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The Voice

Singin' to His Glory

For Students, By Students

November 2, 2011 • Vol. 3, Issue no. 6

Voice photo by Antonio Monroe

Blanche Mcallister performs at the 'Evening with Legends' gospel concert on Oct. 22 at Seabrook Auditorium accompanied by Fayetteville State University's 'United Voices of Praise' choir.

Normalcy, Never Again

The reality of King's 'Dream' speech

by Jalynn Jones Voice Staff Writer

By definition, normalcy is the quality or condition of being normal as the general economic, political and social conditions of a nation. Normalcy is usualness, ordinariness or uniformity. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 addressing a crowd of Americans that supported his concept of normalcy, never again. The “I Have a Dream” speech was originally entitled “Normalcy, Never Again” because it was addressing the eco-

nomic crisis of that time. The idea of racial equality inspired the dream that Dr. King talked about toward the end of his speech which was an impromptu sermon, prompted by gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, when she yelled “Tell them about the dream, Martin.” He improvised the rest, and delivered what is now the most quoted section of the “I Have a Dream” speech today. As relevant as “the dream” is to our generation, the speech in its entirety is not often analyzed and compared to how we live today. We put Dr. Martin Luther King and the “I Have a Dream” speech in a box and save it for January and February.

We take a day off for his birthday and reflect on his dream without even asking ourselves if we are fulfilling the vision that Dr. King stressed forty eight years ago. What has taken many years and millions of dollars to create, a monument has been built to recognize Dr. King as one of the greatest leaders of our country. Most impressively, his fraternity brothers, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. raised $117 million out of the $120 million it took to construct the memorial site.

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New construction detours alters life on campus

Students face difficulties trying to find parking, walking routes on campus by Shirley Townsend Voice Staff Writer

The bright orange plastic tape and "Work Zone” signs that cut off the main entrance of the Lyons Science building, Lyons Science Annex building, Vance parking lot, Rosenthal parking lot, the police station and what was once the Vance basketball court is a clear indicator to visitors that there is a lot of different construction projects occurring on the Fayetteville State University campus. Over half of the campus is still being renovated and students have a lot of questions that they want answered that deals with the construction. How long will these areas be cut off? What are some other ways I can get to class due to the changes, and will more areas be cut off this year? While there will be no more new projects on campus this semester, many students are curious to know if their whole 2011-2012 school year will consist of huge dirt piles and noisy construction trucks. "It is so hard to find a parking space on campus because the construction has taken over many parking spots. I paid for a parking spot and I can’t even find a parking spot," said sophomore commuter student, Tempestt Surles. It is not only commuter students who have suffered from the disappearance of the parking spots, but oncampus students have also had quite a few problems trying to find places to park without getting a ticket.

The freshmen class has been extremely affected by the changes on campus. "It makes me feel confused and unaware of my

environment. The detours are often the reasons why I am tardy for class because there are certain ways that I would use to get to class at

the beginning of the semester that have been completely blocked off or torn down," stated freshman, Robin Brice.

“I feel like there is too much construction going on at once on our campus. I mean I don’t dislike the fact that our school is getting bet-

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ter buildings to help our learning for students, but I think it’s something that should have been started during the beginning of the summer instead of towards the end,” said senior, William Mullins. The construction began during the second session of summer school, and has since spread to more areas on campus. Huge dirt hills and tall wired fences have taken over the most popular walking routes on campus. Students are now being forced to walk around campus, instead of through it to get to their classes, cars and dorm rooms. The inconvenience is truly a challenge for students that are traveling around campus. Although the construction is here to stay, there are ways to get around the construction and avoid the extra walk. Here are a few ways to avoid being inconvenienced by the construction. *When leaving classes, try taking the back exits in the buildings in order to decrease time spent walking around the whole building. * Leaving for classes at least 20 minutes earlier can also get you to class on time and allow you to walk at your normal pace and not risk being tardy to class because of new unknown area restrictions. *During class breaks instead of going back to your car or dorm room, relax in the building lounge areas so you can make it to your next class on time.

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Credit Union$ Possibly a better alternative to standard banks by L’Asia Brown Contributing Writer

Amid protests, credit unions offer friendly alternative to banks. In cooperation with the DoddFrank Overhaul Law, the Federal Reserve introduced a cap on the fee that banks can charge merchants to allow their customers to use debit cards. The law was passed over this past summer. The cap is 24 cents per transaction. According to a Sept. 29 article from The New York Times, banks make an average of 44 cents per transaction, and will lose an estimated $6.6 billion in revenue beginning in 2012. Last month, Bank of America, along with Wells Fargo, Chase, SunTrust and other banks, announced the implementation of monthly fees to help balance the loss in profits. Wells Fargo will test a $3 monthly fee in certain states, while Bank of America and SunTrust will introduce $5 monthly fees. With more encouragement to end corporate corruption than ever before, U.S. citizens are finally facing their economically toxic lifestyles and searching for ways to correct them. Between the recent lawsuits against 17 banks by the United States government and the global “Occupy” movements, people of all economic classes are turning

