                                                                                  good that they increased se-
concrete to attach yourself to                                                                                                                                           Brown said.                         curity because it was getting
                                   said.                             woke up asking himself, “How ing institutions in jumpstart-                                            According to Chief Worthy,
anymore.”                             The next day, men of More-     many people know what’s go- ing initiatives to aid Haiti in                                                                             kind of wild with people get-
   Pape was not the only stu-                                                                                                                                            the plans to bolster campus se-     ting robbed inside of dorms.”
                                   house went right to work.         ing on?” Taking the responsi- her “rebirth.” “Haiti will be                                         curity have been in the works
dent affected by this natu-        Pape initiated the Morehouse      bility to make students aware reborn,” President Franklin                                                                                  With the increased vigilance
ral disaster. In fact, several                                                                                                                                           for the past few months even        of campus security and the as-
                                   College Haitian Relief Effort,    into his own hands, he walked stated in Bristol’s video re-                                         though the execution of these
students reported that their       which has already organized       around campus recording sponse, “Haiti will experience                                                                                  sistance of students, safety of-
families were affected. Nico-                                                                                                                                            plans took place after the rob-     ficers hope that “Morehouse
                                   clothing drives and collected     AUC students’ powerful reac- Renaissance. And Morehouse                                             bery of the Living and Learn-
las Brierre Aziz ’12 is a first-   funds among other tangible        tions to the catastrophe.      will be apart of it.”                                                                                    will be a safe house.”

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 THE      MAROON TIGER                                                    Campus barbershop open for business
                                                                          Kevin Mallory                    faculty and staff

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maroon Tiger staff photo/Remington Jackson
                   Vol. LXXXIV, Pages I - VIII
                                                                          Associate News Editor            will also be
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                         George W. Williams, IV
                            Editor-In-Chief                                   he newest facility on           One of the
                                                                              campus opened last           new shop’s bar-
                               Management                                 Wednesday. Statz, a new          bers, Christo-
                                                                          campus barbershop, official-     pher McHenry,
             Kody Melançon                    Lauren Harper
             Managing Editor            Associate Managing Editor         ly opened for business after     is a current
         kjmelanc@hotmail.com         laurenharper@rocketmail.com         months of planning and con-      Morehouse stu-
             Jeffery Taylor, II               Krista DeSouza              struction.                       dent.
           Chief Layout Editor              Chief Copy Editor               “We got the certificate of        “I’ve been cut-
                                                                          occupancy on Tuesday and         ting hair since
              Carl Ringgold              Brittany Diagle-Leonard
           New Media Director             Associate Copy Editor           opened up the next day,”         the 8th grade,”
        carlringgold@gmail.com                                            owner of Statz, Ed York          McHenry said.
                                                                          said. The shop is still being    A senior eco-
                               Operations                                 completed, but it will fea-      nomics major
                                                                          ture barbers, a nail techni-     form      Atlanta,
               Xavier Ifill                  O’koyea Huff-Boone
            Finance Director                 Associate Webmaster
                                                                          cian and a beautician. Statz     McHenry hopes
           xifill@yahoo.com                 okoyeahb@gmail.com            will be open seven days a        to open his own
             Joshua Brown                     Reginauld Williams          week, Monday-Friday 10           shop one day.
         Advertising Manager             Public Relations (PR) Director   a.m. to 11 p.m. On Satur-           “I’m an entre-
      josh.brown07@yahoo.com               rwilliamsbla@gmail.com         day the barbershop will be       preneur at heart;
              Alimou Bah                         Sescily Coney
               Webmaster                    Associate PR Director
                                                                          open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and       a barbershop is
          alimou@gmail.com                 sescilyrenee@gmail.com         Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.         one of the first
                               Keiran Blanks                                The barbershop seeks to        businesses I’d
                            Distribution Manager                          create a welcoming envi-         like to have.”
                                                                          ronment with a flat screen       McHenry        be-
                                                                          television, couches and a        lieves that the
            Nicolas Aziz                       Spencer Greene             computer station for waiting     students      will
             News Editor                Arts & Entertainment Editor       patrons.                         enjoy this new
           Kevin Mallory                      Elizabeth Sawyer
       Associate News Editor               Associate A&E Editor             “The students love the         shop because of
          Ashlei Williams                        Jon Bradley              comfort, convenience and         the atmosphere
           Features Editor                      Sports Editor             safety; they didn’t like         and upscale fa-
            Bryant Childs                     Jourdan Shepard             where they were going,”          cility it offers,
                                                                                                                              Junior Arrington Crawford becomes an early   patron of the new campus
      Associate Features Editor           Associate Sports Editor         York said.                       which he be-
         Gerren K. Gaynor                   Remington Jackson                                                                 barbershop, Statz.
          Opinions Editor                   Photography Editor              Haircuts will range from       lieves many col-
         Antoine G. Albert                                                $10 to $20, but the barber-      lege students are
      Associate Opinions Editor                                           shop will provide students       not accustomed to. McHenry to get their hair cut.”              ing to give them everything
                                                                          with specials.                   also enjoys the convenience        While York would like        they need right here, keep
                              Ron Thomas
                                                                            Sunday, Monday and Tues-       the barbershop affords for to bring other services to           them home, keep them safe
                 Director, Morehouse College Journalism                   day students will be able to     both he and his clientele.      Morehouse—like a pizze-         and keep their parents hap-
                           and Sports Program                             come in for “$8 days” in            “I can work around my ria—he is currently focusing           py. I hope I can be here a
                                                                          which students can get their     classes, and the students on Statz. “I’m hoping they            long time.”
   830 Westview Drive, SW • Box 40 • Atlanta, GA 30314                    hair cut for $8. Morehouse       don’t have to leave campus love it,” York said. “I’m try-

Going to See the King: New                                                                                 Morehouse’s King Week 2010
Campus Tradition                                                                                                                          event which will take            Theatrical Tribute to Dr.
                                                                                                           Calvin Monroe
                                                                                                           Associate News Editor          place on Jan. 27. Accord-        King event on Jan. 20.
Nick Aziz                             lege has instilled in me over       talent will be achieved          calvinmonroe2009@yahoo.com     ing to Dr. Barksdale, it is      Ings continued, “going to
                                      my four-year tenure here.”          through the theatrical per-

News Editor                                                                                                                               important that students re-      Morehouse makes me ap-
nicolasbrierreaziz@yahoo.com            Jihad Kheperu, a sopho-           formance which includes             n his 1992 blockbuster      alize that while at More-        preciate the holiday even
                                      more economics major at             a cast consisting of More-          “Malcom X,’ Morehouse

                                                                                                                                          house, Dr. King was just         more.”
     or the first time in the         Morehouse and director of           house and Spelman stu-           alumnus Spike Lee ended        like them.                         Monique Calloway is
     institution’s 143 year           the production, hopes the           dents. The outreach to           the movie with the people        “This event will allow         from      Sacramento      and
history, Morehouse Col-               event can educate those in          Atlanta area high school         proudly proclaiming, “I’m      students to learn about Dr.      came to visit the campus
lege will host a “King                attendance.                         students will done by invit-     Malcom X!”        Likewise,    King from those who knew         a week before the holiday.
Week” in celebration of                 “I wrote the script for           ing students from 10 differ-     this week people will pro-     him best,” Barksdale said.       She stated that she was in-

its most famous alumnus               this event,” Kheperu said.          ent high schools with the        claim, “I’m Dr. King,” but                                                   spired from the
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.            “My goal in writing the             goal to impart a vision of       none as loud as the current                                                  moment       she
One of the events entitled            story was to educate those          excellence upon them.            student body of Morehouse                                                    saw his statue
“Going to See the King,”              in attendance while making             Despite a focus on the        College.                                                                     in front of the
will be a theatrical tribute          Michael Fields’ vision a re-        life and achievements of           In academia, all roads          I felt empowered,                          chapel.
to the class of 1948 gradu-           ality.”                             Martin Luther King Jr., the      lead to Morehouse College                                                      “I felt em-
ate.                                    Shayna Atkins, a senior           event will also attempt to       when one wants to research        it opened my                               powered,       it
  The event will take place           physics major at Spelman            recognize others who have        his most fundamental ide-                                                    opened       my
on Wednesday, Jan. 20,                College and logistical di-          paved the way for this gen-      als. Although Dr. King’s          eyes. I wanted to                          eyes,”      Cal-
from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.              rector for the production,          eration’s youth.                 untimely death occurred
in the Martin Luther King             feels the event can be used            Atkins hopes that the         over 40 years ago, no other       learn more about                           loway      said.
                                                                                                                                                                                        “I wanted to
International Chapel cele-            as an education tool while          event will show the world        system of higher education
                                                                                                                                             the man who

