By Claire Golec, Staff Writer
The Rape Crisis Center of Savannah reports that only 32 percent of college students report violence by a dating partner, and approximately 90 percent of the victims know their attacker. Dating abuse isn’t simply about your partner’s annoying habits; it’s the physical, sexual, emotional and/or verbal abuse.
The reality is that dating violence is a crucial topic that continues to be wrongly silenced. On April 2, Armstrong’s CUB replaced the silence with action when it held “You the Man.”
“You the Man” is a one-man show which portrays five different characters tackling abusive scenarios. The event was held in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAMM) and incorporated a play and panel. The panel included Helen Schandolph, Armstrong counselor, and Kesha Gibson, Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center in Savannah.
By Dalton Johnson, Sports Editor
Last year, in Kevin Ollie’s first year as the head coach of the University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, the Huskies had to watch others celebrate in March Madness. UConn was under a ban from postseason play due to academic issues of former players.
One year later, Ollie and senior point guard Shabazz Napier led the No. 7 seeded Huskies to a national championship, defeating the preseason favorite Kentucky Wildcats 60-54.
In 2001 as a freshman, Napier danced under the confetti in Texas and celebrated with his teammates after winning his first championship. The Huskies were led by an undersized, sharp-shooting guard, but back then it was Kemba Walker and Napier was playing second fiddle.
By Emmi Frankum, Staff Writer
“It’s a lot of caffeine, and sporadic naps whenever there’s time. It takes serious dedication and love for what we do.”
This is how CC Witt, lead singer for Lyn Avenue and graphic design major at Armstrong, says she balances her music career and school work.
Lyn Avenue is a local, self-proclaimed contemporary country band comprised of mostly Armstrong students. Patrick Ellington is the lead guitarist and a biology major and Randy Cuba is the drummer and a communications major. They, with Witt, have been performing together for roughly three years now. Recently, bassist Larry Jones joined the crew.
By Emmi Frankum, Staff Writer
Armstrong has a brand new club, unlike any other in the state or the southeastern United States. The first chapter of the Student African American Sisterhood was officially recognized as active on April 6.
The national CEO and founder of the Sisterhood, Khalilah Shabazz, visited Armstrong over the weekend to offer a training seminar and bond with the new members.
In their first meeting on April 7, the ladies recognized Shabazz in their “Shero” moment. Shabazz founded SAAS at her alma mater, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, in 2005.
Opinion by Melissa Bates
Melissa Bates is a junior double-majoring in political science and philosophy. A native of Portland, Ore., Melissa has been in Savannah for 13 years.
If you didn’t catch it over the weekend, SNL had an epic skit that parodied the game show “Jeopardy” with a twist – “Black Jeopardy.” The host, Darnell Hayes (played by Kenan Thompson), led three contestants (two black and one white) in the classic game:
Amir (played by Jay Pharoah), Keely (played by Shasheer Zamata), and an African American Studies professor from BYU, Mark (played by Louis C.K.), who is the quintessential white person. The categories are classic black expressions: “Had it been me . . .,” “It’s been a minute,” “That girl,” “Psssh . . .,” “On punishment,” and, of course, “White people.” Mark struggles to get in the game, but finally gets an answer right (somewhat). Here is an approximation of what ensues:
Mark: “Okay, let’s go to “White people” for $200.”