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King loses crown

Former King of Orange and Green, Travis Roberts, lost his crown due to failure to meet academic requirements of the royal court. According to Roberts, the criterion to maintain the crown is having a 2.5 grade point average from the time of election until the end of the upcoming school […]

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FAMU football player grazed by bullet after game

UPDATED 12:40 a.m. Shots were fired within an hour after Florida A&M’s football opener yesterday against Delaware State. According to Florida A&M University police Lt. Norman Rollins, the shooting occurred on Wahnish way and Howard Hall near Bragg Memorial Stadium. Three people were reportedly shot in front of the FAMU […]

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Local editors join SJGC’s faculty

    This semester, local media professionals replaced relinquished professors of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication.     The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools made a recommendation the week of March 29 not to renew the contracts of any professors within SJGC who did not have a master’s degree. […]

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Dining Hall’s new modern look is a big hit

     After an approximate $2 million renovation project, students are more than excited to dine in the campus cafeteria.      The FAMU dining hall in the Student Services Center on Wahnish Way opened its doors on August 16. The construction started in May and was completed after two months.       […]

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Florida schools get rid of exam

As of July 1, students enrolled in any public Florida college or university will no longer have to take the College-Level Academic Skills Test.    However, students must still meet the CLAST requirement of maintaining a 2.5 grade point average in both English and math courses.                  […]

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SGA inauguration plans ready

        The Franklin & Hayes Administration geared up for this week’s Florida A&M University Student Government Association Presidential Inauguration activities.     Such activities included a senate meeting Monday night and the SGA Explosion, which took place Tuesday night in the Grand Ballroom.     Gallop Franklin and Calvin Hayes will […]

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Destitute dorms an eyesore

    Many of the 3,300 freshmen at Florida A&M University are finding that there is no room for them on “The Hill.”     President James Ammons said the university is pleased with the increase in enrollment, however FAMU needs more beds.     “Renovations for Polkinghorne Village, an 800-bed facility, would […]

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Reaves up against criminal charges

According to Taylor County Police Department, Florida A&M University’s Sophomore Class President Caleb Reaves was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious battery of a child. Reaves, 18, was arrested on June 11 and released on bond the same day. He allegedly had sex with his 14-year-old paternal male cousin. […]

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Convocation kicks off school year

In an effort to welcome new students on campus, President James Ammons presided over the annual president’s convocation at Florida A&M University’s Gaither Gym. In addition to 27 faculty members that shared the stage with Ammons, there was Gallop Franklin, student body president; Calvin Hayes, student body vice president; and […]

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FAMU student killed during break

One arrest has been made in the Overtown shooting that killed Florida A&M University student Michelle Coleman this summer.       At a news conference on August 19, Miami Police Chief John Timoney said that 18-year-old Rodney Miller was one of the suspects in the shooting spree.      On July 6, Coleman attended […]