The A&T Register https://ncatregister.com The Student News Site of North Carolina A&T State University Sat, 30 Nov 2019 01:24:35 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 N.C. A&T students speak on fashion https://ncatregister.com/16471/the-scene/n-c-at-students-speak-on-fashion/ https://ncatregister.com/16471/the-scene/n-c-at-students-speak-on-fashion/#respond Sat, 30 Nov 2019 01:24:35 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16471 When it comes to shopping, clothing location options seem to be endless. However most aggies are known for  purchasing their clothes from similar places. Online Retailers. Department stores. The Mall. Whatever a consumer calls it, these are the places most aggies shop. 

  1. H&M

Short for Hennes & Mauritz, H&M has been around for more than seven decades. The Swedish retailer was the most popular store from the perspective of N.C. A&T students. This fast-fashion store has everything from basic styles to trendy pieces all at a great value. “Their clothes are so unique and they have like a wide array of styles, so anyone is able to find something there,” said Darrian Lynch a senior social work student. 

Pros: Amazing collaborations with past partnerships including, Alexander Wang, Balmain and Moschino.

Cons: Recently H&M has faced lawsuits and public backlash from customers for racial and social discrimination.

  1. Forever 21

N.C. A&T’s second top pick is Forever 21. Founded in 1984, this retailer was included many times during interviews with students. 

“I like Forever 21 because they have a lot of plus-sized options, and they are always dropping new styles,” said Destiny Wright, a sophomore fashion student.

Pros: Forever 21 is described as reliable to students when it comes to finding stylish pieces for under $20. 

Cons: Forever 21 can be viewed as selling a lot of childish items with words and graphics that many customers feel are unnecessary.

  1. ASOS

ASOS has become a fan favorite as one of the best online shopping sites for both men and women. This international retailer offers some of the hottest styles of each season.

Pros: With high-end fashion, streetwear and even formal wear, ASOS has stocks of fashion statement pieces consumers can find.

Cons: Sizing can be seen as unpredictable with select pieces as well as high-priced.

  1. FashionNova

When it comes to online shopping for women’s apparel, Fashion Nova was the most popular fashion brand for N.C. A&T women. The California-based company has over 16 million followers on Instagram and became the most searched fashion brand on Google.

“I’m in love with FashionNova because I can look expensive on a budget,” said Tasha King, a junior sports science student.

Pros: Fashion Nova offers trendy and fashionable items at an affordable price. The retailer also has celebrity endorsements including Cardi B, Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna.

Cons: There has been several designer knock-off allegations since its launch as well as issues with shipment.

 

  1. Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters was founded just across the street from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. So, it is understandable to consumers why the store is known for its student lifestyle and vintage-inspired items. Urban Outfitters offers trendy and unique clothes, dorm furniture and houseware for customers.

“I love the vibe of the store,” said Trayona Lawrence, a senior social work student. “My whole room looks like Urban Outfitters.”

Pros: Urban Outfitters has mastered the nostalgic trend with collections including Calvin Klein, Levi and Tommy Hilfiger.  

Cons: Items can be viewed as expensive and has limited location options. 

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Thanksgiving day flashback; Clint Longley propels Cowboys https://ncatregister.com/16467/the-score/thanksgiving-day-flashback-clint-longley-propels-cowboys/ https://ncatregister.com/16467/the-score/thanksgiving-day-flashback-clint-longley-propels-cowboys/#respond Thu, 28 Nov 2019 23:00:29 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16467 Thanksgiving day is a day where Americans grub on some amazing food and have the opportunity to not watch one, not two, but three Thursday night NFL football games as opposed to the customary one we usually get throughout the season. 

Thanksgiving games are always special for better or for worse; They have given fans some of the best moments in NFL history, from Randy Moss’s three touchdown, 163 yard performance in 1998 versus the Dallas Cowboys to the infamous butt fumble by Mark Sanchez in 2012. 

A historical Thanksgiving day game took place in 1974 between divisional rivals the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.

Texas Stadium was packed and ready and the world was prepared to witness this NFC East matchup. 

Redskins led the division and with a win, they would be in good standings to clinch it for a playoff berth.

It was a defensive game the entire first half, at the beginning of the third quarter the first touchdown was scored by the Redskins as quarterback Billy Kilmer hit Duane Thomas for a nine-yard touchdown to give them a 16-3 lead.

