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Opinions

When will the fight be over?

Centuries of women have been trying to uproot the misogyny ridden foundation of society, picking up their pitchforks and taking to the streets in demand for basic human rights, individual freedoms and a level playing field. Though we have better education and more freedoms than once allowed to women, have […]

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Does FAMU care about its female athletes?

In 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed to ensure in part that women and men participating in athletics get an equal opportunity. Yet 50 years later, women’s athletic teams still struggle to receive the same support as male athletic teams. Data has shown that women’s athletic teams […]

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The social media effect

Social media has taken society by storm. According to a survey conducted by University of Nevada’s School of Medicine, over 90% of teenagers use social media and approximately 75% have at least one social media profile by the age of 17.  While social media has enabled people to build relationships, […]

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Retrofit Records swims against the tide

Tucked between Vanity Affair One Stop Glam Shop and 1 Touch Barbershop, Retrofit Records remains Tallahassee’s beloved record store that’s home to both classic and modern records. Sharod Bines, the sole owner of Retrofit Records, noted that Black musicians like Sun Ra, Nina Simone, Lee Morgan, Fela Kuti, Madlib, MF […]

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Gap years should be normalized

People usually associate taking a gap year with being “behind” their peers, but since when did our journey’s become the same?  A gap year could be a year or just a select number of semesters of outside experience. If someone is running a relay race, at some point they must […]

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Defining ‘womanhood’

What makes a woman a woman? To care, to cater, to lightly toast a child’s bread on Saturday morning? The mundane practice of repetition in fulfilling the needs of others? It is an almost cynical question shrouded in misogynistic idealism that produces nothing but closed minded cognition. Practice makes perfect. […]

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Recovering from a deadly turn

The night of November 5th is remembered as pure horror due to the heart-rending events that transpired at the Travis Scott Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Texas. The 2021 festival resulted in 10 deaths, caused by compression asphyxia from the swelling crowd of attendees that had no breathing room or […]