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The spread of modern racism

Two topics that seems to forever plague American society are race and heritage. From the theft of this land from Native Americans, all the way to the atrocities of the slave trade, hatred has definitely divided our society.  The Irish, Italians and Jews underwent harsh treatment upon their arrival to […]

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Youth should be taught lessons about violence

People have either forgotten what their parents taught them as kids, or they just weren’t listening in the first place.  One of the first lessons any child is taught is violence never solves anything. Children are taught that hitting is unacceptable and that any problem can and should be solved […]

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Officer needed more protection

It seems like the world is getting angrier and more hostile, and then using that anger to harm others. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, an officer for the Leon county sheriff’s office was murdered while working as a confidential informant. The undercover officer, Constance Dupont, was killed by a hit […]

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Candidates must reach out to all of the students

It is campaign season again and I had hopes of running for Miss FAMU, but the recession ruined that idea. I would’ve taken an entirely new approach, because we all know most of the time the people who really want it never win. Most candidates that run for Miss FAMU […]

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Plastic surgery poses threats

America is called the land of the free, but it should be called the land of the knife. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2002 the United States was the leading country for cosmetic surgeries with 90, 992 procedures. And market research group, Freedonia Group, is […]

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City improvements on the way

Throughout President Barack Obama’s speeches, he constantly mentions “shovel-ready” projects. While there is no formal definition for “shovel-ready” projects, Obama defines it as nationwide projects where plans and approvals are secured and people could be put to work right away once funding is in place. This is good news because […]

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Cartoon’s message stirs up controversy

Many of us stood with our hands over our chests during school as we pledged allegiance to the flag of America, stressing the words, “One nation under God.” While we are one human race it seems that the socially constructed term of race still remains prominent. Things seem to be […]

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Good teachers deserve awards

Teachers come a dime a dozen. However, that does not necessarily mean that all of them are skilled, therefore the ones with the aptitude for educating students should be applauded and perhaps even rewarded. When it comes to recognizing teachers in Tallahassee, Superintendent Jackie Pons is unquestionably the man for […]

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Students have little options for delivery

Over the weekends many freshmen make the decision to stay in and order some food rather than go out; they consider that an okay night. However they have one set back when they are asked, “Where would you like that delivered?” Gumby’s Pizza is located on 623 W. Tennessee St. […]