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IN THE SPOTLIGHT SC State Honors Professor and Staff of the Year BY JONATHAN WHITE MANAGING EDITOR Dr Willie M. Legette, Professor of Political Science and History and Dr. Louis D. Whitesides, 1890 Research Administrator are the University Professor and Staff Employee of the year respectively. The awards were announced at the 114th Founders’ Day Program, where Legette and Whiteside were selected from a pool of ten awardees for the top honor. Awardees in the category for professor of the year included Dr. Stevo Bozinovski, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science; Dr. Jesulon Gibbs, Assistant Professor Educational Leadership; and Dr. Paul Munnicha, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Economics and Agribusiness. In the category of Staff Employee, the awardees included Valerie Mack, Administrative Specialist; Virginia Hilderbrand, Finance; David Igiozee, Institutional Advancement; Zetty
Employee of the Year.” Legette who works in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences said the award was an honor. ”I feel great that I was elected by my colleagues and it is something that I will have to live up to so people don’t regret their decision.” Legette says his inspiration is understanding the world around him, challenging students and the need for change. His counterpart Whitesides also felt it was a huge honor “I believe it is a great thing that your peers can vote and give you recognition for the effort and energy that people put into their jobs.” He also shared with The Collegian his personal inspiration. Staﬀ employee of the year, Dr. Louis D. ”Leaving the University better than Professor of the year, Dr. Willie Legette Whiteside what I found it. I always wanted to and Glenn, Office of the President; and a cash prize, one year “reserve” I am destined to work here, to put the Lillian Adderson, Student Affairs. parking and parking signs designated University in a position that people The candidates were nominated by for “Professor of the Year” or “Staff want to come here.” their colleagues and were awarded
The College Dating Scene in 2010 BY JONATHAN WHITE MANAGING EDITOR A recent poll conducted at SC State University suggested that long term committed relationships are no longer the way to go; simply becoming a virtue of the past. It is now best to play the game, or not be in a relationship at all. There is a saying that goes, “A college campus is nothing but a big playground, and you can’t play a serious game in a fun environment.” “The times for monogamy have simply disappeared,” said sophomore political science major Alicia Fields. “It seems like nobody wants to settle down anymore.” Let’s get real here. This is college, and nothing here can be described as perfect. Knowing that, how many of us still believe in the age-old myth of a monogamous college relationship? Let’s break down exactly what this idea requires us to consider. A normal young adult relationship is based on the concept of being committed to another person and probably resolving to marriage. It is based on a monogamous agreement with someone even while they aren’t right
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next to you in the physical sense. But does this still happen--- NO! Research conducted by Pew Research Center (PRC) showns that 62 percent of college students that are in a relationship aren’t committed, while the other 38 percent of students are. In many colleges, like SC State, this creates a bit of a problem. Eventually you have two types of people in a relationship. First, you have your player, [and no females, you aren’t exempt.] Research done by the PRC revelas that nowadays 60 percent of women cheat in relationships. The “player” is the guy/girl that lies and cheats at all costs. They usually are in more than one relationship; maybe multiple relationships at one time. The thought of a commitment is long gone out of the player’s mind and they are usually only in it for the gain of sexual activity. For the player who peruses the dating scene in search of sexual relationships, holding on to a meaningful connection is hard to do. Even for someone who says he/she is ready to settle down, the interest in a relationship will sometimes fade long before any ties are broken and it usually spells
Photo by William Lewis/The Collegian In the modern college dating scene, women are equally considered players. trouble for the significant other. “I really like females, it’s just hard to choose one,” said freshman undecided major Justin Roberts. “I think it’s best to have your main chick and then your sideline. You don’t want to hurt anybody, but there are so many chicks to choose from. Why not have two.”
The player behavior is completely different from one with pure sexual pursuits. Those who only look for sex are not very good at hiding it. Many are up-front about their desires and rarely spend a long time chasing someone. Conversely, those who are considered SEE DATING ON PAGE 4
Open Casting call for Taking a Stand BY DERVEDIA THOMAS EDITOR IN CHIEF Taking a Stand, the first reenactment of the Orangeburg Massacre, is about to go on the road with its first confirmed stop at the Koger Center in Columbia, SC. The play which received a strong showing on all three days of its debut at SC State, is also tentatively scheduled to be performed at Jacksonville, FL, as well as in several black churches. Director Calhoun Cornwall also said that President George E. Cooper is working on a black college tour as well as a tour in several high schools across the nation. When asked about the reaction to the first major shows, Cornwall said he was surprised by the amount of positive feedback. “The reaction was great,” he said. “We did not get any negative feedback from anyone; the phone calls we’re getting are amazing; not just from people in-state but also from persons out of state including a playwright from New York.” Cornwall a senior business management major is extending an opportu-
Photo by Eric Smith/The Collegian A scene from “Taking a Stand” the reenactment of the Orangeburg Massacre play nity to more student actors and singers who wish to be apart of the production that commemorates the lives of Henry Smith, Samuel Hammond and Delano Middleton and the events that lead to their deaths and the wounding of 27 others on SC State College campus on Feb 8, 1968.
He also indicated that he will be making adjustments to the length of the play and that a sound track will be developed by Lovetown records. An open casting call will be held at the Henderson Davis Theatre on Thursday February 25 at 7pm.
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“The Scottsboro Boys” injustice remembered in Ala. Museum 8 decades later (AP) SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The very name of this Alabama city has stood for racial injustice for almost 80 years. Nine young black men went on trial in Scottsboro in 1931 on charges of raping two white women in a case that made headlines worldwide. The defendants — eight of whom were sentenced to die — came to be known as “The Scottsboro Boys” and the charges were revealed as a sham. Now, four generations later, Scottsboro is acknowledging its painful past. With biracial support in a Tennessee River community that is 91 percent white, organizers this month opened a museum documenting the infamous rape prosecution and its aftermath. The museum isn’t large or fancy — it’s located in an old African-American church near the city’s main attraction, a store that sells clothes, wrenches, iPods and other items pulled from unclaimed airline baggage. Its operating hours, for now at least, are spotty. But the opening of The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center helps fill a hole in the historical narrative of a city that seemingly went out of its way for decades to ignore an ugly stain. “The history of the case is rich. People know, `Those nine black boys raped those white women.’ But people don’t know about the case, what really happened,” said Sheila Washington, a black woman who headed a push for the museum. Mayor Melvin Potter said some residents would still rather forget the whole episode. To this day, some go to lengths to point out that the nine men were arrested in another town, Paint Rock, and everybody involved was from another county. Scottsboro got a bad rap, they say. But Potter, who is white, said the museum’s time has come. “It’s like they say: If you don’t remember history there’s a chance you can repeat it,” he said. With the nation gripped by the Great Depression after the stock market crash of 1929, people hopped freight trains to travel from one city to the next. A fight broke out between blacks and whites on a train in Jackson County on March 25, 1931. Trying to avoid arrest, two women who were on the train falsely accused nine young black men of raping them. It was the worst possible allegation in a region where whites were trying to assert supremacy just 66 years after the end of the Civil War.
