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BY DERVEDIA THOMAS EDITOR IN CHIEF SC State will transition from having an Honors Program to a full Honors College beginning in the fall of 2010. The college was approved by SC State’s board of Photo by Rolondo Davis/ Trustees on Feb. University Photographer 27 after listening Honors Program Director Harriet A. Roland to a presentation from Honors Program Director, Dr. Harriet Roland. “The time is right,” she said. “We stand at a strategic crossroad in the history of this university and we are ready to take action!” According to Roland, the new college will be led by a dean who will serve on the council of deans and the college will have direct control over recruitment, admissions and faculty selection. An Honors College seal will also be on the diploma of students matriculating from the college. The college’s curriculum will include honors sections of general education courses to make the work more challenging. The option of doing additional assignments in other classes [non general-ed classes] will also be made available. “The time is The Honors P h i l o s o p h y right, we stand Integrated at a strategic Course (HPIL), which is at crossroad in the present a two history of this year mandatory course for all university and students in the honors we are ready to program, will be take action!” extended to four - Dr. Harriet Roland years covering such topics Honors Program Director as leadership, service learning, critical thinking, cultural awareness, study abroad, research techniques and test taking strategies. A capstone project or senior thesis on topics outside of the student’s major will also be offered. Sojourner Truth Hall has been selected as the Honors College living and learning residence hall and a plan for renovation was given to board members. The total cost of comprehensive plans for the college is projected at 571 000 dollars if all plans are fulfilled. Current freshmen and incoming freshmen in the fall of 2010 will be the first to use the new programs offered in the college and those surveyed are excited about the new venture. Freshmen nursing major Veronica Aquilar thinks the college will improve her chances at internships and graduate school. “I think it will help me a lot [in terms of graduate school], because I am looking at getting my masters in nursing.” Freshmen political science [pre law] major Roma Rush agrees. SEE HONORS ON PAGE 3

People walk near a destroyed building in Concepcion, Chile, about 115 kilometres from the epicentre of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country Saturday (Associated Press) (AP) CONCEPCION, Chile - Chile’s president sent the army to help police attack looting on Sunday in the wake of an earthquake that shattered cities and killed at least 708 people. President Michelle Bachelet announced the sharply higher new death toll after a six-hour meeting with aides and emergency officials struggling to cope with Saturday’s magnitude-8.8 quake. They had earlier said about

300 were known dead, with 500,000 homes severely damaged. “We face a catastrophe of such unthinkable magnitude that it will require a giant effort” for Chile to recover, Bachelet told a news conference., She said that a growing number of people were listed as missing and she signed a decree giving the military over security in the province of Con-

Interracial Relationships Students discuss love, challenges and stereotypes BY JONATHAN WHITE MANAGING EDITOR One of the most public manifestations of race relations is the choice of one’s partner or spouse. This very individual and personal aspect can sometimes produce a lot of public discussion. A recent survey conducted at SC State suggests that 92 percent of students agree with interracial dating. “I think interracial dating is perfect,” said Freshman Criminal Justice Major Nate Smith who is a white student. “I don’t think you should judge someone for what’s on the outside, you should love them for who they are.” Over the last several decades, the American public has grown increasingly accepting of interracial relationships. This shift in opinion has been driven both by an attitude change and by the fact that over the period, successive generations have reached adulthood with more racially liberal views than earlier generations. America has grown to accept interracial realtionships. In previous generationa, the thought of a “black and white” couple would have not been accepted. The Pew Research Center’s recent report finds that more than eight-in-ten Americans (83 percent) now agree that “it’s all right for blacks and whites to date,” reflecting the most dramatic change among the racial attitudes tested in Pew polls. Among this, large majorities of 18-to-29 year old’s express support for interracial dating; mostly college students. “I feel that race is not something that should depict who you do or don’t date. If you love the person, color, religion, or anything else should not be an issue,” said junior Psychology major, Brooke Ehinger, another white student. “I do think however, that relationships are very difficult and it would be difficult to date outside of your race just because of the different comments or looks that you may get from others who might not agree with your situation. But if you are strong enough in your relationship, then it

Photo by William Lewis/The Collegian Interracial couple Shabree Roberson (left) Eric Shattuck (right) should not be a problem.” But do interracial relationships really work? “Me personally, I don’t see a problem with interracial couples, but I would never date a white female,” said freshman Allen Branon. “I just can’t see myself with them. No disrespect, but I don’t find them attractive.” Although Branon represents 8 percent of SC State students, interracial couple Eric Shattuck and Shabree Roberson strongly disagree. Shattuck and Roberson are both sophomore students here at SC State and the chemistry

Ujimaa still concerned about Haiti


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BY DERVEDIA THOMAS EDITOR IN CHIEF SC State’s Ujima dancers and drummers have been raising funds for Haiti relief ever since the organization got wind of the disaster on Jan 12. Boxes at various locations including the K.W. Green student center were set up to collect shoes and clothes for the victims and the organization has been collecting monetary donations from SC State constituents as well as members of the community. On Feb 27, Ujima held its Haiti Relief concert, primarily aimed at raising more funds. Their concert featured performances from SC State students as well as Claflin university and dance groups in the community. This is not the first time that Ujima has raised funds for Haiti. “Ujima previously collected funds for Haiti after their hurricane a few years back” said adviser to the organization Delvina Wescott. “We were going to do it again before the earth-

cepcion, where looters have pillaged supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies and banks. A tsunami caused by the quake that swept across the Pacific killed several people on a Chilean island and devastated over coastal communities near the epicenter, but caused little damage in other countries, after precautionary evacuations of hundreds of SEE QUAKE ON PAGE 3

Photo by Eric Smith/The Collegian SC State’s Ujima dancers performing their opening dance at their concert for Haiti relief on Feb 27 “I have some friends there and they have been contacting me through Facebook and I also have some family there and they have the most horrendous stories of many people still waiting for surgeries and people lying around with blackened limbs.” Wescott went on to voice her concern that Haiti will enter the rainy season next month and the country is prone to mud slides. She also said that Haiti has a high rate of diabetes that could be exacerbated by foot injuries, debris and a shortage of prosthetic limbs. SEE UJIMA ON PAGE 3

quake hit, but when the earthquake actually happened, we had to re-prioritize our concert; it was originally a tenth anniversary concert.” The concert raised 314 dollars and the group has collected further donations including 253 dollars from St Stevens United Methodist Church in Bowman, SC, and 14 boxes of toiletries from New Progressive Church of Santee. The group was motivated to start their fund raising drive when they saw the devastation in the Caribbean nation. “It is the most horrific thing I have ever seen,” said Wescott.

