The Disappointments Room By Ashleigh Wilson The Aggie Press Managing Editor Two downtown Greensboro Read more

Homecoming = Shop Til You Drop Homecoming = Shop Til You Drop By Taylor Young Most homecomings Read more

Cold Steel is Cold Serious about GHOE By Doneisha Webster The Aggie Press Contributor Homecoming is a special Read more

Finding Mr. 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Pageant

The search for Mr. 1913 By Malik McKinnon Aggie Press Guest Read more

Hot Off The Press: Meet Artaeza Poole-Gwynn

Meet Artaeza Poole-Gwynn, Aggie Press Logo Designer By Khadejah Bennett Aggie Read more

The Disappointments Room

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By Ashleigh Wilson
The Aggie Press Managing Editor

Two downtown Greensboro buildings will be the scene of an upcoming horror movie starring Kate Beckinsale.

Homecoming = Shop Til You Drop

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Homecoming = Shop Til You Drop
By Taylor Young

Most homecomings at historically black colleges have one thing in common: Fashion.
Everyone wants to look good and/or successful. At North Carolina A&T State University, GHOE is the perfect time to look your best as you set out to catch up with old and new friends, check out the pep rally or step show, listen to musical performances that include the nation’s top hip hop, gospel and soul artists, and of course, cruise the football game for tasty tailgates or maybe even watch the game.
For some women, getting ready for homecoming is an arduous process. Hair, lips, nails, shoes, dresses, jeans and tops for three or four days means shopping, primping, more shopping and primping.
But hey, isn’t it worth it when the compliments start rolling in?
Aggie Pride.

Cold Steel is Cold Serious about GHOE

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By Doneisha Webster
The Aggie Press Contributor

Homecoming is a special time for college students everywhere, but at North Carolina A&T State University, homecoming is on another level. The Greatest Homecoming on Earth (GHOE) is a time for the A&T Aggies nationwide to come together in Greensboro, N..C. Students, community members, families and friends all join in the week-long celebration filled with every activity imaginable.
Earlier in the week leading up to GHOE,  freshman members of The Blue and Gold Marching Machine performed in front of Williams Dining Hall mid-day, providing the perfect pitch for students to get pumped up for homecoming by dancing to the music.

Finding Mr. 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Pageant

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The search for Mr. 1913

By Malik McKinnon

Aggie Press Guest Contributor

Alpha Mu Delta Sigma Theta Pageant

The newly appointed kings stand next to their queens after surviving the stiff competition from the pageant. (Pictured from left to right: Evan White, Jelissa Morris, Lonnell Butler, Bria Campbell, Evan Attipoe, Patreika Whitehead, Joshua Powell and Lilliane Long)

The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., on the campus of N.C. A&T, held its annual pageant in search of Mr. 1913. As Malik McKinnon reports, On Oct. 13, seven male contestants showcased their skills, talents, and public speaking abilities in hopes of topping the competition and being crowned king.

Each contestant reenacted a scene from a movie of their choice and demonstrated how they would show love to their queen. The show was also composed of several segments such as the description of one’s ideal date, a talent portion, a “Q&A” period, and the highly anticipated crowning ceremony.

Energetic co-hosts Ashley McCullough and Arnette Ward kept the audience engaged while the DJ played entertaining songs for the audience, including the infamous song “Knuck If You Buck,” by Crime Mob, where the Delta’s performed their signature stroll.

Keon White

Evan Attipoe recites an enlightening poem in hopes of capturing the hearts of the audience.


The candidates were awarded points based upon their performance in each segment, and the results favored Mr. Keon White as Mr. 1913. White was described to have blown the competition away due to his dancing abilities and his reenactment of a scene from the movie “ATL.”

Following the crowning of Mr. 1913, Lonnell Butler was crowned as Mr. Alpha Mu, Evan Attipoe was crowned as Mr. Crimson, and Joshua Powell was crowned as Mr. Cream.

Although the remained three contestants did not place, they did exhibit extreme courage of performing in front of their peers and displayed great talents through song, magic, and musical instruments. Overall, the show was seen as a success, for it was a packed house in Harrison Auditorium.