                                                                                                                                                                                        learn      more
brating the life and achieve-         showcasing the talents of           the great things that can        has been able to match the                                                   about the man
ments of Dr. King Jr., while
showcasing an array of tal-
                                      Morehouse students.
                                        “We are the next gen-
                                                                          be done by students of the
                                                                                                           level of leadership that Dr.
                                                                                                           King acquired from More-
                                                                                                                                             changed our lives                          who changed
                                                                                                                                                                                        our lives for
ent found within the insti-           eration of leaders,” Atkins            When asked what her           house. Because of this,           for the better.                            the better.”
tution’s student body.                said. “As a future educa-           overall goal for the event is,   Morehouse has prepared a                                                       When asked
  Michael Fields, a senior            tor, I understand the ‘teach        Atkins responded by say-         week full of exciting and         —Monique                                   about the state
economics major at More-              as you learn’ dynamic is            ing, “[To] show the world        insightful programs for its                                                  of Black peo-
house is the creative vi-             the most important part of          what we do, and that maybe       students and the surround-        Calloway                                   ple today she
sionary for the production.           growth. ‘Going to See the           they should do it too.”          ing community to celebrate                                                   replied, “It is
Fields, a work study student          King’ allows me to not only            Kheperu hopes that the        the life and times of this                                                   a shame that
for Director of Student Ser-          give me back to the AUC,            event can become an annu-        most influential man.                                                        some take it
vices Kevin Booker, said              but [it also] shows my po-          al tradition at Morehouse.         These special events           Lunden Ings is a sec-          for granted, using the holi-
he and Booker aim to make             tential as a future agent of           “The point of all this is     range from a candlelight       ond semester transfer stu-       day as a sleep in day when
this a tradition.                     change.”                            not to educate once but to       vigil, a theatrical produc-    dent from Portland. When         it should be a day of ser-
  “We (Mr. Booker and I)                The event has three               continue to teach each new       tion, to a panel of men        asked how it felt to attend      vice.”
saw this as an opportunity            goals: showcasing the stu-          generation,” Kheperu said.       who were the classmates        the same school as Dr.             One thing is evident,
to start a legacy at More-            dents talents, reaching out         “Therefore I can only hope       of Dr. King. Morehouse         King graduated from, he          whether you are an area
house,” Fields said. “So I            to Atlanta area high school         that this production is not      alumnus and professor,         replied, “It is an honor,        first year student or a grad-
decided to infuse the idea            students and paying tribute         the first and last production.   Dr. Barksdale is the chair     just to know that he has         uating senior, King Week
of the showcase with some             to Dr. Martin Luther King           I hope that we can continue      for, ‘A Public Conversa-       walked these very halls          2010 is an inspiring time
themes and some motives               Jr. and other pioneers.             this every year and make it      tion-Remembering King:         means a lot.”                    for all to share.
that I feel Morehouse Col-              The showcase of student           better and better.”              TheMorehouse         Years’      Ings plans to attend the

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Louis Delsarte’s Dreams, Visons and Change:
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mural
Bryant Childs                       is a professor of the Art and       Jr. is an eye-opening, intricate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stock photo
Associate Features Editor           Survey class here at More-          depiction of Martin Luther
lidell90@yahoo.com                  house College and has been          King’s life -- an honest por-
                                    teaching within the AUC for         trayal of Dr. King’s struggle

A     rtist and muralist Louis
      Delsarte, the City of
Atlanta Office of Cultural
                                    20 years.
                                      An incredible artist indeed,
                                    Delsarte has been noted for
                                                                        for equality and justice for all
                                                                        human beings. It is almost im-
                                                                        possible to gather everything
Affairs and the King family         his inventive, emotionally ani-     that this mural has to offer in
dedicated a 125-foot mural          mated and allegorical scenes        just one sitting as there are so
installed along the rear wall       and his mastery of watercolor,      many fascinating and small
of the Martin Luther King,          acrylic pastel and drawing me-      details.
Jr. Natatorium for this week’s      dia. Delsarte has even been            Dr. Terry Mills, dean of the
celebration of the King Holi-       referred to by contemporary         Division of Humanities and
day.Walking into the unveil-        critics as the “Dream Weaver.”      Social Sciences here at More-
ing of artist Louis Delsarte’s      His work is influenced by sev-      house College, stated, “ Mr.
mural, one would see many           eral artist including Vincent       Louis Delsarte is seemingly
people gathered to view the         Van Gogh, Edouard Monet,            unaffected by the tragedies of
magnificent piece of artwork.       Pablo Picasso, Charles White,       everyday society and his art-
Taking a closer look at the         Romare Bearden and Eliza-           istry demonstrates his unique
people viewing the mural,           beth Catlett.                       outlook on life.”
one would notice a myriad             One major accomplishment             Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim
of people from various eth-         to note in Delsarte’s career        Reed hopes that when people
nicities and cultures. It is sud-   was his Selma to Montgomery         see this artwork they will ask
denly noticeable the type of        painting being selected by the      themselves, “Have I done
impact the Delsarte artwork         United States Postal Service        enough today?”
has on bringing people in the       in 2007 as the centra image            Louis Delsarte is a true vi-
community together.                 for the series of stamps cre-       sionary. It is obvious that his
   Louis Delsarte is a profound     ated to celebrate the struggle      creative murals and paintings
figurative expressionist from       of Black’s in their search for      have inspired many people
Brooklyn, New York. He              equality in the United States.      throughout this nation and
received a Bachelor of Fine         Delsarte’s work is in several       quite possibly throughout the
Arts from Pratt institute in        important public collections        world.
Brooklyn, New York and              including the Fort Lauder-              Louis Delsarte himself said
a Master of Fine Arts from          dale Museum of Fine Art, the        that “My work is really spiri-
the University of Arizona in        Hammonds House Museum               tual in the sense that I am al-
Tucson. Delsarte has taught         in Atlanta, the High Museum         ways thinking of this life and
painting in many institutions       of Art in Atlanta, the National     what it really means.”
around the nation, including        Gallery of Art in Bermuda and          Delsarte is an integral part
Howard University in Wash-          the Corcoran Gallary of Art in      of this community. His work
ington, Pima College in Tuc-        Washington.                         transcends all ages, ethnicities, (Top) Artist Louis Delsarte in the early stages of a mural for the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Del-
son, Ariz and Spelman Col-            Delsarte’s Mural of the me-       cultures and religions while sarte has over 25 years of experience as a professional artist. (Bottom) A portion of the finished 125-
lege in Atlanta. He currently       morial of Martin Luther King        truly bringing people together. foot mural on the rear wall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Natatorium.

