Author: Nathan Vinson | Senior Writer

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Guns in the Classroom

Guns may become commonplace on university campuses thanks to several bill proposals by a Florida legislator aiming to allow handguns to be carried openly.  The most controversial bill, SB 140 sponsored by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, would expand gun rights for licensed holders and allow “open carrying of a handgun.” […]

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Black archives hosts “Music on Vinyl”

Kenneth Plummer began collecting records in the ninth grade. His love of music and admiration for Florida A&M University  inspired him to donate a part of his collection to the Black Archives, on Saturday, during the “Music on Vinyl” listening party.   “FAMU has always been a part of my […]

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From Opa Locka to FAMU, and Beyond

  All heroes do not wear capes, and sometimes those heroes do not even know that they are indeed a hero. Meet Dr. Kawachi Clemons. Born in Opa-Locka, FL, now known as Miami Gardens, Clemons interest in music was first fostered by his father, who played the saxophone and the […]

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Step Afrika! Gets Lee Hall Moving

        Members of Step Afrika! were preaching to the crowd through their rhythmic feet on March 2 in Lee Hall. The dance company, which originated in South Africa, had audience members clapping throughout the performance, and even had some join them on stage. The company that began […]

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There’s a new Rattler in the House

Photo courtesy of Rattlernation Rep. Ramon Alexander during a speech. The 2017 legislative session is in motion next week. Former Florida A&M University Student Government Association President Ramon Alexander, is preparing to represent his alma mater for the first time in the Florida House of Representatives. Elected to represent District 8, […]

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Fro’s and Beau’s talks natural hair and love

    There were plenty of curls, twists, locs and braids in attendance for the Fro’s and Beau’s panel discussion hosted by the Florida A&M University’s chapter of Curly In College on March 1 at 6 p.m. in Florida A&M’s Senate Chambers. All eyes were on special guest speakers and […]

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Women entrepreneurs in spotlight at Harambee festival

  Sheena Backas is a Tallahassee entrepreneur who has been in business since 2008. She makes affordable, natural products using quality ingredients. “Everything that I use is handmade by myself and my daughter. The ingredients that we use are 100 percent oils and essential oils, and they are also therapeutic. […]

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Langford family seeks justice and peace

    It’s only been four months since gunshots rang out from a party near Gamble and Perry streets during Florida A&M University’s homecoming that claimed the life of 20-year-old construction engineering student Quinton Langford and injured his friend, 20-year-old business administration student Landsay Elisson.  Although the Tallahassee Police Department […]