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The Collegian • MONDAY MARCH 1, 2010


Brewton brings the “Wright” women to life in new book BY ANTHONY BROOKING STAFF WRITER SC State’s English professor and poet in residence, Dr. Butler Brewton is getting ready to release his new book entitled Richard Wright’s Thematic Treatment of Women: Black Boy, Uncle Tom’s Children, and Native Son. Wright’s work as an author mainly discussed race relations in America in the mid-20th century. His work was often considered controversial but powerful none the less. Dr. Brewton sat down with The Collegian to talk about his new book and the inspiration behind his work. The Collegian: What was your purpose for writing the book? Dr. Brewton: I always felt that Richard Wright’s women had come off to most readers as flat characters, insignificant, should I say ‘fillers’ in the life of his major characters who would be men. But then I started thinking that even in the lack of treatment, Richard Wright was really treating them, and he revealed, even if he didn’t know it, certain dimensions of the Black man’s life and the Black communities life that had been hidden over the years. So what I did was to begin writing it, and I said to a book publisher, would you have any interest, and they immediately said that they didn’t have anything like that and that they wanted it. Then I got busy completing it and it’s completed! The only thing that they’re waiting on now is the international copyright. And then they’ll…print it up! TC: What drew your attention to Richard Wright? Dr. B When I was a little boy, maybe four years old, I had sisters who were much older than I (I was the youngest in the family), and they used to read all the time. They would read books like Frank Yerby, William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, even “The Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” Then they would read the works of Richard Wright. Not so much Native Son and Uncle Tom’s Children, but Black Boy. I became interested in Richard Wright then, and then when I read about his life, the struggles that he had as a kid growing up in Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee. I was just mesmerized how this little fella who had only an eight grade education (I hesitate to even call it an education) went on to scream to the world that “I AM.” To live as an individualist despite the trouble he was making for himself. How he in that time in American society simply said to America “to heck with you, I’m going to be me. I’m going to write what I want to write.” He offended a lot of people with his works, including blacks. But it

was kind of like, what Richard Wright was doing is holding up a giant mirror to the United States. To show them their own image and they ain’t like what they saw. It wasn’t that he was saying I hate you because this is your image, but I want you to see who you are. At my other university back in New Jersey, I wrote up a new course for our department called “Richard Wright and His Contemporaries” which would allow me to explore Richard Wright a little bit more along with James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Lorraine Hansberry, and it became the most famous public course in our department. The Collegian: Why this particular topic of Wright’s work? Dr. B Most people would think that he didn’t pay them much attention except to show them as shadows in the back of the man’s life. They didn’t say much, especially in Uncle Tom’s Children and in Native Son. So what I did was come up with two terms: ‘motherin’ and ‘mommism.’ I did that to distinguish between the Black women and the white women in his work. Now let’s not kid ourselves, Richard Wright was really heavy on manhood. It didn’t mean personhood it meant manhood in those days. He wanted to develop his male character: Bigger Thomas, Silas, and Brotherman, all that, that’s what he wanted to do. So you could easily think that the women were just there like cardboard characters not receiving much attention from him. There was Mary Dalton the white girl who Bigger Tomas happened to suffocate; in Black Boy there was his granny; there was his mother, there was his Aunt Addie, Aunt Maggie, and some other women. In Uncle Tom’s Children they were kind of coming in and out of the scene. It dawned on me that these women are functioning far more than the reader thinks and maybe even far more than Richard Wright himself meant. Even the exclusion of them would suggest something about American society and the Black man’s development in American society. I wanted to get to the bottom of that. I think I did. The Collegian: What will people gain from reading your book? Dr. B: A new view of Richard Wright because so far, most viewers see in him almost as a propagandist. ; a person who is fighting for the liberation of the Black man, but I think in reading this book we see another dimension of his work altogether that makes him an artist and not just someone who is yelling about racism. You see, you can yell about racism or be a cheerleader to a cause and you can also be an artist. I think that when it comes to black writers, there are some who have been like cheerleaders to a cause, ‘the cause is freedom so I’m out here being a

Article Comments on the Web Article: Getting Ready to Take a Stand • You guys have made history!!!!...It’s a shame that it has taken so long to get here...but as we all know “progress is a slow process.” I am soooooo proud of you all. I heard about the great success of the play and it is only going to get better from here. You have defied the odds and made the 3 slain proud. Sorry I couldn’t be there can’t wait to see the next showing. In the meantime, get Part II ready! • This play was truly AMAZING!! I enjoyed every minute! The cast and the people who worked behind the scenes were phenomenal!! There were a few parts in there that made me as well as my boyfriend and many others in the audience very emotional! It was really moving! What angered me was when I looked throughout the audience once and I saw a Caucasian “laughing,” at the parts where “laughing” was not at all appropriate!! But what can you do? Change is coming though! Shout out to the Henderson Davis Players and SGA! You all keep doing positive things and keep reaching to the stars! :)

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Photo by Eric Smith/The Collegian SC State professor and Dr. Butler Brewton cheerleader to it.’ But then on occasions you would see, say a Black writer who is more than that, he is also an artist. Everything that I’ve said about his treatment of women would be artistically done, symbolic, mythological, and psychological. He’s bringing all of that to his works. Not just a bad boy in Chicago who happens to kill a girl and is going to have to stand trial for it. Maybe an unfair trial. Wright is more than that. Wright left this country as one of the greatest protest writers against civil strife than almost any other writer. Well, let’s take Steinbeck; he did a great job in writing ‘The Grapes of Wrath’. Or maybe Upton Sinclair did a great job in writing ‘The Jungle’. We call Upton Sinclair sort of a propagandist for the cause of Communism. But we see Steinbeck as an artist. He’s the leader, and all of that, Black Marigolds. I put Wright into his category. Yes he’s concerned about the racial situation, but he lifts it to another level with these women characters. Without these women character you can easily say that what he is doing is leading protests about what has happened to the Black male. But when you read my work in connection with his work you will see that the way he did it is very artistically done. He must then join the ranks of William Faulkner; of Steinbeck.

