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Fayetteville State University Student Press

By Barron Jamel Green

The Voice For Students, By Students

March 28, 2012 • Vol. 3, Issue no. 13

A cry for help

The number of suicide attempts at Fayetteville State University increased from 2010 to 2011. While suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students nationally, it is also “100 percent preventable,” according to researchers. Last academic year (2010-2011), there were eight recorded suicide threats at FSU. This year alone there were two suicide threats, and five suicide attempts which led to hospitalizations. The numbers of threats and attempts are roughly equal by gender. Furthermore, all threats and attempts at FSU were recorded in the months from August to October, according to researchers from the Center for Personal Development at FSU. It is unclear why the numbers spiked during those months, but pressures and stress associated with college, which starts up in August, seem to coincide with the increase. The data on suicide attempts at FSU was presented to the Board of Trustees at its March 22 meeting. The national issue of suicide is a controversial topic that is sweeping colleges and universities across the nation. The average number of suicides on college campuses is 1,100 annually, making it the second leading cause of death among college students, according to researchers. “Thankfully we [at FSU] have not lost a student to suicide in quite some time, but we do know that colleges all over the country are facing increased numbers of students with more severe mental health problems entering college as a result of

easier access to psychiatric medications,” according to Dr. Samantha Daniel, an assistant professor in FSU’s psychology department. In response, the FSU Center for Personal Development and the Department of Psychology are partnering to create a comprehensive suicide prevention program, which includes student screening and faculty training, Daniel said. Daniel and four other faculty members in FSU’s Department of Psychology, including Dr. Mei-Chuan Wang, Dr. Laura Coyle, Dr. Kimberly Tran, and Dr. Pius Nyutu received a grant from the Morehouse School of Medicine’s HBCU Center for Behavioral Excellence to provide training to faculty to counteract suicide attempts. Morehouse partners with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, a national organization created to lower the incidence of suicide and enhance services for individuals struggling with depression, substance abuse, and other behavioral health problems that put them at risk of suicide. The term “Suicide Gatekeeper” was used to illustrate the responsibilities of those who will later receive the training and utilize their skills in the FSU community. Training sessions began earlier this year and have included residence life staff as well as other FSU faculty and staff. “The goal is to train 250 influential students, faculty, and staff to recognize signs of distress and respond appropriately to students at risk of suicide or experiencing mental health

issues,” Daniel said. Confidential depression screenings will be offered to students during FSU’s health fair on April 20, according to FSU’s Center for Personal Development. After the screenings, students will receive immediate feedback and encouraged to seek assistance to address their concerns. FSU’s Division of Student Affairs and University College, Division of Academic Affairs are also partnering in the suicide prevention initiative. • In other business, Board of Trustee member Terence Murchison informed the board about an upcoming performance review of the chancellor by an outside consultant. • Also, FSU is forging a partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Oakridge University to provide FSU students with internship opportunities in the area of national security. Three students are currently interning at MIT and two students are interning at Oakridge. On April 2, FSU will hold a national security symposium. • The board also heard a presentation about what is being called the “Millennial Mile,” a university project to buy properties between FSU and downtown Fayetteville to enhance exposure to the university. The old Washington Drive school site has already been demolished as part of the project and other properties on Murchison Road are being evaluated for demolition and eventual expansion.

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Chancellor's Distinguished Trending Topics: Kony 2012 Speaker's Series By Shirley Townsend

By Alisha Murphy

In honor of Women's History month, Fayetteville State University Chancellor James Anderson's Distinguished Speaker Series presented Ms. Kim D. Saunders, President and CEO of Mechanics and Farmers Bank, to the university community on March 13 in the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Saunders spoke to students, specifically females, about the importance of self-worth,

independence and education. With encouraging words and anecdotes, Saunders presented the audience with elaborate tales of failure, disappointment and renewal, which have all played a major role in her success story. While remaining poised and firm, she challenged young women to remember their inner selves and expound on the virtue that has been allowed to them.