Hot Off The Press: Meet Artaeza Poole-Gwynn

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Meet Artaeza Poole-Gwynn, Aggie Press Logo Designer

By Khadejah Bennett

Aggie Press Contributor

With the entrance of a new school year, The JOMC Journal at North Carolina A&T wanted to spice up things for the academic year.

The JOMC Journal officially changed its name to The Aggie Press (or AP for short), and since then, it has seen a major increase in contributor participation and audience engagement.

This online news publication held its first interest meeting mid-September, and students were asked to tweet their suggestions of a new name.

It was Kristen Shipley, a freshman journalism and mass communication student, who tweeted name “The Aggie Press,” and the AP staff and students loved the name.

The next step was to find a unique logo to match the new name, and that was the hard part, according to AP editors.

The AP held a logo design contest that was open to all students at A&T, and there were no restrictions in this competition. The AP received various logo designs that impressed many AP editors and contributors, but it could only select one design.

After careful consideration of logo submissions, the design submitted by Artaeza Poole-Gwynn, a senior graphic communications systems student, was

Artaeza Poole-Gwynn

Artaeza Poole-Gwynn, a senior graphic communications systems student

chosen. Gwynn also won a gift card as a token of appreciation from the AP, and she was very excited that her design was chosen.

Gwynn, a native of Burlington, N.C., enjoys drawing freehand designs in her spare time and creating graphics to enhance her hands-on experience. She stated that she has always been very passionate about art and using her creativity.

She not only designs logos, but also designs invitations, tickets, photos, and any other projects that need to be completed because Gwynn seeks to expand her skill set.

“I can remember creating as a child, and how I was always very particular about how I wanted my artwork to look,” said Gwynn.

Gwynn stated that she wanted to use her creativity to form visual depictions that communicated messages through image and text.

While many people may look at graphic communications as an unconventional field, it did not stop Gwynn’s parents, whom she describes as extremely supportive and reliable, from playing a large role in helping her decide upon what to study in college. She attended many universities and even attended summer camps in order to explore all possible options.

The Aggie Press Logo

The logo design that was submitted by Artaeza Poole-Gwynn

How long did it take for Gwynn to design the AP’s logo? Apparently, not too long.

“It took probably a little more than two hours to complete the entire design. I saw the ad and checked out the Aggie Press website to get an idea of what the publication was about and ideas immediately started coming to mind,” stated Gwynn.

Gwynn knew that she wanted to use A&T’s colors to make a round logo with a modern look and incorporate all given information about the Aggie Press in her design.

Gwynn graduates in May and has been attending interviews as well as researching graduate programs in the field of interactive media. She aspires to work for a well-known fashion or music magazine creating designs while also freelancing in design and photography.

Thank you so much Artaeza for your amazing design, and the AP will always credit your hard work here on our site.

The Aggie Press

Managing-Editor Ashleigh Wilson presents gift card to Artaeza Poole-Gwynn for her logo design







New Talk Show “The Real” Inspires

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New Talk Show “The Real” Inspires

By Mariya Moseley

Aggie Press Contributor

The cast of The Real

Via @therealdaytime: So much sass, yet so much class from #TheReal hosts as they show off their #OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Among the new daytime television talk shows, “The Real” turns traditional talk shows on their heads.

This vibrant show features five bold and diverse hosts–comedian Loni Love, reality star and singer Tamar Braxton, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, singer and actress Adrienne Bailon, and stylist Jeannie Mai. Each sassy host brings unique perspectives on topics ranging from the latest trending news to beauty, fashion, and relationships.

"The Real" Tap Out Segment

Via @therealdaytime: @tameramowry two discusses Unique Baby Names during the #TapOut Segment on #TheReal.

Unlike other talk shows, each co-host invites the audience into their lives by sharing life experiences including motherhood, new marriages, dating, and other relatable tribulations that modern women endure.

The New York Post describes the hosts as “fun, funny, involved in life, outrageous by nature, warm and, most of all, real — which is why the show is called “The Real.” This shows includes numerous fun segments, including one called, “Tap-Out,” that consists of each panelist discussing a worn-out trend.

Bailon’s interesting “Tap-Out” during the premiere episode was the overused word “YOLO” (an acronym for “you only live once). She enthusiastically discussed this word, while reviewing how people should take ownership of their actions, rather than using this word as an excuse.

