Author: Jordan Joseph | Staff writer

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Student drivers wary of Tallahassee streets

Tallahassee presents itself as a city of contradictions when it comes to road safety. Despite its familial nature, a veil of uncertainty covers the streets, leaving student drivers to question their safety behind the wheel. From navigating treacherous pothole-ridden roads to encountering the alarming specter of drunk driving incidents, Tallahassee’s […]

Lifestyles

Campus Plus promotes body positivity

Campus Plus, originally known as Plus Size Queens, is an organization on Florida A&M’s campus that works to promote self-love and body positivity among its members. Aya Gillard and Theresa Ballard merged with Hampton and founded Campus Plus on Feb. 16, 2022, and since then, it has grown into a […]

Lifestyles

Seniors struggle navigating senioritis and burnout

As graduation looms on the horizon, many college seniors find themselves grappling with a mix of emotions: excitement, anxiety and a substantial sense of fatigue.  The transition from eager first-year students to seasoned seniors is often marked by a phenomenon known as senioritis, coupled with the emerging feeling of student […]

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Usher resonates with students from Atlanta

As the world watched Usher Raymond light up the stage during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas, his dedication to his hometown of Atlanta was evident. For out-of-state students at Florida A&M University like Nyla Fulton and Sydney Lampkin, both originally from Atlanta, the performance was not just […]

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Wakati Hair’s connections to FAMU

Wakati, meaning time in Swahili, began its journey as a hair care brand in 2013. After extensive research and development, Wakati Hair unveiled a groundbreaking patented natural hair formula featuring innovative water-activated technology. This technology aimed to empower women with easier hair maintenance, from detangling to reducing […]

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Galentine’s Day catching on

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a growing number of individuals — especially students — are embracing a different kind of celebration – Galentine’s Day. Originating from the television show “Parks and Recreation,” where the character Leslie Knope celebrates the day before Valentine’s Day exclusively with her female friends, Galentine’s Day has […]

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More FAMU students turn to transient courses

In the ever-changing realm of higher education, an increasing number of students are turning to transient courses to navigate the challenges of limited course availability at FAMU.  Gabriella Ekechi and Ryanne Hill shared their first-hand experiences with transient courses, which are courses taken online at another public institution in Florida […]

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COVID, flu cases increasing on campus, Tatum says

As winter break concludes and students transition into the new semester, health concerns cast a shadow over academic endeavors. Recent extreme weather conditions, coupled with severe thunderstorms and a two-day hard freeze warning, have heightened anxieties among students, leading to an increase in flu and COVID-related symptoms. “We have seen […]

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Delayed refund checks for students

Refund checks have become essential to the livelihood of college students across the nation, and a critical lifeline for students on financial aid as they try to pay for textbooks, rent, groceries, and even car payments. For many students on campus, this has been an occurring issue for far too […]

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Electoral Commission gears up for elections

The spring electoral season is one of the biggest campus-wide series of political events as the students, faculty and alumni are eager to see who has what it takes to lead the Highest of the Seven Hills. Spring elections are hot on the campus’s heels as the Electoral Commission is […]