Author: Sylvia Prevalus


Leon County Schools Close for New Unofficial Holiday

A few minutes after the last school bell chimed on Thursday, October 2, a mother and her son crossed the street. She thanked the school crossing guard and said, “See you tomorrow.” Frank Walker, a Kate Sullivan Elementary School crossing guard, replied, “Oh no, you won’t.” This school year is […]


Florida State Dominates Wake Forest

Clear skies and pleasant weather highlighted the day for the top ranked team in the land, as the Florida State Seminoles defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 43-3. The Seminoles (5-0, 3-0 ACC) were able to remain undefeated despite another slow start, something that has become a trend of late. […]


Mangum promises ‘new season’ at FAMU

Florida A&M's newest president promised to restore the university's struggling reputation and strengthen programs to ensure FAMU stays competitive. “It’s a new season because it’s a time for change and transition,” said Elmira Mangum, the university's first woman president. “It’s the beginning of a recovery and a renewal and of […]


Anti-Hazing workshop draws hundreds to Ballroom

All clubs and organizations met Monday to review the rules and regulations against hazing on Florida A&M’s campus. Marvin Green Jr., director of student activities, addressed students and reminded them of the university’s zero tolerance for hazing. D.A. Robin; 09/29/2014 @ Grand Ballroom Florida A&M students crowd around each other […]


Runners brave weather for FAMU inaugural 5K

As a kick-off for Inauguration week, Florida A&M University hosted a 5k Walk Run, Roll, and Stroll in collaboration with Stork's Nest Tallahassee.  Participants of all ages ran, walked and strolled from FAMU’s campus to Cascade Park, where they celebrated then enjoyed live jazz music. D.A. Robin; 09/28/2014 @ Bragg […]


At TCC, students learn to cope with paying for bus rides

One month into the new school year, Tallahassee Community College students are still struggling to cope with having to pay to ride public transportation. Jessica Barnett, 24, said, “I see my friends and students around me struggle to eat some days, so now when you have to choose between a […]


One injured in campus shooting

Florida A&M Police Department reported late Friday that one person was hurt in a shooting at the university's campus. Information is thin. Police say the shooting occured near Barbourville Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 850-599-3256. This is the […]


Packed week of events ahead for presidential inauguration

Florida A&M plans to celebrate the inauguration of its newest president with a week of events. Starting Sept. 28, the university will host cultural, sporting and social events leading to the formal start of Elmira Mangum's term at the helm of FAMU. Inauguration week begins this Sunday at 4 p.m. […]


Gun council talks ways to curb firearm violence

The Community Leadership Council on Gun Violence met with its subcommittees Wednesday to discuss strategies on fighting gun violence among youth in Tallahassee. The members agreed there is a gun violence problem in Tallahassee. The Strategic Planning Subcommittee requested the Tallahassee Police Department to provide a crime analysis report that […]