Author: Ashley Bigbee | Staff Writer

Lifestyles Sports

Jai Smith shoots — and scores

Jai Smith, a fourth-year business administration student at FAMU, is a multifaceted artist renowned for his captivating photography and videographer work within the sports world. With an ability to capture moments, Smith’s photography transports viewers to new realms, where each piece of work can tell its story. According to Smith’s […]


FAMU alumna brings the university into the Rattlerverse

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University announced recently that it will be virtually breaking new ground by unveiling the “Rattlerverse”, the first official Metaverse for an HBCU within Meta Horizon Worlds. According to @famu_1887 on Instagram, the post described the Rattlerverse as “Crafted with detail, this immersive virtual world offers a […]


BOT forms search committee for football coach

The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the current status of finding the next head coach for the program.  The trustees encouraged alums, stakeholders, and football players to express opinions on who FAMU’s next head coach should be and how long hiring […]


Hip Hop Symposium a Demp Week highlight

DJ Demp Week continued on Wednesday as the Demp Foundation hosted a Hip-hop Symposium featuring panelists with unique and local perspectives on hip-hop today. The event, held at the Tallahassee Community College’s Center for Workforce Development, was one of many this week dedicated to Ghostown DJs and the “My Boo” […]


Willie Simmons leaving FAMU for Duke

Florida A&M University Athletic Director Tiffani-Dawn Sykes announced Monday that FAMU football coach Willie Simmons, who led FAMU to the HBCU national championship last month, is leaving the program after six seasons. Sykes said that Simmons had submitted his letter of resignation, which she approved, so he could pursue a […]


Frustrations mount over FSU snub

Former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Sen. Rick Scott expressed their concerns this past week over Florida State University’s exclusion from the College Football Playoff. On Sunday, Seminole fans from around the country were in disbelief as the CFP committee ranked both Texas and Alabama, who both […]


First-gen students overcome and achieve

National First-Generation College Celebration Day honors the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. It is celebrated annually on Nov. 8. The holiday ​​highlights first-gen college students. It offers a moment for them to celebrate their achievements, acknowledge their distinct challenges, and rally for greater support and inclusivity within […]


Out with the old and in with the new with ReNew Tallahassee

Seminole Grand, a popular housing option for students in Tallahassee, recently rebranded, changing their name to ReNew in October. The apartment complex, providing more than 1,500 beds, announced the new change on Instagram. Multi-Housing News reported over the summer that The Collier Cos. sold Seminole Grand to FPA Multifamily for […]


New course on Black beauty available for spring

Florida A&M’s College of Social Sciences Arts and Humanities recently approved a new course titled Black Beauty: Women’s Images and National Identity for spring 2024 The professor for the course, Dr. Kimberley Brown-Pellum, announced the news on Instagram. “The Department of History at FAMU is the most innovative and student-focused […]