Author: Samirra Demry | Staff writer


Students fear for their safety at work

School is just one of the many stressors in students’ lives right now. Once you add the COVID pandemic and part-time jobs, that can bring on even more stress and anxiety. According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, about 70 percent of all undergrad students work at […]


Studies show that students struggle with online courses

On June 4, Florida A&M’s Board of Trustees approved the university’s reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The plan calls for in-person instruction and online instruction. However, students reacted to their new schedules, saying that the majority of their classes are being taught online. Many have said that they […]


Sports at HBCUs get a major boost

Makur Maker, a 5-star basketball recruit, made history last week when he announced that he was going to further his career playing for the Bison at Howard University. In so doing, he  passed up offers from powerhouse programs such as UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. Maker became the first 5-star prep […]


FAMU adds to name of pharmacy program

Even amid a global pandemic, the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continued to brand itself for the future. It has been a little over a month since the FAMU Board of Trustees decided to recognize the impact of the college’s Institute of Public Health,approving a […]


COVID can’t stop her hustle

As we all know, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyone and everyday life. But one local entrepreneur isn’t letting COVID-19 negatively impact her businesses. As the owner of three businesses — S.S. Beauty Bar, S.S. Beauty Spa and a beauty supply store — Shannon Sherrell properly prepared […]


Will COVID-19 hijack college football?

With the 2020 college football season quickly approaching, the Rattlers at Florida A&M University Rattlers have made their way back to Bragg Memorial Stadium for workouts. The National Collegiate Athletic Association allowed schools to begin voluntary practices starting June 1. Due to the coronavirus, college sports have been discontinued for […]


Town hall attempts to answer students’ questions

Florida A&M University held a virtual town hall Wednesday during which administrators and faculty members talked to students and their parents about academic plans for the upcoming fall semester. There were many questions about classes when it came to the newly approved reopening plan that was required by state as […]