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FAMU Connection a key recruiting team

Florida A&M has the “juice” right now and The FAMU Connection is the reason why. The FAMU Connection is an organization comprised of students and staff members who put together a production in order to recruit new students to the university. The production requires the cast to be able to […]

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Senate denies student position on Judicial Branch

Senators and students gathered in the Senate chambers Monday for their weekly meeting. SGA associate justice Titilayo Okuwa was confirmed for a position on the Judicial Branch after 10 affirmative votes, five abstentions and one no vote by the 16 senators in attendance. But it didn’t end there. A debate […]

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Local shoppers react to Walmart’s new gun policies

After weeks of pressure from gun control advocates, Walmart has discontinued the sale of handgun ammunition and semi-automatic weapon ammunition in all stores across the United States. Walmart has also requested that customers no longer openly carry their weapons in states where open carry is legal. Walmart employees received a […]

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FAMU supports Bahamian students

Faculty and staff at Florida A&M came together Wednesday evening to help students and their families who’ve been affected by Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas for 48 hours, leaving the islands in horrific conditions. With homes destroyed and people still missing, FAMU administrators utilized their tools […]

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SJGC welcomes three new faculty members

FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication welcomed three new faculty members as the 2019-2020 academic year got underway last week: Will Ayers Jr., Hillary Speed and Jeff Wilkinson. Ayers, a visiting professor who graduated from FAMU in 2008 with a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism before going on to earn […]

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New parking lots set to open

Florida A&M University has more in store for the 2019-2020 academic school year than many expected. On Aug. 26, during the first Student Government Association Student Senate meeting, the student relations committee chair, Zoë Mitchell, mentioned that a new parking lot was in the works. Many students have complained about […]

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Royal Court takes unwanted heat

Five months into their reign the FAMU Royal Court for the 2019-2020 academic year has been receiving some unwanted heat from fellow Rattlers and alumni. Court members were recently criticized on social media after some did wear makeup during acts of service as the new semester was getting underway. The […]

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Local retirement home prepared for power outages

With tropical storms on the move, one local nursing home has prepared for the unknown. Hurricane season begins in early June and ends late November. During that time senior living facilities make arrangements to ensure the safety of residents and staff. Tapestry Senior Lakeshore Living Executive Director Tom Zukowski said […]

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Housing costs outweigh tuition for college students

There’s no question that college can be costly and a heavy expense for those pursuing higher education. But as college costs increase, studies reveal that housing is the biggest single expense for most students attending public schools. Attending college can be expensive for many reasons including tuition, housing, books and […]