September 27
05:30 2018

WSSU should update defective technology

To the Editor:

Regarding the Sept. 13 article “Why WSSU Will Not Tout Its U.S. News Ranking,” it was disappointing to see the chancellor, Elwood L. Robinson, omit where Winston-Salem State University’s money goes.

WSSU has a low cost of tuition, which leaves minimal room for an enlarged budget. However, if the budget money was spent on updating defective technology (such as printers and desktops), the university rank would be tout-worthy.

High ranking universities not only have money but also know where to spend their money. With education comes evolution, and in order to assist students with the best opportunities and experiences, the campus must be up-to-date with technology.

It is great to value the number of admitted low-income students, but it is also imperative to provide the best resources to low-income students. It is not impossible to be an affordable yet up-to-date university.

MeSiona Cunningham, Winston-Salem


Rally Up should collaborate with universities in area

To the Editor:

On Sept. 6, 2018, an article was published, discussing the Rally Up organization of Winston-Salem. This organization strives to find ways to stop or decrease the violence within the city. Although, this article gave detailed insight on Rally Up, this was the first time I have heard about the organization.

Rally Up is addressing violence locally, so why not work with other locals? A great strategy to promote the organization and to succeed in the stop the violence would be to collaborate with the universities of the city.

Collaboration between the Rally Up organization and the local universities would cause greater opportunities for both parties. The universities would gain knowledge and awareness of how to stop or decrease the local violence that occurs. Also, gaining this knowledge and awareness could decrease the violence that takes place on these campuses. The Rally Up organization would benefit by informing students about their organization and its goals, while also recruiting advocates.

Creating relationships with the universities could eventually lead to students volunteering at Rally Up events to gain service learning hours and could eventually become an organization that students can join on their actual campus.

Jasmine Gaines, High Point


 Join fight against Alzheimer’s by walking on Oct. 27

To the Editor:

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As a committee member for this year’s event, I am joining participants of all ages in the fight against the disease at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 27, 2018, at 9 a.m. in Winston-Salem.

There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 170,000 here in North Carolina. In Forsyth County, there are an estimated 7,000 residents currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, supported by their 21,000 caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. It is relentless. And so are we.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a great opportunity to take steps for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and to raise critically needed funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services. Join us in turning our community into a sea of purple to fight Alzheimer’s at our upcoming Walk. Register today as an individual or team, or sign up to volunteer at

Samuel Lockhart, PhD, Committee Member Walk to End Alzheimer’s Winston-Salem

Deb Burcombe, Committee Member Walk to End Alzheimer’s Winston-Salem

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