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Katrina victims still in distress

It’s been four years and four days since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast Region.  The storm claimed the lives of close to 2,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. There is no question that it was the worst natural disaster this country has ever seen.  People died, […]

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Crist appointees lack credentials

There’s a saying that goes: “if you want something done right, make sure you do it yourself.” Gov. Charlie Christ is obviously looking to prove that saying wrong. His strategy seems to be, if you want something done right, send your inexperienced clone to do it. In light of U.S. […]

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Letters signal new beginnings (part 1)

When I decided to apply for a staff position at The Famuan, the act was sort of routine. When the classes open each semester, I usually create my schedule to have some “Famuan time” in there. This student-run newspaper has a staff of nearly 30 people working behind it to […]

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True friends bring comfort in crisis

In 2005, straight off the plane from Miami, I stepped onto the Hill in painted-on jeans that exposed my tattooed back, a long side ponytail with the patented slicked back edges, and a funky attitude. This country school, with all these hills and lame people-I’m just here to get this […]

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Bad economy may spark renaissance

It’s amazing how time flies. I took a peek at the calendar recently and realized that this graduation season marks 20 years since I wore the cap and gown. When I graduated from Howard University in 1989, media jobs were plentiful; journalism was a growth industry. Back then I looked […]

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Toddler treated like leper because of rare condition

Imagine not being able to feed or dress yourself. Imagine not being able to touch other people or even hug your loved ones. Now, imagine not being able to do all of those things, and imagine being only a toddler.  People sometimes take life’s most simple pleasures for granted, and […]

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Protest over “J-School” professors pointless

“What about the students?” read the sign of one student protestors that was pictured on the cover of  last Wednesday’s Famuan newspaper. Students made signs to protest the recommendation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication release unqualified personnel.       […]

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Budget cuts may hurt salaries

Dear Rattlers, As you may know, the Florida Legislature is considering significant budget cuts to public higher education in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1, 2009.  In anticipation of that, Florida A&M University  is in the process of identifying wide-ranging budget reduction recommendations that will be considered […]

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A bright future is promised ahead

After four years plus, the robe is coming on and the hat will be thrown off. In nine days, I will have accomplished a goal and lived a dream for my family members, as well as myself.     On May 3 at 6 p.m., I will grace the stage in […]

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Ten tickets allotment adequate

 Many graduates have complained about the recent ticket requirement for the May 3 graduation ceremony featuring speaker former President Bill Clinton. According to The Famuan, each registered graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Architecture, the Environmental Science Institute, and the College of Law will receive […]