rulings that guaranteed the right to effective counsel and barred the practice of eliminating all blacks from jury service. But in Scottsboro, the case soon faded into the background. It wasn’t until 2003 that a historical marker was placed on the square of the courthouse acknowledging that the city of about 14,800 people was the site of the first trials. Talk of commemorations or displays about the case came and went through the years, but nothing happened until the Scottsboro-Jackson County Multicultural Heritage Foundation was established by Washington. In December, it gained the use of an old church for the museum. On Feb. 1, to mark the start of Black History Month, about 100 blacks and whites gathered in the old Joyce Chapel United Methodist Church on West Willow Street for the dedication of the Scottsboro Boys Museum. The mayor attended, along with two white legislators and the granddaughter of the white judge who presided in one of the retrials in 1933 and threw out a jury’s guilty verdict against some of the defendants. The fact that whites were part of the ceremony Photo courtesy www.english.illinois.edu was meaningful to Washington, who worked 17 ILD leaﬂet announcing demonstration, parade, and rally in years on the project. Internet message boards have been peppered with negative comments and some Chicago for the Scottsboro Boys. whites, speaking privately, sneer at the idea of a The blacks, ranging in age from 13 to 20, were museum “to that rape case.” But the museum already has photos and press shackled and taken to Scottsboro, where an angry white mob gathered for their trials before all-white clippings about the case — some original and some juries just two weeks after the arrests. Eight of the copies — and a nearby museum is donating a juror nine were convicted and sentenced to death; jurors chair used during the trial. Washington is hoping couldn’t reach a verdict for the youngest defen- to get other items, including a jail table that may have been used by the defendants. dant. Some worry that the museum will dredge up hard The convictions shocked the nation: Thousands of people marched in protest in Harlem, and the feelings, but Garry Morgan sees it differently. A white man who serves on the multicultural case was covered heavily by news magazines of the day. Books, plays and poems were written about association and helped put together museum displays about the court case, Morgan said the new the plight of the defendants. attraction is a chance for Scottsboro to recast itself There were years of appeals — some successful, as one of the women recanted, saying their claim was before a modern audience. “We want to end the negative stereotype of Scottsa lie — and more trials. All the men were eventually freed from jail without any executions. Then- boro, to let the world know we’ve moved into the Gov. George C. Wallace pardoned the last surviv- 21st century,” he said. ing defendant, Clarence Norris, in 1976. Norris If You Go ... SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM AND CULTURdied in 1989. The case set important legal precedents that still AL CENTER: 428 West Willow St., Scottsboro, resonate decades later, including Supreme Court Ala.; Admission: $3 adults, $2 children; Open the
Article Comments on the Web Article: Ask Lorpu: Why do women still expect men to pay for dates? Being a Christian (on my end), it is difficult to find virtuous, attractive, and independent women, who are similar to your mom, lol. One thing my mother taught me about what to look for when choosing a mate is that they are a partner in the relationship. You do not want someone that you have to take care of, instead you want someone that will assist you in building a good life together. If you want someone that is dependent on you for everything, simply adopt a child. There are plenty that need a parent or provider. My recommendation is to keep it dutch, if its someone that you won’t consider marrying. That way, you don’t get in financial debt trying to court something that won’t make it “across the broom”. Also, as a “hot commodity” weigh your options, date only those women that you think would be a great Mrs._______. You’ll sifted out many “paper chasers” that way. Mainly all those people that know me know that I’m not paying for nobody unless I said it before we go out or I might spot you here and there, but do not make it a habit.
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SC State Kicks Off Book Club This month, SC State University’s Office of Student Life and Leadership will begin the SC State Book Club. Participants will read “The Mis- Education of the Negro” by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The SC State Book Club will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the K.W. Green Student Center’s Bulldog Lounge. This initiative will enlighten students and introduce them to various concepts of literature outside of the classroom. “By joining this book club, students will be able to develop a critical consciousness,” said Dr. Omari Dyson, assistant professor of teacher education. During the session, there will be an open discussion concerning the educational similarities and differences in 1933 compared to today’s educational experiences. “In order for us to transform, we must continue to learn each day,” said Zachary Middleton, president of the Student Government Association. “We must utilize what we learn in the classrooms to propel us in our own careers,” Middleton stated. SC State Book club members decided to begin with the book, “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” because of Woodson’s passion for African-American education. Woodson was the son of former slaves and understood how important gaining a proper education is when striving to make the most out of one’s divine right of independence. “Woodson was a critical figure in the black liberation struggle,” said Dyson. Published more than seven decades ago, the impact of the words in “The Mis-Education of the Negro” continues to challenge the mindsets of all African- Americans. For additional information about SC State’s Book Club, contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at (803) 536-7057.
Construction Dynamics, Inc. Donates $25,000 to SC State University Nathaniel Spells, Sr., president and CEO of Construction Dynamics, Inc. (CDI), recently presented SC State University’s president, Dr. George E. Cooper, with a $25,000 check. This gift will be used for need based student scholarships at the institution. Occurring during the onset of the University’s 2010 Scholarship Gala and Tribute, this generous contribution is significant for students who have achieved excellence and who will be deemed as “rising stars” during the event on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 in the Smith- Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. “We are excited about receiving this $25,000 contribution from Mr. Spells and CDI,” says Dr. Cooper. “It is businesses such as CDI that understand our mission and the needs of our students who make a difference, especially in these tough economic times. In this volatile market, the University needs support from reliable stakeholders such as CDI who will ensure that students receive the necessary funding to continue their education.” CDI, a full-service comprehensive general contracting and construction management firm based in Columbia, SC, has continuously provided philanthropic services. “I firmly believe that if the underserved communities and institutions are to achieve their full potential, it begins within,” says Spells. I also believe that one of the great equalizers in this nation is a quality education. Toward that end, CDI is pleased to contribute to the Scholarship Gala and challenges the SC State alumni, friends and other business entities to join in this effort.” Anthony Holloman, vice-president for Institutional Advancement at SC State University, agrees. “By providing money for student scholarships, CDI is a tremendous advocate in attracting the best and the brightest students to SC State University who may one day lend support to their corporation.”
