Hot Off The Press: J.Cole New Album To Be Released


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The Road To Recovery, A Female Basketball Player's Comeback


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Hot Off The Press: A Loss for Mrs. Winner's


A Loss for Mrs. Winner's By Tymal Apedo Aggie Press Assistant Read more

Hot Off The Press: Aaliyah Movie - Review


The Aaliyah Movie Review, Hit or Miss? By Aleigha Hamilton Aggie Press Read more

First time voting introduces A&T student to role model


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Hot Off The Press: J.Cole New Album To Be Released

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J. Cole New Album ’2014 Forest Hills Drive’

By Kristen Shipley

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

J. Cole

Rapper J. Cole is expected to release his third album "2014 Forest Hills Drive" on Dec. 9

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The Road To Recovery, A Female Basketball Player’s Comeback

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The Road To Recovery, A Female Basketball Player’s Comeback

By Takia Draughan

Aggie Press Guest Contributor

We often hear about star athletes who shine under pressure, but what happens to those who get hurt during the most important times of their athletic careers?

This story is about a young woman, Ty’Ais Cooper, who was a star player in high school, and during her senior year, she tore her ACL. Cooper explained her steps to recovery and revealed who helped her get back on track with her athletic career. Currently, Cooper plays basketball at Catawba Valley College and is positive about her future.

Hot Off The Press: A Loss for Mrs. Winner’s

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A Loss for Mrs. Winner’s

By Tymal Apedo

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

Chicken Esophagus

Pictured is the actual chicken esophagus that was found in a piece of fried chicken from Mrs. Winner's

Approximately two months ago, a N.C. A&T State University sophomore accounting student allegedly found a worm in a piece of chicken that was served at local fast-food restaurant Mrs. Winner’s. Social media exploded in disgust when a photo of the alleged worm began circulating online.

Michael Umphenour, area manager, oversees the Mrs. Winner’s restaurant located on Summit Avenue, and in an interview with The Aggie Press. he disputed the claim made by the A&T student and stated that his store did not serve a worm in its chicken.

On Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, Delonta Dupree and friends walked to the local Mrs. Winner’s that is conveniently located in the Aggie community.

No different than any other visit, Dupree ordered an eight-piece meal with two sides to-go.

Once home, Dupree began to enjoy his meal and after eating four pieces of chicken, he reached for another piece and noticed what appeared to be a worm. Read more

Hot Off The Press: Aaliyah Movie – Review

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The Aaliyah Movie Review, Hit or Miss?

By Aleigha Hamilton

Aggie Press Contributor

Aaliyah

A photo of Alexandra Shipp who played Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic film.

The story of a noted young R&B singer, whose life was cut short due to a plane crash, would lay the foundations of a stellar movie.

Was that the case for Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B that premiered Saturday night on Lifetime? Not even close.

Aaliyah’s biopic was disappointing, but that is not entirely the network’s fault.

Lifetime was not granted any rights to use Aaliyah’s music. However, they were allowed to have Alexandra Shipp (who played Aaliyah) perform covers of Aaliyah’s songs, and during the summer, ample controversy arose over the making of this movie.

In short, Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman, who originally was casted to play Aaliyah, dropped out the film. Aaliyah’s family did not approve the making of the film nor did Lifetime ask the family for permission to create this biopic.

With the disapproval of Aaliyah’s family, who also owns the rights to her music, they choose not to grant Lifetime the permission to use her distinct voice in the movie. Read more

First time voting introduces A&T student to role model

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First time voting introduces A&T student to role model

By Kristen Shipley

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

Watch Party at Greensboro Coliseum

Kristen Shipley stands with Melissa Harris Perry and Joe, an A&T student, at Adams' watch party campaign in the Greensboro Coliseum Nov. 4, 2014.

The traditional occasion of an 18th birthday brings many joys to an ambitious teenager: legal adulthood, the ability to buy lottery tickets, tobacco (for some) and, most importantly, exercise the right to vote.

Having celebrated my birthday in June of this year, I voted for the first time last week in the Nov. 2014 elections. Not only did I cast my ballot, but I also made a point of becoming involved in the democratic process – and I sure am glad that I did.

Spoiler Alert: I got to meet the famous author, professor and MSNBC newshost of her self-titled show, Melissa Harris Perry, who is my role model and biggest inspiration for getting involved in politics and journalism.

It all began towards the end of September as I walked out of the cafe with a few friends.