Public Notices

By Jennifer Lucas Voice Editor-in-Chief

Pedestrian Lighting Improvements Contractors began installing new pedestrian lighting along the sidewalk between the new Sci-Tech Building, rear of Rosenthal Building, and extending to the courtyard at the J. Knuckles Science Building on March 19. The university is hoping that the lighting installation will be completed by the end of April. Please be cautious and obey all posted signs or barricades as you move through the area during the next few weeks. To assist with confusion about this area, the lighting improvement has been added to the construction map on page 16. Any specific questions or concerns regarding this project can be directed to Chuck McGoogan in FSU Facilities Management at (910) 672-1977.

Stormwater & Parking Improvements Contractors began installing a new stormwater containment system and making improvements in the parking lot area in front of the Nursing Education and Research Center and behind the Continuing Education Building. Phase One of the new stormwater containment system project will be in the area behind the parking lot and Phase Two will be the actual parking lot. Due to this construction, the parking lot by the NERC building will be closed. The university has temporarily agreed to allow parking on the Band practice field. Any specific questions or concerns regarding this project can be directed to Harold Miller in FSU Facilities Construction at (910) 6721952.

Discontinued Parking Location Glad Tidings Tabernacle Non-Denominational Church at 530 Langdon Street has notified the university that anyone who parks on the church's property will be towed at their own expense. FSU is not responsible for any vehicles that are towed.

On March 5, Jason Russell aired the Kony2012 YouTube. The production immediately went viral and received attention on Twitter, Facebook, and the national news. The Kony2012 is partnered with a foundation called “Invisible Children.” The foundation and movement both strive to help the brutal violence and kidnapping of Ugandan children to be soldiers in the Lord's Resistance Army, which is allegedly organized by rebel leader Joseph Kony. The movement raises awarnesss by using a campaign strategy and wearing t-shirts with Joseph Kony's face of it. The YouTube video, which tells children's horror stories about the LRA and the strategies used to catch Kony, received more than 38 million hits on YouTube and trended on Twitter with the hash tag #StopKony. Although the production was an eye opener to many individuals in the United States, the people of Uganda were not pleased with the production, according to Al Jazeera reporter Malcom Webb on “For many people here, the video is simply puzzling,” Webb says in his video report. “It contains footage of an American man, his son, and it documents events that happened here, in northern Uganda, years ago,” published. Many critics in Uganda and the U.S. have

posted videos and stated their opinions on social networks about the factual inaccuracy of the Kony2012 YouTube video production. “I first became aware of the movement on Twitter. I noticed immediately that there were some things that did not add up in the situation," Fayetteville State University senior Alyssa Debonair stated Dr. Beatrice Mpora, the director of a community health organization in Uganda, told the Telegraph that the video “can cause more problems than help us. There has not been a single soul from the LRA here since 2006,” she said. “Now we have peace. People are back in their homes. They are planting their fields. They are starting their businesses. That is what people should help us with,” the published. “It is important that we as youth research things that go on in the world. I am glad I did my research before I fully supported the Kony2012 movement,” Debonair stated.

New look for student email By Shirley Townsend

The student email has been updated. Fayetteville State University is no longer using Windows Live email format, instead the new Microscoft Outlook Web App has been implemented. Although the change took place to help expand accessibility, students have had both negative and positive opinions of the change. "I hate it. It freezes a lot," said Sophomore Gabrielle Braswell. When students access their email they will not only see a change in the email format, but they will also see a difference in the way they receive emails. "I like the new look of the new email, but it has poor mobile quality," said Freshman Chelse Hunter. The Voice contacted the ITTS Helpdesk and was not given any information concerning students grievences about how to maintain the new student email program.

Sophomore Aaron Williams has discovered a possible way for students to access the new email system through their phones. Unfortunately, Williams' method only works for Android and iPhone users.