Now, as then, credit unions to credit unions for several rea- lege differs by state.) Credit unions also offer higher make small loans that other fisons. One of the main causes for this dividend payments on savings nancial institutions would connew trend is the new fees that accounts, and lower interest rates sider too small for processing,” several banks, including Bank of on home, auto, and/or personal according to the website. Hence, the creation of the idea that small America, plan to impose on cus- loans. Credit unions also offer little community finance institutions tomers who use debit cards for non-ATM transactions. To make or no monthly fees to maintain could serve as alternatives to big up for profits lost through regula- accounts, though they may re- banks. There are what some would tion of fees the banks are permit- quire a minimum balance on a ted to charge small businesses for savings account. State Employ- call disadvantages to choosing a transactions done through their ees Credit Union charges a $1 credit union over a bank, but with per month membership fee, and online banking, those disadvanmerchant accounts. Credit Unions are not banks. requires a minimum balance of tages are few and in-between. Most credit unions are limited They are different in structure, $25 in savings accounts. The beginning of the credit to certain communities or service and are governed by different bodies than banks. Each state has union, according to the Pennsyl- people from common organizations, such as State different charter rules for credit The biggest, and perhaps most important, Employees Credit Union, who serunions founded vices employees of i n t h e r e s p e c - difference between banks and credit the state of North tive state, and the unions, is that banks are private and are Carolina (state-ran National Credit university employUnion Adminis- for-profit entities. ees, NC National tration governs vania Credit Union Association’s Guard, members, etc.) or Fort federal credit unions. The biggest, and perhaps website, can be traced back to the Bragg Federal Credit Union, to which a civilian not connected most important, difference be- 19th century. “1849 is generally accepted to a military member could not tween banks and credit unions, is that banks are private and are as the year that the first credit open an account. Also, because for-profit entities. While credit union was organized. Friedrich credit unions service smaller unions are public, not-for-profit Wilhelm Raiffeisen, mayor of groups of people than banks, financial institution owned by a small German town whose they are often not accessible in members. A member of a credit inhabitants had suffered heavy all parts of the country, and could union is what an account holder financial losses due to a crop fail- possibly inconvenience a memwould be to a bank. Unlike a ure and a depression, conceived ber if money troubles rose during bank, members of credit unions the idea. He believed that by travel. Familiarization with a credit are often able to participate in the pooling small sums of money, a actual governance of the credit fund could be established from union’s phone numbers and their union, such as electing the board which loans could be made at a online banking system reduces this unattractive possibility. of directors (this member privi- low rate of interest.

In North Carolina there are more than 50 credit unions, including State Employees Credit Union, Fayetteville Postal Credit Union, Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and Bragg Mutual Credit Union in Fayetteville. According to the North Carolina Credit Union League, credit unions in the state currently serve 3.1 million consumers and manage more than $30.6 billion in assets. Bank of America recently released plans to lay off 30,000 employees, and then they posted record profits of more than 6 billion for the third quarter of 2011. These actions, paired, lead some to believe that not only are banks engaging in shady, corporatist practices, but that the fees should be investigated and eliminated. According to The South Florida Sun Sentinel, Florida legislator Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, introduced a bill that would ban the fees. "The bottom line is the banks sold us on this idea of a cashless society and pushed the idea of using a debit card heavily over the past decade with the main selling point that this is free access to your money," he said, reported the Sentinel. "And now that they're not making ridiculously huge profits, they're going to try to stick it to the customer,” said Mr. Clemens.


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Grad senator seat denied to part-time student by L’Asia Brown Contributing writer

Graduate student disqualified from SGA race due to enrollment status When Kady-Ann Davy received the email on Sept. 1, that her application to run for a graduate student senator in Fayetteville State University’s fall elections had been accepted, she thought she might have a chance to become yet another force in her community, albeit, the FSU one. Ms. Davy purchased posters, solicited FSU friends for help, and began placing orders for fortune cookies, campaign buttons and other promotional items. She distributed her fliers around campus and started on the campaign trail to win the position. Then, on Thursday, Sept. 8, less than a week before elections were scheduled to take place, Ms. Davy received an email from the office of student activities, stating that she had been erroneously approved to run for the position. “It has come to our attention that you are not a full time graduate student. Therefore, you are ineligible

Davy to run for the position of graduate senator. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you,” said the email. The cause of Ms. Davy’s disqualification from the race—her status as a part-time student rather than full-time student—was stated as the determining factor. Ms. Davy sits on Fayetteville’s City Council as its youngest member, over District 12. She is one of two councilwomen, in

What’sGoingOn? FALL 2011 GRADUATE STUDENT FORUM WHAT: Graduate student forum WHEN: Tonight 5:00-6:00 p.m. WHERE: Continuing Education Building room 125 HOSTED BY: Graduate School of FSU EAGLE ENPOWERMENT SERIES WHAT: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You WHEN: 7:00-8:00 p.m. WHERE: Upper level of the Cook Building HOSTED BY: NCCU & FSU

addition to councilwoman Valencia A. Applewhite. In FSU’s student government association constitution, specific rules, regulations and requirements are outlined, that applicants must meet in order to run for positions or to just be involved with SGA. Rule number one, under section three of article V, which discusses qualifications, states that a student seeking a position within SGA must be enrolled in the university full-time. But with the position of graduate senator being different than that of president, vice-president, treasure, etc., the requirement that a graduate student be enrolled full-time to participate, is questionable, especially considering the fact that Ms. Davy was the only applicant for the position. There are currently no graduate senators, and with the amount of full-time graduate students being relatively low, the probability of several being interested in SGA is also low. Out the approximate 6,000 students enrolled at FSU, only about 10 percent, or 746 students are in graduate school. The percentage of full-time students versus part-time students was not

