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Outpouring of support for Haitian-American Rattlers

Little by little, Haitian students shared their sadness with peers and faculty members at an informal meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. hosted by the FAMU Campus Ministry. Some students reported they were able to speak with their relatives, while others said they are praying to receive a text message or […]

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Students empathize with Haiti’s tragedy

Florida A&M students held a prayer vigil around the Eternal Flame for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti on last night. The earthquake registered a 7.0, on the Richter scale, shook the city of Port-au-Prince Tuesday evening. According to a CNN iReport, the death toll is estimated to exceed […]

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Rattlers bundle up in the face of record lows

Many Florida A&M students returned from the winter break surprised by the unusually cold weather that hit the city during the holidays. According to the weather.com, since Jan. 3, the city has experienced a severe low of 22 degrees and a maximum high of 43 degrees.  Temperatures reached as low […]

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FAMU reaccredited

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) announced that Florida A&M‘s accreditation has been reaffirmed. FAMU was accredited by the SACSCOC in 1935 as the first historically black college or university to become a member of the SACSCOC. It was announced that FAMU would be placed […]

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Franklin still president

It has been nearly three months since members of the student Senate impeached Gallop Franklin but he still remains SGA President. The 39th student Senate cited nonfeasance of duties, in particular his failure to select a chief justice for the student Supreme Court in the allotted time. This action stemmed […]

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Road project planned

The city of Tallahassee announced a $54 million project to extend FAMU Way. This project is being completed to ease traffic congestion but will force nine residents to move from their homes. The details of the construction were discussed at a breakfast held at Smith-Williams Community Center, in light of […]

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Rattlers mourn baseball player

Florida A&M students gathered Friday night to mourn the death of fellow student, Antonio Burke. A candlelight vigil was held in honor of the former baseball player Friday night. Family members could  not be reached for details regarding his death.  A cause of death has not been officially released. Burke, […]

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Commencement nears for seniors

On Dec. 11, 692 Florida A&M students, mark the end of one journey and the begin another.According to Sharon Saunders, chief communications officer from the Office of Public Affairs, the commencement ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, in the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium. Doors […]

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Student to deploy soon

On Dec. 1, President Barack Obama announced a 30,000-troop surge in Afghanistan beginning next year.  On Jan. 1, I will be boarding a plane to the combat zone.  Our president doesn’t waste any time.   While many graduates will be celebrating their graduation weekend attending parties or going out with friends […]

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Dorm fines disputed

New locations, friends and a better education are just a few things students look forward to when coming to college. But there are some things they do not look forward to, dorm fines. Rose Jean, resident assistant of the Paddyfote Complex dormitory, said dorm rules and fines are enforced to […]