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Overcoming Tragedy

Four days earlier, Jasmine Vanderhorst had turned 19. Four days earlier, she had been among the top Florida A&M students. Four days earlier, she had an older brother who admired her. And then he was murdered. Vanderhorst’s life has never been the same. The young industrial engineering student remembers clearly […]

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Students Learn Vet and Land Sciences through Ag Discovery

Florida A&M treated several young scientists this month to a two-week practical journey into the world of animal and environmental sciences. For the eighth, consecutive year, FAMU hosted the annual U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored Ag Discovery program, bringing together teens from around the country to the state capital. One student […]

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Mission: Helping Others

At age 25, Chika Ofunani, a former student counselor at Florida A&M University’s Sunshine Manor and the current Coordinator of FAMU’s Women’s Center, has obligated herself and time to bettering the community through her counseling and mentoring. Ofuani, a Tallahassee native, became interested in psychology after taking an advanced placement […]

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At Farm Fest 2011: A Little Bit of Orange, A Little Bit of Green

“Don’t pick the peppers!” Associate Dean Lawrence Carter, Ph.d said over a megaphone to the dozens of men, women and children gathered for Florida A&M University’s Farm Fest Saturday. Too late, several attendees of the second annual event had already harvested a few crops from the university’s community development center […]

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Fire Ants Studio Features Local Photographer’s Work

Fire Ants Studio featured a local photographer’s work last Friday. The exhibit, entitled “From Here to There… and Back Again, showcased several pictures from Christian Harkness at Railroad Square’s monthly first Friday event, a gathering of local artists, musicians and unique food vendors for residents. It was the studio’s third-anniversary […]

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FAMU Women Walk their Way to Better Health

    Florida A&M women walked together nearly every day the past week in a bid to improved their health. Organized by FAMU’s Women’s Center, the seven-day walk was a challenge to get women together. It was part of a larger effort this summer to improve women’s health awareness that […]

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Children’s Charity Hopes Tennis Can Spread Message

When more than a dozen advanced and intermediate tennis players competed last weekend, championships and titles were the furthest thing from their minds.  These men and women, many professionals from around the cities and others religious leaders, were participating in the first of what a youth charity hopes to be […]

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Mother’s Day Message: Roscoe Thompson

There are no words that can justifiable describe the love that I have for my mother. The enduring bond she and I share is merely incalculable. She truly is my best friend. From her, I have learned to put my trust in God and lean on His word and not […]

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Lisa Jackson Urges Greener America

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson pressed the need for American society to become more energy efficient during her address to hundreds of Florida A&M graduates and their parents and friends Saturday. Just ahead of the afternoon session of FAMU’s Spring Commencement, Jackson fielded questions from student media […]

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FAMU PD Lacks Much-Needed Equipment to Fight Crime

The Florida A&M University Police Officer’s Union says its members are ill equipped to handle major or violent crimes on campus, and worry about their ability to keep students safe.



 At a recent Board of Trustees meeting, officer Stacey Youmans said the union had raised the issue six years ago […]