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HUABJ: Book Signing with Cheryl Wills, Open with Bryan Ogilvie

Photo taken by Jagoda Obuchowska

Photo taken by Jagoda Obuchowska

Hofstra University’s Association of Black Journalists high lighting event of the fall 2013 semester, Book Signing with Cheryl Wills, was a success.

“This is the greatest career to me in the world, you’re writing the first draft of history,” said NY1 Weekend Evening News Anchor Cheryl Wills, speaking to a group of prospective journalists at Hofstra University on Oct. 14, 2013.

Wills addressed stereotypes about how competitive the broadcast industry is and presented a general career plan, telling students “my objective (tonight) is to show you how to get there, and most importantly, straight off the bat, you can get there.” Her message sparked several smiles in the crowd.

Wills was invited to Hofstra for a book signing to commemorate the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. The event was hosted by Hofstra University’s Association of Black Journalist in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center, the Black Student Union, Collegiate Women of Color and Ed2010.

The television personality declared that the first step to success in the workforce is proactivity in the job hunt and getting ahead of the competition. Wills encouraged students to apply for jobs well before the end of senior year to possibly have a job lined up as soon as they graduate.

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Black Student Union Aims to Break the Stereotypes of Greek Life and Gangs

Students filled Plaza Room Middle as they came to engage in the BSU Real Talk discussion “Gangs vs. Greeks” Tuesday night. Among other topics, students from different organizations came to express their thoughts about gang life and Greek life and whether it was feasible to compare the two. Junior public relations person of BSU, Justin Barker said, “We [members of BSU] wanted to hold this event to clear confusion, because people seem to link Greeks and Gangs together.”

Many compared Greek life with gang life because of the hand signs and the specific colors they all wear to represent their group. NAACP Community Service Chairperson Raina Hodge, a senior, said, “If aliens were to come to Earth and saw two separate groups, one gang and one Greek, they wouldn’t know the difference.” She added, “Both groups would be throwing up hand signs and both groups would be wearing the same color.”

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