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Washington rallies economic ambition

  Since its publishing in 1901, Booker T. Washington’s “Up From Slavery” still draws criticism from those claiming to have the interest of black folks in mind. Reading the book, however, leaves no room to question Washington’s true allegiance to the progression of his people. “At the bottom of education, […]

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Eatery Fattens pockets

  Students trying to grab a quick bite to eat, in time for their next class, may want to rid themselves of the McDonald’s and Zaxby’s lunch routine. Fat Sandwich, located on 825 Railroad Avenue, is a cheaper and healthier cuisine alternative that’s heating up the competition, while satisfying taste […]

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Sophomore launch for LGBT

With the start of each school year at Florida A&M, well-established groups can expect droves of eager, motivated hopefuls. At the other end of the spectrum are groups that barely anyone knows about. One such organization, the FAMU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender pride group, is hoping to change that this […]

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South Africa Fights AIDS

SOWETO, South Africa – Collin Williams’ long, French-tipped nails animatedly sliced through the air as he described the unique community in which he works, as if his piercing words and direct stare weren’t enough to capture its essence. The welcoming sounds of children chanting the alphabet and the consistent pop […]

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“Shut up and dance” preview

  It’s show season and the campus is buzzing about it. Florida A&M’s dance and modeling troupes are kicking off their fall showcases. Boyz of Poison is hosting “Shut Up and Dance” Saturday at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall. The compilation of entertainment consists of appearances from dance groups, step […]

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Tucker Hall boasts new theater

Faculty and students were eager for the renovation of Florida A&M University’s historic Tucker Hall, but now everyone is waiting to see the remodeling of the Charles Winter Wood Theatre.  “I think everyone is excited about it,” said Luther Wells, chairman of visual arts and humanities, and associate director of […]

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Sex series continues to create debate

Florida A&M University’s students and faculty are taking action to help solve the issue of rising AIDS/HIV rates in the black community. Students put on their third event in the Sexpectations series titled “Breaking the Silence: HIV/AIDS, Sexuality and the Black Church,” Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The campaign panel […]

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JoURney strives to give hope to young women

In a small building across from Tucker Hall sits individuals who have an itch to make a difference in the lives of young women across campus. Every Wednesday in Sunshine Manor from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., a support group, joURney, provides a relaxed and informal place for young women to […]

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Entrepreneur invents new electric hot comb

Since the age of six, Jason Ray knew he wanted to own a company overseas, and he did. “The only way I was going to accomplish anything in life was not to be a follower,” said Ray.   Ray recalled telling his mother his dream of being a successful international […]

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Young scholar excels

Ralph Jones, a 16-year-old engineering student from Atlanta, isn’t your ordinary college freshman. He has dedicated himself to his education, allowing him to excel academically. Jones’ family placed a high value on education throughout his childhood. Jones’ mother, a teacher, prepared Jones for a rigorous school curriculum at a young […]