October 2002



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AKA, Sigmas triumph at step show

Neon green glow sticks and chants of “Blue Phi Blue” shook Harrison Auditorium as the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha and gentlemen of Phi Beta Sigma triumphed at the Homecoming step show, collecting $3,000 each.


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From other HBCU’s

As many of you know, Grambling State University has been on accreditation probation since December with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


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20 Questions

1. Why do we go to the library to study, but end up talking about everything else but schoolwork?


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Comedy Show full of laughs

Corbett Gym rang with the sounds of laughter when comedians Rickey Smiley, Sommore, Ton-X and Michael Blackson performed at the Homecoming 2002 comedy show, Oct. 8.


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Gospel show, back on campus, rocks the house

It was a praise and worship atmosphere. Aggies, alumni and others came to see Men of Standard, Sold Out, LeJune Thompson and A&T’s own award-winning Gospel Choir perform at this year’s Homecoming Gospel Concert Oct. 13 in Harrison Auditorium.


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66 grad looks to A&T’s future

Thomas A. Farrington gave a word of historical inspiration and encouragement during the 111th Founder’s Day Convocation. The Oct. 9 program had an excellent turnout as Harrison Auditorium filled with students, athletes and faculty.


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A Not-So Homecoming

N.C. A&T head coach Bill Hayes addressed his team just days before the game, talking for about 45 minutes about staying focused and confident on the field. Apparently, Morgan State must have heard the speech as they appeared more focused and poised en route to their stunning 30-13 debacle over the Aggies on Oct. 12.


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Essence tour visits campus

Essence Magazine makes a stop at N.C. A&T on its college tour with tons of free items and raffles.


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“Grindin” with the hip-hop group “The Clipse”

Is Virginia going to be the next big spot for hip-hop? Well, rap duo “The Clipse” a.k.a. Gene “Malice” Thornton and Terrence “Pusha T” Thornton are definitely trying to put the Commonwealth State on the map with their own personal “Grindin” theory.


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Hip-Hop Concert is a Blast

On Oct. 12, Ludacris and others performed at the annual Hip-Hop Convention held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Along with Ludacris, Tweet, Styles P, Cam’ron, N.O.R.E., T.O.K., Disturbing the Peace, The Clipse, Mystikal and M.O.P all rocked the house with their hit songs.