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Girl Scouts cookie sales crumbling

Regional councils for the Girl Scouts of the USA watch the negative impact the economy has had on cookie sales from January through early February of this year. There has been a 19 percent decrease in pre-order sales nationally, according to a press release issued by the Big Bend Area […]

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University PR office launches street team

Florida A&M University’s office of communications established a new branch of publicity to act as a liaison between the office and the student body. The street team, known as the “INFOrmants,” is an attempt by the office of communications to keep the campus community informed. “Our priority is to keep […]

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Band sends ‘thank-yous’

Members of Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 are taking time out to thank those who assisted with funding their trip to Washington for President Obama’s inaugural parade.        “We were really low on funding,” said Julian White, director of the marching 100. “So in order for us to make […]

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Gaither gym’s legacy lives on

In what was known as a “Farewell to Gaither Gymnasium,” alumni, students, and Rattler fans gathered to reminisce and enjoy the festivities as they witnessed the finale of a brilliant history of spirited showdowns in Gaither gym. The final two home basketball games in the historical Jake Gaither Gymnasium were […]

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FAMUPD beefs up cross-walk safety

Pedestrians on Florida A&M University’s campus deal with risks students cannot ignore. After two recent car accidents involving drivers and pedestrians, new precautions to ensure the safety of both parties on campus are being put into place. The FAMU police department has been revising the details of both accidents, and […]

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Green trip is a go for Power Shift attendees

Members of the Florida A&M University Green Coalition have received the funding necessary to make the trip to the Power Shift environmental summit in Washington, D.C. On Feb. 5, the organization received news that it would receive a housing grant from the organizers of Power Shift rather than a transportation […]

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Albertsons’ closing date nears

As the recession continues, more job losses are eminent. Albertson’s employee Kevin Merced, who was hired to work at the grocery store in late December, found out in January he would be out of a job soon. Merced, a Tallahassee Community College student said he was advised by Albertson’s management […]

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FAMU journalism alumni give back

Florida A&M University alumni, who are now media pioneers, traveled across the country to serve as instructors for this past weekend’s National Association of Black Journalists’ annual Short Course. The three-day teach-in gave undergraduate and graduate students from FAMU and other Universities the opportunity to work with industry professionals at […]

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Justice speaks at FAMU

“The constitution stands for what we can do when we are determined to make it work,” said Chief Justice Peggy Quince, who was the keynote speaker at the annual Florida A&M University Black History Month Convocation. Quince, the first African-American female chief justice in Florida, urged students to support the […]

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Flier exposes secret organization

In what looked like a pre-emptive strike two days before the kick off of the 2009 student government campaign season, the campus was blanketed by an anonymous newsletter alleging that the university is dominated by members of a secret society. The bright orange fliers were scattered throughout Florida A&M University […]