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Medical marijuana benefits citizens

Marijuana legalization is a popular issue in this generation. Since Colorado and Washington passed legislation legalizing recreational use of it, some wonder if other states, including Florida, should follow suit. In Tallahassee, an initiative has already begun to get medical marijuana legislation on the ballot. When listening to local radio […]

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A much-needed conversation

Florida State University student Amanda “Mandy” Thurston drew criticism last week for racist remarks, which she blamed on hackers hijacking her social media account. “Welcome to FAMU…I mean FSU,” read the post, followed by three emojis crying laughing and the hashtag #monkeyseverywhere. We, at The Famuan, appreciate the important conversations […]

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Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson is a fourth year newspaper journalism student from Jacksonville, Fla. His love for journalism and writing shines from his numerous awards and outstanding resume. Discovering his passion for writing while in high school, Matthew immediately became involved in playwriting, poetry and his school newspaper. Since then Matthew’s chosen […]

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Kikora N. Mason

Kikora N. Mason is a senior psychology and journalism student from Tallahassee, Fla. As a third generation Rattler, this is Kikora’s first year as an editor for The Famuan. Upon transferring to FAMU from Fisk University last fall, she took an interest in becoming active in FAMU’s progressive student media […]

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Kiara Benschop

Kiara Benschop is a third year Public Relations major from Philadelphia. This is her first year working at the Famuan as the assistant multimedia editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and taking pictures. After graduation she plans to move to Atlanta and work in entertainment PR.

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Texsena Scott

Texsena Scott is a senior Broadcast journalism student and French minor from Jacksonville, Fla. This is her first year as deputy news editor for The Famuan. She is a fun and determined person that always have a smile on her face. After she graduates, she plans to attend graduate school. […]

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Courtney Ralls

Courtney Ralls is a senior public relations and Spanish minor student from Pensacola. On campus, she serves as the director of special events for FAMU’s Chapter of NABJ and a member of National Council of Negro Women. Outside of school, she is a mentor through Big Brother Big Sister and […]

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Karisa Olds

Karisa Olds is a 22-year-old broadcast journalism student with a minor in psychology from the beautiful city of Graceville, Fla. by way of Columbus, Ga. She is the youngest of four. She received her Associate of Arts degree from Chipola College in Marianna, Fla then decided to further her education at […]

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Ciera Hall

Ciera Hall a third generation rattler, is a second year Graphic Design student from the beautiful city of Tampa. Since being at FAMU she has embraced her passion for photography and design. She has become involved with organizations such as Famu’s Graphic Arts Club, the Marching “100” (Flag Corp), NAACP […]

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Letters signal new beginnings (part 2)

 In a rush to wrap things up, I realized I never ended my term as editor-in-chief with the standard goodbye letter.       After a short but bittersweet four months and 40 issues later, my reign as EIC came to a close last spring.       So as I welcome a close friend into […]