Author: Amiya Abner | Staff Writer

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Social media usage surges during the pandemic

If you’ve been spending your time switching from app to app on your phone during COVID-19, you’re not alone. Social media has become today’s primary source of news information and entertainment, and with the outbreak of the coronavirus citizens everywhere have been glued to their phones. The lockdown around the […]

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Enterprise offers discounts for college students

Yes, the coronavirus is scary and beating the economy down harshly. However, many companies are still trying to assist in this time. COVID-19 has really altered the lives of many college students across the country and shut down normalcy for almost everyone. The coronavirus altered the remainder of the spring […]

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The pandemic is also a financial crisis for many

COVID-19 has forced businesses to close if they are not deemed necessary. Businesses that are regarded as necessary are giving their employees fewer hours. Catherine Thorbecke with ABC news reported  that 6.6 million more Americans have filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 financial crisis. Citizens are still having to […]

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Tallahassee museums find a way to thrive

Amid the COVID-19 crisis we see what it looks like when the world moves to the internet. Triumphantly, many museums have found a way to stick around through the virtual world, including in Tallahassee. “Like many museums right now, we have shifted our focus to serve the community as best […]

Lifestyles

An ‘island boy’ prepares to graduate

Ralph Cantave is undoubtedly one of the superstars of FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication class of 2020. But salt doesn’t boast that it is salty; similarly, Cantave’s extensive work has resulted in an impressive list of achievements that most wouldn’t discover during a casual conversation with him. By […]

Lifestyles

Alumna trying to build a media empire

Georgia Dawkins is a producer, author, entrepreneur, and a 2010 graduate of FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. Dawkins isn’t one to flaunt her accolades. Instead, the FAMU alumna chooses to lead by example. On April 1, 2016, Dawkins was laid off from her job in Tampa. She describes […]