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Recent outbursts leave bad taste

It is no wonder why some international residents think Americans are uncouth. A few of the outbursts that have been vomiting across the national stage have been somewhat embarrassing, to say the least. Living in what USA Today referred to as, “a nation of boors,” I’ve learned to be prepared […]

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Security issues hit campuses here and nationwide

Just how safe are our college campuses? Four mishaps on campuses across the nation this past month is proof that security loopholes are prevalent everywhere. On September 3, a Spelman College student was fatally shot while walking through the Atlanta University Center. That weekend, a 17-year-old boy was taken into […]

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Giveaway pushes materialism

Children look to adults for answers they cannot answer themselves.            Sometimes adults do not realize when children are watching, but children are always learning. A classroom setting is not necessary to gain knowledge. One early Thursday evening, I was driving home from class listening to the radio. Tallahassee’s […]

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Fee hikes hurt middle class

In the spring 2009 Legislative session, Florida lawmakers proposed a bill that increased the driving fees for Floridians among other tax and fee hikes. Driving fees include original and renewed driver licenses, annual vehicle registrations and license tag purchases. On Sept. 1, the fee for a new driver license went […]

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Bright Futures is fading away

The 2009 Florida Legislature voted to change the standard for Bright Futures participation. Bright Futures is a scholarship program for Florida residents sponsored by the Florida Lottery. The changes include students no longer being required to take 12 credit hours each semester to receive the scholarship. They are now allowed […]

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Will recent shooting decrease turnout at future FAMU events?

Let’s review Saturday’s events: first football game of the season, FAMU is victorious with a win over Delaware State University with a crushing score of 21-12 and one of our players gets shot.     What doesn’t belong here? Usually cheering and the splash of cold Gatorade on the winning coach’s […]

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Obama’s message clear despite partisan obstruction

President Obama’s rousing speech to Congress on Wednesday sent a clear message: bipartisan bickering over health reform isn’t solving any problems. Since the proposed legislation made its public debut this past spring, Americans began to show their true colors. Petty slander toward President Obama has hallmarked talks of reform through […]

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American mission unclear

For nearly eight years America has occupied Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the war is worth fighting and the U.S. may send more troops to Afghanistan after months of publicly resisting an increase. He sounds confused. President Obama campaigned on ending the war but ordered an additional 21,000 […]

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Should there be a curfew for Leon County minors?

Recently, the Leon County police department has looked into instituting a curfew for minors, or “persons aged 17 and under.” This curfew is meant to keep the younger generations off the streets when they should be home, safe and away from potential harm.It could also be argued that the curfew […]

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Reaves coverage taken too far

Being a member of the press, I am all for freedom of speech. I have been known to ruffle some feathers with what some may deem “racy” or “tasteless” editorials. But the aforementioned are my opinions.Things are different when I am acting in the role of a reporter. My ethics […]