Attn: Fayetteville State Students!! Re: Use these settings to access your email using POP, IMAP, or SMTP. POP Settings(incoming mail) Server name: Port: 995 Encryption method: SSL SMTP Settings(Outgoing mail) Server name: Port: 587 Encryption method: TLS Text Aaron Williams at (202) 679-3244

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Not Another Dilapidated Building By Alisha Murphy

Discussion about the university's future for the home of Fayetteville State’s third President, E.E. Smith, will resume in early April. FSU officials and representatives of the City of Fayetteville will meet the first week of April to discuss ideas for Smith’s former home on 135 Blount Street in Fayetteville. The home, which is now surrounded by commercial property, was set for demolition early this year, but has since been saved in hopes of restoration. The redevelopment of the area is said to include new business space and an overall cosmetic adjustment to the area. In 1902, Dr. Smith purchased the two-yearold, two story, three bedroom, one bath home for $100 dollars. During his era, the community was home to many professionals and a “thriving black community” according to Andrew Barksdale, a reporter with The Fayetteville Observer. Over the years the home has accommodated several families, as well as a local business.

The City of Fayetteville now owns the property, but hopes the community will be able to contribute to the project. Budget cuts and lack of information and involvement have halted any further discussions about the home’s restoration. Dr. Bertha H. Miller, FSU historian, said the university is spearheading efforts to raise money for the project and is proposing that FSU alumni, E.E. Smith alumni, and the state contribute. According to Dr. Miller, Dr. Smith was a “very generous man, who raised and donated funds to purchase the first 40 acres of land where Fayetteville State currently sits.” As an advocate for community involvement, Dr. Smith’s legacy would benefit from direct community collaboration, but it seems that funds are just not available at this time. While all parties agree the project will be costly, no ideas have yet been discussed as to what would be appropriate or preferred for the restoration, nor has a budget been drawn.


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Are You Graduating? By Jalynn Jones

Are you aware that African American's national average graduation rate from four-year colleges is 41 percent? Fayetteville State University’s current graduation rate is 11 percent. If you look around your classroom, only 11 percent of the students who came in as incoming freshman will graduate in six years. Statistical information can be confusing so, in laymen’s terms, less than half of blacks enrolled in four-year universities are graduating in six years. Historically Black Colleges and Universities typically admit students with lower grade point averages to provide opportunities to attend higher education institutions. This practice has a direct effect on overall graduation rates. FSU recognizes that there is a problem and continues to create programs and hire nationally renowned individuals to improve the retention rate among all students. Dr. D. Jason De Sousa was recently hired as FSU’s Vice Chancellor of Retention. De Sousa has over 10 years of experience in higher education and a passion for “helping students push forward.” He has held various administrative positions in higher education institutions but he said he enjoys working with students face to face. Although Dr. De Sousa is concerned with retention in the general student population, he specializes in the improvement of African American males’ retention rates. African American males are the most at risk group in higher education, according to Dr. De Sousa.

“African American males with bachelor degrees tend to provide state and federal government with better tax pays. Meaning that, they can get jobs and pay taxes and contribute to society in ways that are needed. It’s in the best interest of the United States for African American males to graduate at greater levels than previous was the case. Much is at stake here.” The statistics are stacked against African American students, but that does not mean students of color are defeated. According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, the graduation rate for black males has improved from 28 percent to 36 percent over the past 15 years. Students need to recognize generational obstacles and other road blocks that may stand in the way of finishing their education. On the other hand, black women continue to have steady gains each year and currently have a 46 percent graduation rate. FSU’s Student Government Association recently held a panel discussion titled “Can You See Yourself through All That Smoke.” The panel was designed to give students the opportunity to get advice from college graduates and staff about staying in school. Panel members explored several obstacles that prevent students from finishing school. Issues, such as too much involvement in clubs and organizations and financial setbacks were addressed. In the end, the question still remains: Are you graduating?

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Second home owned by E.E. Smith located at 135 Blount Street here in Fayetteville, shown in a dilapidated condition.

Federal Reminders

Taxes must be filed with the IRS by April 15 at Midnight All students must renew their FAFSA if you want Financial Aid for 2012-2013

FSU Reminders Returning FSU students it is time again to register for On Campus Housing. For Application dates and details log on to or call the Office of Residence Life at (910) 672-2599 Voice Photo By Jennifer Lucas

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Dr. D. Jason De Sousa talking with a group of students.

