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Rally ushers in President Mangum

Florida A&M students warmly greeted Elmira Mangum, the university’s 11th president, Friday at a welcome rally in front of Lee Hall. A large welcome banner draped across the white, historical architecture of the building. Mangum sat with a stern face, a face that said she was ready to be FAMU’s leader. Then a smile […]

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Essential Theatre previews ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

Florida A&M’s Essential Theatre previewed its first performance of “Five Guys Named Moe” on Wednesday night. Patdro Harris, director and choreographer for “Five Guys Named Moe,” said he was satisfied with the actors’ performance in the preview and appreciated the crowd support. “We have to keep getting better every night […]

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Unions seek to increase minimum wage

  A coalition of young worker union members, activists and students throughout Florida held a press conference calling for legislative action on issues that will have a direct impact on the future of Florida’s youth on Tuesday. Among the speakers was Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, who filed the bill to […]

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Honors Center celebrates Honors Week

Honors students at Florida A&M kicked off Honors Week today. The Honors Center’s first event encouraged students to join the program. Although it primarily targets freshman and sophomore students, it also allows students to apply for admission the first semester of their freshman year. Tuesday will mark the Honors Center’s […]

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Rattlers sweep NC A&T in three-game series

The Florida A&M baseball team pulled out the broomsticks for a three-game sweep against North Carolina A&T on Sunday. The Rattlers (10-16, 7-4 MEAC) swept the Aggies (11-16, 6-6 MEAC) in this weekend, winning a doubleheader 5-2 and 4-2 on Saturday and 11-7 on Sunday. Freshman pitcher Chase Jarrell had the hot hand Saturday, allowing two runs and striking […]

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The middle class is sinking

Americans are beginning to notice that being a part of the middle class is not all it’s cracked up to be. Perhaps Americans have been sold a utopian fallacy. In “The Road to Wigan Pier,” author George Orwell said the middle class is struggling to stay afloat. “We of the sinking middle […]

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Gas saving tips

As prices seem to be going up, people are searching for ways to save on gas.   According to Good Housekeeping, pulling out with a heavy foot is a fuel waster that also puts more emissions in the air, and driving with a foot on the brake pedal makes the […]

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Alumna raising money for African well project

Florida A&M alumna Sarah Lee  is raising funds to have a well drilled in Africa. Lee is working with The Water Project, which is a non-profit organization that creates access to clean water in sub-Saharan Africa. With the money Lee collects, a community in Africa will be able to access […]

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Student spring break destinations

For most college students, March only means one thing — spring break. With so many vacation options, students find themselves confused about where to vacation. Puerto Rico, South Beach, and Panama City Beach are among the many hot spots for spring break 2014. According to the website for the travel […]

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To be, or not to be?

The Tomato Players may be leaving Tallahassee, and the show won’t go on. They are a theatre troupe of actors who are devoted to providing an educational, interactive, and exciting theatrical experience for children of all ages. On Saturday, the players held a free theatre workshop at the LeRoy Collins […]