Corrections 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 Pyatt did not attend SC State College at all. In the “Out of Office” notice in The Feb. 8 issue of The Collegian, we incorrectly noted that The Collegian staff will be in Jackson, FL. We were in fact in Jackson, MI. The Collegian sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
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Fund-raising gets a new VP BY DERVEDIA THOMAS EDITOR IN CHIEF In the wake of a 6 million dollar budget deficit that resulted in furloughs and several other cost saving measures, new Vice President responsible for fund raising Anthony Holloman, says he wants to change the way SC State does business. The former athletics director at Tuskegee, says SC State must be responsible for growing its own resources and recognize that we are not state supported, but state assisted. In this first month at SC State, Holloman said he has been assessing fund raising and looking at ways to increase private giving while gaining support from corporations and foundations. “We’re on the right track,” he said. “But the reality of it is, it takes a commitment to raise private dollars and most state institutions including SC State have been on a back end. This is a process that is on going, you have to build the infrastructure in order to be successful raising money.” President George E. Cooper has in the past noted that much of the funding coming to SC State has been restricted and has repeatedly called on alumni to give unrestricted funds. Holloman however wanted to use the restricted nature of giving as part
Vice President of Institutional Advancement Anthony Holloman of his strategy. “I believe we have to move to a school based model for fund raising,” he said. “This is where we identify where people’s interests are.” He explained that if a student graduates from SC State with a nursing degree, they may want to restrict their giving to the nursing program. “Most dollars that are given to an institution are restricted dollars and that’s across the board at public or private institutions,” he continued. “I think targeting people and making sure people know what their interests are will allow us to increase the percentage of alumni giving and giving in general.” According to the new VP, SC State raised $260 000 between July
and January 2008. This figure was increased to $530 000 in 2009 during the same time frame. Two of these gifts are significant contributions from anonymous donors. SC State’s figures pale in comparison to Spelman College’s $150M capital campaign of which it has already surpassed the half-way mark. Holloman acknowledged that Spelman is at the “top of the class” among HBCUs and also noted that at Tuskegee he was instrumental in a campaign that raised 169 million dollars. “Those private entities have always had to place an emphasis on bringing in private dollars,” he said. “That’s how they’ve sustained themselves. They don’t get state appropriation, so when we look at the model at Spelman, it’s a little different than at SC State, but the goals are the same.” As a goal for his first 100 days in office, Holloman wants to focus more on increasing alumni giving rather than focusing on a dollar amount. “For us to sustain the success that we’re having, you have to increase the number of people that are giving. One of the things that I am most excited about for us is that we have new software that will help us do a better job of tracking and keeping up with our alumni, because we say we have a database of 30 000 alumni, but
those are not contactable addresses or phone numbers, so in reality, it is a much smaller number.” Responding to a question about reaching out to the white community in Orangeburg, Holloman said the key for is to continue to be as visible as possible in the community and be involved so that people know all the different things that the university has to offer. He also stressed that he will be meeting with state and federal legislators as well as key decision makers in Orangeburg County to make sure they understand the impact that SC State has between in their respective districts as well as the State. At SC State, Holloman will provide leadership for the Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Development, Office of University Relations and Marketing, serve as the Executive Director of the SC State Education Foundation, and work closely with the Board of Visitors at SC State. Holloman is an alumnus of Johnson C. Smith University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a minor in English. He has a Master of Science degree in sports administration from the United States Sports Academy, as well as a certificate in fund-raising management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Twitty Challenges Students and Alums BY JONATHAN WHITE MANAGING EDITOR Brigadier General Stephen M. Twitty challenged SC State to honor its heritage and forge its future. Gen. Twitty was the keynote speaker at SC State’s 114th Founders’ Day celebration. “It is your success and achievement that will pave the way for the next generation,” he said. “SC State University is a place of sacrifice, and today we are the beneficiaries. Our founders had hope and vision, and despite the odds, they did it.” Twitty went on to charge the University’s alumni to give back, because only 10 percent do. “If Alumni can give back more, then this institution can may be able to see one of its first state of the art health and wellness centers,” he said. Twitty also
talked about refurbishing and reopening Bradham and Manning Residence Hall and The Clyburn Transportation Center. Brigadier General Twitty has served in four combat tours; during the first Gulf War in Operation Desert Storm, and most recently three tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded the Silver Star Medal, our nation’s third highest award for valor. Brigadier General Twitty received this award for his actions as an Infantry Battalion commander during the fall of Baghdad in 2003. He has also been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. Brigadier General Twitty was inducted into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame in 2009, and was selected as one of South Carolina State University’s Distinguished Alumni in 2004.
Photo by Rolondo Davis/University Photographer Brigadier General Stephen M. Twitty speaking at SC State’s 114th Founders’ Day celebration.
SC State honors shining stars at scholarship gala Seven students were honored as shining stars at SC State’s Scholarship Gala and Tribute on Feb 20. The gala is an annual event to honor students who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating an uncompromising commitment to the tenets of service, integrity and excellence. As the Foundation’s major fund-raising event of the year, Gala proceeds are donated to the University to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students. Due to the continuous support from corporate sponsors, friends and alumni, SC State University will celebrate the academic achievements of seven deserving students, deemed as “shining stars.” The students awarded were as follows: Deshena J. Agurs, junior, elementary education major, Ebonie M. Fuller, sophomore, biology and
Photo by Rolondo Davis/University Photographer Sharneise S. Simmons, junior, nursing major recieving her award from President George E. Cooper. spanish major, Jeremiah D. George, sophomore, computer science major, Beverly D. Hawkins, junior, market-
ing major, Traci D. Jones, junior, elementary education major, Jonathan D. Parker, sophomore, accounting major,
Sharneise S. Simmons, junior, nursing major. “I felt honored to be selected out of hundreds of scholarship recipients,” said Ebonie Fuller. “I consider this a true privilege and I value this experience.” Beverly Hawkins is equally ecstatic. “I am amazed,” says Hawkins. “I think that it is a great accomplishment and I am honored to be one of the seven students selected,” said Hawkins. The gala’s theme was “A Night Among the Stars at the Cotton Club.” The acronym S.T.A.R.S. means Scholarships to Assist and Reward Students. Throughout the program, the Cotton Club era was exemplified through dress, song and dance. Also, performing this year was national R&B and gospel recording artist, Regina Belle.
