Author: Darrien Fordham


Science takes Tallahassee

It was early morning Saturday, Oct. 28 when volunteers flocked to Kleman Plaza to set up for the Sixth Annual Tallahassee Science Festival. This science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — festival was founded by Elaine and Bill Grace. “So much work went in to the festival and […]


Scratch House: Where all your dreams come true

A classic painting of the late Jimi Hendrix.  Photo credit: Akilah Smith   While everyone is putting on their scariest outfits, and walking door-to-door getting candy the JEM Hospitality management company is opening their new nightclub Scratch House on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The Scratch House building is surrounded with different […]


FAMU royalty honors the “Queen in You”

Serving the highest of seven hills through recruitment and leadership, Florida A&M University’s newly crowned Queen of Orange and Green JaKela London, exemplifies the role of a queen. London, a junior English student at FAMU has decided to charter the “Queen in You” organization for rattler women to be a […]


FAMU to face off against Morgan State

  Rattlers salute after every game, even a loss. ​Photo credit: Adlernico Brioche The Florida A&M Rattlers and the Morgan State Bears will be looking for a small victory in what has been a largely disappointing season so far for both teams. As they take each other on Saturday and […]


The return of the grads

School of Journalism and Graphic Communications Interim Dean Dhyanna Ziegler enjoying the Grads Are Back Barbecue | Photo credit: Justyn Thomas   During the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication’s (SJGC) annual “Grads Are Back” series alumni shared plentiful advice in how students should prepare post Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s […]


Embracing ethnic names

Photo credit: Gbekeloluwa Omodara John, Scott, Mary, and Emily are all common names that can be given to children at birth. Yet names such as Gbekeloluwa, Khari Sekou, and Anyjah, are not names that may be familiar. These select few of students have managed to embrace their ethnic names and […]


Suffering in silence: men and domestic violence

Dominic Burrows mended his relationship with his mother after ending an abusive relationship with an ex-girlfriend  | Photo credit: Dominic Burrows  Society generally adheres to the notion that domestic violence is not exclusive to a specific race or social class, but there is a noticeable lack of attention given to the fact that domestic violence does […]


Study reveals segregation in Florida schools

One of the first schools to implement desegregation in the United States was Barnard Elementary in Washington, D.C. | Photo credit: Library of Congress  A new study from the Leroy Collins Institute points to increased segregation in Florida schools. The September study, “Patterns of Re-segregation in Florida's Schools,” quantifies fluctuations […]