Post-graduation:                                                                                           Wall Street’s amnesia
Making this semester count                                                                                 Is wall street addicted to compensation increases?
Ashlei Williams                     e-recruiting account and stay       network, network,” Black-          Jaymie White                          “Hopefully, this large jump      a 25 percent increase from
Features Editor                     informed by checking your           burn Eccles advised.               Economics Writer                    in compensation has some-          2007. Overall, pay is on pace
awilli66@scmail.spelman.edu         Morehouse student email ac-            For those seniors with non-     jaymie.white88@gmail.com            thing to do with a huge jump       to be equivalent to about 32
                                                                                                                                               in total revenue,” he contin-      percent of revenue, a decline

                                    count.” She added, “I send          professional      post-graduate

D     r. Benjamin Elijah Mays,
      the sixth president of
Morehouse College, once
                                    out information about jobs
                                    and internships on the More-
                                    house student email list.”
                                                                        goals, the Career Planning
                                                                        and Placement Office pro-
                                                                        vides resources for academic
                                                                                                                 emember 2008? The
                                                                                                                 year the worst recession
                                                                                                           since the Great Depression
                                                                                                                                                 In an interesting response,
                                                                                                                                               President Barack Obama is
                                                                                                                                                                                  from 40 percent in 2008.”
                                                                                                                                                                                     With this, any individual
                                                                                                                                                                                  can see that the banking com-
said, “It must be borne in mind       Robert Ross, a senior busi-       graduate pursuits. It is not       hit the United States. The          making sure the government         panies are making an effort
that the tragedy of life does       ness administration major with      too late to apply to graduate      year’s unemployment rate            gets a portion of this record      to scale back their compensa-
not lie in not reaching your        a concentration in finance,         programs, as there are numer-      began to rise from under 6          pay. President Obama is seek-      tion packages. To add to this,
goal. The tragedy of life lies      was one of the students who         ous programs that offer spring     percent to over 10 percent.         ing to institute a 10-year, $90    companies such as Citigroup,
in having no goal to reach.”        benefited from the resources        admission and rolling admis-       But it seems Wall Street re-        billion bank tax which should      Goldman and Morgan Stanley
With nearly four months until       of Career Planning and Place-       sion.                              members 2008 differently            garner a few negative opin-        have told workers that their
spring 2010 commencement            ment. Ross received a job of-          “Many Ph.D programs offer       than the rest of the nation.        ions from opposition leaders       bonuses will contain a larger

ceremonies, graduating se-          fer from Wells Fargo & Co. in       free tuition and stipends for      2008, the year of the golden        in support of big business. If     percentage of stock.
niors are earnestly developing      November. Upon graduating           living expenses. It is possible    parachute maybe?                                                          “An 8 percent decrease in
post-graduate goals.                he will be working as a Bank-       to get paid to attend graduate        In response to a re-                                                equivalent pay does not mat-
   Some seniors spent last se-      ing Analyst for the company’s       school,” Blackburn Eccles          cord unemployment                                                      ter,” Shannon Wells, a More-
mester interviewing for jobs,       office in Charlotte, N.C.           said.                              rate that is still in-      I honestly don’t                           house senior and business
taking graduate entry exams                                                                                creasing and stagnant                                                  management major, said. “If
and completing early-admis-
                                      “I used the career center
                                    and attended one of the career
                                                                           “There are even some
                                                                        master’s programs that offer       gross domestic prod-
                                                                                                                                       know what to                               these companies knew this

sion graduate program appli-        fairs,” Ross explained. “At the     scholarships and free tuition      uct growth rate, top        think. However,                            type of increase in compen-
cations. While other seniors,       fair, I met with people from        including the HBCU Fellow-         financial firms are on                                                 sation was going to happen,
now are taking those same           the company and they seemed         ship Program for Science,          pace to pay their em-       I will say that                            they should have lowered it
steps to meet spring dead-                                                                                 ployees $145 billion                                                   to 28 percent or whatever
                                    nice and open. It seemed like
                                    a good culture, so I spoke
                                                                        Technology, Engineering and
                                                                        Math majors (STEM) , the           in compensation for
                                                                                                                                       statistics are fickle.                     would have not made them
   The Morehouse Office of          with the business department        Capital Fellows Program of         the 2009 fiscal year.       —Morehouse freshman                        seem like rich spoiled execu-
Career Planning and Place-          and began setting up an inter-      the Center for California Stud-       According to the                                                    tives.”
ment assists with employ-           view.”                              ies and the Frederick Douglas      Wall Street Jour-           and engineering major,                        With Wall Street seemingly
ment and graduate school              Career Planning and Place-        Assistantships at Clarion Uni-     nal,     “executives,                                                  bouncing back from past trou-
recruitment for graduating          ment will provide job oppor-        versity,” she added.               traders, investment
                                                                                                                                       Aaron Johnson                              bles, it looks like job oppor-
seniors. The Office offers ad-      tunities to students Feb. 2,           With so many options and        bankers,        money                                                  tunities will increase over the
vice to students such as devel-     throughout Morehouse Spring         so little time, the question of    managers and oth-                   the legislation is passed the      next few years. But will this
oping job search plans, refin-      Career Fair. The fair will be       post-graduate plans can be a       ers at 38 top financial com-        fee would mostly affect the        increase trickle outward to the
ing resumes and cover letters,      held in Forbes Arena from           looming one for graduating         panies can expect to earn           nations’ top banking firms,        rest of the economy? Will un-
gathering references for rec-       4 p.m. until 8 p.m. It is sug-      seniors.                           nearly 18 percent more              with Citigroup and J.P. Mor-       employment turn, and begin
ommendation letters and as-         gested that students prepare           Ross advised, “Make sure        than they did in 2008 and           gan having to pay $2.4 billion     to decline with news of a prof-
sisting with job and graduate       for the fair by requesting a list   that you are open to the best      slightly more than in the           a piece cutting into about 5       itable Wall Street. Americans
school applications.                of employers and recruiters         experience for you. Go after       record year of 2007.”               percent of this year’s overall     are eager to have such ques-
   Kellye Blackburn Eccles,         from Jasmine Hardaway in            what you really want as op-           “I honestly don’t know what      profits.                           tions answered as entering the
director of Career Planning         the Morehouse Career Plan-          posed to a title or what every-    to think,” Morehouse fresh-           To the banking industry’s        2010 year, it seems the United
and Placement for non-busi-         ning and Placement office.          one else is doing.” He then        man and engineering major,          credit, according to the Wall      States gap between the have’s
ness majors, said, “Students          “The best way to find a job       emphasized, “Don’t give up,        Aaron Johnson, said. “How-          Street Journal, “The firms in      and have not’s will continue
should sign up for on-campus        during these difficult eco-         keep trying!”                      ever, I will say that statistics    the analysis are on pace to re-    to increase.
recruitment by obtaining an         nomic times is to network,                                             are fickle.”                        port $450 billion in revenue,

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Ode to Haiti                                                                                                                                  On to the next one
                                                                                                                                              Gerren K. Gaynor
                                                                                                                                                                                  closer to adding his name to the
Claunick Duronville                 the immediate aftermath cry-       While Haiti has long been on           Haitians assisted in the        Opinions Editor                     long list of Morehouse men.
Contributing Writer                 ing out for mothers who will       a downward slope, it was re-        American Colonial Revolu-          gerren.gaynor@gmail.com                Whether you are just be-
claunickduronville@gmail.com        never answer. The camera           cently in the midst of a small,     tion by providing over 700                                             ginning your undergraduate