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CAMPUS LIFE The Collegian • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Museum exhibit combines Art and History The Collegian
ppropriately entitled, Twentieth Century Masters, The I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium (the Stanback) honored both masters whose art was on display, as well as masters who have contributed to SC State and the state of South Carolina in general. Dr. Leo Twiggs, founder of both the Stanback Museum and SC State’s art department, was honored of for his contributions to the university. A photograph of Twiggs was unveiled in the Stanback lobby to accompany those of Isreal P. Stanback and Dr. Clemmie E. Webber. As a “Twentieth Century Master,” his work is included in this exhibition. Twiggs’ work brought national recognition to the university. In 1988 Ebony Magazine featured the museum in an article entitled South Carolina State University‘s Hidden Treasure. Twiggs also designed the official Seal of the University, the logo for the 1996 Centennial Celebration and was the Director of the Museum and Chair of the Art Department until he retired in 1998. The opening reception held on Feb. 19, showcased works on paper by internationally renowned artists, to include Jacob Lawrence, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Romare Bearden, many others as well as selected works by Leo Twiggs, William Johnson, Hale Woodruff and Freddie Styles from the Stanback’s collection. The Stanback also opened an accompanying exhibition, Remembering the Rosenwald Schools, celebrating two additional Twentieth Century Masters - Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington. This exhibition features images, documents and artifacts from former Rosenwald students, teachers and schools in South Carolina. The exhibition highlights one of the many Jewish and African American partnerships that existed in the United States - Julius Rosenwald, who is the son of a Jewish immigrant and Booker T. Washington, a former slave. Examining Rosenwald’s philanthropy efforts, Washington turned to him for financing a project, which funded nearly 5,000 schools and auxiliary buildings in 15 southern states and served over 660,000 students. By requiring African-American communities to
Photo by Rolondo Davis/University Photographer Dr. Leo Twiggs, founder and former director the IP Stanback Museum giving a brief history of his experience at the Stanback after being honored for his contribution. raise matching funds, the two men inspired a grassroots movement that has been called the “most influential philanthropic force that came to the aid of African-Americans at that time. This partnership led to the creation of the Julius Rosenwald Fund which eventually contributed over 28 million dollars for schools built by and for African-Americans between 1912 and 1932. The Rosenwald project contributed to the construction of approximately 500 Rosenwald schools and auxiliary buildings in South Carolina, 21 in Orangeburg County. Today many of these Rosenwald school buildings are no longer standing. In 2002, to heighten awareness of the threats to these historic resources, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Rosenwald Schools to its list of America’s 11 Most
Photo by Rolondo Davis/University Photographer Students viewing the collection “Twentieth Century Masters from the Cochran Collection.” Endangered Historic Places. Since then, the National Trust for Historic Preservation formed the Rosenwald Schools Initiative, organizing a team to develop a plan for the preservation of Rosenwald schools. Through this initiative, the National Trust has established a national network of Rosenwald School preservation activists, developed educational tools and provided funding opportunities to aid those interested in saving these important buildings. After viewing the exhibition, SC State students had positive things to say about the collection. “This is exciting; this is fun” said freshman Devanie Dawson. “This was my first time and I enjoyed viewing the art.” When asked what was gained from this experience, sophomore Tonya Payne responded, “Enlightenment! This makes me want to see more because these events are so rare.” Freshman Roderick Rogers also shared his experience,”I met lots of new people, saw some beautiful art, and spoke with a few alumni.” “This event was an enriching experience to say the least. “Sophomore Eric Shattuck said, “I thought it was really incredible how they tied in the art and the education history. This has been the best exhibit I have seen at this museum.”
Random Bulldog # 3 Christian King Major: Marketing Classiﬁcation: Senior Hometown: Silver Spring, MD Q. The Obama administration has decided to switch their focus from health care to jobs, if you were president of the United States, what would be your ﬁrst two initiatives? A. I think health care is important, but I also think that there are a lot of people out here that don’t have jobs right now. Maybe if they did have jobs, they could pay for a little bit more health care for themselves, and we wouldn’t have to put so much emphasis on necessarily health care. What my first two initiatives would be are jobs and to try and get some of these drugs off the streets. Q. What teacher would you recommend to students? A. Not necessarily any teachers but I know that it’s a lot of good staff that we have on campus. Dr. Lawrence, he’s a good dude. Also Ms. Lee (in the administration office), she’s a nice lady. She will help you out in the time of need; financials and what not. As far
Q. What came ﬁrst: the chicken or the egg? A. Chicken! Without the chicken there could be no egg. The egg couldn’t come first because that would make no sense; how can you have a baby without a parent? Q. If you were to write an autobiography, what would be the title of Chapter 11? A. Struggle. That’s what life is. Either you got it or you don’t, you gonna struggle some way.
as teachers, it’s a whole bunch of foreign teachers and I don’t really know them like that, so I can’t really give you and answer as far as teachers. Q. Should cigarettes be illegal? A. HE&% YEAH cigarettes should be illegal. DEFINITELY. They pollute the air and they kill people every single day.
Dating Continued from Page 1 “Players” enjoy sex and intimacy, but are genuinely looking for a significant other, just more than one. To the significant other, the entire relationship may seem confusing. A partner, who once showered love and tenderness, slowly drifts away and pays little attention to the relationship. Causing anger or resentment, and faith in establishing a quality relationship with a “good” man/woman may fade. Those who experience relationships with these types of people often carry their confusion into the next relationship, spending too much time wondering when it may change for the worse. Leading to the second type of person in a relationship; the person who brings the baggage, the sand to the beach, stuck on the ex… you get the point. This person is usually the person who already has someone they are trying to get over while getting into another relationship. This usually causes a lot of emotional baggage in the new relationship. For both men and women, getting over an ex is tough. It’s especially tough because they end up trying to find somebody else to assist them in filling the new empty void. The new guy/girl may tell you that they understand your past and problems, but it will eventually tear apart the relationship. You can’t love someone new when the love from someone else is still there; it is virtually impossible. “The hurt from my last relationship carried over into the new relationship. It seemed like I would never get over what my ex put me through,” said freshman theater major, Brittany Brown. “It was extremely hard for me to trust my new boyfriend, and every time we were intimate, I found myself thinking of my ex.” In many relationships like this, the person with the baggage may come off a little confused because they tend to go back and forth with the new guy/girl and the ex. Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report 70 percent women and 40 percent of men go into a relationship with emotional baggage, including an ex boy/girlfriend. The figures aren’t really alarming since females tend to be more emotionally attached in a relationship. In an article entitled “Getting your ex back vs. Getting over your ex,” by relationship expert Robert Nair, he discussed how one should apply the number one reason that someone leaves; lack of appreciation. He also explained that there is no need to ponder on the ex, because they aren’t thinking about you!! It is always best to get out with the old, and go in with the new!
Q. What is your favorite movie? A. You would think this would be easy since I want to study film, but I’ve got a lot of favorite movies. But the one at the top, I’m going to have to say Friday. Q. When will we have the second black president? A. The second black president will come when one of Barack’s daughter’s has a son.
Q. What are your thoughts of Black History Month? A. It’s the best thing that ever happened in this world. It should be a Black History year. We should have a whole year for Black history not just one month. But it’s like that for right now. I don’t think enough young African Americans really take to Black History Month as far as trying to soak up as much information that they can about our history. It will pick up, hopefully.
