Members of UNCP Spectrum gather to celebrate their community. Photo/Delisha Sidbury. With no designated “safe space” on campus, some students feel as though UNCP is lacking inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community. The education organization GLSEN defines a safe space as “a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.” The Safe Space Alliance defines it as a location with supportive staff, where LGBTQ+ students “can freel
On October 24th, the AAUW (American Association of University Women) hosted a #Selfie Event in the UC Lounge. The #Selfie Event was an effort to empower students to cultivate a positive self-image. The event was a fun time for all students, especially the female students who came out to decorate their own picture frames. AAUW supplied students with crafts material to decorate and customize their personal frames. This event gave students the opportunity to stop and visualize t
At 3:30, this was the scene at the corner of Harry West Lane and Lowry Street, yesterday, as Public Works crew members were hard at work one road over and water continued to rush through this fire hydrant into the road. Yesterday, the town's water main burst, leaving the university and local businesses and restaurants with low water pressure. According to Pembroke's Town Manager, Tyler Thomas, at 11:00 a.m., customers reported that they were experiencing water loss. At 12:32
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Career Center joined together to make a program to help improve student’s ability to succeed during interviews of any job or career choice. During the event, students exercised to practice situations that may happen during an actual interview.
They helped students learn ways to sharpen their interview skills so that they have a better experience and better chance at getting that job or getting involved with a company or organization. Direct
Students gathered in the UC Lounge on Oct. 10, for an open mic night, hosted by Phi Beta Sigma and Inkwell. Anyone was welcomed to sign up and share their creativity in front of the audience. The night allowed students to share their talents with peers, as some performed their writings and songs for the first time in front of anyone. “I thought it was really great how students were so confident in sharing their writings and songs in front of the audience,” said senior Morgan
On Oct. 2, U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos said that $2 million would be designated to help students who were significantly impacted by Hurricane Florence. According to the U.S. Department of Education, “The money is being made available through the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program. Each year, the Department awards supplemental funding for the program from amounts returned unused by other institutions participating in FSEOG.” Additio