“I've still yet to hear from the immediately available for The top brass in SGA about this situaVoice. “While I can't say that I've tion, I'm not even sure if they know reached out or spoken personally about it. In short, no one has inwith my SGA President or the Sen- dicated to me just how, or if, they ate Vice President or any members plan to streamline the election apof the executive board, about my plication process in order to avoid approval, and subsequent disap- making this mistake in the future. proval, to run for SGA graduate It has been very disheartening to senator, I must know that as say that I kind graduate stuof hoped for SGA’s requirements that dents, there someone to is no support r e a c h o u t t o graduate students be or serious me and at least full-time seem outdated. mechanism ask me to be an that allows us SGA volunteer, to make use or empathize with my situation in of our desire to be involved in our any other way,” said Ms. Davy. graduate alma mater, or if even on With FSU being somewhat of a a basic level, share our experiences growing transitional university in with our young brothers and sisters the midst of a town that receives on campus,” said Ms. Davy. heavy military traffic, paired with With enrollment dynamics at the economy’s less than stellar per- FSU, SGA may need to consider formance, and graduate students revisions to their constitution, to who have had to drop below full- allow part-time graduate or even time to accommodate families, undergraduate students the opporSGA’s requirements that graduate tunity to participate in election acstudents be full-time seem outdated. tivities. The application process, having The office of student affairs did not caught Ms. Davy’s status earli- not respond to The Voice’s requests er, also needs to be updated accord- for questions by press time. ing Ms. Davy.

SCHOOL PREP WHAT: Graduate School Prep Workshop WHEN: November 3 from 2:00-3:45 p.m. WHERE: Continuing Education Building room 125 HOSTED BY: Graduate School of FSU BASKETBALL FRENZY WHAT: Meet Fayetteville State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams When: Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Capel Arena Hosted by: Alethic Department A SENIOR RECITAL What: Mary J. Busch Senior Recital When: Nov 8. at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Rosenthal Recital Hall Hosted by: Department of Performing & Fine Arts TURKEY TROT What: Annual Turkey Trot When: Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Where: Luther "Nick" Jerald's Stadium Hosted By: Office of Student Activities FSU THEATRE STUDENTS PERFORM A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

WHAT: The FSU Theatre Students at FSU perform a classic by Shakespeare WHEN: November 17-20, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday WHERE: FSU Butler Theatre MORE INFO: 910-672-2574;

The Voice would like to let our reading audience know that our last issue of 2011 will be published on December 2. If you're interested in submitting campus photos and calendar events, the deadline for publication consideration is November 22. Contact the Voice office at 672-2210.

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Winterizing your



by Shirley Townsend Voice Staff Writer

he weather is quickly changing and your closet should be too, right? Wrong! Who says you have to purchase a new wardrobe for every season. You can easily winterize your summer wardrobe, by adding maybe one or two items. So don’t worry, your favorite miniskirt or sundress is more than welcome to stay in your closet this Fall, all you have to do is layer up. Layering your clothes is an affordable and super easy way to get the full usage of your clothes. Layering can easily be done by taking multiple clothing items and arranging them either over or under each other. Try taking your favorite summer tank top or short sleeve shirt and add a light sweater under it as well as your favorite cardigan over it. Feel free to add a scarf for those super cold mornings. This can be done for both men and women. Ladies should try taking their favorite miniskirt and add leggings under it. Add a pair of boots to get a retro feel to your outfit. Another excellent thing about layering is that it is very flexible to the daily weather changes in Fayetteville. This layering technique is seen a lot in the media as well as FSU. Here are some items that can be useful to layering an outfit. Tights are very versatile. One can wear tights during the summer as well as winter. There are so many tights with different designs on them as well as with different fabric textures. During the summer, it is commonly seen on campus that females wear tights’d be surprised what great outfits you could make without even stepping foot in a store.

with a lighter fabric texture like sheer or fishnet tights. During the winter tights with a cotton fabric texture or opaque texture is worn a lot as well. Blazers can always add a casual vibe to your outfit whether you top it off with jeans, leggings or a skirt. Boots: Long, short, mid knee, leather, suede, even plastic! A pair of boots will always be your best friend when it comes to adding an edgy urban look to your outfit, they also can keep your feet extremely warm during the winter. Cardigans can be worn by both males and females throughout the year. During the summer, many females are seen sporting either short or armless cardigans. You can easily add a long sleeve shirt to both of these for the icy days of winter. Men can simply transition a yearly worn cardigan by just pushing the sleeves up for summer or by wearing the sleeves down and adding a scarf for winter. Add a Scarf! What better way to express your style or mood on a chilly day? Any color, length or fabric will do. Scarfs are not just to keep you warm during the winter they also can become great hair accessories or even be worn as belts. Men, don’t be afraid to add a scarf to your casual wear as well. Hats are not just for protection from rain, wind or snow. They can also

serve as a simple addition to a lifeless outfit. Any fitted cap can add some life to a plain tee and a pair of jeans. Fitted caps are also super sporty and come in many styles and sizes so females and males can both wear them. Beanie hats are also worn in the summer as well as winter. Sweaters are the perfect item for those icy mornings and blizzard nights. A sweater can easily be placed under your favorite t-shirt or tube top to keep you warm. Ladies should pair an oversized sweater and rock it as a dress. Just add thick leggings and a super cute belt to add spunk to your outfit. Vests are coming back! Many males are sporting the sweater vests this winter as well as the casual jet black suit vests. Females are also seen sporting jean vest with vintage tanks or long sleeve shirts under it as well. You can easily add some personality to your vests by adding your favorite pin or broach to the collar or even between the buttons. These items can be found in your closet or purchased at many local clothing stores. You can catch some good deals at any Forever 21, WalMart, Target, Rainbow, CitiTrends, Charlotte Russe, Ross, T.J. Maxx, H&M, Macys, Shoe Show and Basics. Your summer outfits shouldn’t be neglected just because the season changes. Be creative and transform your closet, you’d be surprised what great outfits you could make without even stepping foot in a store.