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Anti-Abortion Billboard Targets African Americans in Ga. (AP) ATLANTA - The message on dozens of billboards across the city is provocative: Black children are an “endangered species.” The eyebrow-raising ads featuring a young black child are an effort by the anti-abortion movement to use race to rally support within the black community. The reaction from black leaders has been mixed, but the “Too Many Aborted” campaign, which so far is unique to only Georgia, is drawing support from other anti-abortion groups across the country. “It’s ingenious,” said the Rev. Johnny Hunter, national director of the Life Education and Resource Network, a North Carolina-based anti-abortion group aimed at African-Americans that operates in 27 states. “This campaign is in your face, and nobody can ignore it.” The billboards went up last week in Atlanta and urge black women to “get outraged.” The effort is sponsored by Georgia Right to Life, which also is pushing legislation that aims to ban abortions based on race. Black women accounted for the ma-
jority of abortions in Georgia in 2006, even though blacks make up just a third of state population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally, black women were more than three times as likely to get an abortion in 2006 compared with white women, according to the CDC. “I think it’s necessary,” Cheryl Sullenger, senior policy adviser for Operation Rescue, said of the billboard campaign. “Abortion in the black community is at epidemic proportions. They’re not really aware of what’s actually going on. If it shocks people ... it should be shocking.” Anti-abortion advocates say the procedure has always been linked to race. They claim Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger wanted to eradicate minorities by putting birth control clinics in their neighborhoods, a charge Planned Parenthood denies. “The language in the billboard is using messages of fear and shame to target women of color,” said Leola Reis, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Georgia. “If we want to reduce the number of abortions and
In this photo made Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, an anti-abortion billboard is shown in Atlanta. The eyebrow-raising ads featuring a young black child are an eﬀort by the anti-abortion movement to use race to rally support within the black community. The reaction from black leaders has been mixed, but the “Too Many Aborted” campaign, which so far is unique to only Georgia, is drawing support from other anti-abortion groups across the country. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) unintended pregnancies, we need to “That might be part of what may be work as a community to make sure we shifting here and why a campaign like get quality affordable health care ser- this is appropriate, to kind of wake up vices to as many women and men as that disconnect.” possible.” Abortion rights advocates are disIn 2008, Issues4Life, a California- turbed. Spelman College professor based group working to end abortion Beverly Guy-Sheftall called the stratin the black community, lobbied Con- egy a gimmick. gress to stop funding Planned Par“To use racist arguments to try to enthood, calling black abortions “the bait black people to get them to be Darfur of America.” anti-abortion is just disgusting,” said Pro-Life Action League Executive Guy-Sheftall, who teaches women’s Director Eric Scheidler said a race- history and feminist thought at the based strategy for anti-abortion activ- historically black women’s college. ists has gotten a fresh zeal, especially “These one-issue approaches that in the wake of the historic election are not about saving the black family of the country’s first black president, or black children, it’s just a big distracBarack Obama, who supports abor- tion,” she said. “Many black people tion rights. don’t know who Margaret Sanger is “He’s really out of step with the rest and could care less.” of black America,” Scheidler said.
Affirmative action ban advances in Utah House (AP) SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers moved quickly Friday to place a ban on affirmative action in the Utah Constitution, despite little evidence the practice is being used or has caused problems. A resolution that would prevent local governments, state agencies and public colleges from discriminating or providing preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin sailed through a legislative committee only two days after it was made public. To amend the constitution, the resolution would have to be approved by a two-thirds vote in the state House and Senate and be signed by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert. Voters also would have to approve the measure this fall. The proposal is likely to have little trouble getting the necessary votes for passage in the GOP-dominated Legislature. A House committee approved the measure known as House Joint Resolution 24 with a 10-4 vote Friday. The full House will likely vote on it next week. Opponents said there was little time to seek public input about the proposal by Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield. “To pull this bill out two days ago, and ram it down the throats of this community, is awful,” said Rep. Jackie Biskupski, D-Salt Lake City. “This is big, and it deserves public input.” Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch, said she wasn’t made aware of the proposal until Thursday night. “He’s trying to kind of do it in a backdoor approach, which I find very offensive,” Williams said. Democrats tried unsuccessfully to delay the measure by suggesting it undergo study during the summer. Republicans said they want to pass the measure while Ward Connerly, a former member of the University of California Board of Regents who has worked to pass similar legislation in other states, was in town to testify for the bill. “The implication is that those of us who are ... minorities cannot compete and therefore society has to bestow its benevolence,” Connerly, who is black, told lawmakers. “Sometimes we don’t realize that’s a double-edge sword. We demean people.” Connerly was joined by Jennifer Gratz, who successfully sued the University of Michigan for denying her admission, saying she was put at a disadvantage because she wasn’t a minority. Senate President Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, said the measure will help ensure Utah colleges don’t discriminate. “We’re not getting necessarily the most qualified students there because of the quota system,” Waddoups said. Kay Harward, University of Utah senior associate vice president for enrollment management, said minorities don’t get any preferential treatment when it comes to admission. State agencies also have policies in place that prevent them from giving preferential treatment when it comes to hiring or promotions.
FAMU Sends Aid Team to Haiti By Nicole Brooks Black College Wire Florida A&M University will become the first HBCU to send a team to Haiti, when a group leaves this week on behalf of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Henry Lewis, dean of the college, will be traveling to Haiti along with three or four pharmacy faculty members and two nurse practitioners from the School of Nursing. The team intends to provide medication, medical supplies and pharmaceutical care services for earthquake victims in Haiti. The team will set up three tents with computers and generators and help assist with the other clinics in passing out prescriptions. Approximately $50,000 in medical supplies will be taken over to Haiti. “We have received contributions from different organizations here in Tallahassee,” said Lewis. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, the Leon County Court Clerk Bob Inzer and others donated medical supplies. The team plans to leave on Feb. 13, with the approval of The Board of Governors of the state university system of Florida. With their approval, the team will establish a rotation schedule consisting of approximately three months for the continuity of pharmacy services. Lewis said funding for the trip is already taken care of. Raymond Joseph, the U.S. ambassador to Haiti, will make the arrangements for the team to travel directly to Haiti. “I met with Joseph in Washington D.C. and he was absolutely thrilled to receive us as we are the first historically black college to approach them about any cure to the country of Haiti,” Lewis said. Due to the extensive damage to hotels in Haiti, Lewis said he is uncertain about room and board for the team as of right now. “We are going prepared to rough it,” said Lewis. “I think that everyone is going to realize that we aren’t going to Miami.” The college of pharmacy is used to helping in efforts related to natural disasters. When Hurricane Charlie made landfall in 2004, four FAMU pharmacy students assisted in the Bradenton/Sarasota area with relief efforts.“We are replicating what we did during the time of the hurricane in 2004,” said Lewis. Some of the pharmacists and practitioners on the relief team consist of Haitians and people fluent in Creole. “I think that traveling to Haiti is a wonderful idea,” said Kenneth Joseph, a second year pre-professional pharmacy student from Palm Beach. Joseph said the Haiti relief effort that the pharmacy school is initializing would also give FAMU positive recognition.
