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College experience transforms out-of-state student

Shawnna Nichole Press, a 19-year-old pre-social work student from Mascoutah, Ill., is a sole survivor. Venturing to Tallahassee on a whim following her graduation in May 2009, Press planned to attend Chicago State University. Instead, after an extremely dysfunctional summer with her family, she ended up at Florida A&M University […]

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Literacy fuels page-turner

    Books are never written without inspiration. International best-selling authors such as Maya Angelou, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King were all roused by something in the development of their books. However, inspiration alone is never enough to carry a pen across paper, or fingers across a keyboard. Reggie Cuyler […]

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Play delves into struggles of modern women

Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play “For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf” shocked and awed audiences. Through an unconventional combination of dance and poetry on stage, it was a snapshot of what it meant to be a “colored” woman in the United States. 35 years later, […]

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Faust parodies political issues

Buckets of gelatin and radioactive dogs might bring big laughs to the audience, but behind the laughter and madness, there is a deep underlying message about the state of our country. Tallahassee theater troupe, Mickee Faust, brings to the community and students what is described as an “explosive cabaret” called […]

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T-shirts for scholarships

Dexter Humphrey, an honors graduate of Louisiana State University, has made it his mission to help students with their financial need for the upcoming semester. Humphrey’s goal with his scholarship is to put more students through school than the government does with the disbursement of federal loans. So what is […]

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Global coffee hour encourages diversity

  Though Florida A&M University is an HBCU, no one can say the university does not encourage diversity and cultural awareness on its campus. In fact, as a joint effort toward this end, the Office of International Education and Development is collaborating with the Global Students Union and campus recreation […]

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Search for a cure continues

  As the month of October has ended, and the highly anticipated Homecoming events have passed, it is important to reminisce on the focal point of this past month: breast cancer. All month long, student organizations on campus have held events, donation drives and numerous other ways to support and […]

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EIT prepares for student registration rush

  On Tuesday, the iRattler system began allowing students to register for spring semester courses. Many foresee issues with the system because of the large enrollment this year. With Florida A&M having a student population of over 13,300, students and faculty are getting adjusted to the largest enrollment in the […]

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Educational doc a super informative

A few elderly women sitting behind me snickered as my head hit the back of my theater chair from dozing off in the well received documentary “Waiting for Superman.” “Matt, wake up!” My friend Jaylen shouted at me in a whisper as he dug his elbow into my side. Do […]