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Religion: A thing of the past in college?

  Being away from home with newfound freedom creates the perfect mixture of circumstances for college students who want to place their religion on the back burner. For many, the college lifestyle involves partying while mixing their obligations to education. As a result, college students are minimally, if ever, focused […]

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Young, wild and free

  Y.O.L.O has evolved from a catchy acronym meaning “you only live once” to what some young people worldwide call a sure epidemic. This word went viral after Drake, a Canadian recording artist, used it in his song, “The Motto.” Since it debuted in “The Motto,” which was released in […]

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Fighting the freshmen fifteen

  Every year, millions of high school graduates make their way to college to begin the next chapter of their lives. As freshmen, students experience late-night dining, frequently skipped meals, all-you-can-eat cafeteria dining and a lack of exercise. By the end of the fall semester, students may return home looking […]

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It’s sleepy time

  “I’m so tired!” is a phrase heard all around the Florida A&M University, and most likely on campuses around the country. According to a study by the online magazine Science Daily, college students 18-24 get the least sleep of any age group. Sleep deprivation is a long- standing issue […]

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Signs You’re A True 90’s Kid

  Furbys, Tamagotchis and Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems (SNES) are all remnants that remind students of their golden childhoods. Children either owned these items or begged their parents to purchase one, if not all. The 90’s era is certainly a period in which Famuans can recall, considering the majority of […]

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The Truth About Unprotected Sex

  Going to college gives many young adults an excuse to live carelessly and free. Students begin to face serious issues with nonchalant attitudes. Many students do not verse themselves in sex education- eventually causing many unwanted, uncomfortable and unfortunate circumstances.             “The three most common cases of sexually transmitted […]

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Let’s Pin It

A simple concept that involves pinning ones “interests” onto a personal, online board is swiftly capturing the attention of social media users worldwide. Pinterest is an online and mobile service that is quickly gaining popularity by allowing its users to create online pin boards and share their interests with other […]

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Calling all freshmen

The mixture of excitement and anxiety that most students feel on their first day of school is amplified for college freshmen. A large campus, increased responsibility and endless social opportunities can be overwhelming factors initially. Once adjusted, students flourish with these aspects of college life with the assistance of faculty […]

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NaKena Cromartie: Miss Florida A&M Overcomes Tragic Loss of Her Brother

Her time as Miss Florida A&M was sweet on the outside, but inside, she was coping with the painful loss of her brother Tynell to cancer. NaKena Cromartie, a 23-year-old alumna of FAMU’s School of Business and Industry, demonstrates the benefits of working hard despite adversity. “My brother’s passing was […]