Senate likely to be less diverse after elections CHICAGO — That historically all-white club known as the U.S. Senate is likely to lose what little diversity it has after November’s elections. Two white men will be competing for President Barack Obama’s former seat in Illinois, now held by Roland Burris, the chamber’s lone African-American. Appointed by the scandal-tainted former governor, Burris won’t be seeking a full term. In contests in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, black candidates face daunting challenges to joining the august body, from difficulty raising cash to lack of name recognition to formidable rivals. Blacks comprise 12.2 percent of the nation’s population, but you wouldn’t know it in the 100-member Senate. Come next year, the total number could add up to zero. “It certainly is not a desirable state of affairs,” said David Bositis, a senior political analyst with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Bositis noted that blacks don’t make up the majority population in any state and in states where there are large numbers of blacks, as in the South, there are racial divisions that make getting elected difficult. Florida is more likely to produce the next Hispanic senator than it is the next black senator. Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, is locked in a close race with Gov. Charlie Crist for the Republican Senate nomination and the chance to succeed GOP Sen. Mel Martinez, who left before his term ended. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who was elected in 2006, is the Senate’s only Hispanic member and is one of only six Hispanics elected since the 1920s. Rep. Kendrick Meek, one of 41 African-Americans in the House, is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in Florida, but polls show him trailing both Rubio and Crist. In Texas, Republican Michael Williams is looking at running for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat. Hutchison is challenging Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Williams is a commissioner on the Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates the oil and gas industries in the state. In North Carolina, Chapel Hill attorney Kenneth Lewis, a former state fundraiser for Obama, is one of three leading Democrats seeking to challenge GOP Sen. Richard Burr. Another black Democrat, Nathaniel Cooper, has raised just $1,600 to compete in the May 4 Democratic primary. In Georgia, former Rockdale County chief of staff R.J. Hadley, a first-time candidate, hopes to take on Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson but has not yet raised the minimum $5,000 filing fee. Carol Swain, a Vanderbilt University political science and law professor, said that party leaders need to be committed to a diversified legislative body and that qualified black candidates with money must step up to try to get elected. “One of the reasons why it’s difficult for minorities, especially blacks, to win statewide is the cost of campaigns,” she said. “It takes millions of dollars to run a Senate campaign.” On Tuesday, neither of the two black challengers in the Illinois’ primary — Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Jackson, a Democrat, and little-known former suburban Chicago alderman John Arrington, a Republican — could compete against the betterfunded and better-known candidates who captured the major party nominations. Five-term Rep. Mark Kirk won the GOP nomination and Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias walked away with the Democratic nod. Both are white. Illinois has a history of sending black senators to Washington, with three of the nation’s four black senators in modern times coming from the state. The first black senator in the 20th century was Edward W. Brooke, a Massachusetts Republican who served from 1967 until 1979. The first to hold the Illinois seat was Carol Moseley Braun, a Democrat who won it in 1992. She lost six years later to Republican Peter Fitzgerald, who is white and didn’t seek a second term. Obama captured the seat in 2004 by trouncing another black candidate, conservative Republican Alan Keyes. Obama relinquished the seat when he was elected president, and it was filled by Burris. Burris was appointed by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich after Blagojevich was arrested for allegedly trying to sell Obama’s seat. Obama’s former seat is now a prime takeover target for Republicans. The attention on it has intensified since the GOP’s upset win in Massachusetts last month claimed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s seat. For some in Illinois, the bigger embarrassment would be for Obama’s old seat to fall to the GOP. “It needs to be a Democrat,” Chicago teacher Tina Fakhrid-Deen said. For his part, Kirk borrows a line from Massachusetts’s new U.S. senator: “I think that this seat is not owned by any one particular group or politician. It’s owned by the people of Illinois.”
The Collegian • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Ask Lorpu: “Should I tell my boyfriend I cheated on him? ”
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year. At the beginning of the relationship I cheated on him. Although it was the first week of the relationship I am beginning to feel bad and want to tell him. I really want to tell him, but I am very afraid that he may leave me. This valentine he told me that he has loved and wanted to be with me from the time he meet me. I am wondering if it will be smart to unburden myself and come clean. What should I do?
I am appalled by your behavior and your lack of respect for your significant other. I definitely want you to stop playing the victim because you are not, he is. I do not believe you are apologetic simple because it has taken you a year to begin to feel bad. You have kept this secret for so long; your only reason for wanting to come clean is only because you want to unburden yourself? How despicable! I also question your sincerity due to the fact that you mentioned his love for you, but not your love for him. It is very important that before getting into a committed relationship you understand what the word “commit” means. Although your infidelity occurred in the beginning of the relationship it is still vital because you willingly committed yourself to your boyfriend. If you did not believe you were ready, then you should have expressed your concerns before getting into the relationship. This situation is very hard due to the length of time. As hard as it is for me to give this advice; I must say I do not believe it will be a smart move to tell him at such a late time. I do believe that honesty is the best policy, but in this case I think some things are better left unsaid. Just remember, if you do not tell him yourself, you always run the risk of him finding out from another source. I wish you the best with this situation and I hope your days of disloyalty are over!
The BIG Book Problem at SC State’s Library By Anthony Brooking Staﬀ Writer What would the first students who entered Miller F. Whittaker library say if they were told that 41 years down the road, African American literature will be secluded from general circulation and therefore away from the student body? They might say that the circumstance would be utterly ridiculous. They might say that it is a literary back slap to the students of SC State. They might say that the policy needs to be terminated. Or they might explode into laughter so hard to produce tears. Unfortunately the black books have been sequestered in special collections. Would SC State’s third President Dr. Miller Fulton Whittaker really want a university library baptized in his name that doesn’t allow its students to freely gaze at literature about their ancestors? I think not. There are no Negro books in general circulation at the library. Not one. This is not to say that students cannot check out any Negro literature, you just have to know exactly what book you want. Nonsense! Historically black colleges and universities should emphasize black lit-
erature, not suppress it. The black literature should be placed at the most conspicuous location in the library not hidden in a separate room. How fair is it that we can freely research George Washington, John Kennedy, communism, economics, lesbianism, and Asian art, but students are forced to jump through flaming hoops to acquire literature on Toussaint L’ouverture, the Black Panthers, or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolent direct action? Students should be outraged! When library staff were asked why this was so, the response given was that too many students check out Negro books but failed to return them, some students even stole the literature. Those particular students should be heavily fined and expelled from SC State. It is not fair to penalize the entire student body for the mistakes of an imbecilic few. Bar their re-enrollment if possible, eject them from campus, prevent their class registration, anything but this stupid policy that is currently in place. If we can read about white people with no problems, why should we get permission to read about black people? A portion of the total cost to attend
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but only 1.5 percent (287) of those books were written from 2001 and 2010 whereas 10.1 (1,992) percent of the books were written between 1961 and 1970. This really gives a black eye to a school that prides itself on producing the most African American teachers in the nation. Another example: the library contains seven times more books written in the 70’s on engineering (605) than it does of that same topic of books written during the first decade of the new millennium (89). The library has 61 more books written in the 1950’s on music, than the one’s written during the last decade. Of the 4,073 books on business only 139 were produced during the last decade compared to 219 written before 1950. Almost six percent of the library’s books on medicine were also copyrighted before 1950 but only 2.8 percent over the last decade. Even the most ignorant of individuals knows that information was constantly updated in the field of medicine over the last 60 years, but we are the ones that contain the old literature. I love the library despite its embarrassing shortcomings. This article should not deter students from using all of its resources. I mean, we still are paying $50 a head anyway, might as well get our monies worth.
