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Faculty showcase original art

Fine arts professors held the Florida A&M faculty show’s opening reception for the first time in over a decade Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery. Assistant Professor Liu Nan, who teaches various levels of art education, drawing and painting classes, submitted watercolor as well as […]

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Candelight vigil honors one-year anniversary of Haiti earthquake

On this date, exactly one year ago, a seven magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti. The devastating quake left survivors without resources and cut from the outside world. Tuesday evening, the FAMU chapter of the National Council of Negro Women marked the anniversary at 6 p.m. with a candlelight vigil at […]

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Orchesis seeks new dance genres

The rhythmic sounds of hard-bottomed shoes echoed in the hallway of the Gaither Gym Complex as one of Florida A&M University’s oldest dance organizations opened its doors to hip-hop dance and step teams in an effort to add flare to its spring concert. “Step and hip-hop teams are becoming more […]

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New semester offers opportunity

  It has been a long road since the beginning of the semester when I found out that I have Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The fight has been tough, and the emotional and physical toll it took on me has reached levels I never expected at the beginning of my treatment. Countless […]

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‘Shots Fired’ analyzes black-on-black violence

Shots fired, Made him Lean Back too far In Da Club, His boys shook him and told him to Walk It Out. Witnesses said they hadn’t seen a thing-damn liars, I told them, “He was flirting with this girl” “Got pushed and he swung,” “I heard 3 shots and a […]

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‘J-School Journals’ gives young filmmakers the opportunity to shine

  FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication is hosting a special screening of four documentaries edited and produced by broadcast journalism students. J-School Journals: “Through the Lens” will showcase controversial topics from the challenges associated with interracial relationships to the devastating results from the largest oil spill in history. […]

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Wounded Rattler continues to fight

  Bullets have a notorious history for piercing flesh, corroding bones and rupturing bodily organs. These lead rounds turn horrifying nightmares into harsh realities. On the night of Dec. 1, 2009, the unexpected happened. Danielle Givens, 19, a former Rattler and second-year pharmacy student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College […]

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Jazz ensembles pay tribute to classical artists

The packed audience sat enraptured Monday night at the “Just Jazz” concert opening with a piece called “Basically Blues.” Jennifer Lindsey, a second-year theater student, attended the concert as a class requirement, but highly anticipated some of the music selections, particularly music by Chick Corea. The concert consisted of performances […]

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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 […]