Effort to End Food Desert Nears "Home Stretch"

Efforts to End Food Desert in Northeast Greensboro Gain Read more

#ThrowbackThursday: Grammy's 2015

Gold Grammy's, Meet Black Culture By Erin Cagler Aggie Press Copy Read more

#ThrowBackThursday: A Sweet Exchange

Chocolate with the Chancellor By Shira Simmons Aggie Press Contributor Many times, Read more

Hot Off The Press: Greensboro Sit-In History

International Civil Rights Center & Museum Celebrates Sit-In History By Read more

Don't Fear, Opportunities are Near!

The Search for the Internship By Zayia Williamson Aggie Press Contributor With Read more

Hot Off The Press: What is the Shmoney Dance?

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Taking a closer look at the ‘Shmoney’ dance

By Raven Davis

Aggie Press Contributor

Bobby Shmurda

Hip Hop artist Bobby Shmurda

The hit single “Hot Boy” by Hip Hop artist Bobby Shmurda and the popular “schmoney dance” has made its way to N.C. A&T. Take a look at students’ opinions about the content of Shmurda’s hit song. Do you know what “Hot Boy” is really about?

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The Disappointments Room

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The Disappointments Room

By Ashleigh Wilson

 Aggie Press Managing-Editor

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

On Sunday, Oct. 19, in downtown Greensboro, the movie crew of the upcoming movie “The Disappointments Room” was hard at work modifying the facades of two buildings on South Elm Street. The crew was transforming the facades of 121 and 123 S. Elm St. for shooting on Monday, Oct. 20 to resemble New York brownstones.

121 S. Elm Street was the historic site of the W.C. Porter & Co. Drug Store which is noted for employing a young William Sidney Porter during the late 1800s, who would later become a famous short story writer.

According to the News & Record, DR Productions, this movie’s production company, plans to film Monday morning on the set. In the afternoon, the filming will then move to Greenhill Cemetery, and scenes will also be shot on Tuesday in front of 203 E. Murphy St., located in downtown Madison.

As Ashleigh Wilson reports, “The Disappointments Room” is anticipated to be released Fall 2015 and tells the story of what happens when a family unlocks an attic containing unimaginable horrors that reveal the house’s dark past.

Homecoming = Shop Til’ You Drop

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Homecoming:  Shop Til You Drop

By Taylor Young

Aggie Press Guest Contributor

Most Homecomings at historically black colleges have one thing in common: fashion

At North Carolina A&T State University, GHOE is the perfect time to look your best as you set out to catch up with both old and new friends, check out the pep-rally or step show, attend musical performances featuring the nation’s top hip hop, gospel and r&b soul artists, and of course, enjoy A&T’s homecoming football game or swing by the tailgates for some yummy food.

For some women, the process of getting ready for homecoming is an arduous process. From hair, lips, nails, shoes, to dresses, jeans and tops, homecoming means that you must have at least three or four days worth of these items which means: shopping, primping, more shopping and more primping.

But hey, isn’t it all worth it when the compliments start rolling in?

Aggie Pride!

Cold Steel is Cold Serious about GHOE

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Cold Steel is ‘Cold Serious’ about GHOE

By Doneisha Webster

Aggie Press Guest 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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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.

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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.