COLLEGIAN QUESTION Do you believe things have changed or have gotten better for the African American community since Obama has been in office?
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<<“Yes, because I feel like African Americans have more motivation and they have more faith that other black people can become leaders in their own communities. Obama is doing a great job, so they are motivated that they can too.” -Erika Owens , Sophomore Biology major.
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“No, because Obama hasn’t been in office >> long enough and I believe it will take time before we as a black community, will see a real change.” -Meshala Clark , Sophomore Early Childhood Education major.
<<“I believe things have changed tremendously because it has given African Americans new hope and someone to look up to. They said it would never happen, but it did, so it brought us to a new plateau in history in America.” -Stephan Clarke , Freshman Business Economics major.
“Yes, because it makes one believe that they can achieve greatness from an inspirational aspect” -Cliﬀord Cartel, sophomore music industry major Photos by William Lewis/The Collegian Question by Jonathan White/ Managing Editor
The Collegian • MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Howard powers Magic to 101-95 win over Cavs ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Dwight Howard(notes) had 22 points and 16 rebounds in a bruising battle with Shaquille O’Neal(notes), and the Orlando Magic beat Cleveland 101-95 on Sunday for the Cavaliers’ first three-game losing streak in two years. Cleveland’s skid comes on the heels of a 13-game win streak. Howard was 8-for-13 shooting and added four blocks, and Vince Carter(notes) had eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Magic beat Cleveland for the first time this season. O’Neal made his first eight shots and finished with 20 points, and LeBron James(notes) had 33 points and nine rebounds for the Cavaliers, who were eliminated by Orlando in last year’s Eastern Conference finals. The hoopla surrounding the Howard-Shaq squabble over the Superman nickname finally lived up to the billing, even though the drama in the end came on the perimeter. Carter made a two-handed dunk over heavy traffic, and followed that with a layup over Antawn Jamison(notes), pumping his fist to the crowd in celebration. Jameer Nelson(notes) came back with a 3-pointer to put the Magic
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard(notes), right, puts up a shot in front of Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O’Neal(notes), left, during the ﬁrst half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 ahead 96-88 with about 2 minutes to play. O’Neal tipped in a missed shot, and Anthony Parker(notes) made a
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3-pointer to trim the deficit to three. But after James missed a 3-pointer on Cleveland’s next possession, Rashard Lewis(notes) made a 3—from the same spot where he sent the Game 6 clincher into overtime last year—with 20.1 seconds remaining to seal the Magic’s win. Until the last few minutes, though, it was Superman vs. Superman. O’Neal has been known as the comic book superhero for most of his 17year NBA career, and he had taken exception with Howard getting the same nickname. It didn’t help that Howard has erased much of O’Neal’s shadow in Orlando—where he spent four years in the mid-90s—and has restored the Magic to prominence. The two put on quite a show. O’Neal grabbed a rebound and caught Howard under the basket, hammering a powerful one-handed dunk over the young center in the opening quarter. Shaq added a put-back dunk, an alleyoop tip and a three-point play over Howard all before the half in the first time this season that fouls didn’t sideline the big men for significant time. At the other end of the floor, Howard used his youth and agility to wiggle around O’Neal almost at will,
slicing through the paint for layups and hook shots and making the elder center sprint down the court. Howard also banked a jumpshot from the wing and his defensive presence helped Orlando go ahead 46-35 late in the second quarter. Then James took over, scoring Cleveland’s final 10 points of the half—the last coming on a three-point play over Matt Barnes(notes) with 1.1 seconds left—to trim the Magic’s lead to six. After starting his Cleveland career 0 for 12 from the field, Jamison made his first shot of the game, a layup with 7:29 remaining in the first quarter. He also made the first four baskets of the second half and finished with 19 points. But he still doesn’t know what it feels like to win with his new team. NOTES: Gina Marie Incandela sang the national anthem, the same 7-yearold girl the Magic had perform for most of their surprising NBA finals run last season. Orlando was 7-0 when she sang until losing consecutive home games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals. … Howard and O’Neal had a simple fist bump before the opening tip. … Yankees ace CC Sabathia was sitting in the front row behind one basket.
SC State Falls 67-52 To Georgia State in ESPN Bracketbuster By SC State Sports Information BOX SCORE ATLANTA, GA—Senior guard Brandon Smalls tossed in 14 points, while junior Carrio Bennett chipped in 10 as South Carolina State dropped a tough 67-52 to Georgia State on Saturday at GSU Sports Arena. South Carolina State falls to 14-11 overall, meanwhile Georgia State improves to 12-17 overall. “Georgia State did a tremendous job in our half-court defense,” said SC State head Coach Tim Carter coach Tim Carter. “They did the best job of any team we played of posting up and getting the ball down to their big men.” Georgia State jumped out to a five point advantage in the first-half 26-21 off a layup by Trey Hampton at the 4:16 mark. Hampton nailed a pair of free-throws with 1:18 left in the half to extend the lead to nine, 32-23. Hampton then closed out the half on a monster dunk with 0:07 seconds to give the Panthers an 11 point lead, 34-23. Georgia State built its biggest lead of the night 17, 60-43 off a 3pointer by Trae Goldston at the 5:47 mark. Goldston nailed another 3-pointer with 1:38 left to pull ahead 17, 67-50. “We just didn’t shoot the ball well tonight,” stated Carter. “They out hustle us and did a great job of hitting the boards.” Georgia State had four players in double-figures with Trey Hampton leading with way with 14 points and seven rebounds, followed by Trae Goldston with 13. Ousman Krubally chipped in 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Joe Dukes added 10 in the victory.