A     s the images on the
      screen skip from one
                                    captures all but the scent of
                                    death which will soon perme-
                                    ate the city.
                                                                       encouraging rise. The recent
                                                                       earthquake has effectively
                                                                       placed the island on pause
                                                                                                           soldiers against the British,
                                                                                                           which was the largest foreign
                                                                                                           contribution. The Haitian
                                                                                                                                              I  t’s a new year but, more
                                                                                                                                                 importantly, a new chapter
                                                                                                                                              to embark on during our un-
                                                                                                                                                                                  career or reaching a dramatic
                                                                                                                                                                                  end, this is certainly a time of
                                                                                                                                                                                  action. A time to live for to-
horrific scene to the next,           This is Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   and has sparked an interest in      Revolution inspired American       dergraduate experience. The         day, think about tomorrow and
the magnitude of the disaster         On Jan. 12, 2010 at approx-      the hitherto unnoticed country      slaves in staging their own re-    AUC is filled with wondrous         worry less about yesterday.
slowly dawns on the viewer.         imately 4:53 p.m. EST, the         and its people.                     volts which damaged the evil       opportunities and a chance to          Whatever your aspirations
The collapsed buildings, with       small island of Haiti was liter-      We have all seen and heard       institution of American slav-      start anew. Whatever mishaps        are for the spring semester, be
their foundations displaced         ally rocked by an earthquake       the statistics by now, the num-     ery. Though the country has        may have blocked your path          sure to do it better than no man
and walls crumbled are a sad        that registered at a magnitude     bers assessing the poverty,         suffered from corrupt gov-         to success was only a tempo-        has ever done it before. A new
sight. What is truly shocking       7.0 on the Richter Scale. This     literacy and crime. Though          ernments, both domestic and        rary road block that is sure to     beginning is all about taking

is that there are human beings      catastrophic event, the likes      apparently irrelevant to the        foreign, and natural disasters,    dissipate.                          the cards you were dealt and
still alive, trapped under tons                                                  suffering being en-       it has remained and its people        Seniors are making their final   manipulating it in such a way
of rock, rubble and other stub-                                                  dured, the picture be-    have endured.                      stretch to the graduation finish    that the game is impotently at
born ruins.                                                                      ing painted is one of        In the wake of this terrible    line. Freshmen are lurking the      your mercy.
   As the helicopter sweeps           It is my sincere                           a failed state. But the   tragedy, it is my sincere hope     campus in search of identity,          Things don’t always work out
over a section of the city one                                                   island of Haiti has a     that Haiti gets the aid it needs   for they are no longer consid-      in our favor, but it’s what we do
can clearly see the hundreds          hope that Haiti                            strong and rich his-      and the continued consider-        ered “fresh meat.” And, hu-         to capitalize our most challeng-
of dead bodies strewn about                                                      tory that speaks to       ation of the global community      morously, Spelman and Clark-        ing feats that make the distinc-
the streets as indifferent to the
blazing sun and heat as the de-
                                      gets the aid it                            the resiliency of its     it deserves. Within the AUC,       Atlanta ladies are on the prowl,    tive difference. This semester
                                                                                 citizens.                 we have a collection of the        self-campaigning themselves         go the extra mile to stand out
bris they lie next too. Every-
where the camera turns, the
                                      needs and the                                 In 1804 the French     brightest minds that our com-      to the Morehouse student body,      among the crowd. Go the extra
                                                                                 had control over the      munity has produced. It is         vying for the coveted Miss Ma-      mile to get that grade or even
devastation is made clear and
the reality is jarring. Women,
                                      continued con-                             small island. The
                                                                                 African slaves, af-
                                                                                                           within our grasp to insure that
                                                                                                           our brothers and sisters on that
                                                                                                                                              roon and White crown.
                                                                                                                                                 It’s no secret that spring se-
                                                                                                                                                                                  the attention of that special per-
                                                                                                                                                                                  son you were always too shy to
covered in dust, scream in
supplication as they cradle
                                      sideration of the                          ter years of planning
                                                                                 and rebellion against
                                                                                                           small island are not forgotten
                                                                                                           after the collapsed buildings
                                                                                                                                              mester in the AUC is a time
                                                                                                                                              for pivotal change and excite-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dare to take risks. You may
                                      global commu-

the bloodstained child in their                                                  their French captors,     are built up once again.           ment—graduation, fashion            have faltered in the past but
arms.                                                                            overthrew the estab-         We have an inherent duty,       shows, pageants, probates and       what’s done in the past will re-
   Men, clothes tattered, voic-
es hoarse, scream as loudly as        nity it deserves.                          lished authority and
                                                                                 seized control. This
                                                                                                           born from a shared history,
                                                                                                           to secure a stabilized Haiti. It
                                                                                                                                              all. Everyone is out to accom-
                                                                                                                                              plish a personal or academic
                                                                                                                                                                                  main there if you take effective
                                                                                                                                                                                  measures in rectifying it. Don’t
the women ,yet they are tasked                                                   coup       established    is said that things worth do-      goal; some long term, some          allow last semester and the se-
with the additional burden of       of which have been unheard         Haiti as the first independent      ing are never easy, and it can     not so much.                        mesters before that to be the
disposing the bodies of their       of in over a century for the       Black republic in the world         be assured that a stable Haiti        For the freshman who was         “end all be all” of your personal
loved ones. Some men carry          island, left tens of thousands     and was the first and only          will be an arduous undertak-       constantly overlooked simply        almanac. You are in charge of
them in their bare arms, the        dead and hundreds of the           country successfully started        ing. However a combined,           because he was deemed as            your destiny and only you can
grief all too visible on their      thousands more displaced.          from a slave revolt. The au-        cohesive effort will guaran-       an inferior “underclassman,”        ensure your fate.
face, while others must use            Before this calamity, the       dacity of these Haitians in-        tee progress and a sharp split     can now branch out and find            When things don’t quite go
less than dignified methods of      governmental, economic, and        spired the South American           from the mistakes of the past,     his niche, making his mark on       your way, brush it off. Always
transporting the deceased.          social infrastructure of Haiti     political leader Simon Boli-        but only if we embark on this      the Morehouse insignia. For         know that you can either sulk
   Children, some barely old        was already unstable, but a        var in his successful struggle      challenge together. L’Union        graduating seniors who felt the     in your misery or be on to the
enough for elementary school,       blow like the one received         of Latin America’s indepen-         Fait La Force (Strength Makes      journey to graduation to be one     next one.
wander the streets alone in         truly has crippled the nation.     dence from Spain.                   Unity).                            of warring emotions is a step

A yearbook picture, or lack
thereof, is worth a thousand words
Melvin Worthington III
Contributing Writer
                                    McElveen did not take his
                                                             Tracy     portrayed ourselves while in
                                                                                                           ally felt the need to take one.
                                                                                                           The yearbook doesn’t really
mworth3@yahoo.com                   picture, but expressed ex-            Sophomore Kenneth McK-           capture the entire experience
                                    treme unhappiness in not           oy’s sentiments about the           like a high school yearbook;

T    o take a picture is to cap-
     ture a moment in time,
a moment that can be refer-
                                    doing so when he said, “I’m
                                    so mad, I missed the picture
                                                                       yearbook are aligned with
                                                                       King’s as McKoy explained,
                                                                       “As part of the student body,
                                                                                                           no one signs it, not everyone
                                                                                                           has one—I don’t even know
                                                                                                           what is in it!”
enced as frequently as one
wishes. Pictures taken for
                                       His picture being in the
                                    yearbook means something
                                                                       I wanted to be represented in
                                                                       the yearbook.”
                                                                                                              Of the students inter-
                                                                                                           viewed, majority of them, all               PHOTOS
occasions such as yearbooks         to him.                               Their pride in not only the      classifications, did not have
are traditionally sacred and of        Two questions arised after      institution, but also in who        the slightest clue when the
importance, one would think.        receiving these responses:         he is because of the institu-       pictures were to be taken or
However, after discovering          How available was the infor-       tion are two major contribut-       where he was supposed to re-
disturbing statistics in ref-       mation regarding the time and      ing factors leading the two to      port to have his picture tak-

erence to the yearbook, it is       place to take the picture? And     willfully and pridefully take       en--seemingly a flaw in the
obvious that not all students       why are students okay with         a yearbook picture.                 publicity on behalf of year-
feel as though pictures are as      not being photographed?               It is no coincidence that        book staff.