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Tiffany Holloway, Freshmen Michael Staton, Junior

by Daniel Prater Voice Staff Writer

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Attire vs. Attraction Mens Responses From behind, that butt, from the front, body features. She’s got to meet my specific needs. Addie Junior Face: Usually if she has a pretty face, she has a pretty body. Kendrall Green, sophomore The Walk: To see how she carries herself and her facial expression, to see if she’s in a good mood. Nicholas Vereene, junior How she interacts w/others: If she’s conversating with a lot of people, it’s a good sign! Omar Gilchrist, senior

The term “beauty is only skin deep” comes to mind when considering rules of attraction between the sexes. When you meet someone for the first time, what’s the first attractive feature you look for when checking them out? After listening to a random selection of FSU students who voiced their opinions on the subject, it’s apparent that no clear answer exists. Almost instantaneously, followed by a vindicated response, many asked to change their answers, as if an alarm had just gone off raising doubts. Often students would look off in the distance and ponder, searching meticulously for the elusive “right answer.” Truthfully, who has or takes the time to consider something like this? First of all, there are too many variables that take place in the 10-15 seconds before we approach or are approached by someone. We don’t consider where to look. We’ve already looked, instinctively. We greet others with our eyes before we’re even introduced. Dr. Richard Taflinger, communications professor at Washington State University, states in his Psychology of Consumer Behavior work “…a [person of attraction] may cause the body to react physically: an increase in blood flow, dilation of the pupils, sexual arousal. Such reactions are unavoidable, just as flipping a switch will turn on a light. Instincts are followed because they are not susceptible to intellectual control.” This suggests we don’t actually control that defining first glance; we simply make an initial assessment of the findings. Some students spoke of looking for athletic figures suggesting the person of interest work out, so they may “have something to work with.” Others described it by saying “the face tells it all.” I found it interesting that most responses didn’t include superficial opinions based on name brands and accessories among the limited interviews conducted. Cleanliness garnered more importance than ties and slacks or designer dresses. It’s reassuring to know, among those interviewed, FSU students don’t pass judgment on their peers by way of fancy attire or expensive jewelry. Students should hold their heads high, knowing others won’t be checking their handbag for a Gucci label or their shoes for a Nike swoosh. The focus lies not in what you choose to wear, but rather how you wear it. Cleanliness is a must for health, but apparently for attraction, too!

Ladies Responses Face: I’ve got to know if he’s cute or not! Briana Jefferson, sophomore Shoes: If he doesn’t take care of his shoes, he can’t take care of me! Amber Pittman, sophomore Physique: If he ain’t got a body, he can’t do anything with it! Jaslynn Campbell, sophomore Face: To see how he initiates conversation, then I check his appearance. Ebony, freshman Attitude: To see if I clique with him. Shaquilla Corley, freshman

The Eyes: Looking for that something special. If I like what I see, I keep going down. Ladarus Rouse, freshman

Clothes: To see if it looks clean and decent. Also to see if it’s well fitted, not too baggy and loose, hanging off! Zametria Moses, sophomore

The Walk: To see what she’s about, some girls be walking all wild, you know. Josh Gainey, freshman

How they’re dressed: Looking for neat and clean clothes. Whether it’s a t-shirt or polo or brand of shoes, doesn’t matter to me. Tanea Murphy, junior

Celebrating Music Great

Ray Codrington


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The John Brown Quintet members from left Ray Codrington on Trumpet, John Brown on Bass, and Brian Miller on Saxophone perform at The Ray Codrington Jazz Series "Ray's Jazzy Brithday!" event hosted by WFSS Radio Station on Oct. 21 at the Seabrook Auditorium.

A night of by Jalynn Jones Voice Staff Writer

October 21 in the Seabrook Auditorium 91.9 WFSS hosted a show celebrating Fayetteville’s very own Ray Codrington’s birthday. “Ray’s Jazzy Birthday” was the first production of a 365Jazz project series entitled “Ray Codrington’s Jazz Series.” 91.9 WFSS hosted this show to bring an authentic jazz experience to young people and public school students in jazz programs. Phenomenal selections from The Tony Thompson Trio and The John Brown Quintet featuring Ray Codrington had the audience swaying and singing along.

The bands paid respects to jazz legends like Miles Davis and Kenny Garrett which received standing ovations. The host of the show and WFSS Development Director, Kimberley Durden, stressed that the 365Jazz project encourages young people to enjoy the experience and gain education in jazz music all year round. The production also partners with other organizations that provide funds to assist the public school Jazz programs around Cumberland County. There were many people in attendance, mixed with families, couples, staff and ironically very few students. Although “Ray’s Jazzy Birthday” hon-

comes to FSU

ored jazz legend Ray Codrington, it also aimed to raise awareness of jazz as a vital part of America’s heritage among young people. Unfortunately, many young people do not realize the close relationship jazz has with mainstream music that is popular today. Just like young adults, jazz is spontaneous. One performer, John Brown, used jazz to show young people how closely jazz is related to other popular genres. He performs selections by Biggie Smalls and Ray Charles. Ms. Durden stated, jazz is the “only art form that was created right here in America.” According to our conversation, a lot of modern music and movies include jazz

samples. Listening is not the issue, it’s the fact that many people are not educated about jazz heritage and its importance. Toward the end of the show, Ms. Durden informed the audience of the first lecture of the Jazz Lecture series that was held in the Telecommunications building Oct. 27th. Dr. Willie Lockett spoke about the “Roll of the Bass” at the free lecture, students are encouraged to attend. “Ray’s Jazzy Birthday” Celebration was well received and all are encouraged to attend the upcoming parts of the series held on Dec. 10, April 21, 2012, and June 23, 2012.

