Author: Ashley Jackson


FAMU’s living learning community

Photo Credit: FAMU Walking onto a college campus only a few months after graduating from high school, the idea of taking what you learned in class and applying it to your personal life can seem to be far-fetched, thus the creation of the living-learning communities. Living-learning communities bring together residence-hall […]


Puzzled over leadership

Photo Credit: Damon Arnold Controversy in politics may lie closer to Rattler nation than at Washington, D.C.’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. For nearly a year, the question of who is leading Florida A&M University’s Student Government Association has been in question. And just when it seemed to be resolved on Jan. […]


Bleaching Hollywood

Photo Credit: NBC Chadwick Boseman, Forest Whitaker, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyongo’o and Danai Gurira — all cast members of the upcoming Marvel film “Black Panther,” to be released in 2018, have already caught some heat from a few diehard Marvel fans. The fans are angry that Marvel Studios assembled […]


FAMU partners with Black Television News Channel

Photo courtesy of: SJGC Florida A&M University's School of Journalism and Graphic Communications is gearing up to launch their highly anticipated partnership with the Black Television News Channel. This will be the first news network in the country created for African-Americans. The BTNC is one step closer to fruition. Wednesday’s […]


NFL honors Bob Hayes and 29 HBCU greats

Photo Credit: FAMU Athletics The National Football League will be honoring legendary Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University student-athlete, Bob Hayes, as well as 29 other Historically Black College Universities football legends, at this year’s Super Bowl. Super Bowl LI will be played February 5, in Houston. Bob Hayes was a […]


FAMU holds hidden gem in brain bowl

Photo Credit: Nathan Vinson Florida A&M University attracts people from all walks of life. Whether it’s academic prestige, the talented Marching 100 band, or the beautiful campus, there is place for everyone on “The Hill.” Amongst the more than two hundred groups and organizations that FAMU offers is the small, […]


Across the tracks: A story about the railroad dividing line between FAMU and FSU – Parts 1-3

With campuses only 1.63 miles apart, the experiences at Florida A&M University and Florida State University are extraordinarily different, with some students often recognizing the divide. Although railroad tracks are the physical division between two powerhouse universities, the roots of resentment are much deeper. —- Editor’s Note:  This online edition […]


Michelle Obama’s legacy as a fashion icon

Photo Credit: She has style, she has grace. She was Mrs. United States. Former First Lady Michelle Obama optimized elegance and poise throughout her time occupying the White House. The Obama’s have officially left the building and Mrs. Obama’s legacy as a style icon has altered the status quo […]


SGA woes causes friction with administration

Photo credit: FAMU Archives    According to a memo sent from Senate President Brandon Johnson to Chief Justice Ronald Nelson, Student Body President Justin Bruno and Vice President Devin Harrison were impeached on Feb. 6, 2017.   This move came right after the Student Senate formally confirmed Bruno and Harrison […]