Author: Kayla McKinney | News Editor


FAMU back in playoffs after 20 years

After a stunning first season in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Florida A&M University football continues to make noise by becoming the first team in the conference to be selected for the NCAA’s Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs since 1997. The Rattlers will face off at 7 p.m. EST Saturday […]


Royal Court’s absence in Orlando raises suspicions

What is going on with Florida A&M University’s Royal Court? Students are left wondering after sordid rumors of a physical altercation involving members of the Royal Court began circulating around campus, questioning the court’s status at the moment. When asked about the validity of these rumors, Royal Court adviser Andre […]


North Florida Fair returns with scant regard for COVID

The bright lights illuminating the intersection of South Monroe Street and Paul Russell Road signal to all that the North Florida Fair has returned in-person, after the event was modified last fall due to COVID. Though the temperatures are dropping, the fair is still attracting large crowds, especially during the […]


City joins lawsuit challenging ‘anti-riot bill’

A small shout and the sound of applause broke the solemn tones of Wednesday’s Tallahassee City Commission meeting after commissioners unanimously decided to join a coalition of cities throughout the state that are challenging House Bill 1, arguing it is unconstitutional. The city’s lawsuit would focus primarily on HB 1’s […]


Students weigh in on rising rent prices

Rent prices in Tallahassee are slowly rising. According to Bloomberg, national data suggests that in some cities, prices are reaching pre-quarantine rates at a quicker speed as cities open back up and accept more residents, prompting the increase in rent prices. Students all over Tallahassee are noticing some of the […]


Some students still waiting on financial aid

The start of a new school year usually signals the never-ending line outside the financial aid office for students and parents trying to ensure that class costs are covered and all extra monies are properly dispersed back to their accounts. This year, that line has lasted a bit longer than […]


Bus driver shortage continues in Leon County

Leon County Schools continues to search for more drivers in the midst of a bus driver shortage. Just a month before the start of the school year last month, Leon County Schools was looking to fill almost 20 open positions. While some positions have been filled, the school district still […]


COVID made internships harder to come by

This summer signaled the return to a new normal, with remote and in-person internships — compared to 2020, where an estimated half of all internship programs were canceled altogether. Yet, some students are having a difficult time securing an internship and gaining necessary professional experience. According to, most employers […]


Mira Lowe named new dean of SJGC

After almost a year of searching, Florida A&M University has named Mira Lowe as the new permanent dean of the  School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. She is scheduled to join SJGC on Oct. 22. Lowe has served as the assistant dean for student experiences and the director of the […]