Author: Widson Charlemont


FAMU Way will Celebrate its Grand Opening on Thursday

Courtesy of City of Tallahassee The first portion of FAMU Way and the Capital Cascades Trail will be celebrated on Thursday. Florida A&M University will partner with the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and Blueprint 2000 to host two events. The official grand opening will take place on FAMU Way […]


Former Board of Trustee Dies

Former FAMU Trustee Bill Jennings Cleastor William “Bill” Jennings died Sunday according to current trustees chairman, Rufus Montgomery. Jennings served on Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2013.   Montgomery announced his passing. “It is with sincere and deep regret that we recognize a great fallen Rattler, […]


Major Stress: A Problem among College Students

It is safe to say college students nationwide often find themselves comparing their stress levels to other students especially those who seeking a different than theirs.   Walking through campus headed to get something to eat or heading to another class, it is not uncommon to hear business students arguing […]


Florida’s Driving Test a Struggle for Test Takers

Photo Credit: Widson Charlemont According to state officials, a higher number of people are failing the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ revamped driver’s license test. 60 percent of people have failed the test within the first half of the year. Four out of five drivers were unable […]


Disney takes down statue of Bill Cosby

(AP Photo/Tony Winton) A bronze statue of Bill Cosby is being removed from the Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Tuesday. The statue was removed after the park closed Tuesday night according to a Disney spokeswoman. She would not allow her name […]


StarMetro Celebrates National Dump the Pump Day

Photo: Widson Charlemont The 10th  annual National Dump the Pump Day is today. StarMetro in Tallahassee is giving drivers an opportunity to park their cars and ride the bus for free all day. In an effort to promote a green and healthy lifestyle, there was a celebration from 10 a.m. to […]


School Board Association drops lawsuit

The Florida School Board Association has dropped a lawsuit arguing that the state’s largest private school voucher program is unconstitutional. Voting took place on Wednesday by the association’s Board of Directors against keeping the lawsuit alive. In May, Circuit Judge George Reynolds stated that the group’s filing of the lawsuit […]


New Way for FAMU Students to Live and Learn Together

FAMU's Living-Learning Community  With the student’s best interest in mind, Florida A&M University will offer Living-Learning Communities. LLCs will give first-year students a chance to live with other students who have common academic interests. They will reside in FAMU Village and be provided with unique opportunities to engage with […]


School Board Members Come Together to Make a Difference.

The Leon County School Board district Advisory Council came together at the Howell Center on West Pensacola Street on Thursday evening for their monthly meeting. As the school year winds down, multiple representatives from various Leon county schools are still pushing to improve the learning environment for students. The meeting […]