Corrections The Random Bulldog number 3 was written by Anthony Brooking/Staff writer. His byline was incorrectly excluded. In the article “SC State needs to do MORE for Fred Moore,” we quoted Cecil Williams’ book which said that Alice Pyatt and Leroy Nesbitt were expelled along with Moore. We have since learned that Pyatt was suspended from SC State college and Nesbitt did not attend SC State College at all. The Collegian sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

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CAMPUS NEWS & LIFE The Collegian • MONDAY MARCH 1, 2010

SEEN BUT NOT HEARD IOTAs struggle to get on the yard BY ERIC SMITH STAFF WRITER It seems that there are letters out there for just about every organization. You have the “Fab Four” of Music, various Honor Greeks as well as social, and to top it all we are the only College or University in the state of South Carolina with all Divine Nine fraternities and sororities... hold on, that last one is not right, it turns out that there is one fraternity that is keeping that title from reaching the ground of SC State. “Where Are The Iotas?” As it turns out, SC State is just a stone throw away from having a Complete Divine Nine and a Full Pan-Hell Council. So what’s the hold-up? There are a few stumbling blocks in the way of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc, preventing them from becoming a Collegiate Chapter. After an interview with the Senior Music Industry Major, Joseph Rouse Polaris who is the Iota’s president, some light was shed on the subject. “Let me say, we have nothing against the school,” he said. “But I still have to say it is very frustrating that we have been here for a while and have yet to

be on the yard as a collegiate chapter.” After some careful digging it was found that the Iotas’ were at one point at the very end of there battle to gain yard status, but this was just not to materialize. According to Rouse, after the removal of SC State’s ninth President, Dr Andrew Hugine Jr. there was change in the leadership on the campus of SC State. With this change came new views on Greek life on the campus and the Iotas’ were forced to start the long process back from the beginning. “According to the student handbook, for a collegiate chapter of any Greek organization to be formed on campus, you must first have a petition for a charter, a campus adviser, and a grad


chapter in the city of Orangeburg,” he explained. “Two of the tasks we have accomplished; the petition for charter and brother of Iota Phi Theta to act as our campus adviser; the third and final task is proving a problem.” Rouse is speaking about the grad chapter establishment in the city of Orangeburg. Being a new organization to both the campus of SC State and the city of Orangeburg, there are very few Non-Collegiate members of the Fraternity in the city to form its own stand alone Grad Chapter. “At this time we are working around that, although a Grad chapter in the city of Orangeburg would be very beneficial, it is just a factor at this time,” he said. “We are looking at


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“I think it would be a good change, I enjoy the Honors Program, but I wouldn’t mind if they took it to the next level, so that when we graduate, we can feel like we deserved it because we put forth the work.” Also in agreement is freshman economics major from Nigeria, Oyetayo Omotosho. “I am excited about having the honors seal on my diploma as it would lend more credence to my degree. I am also a person who likes challenges and my current courses are not that challenging.” Commenting on the new initiative, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Joyce Blackwell said an Honors College is something prospective students often ask about and its development will improve recruitment efforts. Roland in her presentation concurred saying that this was also the consensus of deans from Honors Colleges across the country, including Claflin University, Benedict College, Hampton University and the University of South Carolina whose deans wrote letters in support of SC State’s Honors College. In these letters, the college deans also indicated that their college has increased retention of the university, produced better academically prepared students, attracted more donations, and scholarships as well as it as led to the intellectualization of the entire campus including faculty.

is still there after 2 years and 3 months. Shattuck, white and Roberson black, started dating at their high school in Austin, Texas. While working as student aids in the front office, Robinson pursued Shattuck by sending him a letter asking him out on a date. After that date, things have been going great since. “It wasn’t a conscious decision but I knew it would be hard to approach him because I didn’t know how he felt about interracial dating, but after I did, he was like any other guy,” said Roberson. “I see interracial dating just like any other dating. Where were from, it’s pretty common,” said Shattuck. “Sometimes we get weird looks, but it’s nothing that we can’t handle,” added Roberson. Shattuck and Roberson’s interracial relationship has taught them a lot about each other. “We definitely learn a lot about each others’ culture. It contributes to our problem solving skills,” Shattuck said. “We learn to approach problems with a different view point. I’ve learned to adapt to another culture. I can’t view things like I used to, and I’m learning from this experience.” You may think that because these two are an interracial couple, they go through a lot of problems outside of their relationship, but everything seems to be peaches and cream, with the exception of a few stares. Their parents have accepted the relationship and even the older the generation; their grandparents. “It’s not as bad as I expected going into the relationship, we just have our everyday challenges just like any other relationship,” said Shattuck. Despite the success that Roberson and Shattuck are having, not all interracial relationships work out. Sophomore Special and Drama Education major, Elizabeth Watkins was one of those persons who had difficulty. “My interracial relationship did not work. The start of the relationship was great, but because of the race difference our families did not agree with it. Love was not strong enough to keep us together.” Watkins also expressed being criticized openly for her choice of partner. “People would curse at us, give us weird looks and call him a nigger lover [in Charleston].”

Quake Continued from Page 1 thousands of people. The tsunami warning was lifted a day after the earthquake. Police said more than 100 people died in Concepcion, the largest city near the epicenter with more than 200,000 people.The university was among the buildings that caught fire around the city as gas and power lines snapped. Many streets were littered with rubble from edifices and inmates escaped from a nearby prison. Police used water cannon and tear gas to scatter people who forced open the doors of the Lider supermarket in Concepcion, hauling away everything from diapers to dehydrated milk to a kitchen stove. Across the Bio Bio River in San Pedro, others cleared out a shopping mall. A video store was set ablaze, two automatic teller machines were broken open, a bank was robbed and a supermarket emptied, its floor littered with mashed plums, scattered dog food and smashed liquor bottles. The largest building damaged in Concepcion was a newly opened 15-story apartment that toppled backward, trapping an estimated 60 people inside apartments where the floors suddenly became vertical and the contents of every room slammed down onto rear walls. Rescuers heard a woman call out at 11 p.m. Saturday from what seemed like the 6th floor, but hours later they were making slow progress in reaching her. Rescuers were working with two power saws and an electric hammer on a generator, but their supply of gas was running out and it was taking them a frustrating hour and a half to cut each hole through the concrete. “It’s very difficult working in the dark with aftershocks, and inside it’s complicated. The apartments are totally destroyed. You have to work with great caution,” said Paulo Klein, who was leading a group of rescue specialists from Puerto Montt. They flew in on an air force plane with just the equipment they could carry. Heavy equipment was coming later along with 12 other rescuers. The full extent of damage remained unclear. Ninety aftershocks of magnitude 5 or greater shuddered across the disaster prone Andean nation within 24 hours of the initial quake. One was nearly as powerful as Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. In the village of Reumen, a tractor trailer slammed into a dangling pedestrian overpass and 40 tons of concrete and steel crunched the truck, covering Chile’s main highway with smashed grapes, tomatoes and cucumbers - one of several overpasses toppled along the highway. As night fell Saturday, about a dozen men and children sat around a bonfire in the remains of their homes in Curico, a town 122 miles (196 kilometers) south of the capital, Santiago. “We were sleeping when we felt the quake, very strongly. I got up and went out the door. When I looked back my bed was covered in rubble,” said survivor Claudio Palma. The surge of water raced across the Pacific, setting off alarm sirens in Hawaii, Polynesia and Tonga, but the tsunami waves proved small and did little damage as they reached as far as Japan. Robert Williams, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey, said the Chilean quake was hundreds of times more powerful than Haiti’s magnitude-7 quake, though it was deeper and cost far fewer lives. The largest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile on May 22, 1960.

