I am a first-generation college student who has seen and lived within the dark and terrible side of life.
I’ve formed close friendships with people who were so contradictory in their nature, they could have been compelling and complex characters in any number of fictional endeavors.
Nonetheless, somehow I ended up here in UNC-Pembroke, age 25, and still young enough to remember with perfect clarity, the dark dens and chaotic surroundings I had resided with only just a
With senior Brandon Watts graduating this spring, the next Brave that is positioned and primed to rewrite the program and conference record books is sophomore Akia Pruitt. Pruitt had an impressive debut season as a freshman, he cracked the starting line up out of the gate and won MVP honors in the PBC conference tournament. He followed that up with an even better sophomore campaign. In his second year dawning the Black and Gold, Pruitt once again led the team in offensive, de
The UNCP football team held its intrateam spring game scrimmage on April 12 at Grace P. Johnson Stadium in front of family, friends, recruits and the student body. Defense was the theme of the game as both the Black team and the Gold team traded blows throughout the contest. The two teams combined for 18 total sacks, and the Gold team scored the lone points of the game enroute to a 10-0 victory. Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Adonai Aloma led both teams with five sacks d
The UNCP Residence Hall Association hosted their first “Wild N’ Out: College Edition” April 10 in the UC Lounge at 6 p.m. RHA members helped check-in and serve snacks to the audience 15 minutes after the doors opened. The UC Lounge was full of students, faculty and staff. Nick Courmon and Lamar Courmon were the emcees of the night and ran the games and challenges that were played. Teams faced off in numerous of games: Celebrity Death Battle, Spit Talk, Family Reunion, Hood Je
• Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced April 12 that a new plan to increase teacher pay by 20 percent will be implemented by the beginning of the 2020 school year, according to CBS News. In 2018, teacher pay would initially increase 9 percent then an additional 5 percent for the following two years. The increase is said to boost the current $48,372 salary to $58,130. Many educators who have been protesting are skeptical if the plan will bring systemic change to the education sys
The Pembroke Activities Council hosted its 25th annual Talent Showcase on March 22. Over 500 students and staff attended. UNCP senior Joshua Oxendine claimed the $250 firstplace prize with his performance of “Titanium” by David Guetta. Other winners included second place contestants India Johnson and Deja Weaver, who won $125, and third place performer Mia Baxley, who took home $75. The Johnson and Weaver duo performed a vocal cover of “Killing Me Softly” by Lauryn Hill. UNCP