With 9:57 left in the third quarter, Dallas Hall of Fame QB Roger Staubach was forced out of the game with a concussion after taking a big hit. Injuring Staubach was apart of the Redskins gameplan the week before the game.

“If you knock Staubach out, you’ve got that rookie facing you,” Redskins defensive tackle Diron Talbert said in the days before the game. “That’s one of our goals. If we do that, it’s great. He’s all they have.”

Now that Staubach was out legendary Cowboys coach Tom Landry had to go to the rookie quarterback from Abilene Christian University Clint Longley. This was Longley’s first playing time since entering the league.

In his first drive, he connected with wide reciever Billy Joe DuPree for a 35-yard touchdown and quickly trimmed the Redskins lead to 16-10.

After a pair of touchdowns from both teams and the game coming down to its final seconds, Washington led 23-17. 

With 28 seconds on the clock, Longley capped off his stellar performance with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to win the game 24-23.

The rookie finished the game with 203 yards passing, completing 11 of 20 passes to go along with two touchdowns. 

“I wasn’t nervous, there was no time for that, but I sure was excited,” Longley told Sports Illustrated afterward. 

America’s team escaped with the victory on Turkey Day and the Redskins fell short in the lone star state once again. 

After his one game of fame, Clint Longley was traded to the Chargers the following year after an apparent feud with Staubach and did not receive much playing time again in his career. 

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Kaepernick pushes for NFL return; still waiting for a team to respond https://ncatregister.com/16464/the-score/kaepernick-pushes-for-nfl-return-still-waiting-for-a-team-to-respond/ https://ncatregister.com/16464/the-score/kaepernick-pushes-for-nfl-return-still-waiting-for-a-team-to-respond/#respond Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:00:17 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16464 Colin Kaepernick made his way on the NFL’s radar once again when a scheduled individual workout was held for Kaepernick on Nov 16. 

Kaepernick, a free agent quarterback, completed a workout accompanied by representatives from 8 NFL teams on that Saturday. In just 40 minutes, Kaepernick proved he still had incredible arm strength.

”His arm talent is elite,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter quoted an NFL executive.

 Kaepernick completed 53 out of 60 passes during the work out.

The workout was scheduled to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia. Kaepernick’s team had concerns regarding a waiver the league wanted Kaepernick to sign, as well as the receivers Kaepernick was to use during the workout and the rights to who could videotape the workout, Kaepernick’s camp or the NFL. 

In a three-page contract the NFL listed out a set of rules and regulations expected for Kaepernick to take precaution of. The contract included that Kaepernick’s team will not be allowed to film the workout. The league also denied several requests made by Kaepernick and his team. Kaepernick’s team announced  30 minutes prior to the start of the workout will be holding their own workout at Charles Dre High School in Riverdale, Georgia. 

This created inconveniences amongst the NFL and the scouts and representatives from the 25 teams. The school is located about 51-52 miles from the Falcons training facilities. Only 8 (Eagles, Jets, Titans, Chiefs, Redskins, Lions and Redskins) of the confirmed 11 team scouts attended the new location to watch Kaepernick display his abilities.

”We are disappointed that Colin did not show up for his workout. He informed us of his decision at 2.30 pm today along with the rest of the public,” the NFL wrote in a statement.

Kaepernick concluded the workout by greeting several fans, protesters, then later addressing the media. He let it be known a few reasons why he decided to hold out on the NFL’s policy for the workout. The NFL did not want Kaepernick to address the media in which he requested to do so.

“We are waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, and Roger Goodell…To stop running from the truth” Kaepernick said.

It is no secret that Kaepernick has been blackballed from the NFL. The now 32- year old quarterback has not been on a roster since the 2016 NFL season. Kaepernick has not played a game since January 2017.

“I’ve been ready for three years, I’ve been denied for three years,” he said following the workout.

Kaepernick’s sand against injustice infamoulsy started on September 1st, 2016, when Kaepernick sat during the national anthem. This movement was later perceived to be disrespectful to the American flag and to the U.S. military. Many noticed his striking change of appearance from his lowcut fade to his now long afro textured hair. Kaepernick let it be known the struggles of the black community. 

Since the workout, Kaepernick has received mixed reviews based on the actions he took during the day of said workout.