using our already established Grad Chapter in Columbia, SC, to be our host Grad Chapter until we are able to create a functioning Grad Chapter in the City.” The Collegian was unable to contact members of Student Affairs for comment before press time however, in regards to the Iotas campus and community involvement, the brothers have not let their status stand in the way. By hosting a slew of events involving both their fellow Pan-Hell’s and Non Pan-Hell alike they have made their presence known on the yard. Recently they have been at such events as the very successful Greek Stroll, where the various Greek Fraternities and Sororities on campus competed to claim the title of Best Stroll. On top of that they are still searching for the next class of Iotas to walk the campus of SC State. “It would be great to say that we were to finally able to complete to Divine Nine here in the state of South Carolina and to know that SC State was the first to do so,” he stated, “it will also create a place for our chapter here; to say we were that final frat to make it so, creates a small piece of SC State History.”

STEREOTYPES Dating outside of one’ race; generally black and white couples, come with a lot of stereotypes. Most African American guys surveyed said that dating a white female is easier than dating an African American female. “I believe

Photo by William Lewis/The Collegian Interracial couple Shabree Roberson (left) Eric Shattuck (right) all races are beautiful,” said Freshman Mechanical major, David Heirs. “Although white girls are so much easier to talk to at “STATE!!! Most African American females are hard to talk to, they seem more stuck up. It’s hard to have an intellectual conversation with most and dealing with them in a relationship is a HUGE challenge. White females are more laid back and easier to date. They seem more appreciative when it comes to a relationship.” Based on Pew Center research, 47 percent of African American males agree that white women are easier to date than African American females. A poll done by The Collegian shows that out of 100 guys, 63 feel like African American females make dating more complicated. Freshman Tamoya Morrison disagrees with this stereotype. “Even though I’ve never dated a white guy, I don’t see a problem with it. I don’t agree with all of the preferences, I feel like everybody’s the same.” “I definitely don’t agree with this stereotype,” said Junior Antoinette Baker. “If black guy’s think were too hard to date, then THEY made us that way!” Although guy’s have their preference, so do female’s. An alarming 76 percent of SC State’s females say that they would NOT date a white guy. “I wouldn’t date a white guy because I feel like a black guy would know me better,” said Sophomore Alicia Heyward. “A black man would know my needs and wants in contrast to a white man.” Despite this, Pew Research Center reveals that there is a high level of acceptance when it comes to interracial dating, this holds true across ethnic and racial groups; there is no significant difference between white, black and Hispanics in the degree of acceptance. Interracial relationships have finally become more of a norm than the exception.

Ujima Continued from Page 1 With the recent disaster in Chile, Wescott says that we need to brace ourselves. “I took geology with one of the top professors in college and when there is series of quakes it means that everything is getting ready to shift. The fault line runs from South America to California. We are not in the clear; Charleston is one of the low-ly-

ing areas as well as Beufort and Myrtle Beach.” She also went on to express sympathy for the coastal Chilean people whose livelihood has been destroyed because that part of the country is dependant on tourism. Part of the money raised by the organization will go to the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Haiti relief fund and the other to Yéle Haiti; a foundation started by musician Wyclef Jean who is a native of Haiti. Wescott and possibly some of SC State students will spend their spring break at the Agape mission in Sarasota, Fla, where they will deliver the clothes, shoes and toiletries and also help with packing and loading. Any person wishing to donate to Ujima’s fund can go to the main office of the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial center where the secretary or office assistant can accept their donations. Donations can also be brought to the dance studio in room 128 of the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial center.

View more photos at Photo by Eric Smith/The Collegian A dance number from the group “Unique Expressions at Ujima’s concert for Haiti relief on Feb 27

SC State's 15 Most Attractive MEN COMPILED BY KIRSTEN PRATT CONTRIBUTOR After surveying a percentage of the undergraduate female population of SC State, the numbers revealed these 15 guys as the most attractive. The competition was stiff as girls flipped the pages back and forth, and back and forth trying to decide which, of the 30 guys to choose from. Many guys were picked because of their face, body, ability to dress, or personality. Some guys were picked right away before the girls even took a look at the other candidates. These 15 represent attractiveness when the beautiful ladies of SC State had to choose. SC State’s most attractive ladies Coming Soon!!!!!!


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Classification: Junior Major: Elementary education Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: Her smile. What keeps you attracted to a girl: If she can hold a conversation and loves to have a good time. Hobbies: Chilling with the brother, watching TV, and having fun. Future Aspiration: A teacher!! Children are our future.


Classification: Junior Major: Accounting Status: In a relationship. What attracts you to a girl: Beautiful eyes, smile and personality. What keeps you attracted to a girl: A LADY who is humble, graceful and can entertain her man. Hobbies: Traveling, shipping and networking. Future Aspiration: Own a Fortune 500 company.

Classification: Junior Status: Single Major: Computer Science In a relationship, what attracts you to a girl: Their face. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Their personality. Hobbies: Playing soccer, fighting games and drawing. Future Aspiration: A game developer.


Classification: Senior Major: Education with a minor in Psychology Status: single What attracts you to a girl?: Her presentation. She doesn’t have to have everything, it’s all in how she presents herself to the public. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Our ability to mesh together and laughter. Hobbies: Playing, making and listening to music, playing sports, chillin’ with the boys and long strolls on a moonlit beach with just a twinkle of light in my eye. Future Aspiration: A successful family man.

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Status: Declined to answer. What attracts you to a girl: Lips. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Similar sense of humor and complete confidence in one another. Hobbies: Tennis, cinema and spending time with friends. Future Aspiration: Anything in the field of industrial engineering.


