Author: Giselle Thomas


High school students protest at the Capitol

Local high schoolers joined protesters just a week after the shooting of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. High schoolers from near and far gathered at the Florida Capitol in hopes of making a difference. The students were a part of a larger effort to lobby the legislature regarding […]


Update: FAMU election results

Photo Courtesy of: Joanne Cherisma    The Electoral Commission has received and counted the votes following Tuesday’s election. While several candidates have captured the final win, the fate of many important positions such as the Student Government Association’s executive leadership and Mr. Florida A&M University was put into the […]


There’s a new Rattler in the house

Ramon Alexander Inaugeration    The 2017 legislative session is in motion next week. Former Florida A&M University Student Government Association President Ramon Alexander, is preparing to represent his alma mater for the first time in the Florida House of Representatives.   Elected to represent District 8, under the Democratic […]


FAMU bowling team gets a new look

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) women’s bowling team is working to make it back to its conference championship in the midst of unexpected challenges. The FAMU women's bowling team finished sixth at the  Seminole Bowling Classic. This year, the team consists of all freshmen and one upperclassmen, something Coach Karen […]


Women Entrepreneurs in Spotlight at Harambee Festival

Sheena Backas is a Tallahassee entrepreneur who has been in business since 2008. She makes affordable, natural products using quality ingredients.   “Everything that I use is handmade by myself and my daughter. The ingredients that we use are 100 percent oils and essential oils, and they are also therapeutic. […]


FAMU Spring Golf Invitational

The FAMU men's golf team competed for the first time in Tallahassee this season at the FAMU Invitational at the Southwood Golf Club. The Rattlers hosted Savannah State University and four other schools on the 36-hole course. The Rattlers head to Daytona Beach next for the Bethune Cookman Invitational.


Edington, a dean, promoted to new VP post

FAMU Vice President Maurice Edington   Florida A&M University opened its doors on Monday to newly appointed Vice President Maurice Edington. Interim President Larry Robinson created the new office and vice presidency to help oversee the university’s management of critical academic and business operations. Edington had been serving as dean […]