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Inge Preps for Retirement

The office of student activities is flooding in and out with students, each of them trying to get a moment of Saundra Inge’s time. Some come in to get papers signed and approved for events, others are there just to say hello. Her office desk is covered with papers; it seems […]

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Musical comedy appeals to young adult audience

Audience members described the play “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” as “sexy, hilarious, interesting, and all-around fabulous.” The production premiered last Thursday and will run through Sept. 29 at the Tallahassee Little Theatre located on Thomasville Road. The production is based on the book written by Jeffrey Lane, which later became a […]

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FAMU Essential Theatre prepares for upcoming shows

  Auditions were tense as students made final preparations and directors evaluated the actors, each auditioning for their respective roles. Dez’Aray Watkins, 19, is auditioning for the roles of Topaz and Amethyst in the play “Since ’76.” “I am apprehensive [and] have butterflies in my tummy,” said Watkins. “I was […]

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Poets Celebrate 12th Anniversary

While many students barbecued, swam and hung out with friends on Labor Day, the BlackTalk Poetry troupe kicked off their 12th annual Black on Black Rhyme anniversary week. The organization chose to have a cookout as its week’s opener Sunday. Events included a church service, karaoke and an open mic […]

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National Juried Art Exhibition

Many associate art with the Mona Lisa or even just a splattered canvas. Art can be the ability to express movement, color, light and life through a piece of work. Foster -Tanner Fine Arts Gallery held an opening reception for their second annual Pinnacle National Juried Art Exhibition on Sept. […]

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Programs build business-savvy students

Students at Florida A&M are taking the initiative to practice entrepreneurship through resources provided by the university. Edward Thomas, a broadcast specialist at FAMU, encouraged students in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication to branch out and produce their own independent programs. “I think it’s a wonderful idea,” Thomas […]

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Comedic college student shines on stage

Laughs, screams and Steve Urkel-style snorts rang out as 22-year-old Boafo Manu did standup comedy at a local Applebee’s last month. Manu, a fifth year, biology student, from St. Louis, has not always considered himself as a comedian. “Growing up, everyone always thought that I was funny, but it was […]

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Panel studies black psyche

  Florida A&M will host the National Conference on African/Black Psychology. The conference events will span from Friday, Sept. 10, to Saturday, Sept. 11, and will honor Dr. Kobi Kambon.   Kambon is a FAMU psychology professor, former department chair and nationally renowned author for his work in the field of […]

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Bookstore apparel promotes global good

  Maritza Vargas, a working mother in the Dominican Republic, can now afford to continue her children’s education and no longer has to worry about struggling to feed her family and pay rent. “All four of my children shared one room and now we each have our own space, so […]

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Students kick off “Sexpectations” series

    Hands flew up around the Perry Paige auditorium on Wednesday night as two students stood at the front of the room mumbling and uncomfortably shifting back and forth, avoiding the microphone. The question: What does HIV stand for? After an incorrect answer and a shrug followed by, “I […]