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Leaders should be held accountable

On September 25, a recruitment fair was hosted during the Atlanta Classic. Members of the Royal Court, Presidential Ambassadors and Student Government Association were supposed to be in attendance to recruit excited students to our university. However, most of the SGA officials were not present. Although SGA officials are not […]

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Stimulus offers relief

Writing skills must be up to par for the “stimulus package.”It sounded too good to be true when I first heard it. Student Government giving away $30,000 to the student body…unheard of! SGA President Gallop Franklin and Vice President Calvin Hayes set up this wonderful idea as  part of their […]

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Global relations in need of mending

There’s no doubt America’s political atmosphere is undergoing definitive changes that have the potential to change the way we’re perceived by the global community. Though the echoes of change are resounding throughout Capitol Hill, one thing that has remained the same is America’s foreign policy. As of now, the way […]

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What grinds Wesley’s gears?: Courtesy is a must across the board

Cordiality goes both ways when dealing with financial aid. “Can I please get my personal copy time stamped,” I said nicely to the administrative assistant in the registrars’ office. There wasn’t a hint of contention on my part, but with my request came a backlash of discord. “I’m not doing […]

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Obama right about West

President Obama called music artist Kanye West a jackass for his actions at MTV’s Video Music Awards. So what? Obama said that, off the record by the way, because West acted like one. There was no opinion in that. That statement was fact. According to dictionary.com, a jackass, in its […]

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Flu risks taken too lightly

    The presence of influenza in America today is becoming mundane.  People aren’t taking the flu seriously anymore.   Coughing, sneezing and itchy throats are ignored.  Certain individuals should be more concerned with the flu and its symptoms.  According to The Associated Press heart patients who catch the flu […]

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Barrington judged on attitude, not crime

Some people say I do not know Marcus Barrington well enough to write this piece. I knew him well enough to be one of only a handful of people selected to testify as a character witness during Marcus’ sentencing. So I believe this gives me a unique perspective on him […]

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Recent meningitis deaths should keep residents alert

Meningitis hits Tallahassee again. Everyone is still feeling the effects of the loss of Florida A&M University student Courtney Simms. Nearly two weeks later, another person has fallen victim to the disease. Lawson Mayfield was diagnosed with bacterial spinal meningitis on Monday. She was a recent graduate from Maclay School, […]

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Effort put into AIDS research should be appreciated

For the first time in 26 years, there has been success in an AIDS vaccine. Results from a team of researchers, which included Thai researchers, the U.S. Army and the National Institute of Health, were released in Bangkok, Thailand. According to researchers, the revamped vaccine cut the risk of becoming […]

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What grinds Wesley’s gears: Traditions taint freshmen elections

“No, I am not a freshman,” was the phrase I said to a doe-eyed and overly eager first year student yesterday.It has been a week since freshmen and graduate campaigns have started and I am so happy that they are over.Everywhere I went I was bombarded by zealous freshmen and […]