Author: Robyn Mowatt

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Students injured in B-CU shooting

Three male students at Bethune-Cookman University received graze wounds from a shooting Monday night on campus before 7 p.m., according to The Daytona Beach Police Department. Investigators said a confrontation between two students could have led to the shooting. According to the Daytona police, the gunman drove up next to […]

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Social media creates body image insecurities in college women

There are many factors that contribute to body image dissatisfaction, and young women suffer a great deal because of it. Studies have shown that girls go through body image insecurities into adulthood, and young women on college campuses show high numbers of those affected. According to the Industrial Psychiatry Journal, […]

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Florida politicians call for reduction in state assessments

The Florida Department of Education has recommended that the state reduce the amount of assessment tests students take. The recommendation came after Education Commissioner Pam Stewart reviewed a testing investigation. Governor Rick Scott agrees with Stewart’s recommendation. “As I have traveled the state, I have heard from parents and teachers […]

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Nursing Spring Convocation invites infectious disease specialist

Tameka Funny, an infectious disease specialist, visited Florida A&M University Wednesday to serve as keynote speaker of the School of Nursing’s Spring Convocation. Funny referred to the recent Ebola virus outbreak to stress the importance of staying safe and aware in all practices. “The Ebola outbreak has taught us much […]

Lifestyles

Tallahassee resident adopts at age 52

Kea Herron said she experienced many disappointments in her life. She had been through divorce, struggling financially, and wanted children. Despite her life changes she decided to adopt. “I was worried I was too old, too broke, too single, and too unhealthy to adopt,” said Herron, a 52 year-old Tallahassee […]

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Justice Department to announce lawsuit against Ferguson PD

The United States Justice Department is in talks of suing the Ferguson, Missouri police department due to mistreatment of minority civilians. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a press conference Feb. 19, said he will announce the results of the department’s findings of the investigation of the Michael Brown shooting as […]

Lifestyles

Common and John Legend win oscar for ‘Selma’

John “Legend” Stephens and Florida A&M University alumnus Lonnie Lynn Jr., also known as “Common,” won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Glory” from the film “Selma” at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in California. “Glory” is a song about the struggle related to the civil rights movement in the […]

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SBI renovates study lounge

Students test out the new furniture in the Bull & Bear Lounge (Eric Winkfield/The Famuan) The School of Business and Industry re-opened the Bulls & Bears Study Lounge Friday. The newly renovated study lounge, contains new computers, Rattler Charge Stations and mobile charger stools. Students such as Walter Bennett, a […]

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FAMU Host District Three Solo and Ensemble

Musical Sounds will be played throughout Florida A&M University, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Foster Tanner, they are the host for Solo and ensemble District 3, 2015.  Solo and ensemble is a chance for students and directors to perform in an environment which provides critical evaluation of its performance by honorable experts, in […]

Lifestyles

Bars Close early in Panama City

Panama City, Fla. is where all the fun goes down during spring break for  students across the country. This year, the hours of fun may decrease. Bars will now stay open until 2 a.m. Panama City officials are in the process of voting to extend the bar hours back to 4 a.m. […]