                                                                                                                                                     27-29, 2010
important.                             Determined to find a stu-       the freshmen and the senior            However yearbook editor-
  Out of 695 freshmen only          dent who did take his picture,     classes had the greatest turn-      in-cheif, senior Ashraf Felix,
470 took a yearbook picture.        I continued to interview stu-      out of yearbook pictures. As        issued the following state-
Out of 692 sophomores only          dents, receiving a wide range      freshmen, students coming           ment, “The torch yearbook
94 took pictures. Out of 608        of explanations as to why one      straight out of high school,        has been using a number of
juniors only 49 were photo-         did not get photographed..         venturing into another aca-         different avenues and chan-
graphed and out of 716 se-             I was able to successfully      demic career, there is a sense      nels to inform the student
niors only 181 took pictures.
  Personally, I didn’t take
                                    find a student, Brian King,
                                    who did get his yearbook
                                                                       of excitement about repre-
                                                                       senting your institution and
                                                                                                           body of photo days on Janu-
                                                                                                           ary 27, 28, and 29th from                       9AM - 4PM
my picture because I felt as        picture taken.                     being a part of the institu-        9 AM to 4 PM in the Kilg-
though senior year is the only         When initially asked if he      tion’s history. Seniors, on the     ore faculty lounge...we are
year I will be purchasing a         took his picture, enthusiasti-     other hand, are simply leav-        printing flyers, hand bills,
yearbook; therefore I didn’t        cally he replied, “Yes, I sure     ing their mark on the institu-      anouncements at Crown
need to take a picture until        did.”                              tion’s history and capturing        Forum, utilizing Facebook
then . Yet, my humble opin-            There seemed to be an air       their last year as undergradu-      invitation, and even using               KILGORE FACULTY
ion speaks only for me.             of pride as he told me that        ate students at Morehouse.          the door to door approach
  Thus, I asked others why          he took a yearbook picture.        Both situations are notewor-        in residence halls. When                     LOUNGE
they did or did not take a          I asked him why he took            thy.                                people don’t take their year-
yearbook picture.                   a yearbook picture and he             However, sophomores and          book photo it hurts, our goal
  Junior Lamar Leseur stat-         proudly declared, “I feel that     juniors are just as pivotal to      is to record the year as it oc-
ed, “I didn’t take a picture        my picture is a part of my         the college’s history. It is un-    curred. If students deliber-
because I wasn’t informed on        legacy here at Morehouse           fortunate that not everyone         ately choose not to take their
when and where to take the          College and in 20 years I          feels the same.                     photo they rob themselves                PHOTO IDs WILL NOT BE
picture” while another stu-         want people to look back and          Junior Chuk Nwadibia             as well as their fellow broth-              USED THIS YEAR
dent confessed, “I meant to,        see myself and others, and         made it extremely clear             ers of remembering who at-
but I never did.”                   how we actually looked and         when he stated, “I never re-        tended college with them.”

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 Arts & Entertainment
High Society menswear fashion show a success
Spencer Greene                       cated off of Howell Mill           was awaiting the start of an      skater element to it, prep                   High Society are slim-fit jeans,   ed local rap group, Kharac-
A&E editor                           Road. With books and               avant-garde show, until the       and a rock look. I took three                screen print tees and hoodies.     tur to perform their single,
mtiger_arts@yahoo.com                paintings throughout the           DJ played “I’m Good” by           looks and interlocked them                   The preppy look consisted of       “I Luv It”. The fun song had
                                     venue, the centre had an           The Clipse.                       because all three looks are                  sweater vests, collared shirts     a Los Angeles “jerkin’” feel

I  n a city where clothing
   lines are a dime a dozen,
Andrew Doyley is doing his
                                     artistic feel.
                                       The café and bar sec-
                                     tion served as the waiting
                                                                         The music played a huge
                                                                       part of the show as it helped
                                                                       tell the story of Doyley’s
                                                                                                          how I dress. I wanted to
                                                                                                          create something different
                                                                                                          that I don’t really see in the
                                                                                                                                                       and jeans. The music flowed
                                                                                                                                                       through each look, accompa-
                                                                                                                                                       nying the preppy look with
                                                                                                                                                                                          and forced the entire audi-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ence to move.
                                                                                                                                                                                            The show was short and
best to set his line apart from      area before the showcase,         clothes. The show started with     fashion industry,” the 23-                   upbeat techno music, most          tasteful, chic and fun. The
the rest. High Society, an ur-       where guest enjoyed an            Rihanna ‘s single “Hard” and       year old designer explained.                 songs from Timbaland’s             clothes were simple, yet
ban menswear line, debuted           open bar while waiting to         went into a sped up version        “I wanted to do a men’s line                 Shock Value 2 album.               modish. Doyley is truly
this past weekend at Doy-            take their seats. Once the        of “Rockstar 101.” The show        because I feel as though                       The models appeared to           looking to make an impact
ley’s fashion show entitled          doors opened, the crowd           began with an edgy, rock star      men don’t have enough va-                    be having fun, giving the          in the fashion industry with
“The Way I See It.”                  was let into a room with          motif. Models wore ripped          riety when they are looking                  show a relaxed feel. The DJ        his line. If he keeps produc-
   The elegant, fun and in-          paintings and a beauti-           jeans, deep v-neck shirts and      for clothes.”                                scratched, danced and made         ing quality shows and piec-
 timate event took place at          ful grand piano. The dim          jackets.                              The clothes and music tran-               the audience want to get out       es like he displayed at “The
 The Defoor Centre, a his-           lights and artwork gave the         “High Society is a blend         sitioned smoothly to each                    their seats. After Doyley          Way I See It,”he will cer-
 torical but chic venue lo-          impression the audience           of three looks: There is a         look. The skater aspect of                   took his final bow, he invit-      tainly accomplish his goal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Maroon Tiger staff photos/Remington Jackson
Avatar: You’ve just got to see it yourself                                                                                                                    What’s next?
Jane’a Johnson                       jungle, complete with grav-
                                                                                                                                                              Upcoming events in the
                                                                                                                                         Stock photo