Silver medallist Shani Davis of the USA skates during the men’s 1,500 meter speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (Chris Carlson, AP / February 20, 2010) RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — If there was any doubt about Shani Davis returning for another Olympics, all it took was another surprise in the 1,500 meters to get him setting his schedule for the next four years. Denied once again, Davis immediately turned his attention to the 2014 Games in Russia. “I have to accept it, but I still want to be able to win that race,” Davis said Saturday as his Olympics ended when he settled for silver. “That has been my favorite race since I was a junior, since as far along as I can remember me skating. I always wanted to win that medal.” Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands got it this time, posting a time the world-record holder couldn’t beat. At least Davis earned a medal. Fellow American Chad Hedrick was the only skater to hand Davis a loss during the World Cup season, and was supposed to be his main rival at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Instead, a fading Hedrick didn’t even make the podium, slipping to sixth in the final individual event of his groundbreaking inline-to-ice career. Sound familiar? Four years ago, it was Italy’s Enrico Fabris pulling out gold in the 1,500, while Davis and Hedrick were relegated to silver and bronze. “It’s the second time in a row that Shani and I have gotten this race stolen from us,” said Hedrick, who plans to retire after the Olympics. “We go in as heavy favorites each time, and it is some special skater every time that comes in.” Davis ended his Olympics with the same result as the 2006 Turin Games — a gold in the 1,000, a silver in the 1,500. “I am sure it is going to keep me in the sport,” said the 27-year-old Chicago native, who in Italy became the first African-American athlete to win individual gold at the Winter Games. “It is not a bad thing I love skating.” If Davis had won the 1,500, he would have definitely taken a long break and might have even considered retirement. Now, it’s back to work. “I think I would have felt like I was very complete or very close to being complete,” he said. “I don’t know if I would have quit or not. I love the sport so much, I love the opportunity to compete so much. Personally I don’t think I would have quit if I would have won the race, but maybe I like to think that a little bit because I would have been complete.” Davis came around the final turn with his mouth open and arms swinging, trying desperately to make up the gap on Tuitert. He finished more than a halfsecond behind. “I just couldn’t man up and do it,” Davis said. Tuitert went in the third pair from the end and put up a time of 1 minute, 45.57 seconds. After a brief celebration, he watched nervously from the infield with Hedrick skating next and Davis capping it off in the final group, both knowing how fast they had to go for gold. Hedrick got off to a surprisingly strong start, but that may have cost him his usual finishing kick. He knew he was done a few feet from the line, coasting across more than a full second behind in 1:46.69. “He beat me pretty good,” Hedrick said. “For him to go out there and fight like he did is incredible.” Davis, who set the world record of 1:41.04 in December in the thin air of Salt Lake City, knew he wouldn’t be able to go nearly that fast at the sea-level conditions of suburban Vancouver. He was only 18-hundredths behind Tuitert with two laps to go, but just couldn’t make up the gap. “I struggled the whole race,” said Davis, whose finished in 1:46.10. “I could not build enough speed.”
SC State Falls to NC A&T in Women’s Basketball By SC State Sports Information Greensboro, NC—SC State had two players to score in double-figures but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Bulldogs suffered an 83-63 loss to the North Carolina A&T in a MEAC matchup in the Corbett Sports Center. SC State (8-17, 3-10 MEAC) jumped out to an early six point lead. NC A&T (18-8, 12-1 MEAC) quickly rebounded with a Sr., Sophilia Hipps 7-3 run to pull within two, 7-9 with 15:44 remaining. The teams exchanged baskets over the next ten minutes until the Lady Aggies went on a 12-0 run to jump ahead 29-17 with a little over five minutes remaining in the half. A made free-throw by Trinese Fox broke a six minute scoring drought for SC State which in turn began a 9-0 run. With 1:17 remaining in the half the Lady Bulldogs pulled within three, 29-26. The Lady Aggies increased its lead to six points going into the half, 34-28. The second half of the game belonged to NC A&T as they began the half on a 12-4 run to increase its lead to 46-32. The Lady Aggies continued to press increasing its lead to 20 points, 60-40 before the SC State put its offense in motion. The Lady Bulldogs went on an 11-4 run to cut the lead to 13, 51-64, with 7:41 remaining in the contest. NC A&T enjoyed their biggest lead of the game, 24 points (78-54) with just over three minutes remaining eventually winning the game by 20, 83-63. The Lady Bulldogs Sophilia Hipps and Paris Alston recorded doublefigures in the loss, scoring 20 and 15 points respectively. Ta’Wuana Cook led all scorers with 25 points in the victory. SC State will close out its 2009-10 road season on Monday, Feb. 22, when they travel to Norfolk, VA to take on the Spartans of Norfolk State. The Lady Bulldogs will return home on Saturday, Feb. 27 when they host Bethune-Cookman in a MEAC contest. It will senior day for the Lady Bulldogs.
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Palin, daughter lash out at ‘Family Guy’ episode (AP) JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin is lashing out at the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome on the Fox animated comedy “Family Guy.” In a Facebook posting headlined “Fox Hollywood — What a Disappointment,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and current Fox News contributor said Sunday night’s episode felt like “another kick in the gut.” Palin’s youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome. The episode features the character Chris falling for a girl with Down syndrome. On a date, he asks what her parents do. She replies: “My dad’s an accountant, and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.” Palin resigned as Alaska governor last summer. Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, also was quoted on her mother’s Facebook page, calling the show’s writers “heartless jerks.” “When you’re the son or daughter of a public figure, you have to develop thick skin. My siblings and I all have that, but insults directed at our youngest brother hurt too much for us to remain silent,” she is quoted as saying. “If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed,” Bristol Palin added in the Monday posting. “All they proved is that they’re heartless jerks.” Palin wrote that she’d asked her daughter what she thought of the show and Bristol’s reply was “a much more restrained and gracious statement than I want to make about an issue that begs the question: When is enough enough?” This isn’t the first time Palin has spoken out over an attack, real or perceived, on her family. Last year, she condemned a joke David Letterman made about her daughter, for which he later apologized. A “Family Guy” publicist didn’t immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.
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Fr. Stephan Clark
SC STATE ON ICE
now in Orangeburg; that is something we may never see again for a long time. SC State and all of South Carolina awoke to between 4 and 8 inches of snow on Feb 11. Snow Storm warnings had residents on the alert, but no one was prepared for how beautiful it would look! Photos by Kirsten Pratt/The Collegian
JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY… 1. Why is ﬁnancial aid just now giving out refund checks? 2. Why does the tow truck get places faster than Campus Police? 3. Why doesn’t Campus Activities Board use something other than Facebook to promote and advertise events? 4. Why does the Pitt always run out of ice? 5. Why is the outdoor basketball court open on weekdays, but closed on Fridays and Saturdays?
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