Classification: Senior Major: Business Mgt Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: Usually the physical attractions such as the eyes, smile, her butt… What keeps you attracted to a girl: Her personality and originality (staying the same as when I first met her). I’d like to see her as someone I can take home to meet my parents and keep her long term as a wife. Hobbies: Playing basketball, hanging out with my fraternity brothers, spending time with friends, etc. Future Aspiration: To be an entrepreneur, owning numerous companies.


J Classification: Senior Major: Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Marketing Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: Cute in the face, intelligent and smart. I can’t walk around with a dumb woman. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Her honesty, adventurous personality and a great conversationalist. Hobbies: Playing basketball, watching movies, playing games and just enjoying life. Future Aspiration: Successful entrepreneur within the entertainment, stockbroking and modeling industries.



Classification: Junior Major: Mathematics Education Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: How they dress (their shoe game). What keeps you attracted to a girl: Their intellect Hobbies: Playing sports and listening to music Future Aspiration: .A high school algebra teacher and football coach.


Classification: Junior Major: Business Management Status: In a relationship What attracts you to a girl: Varies depending on the woman. Her lips (preferably glossed) and a big smile. Her style; groomed. Her goal orientation, ambition and intelligence What keeps you attracted to a girl: Her ability to deal with me and to be fun and show me new things. Hobbies: Listening to music, reading, traveling, indulging in stimulating conversations (talking), joking, etc. Future Aspiration: After receiving my MBA, I am leaning towards becoming a Sports Agent.


Classification: Freshman Major: Business Economics Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: Her presence, the feeling you get when around her. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Her presence and sense of humor. Hobbies: Long walks on the beach, reading novels, playing football and partying. Future Aspiration: A party planner or actor.

Classification: Senior Major: Electrical Engineering Technology Status: In a relationship What attracts you to a girl: Their anointing or spirit, attractiveness, how they carry themselves. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Their personality and character. Hobbies: Edifying the kingdom of God, cutting hair, being out with the bruhs and family. Future Aspiration: A professional engineer; great man of God



Classification: Senior Major: Medical Physics Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: Her attire (the way she presents herself). What keeps you attracted to a girl: A dedicated disciple of Christ. Hobbies: Playing basketball and football, watching basketball and football and movies, hanging with friends, and partaking in interesting conversations. Future Aspiration: A medical physicist.


Classification: Junior Major: Professional Biology) Pre-Medicine Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: Personality, class, humor, intellect, confidence and self respect attracts me to a woman. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Growth, respect and an undeniable love will keep me interested. Hobbies: I love to golf, mentor, read, engage in intellectual conversations, and just enjoy life. Future Aspiration: I WILL become a General Physician or an Operation Surgeon, after I have matriculated on to Medical School.


Classification: Super Senior Major: History Status: In a relationship What attracts you to a girl: Personality. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Intelligence. Hobbies: Horseback riding, knitting, helping old ladies cross the street. Future Aspiration: To be a famous Omega man!

Classification: Senior Major: Electrical Engineering Technology Status: Single What attracts you to a girl: A cute face. What keeps you attracted to a girl: Personality keeps me attracted to a woman. Hobbies: Track & Field, chilling with the bruhs, having fun Future Aspiration: Electrical engineer at SCANA.


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The Collegian • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

Ask Lorpu: “My boyfriend got some girl pregnant. Should I stay with him? ”


Ok, I am too pissed off right now! My boyfriend has recently told me there’s a possibility that another girl maybe pregnant for him. He keeps begging me not to leave him; I do not know what to do! Should I stay or should I leave!

Honestly sweetheart, this is not a question that needs an answer. I believe you know what needs to be done. I know it hurts to have to deal with such a situation caused by someone whom you presumed cared about you, but as hard as it may be, you must leave this situation and never look back! This guy does NOT love or respect you. Regardless of what he says he is a selfish person who only cares about himself. There is no way that you can build anything with this person; therefore you need to move on! I am unsure of your expectations in a partner, but I am almost certain that you do not want someone who is two-timing. If you stay with this person you will receive many more years of deception. If this guy really considered your feelings then this situation would not even be up for discussion. Look at it this way; right before he was disloyal, if there was a moment in which he thought of you, but went ahead anyway, his disrespect for you is apparent. And if he did not think about you at all, then you are not as important to him as you thought. Furthermore, not only did this guy disrespect you, but to add insult to injury he did not have the decency to use protection. The fact that he did not use any method of protection proves that he does not care about his life and definitely not yours. I believe you can do so much better than someone who will treat you so unfairly. If you take this guy back now he will continue to mistreat you, so move on. A guy that really loves, cares and cherishes you would have never done anything such as this. The fact that he is begging you to stay is just a test. If you take him back now, you will be telling him that you will stand for his entire nonsense, which is unacceptable. At the end of the day I want you to understand that you are worthy of better. Good luck!

Random Bulldog # 4 - Shieka Glenn or two later I felt something standing over me. I woke up; it was my roommate standing over me at two o’clock in the morning wanting to borrow my cell phone because she left hers in her friend’s car.

By Anthony Brooking Staff Writer Shieka Glenn Psychology Major Junior Q. If you could start a business in Orangeburg, what would it be? A. If I could start a business it would probably be a nonprofit organization like a boys and girls home. Orangeburg is mainly populated with black people and I feel there’s a need for us to help our black community, especially the kids. I want to reach them at a young age; help them out with school, and do tutoring, some recreational games and stuff for exercising and fitness. Also, maybe we can have different discussions and forums about social actions like child abuse, illiteracy, and teen pregnancy. I can carry on a program from ages four on up to eighteen. I can also have different people, different organizations come in and talk to the kids, and it’ll be a good after school program. Another business that I would start is a 24 hour day-care for the parents who work third, second, or first shifts. Q. What is the most important profession in this country? A. I think the most important profession would be doctors. Being a doctor or surgeon, somewhere in health care

because there are a lot of people that’s sick, and we can’t function if we’re sick. Q. What was your last nightmare? A. It’s actually funny, but it was scary to me because I didn’t know what was going on. I was asleep and I was in a house, but it wasn’t my house. I was walking around like sideways, limping a little bit. Come to find out I had two pinky toes, one on top of the other. Another bad dream; have you ever heard of a hag coming over you? I was laying there and just all of a sudden it felt like someone was throwing blankets on my face trying to smother me. I couldn’t move and I couldn’t talk, then I broke out of it. An hour


Q. Do you prefer snow or sunshine? A. Oh, I like sunshine. I can’t stand the cold, I like the heat. I was born down south.

spoiled, and we don’t understand the true meaning of life. So it would be cool to go over there and just express my view and see how they feel about life over here and life over there. If I were rich I’d donate a lot of my money to different places in Africa so that I could help build schools, houses, and buildings. Q. Do you think incarcerated individuals should receive free education?

