Category: Westside Stories
Alvin Ailey: An Influential Passion
The Alvin Ailey Theatre was founded in 1958. Alvin Ailey’s passion to dance was influential to the people around him. Each year his passion and plan grew wiser and stronger. Wonder about Alvin Ailey’s biggest accomplishment? Tune to the video for more and see how he posthumously inspires a young JCSU dance student.
Come and Join the Free Food and Prizes
All JCSU students are welcome to the RUNDNC2012 celebration this Monday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m. There will be free drinks and snacks provided by Coca-Cola and Lance. Coke will also announce plans to sponsor WBTV airtime and the building of a media platform for JCSU beyond the RUNDNC project.
*More than 100 STUDENTS will receive RUNDNC T-shirts and/or drawstring sports packs. The event includes the awarding of RUNDNC contest prizes including 9 Apple iPod Touches, tickets to Panthers’/Bobcats’ games and more!
In addition there will be sign-ups for summer activities, the announcement of the International Media Scholarship recipients and plans for future scholarships with this foundation.
Please come celebrate the first “JCSU student-led multidisciplinary community project” of its kind while also enjoying the food, drink, festivities and fun!
Amber Cooper and Project Charlotte
Amber Cooper gives Charlottians the chance to voice their opinion on the Queen City. She gathers information from 12 individuals in the Charlotte area and their opinion on Charlotte. She found some interesting information about the Queen City and historical facts that she even did not imagine. Watch and listen as Amber Cooper captures this story.
Courtney Hunter “Everything to Me”
Courtney Hunter talks about his life journey and the woman that made everything happen.
Jesus as My Hero: Reginald
Mr. Reginald shows his everlasting love to Jesus Christ with a slideshow showing why Jesus is his hero. He elaborates by sharing gifts to his peers on why Jesus Christ will forever be his hero. Reginald tells how Jesus is always there to guide him whenever he needs him. Let this video be a blessing to you and see why Jesus Christ is not just a hero to Reginald but his Savior.
Liberian Soldiers: Risa Eadie
Ms. Eadie taps into her own culture and examines the dilemma of child soldiers in Liberia. Because her parents are from Liberia, she inspects the issues of child soldiers in Africa and how they are being recruited more and more each day. Once recruited into being a soldier, childhood begins to cease because they are then committed to being a fighter.
Tamika Watts shares her story on who inspires her. Most people are inspired by successful hard workers, but her inspirations comes from a little vessel she calls an angel. Tamika Watts’s niece is the reason why she came to college and is following her dreams to be a doctor. Check out this tribute to her angel.
A Gift to my Mother: Sana-Kay Whyte
Sana-Kay puts together an illustration as a gift to her mother. With this illustration, she focuses her attention on her mom and how she was a single parent raising two girls. In this day and age most adolescents in the black community are dealing with issues such as these. Take a look into how a little inspiration can go a long way and mean so much.
Basketball Saved Me by Jimmy Joyner
What saved Jimmy Joyner from going down the wrong path?
Vanesa gives thanks
Vanesa is a college student at Johnson C. Smith University whose family is from El Salvador. If Vanesa had to pick someone that she dedicates her love, it would be her dad. Her father sacrificed his own life to give his daughters a better education in the United States. Vanesa’s story tells of her triumph living in the United States and how it has benefited her as a person. Coming to JCSU changed her life for the better and she has her father to thank. Watch Vanesa’s touching story to get an insight on her amazing life.