 “You don’t want to work, you just want to make noise,” ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith said. Basically saying that Kaepernick took the opportunity as a way to be in the spotlight again by changing the time and location of the workout and by what he said post-workout.  Kaepernick could have potentially missed his last chance at becoming a quarterback for an NFL team again. 

Although Kaepernick may have missed three crucial years of his career, he has proven himself to be apart of an NFL conversation again. He is in his thirties and although he has not lost his arm strength again Kaepernick has put himself into a situation where the talk around him has nothing to do with his play on the gridiron. 

As Week 13 approaches,  Kaepernick has yet to be contacted by an NFL team.  

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Disney gives a new way to stream https://ncatregister.com/16460/uncategorized/disney-gives-a-new-way-to-stream/ https://ncatregister.com/16460/uncategorized/disney-gives-a-new-way-to-stream/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 23:00:11 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16460 Disney debuted its advertisement free streaming service, Disney+, this week to provide viewers with the opportunity to watch content from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.

Though the television network had technical failures and login issues on the first day of its release, the Disney+ app continued to gain 10 million subscribers. This is comparable to HBO, which took three years to hit 5 million subscribers, according to cnet.com.

 The Disney+ App has nearly 500 movies and 7,500 episodes. This includes early animations of Mickey Mouse and Pixar Shorts. The current televised shows as well as new Disney+ originals are also available. Some originals include the first live-action Star Wars series “Mandalorian.”

 Disney+ has a 7 day free trial and after the trial subscribers can pay $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year. The Disney Company also owns Hulu and ESPN and plan to bundle the three for $13 per month, according to digitaltrends.com. 

Disney purchased Fox at the beginning of 2019, and will add all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” to the streaming network as well as FX movies in early 2020.

Within 24 hours the app was downloaded 3.2 million times; 89% is from the United States, 9% from Canada and 2% from the Netherlands, according to variety.com. As a collective, there were 1.3 million hours of content streamed on the first day, according to variety.com. 

The Walt Disney Company stock price increased by 7% after the release of the Disney+ app. It is expected for the percentage to be even higher as Disney+ will soon be available to Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 19, 2019. It will also be available on March 31 for Western Europe, United Kingdom, France and Germany. Disney plans to make the streaming service worldwide in the next two years and will be available in Spanish, according to variety.com. 

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What’s The Word? New Student Center Cafe vs. Williams Dining Hall https://ncatregister.com/16456/multimedia/whats-the-word-new-student-center-cafe-vs-williams-dining-hall/ https://ncatregister.com/16456/multimedia/whats-the-word-new-student-center-cafe-vs-williams-dining-hall/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:19:42 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16456 https://ncatregister.com/16456/multimedia/whats-the-word-new-student-center-cafe-vs-williams-dining-hall/feed/ 0 UPD holds forum for safety conversation https://ncatregister.com/16452/the-yard/upd-holds-forum-for-safety-conversation/ https://ncatregister.com/16452/the-yard/upd-holds-forum-for-safety-conversation/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:09:54 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16452 In hopes of relieving panic caused by suspicious events near campus, the University Police Department (UPD) hosted an informational session last week to give students the opportunity to ask safety-related questions.  

 

Recently, several  N.C. A&T students took to Twitter to express their experiences of having their safety threatened. One student tweeted she was nearly abducted in the afternoon walking to Sebastian Village, a nearby campus apartment.

 

 

Other students shared their sightings of a suspicious white vehicle patrolling near Sebastian Village and Collegiate commons, another nearby apartment complex. UPD and Sebastian Villages Management later confirmed the white van in the Sebastian area was an NSA security guard patrolling the area in their own personal vehicle. A letter from Sebastian Villages Management was also released to residents regarding the matter.
“As a result of hearing our residents concerns, we have been assured that the officer will not be bringing that vehicle back on site,” the letter included. “Going forward, NSA will only patrol in their marked vehicles. They apologize for any confusion this caused.”

 

UPD is working to ensure the safety of its students by many methods of coverage. First, through the use of 24/7 security coverage, whether by foot, bike or cars. 

UPD is responsible for patrolling the campus and checking the buildings. UPD also uses campus surveillance to deter criminal activity and aid in any investigative processes. There are emergency phones situated throughout campus and safety programming known as Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD). 

 

The importance of the LiveSafe app has been continuously reiterated by UPD to ensure student’s safety.  The LiveSafe app is a free safety application created by a survivor of the Virginia Tech Massacre. It includes the direct lines to local police stations, the ability to send videos and pictures anonymously and a go-safe walk, which permits the option to choose a contact person to watch a person walk to their destination. 

