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Suspects in violent cases are getting younger

 On Tuesday an 8-year-old girl in Hayes, west London, claims she was raped by two 10-year-old boys, while playing near her home. The boys were arrested on the suspicion of rape, questioned and then released on bail. Neighbors said the little girl was recently allowed to play in the park […]

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Death toll signals need for change

All wars start with enthusiasm. Countries on both sides believe they will be the clear victors in whatever is the conflict of the day.  America is no different. We charge in, face-first, guns blazing and saluting the flag with M4 Carbines and Desert Eagles. We devastate countries with very little […]

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CBS five inspire student reporters

After walking into Hotel Duval last Thursday, I was mesmerized by the ambiance and style of the hotel. I felt as if I wasn’t in Tallahassee. From the valet parking to everyone walking in looking important, it really felt like we were in a different atmosphere. As I was lifted […]

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Nightlife becoming a bit too risky

On Saturday night, at one of the many homecoming parties going on for the weekend, a student was stabbed several times. This shocking event is all the more horrifying because it didn’t happen in a back alley late at night, or under the cover of shady dealings on a street […]

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Alumni show financial support

There is no place like home, Florida A&M’s homecoming to be exact. On Saturday thousands of people traveled to the university’s campus to celebrate FAMU’s 2009 homecoming. Some students believe that once they graduate they will never come back; more than likely they will. FAMU impacts student’s lives positively, and […]

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Emergency declaration too late

The spreading of  the H1N1 virus like wild fire, has triggered President Obama to declare it as a national emergency.    But with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating that 46 states have been infected with the swine flu, it seems as though Obama’s announcement on Oct. 24 is […]

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FAMU alum should flash more green than orange

This weekend tens of thousands of Rattler Alumni will once again grace the Hill to celebrate the proud tradition of homecoming. Many alumni will walk the campus in awe of the new renovations and additions. Earlier this week, I passed two alumni doing just that. As they observed the new […]

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Networking vital in tight times

It’s homecoming season! But students are still scrambling for jobs. During a time where bliss and cheer is supposed to fill the air, an upsetting reality has some students feeling the opposite. The job market is still jagged and employers are only recruiting for internships. Graduates this semester will have […]

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Tot’s rant reveals bigger issue

A YouTube video flagged “not suitable for minors,” stars a toddler, who couldn’t be any older than the age of five, swearing as if she writes scripts for Comedy Central. At first glance, you expect to hear just a few bad words from a video titled “Foul Mouth Little Black […]

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Alum deserve to be welcomed

Homecoming 2009. The campus spirit just is not here. Even though we are well into the middle of the most anticipated week of the year, it still doesn’t feel quite like homecoming. Is it the wavering concert performers? Or maybe it’s the cold, crispy mornings we’ve had recently. Whatever it […]