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Rude cops shoot down expectations

Growing up, I always thought cops were people worthy of respect. They seemed pretty impressive; they were strong men and women with guns, and they always seemed capable of catching the bad guys. I never wanted to be the robbers when my friends and I played Cops and Robbers because […]

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Experience should matter more

Decades ago, employment was almost guaranteed if a person had a bachelor’s degree. Four years at an institution would put a person at the top of the list of job applicants. Nowadays, it seems as if a four-year degree may be equivalent to a high school diploma. With so many […]

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FSU feeling the pain of severe budget cuts

Florida A&M University isn’t the only college in Tallahassee feeling the squeeze of a dwindling budget on its neck. While one could argue that FAMU’s problems are slightly larger than Florida State University’s,  there is no denying that the school has a few problems.  FSU is currently contemplating throwing out […]

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Court shouldn’t touch vote results

Most recently the student body of Florida A&M University has experienced confusion, uncertainty and misguidance in reference to the Student Body President and Vice-Presidential Election, which ended February 24, 2009.  Calvin and I were retroactively disqualified on the basis of a 2×6 banner, which  was located on the intersection of […]

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Silence results in the death of an 11-year-old bullying victim

We have all heard the saying “snitches get stitches.” In tough neighborhoods, people live by the phrase and absolutely refuse to tell what they see. But really, what is the big deal? If it’s confidential and no one knows that you told, why not speak your mind?     It’s a […]

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Alcohol is often first on parties’ V.I.P list

Besides showers bringing May flowers, April is also Alcohol Awareness Month.   Alcohol Awareness Month has been ongoing since 1987, and is sponsored by The National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Its purpose is to open the eyes of the American public to the impact and risks of alcohol abuse.  […]

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Paparazzi is locked on first family, won’t let go

 “Never too much,” the lyrics of the late soul singer Luther Vandross, will always have some significance when it involves a loving relationship. However, when it comes to the Obamas, there is such a thing as, “too much.” Many are joyful about the outcome of the 2008 Elections, but the […]

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The danger in studying abroad

Although studying abroad is a great opportunity for students to receive another view of life, it still poses some threat. According to the Associated Press, a University of Florida student studying in southern Africa has been found dead after getting caught in a river’s strong current. Thad Owens, 27, was […]

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Perpetual violence ruins society

It is a catch phrase that is often uttered in times of stress – six simple words that form a question that should instantly solve everyone’s problems. Can’t we all just get along? Apparently not. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, a third man was arrested in the gang-related shootout at […]

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Violent ex-leaders seek amnesty from officials

In Zimbabwe, an African nation still stinging from political transition, Joint Operations Command is attempting to make a stealthy getaway at the expense of a terrorized people. Joint Operations Command is an 11-member group of President Robert Mugabe’s top official lieutenants. According to an article in the New York Times, […]