 

With social media commotion on the rise regarding many abductions of young black women, N.C. A&T students have expressed their caution and fear of safety threats.

 

Forum attendees posed the question of whether white campus facilities vans could change the appearance or enlarge the N.C. A&T logo in order for students to quickly identify facility vans. In return, UPD agreed.

 

UPD believes it is not only up to UPD to ensure the safety of students. Students must do their part as well by reporting any suspicious or criminal activity, according to Lieutenant Bobby Cuthbertson and UPD Chief  Charles Wilson.

 

“It costs you no money to call us and tell us to check on something. We [aren’t] going to say no.” Cuthbertson said. 

Although social media is a method used to increase awareness of criminal activity, such as recent abductions, it can not alert police as fast as a report can. 

 

“It’s one thing to report things on social media, it’s another thing to call the police,” Wilson added.

 

Student leaders of SGA have also encouraged students to not just report, but to demand changes and conversations of campus safety. There was a low turn out rate of students who attended the campus, according to Armani May, Mister N.C. A&T. 

 

After the forum, May tweeted a percentage to allow students to visualize how lack of attendance is a part of the issue.

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The NFL’s individual performances on Thanksgiving Day https://ncatregister.com/16445/the-score/the-nfls-individual-performances-on-thanksgiving-day/ https://ncatregister.com/16445/the-score/the-nfls-individual-performances-on-thanksgiving-day/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:00:52 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16445 With Turkey Day around the corner, theSCORE has decided to see what players made the most of the Thursday night spectacle known as Thanksgiving.

 

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Bag, Secured! https://ncatregister.com/16430/theculture/bag-secured-3/ https://ncatregister.com/16430/theculture/bag-secured-3/#respond Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:00:23 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16430 Searching for jobs is no easy task. While balancing the responsibility of being a full-time student, Aggies continue to go the extra mile to seek new experiences and secure their futures.

“Bag, secured!”  highlights Aggies who have earned an internship or full-time offer — the epitome of “Aggies Do!”

 

Courtesy of Instagram

ZaKira Rogers, Sophomore

Finance

Eaton

Finance & Accounting Intern

“To be selected after a tough interview process to work for a company that powers technology planes and hospitals is an honor,” she said.

 

Courtesy of Instagram

Brandon Flowers, Sophomore

Marketing

John Deere

Marketing Intern

“Working with John Deere is an opportunity to execute my responsibilities in an innovative and challenging corporate environment,” she said.

 

Courtesy of Instagram

Kiara Cuthbertson, Sophomore

Information Technology

Boeing

IT Intern

“They are one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, and I know working with them will bring me so many opportunities and I will learn a number of skills,” she said.

 

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Roberts’ is currently averaging 12 tackles per game. In October, he earned National Freshman of The Week Honors by the FCS. 

This is no new matter to him, as he was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player for Mallard Creek High School. Not to mention, being invited to the Hawaii Tiki Bowl.

While Roberts’ story is seemingly placed in the right alignment for the ideal athlete success story, he has experienced many trials that have allowed him to be motivated to complete the favorable outcomes of his athletic encounters. 

He is bred from a powerhouse high school in North Carolina which is known for producing impressive talent, Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, NC. While he completed his senior year in a starting position for Mallard Creek’s defense, his previous years included many unforgettable humbling moments. 

Roberts shared a remarkable tweet earlier this year before his arrival to N.C A&T, he briefly describes the adversities he faced regarding his football career before playing at the collegiate level. 

“From being cut my freshman year, to playing a position I never played sophomore year, to being a backup my junior year, to starting my senior year and accomplishing many goals people doubted me on…,” said by Roberts on Twitter.

In an interview, Roberts elaborates on the fact that his parents and his little league coaches believed in his abilities endlessly and their belief kept him motivated while he was in various uncomfortable places throughout his high school tenure. 

“I just worked hard, stayed the course, and followed God’s path and that’s what got me here and will keep me going,” Roberts said.

Roberts also added he’s grateful for the experiences gained from playing at one of the top powerhouse high schools in the state. 

Although his journey through the program has bought both highs and lows he explains “Coach P and the staff taught me things which gave me an edge on other players, they taught me things that were essential on and off the field and I’m grateful for that.” 

