Author: Skhai Bennett | Staff writer

Opinions

Students’ mental health matters

Effective in January, a new bill signed by J.B. Pritzker, the governor of Illinois, will allow students in that state up to five mental health days per school year. These excused absences will not require a doctor’s note. With the recent transition of returning back to in-person learning, is granting […]

Lifestyles

20-year-old FSU student opens salon

Leauna Smith is not a typical college student. Smith, 20, attends Florida State University as an occupational therapy major. She’s also a businesswoman. On Aug. 28, despite scholarly obligations, she managed to plan and execute the opening of her first salon, Luvlee Beauty Bar. It employs seven and is located […]

Lifestyles

Did you know last week was HBCU Week?

This past week was dedicated to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but it seems that not many on campus knew about it. “I think I heard about HBCU Week this past academic school year,” FAMU student Grace Blatch said. “But this year I for certain heard nothing about it.” The […]

Lifestyles

What’s in Foote-Hilyer today?

The Foote Hilyer administration building has endured several major changes and renovations during the past 110 years. In the early 1900s, FAMU President Nathan Young, wanted to have a nurse training facility on campus. Construction began in 1909 and by 1911 it opened as a wooden, two-story, 19-bed building to […]

Lifestyles

At least three HBCUs have canceled homecoming

With FAMU’s homecoming less than six weeks away, the anticipation for homecoming festivities has increased. However, with COVID cases continuing at an alarming rate, those who are planning to attend are starting to worry because other HBCUs have decided not to celebrate homecoming for a second straight year. Spelman and […]

News

Bus driver shortage continues in Leon County

Leon County Schools continues to search for more drivers in the midst of a bus driver shortage. Just a month before the start of the school year last month, Leon County Schools was looking to fill almost 20 open positions. While some positions have been filled, the school district still […]