The Shield

Students advocate for change at oratorical competition

Kassandra Santos, a junior communications major, won first place for her speech at the Black History Month Oratorical Competition

Christian Lewis, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

When Kassandra Santos began her oration, impassioned attention fell within the audience. Listeners leaned forward, experiencing a passionate presentation, which ambitiously discussed and challenged an uneasy issue: immigration.   D'Angelo Taylor, the assistant director of the multicultural center, hosted The...

Speaker to talk Silicon Valley experience

Rayvon Carter, who works in Silicon Valley, will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 in Carter Hall D.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

February 4, 2020

D'Angelo Taylor said Rayvon Carter is innovative. The assistant director of the Multicultural Center said Carter, the upcoming speaker for Black History Month, inspired him. "He's always been one step ahead of his time,” The assistant director of the Multicultural Center said. “I consider him...

The element of change

Kassie Santos (right), D’Angelo Taylor (middle right), Ta’Meia Burleigh (middle left), and Clifton Jett (left) smile after the Black History Month Oratorical Competition.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 5, 2019

Ta’Meia Burleigh used to hate her hair. The sophomore biology major looked at her tightly curled black hair and felt that the soft poofs were too bold and drew too much attention to herself. She would singe her hair under the heat of a flat iron, trying to make her hair into what she deemed...

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