Upcoming Dates for 365Jazz Project / The Ray Codrington Jazz Series

December 10- WFSS 34th Birthday Party

April 21-Jazz Appreciation Month

June 23 -Summer Jazz

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Flea Market switches to pay-as-you

by Tiffinei Lee Voice Staff Writer

Is charging an entrance fee to the Bragg boulevard flea market a bad business move? Finding something for cheap is on everyone’s mind these days. Good thing there are flea markets to help out with that. The Bragg Boulevard Flea Market has been a staple in the community for several years. Two months ago, the flea market started charging its customers a one dollar entrance fee. Upon payment, your name was entered into a drawing for a new 32 inch TV. When visiting the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market you are surprised at the sprawling array of items available. Tables are filled with everything from clothes to toys.

“I can pull a dollar worth of change out the bottom of my purse,” said freshmen, Liz Schaffer. Ms. Schaffer feels that her shopping experience at the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market has always been a good one and that she would not stop going just because they charge a dollar. “I won’t stop going just because they charge a dollar now,” said junior, Christopher Delong. “I buy a lot of my clothes from there. And for someone like me, who works a part-time job and has his own place, I need to save all the money I can.” Mr. Delong went on to talk about the benefits of the flea market and how they have many desirable items available to students on a budget. So, why did the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market start charging a one dollar entrance fee? The owner was unavailable for

comment, but from the turn out this past weekend, it doesn’t appear the change was bad for business. Some of the vendors said that by charging a fee to enter, it will assist in keeping the theft rate down and the customer base growing. One market vendor stated that “The fee keeps those who are uninterested in buying away, and gives more room to those who are purchasing.” Along with the abundance of items to choose from, there are also tables full of fresh fruit and vegetables that one can purchase at cheaper rates than the grocery store. Students should take full advantage of the Bragg Boulevard Flea Market as it is only three miles from FSU and open on Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Disability is ability, in a different light by Shante’ Denice Elliott Voice Staff Writer

Imagine going blind at the age of 30. For Fayetteville State University history professor, Dr. Bradley Kadel, this was something he did not have to imagine, this became his reality. At age 30, Dr. Kadel became blind, yet he refuses to let his disability stop him. He runs marathons, travels alone internationally, sings and plays classical guitar. At first glance, one may never realize that Dr. Kadel is blind. In short distances he walks without a cane, and amazingly he acknowledges all of his students by name, although he has never seen their faces. Born in Geneseo, Illinois, Dr. Kadel is one of two children. Unsure of his interest upon completion of high school, he declared music as his major when he first began college. It wasn’t until he realized that he didn’t want to be a music teacher, that he declared a double major in English and History. His decision to pursue a career outside of music was made because he “didn’t think he was good enough,” he also was not “comfortable with classical performances.” However, his fascination with history did not come until he studied in Ireland. This trip charted him on the path of continuing to study history in graduate school, ultimately earning his Ph.D. and becoming a history professor. This allowed him to continue to follow his love for stories, by “studying the stories of people.” One setback Dr. Kadel has encountered is his disability. Growing up, Dr. Kadel suffered from congenital glaucoma, a disease usually present and diagnosed at birth. Already knowing the “skills of blindness,” such as being able to read Braille; when he completely lost his vision at age 30, he was still able to continue on with his life, without seeming hopeless. He describes losing his vision as a “relief.” “It meant no more doctors, no more surger-

ies, and no more being anxious and fearful.” He would finally be able to live. “It is not the disability that is a setback,” said Dr. Kadel. “It is the prejudices that people have, or the preconceived notions that people have about blind people that is more difficult to overcome.” He encountered this prejudice during a research trip to Ireland. A professor told him that “he didn’t see how a person like him could do this.” To compensate for the lack of support due to his disability, Dr. Kadel turns to his friends who are also blind, and continues to consider his blindness as “part of” his identity and not something he should be ashamed of, but proud of. Dr. Kadel said, “I try to hold onto that positive outlook despite what society may tell you [that] you should think of yourself.” To help with this, Dr. Kadel gives presentations to high school students on blindness. He hopes that this will decrease the prejudices against the disability and increase understanding of the disability. This is a very important part of his community service efforts. He wants to educate students on the proper ways to communicate with people who are blind. If given the opportunity to see something today, Dr. Kadel would like to see the beauty of nature, such as the newly revealed historical landmarks, and people, most importantly their facial expressions. Although he may never have that opportunity again, Dr. Kadel does not let his lack of vision control his life. He is an eligible bachelor who enjoys “treating women nice.” He plans on traveling to Ireland this summer to play with Peter Brown, a famous Irish musician. The Apple iPhone 4 allows him to utilize the latest technology. He catches the bus home every day from campus. He refuses to live his life inside a shell, afraid to step out. It’s obvious he’s blind. But often times when people feel pity for him, Dr. Kadel smiles and thinks “I may be better off than

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Associated Professor Bradley Kadel hard at work in his office on Oct. 24. you.” Dr. Kadel is excited about his latest accomplishment. The upcoming publication of his first book: “The History and Role of Irish Pubs in History in the 1800’s.” His book is a continuation of the dissertation he completed as part of his Ph.D. curriculum. He conducts his research during his trips to Ireland. Even after that professor told him he didn’t see how he could do it, Dr. Kadel continued to possess the heart of a champion. He has labels sewn into his clothes to help him know what he is wearing. Dr. Kadel says that misplacing something is the worst. “I can search long for it while all the while it was right in my face,” he says jokingly. Dr. Kadel fosters an open environment in

his classes by showing students the technology he uses. He uses a JAWS Software Program. The price for the program ranges from $900-$1000. The university purchased it for him along with a Braille printer. JAWS reads aloud what is on the PC screen. He states that students only get upset when they raise their hand and he ignores them, however it’s not on purpose. Triumphing over an obstacle that most would shutter to think of, Dr. Kadel admits that he would love the opportunity to see again, but is more focused on enjoying his life as it is today. “I’d rather see then not see, but I hope that I’ve been able to reduce that to a minor footnote in my life.”