A volunteer, Josette Ferguson, asked us about registering to vote in North Carolina. Knowing the importance of voting, I eagerly filled out the registration forms, and she asked me if I would be willing to be a volunteer for the upcoming election. After agreeing, I had a brief interview with Ferguson about Alma Adams, the Democratic candidate who ran to represent District 12 in the House of Representatives, and the volunteer expectations. Read more

Hot Off The Press: Election Day 2014

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Election Day 2014

By Mariya Moseley

Aggie Press Contributor

NACB

The New Academic Classroom Building is the location for some on-campus students to vote

I Voted

"I voted" stickers available for those who cast their vote

Today is election day, and on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University, a voting location can be found on the lower level of the New Academic Classroom Building (NACB).

NACB polls are designated for on-campus students residing in the residence halls of Suites E and F, Pride, Haley, Cooper, Villages, Holland, or Curtis, and the voting hours are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m .

NACB Voting

Students cast their vote in the New Academic Classroom Building in between classes

On-campus students that reside in the residencies of Barbee, Vanstory, Morrow, or Morrison are asked to go to Bethel AME Church, located on East Market Street, to cast their votes.

Additionally, off-campus students can find their designated voting locations on their voter registration card.

It is recommended that students report to the polls early to vote in case discrepancies arise and cause them to vote at a different location. Read more

Hot Off The Press: Movie Review

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‘Dear White People’ Puts Spotlight on Issues of Race On College Campuses

By Kristen Shipley

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

Dear North Carolina A&T Students,

This is a reminder that despite claims of a so-called ‘post-racial’ America and a ‘post-Obama age,’ racism is still alive and well, but, I am sure you already knew that.

Have you ever wondered what college would be like if you did not attend the largest historically black college or university (or HBCU, for those who do not know) in America? What might your college experience be like if you attended an Ivy League college?

If you are a minority (which would include most of the students on this campus), do you think that you would regret attending a predominantly white college?

Director Justin Simien explores and answers all of these questions in his new movie “Dear White People,” and if the title is not enough shock value, then the satirical, yet serious dialogue on racial stereotypes, microaggressions and white privilege certainly are. Read more

Victims of Gun Violence

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Victims of Gun Violence

By Eniola Adeniyi

Aggie Press Guest Contributor

Antonio Smith: a nine-year-old fatally shot

Shaquise Buckner: a 16-year-old honor roll student, shot in the head

Jason Seballes: a 16-year-old killed

Damian Rodriguez: a 21-year-old shot

Hadiya Pendleton: a 15-year-old shot and killed

Jonylah Watkins: a six-month-old shot and killed

All names listed above have two things in common. All are victims of gun violence and are from south side Chicago.

Dear Black Communities

Photo Courtesy of Eniola Adeniyi

These are some of the victims that have been shot or critically wounded due to the gun violence outbreak in South Side Chicago, but do you hear about that? No.

There is hardly any media coverage on these killings that have taken place in 2013, and gun violence has recently increased since July 2014. Is not Black on Black crime a topic worth discussing?

Is this not an issue worth protesting for?

We have our African American babies killing each other, and we just sit and cry while saying, “Turn yourself in?” Please, explain this to me.

However, if a white police officer kills one of our Black babies, then we are ready to riot? Now, that is not fair at all. Read more

2014 Midterm Elections

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2014 Midterm Elections

WXANT News

A&T Campus News Outlet

During this past week, WXANT took the streets on the campus on N.C. A&T to see if students are truly informed about the upcoming Midterm Election. As Kalyn and Mija report, some students shared their opinions about the upcoming elections as well as who they would like to see in office.

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Project Vote Smart Encourages Democracy

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Project Vote Smart  Encourages Democracy

By Ashleigh Wilson

Aggie Press Managing-Editor

It’s that time of year again, where yards are covered in signs and televisions are filled with endorsement ads, cars are packed with campaign stickers, and volunteers make their rounds to register people to vote. It’s election season.

With state and local general elections approaching, adults are not the only abled bodies that influence the political process.

On the campus of North Carolina A&T State University, student can be seen encouraging their peers to register to vote. These volunteers are part of many nonprofit organizations that help mobilize college students to register and vote.

Victoria Harvey, an A&T junior political science student

One organization, Project Vote Smart, is comprised of interns and volunteers whose main goal is to “defend democracy.” PVS offers several outlets for citizens of any state to have access to voting records, public statements, campaign finances, and background information on candidates.

For the past few weeks, the Greensboro volunteers of PVS have been on A&T’s campus registering students to vote and encouraging them to boost their political awareness.

Victoria Harvey, an A&T junior political science major, stated that she is heavily involved in politics.

“As a political science student, I strongly believe that it is my civic duty to vote in every election,” said Harvey. “That is why I am very passionate about mobilizing students to go to the polls and vote, no matter if it is a local, state or presidential election.”

According to the Center for Information and Research on Civil Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), registration is crucial in getting college students to vote, and “in 2008, of the 18-24 year-old college students that registered to vote, 87 percent actually voted.” Read more

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