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It's Summer time! By Shirley Townsend

Spring has arrived and soon summer will be here as well. Other than eating ice pops and enjoying the cool water at the pool, what are you doing this summer? “This summer I plan to get a job, take care of my sister and mom. I also will work towards getting my license, but if I do not succeed I will spend the rest of my time lifting weights and running,” said freshman Air Force ROTC Cadet La’leeqa Hason Hussein. Bria Robinson, freshma, said “During my summer break, I will work out to stay in shape for the basketball season. I plan to play in a summer basketball league also. I will get my license and hopefully a car also. If possible I also want to get a job.”

MOVIEREVIEW Project X By Cimmeon Terry

I don’t care how many parties you’ve been to or how hard you think you can party, the dudes in Project X top it all. In Nima Nourizadeh’s directorial debut, reported that Project X collected over $20 million in its opening weekend. The total domestic income was almost $50 million, with a worldwide income at more than $60 million. Project X is centered around three high school seniors. Thomas Mann plays Thomas, the average, unpopular kid who plays it safe. Oliver Cooper plays Costa, the teenaged so called “Pimp of Brooklyn” who takes the liberty of organizing the party. Jonathan Daniel Brown plays J.B., the chubby Jewish kid who is praying to finally get lucky his last year of high school. The story starts at Thomas’ house when

his parents conveniently go out of town on his 17th birthday. His friend Costa convinces him to throw a party, in order to increase their popularity during their last year of high school. Reluctantly, Thomas agrees to host the party at his house. Before his parents left Thomas’ father said “Honey, Thomas is a good kid, but he’s kind of a l o s e r. We have nothing to worry about while we’re gone.” He was gravely mistaken. Before the end of the night, the three guys bought marijuana, stole a garden gnome full of ecstasy, and eventually burnt down the neighborhood. Project X is nonstop laughs from when the party started and when “it’s forced” to Courtesy of end. I give this movie an honest 10 out of 10. I highly recommend seeing it, but I wouldn’t recommend trying it.


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Spring Student Elections

Empty ballots welcome all-comers By Daniel L. Prater

Fayetteville State University’s Spring Student Elections are upon us once again. As candidates prepare for long campaign nights and complex campaign approaches, let’s take a look at the positions available. SGA: • President • Vice President • Treasurer • Secretary • Senators-at-Large (representing the 10 Residence Halls on campus) • Off-Campus Senators (10 positions available) • Graduate Senators (for any full-time Graduate Students/ two positions available) Student Activities Council • Program Director • Business Manager • Administrative Assistant • Council Members (multiple) • Student Judicial Board (five student positions) • Class Officers (President, VP, Secretary, etc. for Freshman, Sophomore, etc.) • Class Kings & Queens (Mr. and Miss Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) • Miss FSU!

Quick reminder for those of you who enjoy challenging opportunities ripe with personal satisfaction, review the SGA Constitution found on the SGA Website under the ‘info’ tab. SGA representatives strongly encourage commuters to apply for the Off-Campus positions. Some important dates to remember: April 3, Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., RJSC 236 (Campaign Meeting) April 11, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., RJSC (Election Day) April 12th, Thursday at 2:00 p.m., RSJC (Election Speeches) Interested in making a difference on campus? SGA representatives encourage students to apply for multiple positions. Please contact Dr. Walter McNeil @ 910-672-2207 or email via Application link: index.cfm With so many positions up for grabs, who knows what our student political climate has in store? Anyone among us could shape FSU’s future, even you!

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The forgotten sports

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By DeSean Lawson

With Fayetteville State University’s basketball and football seasons over, many of the die-hard sports fans here at FSU are wondering what they have to look forward to this spring. Well, to begin with, check out FSU's freshman phenomenon Brandon Jobe. Jobe is a very talented golfer on FSU's golf team. Jobe carded a 3-over-par 74 in the second round at Pine Hollow Golf Course. Jobe, the tournament's first-round leader, found himself in a tie at 4-over 146 with Virginia State's Stephen Genchi. It was only after a scorecard playoff determined Jobe to be the tournament's medalist that the Broncos could celebrate not one, but two big wins on the 6,454-yard course earlier this month on March 13. Jobe helped FSU win the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southern Division tournament. FSU also won two tournaments during the

