Author: Janautica Reddin | Staff writer


Are Biden’s promises being kept?

Following a substantial blow from the Supreme Court in late June, the Biden administration has successfully found alternative ways to eliminate billions in education debt. In Biden’s original plan, he projected to forgive up to $20,000 in education debt for 43 million borrowers, totaling $400 billion in federal student loan […]


Cascades Park painted purple for Alzheimer’s

Nearly 200 registered participants gathered Sunday afternoon in Cascades Park for Alzheimer’s awareness month. To raise awareness of the disease, local businesses and national sponsors hosted tables and donated to the cause. The height of the event was the walk. Guests painted Cascades Park in purple shirts to signify their […]


UFF-FAMU raises concerns about faculty pay gap

In early September, Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson released letters announcing a performance-based wage increase for eligible faculty, administrators and staff. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that special funding has been set aside to provide a recurring 3 percent performance-based wage increase, effective August 18, 2023, for […]


FAMU hosts free breast exams for students

Florida A&M University’s Student Health Services co-sponsored with a Rattler to host a free breast examination for students and the local community on Tuesday. Kyla Smith, a 4th year pre-physical therapy student from Lakeland, was determined to use her voice to bring awareness to helpful preventative tips for breast cancer. […]


TPD arrests woman at 3 a.m. on voter fraud charge

A 69-year-old Tallahassee resident has been charged with felony voter fraud following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ launch of the Office of Election Crime and Security, an agency created under DeSantis’ administration intended to investigate election law violations. The elderly woman, Marsha Ervin, was asleep in her home when police knocked at […]


Federal government says FAMU among underfunded HBCUs

The Biden administration sent letters earlier this month to 16 governors — including Florida’s Ron DeSantis — urging their states to review a massive $12 billion in funding disparities among land-grant universities. The letter alleges that the states disproportionately underfunded Florida A&M University nearly $2 billion compared to University of […]


FAMU students prepare for the business world

To better prepare students for their professional careers, Florida A&M faculty along with JC Penney hosted a JC Penney Suit-Up event on Sunday. Providing students with a comfortable and friendly shopping experience, JC Penney closed its doors to the public early in order to host this private event exclusively for […]


City holds public hearing for proposed tax hike

Tallahassee residents gathered in City Hall late Wednesday to voice their concerns over the proposed property tax increase. In the preliminary budget plan, the property-tax hike will increase the Tallahassee Police Department’s budget by nearly $9.5 million to cover the cost of hiring more officers and provide TPD with access […]


Ardley the definition of a true Rattler

A four-time Florida A&M graduate, Tiffany Wilson-Ardley has far and away surpassed what it means to be a hard-working Rattler. Ardley’s father, Roosevelt Wilson, was hired in the 1970s to be a member in Florida A&M University’s athletic program, and her family moved to Tallahassee. It has been her home […]