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World AIDS Day recognized by expert health panelists

          Since 1987, government and health officials have designated Dec.1 as a day to raise global awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Office of Student Health Services hosted a panel discussion in the Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Gymnasium. Four Leon County government and health officials informed students about the AIDS crisis […]

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Night of music dedicated to retiring OSA Director

Florida A&M University paid tribute to an honorable Rattler who has assisted the growth of the institution for nearly 25 years: Saundra Jean Roland Inge, former head of the Office of Student Activities. Students, faculty and friends supported a part of a musical celebration in honor of her departure. “I […]

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FAMU alumna vies for supporting role

Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry alumna, Candice Lenoir, is competing in a contest geared toward helping aspiring actors, artists and directors showcase their craft. Lenoir, if selected, will star in a short film alongside Nia Long. Long, a renowned actress has starred in an array of films, […]

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Eclectic new album from N*E*R*D

The weirdness, diversity, spastic changes and fearlessness is back in N*E*R*D’s newest album “Nothing.” Pharrell and Chad Hugo’s side project N*E*R*D (No One Ever Really Dies) makes a strong comeback from its last album “Seeing Sounds” with “Nothing.” The cover art of the album has an image of Pharrell wearing […]

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Trials blossom into motherhood

Quinn Smith of Fort Lauderdale,  was 21 years old when her mother died of AIDS. Her daughter, Tai’Quay Smith, was two years old at the time. “It was my first year in the army, a life-changing experience in itself,” Smith said. “My mother was strung out on drugs and…I had […]

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‘Deathly Hallows’ better in novel form

The Harry Potter series has been a major part of my life since I was nine. I was not a bandwagon fan enjoying the popularity of the series after book four was released.  I saw “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in a bookstore in 1999.  It was the kind […]

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A new tradition for old friends

Turkey, ham, macaroni and cheese, rice and beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, lemonade, apple pie and peach cobbler will all be on the menu at a Thanksgiving dinner taking place in a college apartment right here in Tallahassee. Three friends have planned their own Thanksgiving dinner away from home, and […]

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Domestic violence forum to help encourage awareness

  Domestic violence is a common but taboo issue that many students on FAMU’s campus suffer from in silence. This inspired a seminar on campus to discuss these issues in an honest and open setting. On Monday, Nov. 22, Active Minds and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will hold a […]

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Pennies for probates

Tis the season for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and probates. You just received a call from a mysterious digit of whom you think you know their identity. You’re furiously typing in the wikipedia search box for the official colors, symbols, and motto of that person’s organization. Once you’ve gathered all the necessary […]

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Student mother inspires classmates

  AnquillaDennard, a 25-year-old senior theater performance student from Belle Glade, Fla., said to do lists are the only thing that help her manage her time and keep her myriad of responsibilities in order. However, missing tests or class because of unforeseen circumstances is something Dennard has learned to deal with since […]