fall semester, helping to establish the university’s golf program as one of the CIAA's elite golf programs. The FSU golf team will play in the CIAA Northern Division Tournament in St. Petersburg, VA later this month on March 25. In addition to golf, the FSU women’s tennis team is certain to have an exciting spring season. Varice Love dominated Bowie State and Lincoln PA University by going 3-0 in single matches to earn wins for the FSU women’s tennis team in the first CIAA Cross Divisional Roundup of the season. Love was also the CIAA rookie of the year last year. In addition to being captain of the FSU tennis team, while only being a sophomore, she is still considered one of the best players in the CIAA. The Lady Broncos fell short losing 8-1 to Virginia Union University in their first match in the CIAA Cross Divisional Round-

up 2 on March 17. The Lady Broncos also have a huge match on March 21 against UNC Pembroke here at FSU, so come out support your Lady Broncos. If you are not a big fan of golf or tennis, then what about bowling? The FSU community may not hear as much about the defending CIAA champions FSU women’s bowling team, but that’s definitely about to change. The Lady Broncos (56-13, 45-4) turned many heads when they participated in the last of three CIAA Southern Division events on March 16 with an impressive 5-0 record at the B&B Bowling Lanes in Fayetteville, NC FSU was led by sophomore De'Andrea Bethea's 205.6 average. The Lady Broncos won all five matches with relative ease; the closest being a 907-820 victory against St. Augustine's. Fayetteville State totaled more than 900 pins in four of the five matches -

just missing that mark in an 897-760 win over Livingstone to start the meet's action. In addition to the talented Lady Broncos bowling team, you can also check out the upin-coming Lady Bronco’s softball team. Although the Lady Broncos are struggling so far during the first half of the season with a disappointing 5-25 record, the good news is that the Lady Broncos are 4-3 in the conference. So even though basketball and football season has come to a close, there are still plenty of exciting and thrilling games to look forward to. To all die hard FSU sports fans out there: come out and support your golf, tennis, bowling and softball teams and let the world see your Bronco Pride and Attitude Check. Go Broncos!!!

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2012 Women's Tennis Team

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Rebecca Polaschek, sophomore pitcher, winds up a pitch as she strikes out the batter from West Virginia University.

2011-2012 Women's Bowling Team

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FSU's Brandon Jobe

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Intramural basketball ends

By DeSean Lawson

Fayetteville State University students didn't have to travel to Charlotte to see a great basketball game. The intramurals basketball regular season came to an end March 21 with team Lights Out defeating team Baller Blocking 60-35 to secure the 8th and final playoff spot. The season began with 16 teams participating in intramurals basketball this semester. The FSU students and faculty members played their hearts out throughout the regular season and were very eager to showcase their talents in this year's playoffs. Many of the FSU students who participated in intramurals basketball this season showed everyone that there are good basketball players here at FSU that are not on the FSU basketball team. There were a lot of great teams in intramurals basketball this semester, but one team that stood out was team Young & Old. Team Young & Old stood out not just because of their

outstanding record but because they are one of the rare teams that consist of young and old players. The unique and talented team was led by big man Julian Capel and guard Devin Thompson. Even though this dynamic duo led the team, their success counted on their speedy guard, a very skillful slashing small forward and a solid bench. So it is no surprise that they made it into the playoffs. The top eight teams in intramurals basketball to make it to the playoffs were teams Young & Old, Dream Chaser, Unexpected, Flight Team Takeover, 2ez, HDMD,Untamable, and Lights Out. In this year's playoffs, there were two divisions. Teams in the white division included: No. 1 seed team Dream Chaser, No. 2 seed team Unexpected, No. 3 seed team 2ez and No. 4 seed team Flight Team Takeover. Teams in the blue division were: No. 1 seed team Young & Old, No. 2 seed team HDMD, No. 3 seed Untamable and No. 4 seed team Lights

Out. In this years playoffs, the No. 1 seed from the white division, team Dream Chaser, faced the No. 4 seed from the blue division, team Lights out. The No. 2 seed from the white division, team Unexpected, went against the No. 3 seed from the blue division, team Untamable on March 22 in the Capel Arena. In the other first round bracket the no.1 seed from the blue division, team Young & Old faced the No. 4 seed from the white division, team Flight Team Takeover. The No. 2 seed from the blue division, team HDMD, faced off against the No. 3 seed from the white division team 2ez on March 22 in the Capel Arena. Final playoffs were March 26. For information on the winners see the next edition of The Voice.

