Author: Jonathan Edouard | Staff writer


Ceremony pays tribute to three individuals

Florida A&M University held a plaque endowment ceremony Friday afternoon to celebrate three individuals for their contributions to the university. Erica D. Hill and the late Lewis family had scholarship funds created in their names. The event was set to be held around the Eternal Flame, but due to frigid […]


Alphas host annual pageant

Confidence. Poise. Different. The Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity hosted the Queens of The Golden Dynasty: Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant on Thursday.  A rainy and cold night was not going to keep the crowd away from Lee Hall as spectators came into the auditorium and […]


Parental consent bill stalls as Democrats mount opposition

Planned Parenthood volunteers and supporters attended a rally and committee hearing on Tuesday in opposition to proposed parental consent legislation in the Florida Senate. Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 404, which would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion on a minor unless the physician […]


Review: ‘Harriet’ brings Tubman to life

The movie “Harriet” is what some would call the closest and most perfect reflection of what Harriet Tubman was actually like. From capturing her beginnings as a slave, her escape, and the dangers she went through to help others escape, it is truly inspiring. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, the heroic […]


Ruptured steam pipe causes major damage at SJGC

The School of Journalism and Graphic Communication building has sustained major damage following a burst steam pipe early Thursday morning. Some time between 8  and 8:30 a.m. the flooding began, making several classrooms an unsafe environment for both students and teachers to be in. Professor Barton Christner, who had an […]


T.I., double-standards and misogyny

When it comes to parenting, it’s normal for parents to want to know if their kids are sexually active. The main questions they’ll usually ask their kids are: “Are you being safe?” and “How long have you been having sex?” Society has set double standards on how to react when […]