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Chronic Depression Interrupts Classes

When he arrived on Florida A&M’s campus, Kevin Tajdari’s goals were to get involved on campus and finish the semester with a great GPA. The first-year music education student and Tallahassee native is withdrawing from FAMU, however, with less than two months completed. 18-year old Tajdari has dysthymia; a chronic […]

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Students Welcome BET College Tour

Live music, free food and the chance to be seen on national television was enough to keep Rattlers’ homecoming spirits high. This year, Florida A&M marked its 10th year collaboration with the BET College Tour. Students leaving class gathered around a huge stage to cheer on their friends during the […]

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Musician Charms China

Jaren Walker discovered music and the alto and tenor saxophone in elementary school. Now, music has taken him from his hometown, Jacksonville, to Florida A&M and to Macau, where he performed with the band, Funky Deep. In elementary school, Band Director Darryl Wilson, a former graduate from Florida A&M and […]

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A Fashion Show in Green

Hundreds filled the Al Lawson gym Wednesday night to see Florida A&M’s top models strut their stuff. DJ Crooklyn set the tone for the evening of eccentric fashion and R&B artist Miguel music at this year’s FAMU Homecoming fashion show. Mahogany Dance Theater, Images Modeling Troupe, and Epicurean Fashion Experience, […]

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‘Dralion’ Dazzles Big Bend Fans

The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center was filled this weekend for Cirque du Soleil’s visit to the Big Bend area. Children were running about the Civic Center wearing the dragon head pieces sold in the lobby. Laughter and excitement filled the air as the lights flickered to signal the beginning of […]

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Music Royalty to Serenade Students

Music royalty will be on campus this Friday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the homecoming week’s events. Lee Hall Auditorium is expected to be filled to capacity when the Clark Sisters, the legendary gospel vocal group consisting of four sisters: Jacky Clark-Chisholm, Elbertina “Twinkie” Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Karen […]

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Dorm Step Show Brings the Heat

They not only came to compete, but they came to battle. The 2011 Dorm Step Show left a lot of students with smiles and others with frowns.   The Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center was packed to the top of the bleachers Tuesday night as students whole-heartedly cheered for their […]

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Health and Safety Come First

The Hansel Tookes gym basketball court was rearranged to accommodate a different kind of healthy scene on Tuesday. Dozens of students, faculty, staff and alumni converged on the recreation center to get their blood pressure, diabetes, hearing and vision checked at the Third Annual Health and Safety Day.   “The […]

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Vendors Continue Homecoming Tradition

The aroma of barbeque ribs, slightly singed sausages, fried chicken, garlic shrimp and funnel cakes fill the air along Wanish Way and Perry Street near Bragg Stadium. The food vendors are as much a part of Florida A&M homecoming as the football game and step-show. One familiar red and white […]

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Talent and Comedy Collide

Comedian Lavell Crawford had an overflow crowd rolling in stitches Monday during the opening night of homecoming week. Florida A&M annual homecoming comedy and talent showcase here at the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. Students, faculty, and alumni gathered to celebrate FAMU homecoming week. The event theme […]