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University of New York, analyzed the results, with findings strongly reinforcing that Occupy Wall Street as a post-political movement that transcending party politics. How can you not be mad at the fact that Wall Street knowingly wrecked the economy three years ago, and there are more protesters in jail than bankers or CEOs, or how about the fact that Wall Street has control over the economic policies of our country. We should be incensed that the Republican Party is basically the lapdog for corporate America, and the Democrats cater to them. As former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson so eloquently put it on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “24 million people in this country can’t find a full-time job, 50 million can’t see a doctor when they’re sick, 47 million people need help to feed themselves, and 15 million families owe more than the value of their home.” According to an article in USA Today by Dennis Cauchon, student loan debt will exceed $1 trillion for the first time this year. “Students are borrowing twice what they did a decade ago after adjusting for inflation.” Bank of America announced it will charge $5 a month for debit card usage, this after they laid off 30,000 employees and had record profits. My own bank, BB&T, is now charging $10 a month if its clients have less than $1,500 in their checking account. By occupying Wall Street, the protesters are performing their civic duty and exercising their 1st Amendment Right, bypassing our do-nothing Congress that is clearly bought and paid for, and blaming on the true culprits of our current economic recession. They represent what Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone

Protesters march against police brutality on Day 14.

No clear plan of action or purpose

The long overdue middle finger to the financial elite

The Founding Fathers had it right. “Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies,” Thomas Jefferson believed. He said “The issuing power of money should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.” James Madison noted “history records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” On Sept. 17, the Canadian-based activist group, Adbusters Media Foundation, gathered in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District to protest the growing disparity in wealth and income, as well as corporate influence in democracy. Currently the movement has spread to approximately 1,500 cities around the world. Contrary to what you might hear on some news networks, the movement’s grievances are clearly communicated. You’d have to be consciously turning a blind eye to not understand, which is sadly exactly what I’ve seen some “journalists” do (I’m looking at you Bill O’Reilly). These “journalists” would like to paint the protesters as nothing more than far-left anticapitalists. True, there are some small factions within the movement protesting capitalism, but they do not represent the majority. More than 70 percent of respondents identified themselves as politically independent, according to a survey conducted by the unofficial website, who had Dr. Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, sociologist of the City


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Occupy Wall Street: PRO by Matt Campbell Voice Staff Writer

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The stories behind the movement have invoked global anger, disgust, and camaraderie amongst sympathizers and observers. Police brutalizing peaceful marchers, participants braving inclement weather, and citizen journalists partnering with mainstream outlets to narrate the scenes, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has become the United States’ watered down, less mammoth Arab Spring. Or at least the protesters would like to believe that. Unfortunately, the movement most likely won’t oust any Wall Street big wigs, or push any political leaders to seek exile in another country, as was the case over the past few months in Arab nations. If the protest doesn’t find some sort of direction or define clear goals, and soon, it will probably fizzle out. Occupy Wall Street lacks several elements formerly found in some of the United States most historical and effective protests, and it accomplishes nothing for its participants. Power shifts in the last couple of decades have allowed the super wealthy to enjoy freedoms and privileges like never before, and whether we want to admit it or not, large groups of angry people loudly expressing their emotions in front of their office buildings are not nearly enough to frighten them into listening, changing, or even caring because it does not affect policies which allowed them to claim the throne as kings of America’s wealth. Occupy Wall Street was born out of dissatisfaction with the top 1 percent, the 400 wealthiest Americans and their alleged practices of greed and financial corruption. These practices led to the recession of 2008,

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A protester from the camp in Zuccotti Park, in New York City, holds up his sign during the march against police brutality, in the midst of the Occupy Wall Street movement last month.

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Skibo Road in Fayetteville is known for several attractions. It houses the big name shopping centers, Cross Creek Mall and a great deal of restaurants. Well, on Aug. 29, another restaurant was added to the list, Mellow Mushroom. Mellow Mushroom is a laidback, warm, fun and inviting restaurant with funky and hip decor. One great feature about the restaurant is the inside visibility. Customers are able to see how their food is being prepared in the kitchen from


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the large cut-outs designed in the walls. Mellow Mushroom offers inside and outside dining. Outside dining guests dine on a large patio. They can also enjoy an outside bar, flat screen televisions and outside wait staff. Mellow Mushroom is known for its pizza and beer. Nonetheless, they still offer a variety of choices like salads, soups, calzones, hoagies and, of course, stuffed mushrooms. Mellow Mushroom offers food choices at half sizes, which is great because it lowers the price. Pizza can be ordered in 10”, 14” and 16” sizes.