Q. Do you think SC State properly prepares students for life after college? A. No and yes. STATE is lacking some of the resources we may need to be prepared for life after college, as far as internships to shadow different people in different professions. But I think some of the teaching staff is very qualified to prepare us for life after college. I think that it’s up to the student to actually want to learn. The teachers can only do so much. So they can give us the water, but it’s up to us to drink.

A. Yes, now don’t get me wrong I believe that they should be punished for whatever it was that they did, but I do feel that they need education. Maybe they’re in trouble for something that they were lacking education on. Like, maybe they just didn’t know any better and that’s why they committed the crime that they did. I’m not making excuses, but yeah, I think they should get free education. Education should be free for everybody. Everybody should want everybody to learn.

Q. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go? A. I probably would go to Africa. Specifically Kenya, I just don’t know what I like about Kenya. I think people over there in Africa could use our help and could benefit from us going there so they could learn about us. I heard once that African people kind of look down on us Black Americans. I guess they think that we’re selfish and

Q. Estimate in a percentage, the amount of work given to you by your professors that is “busy work.” A. I would say maybe 25 percent. Most of the classes I have, and most of the work I had has been pertinent to me getting my degree so I wouldn’t say it was busy work. It may seem like it, but in the long run, it was given to us to help us.

COLLEGIAN QUESTION How do you feel about all the construction on campus?

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Sometimes I wish we could take people on a test drive,

<< “I feel like it’s interfering with take sometime to decide if you like the my safety on campus because of way they ride, the machines and equipment. a simple trip around the block, I feel like they should’ve done or drive for miles until you decide to stop, this while students weren’t on before you lock your self down and sign a contract, campus.” wouldn’t you like to know if it’s a good -Evanne Latta , Freshman match? Elementary Education “I think it’s taking a long >> time, but in the long run it will make our school look better, and it will attract more people to our school.” -Chris Jones , Mechanical Engineering major. << “I think they should postpone the construction until the summer because it’s a big inconvenience to the student’s and also a distraction.” -Tiara Stewart , Freshman Biology

“I don’t agree with it as>> of right now because when it rains it makes a mess, but when it’s all said done it will all be worth it.” -Tyrati Gerald , Freshman Criminal Justice major. Photos by William Lewis/The Collegian Question by Jonathan White/ Managing Editor

See investing in someone is like investing in a car, I don’t want my pint to get lost in this metaphor, but just ride with me for a minute, like G.P.S. you’ll end up where I want you to by the time I’m finished, I want your exterior to stand out in the lot, features so deep it makes my heart stop, as blood seizes to flow and my veins clot, I open your door for the first time, and be amazed that your exterior doesn’t do justice to your inside, I wanna adjust all your mirrors to focus on your rear, looking back at your past to see how you got here, as I sit in your seat, I look through the glass exterior towards our potential destiny, clicking the seat belt as you hold me tight, knowing what being locked down by you feels like, I wanna start you up so we can start off slow, but it’s a joint effort for how fast and how far we will go, I can press your pedals, but YOU have to move, and I can direct your steering wheel, but only from inside you, and just before we become one and I sign on the check, I wish I could return the keys, put you in park, and move on to the next



The Collegian • MONDAY MARCH 1, 2010

Lakers beat Nuggets 95-89 (AP) LOS ANGELES — Lamar Odom scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 95-89 on Sunday. Kobe Bryant was just 3 for 17 from the field, finishing with 14 points and 12 assists. The two-time scoring champion was 1 for 9 during the first three quarters — the only field goal coming on a layup with 5:37 left in the opening period. Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points for Denver before fouling out for the second time this season with 2:13 to play and the Nuggets down by four. The loss was their first in three meetings this season with the defending NBA champions, who beat them in last year’s Western Conference finals. Denver has blown double-digit leads in nine of its 20 losses this season. Lakers guard Derek Fisher, who picked up two fouls 57 seconds apart during the first 2 minutes of the game and went to the bench, didn’t get his third until he fouled Chauncey Billups behind the 3-point line with 5 1/2 minutes left in the game. Billups made all three free throws to tie the score at 82. But the Nuggets did not make a field goal over the final 4:10, ending their three-game winning streak. Kenyon Martin missed his first seven shots in his return to the lineup and finished 3 for 11 with six points in 36 minutes. He missed Friday night’s 107-102 win over Detroit because of a bruised left knee, the same one that forced him to miss two games earlier this month because of tendinitis. Ron Artest scored 17 points for the Lakers, who gained a half-game to idle Cleveland in the overall standings and trail the Cavaliers by one game for the league’s best record. They lead Denver by 5 1/2 games for the Western Conference lead. Martin committed three fouls and two turnovers before making his first field goal with 8:37 left in the third quarter to give the Nuggets a 54-50 lead after the Lakers had rallied from a 13-point deficit in the first half. Bryant received his 11th technical foul of the season with 1:13 left in the first quarter for turning around and yelling at referee Ken Mauer about a non-call while play was going on, after a pass from Odom was slapped away from Bryant by J.R. Smith near the Lakers’ basket with Denver leading 25-21. Nuggets reserve guard Ty Lawson left the game with 5:53 left in the first half because of a bruised left shoulder. This was the first meeting in which both teams had their regular starting lineups intact. On Nov. 3 at Denver, the Nuggets ended a six-game winning streak by the Lakers. In the second meeting on Feb. 5 at Staples Center, Billups compensated for the absence of the injured Anthony by equaling a career high with 39 points in a 126-113 win that snapped an eight-game winning streak by the Lakers. Note: Denver coach George Karl, who

SC State Holds Off Bethune-Cookman 58-46 By SC State Sports Information

Denver Nuggets’ Nene, center, of Brazil, shoots and scores while drawing a foul from Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol, right, as Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, left, also defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

