Author: Marquesha Hawkins


Man Killed in Lake Ella shooting

Officers respond to shooting. A Tallahassee Police Officer fatally shot a man seen brandishing a gun early Wednesday night at Lake Ella Park. Police were called to the scene around 6:55 PM in reference to a man sitting on a bench with a weapon reported TPD spokesman officer David Northway. […]


Possible Bill Could Help With Wrongful Incarceration

Proposed legislation, Senate Bill 162: Compensation of Victims of Wrongful Incarceration, would impact the prison system set in place if passed.   In the United States, there are roughly 2.4 million incarcerated people in federal penitentiaries, state corrections facilities and local jailhouses. SB 162 stated that if a wrongfully incarcerated […]


Another Year, Another ArtiGras, Another Success

Photo By: Reginald Mizell The sixth annual event held by the Cultural Arts Alliance at Railroad Square brought the city of Tallahassee out, celebrating the culture and arts of New Orleans on Saturday. CAARS is a small non-profit group led by second-year executive director, Laura Floyd. Amanda Espinel, a fourth-year […]


Jacob Chapel Open Doors to Homeless During Winter

A temporary cold night shelter opened up Friday in the Tallahassee area. StarMetro officials will arrange for transportation to the cold-night shelter at Jacob Chapel Baptist Church for males in need of shelter from low temperatures. Alisha Ross, a fourth-year theatre performance student at Florida A&M University expressed that Jacob Chapel […]


Rattler Sinks Fangs Into Fashion

Gown design by Stephanie Foster Stephanie Foster, graduated from Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication in 2009. Standing six-feet tall, the former basketball player looking often encounters difficulty when searching for clothes. Foster, created Prissy Duck Designs to targets the fashion of tall woman between the ages of […]


Modification in Music: The Evolution of Hip-Hop

After taking several jabs in the hip-hop industry and featuring on some of the latest top songs with artists such as Drake, J. Cole, Miguel, and Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar takes round one with the release of Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Macklemore, the quirky underdog of hip-hop, fights back with […]


FAMU Alumnus Runs for Tallahassee Mayor

City Commissioner, Andrew Gillum, announced that he will run for mayor in 2014. Florida A&M University, Interm President Larry Robinson is elated and support Gillum decision. "He has had an outstanding political career and has served the city well,” Robinson said. “We look forward to his continued service to this […]