Since I was dining alone, I decided to sit at the bar. When the hostess told me that my choice would eliminate me having to wait 20 minutes for a table, I was pleased with my decision. I was more pleased once I arrived at the bar. I was able to watch all of the college football games on the restaurants six flat screen televisions. Stephanie, my waitress and bartender greeted me and took my order. For my first visit, I ordered what the restaurant is most known for, pizza. After 20 minutes, my 10-inch House Special pizza finally arrived. I was well pleased. I could see all of

the veggies and meat that came on the pizza, as well as taste each individual flavor. The crust reminded me of traditional Italian pizza crust cooked in brick ovens. My total came to $13.50. The 10inch pizza was cut into four huge slices. After two, I was stuffed. I was able to carry the other two slices home. As I closed my box, I noticed Chris Martin, a fellow diner placing his hoagie into a to-go box. He told me that he was also stuffed, and his Mushroom Club hoagie “was really delicious.” With my visit almost over, I had one final thing to check, the rest-

room. The three stalled, double sink, fully stocked restroom was extremely clean. Mellow Mushroom will not be my first dining choice. However, it will be one of my choices for casual dining with friends. The fun atmosphere and young staff attract you. They’re also involved in the Fayetteville community by sponsoring local events. Mellow Mushroom is located at 301 N. McPherson Church Rd. They’re open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Friday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

MLK from page 1 On Sunday, Oct.16, The King Dedication was televised. During the unveiling of the memorial, Dr. King was honored with musical selections from music legends, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Spectators listened to speeches given by President Barrack Obama, and many other prominent members of the African-American community. During the memorial, the King family allowed the entire film of the “I Have a Dream” speech to be played, which was a special to all who attended, since the family rarely releases the film. This was a very special moment for those who have never seen it. Dr. King starts the speech by speaking about the Emancipation Proclamation and how “one hundred years later, the not free.” He was attacking the government and convicting the hearts of the listeners. Back then, civil rights leaders were fighting for the rights we take advantage of today. The audience heard what Dr. King was saying and did what they

could to change their current situations. When we hear the speech today, do we have the same conviction those people had forty eight years ago? American citizens that cared about segregation and discrimination were not just black. They were from many different backgrounds. Therefore, Dr. King called for unity to change the economic crisis. The dream cannot be fully fulfilled until we are aware of our history. The dream cannot be fully fulfilled until we are compelled to continue to fight for what is rightfully ours, freedom. Dr. King had a dream that that our nation would not continue to live in normalcy. He asked for more than just making his dream come true. He called for us to be devoted to the dream for the many generations that have yet to come. For that reason, the fight is not over. We have to continue to live Dr. King’s vision with unity, and demand that normalcy is never again accepted in America.

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OWS_PRO from page 10 magazine calls a “long-overdue middle finger to the financial elite.” Dylan Ratigan, host of MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” has made it his personal mission to expose the “unholy alliance of big business and government.” He has started an online petition titled “Get Money Out” to fight against the influence of corporate money in our government. The petition is

OWS_con from page 10 the collapse of the housing market, and the increasing financial strains many of the remaining 99% of Americans are facing as the middle class slowly becomes the poor, and the rich just become richer. On the official Occupy Wall Street web page, the following is listed as the movement’s main purpose: Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants. In addition to the definition, the web page

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not an empty pipedream, either. It’s complete with a draft of a Constitutional amendment, and so far has gained 224,222 signatures, including my own. Bought politicians are not the only thing Mr. Ratigan rails against. Bailouts, war, and unemployment are all things that get him angry. These issues are also what Occupy Wall Street is protesting against. Occupy Wall Street represents you. It represents me. We are the 99 percent. I always

say you can tell if a political movement is honest and relevant by its ability to unite. Occupy Wall Street does just that. It unites like the Tea Party can’t. As much as I hate to say it, the Tea Party is part of the 99 percent, even if they don’t realize it. The resistance includes people of many colors, religions and political persuasions. Within the movement exists a plethora of ideologies and beliefs that ultimately harks back to one theme: corporate greed. Instead of trying to reduce our fellow

citizens to hippies huddled in a drum circle looking for a handout, we should embrace the protest and become more politically active, ourselves. This is what democracy looks like. ____________________________________

also includes a “Modest Call to Action” that incorporates several themes into the movement’s purpose, including ‘freedom for all,’ election reform, and the removal of such heavy financial influence from politics. This is evident in this statement, “In truth, we say, money has always been part of the capitalist political system. A system based on the existence of have and have nots, where inequality is inherent to the system, will inevitably lead to a situation where the haves find a way to rule, whether by the sword or by the dollar.” While these fluffy words sound ideal and would probably smell like flowers if we could materialize them, they are as empty as the movement itself. If a protester gets his or her morning coffee from Starbucks, lunch from Burger King, and dinner from Applebee’s, then runs to Target for a new pair of jeans and WalMart for

laundry detergent, he or she just funded the very “corrupt” and greedy capitalistic system being protested. What the movement lacks is real, cut-throat sacrifice and action. Are the protesters getting their hands dirty by refusing to purchase the products or use the services that finance corruption and capitalistic politics? If not, all will be lost in the face of contradiction and lack of understanding. The recent mass transference of accounts from banks to credit unions is what will give relevance and effectiveness to the Occupy Wall Street movement. This action directly affects the cushions of the wealthy, by lessening the power of banks. Though lots and lots of accounts would need to be closed to make a significant impact, it is still a start (investment, insurance, and business services account for the most profitable of bank services). The protest is not a total lost cause. Any

movement by common folks is admirable simply in the fact that they’re attempting to take on perceived injustices, but 2011 is here, 2012 will soon arrive, and protests can no longer expect results using old-school tactics. A new era, one that boasts more billionaires than ever, calls for more drastic measures, measures that will interrupt cash-flow and disturb the foundation of wealth that allows the 1 percent to turn a blind eye to movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Soon, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here. We’ll see just how fed up with corporatism, consumerism and greed Americans really are. If they hop in line at Best Buy and Target prepared to spend hundreds, instead of scouring small businesses for gifts and goodies, then it’s obvious no one truly understands what it means to really protest.