Jacob explains he doesn’t view his situation as playing as a “freshman”, he feels he’s just an asset to the team as everyone else. 

He continues to add that he’s eager in helping the team in any way possible in obtaining its third consecutive Celebration Bowl title, he added “I’ll do what is best for the team, play whatever position coach tells me to play, we just have to stay focused, practice hard and go one hundred and ten percent every day to reach our goal.”

The Aggie fan base has been eagerly watching as Roberts reveals his specialties this season. There is no doubt that Jacob is headed for an exceptionally successful path in football.

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Guide to Title IX https://ncatregister.com/16418/the-yard/guide-to-title-ix/ https://ncatregister.com/16418/the-yard/guide-to-title-ix/#respond Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:05:04 +0000 https://ncatregister.com/?p=16418 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
It states plainly in 20 U.S.C Section 1681 : “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The amendment covers all students and staff in any educational institution or program that receives federal funding, including local school districts, colleges and universities.
Title IX is commonly linked to three topics within higher education: athletics, education and sexual misconduct. However, the lesser know attachment in relation to sexual assault is regulated by Title IX because of the line “discrimination on the basis of sex.”
Both sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination covered under Title IX. The law protects students from sexual harassment and violence that occur in the course of a school’s education programs and activities.
Every college or university, which is federally funded, has a Title IX coordinator. N.C. A&T’s current interim coordinator is Samual Richardson. Richardson is responsible for overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination, and identifying any problems or patterns that appear during the investigation.
Although sexual harassment and sexual violence can happen to anyone, women attending colleges and universities are disproportionately affected, which creates a hostile environment for their safety, comfort, access to education and ability to participate in campus life.
Currently N.C. A&T is required to report and investigate any discrimination or assault cases brought to faculty members. If they fail to do so, the school will lose funding.
It is the school’s responsibility to respond to allegations promptly and effectively.
How to Report Title IX
N.C. A&T offers several confidential resources for reporting Title IX including:
Counseling Services, 109 Murphy Hall, N.C. A&T 336- 334- 7727
N.C. A&T Student Health Center, 112 North Benbow Rd 336-334-7880
These confidential resources cannot share identifying information without written consent.
If an individual requests complete confidentiality and/or asks the university to not investigate or seek action against the alleged respondent, then the request may limit the university’s ability to respond fully to the complaint, including disciplinary action against the alleged respondent.
Ultimately the university determines whether or not it can honor the request while providing a safe environment for the university community. This decision is made by the Title IX coordinator.
“[Title IX Office] ensure that students receive that additional resources on campus,
Counseling Services, Student Health Center and/or an advocate that can walk them through the whole process,” Richardson said.
Members of the university are encouraged to seek support and information from available reporting options including:
University Police Department, Ward Hall, N.C. A&T, 336-334-7675
Interim Title IX Coordinator, Samuel Richardson,336-285-3770
Housing and Residence Life, Aggie Village #2, N.C. A&T 336-285-4323
Title IX complaint form
Immediate reporting is considered essential for the safety of students. All sources will provide information about support, resources and the process of making a report or complaint with the university and/or law enforcement.
After several victims came forward with allegations of sexual assault last year, N.C. A&T gathered a Sexual Assault Committee. This committee revised its policies and action surrounding misconduct, including enhancements to the coordination of sexual assault victim care between Student Health Services and Counseling services. The sexual misconduct hearings’ process was redesigned and separated from the regular conduct hearing process within Student Affairs and communication was improved to ensure timely sharing of information.
The process of a Title IX investigation
When N.C. A&T has been made aware of any potential sexual violence or harrasment, an investigation of the incident is required.
A trained Title IX investigator will contact all involved parties to gather information about the incident. During the investigation interim measures including, No Contact orders, schedule changes and on-campus housing relocation can be applied.
After all relevant information is gathered, the investigator writes an investigation report, which is then submitted to the Richardson. Based on the information the coordinator then determines the appropriate response as to whether a hearing is required.
There are two outcomes upon the conclusion of a Title IX investigation. The case is closed and not referred to Student Conduct or employee grievance committee. The other result is the case is referred to the appropriate entity for formal judgement.
Learning and spreading the knowledge of these resources can hopefully reach people who are in need. If you feel that you or someone you know has been sexually discriminated, don’t hesitate to use the resources N.C. A&T provides.

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