Contributing Writer                  ity-defying, floating moun-
jjohns45@scmail.spelman.edu          tains. The sheer magnitude
                                     and aesthetic stimulation of                                                                                              AUC and Atlanta area
A      t first glance Avatar is
       typical, plot-wise. Boy
is from a distant place, girl is a
                                     the beautiful world sucks you
                                     in and spits you out.
                                        The Na’vi village sits on                                                                                       Elizabeth Sawyer                  liseum (Georgia Tech)
                                                                                                                                                        Associate A&E Editor              Jan. 28, 2010, 7:00 PM
part of the native population,       a rare natural ore deposit                                                                                         edsaw4@yahoo.com                  Tickets: $40-$55
boy learns girl’s culture, falls     and humans from Earth, led
in love with this culture and        by devious business owner                                                                                          “Going to See the King: A         Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston
risks everything to defend it.       Parker Selfridge, want it.                                                                                         Theatrical Tribute to Martin      Celtics
It’s an archetypal variant of        They are willing to wipe                                                                                           Luther King Jr.”                  Phillips Arena
John Smith and Pocahontas –          out the native population to                                                                                        Martin Luther King Jr.           Jan. 29, 2010, 7:30 PM
Disney plot line on steroids.        obtain it. The plot parallels                                                                                      International Chapel (More-       Tickets: $10-$200
But, for all its traditionalism,     many real historical occur-                                                                                        house College)
Avatar is spectacular.               rences where native popula-                                                                                        Jan. 23, 2010, 7:00 PM            The Industry: AUC Fashion
   It stars Sam Worthington as       tions were abused to acquire                                                                                       Admission: TBA                    Club “A Tale of Two Cities”
the “boy,” a paraplegic Ma-          land or resources, such as in                                                                                                                        Charity Fashion
rine named Jake Sully who            Africa or the United States.                                                                                       College Night at the High         Lower Manley
is assigned a remotely con-          Perhaps that’s why the alien                                                                                       Museum                            Feb. 19, 2010, 7:00 PM
trolled version of himself so        population on Pandora are                                                                                          Discounted Admission to           Admission: TBA
that he can infiltrate the na-       dead ringers for a combina-                                                                                        the High Museum with a
tive people of the planet Pan-       tion of West African and Na-                                                                                       Valid College ID                  Goodie Mob Reunion Tour
dora. Upon a chance meet-            tive American tribes.                                                                                              Music by DJ Tabone and            Featuring B.O.B
ing with the “girl” Neytiri,            It doesn’t hurt that Neytiri                                                                                    the Jaspects                      The Tabernacle
the princess of a Pandora            is played by Dominican-                                                                                            Jan. 23, 2010, 7:00-11:59 PM      Feb. 12, 2010, 9:00 PM
tribe, he is almost killed, but      American actress Zoe Sal-                                                                                          Admission: $7                     Tickets: $35
spared by fate and then sub-         dana. They wear feathers
sequently invited to learn the       and braids in their hair, and     Sam Worthington stars as Jake Sully in Avatar. Since the film’s
                                                                                                                                                        Ice Skating at Centennial         Jay-Z: BP3 Tour
ways of her people.                  have an intimately close rela-    release it has grossed over $1 billion.
                                                                                                                                                        Olympic Park                      Phillips Arena
   Avatar is simultaneously          tionship with nature. So close                                                                                     Nov. 14, 2009 – Jan. 31, 2010     Feb. 27, 2010, 7:00 PM
original and cliché. In con-         that they can synch up with       alien race, the Na’vi, and         dora, played by Sigourney
                                                                                                                                                        4:30 PM - 10:00 PM                Tickets: $40-$140
trast with the recycled plot,        animals and trees through a       real historical events on this     Weaver.
                                                                                                                                                        (Weekdays), 10:00 AM –
a whole new technology had           biological appendage located      planet, and why should it be?        Overall, Avatar is what it
                                                                                                                                                        10:00 PM (Weekends)               Muse
to be invented to produce the        in the ends of their hair.        The native people of Pan-          sets out to be. It suffers from
                                                                                                                                                        Admission: $10 (Cash only)        The Arena at Gwinnett
special effects featured in the         In short, the Na’vi people’s   dora are portrayed as exotic       severe bouts of philosophical
                                                                                                                                                        *Student Discounts Avail-         Center
movie, and they are awe in-          ability to connect with the       and strangely beautiful, but       inspiration, sometimes refer-
                                                                                                                                                        able on Monday and Tues-          Feb. 27, 2010,7:30 PM
spiring.                             natural world makes humans        they are also enlightened and      encing ideas that are too large
                                                                                                                                                        day: $6 admission and             Tickets: $50
   The movement of the ex-           look small time. Despite          connected with the Earth in        to receive sufficient treatment
                                                                                                                                                        free skate rental with valid
tremely tall, iridescent blue        that, the heartless Selfridge     a way their human counter-         from such a simplistic plot.
                                                                                                                                                        college ID*                       John Mayer
alien race Na’vi is so fluid         calls the Na’vi people “those     parts are not.                       But it triumphs in the ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Featuring Michael Franti
you completely forget you’re         people,” “monkeys” and              For the skeptic, the film        cellent execution of its over-
                                                                                                                                                        Georgia Tech Yellow Jack-         and Spearhead
watching a computer anima-           “fly-bitten savages.” Sound       even accounts for the Na’vi’s      all goal: To leave the viewer
                                                                                                                                                        ets vs. Wake Forest Demon         Phillips Arena
tion. The planet Pandora can         familiar?                         strange connection to nature       shell-shocked by the spell-
                                                                                                                                                        Deacons (Men’s Basketball)        March 17, 2010, 8:00 PM
only be described as having a           The film isn’t subtle about    with “scientific evidence”         binding world and characters
                                                                                                                                                        Alexander Memorial Col-           Tickets: $35-$75
heavenly quality. It’s compa-        the parallels between the         collected from a sympathetic       that James Cameron took 15
rable to an alien Amazonian          atrocious treatment of the        biologist stationed on Pan-        years to create.

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                                                                                                  Arts & Entertainment

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                                                STREET SCENES
                          Maxine Williams
                 clark atlanta university
                          cleveland, ohio

     Spencer GreenE
     A&E editor

     All clothing is vintage.

       20?                                               ?   Spelmanite in Wondaland
                                                             Gabrielle Hamilton scores internship with Janelle Monae
                                                             Elizabeth Sawyer                 become the face of the label,    years, Monae has made her          different components of the

                           questions                         Associate A&E Editor             Janelle Monae.                   mark in the music world with       business.”

                                                             edsaw4@yahoo.com                   Hamilton first became fa-      her chart topping hits such          While the business aspect

                                                                                              miliar with Monae and WAS        as “Many Moons” and “Sin-          of the label has been enjoy-

 General President Goodgame
 The Real HNIC
                                                             T    he extremely popular
                                                                  story of Alice in Wonder-
                                                             land is one that has touched
                                                                                              when Monae did a small con-
                                                                                              cert in Sister’s Chapel in the
                                                                                              fall of 2007.
                                                                                                                               cerely Jane”. Monae has per-
                                                                                                                               formed in the AUC multiple
                                                                                                                               times; most recently, she was
                                                                                                                                                                  able for Hamilton, what re-
                                                                                                                                                                  ally struck her during her
                                                                                                                                                                  tenure at Wondaland is the
 fcuk.them.other.jiggas.cuz.im.down.4.AP.@1924.com           the lives of those generation      “I missed most it and was      the opening act for Young          people inside of the label and
                                                             after generation. Some en-       only there for the last song,”   Jeezy in the 2009 Spel-            the creative energy that sur-
 1. Is ALL membership intake suspended?                      joy the nonsensical nature       Hamilton said. “The song         House homecoming hip-hop           rounds it.
                                                             of the story and some feel a

                                                                                              was ‘Smile’ and after hearing    concert.                             Everything that comes out

 2. Or will he play a GOODGAME and SKIP over the Presi-
                                                             kinship with the Alice, the                                                       H amilto n ’s      of the Wondaland Arts So-
   dent’s decree?
                                                             main character who                                                             main task is to       ciety is heavily laced with

 3. Did you stop grinding?                                   finds herself lost in                                                          create buzz and       creativity, ingenuity, and
                                                             a magical world.                                                               spark conversa-       originality. From the blog,
 4. Will you be at the informational tomorrow?
                                                             But Spelman junior
                                                                                       Everything that comes out                            tion about Monae      where they describe music as
 5. Are you being endorsed by THE FAMILY or FOX and
                                                             Gabrielle Hamilton        of the Wondaland Arts Soci-                          via new media         spaceships and themselves as
                                                             seems to have more                                                             outlets.              inventors, to Janelle Monae
 6. Looking at this bunch, wouldn’t you say that pretty      in common with            ety is heavily laced with cre-                          “We look at        herself, the air of outlandish
                                                             Alice than most                                                                blogs to see what     imagination is undeniably
   looks alone really wont be enough to win?
                                                             because she, too
                                                                                       ativity, ingenuity, and origi-                       people are say-       contagious.
 7. Do you really think that because you’re “legacy” that
                                                             has found herself         nality. From the blog, where                         ing about her and       These characteristics that

   you’re entitled to the crown?                             smack-dab in the                                                               then we in turn       are evident to those of us out-

 8. Didn’t you figure OWT last semester that that wasn’t     middle of Wonda-          they describe music as                               contribute to the     side of the Wondaland family
                                                             land.                                                                          conversation.”        and are multiplied 10-fold for
   the case?
                                                                Hamilton is cur-
                                                                                       spaceships and themselves                               It is also Ham-    those who within it. During
 9. Will the Bishop and the Usher find their contestant in   rently an intern for      as inventors, to Janelle                             ilton’s responsi-     her interview with the Ma-
   time?                                                     Wondaland        Arts                                                          bility to remain      roon Tiger, Hamilton created
                                                                                       Monae herself, the air of

