Kavakaze celebrates four beau-tea-ful years

Kavakaze is an eclectic tea-bar specializing in kava and kratom, two alcohol alternatives that have been enjoyed for over 3,000 years, to promote relaxation and socialization. Kava is a plant of the pepper family native to the Pacific Islands that is typically consumed before religious ceremonies and consumed socially to […]


Gurlie’s Lemonade is a family affair

When life gave these two brothers –  Marquis Williams and Demetrius Murray – lemons, they made lemonade. Gurlie’s Lemonade Stand, to be exact. Located at 1105 W. Tharpe St., near Old Bainbridge Road, it is a thriving business. This May, Williams and Murray were thinking of different ways they could […]


J.C. Penney helps Rattlers look their best

The J.C. Penney Suit-Up Event allows students at FAMU to purchase professional attire at a discounted price in advance of upcoming career fairs. The store offered up to 60 percent off on name-brand business wear Sunday evening. This occasion is in preparation for the career fair that happens once every […]


Young entrepreneur to host pop up shop

For one young lady creating and operating a business is a skill she has been developing since middle school. Beginning with a small, custom tutu business, the now 18-year-old business owner wants to share her experiences with other female entrepreneurs with her unique spin on a networking event. Her name, […]

Lifestyles Sports

A Rey of hope for FAMU football

The Florida A&M University football team cruised to a win Saturday against Fort Valley State University. With a final score of 57-20, the Rattlers can finally put their game against the University of Central Florida to rest. The defense played exceptionally well, and the offense made some pretty impressive plays […]

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Career Expo on tap Thursday

After months of planning for Florida A&M University’s Fall 2019 Career Expo, the time is finally near. More than 150 companies from across the country will be at Thursday’s expo and the Center for Career and Professional Development at Florida A&M University is getting students ready. In the days leading […]


Prof. Ellis is FAMU-bred

Reginald Ellis has Florida A&M in his blood. The highly regarded associate professor in history grew up in Whigham, Ga., a small town about 45 minutes northwest of Tallahassee. He frequently visited FAMU as a child to be with his mother, who was an office manager in the university’s Department […]