Author: Brian Haughton | Staff writer


Irony abounds on Human Rights Day

Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s anniversary theme is “Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All.” This declaration highlights the rights every human is entitled to regardless of religion, sex, color or nationality. The UDHR is the most […]


Seminole Tribe to launch sports betting app

The Seminole Tribe of Florida earlier this month announced a gaming expansion in all six of its casinos. Starting Dec. 7, the Seminole casinos are launching a gambling app that includes craps, roulette and sports betting. The app was announced a week after the United States Supreme Court blocked a […]


Homeowners insurance rates skyrocket in Florida

Home insurance in Florida has nearly doubled in the last few years, according to National Public Radio. According to Business Insurance Mag, Florida has had the most significant increase in the cost of premiums across the nation. Premiums in the Sunshine State have risen at least 35%. Home insurance can […]


Rising food prices require touch choices

The price of most food items has increased dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic, and many college students are now finding it difficult to afford groceries. According to the Department of Agriculture, food prices are set to go up 5.8% in 2023, and the average college student will spend […]


Affordable housing proves elusive

According to Data Commons, the average income in Tallahassee is $25,364, while the average rent in Tallahassee is $1,450, according to Zillow. The disconnect between income versus monthly rent bares the question, does Tallahassee need more affordable housing? Tallahassee is home to over 70,000 students, making up 35% of the […]


How to save lives during suicide prevention month

Suicide is America’s 10th leading cause of death and the third-leading cause for ages 15-24. Declaring September “Suicide Prevention Month” brings awareness on how to lower the country’s rising suicide rates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates rose 30% from 2000 to 2020, and ages […]


Housing proposal threatens art district

Built in 1970, the art district in Tallahassee is now in jeopardy due to the newest housing proposal. Affordable housing has been proposed for the Railroad Square area that would replace the location of some of the local businesses in the district that is nestled into a cozy space between […]


Bill seeks to ban citizen’s arrests

Florida lawmakers are looking to pass legislation that would make arrests made by citizens illegal. Senate Bill 812, introduced by Senator Corey Simon, a Republican from Tallahassee, will “prohibit a private person who is not a law enforcement officer from arresting another person, providing exceptions.” According to Cornell Law School, […]