 10. So why was he fired?                                    Society       [WAS].                                                           abreast of what is    and image of a nurturing fa-
                                                             She started her po-                                                            going on not only     milial environment that acts
 11. Did you hear that he touched somebody?                  sition in 2009 af-
                                                                                       outlandish imagination is                            with Monae but        as a catalyst for creativity
 12. Oh…it was his GPA?                                      ter hearing from a        undeniably contagious.                               with the record la-   and values imagination and
 13. Then why is he still on the not-so-amazing E-Board?     friend who worked                                                              bel and other art-    confidence in one’s talents
                                                             at the label that                                                              ists in that genre.   above all else.
 14. Should we not be ARRING his dirty laundry?
                                                             they were looking                                                              As a music major,       “The most important thing
 15. Does this mean that he’s out of the running?            for interns and seeing a post    it I thought to myself ‘Who      Hamilton is relishing learn-       I’ve learned at Wondaland

 16. Wasn’t Ms. chiVers happy to be back at work?            on WAS blog declaring the        is this woman?’ and… ended       ing the ins and outs of the        so far is to be yourself, how
 17. Why is the whole E-Board on probation?                  same thing.                      up buying two copies of [her     music business.                    to be comfortable with you
                                                                Wondaland was found-          album].”                           “It is a learning experience     are in that moment, how to
 18. Is his bark bigger than his bite?                       ed in the early 2000’s by

                                                                                                 From then on, Hamilton        that really opens up a lot of      make odd things the norm,
 19. Is it true that he’s only raised $10K so far?           Morehouse graduates Chuck        became an avid follower of       opportunities,”        Hamilton    how to use imagination and
 20. How big would Morehouse’s endowment be if he            Lightning and Nate Wonder        Monae and the going-ons of       said. “I enjoy talking to and      embrace it [and] how to ex-
                                                             as well as the Wondaland/        the Wondaland Arts Society.      getting to know from every-        plore boundaries and cross
    got a dollar for every time he said Renaissance?         Bad Boy artist who has truly        Over the past couple of       one while learning all of the      them.”

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Players of the decade                                                                                   New year, new outcomes
Jon Bradley                        in most statistical receiving     than Lewis.                        Jourdan Shepard                    contest was relatively close      and overdue from a squad that
Sports Editor                      categories, Moss is on pace to    Cornerback – Champ Bailey          Staff Writer                       with the Lions leading 36-33      has talent across the roster.
bradleyj520@yahoo.com              shatter many of those records     Coming out of college,             sportsfan807@comcast.net           at the half, but things quickly   The team hoped to build off
                                   and is already being men-         Champ Bailey had a raw mix                                            changed in the second half.       of this performance with their

A     s one decade ends and
      another begins, sports
fans have been able to see the
                                   tioned in the conversation as
                                   one of the greatest receivers
                                   of all time.
                                                                     of agility and speed and was
                                                                     the shut down corner that
                                                                     the NFL hadn’t seen in a few
                                                                                                        A      s we enter a new year,
                                                                                                               and a new decade for that
                                                                                                        matter, many of us have reso-
                                                                                                                                              Our Maroon Tigers were
                                                                                                                                           down by as much as 15 points
                                                                                                                                           in the second half, but fortu-
                                                                                                                                                                             next road trip to Memphis to
                                                                                                                                                                             face LeMoyne Owen (8-5).
                                                                                                                                                                                The Magicians from Mem-
beginnings and end of numer-       Tight End – Tony Gonzalez         years. Thankfully, Bailey was      lutions and goals we would         nately Shawn Allen ’13 and        phis are definitely one of the
ous sports superstars’ careers.    Gonzalez, a ten-time Pro Bowl     able to live up to the expecta-    like to achieve before January     Jelani Figures led them back.     better teams in the SIAC, so it
Over the past decade we have       selection, currently holds the    tions. Champ has missed only       1, 2011.                           Both of these players com-        is a tough task to pull an up-
seen dynasties in the NFL, as      NFL records for single-season     one Pro Bowl since entering           For the Morehouse bas-          bined for 33 points and 24 re-    set on their home court. The
well as the breaking of records    receptions (102) by a tight       the league in 1999.                ketball team the first goal it     bounds, but it was not enough     Maroon Tigers learned this
that were once thought to be       end, career touchdowns by a       Free Safety – Ed Reed              wanted to achieve was to win       to overcome the aforemen-         as they received their seventh
unbreakable. Fans have truly       tight end (79), career recep-     In his career, Reed has been       its first game of the 2009-2010    tioned deficit. The Lions had     loss of the season in Memphis
been privileged to see some        tions by a tight end (921), and   selected to six Pro Bowls          season. Unfortunately, before      three players who had scored      by the score of 90-82.
of the athletes from this past     reception yards by a tight end    (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007,           winter break the Maroon Ti-        in double figures, including         Though Morehouse had a
decade. The Maroon Tiger           (11,940). Kansas City radio       2008, and 2009) bwas the           gers were winless in their first   their best offensive player,      26-point lead in the second
pays homage to some of them        announcer and Hall of Fame        2004 AP NFL Defensive              five games of the season. The      Mario Jordan, who had 24          half of the game, Ladarious
in our first annual Players of     QB Len Dawson stated that         Player of the Year, and holds      losses were a mix of close         points. Paine won 69-66 and       Johnson and the Magicians
the Decade list.                   Gonzalez is “the greatest tight   the NFL record for longest         games decided by just one          the next opponent for our         snatched the second win of the
          OFFENSE                  end of all time.”                 interception return (108 yards     or two plays and games that        team was the Miles College        season right out of our hands.
Quarterback – Tom Brady            Offensive Line – Orlando          in 2008). He is considered one     were simply “blowouts.”            Golden Bears.                     Though the loss in Memphis
As a sixth-round, underdog         Pace                              of the most dominant safeties         Either way you look at it,         On Jan. 9, the Golden Bears    was probably the most dif-
draft pick and the seventh         Pace began his legendary ca-      currently playing in the NFL       each loss seemed more dev-         (1-12) and Maroon Tigers          ficult to mentally overcome,
quarterback drafted in the new     reer by becoming only the         and is often referred to as a      astating than the last for this    faced off for the second time     the team rebounded quickly
millennium, it was only fitting    second player ever to start as    “ball hawk.”                       young team. The team knew          in the season. The first meet-    and defeated Kentucky State
that Tom Brady dominated the       a true freshman for the Ohio      Strong Safety – Troy Pola-         that coming across wins            ing between them ended 63-        in overtime by one point and
decade. With a resume with         State Buckeyes. The rest, as      malu                               would not get easier as they       43 in favor of Miles College,     beat Lane, 62-60, to earn their
too many accomplishments           they would say, is history. A     Defensive backs in the NFL         went deeper into their South-      which had received their first    second and third wins of the
to list, our quarterback of        five-time All-Pro and seven-      have to do everything from         ern Intercollegiate Athletic       win of the season. You can        season.
the decade is a five-time Pro      time Pro Bowl selection, Pace     covering wideouts and tight        Conference schedule. But           easily assume that redemp-           The Maroon Tigers continue
Bowler, holds four NFL sin-        anchored the offensive line       ends to stopping the run, break-   with leadership and talent         tion was the mindset of More-     to get better and will need to
gle-game records, has racked       for the “greatest show on turf”   ing up screens and blitzing the    coming by way of juniors           house coach Grady Brewer          as they go deeper and deeper
up three Super Bowl titles,        and helped lead the Rams to       quarterback. Most teams fig-       Jelani Figures and Roderick        ’80 and his players.              into conference play. Look out
along with two Super Bowl          a Super Bowl ring in Super        ure out a way to divide these      Williams, the winless streak          The Maroon Tigers came         for the Tigers in their next up-
MVP trophies, and is a former      Bowl XXXIV.                       responsibilities between play-     did not continue long into the     through and won their first       coming games against Paine,
NFL MVP.                                     DEFENSE                 ers with diverse skills. On the    New Year.                          game of the season by 15          Stillman, Tuskegee, and the
Running Back – LaDainian           Defensive Line – Michael          Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Po-         In their first game of 2010,    points, 59-44, and snapped        SIAC leader Clark Atlanta.
Tomlinson                          Strahan                           lamalu pretty much handles         the Maroon Tigers faced off        their six-game losing streak.     The Maroon Tigers and coach
Lightning in a bottle is how       Few defensive ends in the         them all. Quarterbacks never       against their intrastate rivals,   Figures was definitely the        Brewer may be easily back in
LT was described coming out        NFL were more feared or           know where he will be or what      the Paine College Lions (5-8).     player of the game for More-      the thick of conference talk if
of college. That description       more dominant than Strahan        he will do. As a rule, he lines    Paine came into Forbes Are-        house with a stellar 15 points,   they can win at least four of
could have been what per-          was from 1997 to 2008. He         up near the tight end when the     na with a 3-6 record and had       five rebounds, four steals and    those games.
suaded the Chargers to trade       was named the 2001 NFL            Steelers suspect a run on first    just come off a loss to Clark      three assists. This win was
away their No. 1 overall pick      Defensive Player of the Year      down. On second down, he           Atlanta. The first half of this    definitely one well deserved
to the Falcons to draft the        and was a two-time NFC De-        either stays close to the line

