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Fight leads to release of tear gas at Cram Jam

Sergeant Westbrook, a Florida A&M police officer, confirmed that tear gas was released into a crowd to end a fight during the annual Cram Jam event late Sunday night. “We got out here and it sounded like a shot had been fired, so we fired tear gas. I walked up […]

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Safety tips shared to help deter local theft

Tallahassee protection services and student housing administrators agree that students can significantly decrease their chances of summer home burglaries. Lt. Nancy Burnes, the head of the crime prevention unit at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, said burglars commonly enter homes that are unsecured by homeowners. “Make sure the house is […]

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Student opens clothing boutique

Inside the Pepper Flower Boutique there is a variety of clothing including short and long satin and cotton dresses of different prints. There are navy blue and white strapless one-piece jumpsuits, jeans, bikinis and a white bathing suit with a plunging v-neck, pink hearts and lace—which look more like lingerie. […]

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SGA allocates $20,000 for FAMU students to print ‘courtesy copies’

For the first time in FAMU history, the Student Government Association allocated $20,000 for students to print free copies in the Coleman Library until the end of the semester. Students started to print and copy free of charge on Tuesday. Student body vice president elect Breyon Love, 20, said his […]

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FAMU gets it–initiatives underway to make the university greener

Florida A&M’s Environmental Health & Safety Department takes the lead in cutting the university’s carbon footprint. There are more than 200 recycling bins in various administrative offices, classroom buildings and other convenient locations across campus. Senior Environmental Specialist Ryan Mitchell said that their department works with a tight budget. “We […]

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Vigil held for FAMU’s Brandon Brinson

“Vibrant, sharp-minded and playful” were the words friends and relatives used to describe Brandon Brinson at a memorial service held Thursday afternoon by the eternal flame. “He was very out going, very happy-go-lucky and he played Pop Werner football,” said Linda Howard, Brinson’s mother. More than 20 relatives attended Brinson’s […]

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FAMU’s predicted budget cuts drastically decrease

At the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, President James Ammons said the Board of Governors now has to distribute appropriations and allocations to each university. The Florida legislature has submitted the budget for the entire State University System. “Based on what we know from the draft, the budget cuts […]

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Student Government Association holds final senate meeting

Monday night, Florida A&M’s Student Senate held its last senate meeting of the year. Newly elected senate president Iman Sandifer conducted the meeting. Student Body Vice President Breyon Love was one of the guests of the meeting, emphasizing his vision for the upcoming year of “creating a more cohesive student […]

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Kendrick Meek answers the call

Amid daunting fi nancial times and job market instability, Florida college studentsput down their books and picked up their phones Tuesday evening seeking answers from U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek. The 1984 Florida A&M graduate and congressman representing the 17th district of Florida held a statewide conference call discussing the […]

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Board of Trustees meet this week

With the legislative session coming to an end this month, the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday and Thursday still trying to figure out what programs may be affected by budget cuts. “We will know the percentage that we’ll have to cut at the end of the […]