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Team HDMD vs. Team Untamable in season finale.

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Who's really inside the Bronco Mascots?

By Shirley Townsend

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I am Antonio Monroe, and I am inside the Bronco Mascot!

I am Brittany Hunter, and I am inside the Bronco Mascot!

Name: Antonio Monroe Classification: Sophomore Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology Hometown: Charlotte, NC Favorite Sport: Football Favorite Hobby: Sleeping and Eating What are some of your goals in life? To be the first in my family to graduate with two Masters degrees. What do you like about being the Bronco mascot for FSU? It allows me to show true school spirit and I love that. How do you bring school spirit to the crowds during sports games? Dancing, getting interactive with the crowd and all the little kids love to run up and give hugs...Messing with the opposing team helps as well. What is something interesting about you that most do not know? Most people don't know who I am under the uniform, but little do they know I'm usually in their face everyday laughing and joking.

Name: Brittany Hunter Classification: Senior Major: Visual Art with a double concentration in Digital Art and Sculpture Minor: Psychology Hometown: Kinston, NC Favorite Sport: I do not have one. Favorite Hobby: Dancing What are some of your goals in life? To be a photographer as well as sculptor and to have my work in galleries. What do you like about being the Bronco mascot for FSU? It is super fun. I get the chance to do what I love which is dance and be silly, while at the same time get a fun workout. How do you bring school spirit to the crowds during sports games? I try my best to have as much energy as possible so that hopefully it spreads to them. I also try to do certain dances that people may know, give high fives and blow kisses. What is something interesting about you that most do not know? Most people may not know about my artwork whether it be my paintings, my photos, or my weird sculptures. They also may be unaware that my birthday is on Halloween.

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Illuminating health from within Fashions of Jun E Caniel By Ta'Meka Breland

So many times, we look for a solution that promotes instant gratification without having to put in much effort. However, when it doesn’t give us the results wanted and expected, we get mad and try to blame it on something or someone. This holds true to our health. We get suckered into the recent fad diet that promises us results that are unreachable, and when we don’t have the expected outcome, get discouraged and give up. Don’t be fooled and fall into the ridiculous trap of diets! Fad diets and misleading weight-loss products give a false perception of weightloss. Dieting is viewed as restricting your body from certain foods for a period of time. Often a quick five to 10 pounds will come off, but then your old eating habits return. If you stick with it to attain your weight goal, you may still find yourself back at the same weight or higher in a few months. On many diets you are not eating the way you will eat for the rest of your life. You eat

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foods you may not like very much and don't find satisfying. If you are determined enough, you stick with it until you reach your goal. But you know this is "just for the diet" rather than finding healthier foods you enjoy in amounts that don't cause weight gain. Losing weight is all about having a healthy lifestyle, according to Emily McNair, the director of Fayetteville State University’s Student Health Services. A healthy lifestyle consists of a combination of diet and exercise. Wellness involves both choice and action. The choices you make each day and the actions you take on those choices can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Making positive choices in the areas of physical fitness, stress, work, relationships, medication, and nutrition - and then acting on those choices - promotes a sense of accomplishment and well-being. In order to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle, start by making small changes - one at a time.

Here are just a few steps that you can try: 1. Walk to work. 2. Use fat free milk over whole milk. 3. Do sit-ups in front of the TV. 4. Walk during lunch hour. 5. Drink water before a meal. 6. Eat leaner red meat & poultry. 7. Eat half of your dessert. 8. Walk instead of driving whenever you can. 9. Avoid food portions larger than your fist.

