Author: Kristen Combs | Staff Reporter


Essential Theatre ready for Scotland

Cast members of The Mississippi Delta running lines a couple hours before opening night. Before the audience took their seats, Essential Theatre members were busy preparing last Thursday for the opening night of their benefit performance in Tucker Hall. In addition to opening night jitters, the cast and crew prepared to […]


Reception honors ex-FAMU President Gainous

(From left to right) Dr. Fred Gainous, the guest of honor, Linda Alexionok, President of Voices for Florida and Dr. Larry Robinson, President of Florida A&M University.   Family, friends and colleagues of Fred Gainous, the former president of Florida A&M University, convened inside the Hansel Tookes Recreation Center […]


A vegan treat on Tharpe Street

On busy Tharpe Street, there sits a locally owned, vegan restaurant called Sweet Pea Café. This casual, farm-to-table style café is one of the few restaurants in the city that offers an all-vegan menu. Although this restaurant caters to people living a vegan lifestyle, the food at Sweet Pea […]


McKinley’s dream: The NFL

Orlando McKinley on the football field. Photo credit: FAMU Athletics Years of hard work, drive and discipline have the power to turn a hobby into a dream, which is what has happened to Florida A&M football player Orlando McKinley. A 21-year-old cornerback, kick returner and punt returner, McKinley is […]


FAMU’s BMCEP assists at-risk youth

The families and friends of the participants of Florida A&M University’s Black Male College Explorers Program gathered inside the cafeteria of FAMU Developmental Research School for their end-of-summer award ceremony on June 30. This year, FAMU’s Black Male College Explorers Program, an annual summer program that focuses on […]