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April Fool’s pranks can be cruel and unamusing

April Fool’s Day jokes seem to never go out of style. Much thought and consideration is put into devising the perfect prank, and each year bystanders are hit. We have all seen what Ashton Kutcher can do behind the scenes and how easily he can pull one over on the […]

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Legal guns on campus may cause more harm

Getting a gun permit might be added on the to-do list for many. In reaction to tragedies such as the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University massacre, twelve states are considering a bill that will allow people with concealed-weapon permits to carry guns at public universities. According to the Associated […]

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Student body president speaks on legislation

Hello again Rattlers, This week I hope to expound upon the important initiatives being undertaken within the Florida Legislature and Florida A&M University community that you should be cognizant of. Differential Tuition On last week, we discussed the progress made by bills in both the Florida House and Senate, providing […]

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Gang violence still major issue

The shooting at the McDonalds/Circle K station on Lake Bradford Road on March 29 that left Curtis Brown, 26, dead and six others injured has been receiving a lot of attention. The common nightclub “let-out” location and the age of the shooters and victims, has impacted many students. The amount […]

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Men express love in a questionable way

When a man loves a woman he does not hit her because she danced with someone at a party or because she made a ham sandwich instead of turkey. In a recent segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah talked to young men who beat the women they claimed they […]

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Budget cuts affect FCAT retakes

It has been years, but I can still remember hearing my mother’s voice in the back of my head. She reminded me of how important it was to finish my homework and get “my lessons” completed. As young adolescents, many of us are taught to do our best the first […]

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Ciara’s new look sparks debate

R&B artist Ciara entered her musical career singing “not my goodies,” and now it seems that she is giving up all of her goodies. “My Goodies” portrayed Ciara’s innocence with lyrics in the song such as “you’re insinuating that I’m hot but these goodies boy are not.” Recently, it seems […]

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Gang’s violence hurt innocent

Gang violence is bad enough. For the sake of a gang, families are torn apart, children are corrupted, and then those corrupted children are a part of a violent and counter-productive lifestyle, usually culminating in a violent death. Gangs are troublesome enough when they’re killing each other.  They could be […]

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The sour side of purchasing a lemon

Shelby is her name, 89 ethanol is her game. Standing a mere 5 feet off the ground and less than 3,000 pounds, I think she looked great in her prime. It’s a shame that after only 12 years she’s considered nearly obsolete. I know I’ve added to her deterioration. My […]

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People consider drastic options in bad economy

Nowadays talk of the economy can bring sadness among individuals – and for good reason. Countless people have been left without a job. It has definitely affected the automotive industry. People just don’t seem to want to purchase vehicles. Who could blame them? With the cost of living and gas […]