Fayetteville entrepreneurs, Jay and Tiya Caniel, have proven that doing what is best for the environment makes a lot of business sense. “Are you feeling Jun E?” is a phrase that is starting to make its way to the campus of Fayetteville State University. In the winter, a few students walked the brick sidewalks of campus rocking those infamous hooded scarves, while now as spring erupts, the t-shirts with the vibrant colored lion’s head is making its mark in campus fashion. When you walk into the Jun E Boutique, you experience the Jun E Caniel fashion brand. The first thing that visitors notice in the store, besides the color splashed walls, is the welcoming smell of incense. Everything in the store is environment friendly. All items sold in the store are either up-cycled or fair trade. The store sells everything in both men’s and women’s fashion, from button-up shirts, scarves, earrings, sari totes from India (by Handmade Expressions), as well as their own designer hoodies, t-shirts, hand-made bags and accessories. Most of the items in the store are designed by Mrs. Caniel herself. “Since we’ve opened the store, I’ve been creatively awake,” Mrs. Caniel said excitedly. “Coming up with new ideas, I have hundreds of designs that have not come out yet, hundreds.” The boutique also reaches out to other vendors whose fashionable items embody the Jun E brand. “I do research via internet and find interesting things, or the kinds of things you just can’t find in Fayetteville,” said Mrs. Caniel. “Jun E” which is a term coined by store and brand founders, Jay and Tiya, means positivity, greatness, creativeness and overall “swag.” “It’s the name of your ideal self. We challenge everyone to unleash the lion in you,” said Mrs. Caniel. The lion’s head is the store and brand logo. And can be seen on various items throughout the boutique. And although they didn’t have an actual

grand opening, the store is doing well in an economy that has been very unforgiving to small businesses. “We make a sale almost every day, [whichi is] better than what we anticipated. We get aA s lot of foot traffic,” she said. Mrs. Caniel added that the boutique hasb gotten very good feedback from the commu-n nity and she expects a healthy growth for the e business in the future. “We won’t be in Macy’s,” she said with au laugh. Mrs. Caniel and her husband Jay Can-J iel, want to remain in the area, where they can2 be more hands-on and involved. “I don’t want to be in mainstream. I wantp to keep our grassroots feel and be more in thet community,” said Mrs. Caniel. The Caniel’s created a blog to help push their Jun E movement. Their blog promotes positivity. They hope to encourage others to do great things. “The store is a pretty good extension of ourselves,” said Mrs. Caniel, “[I hope t h a t ] in five years, people all over the world will know what we’re about. And be a part of the Jun E movement.” The Jun E Boutique is located just off of Raeford road; at 1009 Marlborough road. Currently the store has a 15 percent discount on all accessories.

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Global Awareness Day

“Experiencing new cultures is so interesting to me,” said Demarco Allen, a Fayetteville State University sophomore, and audience member of the 3rd annual Global Awareness day event. This eye catching event demanded the attention of students and faculty traveling through the Rudolph Jones student center lobby March 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This event was intended to expose students and faculty to cultures outside of their own.

Global awareness day is a social and educational event hosted by the international education center and honors program. Global awareness is vital within the academic community and business world. Displays from eight different countries illustrated how diverse and unique different cultures are all around the world. Molly Williams, an employee of FSU’s social work department, presented her recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa. She projected the culture of South

African life from an American woman’s perspective. Williams said her service learning project that helped African communities was a “wonderful experience”. Other countries that were featured as part of the Global Awarness event included China, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Spain, Caribbean countries, and Korea. The display highlighting Nigerian culture showcased presenters Aleshia Hines-Best’s and Peju Adenle’s hand made fabric of Nigeria.

Fabrics similar to those that were featured are often woven into dresses, and clothing similar to the ones displayed in the fashion show. The event also hosted an international cuisine sampling and etiquette, in which foods from various cultures were available to try. This portion of the event also had demonstrations covering the proper way to prepare specific cultural dishes. The event concluded with an energetic global fashion show. This segment showcased traditional at-

Abdou Afquir, FLTA poses at Morroco Display.

Peju Adenlu, FTLA Yoruba make headwrap or "Gele"

tire from several countries that are represented on campus. The models were a mixture of Fayetteville State University students, faculty, and guests of the university. The event was an important element of FSU’s focus on international cultures in today’s global society.

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Molly Williams talks with students about South Africa. Voice Photo By Alisha Murphy

Nicholas Parker. Yeshua's Ryu Martial Arts, demonstratus "The Jō" techniques.

