Positive thinking conquers even most cynical

I must’ve spent all my creative juices downing Halle “T & A” Berry last week, because it seems that I don’t have a single thing to blast this week.

Rattlers, you may want to put this particular week in history. I have nothing bad to say about any celebrity in this particular issue of The Famuan.

No FAMU employees or organization is going to get slammed in this column.

I tried. Oh, how I tried!

But I couldn’t seem to come up with anything.

It’s been a great week. Janet Jackson set Hawaii on fire with her farewell concert on Sunday. Vonetta Flowers, a woman who didn’t touch a bobsled until the age of 26, became the first black Winter Olympic gold medalist and Storm is finally going to get her groove back with that cute little surfer guy, the latent mutant now known as Slipstream.

Hey, if you don’t read “X-Treme X-Men,” don’t ask about that last statement. It’s a big deal. Just trust me.

I’ve sat for hours trying to think of a new victim for this week’s column. I simply can’t do it.

Sure, Andrea Yates is on trial for murdering five of her children, but even I have a small bit of respect for the dead.

I won’t even mention R. Kelly’s legal troubles, because I feel that pedophiles are not deserving of my time or space.

This week, I’m only focusing on the positives. We finally have warm weather. The free food that students on the campaign trail are giving away saves me a trip to the cafe. Aaliyah’s “Queen Of The Damned” has hit the theaters and my baby cousin just turned 2-years-old.

Can this be it, Rattlers? Is this the end of a cynical era? Is J. Danielle Daniels finally on the road to positive thinking? Will you see me on the Set one day, smiling and hugging a tree?


After all, the Grammys come on this week. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of material to rant about then.

J. Danielle Daniels, 20, is a sophomore political science student from Dallas. She can be reached at rattlerbrat@hotmail.com. She serves as the Deputy Opinions Editor.