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Lady Broncos are CIAA Southern Division Champions

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The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos Assistant Coach Keisha Edwards,senior and Jasmine Stewart (4), senior, right side hitter on Friday night at the Capel Arena before their final home game of the season against Johnson C.Smith.

Above, The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos celebrate after win against Johnson C. Smith on Oct.28 in the Capel Arena. The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos are CIAA Southern Division Champions. Left, Joi Emanuel (6) middle blocker, spikes ball on Johnson Smith in the Capel Arena on Oct.28. The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos won making them CIAA Southern Division Champions.

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“Make sure they bring the noise!” said senior guard, Jarmel Baxter. Thundering down the court this year, is a team full of veteran players who hope to have a great time, all awhile bringing home a new title. Men’s basketball is set to kick off this November and with the start of the new season, they hope to focus on the greatest aspects of the game: perfecting the fundamentals and having a great time while doing so. “I have high expectations for our team this year. We really feel like we can do it this year,” said Mr. Baxtor. While facing off against teams like Winston-Salem, UNC Pembroke and Campbell University, the team promises not to disappoint fans this season and ask that students come out to the games and have a great time. Freshmen guard Anthony Shelton feels a roaring home

crowd is just what the team needs to kick up the energy at the home games. “Big support from the crowd, have fun and have the school behind us,” is what the guard would like to see this season. Last season, the team had great success winning more than 16 games and defeating teams like Barber-Scotia, Livingstone College and Virginia State. Though the stakes are a lot higher this season for the players who will graduate in the spring, there is no competition too tough for the Broncos this go-around. Although, most would like to compare statistics from the other teams in the conference, some members on the team feel that there is no definite top competitor. “I think everybody is. Everybody is on our backs now. I think it’s the entire CIAA,” said Mr. Baxtor. “We’re going to stay motivated, and continue to work hard. The season will be here in just a week and a half, so we on it!” And with just a few newcomers on the team, it would

seem freshmen players like Mr. Shelton, Preston Holmes and Quentin Underwood would feel the pressure from playing with an older team. However, they view it as a great opportunity to enhance their already exceptional skills. “The level of competition [here], everyone is good.” said Mr. Shelton. “Just to get better and to learn from the upperclassmen and win the CIAA,” is something he is looking forward to. As for learning from fellow teammates, this could be a good thing for the team. After have played a few seasons with each other and becoming more acquainted with one another’s playing style is a very valuable trait for professional teams. “Anytime you have veterans on your team in any sport, they have knowledge of the game, so it gives them an edge,” said Jamel Carpenter whose focus for this season is to have a successful year “team and individual wise” and using the skills he will gain from being a Bronco to pursue a professional career in basketball. With the emphasis always on the fundamentals and having a good time, this season’s outlook appears to be a good one. “We have to work harder and stay humble.” “Work hard on and off the court,” said Mr. Baxtor. “It’s exciting! I like it. I look forward to playing this year,” said freshmen point guard Anthony Shelton. The men’s basketball team’s first home game is Nov. 11 against Barber-Scotia at 7 p.m. in the Capel Arena. “We have all the pieces. We just need to put it together. That’s what practice is for,” said Jamel Carpenter.

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Far Left, FSU men's basketball team prepares for a successful season. Forward, Lenton Donnell, junior practices a dunk as teammate Sheldonte Fields prepares for his turn on Tuesday Oct. 25 in Capel Arena. Above, Andre Best, junior, Guard advances the ball down court on a fast break during practice. Left, Lenton Donnell, junior, Forward passes defender to score during practice.

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prepare for season opener by Shirley Townsend Voice Staff Writer

The Fayetteville State University women’s basketball team is quickly preparing for the upcoming season. Coach Eva Patterson welcomes both new and old players during the preseason as well as new staff members. “I believe we have a strong class, once they learn the system they will be able to make positive contributions to the team,” is how Coach Eva Patterson feels about the new freshman members and transfer members. This season, FSU Lady Bronco’s basketball team will be introducing four freshman, seven sophomores, six juniors and one senior. The Lady Broncos also introduced a new assistant coach, Walter Mebane. The Lady Broncos had a mediocre season last year, with only six wins and 21 losses. But this season, the team has plans to go all the way this year. “This year we will be more of a transition team with emphasis on defense. There has been a lot of improvement on and off the court.

The ladies mindset about this season is different than last season,” Coach Patterson stated. The team’s workout sessions that take place Monday through Saturday are preparing them mentally and physically for this upcoming season. Hard work and consistency is what the ladies strive for during every practice. “The hard work and dedication that we are putting into the program during pre-season will be seen on the court this season,” is how Lady Bronco’s, point guard #23, Courtney Small, feels about the upcoming season. The Lady Broncos have dedicated many hours during the preseason and plan to show it on their first game on Nov. 11 that will take place at Capel Arena, against Barber Scotia College at 5:30 p.m. Coach Patterson believes that her student-athletes are prepared for the upcoming game, but feels that there is always room to grow and become better student-athletes. “I want to let the Bronco Nation know that we are a different team than last year. The student athletes have a better work ethic and they are buying into being relentlessly committed into the program,” said Coach Patterson.

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Top, Assistant coach Walter Mebane instructs Je'Lena Robertson (12) sophomore point guard and Shequita Manning (17) senior on proper technique during practice Bottom, Coach Patteson-Heath and assistant coach Mebane go over plays with Lady Broncos.

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