GHOE is upon us


5 Tips for GHOE By Richard Cannon Check out this video by Read more

It's A Classic


The Dixie Classic Fair By Cayla Webster Aggie Press Social Media Manager The Dixie Read more

Fall In


Fall In The Aggie Press Take a hike to the nearest Read more

BREAKING NEWS: A&T Student Killed At Party


A&T Student Killed At Party By Ashleigh Wilson Aggie Press Managing-Editor N.C. Read more

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Students Respond


Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Students Respond By Kristen Shipley Aggie Read more

GHOE is upon us

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5 Tips for GHOE

By Richard Cannon

Check out this video by Richard Cannon, a senior journalism and mass communications student, who shares a few tips on how to be safe while enjoying the Greatest Homecoming on Earth at N.C. A&T State University.

Richard Cannon's Instagram

To view more of Cannon’s videos, subscribe to his YouTube page or follow him on Instagram @CannonCannon11.

It’s A Classic

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The Dixie Classic Fair

By Cayla Webster

Aggie Press Social Media Manager

The Dixie Classic

A Classic Look

The Dixie Classic Fair was held from Oct. 3-12 and featured thrilling rides, delicious food, prize winning game and country animals. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, approximately 300,362 people attended this year’s Dixie Classic Fair from 0ct. 3 to 0ct. 12. As Cayla Webster reports, this fair has been held annually in Winston-Salem, N.C. and it is the second largest agricultural fair in N.C.

The 2015 Dixie Classic Fair will be held Oct. 2 to Oct 11., so mark your calendars now!

 To learn more about this fair, click here to visit its website. 

Fall In

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Fall In

The Aggie Press

Take a hike to the nearest mountain. Or, take a drive, if that’s your style.

On a recent sun-kissed day, we chose Pilot Mountain, less than 30 minutes from various parts of the Triad. Once you’re near the peak of the mountain, which has an elevation of 2,241 feet, you will notice temperatures are a good 10 degrees cooler than the foothills you left behind.

Want more nature? Our favorite is Greensboro’s Country Park, where biking, running and walking are encouraged, along with fishing, paddle boating or just taking in the array of water fowl and other creatures that live in synch with the land.

Ahhhh. There really is nothing like a crisp fall day in North Carolina’s Piedmont region. Enjoy the ride..

 

BREAKING NEWS: A&T Student Killed At Party

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A&T Student Killed At Party

By Ashleigh Wilson

Aggie Press Managing-Editor

Dorian Edwards Memorial

Students gather at reflection pool at N.C. A&T to remember sophomore student Dorian Edwards who was shot at a party on Saturday and died early Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy of Cayla Webster, Social Media Manager)

A tweet about Dorian Edwards

A screenshot of a posted tweet by an N.C. A&T student who was disappointed to hear the news about the death of Dorian Edwards .

N.C. A&T mourns the loss of another fallen Aggie, Dorian Tawan Edwards.

In an email sent by University Communications to A&T students, it revealed that 19-year-old Edwards, a sophomore chemical engineering student, died early on Sunday, Oct. 19. from a shooting that took place at a party.

According to WXII12, the shooting took place on the 1400 block of Perkins Street shortly after 12:30 a.m.

Edwards, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he died of injuries early Sunday morning.

Information on the shooter of Edwards has not been released, and further investigation is being conducted.

Shortly after the release of Edwards’ death, A&T students flooded Twitter expressing their outrage and disappointment in the death of a fellow Aggie that has happened right before the highly anticipated “Greatest Homecoming on Earth,” also known as “GHOE.”

A&T students organized a memorial for Edwards, and it was held at the reflection pool on John Mitchell Drive at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Student Memorial for Dorian Edwards

Students surround reflection pool with balloons to remember the life of fallen Aggie Dorian Edwards (Photo courtesy of Webster)

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is instructed to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. All calls are anonymous and could result in an monetary reward of up to $2,000.

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Students Respond

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Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Students Respond

By Kristen Shipley

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai gives her acceptance speech for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

One person can change the world, one person can speak out against injustice, and one person can represent a noble cause.

Malala Yousafzai serves as living proof that one person can start a global movement.

Many people tend to ask, “What can one person do?” but look at what one person has done.

17-year-old Yousafzai recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts of helping to ensure that all students, especially girls, receive an education. She is also the youngest person to win this prestigious award.

As a young girl living in the Swat Valley in Pakistan, Yousafzai knew the importance of education, as her father was headmaster of the school that she attended. However, when the Taliban took over Pakistan, violence infiltrated both the land and schools.

The Taliban shut down and bombed schools; it even threatened those who still attended school. Many children were afraid to go to school or had lost their schools, and that was when Yousafzai spoke out.

“I wanted to speak up for my rights,” said Yousafzai in an interview with BBC News. “And also I didn’t want my future to be just sitting in a room and be imprisoned in my four walls and just cooking and giving birth to children. I didn’t want to see my life in that way.”

Yousafzai began by writing for an Internet blog about the struggles of being a girl living in the Swat Valley under the Taliban. She also accompanied her father at speaking engagements to promote education and was asked to participate in interviews.

