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National week aims to raise suicide awareness to college students

Florida A&M University’s Office of Counseling Services hosted events September 6 – 12 in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week. Purple and teal ribbons were on display to raise awareness for suicide prevention and to celebrate the efforts of health officials and volunteers. “Our goal is to make students aware that […]

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Florida senator says final goodbye

Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., delivered his final speech on the senate floor Wednesday morning after deciding last month that he would be leaving before the end of his term. Martinez originally announced that he would not seek a second term as senator in December 2008. During his speech, Martinez reflected […]

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Enrollment increase affects professors and students

Florida A&M University welcomed a total of 2,047 freshmen this semester compared to the 1,883 in 2008. University officials said they are pleased with this figure after a concerted effort to boost enrollment. “We are thrilled at the increased number of students,” said Cynthia Hughes-Harris, university provost. “We will make […]

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Games bring weapons

Within an hour after the conclusion of the first FAMU home football game, three victims, ranging in age from 14 to 20-years-old suffered from gunshot injuries. FAMU football player Lonvontae Page suffered injuries to his shoulder. Page’s 14-year-old cousin suffered injuries on his chin.  “I was with his family leaving […]

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Old FAMU DRS gets new occupants

The building that once held grade school students in its classrooms is now replaced with college students from Tucker hall. The old FAMU Developmental Research School has become the temporary holding spot for Tucker Hall classrooms and offices while construction is being done to improve the building. David Jackson, chairman […]

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King loses crown

Former King of Orange and Green, Travis Roberts, lost his crown due to failure to meet academic requirements of the royal court. According to Roberts, the criterion to maintain the crown is having a 2.5 grade point average from the time of election until the end of the upcoming school […]

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FAMU football player grazed by bullet after game

UPDATED 12:40 a.m. Shots were fired within an hour after Florida A&M’s football opener yesterday against Delaware State. According to Florida A&M University police Lt. Norman Rollins, the shooting occurred on Wahnish way and Howard Hall near Bragg Memorial Stadium. Three people were reportedly shot in front of the FAMU […]

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Local editors join SJGC’s faculty

This semester, local media professionals replaced relinquished professors of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication.     The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools made a recommendation the week of March 29 not to renew the contracts of any professors within SJGC who did not have a master’s degree. […]

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Dining Hall’s new modern look is a big hit

After an approximate $2 million renovation project, students are more than excited to dine in the campus cafeteria.      The FAMU dining hall in the Student Services Center on Wahnish Way opened its doors on August 16. The construction started in May and was completed after two months.       […]

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SGA inauguration plans ready

The Franklin & Hayes Administration geared up for this week’s Florida A&M University Student Government Association Presidential Inauguration activities.     Such activities included a senate meeting Monday night and the SGA Explosion, which took place Tuesday night in the Grand Ballroom.     Gallop Franklin and Calvin Hayes will […]