Bangs Segment of "The Real"

Via @therealdaytime: @thejeanniemai and @adrienne_bailon change things up with bangs and have lots of fun doing so!

Earlier, in this same episode in mid September, Mai, Mowry, and Bailon suggested a solution to women who want bangs but are afraid of the time it takes for hair regrowth. This interesting segment was titled “Bang Bang! Finding the Perfect Fringe for Your Face!”After discussing their love for bangs, all three hosts took off their clip-on bangs, which were provided by Kimble Hair Care. This raw stunt proved the “realness” of this show as well as the convenience of hair extensions.

Ayanah Johnson

Ayanah Johnson, a sophomore animal science student from Durham, N.C.

“The Real” has even left an impression with students on the campus of North Carolina A&T, who also tuned in during the premiere of this show.

Ayanah Johnson, sophomore animal science student from Durham, N.C., said, “The show is great for us young people to relate to because a lot of shows seem to sugar coat things but “The Real” is exactly what they say it is, real!”

Alannah Covington

“The Real is really fun and engaging, and their friendly vibe makes me feel like I am really their friends,” said aspiring entertainment host Alannah Covington.

“The Real is really fun and engaging, and their friendly vibe makes me feel like I am really their friends,” said aspiring entertainment host, Alannah Covington.  As a junior, journalism and mass communications student, Covington has been inspired by all five ladies and has learned multiple tips that she plans to incorporate in her own YouTube series titled, “The Takeover.

The executive producer for “The Real,” SallyAnn Salsano, founder of 495 Productions (creator of Jersey Shore), told The New York Post, “Normally when you’re watching a show, you’re getting advice … [and] it’s coming from a place of ‘I’ve been there, I’ve done that, but the thing I love about these girls is they don’t know, either — and I mean that in the best way possible.”

Salsano continued, “People are learning along with us.”

“The Real,” produced by Telepictures Productions, broadcasts from Los Angeles, Calif. and its air times vary upon state and region. However, in Greensboro, N.C., you can watch “The Real” at 2 p.m. on WGHP (Ch. 8), and it also runs at various times on BET.

For more information on the show, visit The Real or  follow their Instagram and Twitter accounts @TheRealDaytime.

"The Real" does the "Nae Nae"

Via @therealdaytime: #TheReal hosts have fun learning how to do the popular dance titled the "Nae Nae" by @tamarbraxtonher during the premiere.

Never Look Back

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 Twyla Tharp: A Lifetime of Creativity

By Bonnie Newman Davis

Guest Contributor

The Aggie Press

Twyla Tharp's "The One Hundred"

Legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp executed dozens of twists, turns, jumps, pauses and kicks while barely leaving her perch behind the lectern Saturday  night at Salem College.

Only once did Tharp, 73,  take center stage — at the end of her combination dance lecture — to join a tour de force of 100 dancers in her 1970 work, “The One Hundred.”

Twyla Tharp

Rather,  the creator of nearly 130 dances over five decades  provided often humorous and sly narration to the moves of the college’s Department of Dance students during the 90-minute performance, ”Living the Creative Life,” loosely based on the title of Tharp’s new book, “The Creative Habit.”

During the performance, the half-dozen young women executed a series of acrobatic, pyrotechnic moves that unaccompanied by music. Their lean and not-so-lean bodies often were at once human pretzels–knotted balls of soft, then stiff swaying objects emitting gravity-defying executions.

The student dancers were followed by Rika Okamoto and Alexander Brady, two longtime Tharp affiliates, who also bedazzled the audience with their masterful dance techniques.

Tharp intensely studied each move, her expression expressionless, registering neither pleasure or displeasure. The audience’s rambunctious applause after each sequence was the stamp of approval that brought a slight smile to Tharp’s thin lips.

The graciousness and warmth Tharp exuded throughout the evening was extended when questions abut her life’s work, which includes television specials, Broadway musicals, full-length ballets, two Emmy Awards and a barrage of other honors, came after the performance.

“Any regrets?” someone asked.

“No,” she replied. “Never look back.” 

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.

Missed this year’s Dixie Classic Fair?

You are in luck because the N.C. Sate Fair is in Raleigh, N.C. between now and Oct. 26!

Visit the N.C. State Fair’s website  for more information.

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


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