ORANGEBURG, SC— Senior guard/forward Jason Flagler tossed in a game-high 17 points, while Brandon Smalls chipped in 14 and grabbed five rebounds as South Carolina State defeated BethuneCookman 58-46 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play Saturday. South Carolina State improves to 15-12 overall, 9-6 in the MEAC, while Bethune-Cookman falls to Sr., Jason Flagler 15-14 overall, 7-8 in the league. “I think what’s happening right now we are getting serious production from our bench guys like Brandon Smalls and Joe Wright, said SC State coach Tim Carter. “ We were focused and try to stay with a game plan and it worked.” South Carolina State jumped out to its biggest lead of the first-half nine, 19-10 off a layup by senior Jason Flagler at the 6:27 mark. A layup by Javoris Bryant pull Bethune-Cookman within four, 19-15 with 2:35 left in the half. Brandon Smalls jumper with 2:16 left put the Bulldogs ahead six, 21-15. Freshman point guard Khalif Toombs nailed a jumper with 0:014 seconds left to give SC State a 23-16 advantage at halftime. Carter stated, “Those guys (Bethune-Cookman) were really tired and we took advantage of that tonight. “It helped us that I gave my guys 2 ½ days off to rest so we had some fresh legs.” Junior guard Tyvon Williams drilled a 3-pointer at the 8:48 mark to put the Bulldogs ahead 18, 45-27. Toombs jumper with 2:27 left in the game sealed the victory for SC State in a much needed MEAC contest. Bethune-Cookman was led by C.J. Reed with nine points, while Javoris Bryant, Stanley Elliott, and Aric Miller each chipped in eight in the loss.

SC State Women Earn 71-67 OT Win over B-CU Danny Moloshok / AP Kobe Bryant whips a pass around Carmelo Anthony. Bryant struggled on Sunday, but the Lakers won Sunday’s game. missed Thursday’s game at Golden State to undergo treatment for throat and neck cancer, doesn’t expect to miss another one until March 10 at Minnesota. He also is doubtful for the game at New Orleans two nights later, and possibly another one during Denver’s five-game trip at the end of the month. “I’m not going to miss treatments. So when we’re on the road during the middle of the week, I’m probably going to miss those games,” said Karl, who received good wishes and a warm handshake from Jack Nicholson at courtside. “I’m going to be tough, but I’m not going to be stupid-tough. The radiation and the chemotherapy treatment will get harsher and more difficult in weeks to come, but putting off the treatment would not have made any sense.”

Jefferson apologizes to T-Wolves after DWI arrest MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves star center Al Jefferson apologized to the team and fans Sunday after his arrest on suspicion of DWI following a weekend loss to Portland. The Timberwolves suspended Jefferson for the next two games without pay — a punishment Jefferson said he accepts. “I want to apologize to the entire Timberwolves organization, owner Glen Taylor, my teammates, coaches and Wolves fans everywhere for my actions last night,” Jefferson said in a statement released Sunday by the Timberwolves. “I made a very poor decision and I am truly sorry for that. As a leader on this team, I know that more is expected of me, and I am disappointed in myself.” A Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped Jefferson, 25, on Interstate 394 near downtown Minneapolis early Sunday for speeding and changing lanes without signaling, patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske said. After taking a field sobriety test, Jefferson In this photo courtesy of Hennepin County was taken to Hennepin County Medical CenSheriff via Star Tribune, Al Jefferson, player ter for a blood test, which he had agreed to, for the Minnesota Timberwolves is shown in then to Hennepin County Jail on suspicion of a booking mug. The Minnesota Timberwolves fourth-degree driving while impaired, Roeske have suspended center Al Jefferson for the said. Jefferson was released after an hour in jail next two games without pay after his arrest on and faces an April 23 court appearance. suspicion of DWI. (AP Photo/Hennepin County Results of the blood test are expected in two Sheriff via Star Tribune) to three weeks, Roeske said. He said the trooper noted that Jefferson was “very cooperative.” Jefferson’s vehicle was towed away, Roeske said. Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 19 points in Saturday night’s 110-91 loss to the Trail Blazers at Target Center. He’s averaging 17.7 points and 9.6 rebounds a game. David Kahn, Timberwolves president of basketball operations, said Jefferson “feels terrible” about what happened. “On behalf of the Timberwolves organization, we are disappointed that Al used poor judgment last night. Thankfully, nobody was injured or hurt,” Kahn said in a statement Sunday. “Having spoken to Al, I can assure everybody associated with our franchise that Al understands this is a matter of the utmost seriousness. He feels terrible about what occurred and I believe him when he says he will learn from his mistake,” Kahn said. But Kahn said it’s appropriate that Jefferson be suspended for the Wolves’ games at Dallas Wednesday and at home against Houston Saturday. The 6-foot-10 Jefferson missed the last 2 1/2 months of last season after injuring his right knee and undergoing surgery. Telephone calls to his agent’s office were not immediately returned Sunday. AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski of Minneapolis contributed to this report.

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By SC State Sports Information ORANGEBURG, SC – Host South Carolina State squandered a 13-point second-half lead, but Fr. Trinese Fox outscored Bethune-Cookman 11-7 in overtime to earn a 71-67 victory over the visitors Saturday at S-H-M Memorial Center. Trinese Fox had 16 points -- five in the extra period – to lead a balanced Lady Bulldog scoring attack. Sunika Bullen, who connected on 4-5 baskets from three-point range, added 14 points, Sophilia Hipps 13 and Paris Alston 10 and a game high 12 rebounds. Coach Doug Robertson’s team improved to 10-17 and 5-10 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with the victory, the second in a row for SC State. The Lady Wildcats, who are having one of their best seasons in years, also featured balanced scoring. Jasmine Daniels led the way with 13 points. Euneshia Proctor and Demetria Frank contributed 12 each and Jasmine Bugg added 11. B-CU dropped to 14-13 and 9-6 in the MEAC with the loss. SC State, which enjoyed a huge advantage on the boards – 6437—was ahead 34-23 at the half. Jalisa Isaac connected on a 3-pointer for B-CU to start the second half to pull the visitors to within 34-26 but Fox got two free throws and Bullen one of her 3-pointers to put the Lady Bulldogs ahead 39-26 with 18:46 left in regulation and it appeared the host may have been headed for an easy victory. The Lady Wildcats, however, went on a 13-3 run to pull to within 42-39 on a 3-pointer by Bugg with 13:43 in regulation. A 6-2 SC State spree gave the host a 48-41 advantage at the 11:37 mark but B-CU stormed back once more and grabbed their first lead of the game – 54-53—on a Daniels 3-pointer with 3:51 showing. Daniels added two free throws just over a minute later to push the lead to 56-53 before SC State’s Whitney Wiley, who had missed her first 11 shots, connected on a 3-pointer to deadlock the contest at 56-all with 2:21 remaining in regulation. Each team scored four points each the rest of the way, but missed opportunities to pull the game out in regulation which ended up 60-60. B-CU scored the first basket in the overtime, a layup by Frank, to take a 64-62 edge but the Lady Bulldogs scored the next eight – three by Fox -- for a 68-62 advantage with 54 seconds left and hung on for the win.

