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Students scramble to get enough graduation tickets

After what has been a tumultuous year of coping with the coronavirus pandemic, Florida A&M University decided in early March to host in-person spring commencement ceremonies which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and continue through the weekend. With many graduating seniors overjoyed by an in-person graduation — the first […]

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Bill aims to protect Florida’s Black cemeteries

Florida lawmakers are considering legislation — House Bill 37 and companion Senate Bill 222 — that will create a task force on identifying abandoned African-American cemeteries. The bill would require administrative support and members of the task force will file and commemorate these cemeteries. Cheyenne Cannon is married with children […]

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Jackson to make sure SGA elections run smoothly

On the first day of each year millions of people set both short- and long-term goals worth accomplishing. After a week, most forget they ever existed. There are few able to summon enough self-discipline and courage to seize the opportunity to make these goals a reality. John Jackson III, a […]

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Vaccine’s side effects take toll on some

  After emphatically proclaiming five months ago that the COVID-19 vaccination would only be for those age 65 and older, Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida have officially opened the vaccine up to those age 18 and older. Teenagers who are 16 and 17 may also receive […]

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Sustainable Tallahassee promotes community involvement

Leon County hosted their 8th Sustainability Summit this week. The theme this year focused on “Sustainability in Action.” Sustainable Tallahassee hosted a week filled with events featuring Beekeeping 101, Composting 101, a live cooking class, etc. via Zoom. The theme encourages attendees to take the information they have learned and […]

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Is Florida under-counting COVID-19 deaths?

‘ The number of Floridians who have died from COVID-19 is approaching 34,000, according to the state of Florida, but a recent study by the American Journal of Public Health suggests that the number is actually much higher by thousands of cases. In April 2020, it became clear that Florida […]

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COVID lawsuit protection bill signed into law

As the country gradually opens up the state of Florida has officially shed light on protection for Florida businesses and healthcare providers. As of March 29, Senate Bill 72 is officially effective. SB 72 is in place for civil liability for damages relating to COVID-19; specifying requirements for civil actions […]