                                                                                                        The newest elite team
talented running back. In his      fensive Player of the Year (in    of scrimmage or backs up, de-
first eight years in the league,   2001 and 2003). All while be-     pending on the situation. On
Tomlinson was selected to five     ing selected to the Pro Bowl      third and long, he becomes the
Pro Bowls, was a four-time         seven times and helping the       Steelers’ wild card, sometimes
first team All-Pro selection,
league MVP and has broken
several rushing records.
                                   Giants end the Patriots’ unde-
                                   feated season.
                                   Linebacker – Ray Lewis
                                                                     blitzing, sometimes dropping
                                                                     into coverage. Troy has been
                                                                     a menace to every player on
                                                                                                        in the NBA
Wide Receiver – Randy              As one of the greatest line-      the offense from quarterback                                          are still some doubters out       is averaging 17.2 points off
                                                                                                        Arshon Howard
Moss                               backers of all-time, “Ray         to center since he first stepped   Contributing Writer                there that don’t believe in       the bench and is the second-
No receiver over the past 15       Ray” was an easy selection        foot on the field.                                                    that assumption, but Car-         leading scorer on the team.

years has come close to being      for our linebacker of the de-     Special Teams                           he Atlanta Hawks are          rington Carter, a member of         “I like Jamal Crawford
as dominant as Randy Moss.         cade. Since the Ravens’ Super     Kicker- Adam Vinetieri                  not the awful Hawks           the Morehouse basketball          as a player,” Carrington
Since he broke into the league     Bowl win in 2000, Lewis has       Punter – Shane Lechler             of the past. As recently as        team, thinks otherwise.           Carter said. “He should win
in 1998, the 6-foot-4 speed        anchored what many could          Kick Returner – Joshua             2004-2005, the young, in-            “I believe they are,” Cart-     the Sixth Man of the Year
demon has been literally un-       call the defense of the decade.   Cribbs                             experienced Hawks lost             er said. “They have a nice        this year and he makes the
stoppable at times. Already        No defense player has meant       Punt Returner – Devin Hester       an astounding 69 games.            two-guard combo in Joe            Hawks a better team.”
second all-time to Jerry Rice      more to his team this decade                                         This franchise has made a          Johnson and Jamal Craw-             Crawford is one of the
                                                                                                                                           ford and Al Horford in the        many reasons that the Hawks

Agent O Terminated
                                                                                                        complete 180-degree turn-
                                                                                                        around and is beginning to         post. I definitely believe        are having such a suc-
                                                                                                        be recognized as an elite          they are an elite team in the     cess this year. He gives the
                                                                                                        NBA team.                          NBA.”                             Hawks a spark off the bench
Charlie Williams IV                nas’ contract. If the organi-     months as a part of his plea         Over the years, the fran-          Even non-Hawk fans,             and is a match-up problem
Staff Writer                       zation does such a thing, no      deal. So now the question is       chise had been building            such as sophomore Wyn-            for opposing teams’ play-
                                   one could blame them, but is      not will Arenas play in the        for the future and acquir-         ton Legrand, believe the          ers. He also is another go-
                                                                     league again, but for whom?        ing the right pieces through       Hawks are an elite team in        to guy besides Johnson who

                                   it really the right decision?
        ashington     Wizards      Many teams have stuck with        Avery Johnson, analyst for         the NBA draft, trades and          the NBA.                          can hit that big shot in the
        star point guard Gil-      their players after off-the-      ESPN, threw out the idea of        free agency. Their starting          “Yes, most definitely           clutch, and this was evident
bert Arenas has pled guilty        court issues. For a player        seeing Arenas in a New York        lineup, led by Joe Johnson,        they are an elite team in the     when Crawford’s last-sec-
to carrying a pistol without       who has done so much, he          Knicks uniform as the star         Josh Smith and Al Horford,         NBA,” Legrand said. “They         ond 3-pointer beat the Suns
a license in the District of       deserves support in his time      guard in Mike D’Antoni’s           is one of the most explosive       have a good solid young           this past Friday night.
Columbia. This crime is a          of trouble.                       high-octane offense. Regard-       in the league. The bevy of         team with Joe Johnson, Joe          Though the Hawks had
felony and is punishable by           By no means sho The Wiz-       less of which it is, one of the    talent does not end because        Smith and the addition of         to endure multiple losing
up to five years in prison.        ards could try and void the       30 teams in the league will        of point guard Mike Bibby          Jamal Crawford most defi-         seasons, their patience has
  Throughout the past few          last four years uld Arenas’       pick up undoubtedly one of         and Marvin Williams, and           nitely makes them an elite        produced a quality product
weeks, much has been said          actions be excused or seen as     the 10-15 best guards in the       their bench includes Jamal         team in the NBA.”                 that takes the court not too
about this situation. David        a light-hearted issue. How-       game.                              Crawford, Maurice Evans              Many       people,     like     far from campus. With the
Stern, commissioner of the         ever, it should be pointed          All athletes should learn        and rookie Jeff Teague.            Legrand, attribute a lot of       addition of Crawford, the
NBA, made the decision to          out that Cleveland Cavaliers      a lesson from Arenas’ ac-            This present squad boasts        the Hawks’ success to one         Atlanta Hawks should have
suspend Arenas indefinitely        guard Delonte West recently       tions. When you’re in a sit-       a lineup full of talent, expe-     of the newest additions to        many more winning seasons
before there was an official       was involved in an incident       uation where you’ve clearly        rience and a desire to win.        the team, Crawford. Most          in the future. With quality
charge. Now that law en-           with guns and no disciplin-       messed up and public opin-         Presently their record is 26-      NBA fans may have heard           wins over the Celtics, Suns
forcement has done their           ary action was taken. Most        ion isn’t in your favor, shut      13 and they are third overall      of Crawford before and            and Nuggets this season,
job, it’s likely we won’t see      feel that Arenas’ suspension      your mouth. Learn to have          in the Eastern Conference,         know he is a solid player. If     maybe people will finally
Arenas in any more games           came only because of his          people around you who              including three wins over          you haven’t heard of Craw-        start to recognize them as
this season, and maybe ever        comments to the media and         can give proper guidance           the Boston Celtics.                ford he is definitely mak-        one of the elite teams in the
again as a Washington Wiz-         the much talked about pre-        so that you won’t throw              With the improvement             ing sure you know who he          NBA.
ard.                               game actions where he imi-        flames over a burning fire.        over the last couple of sea-       is this year on the Hawks.
  The Wizards could try to         tated shooting pistols.           The less you say, the less         sons, the Hawks should be          He is making a strong case
void the last four years and          Arenas will not receive        you’ll probably end up hav-        recognized as one of the elite     to win the NBA’s Sixth Man
$80 million dollars of Are-        a sentence longer than six        ing to pay.                        teams in the NBA. There            of the Year award since he

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