Then, tragedy struck.

Shot in the head by a Taliban on her way home from school, Malala nearly faced death. The world waited in anticipation of Yousafzai’s recovery and began to spread her message. As a result, Yousafzai was known worldwide for her advocacy for education.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world,” said Yousafzai in her speech to the United Nations on July 12, 2013.

In Greensboro, N.C., the freshman class at N.C. A&T State University read Yousafzai’s autobiography, “I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,” as a part of the campus-wide Text-in-Community Program.

Three freshman A&T students voiced their opinions on how Yousafzai’s actions have impacted society.

“After reading “I Am Malala,” I believe she showed that no matter your age, race, or sex, you should always pursue anything that will better your life,” said Aaron Scott, a graphic design student. “Now that she’s won the Nobel Peace Prize, it’s just a validation of all the hard work she put in.”

“Malala speaks volumes for injustices all around the world. She will forever have a lasting impact on the youth, especially because she is a prime example that one voice, even from one so young, can make a difference,” said Rayonna Gordon, a biomedical engineering student. “By winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala continues to break barriers and pave a way for others to come after her.”

Mechanical engineering student Christian Johnson said, “Malala shows that even opposition stands against someone, there is always a way to succeed. By winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala shows that strength, determination, and drive can make anyone a trailblazer.”

A Race For The Cure

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A Race For The Cure

By Cayla Webster

Aggie Press Social Media Manager

A Race for the Cure

In downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. thousands participated in the Susan G. Koman 5K Race for the Cure to kick off  Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As Cayla Webster reports, the 5k race included participants who walked for cancer survivors and others walked in honor of a loved one who lost the battle against breast cancer.

To donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation go to their website and click ‘DONATE NOW.’

British Vlogger Banned From YouTube

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YouTube Sensation Accused of Sexual Assault

By Ciarra Crowe

Aggie Press Contributor

A YouTube star who gained over 2 million subscribers is under scrutiny for sexual harassment and possibly rape.

Twenty five year old British vlogger, Sam Pepper, uploaded a prank video to YouTube titled, “Fake Hand A** Pinch Prank,” where he touched women on their bottoms without their consent. In this video, the women appeared to be uncomfortable with Pepper’s behavior and as a result, the video was removed from YouTube.

However, this video was not Pepper’s first inappropriate video, for in a previous video, Pepper attempted to lure women on the street and handcuff them until they agreed to kiss him.

A screenshot of Sam Pepper's YouTube channel displays that he has over 2 million subscribers and over 400 videos.

Pepper was removed from the YouTube network and was banned from VidCon, YouTube’s biggest industry conference.  Laci Green, a sex education activist and YouTube vlogger went to Tumblr to voice her opinion in regard to Pepper’s “lack of respect” for women.

Green’s open letter to Pepper was signed by notable YouTube figures and reblogged numerously on Tumblr. The letter even went viral on Twitter under the hashtag #ReportSamPepper.

Since Pepper’s ban from YouTube, his “behind-grabbing” video went viral and many girls have come forward with their own personal stories of disturbing experiences with Pepper.

The reality is that sexual harassment and rape are also prevalent on many college campuses. In a report released by the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, one in five women are targeted for sexual assault or have been sexually assaulted. According to the N.C. A&T State University’s Sexual Assault Awareness Guide, between five and 20 percent of victims actually report the crime.

The Sexual Assault Awareness Guide also provides tips to stay safe and prevent sexual assault:

  • Stay sober
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Walk in well-lit areas
  • Attend parties with friends
  • Keep your beverage with you
  • Always have your key in hand before approaching your car

If you are sexually assaulted or know someone who is sexually assaulted, please call either the University Police Department (UPD) at 336-334-7675, Counseling Services at 336-334-7727, Sebastian Health Center at 336-334-7880, or the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) at 336-285-2926.

Aggies Vote 2014

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“Votes Going Up On A Tuesday” (Parody)

By Kristen Shipley

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

Check out what happens when Aggies, Belles, and Spartans all get together! Directed by journalism and mass communication student, Gardy Swengbe, students at North Carolina A&T State University, Bennett College, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro created a video to encourage their peers to vote. The song is a parody of “Tuesday” by ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring Drake.

Be sure to go to the polls and vote on Nov. 4, 2014!

Facebook Visits A&T

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Facebook Visits A&T

By Mija Gary

Aggie Press Copy Editor

N.C. A&T students gathered in the General Classroom Building Auditorium, mid-September, for a brief student-focused discussion with Facebook representatives. The Facebook representatives hosted a Q&A session for A&T students, followed by an invitation-only reception that allowed students to converse with the representatives as they develop a diversity partnership with the university. As Mija reports, this open-dialogue also gave Facebook representatives the chance to engage in conversation with many of A&T’s talented students.

 

A Look Back: Family And Friends Weekend 2014

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A Look Back: Family and Friends Weekend 2014

By Sakenha Polk

Aggie Press Contributor

 

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