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A Taste of Latin America

Replace the silence of Coleman Library with the commotion of flat screen TVs, food sizzling and Latin music playing. The food is being cooked in the kitchen, and all the tables between the restroom and the register are filled with hungry customers ready to eat. While most college students plan […]

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2011 Looking Good for Ne-Yo

For Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., better know as Ne-Yo, 2010 was a big year: his fourth album Libra Scale, which he described as a venture into unknown waters, was relased and he saw the birth of his daughter. 2011 looks to be no different. […]

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Battle L.A. Fails

“This can’t be happening,” I said to myself as I winced at what was being shown on the big screen. “This is awful,” my girlfriend said. “Can we just leave?” “I wish, but I can’t. I have to write a review about this garbage, so I have to see how […]

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There’s No Place like Home

Passport, check; carrying on, check; give a hug to mom and dad, priceless. There I was hugging my parents for the last time until we would meet again. Never have I traveled alone. As my parents watched me walk away to security, I knew that I was finally growing up. […]

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Nakita Shavers: A Graduate’s Silver Linings

In the course of two years, Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home; her mother and sister were both diagnosed with cancer and her brother was murdered. Despite these tragedies, Florida A&M alumna Nakita Shavers has become an inspiration to both her hometown of New Orleans and her alma mater. “I am […]

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A Two Thousand Dollar Spring Break Lesson

Spring break is a rite of passage for college students; it’s the holiday for bikinis, beers and scam artists. It was spring break 2010, and I was among ten friends headed to Panama City Beach. I was beyond thrilled because my “Panama Marvelous Villa” awaited me. It was equipped with […]

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Honorees Celebrate Black History Month with Supporters

The Black History Month Festival program provided a forum for honoree organizations to meet and greet the community.   Pricilla Hawkins, the programs coordinator, said the Black History Month’s festivities began with the Kick off Bash on Feb. 1 and ended with the Festival Finale on Feb. 28.   The […]

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Spring Break in New Orleans: A College Student’s Dream

Where else can guys can drink outside on Bourbon Street and girls show a little flesh to get beads thrown their way? With its loud music and fun events, New Orleans is the place to be for Spring Break. Mardi Gras is a college student’s dream and Crystal Green, owner […]

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Haitian Artist Shows Everyday Life in Gallery

A small, dark man was perched to the left of the entrance. His bright red shirt contrasted with his ebony skin as he swiftly sliced coconuts with a machete into a grocery cart. The simple, honest portrayal of everyday Haitian life and culture showed no signs of destruction from a […]

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Being ‘Mayor’ Has Never Been So Delicious

Foursquare is a social networking site that allows customers to “check in” at local businesses, write reviews and leave tips for future visitors of the business. Each time a customer “checks in,” they receive points and the customer that “checks in” the most within a week’s time is deemed “the […]