Lady Aggies’ softball season starts Feb. 20

Coming off a school-record 31 wins in 2003, the Lady Aggies softball team looks to build on last year’s record in hopes of capturing the conference title for the first time in school history of fast-pitch. The nucleus of the 2003 team is back, but several newcomers may be asked to make significant contributions.

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Aggie men lose a heartbreaker to Howard

Looking to regroup from their tough road loss at Delaware State, the N.C. A&T Aggies fell short 61-60 at home to Howard University on Feb. 2. Howard (5-14, 3-7) came into Corbett Sports Center and stole a heartbreaking victory over the Aggies (1-18, 1-9) on a three-pointer with 1.2 seconds to play from Derek Mitchell.

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An evening with Urban Literature

On Feb. 7, The Urban Literary Film Festival (ULFF) will be hosting its monthly showcase of films at “The Little Theater,” 900 E. Washington St., on the beautiful campus of Bennett College. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the showcase continues until 9 p.m.

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A&T graduate becomes a part of NASCAR history

Chris Bristol, a 1999 graduate of A&T, will become part of NASCAR’s history as one of the first minorities to drive a late model in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.

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A&T honors 44th anniversary of sit-in movement

N.C.A&T’s Division of Student Affairs sponsored A&T’s annual Sit-In Breakfast on Jan. 30 in Williams Cafeteria in honor of the observance of the 44th anniversary of the A&T Four.

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Lady Aggies fall to Howard

While needing five players to play a game of basketball, the N.C. A&T women’s basketball team had just that. With only five players able to play and others out due to injuries, the Lady Aggies fell at home to Howard University 56-44 on Feb. 2 to lose their fourth game in a row.

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Exclusive Q&A with Jerome Preston Bates

Television and film star Jerome Preston Bates is the director of “Seven Guitars” for N.C. A&T’s Theatre program. The play, written by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright August Wilson, begins Feb. 19 at the Triad Stage.

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At what cost?

Entertainers have a great impact on the way black youth live their lives. Performers influence the style of clothes we wear and how we wear them, the way we talk, and the kind of cars we drive. Not only do they help us decide our overall style, but they also affect the way we treat each other, the way we look at ourselves and our lives. Unfortunately, the negative lyrics, scandalous videos and plush lifestyles are making it harder for our generation to find their purpose in life.

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Jubilee’ gives fresh insight into African American history

This month among the celebrations and black history programs that will be given in honor of this month ,I recommend that you pick up the book “Jubilee,” by Margaret Walker and get a deeper understanding of African American history.

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