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Poetry Garden

A fright Someone who refused the light Whispered in my ear one night When I died, my Mother cried Looked into the sky Asked God why You are living in a material world, and you are a Material girl In a world of dueling dualities, conflicting realities The infinite roll of one die, probable possibilities on planes of endless possibility On a last sigh a baby cries, the hard truth of the lovely lie People live and die, come to the light child don’t cry Still with a stubborn tear in my ghostly eye, I ask God Why did I have to die? ~Ghost Six

What does Summer mean to Mr. & Miss FSU? “The summer is the time of year when renewal is a necessity. There’s no point in holding onto the past when you have the rare opportunity to regain yourself for the future.” ~Mr. FSU “Use your summer to relax but also to re-evaluate your college venture to make improvements in your future endeavors.” ~Miss. FSU

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Broncoscopes Source: Android App Horoscope version 2.0.2



(December 22-January 19)

(April 20-May 20)

You don't always realize it, but sometimes your words come out too tough on others think twice before saying things.

Don't always listen to the mottos, truth isn't always good to tell, even between friends.



(January 20-Februay 18)

out of control!

Yo u w a n t a c t i o n a n d change. At least your partner has a good reason to complain this time, you're

(May 21- June 21)

New faces and new projects, everything is changing around you lately. You were looking for a change? Now you have it!



(February 19-March 20)

(June 22-July22)

Your inventive spirit is overflowing and it most certainly benefits you, but you might want to put that boiling mind on pause once in a while.

If you want things to happen, flee from comfortable habits and capture the signals around you.


(March 21 to April 19)


(July 23-August 22) Irregular in your efforts, you'll have a tendency to let others find solutions for yourself because you simply don't want to shed a single drop of sweat.


(August 23-September 22)

People appreciate your personal way to address and tackle every task you undertake in your professional life. need a raise!

Maximizing your income is one of your main preoccupations these days. You have the right arguments to convince your superiors you


(September 23-October 23)

By trying to satisfy everyone, you are putting yourself in an impossible situation.


(October 24- November 21)

It seems like your friends and family only access one side of your personality and not necessarily the best one.


(November 22-December 21)

Source: arieshoroscope

The present climate is encouraging premonitions and bright ideas. Be sure to keep them for yourself though, especially if they concern professional matters.

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Campus Life

March 28, 2012

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The Grand Opening of the Fayetteville State University Student Veteran's Center was held on March, 22. The center is located at suite 102 in the Bronco Square shopping plaza acrross from Fayetteville State University.

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80s Fashion lives again

March 28, 2012


By Shirley Townsend

Radio Raheem

Salt N' Pepper

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Freshmen Tarik Perrineeau, Randy Conrad, Franseau Richards

Spike Lee

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FSU student Monique Smith/Junior/ Major: Biology

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FSU students: Ivey Tanner, senior; Barron Green, senior and Brendell Davis, sophomore.

Will smith (Fresh prince) and Jeffrey A. Townes( DJ Jazzy Jeff)

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Who's behind The Voice? Chief EDITORIAL STAFF:

Adviser Dr. Andrea Baker, Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Lucas,

Staff of the issue:

Shirley Townsend, Alisha Murphy, Jeffery Pearson, Charnell Harris, Ta'Meka Breland, Zachary Johnson, DeSean Lawson, Jalynn Jones, Anna Rhodes, Daniel L. Prater, Cimmeon Terry, Barron Jamel Green

Kroger is Hiring Whatever your talents and wherever you may use them, there’s a place for you in the Kroger Family of Companies. To learn about career opportunities in management, information systems, auditing, manufacturing, accounting, logistics, human resources and retail operations don’t miss the information session on April 3 at 5:30pm in the Office of Career Services, SBE Suite 230. For an opportunity to interview on April 4, you MUST contact Ms. Taylor at 672-1706.

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Showcasing Works by: Aaron Wallance Avery Beckles Dustan Elliott Margeret Sansbury Jovian Turnbull

Dates to Remember April 9- 28 Pre-Registration for Summer School April 9- July 28 Pre-Registration for Fall 2012 April 28- May 4 Final Exams May 4- Commencement Rehearsal 9:30 a.m. at Seabrook Auditorium May 5- Commencement Ceremony 9 a.m., Lineup 7:30 a.m. at Crown Coliseum

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