Opinions

Opinions

Extra money from scholarships non-existent for some students

It’s that time of year again. The time that every Rattler knows well: net check return season. Whether the amount is $500, $1,000 or even $2,000, students often anticipate receiving these refund checks of leftover funds to make car payments, buy groceries, buy  books and cover all other excess and […]

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Balloon incident a bit too much

We have satellites that can see ants in a basement in Queens, N.Y., yet we are still blowing money on wild goose chases. The course of action seems logical at first. Someone goes missing and immediately, police and government agents look for the first possible place where he or she […]

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Twerk Team sets bad example for younger children

Unlike the other editorial, this opinion piece is not to invite the vivacious young ladies to my graduation party. After I did my research on who the girls were, I did not like what I saw because it was disrespectful and tasteless. Not just to me, but for themselves and […]

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Obama administration progressing very slowly

It has been nine months since the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. Unfortunately, I have yet to feel this highly anticipated “change.”                                                                                                                              As an inspiring media professional, I notice many news productions and political commentaries focus on the negative aspects of his administration […]

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Peace prize in question

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his strides in international diplomacy. The Nobel Committee cited the president for his “his continuous dialogue, in efforts to improve international relations, and working toward a world free of nuclear weapons.”  The tone of the President’s acceptance speech was humble. He […]

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Famuan news coverage too similar to tabloids and blogs

In the October 7 issue of The Famuan, the news section ran a story titled “Three arrested in credit card fraud scheme.” In the story, the writer reveals the names of several people that were involved in a credit card scandal. The mug shots plastered next to the story may […]

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Concert acts monotonous and tacky

Since I have been at Florida A&M University, the homecoming concert has been kind of abominable. Many of the students at our university choose to skip the event all together. Why? Because many students could care less about the acts that perform at the venue. Honestly, it’s nothing but coonery. […]

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FAMU in need of aid in financial department

Although Florida A&M has made plenty of strides in other areas, there’s still work to be done. There seems to be an issue when it comes to financial aid. But the irony is it happens every year. I’m not referring to the students who do their FAFSA forms the day […]

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Woman shoots, kills husband

R. Kelly definitely said it best. “When a woman’s fed up, it ain’t nothing you can do about it.” On Wednesday, Ericka McElroy shot and killed her husband in the garage of their Las Vegas home. He had been abusing her for the past 10 years of their lives together. […]

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Obama should listen to historians

Afghanistan is once again the leading source in news stories across the nation. The country that became a household name in American households following the attacks on Sept. 11 has become one of the top issues President Barack Obama is going to have to address in his infant presidency. ABC […]