Author: YuKwon Toney | Staff Writer


Caleb Parker is HBCU chess champion

In a historic moment for Florida A&M University, sophomore computer science student Caleb Parker emerged victorious at the prestigious HBCU Chess Classic, marking the first time in the university’s history that a student has claimed the top spot in this esteemed competition. Parker, a Tallahassee native, beat a North Carolina […]


Inman-Johnson jumps back into the fray

In the local world of education and politics, there are few figures as influential and inspiring as Dorothy “Dot” Inman-Johnson. From her humble beginnings growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, during the civil rights movement to becoming the first Black woman to serve as mayor of Tallahassee, serving two terms, being […]


Kailyn Thompson wins Miss FAMU

After uncertainty and delays, the much-anticipated election for a new queen has finally taken place.  The FAMU community has been eagerly awaiting the election’s outcome and finally got the results after three students — Kailyn Thompson, Anissa Carby and Nevoy Shepherd — campaigned to be Miss Florida A&M University.  On […]


Joseph DeRosier makes history at FAMU

Making history is only the beginning for talented track athlete and freshman graphic design student Joseph DeRosier, who constantly showcases speed and skill. DeRosier, a 20-year-old from Maryland, has etched his name in the school’s record books by breaking a record in the 110-meter hurdles. The previous record, which had […]


Loryn May new student body president

A new student body president and vice president were elected last week to represent upward of 9,000 Rattlers in the upcoming academic year. The duo has already begun outlining their plans to enhance the university experience for all students. Loryn May, the new student body president and FAMU Board of […]


Controversy envelops Miss FAMU contest

The Miss FAMU race has been the talk of the campus, with students buzzing about recent developments that have left many curious and intrigued. The competition, which aims to showcase the talent, intelligence and poise of FAMU’s finest young women, took an unexpected turn when two contestants — Edwina Fleuridor […]


Student starts nonprofit with a mission

Shayna Vincent refuses to accept the status quo. A 23-year-old elementary education student at Florida A&M, Vincent has created a nonprofit organization, Esther Funds Foundations, to address the pressing needs of first-generation, low-income, and minority college students.  Driven by a deep desire to make a positive impact, the Tampa native […]


J-school now home to Dept. of Social Work

From the drills vibrating against the walls to the empty offices being filled, students at Florida A&M’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication have become curious about what’s happening inside their building. What is it, you may ask? The answer is simple: The Department of Social Work, a unit in […]


Saluting five notable alumni

Black History Month is when we pause to recognize the achievements and contributions of extraordinary individuals who have emerged from a historically Black institution. Specifically, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the nation’s  No. 1 public HBCU. FAMU  has produced numerous notable alumni who have left an indelible mark on society. […]


FAMU student believes Target stole her design

The story of a young student’s encounter with a retail giant has taken an unexpected turn, as she has accused Target of copying her ideas that were submitted for a contest. Jasmine Patrick, a 20-year-old senior graphic design student at Florida A”&M University, is now questioning the ethics and integrity […]