Author: Kayla Johnson | Staff writer


Lil Nas X rides down old controversy road

Lil Nas X, best known for his 2019 viral song “Old Town Road” featuring country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, recently released a new song and video titled “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” His new video has sparked an outrage from people and many are denouncing their support of his […]


Children’s book ‘Homecoming’ all about HBCUs

The student experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities is like no other. And for La-Donia Jefferies, keeping the experience alive for the next generation of students was important. Jefferies is the author of “Homecoming,” an animated children’s book. Growing up, Jefferies was exposed to HBCUs starting from the age […]


Leon County Schools considers Guardian program

The Leon County School board voted unanimously last week to consider adopting Florida’sGuardian program. The program is used to keep students safe while on school grounds. The program was initiated after the Feb. 14, 2018 school shooting in Parkland, where a former student used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 students […]


Alumna brings strong connections to FAMU

It is always a great day when a Rattler returns to the “Hill,” and that’s happened last week when Florida A&M University appointed Marcy Muldrow Sanders, aFAMU alumna, to be the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) program director. Sanders represents NSIN’s first position at a Historically Black College or University […]


Hot Pockets recall alarms some students

Make no mistake: Hot Pockets are a staple, cheap meal for an on-the-go broke college student. But that may be changing.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently issued a recall on Hot Pockets. A total of 762,615 pounds of Nestle’s frozen not ready-to-eat pepperoni Hot […]


Kearney Center remains closed due to pandemic

While many Americans have faced hardships during the global pandemic that we are still experiencing. But there is a group of people who have it even harder — the homeless.  The Kearney Center located on Tallahassee’s west side is a faith-based non-profit organization. It helps aid the homeless in the […]