2010 Bulldog Football Schedule ORANGEBURG, SC – South Carolina State, Thursday, announced its 2010 football schedule, which includes five home games for a second straight year, one Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent and two new teams. The two teams on the 2010 slate that were not on last year’s schedule are Mississippi Valley of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and intrastate rival Benedict. SC State will host Mississippi Valley Sept. 11, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 1961, and meet Benedict a week later – Sept. 18 – in Columbia. The Tigers return to the schedule after a oneyear hiatus. The Bulldogs, two-time defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions, open the 2010 campaign Sept. 4 at Georgia Tech, marking the fourth straight year Coach Buddy Pough’s squad will face an FBS team. In addition to Mississippi Valley State, other home games are Norfolk State (Oct. 9), Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 16), Hampton, the homecoming contest (Oct. 23), and Howard (Nov. 6). Additional road games include Florida A&M (Oct. 2), Delaware State (Oct. 30), Morgan State (Nov. 13) and North Carolina A&T (Nov. 20). The entire schedule is listed below at SC State’s athletics website.



The Collegian • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

Artists lobby could kill black radio


Clifford Cartel By Alexander Lee Writer It is 2:55 on the aftStaff ernoon of Friday, February 26, 2010, and I am on my way to the Student Center to meet a young artist for an interview. As I cross the street in front of Hodge Hall, I see the MC walking through the plaza in shades and a SC State jacket heading to the same place as me. I greet him and ask, “ready for this interview,” he replies, “yea man,” nonchalant like, kind of cocky, but humble. So the question and answer begins. The Collegian: Tell the people who you are man. Clifford Cartel: How ya’ll doing my name is Clifford Cartel, coming from PG County, Maryland, we get it in. TC: So my first question is, who are you and what are you about? CC: I’m about real lyrics, real music, I grew up listening to good artists like Eminem, so I always catered to the lyricist aspect of music, but I also produce, so I like to have fun. I’m GO-GO filled, I’ve been playing since high school and I did the marching band, so I’m well rounded in music. TC: What are your influences? CC: Eminem, and of course Kid Cudi, Wale, Big Sean, shout out to the whole freshman class of 09, Asher Roth, Snoop Dogg, Bun B, basically anybody who been on wax and I’ve heard it. TC: Where did you get the name from? CC: Well my real name is Clifford and I wanted to stick with that, because rappers tend to shy away from that nowadays. Cartel, actually means, a combination of small parties limiting the competition, so it’s like I have all the ingredients and I’m a movement by myself. AL: What or who inspires you? CC: My mother and my family. AL: How long have you been rapping? CC: I really can’t answer that, because when I was younger, my and friends would write our little raps, but I really didn’t get serious until spring semester of 09.

Photo by Eric Smith/The Collegian Rapper/Producer Clifford Cartel AL: Who do you admire? CC: In the rap game I would have to say, Lupe Fiasco, for him being in his own genre and Eminem as well. If I would have to say on campus, Zachary Middleton, (SGA President at SC State), he’s doing a lot and I feel he is doing a lot of good things. Rapping wise, my D.G.A.F.U.C.K. family, you, (me, the interviewer, Alexander Lee), Bobby, B.U.D., Triple M, everybody who have been doing before I have, would have to be rappers I admire on campus. TC: What is your all-time goal as a rapper? CC: I want to change people’s lives. The Grammys would be nice, but if I can show somebody that anything is possible, that would be the best part. I also want to make other rappers step up their game. TC: If you weren’t rapping, what would you be doing? CC: Producing. TC: Do you produce your own songs? CC: Yes, the majority I do, but sometimes I reach out to producers I feel are talented. TC: What are your plans for your next project? CC: Currently working on Darreshia’s project, my D.G.A.F. family, I have another mix tape that I’m currently working with a producer on campus named Major, it’s going to be called “Music Pattern of Spoken Rhymes”. I also have a concert at MLK on April 29. TC: Where do you see yourself in the next 5


By India Lowry Staff Writer Over two dozen recording artist including Marry J. Blidge, Lalah Hathaway, Dave Matthews Band and Freggie have signed Mary J Blidge a petition to encourage congress to pass a Performing Rights Act. This bill would require radio stations to pay royalties to the musicians and the producers every time their music is played on air. Most artists see their music being played on the radio as free promotion for the singers and producers who often reap the benefit’s of their song’s recognition. Owner of Radio one Cathy Hughes reported to Essence magazine that she was against the Performing Rights Act. “It won’t put Radio One out of business, but we are fighting this for the brothers and sisters who aren’t large enough to fight for themselves. This act would immediately put a third of Black radio stations out of business and severely affect my subsidized formats like my talk radio and gospel satiations.” However, the artist that support this petition see it as unfair, unjust and un-American that they are not being paid for listeners to hear the music on the radio. But is it considered unfair, unjust and un-American to pay artist royalties on free advertisement that may run small businesses out of business for playing the music that their (the artist) fans love?

Black African American Essays 2010 Black African Essays is the second edition devoted to African American non-fiction writers that varying topics from art, race, sexuality, speeches to contribute to the empowerment and responsibility of the African American students and the election of Barack Obama. This book includes speeches from President Barack Obama on race. And the insight of black writers such as Juan Williams to Kelefa Sanneh. This collection of stories and events in history defines how African American’s today view themselves and the level of responsibility that African American’s hold. Selected from a diverse array of publications such as the New Yorker, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, and National Geographic, the essays found in this book are inspiring and are about making history and challenging young African American’s to read and be inspired.

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1. Why is STATE doing construction in the middle of the school year? 2. Why is STATE using light generators instead of putting up real street lights? 3. Why does STATE let all the older buildings fall apart while building new ones? 4. Why does STATE try to get students to do everything for free? 5. Why is Whitney Houston still trying to make a comeback?

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Poetry Jam at the Library


appa Kappa Psi Fraternity Inc in conjunction with the Miller F. Whittaker Library put on a coffeehouse that displayed the artistic talents of SC State students on Wednesday Feb 24, to a packed house of eager students. This may be the first of many, so look out for more!!!!

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