FAMU Homecoming Fashion Show 2016: Embracing the Rattler Culture

Words By: Shakyra Chrysostome The most anticipated time of the years rapidly approaching, Homecoming season is here! This year’s homecoming lineup is jam packed events such as the traditional Gospel concert, the return of hoops and hip-hop, the grand Homecoming parade, and the highly anticipated Homecoming block party and fashion showcase. Unlike the premier fashion show […]

Review: ‘Queen of Katwe,’ the Queen of Chess

Words by: Kaiyah Clarke “Oscar- winning” is what is described of the premiere of the Disney film Queen of Katwe, by movie critics worldwide. This exceptionally diverse film follows the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a chess champion who not only won one of the highest awards in women’s’ chess for Uganda, but was also able […]

Judge Extends Voters Registration in Florida

Words By: Rashad Stafford Florida residents now have until October 18 to register to vote. On Wednesday, US Federal Judge Mark Walker agreed to extend the voters registration for the sunshine state from its original October 11 deadline. This comes after Governor Rick Scott originally refused to extend the deadline late last week. “Everybody has […]

Florida’s First Beauty Expo premieres at Golf Club this past weekend

Words By: Shakyra Chrysostome Over the weekend, 100 fledgling beauty brands and beauty-product lovers, from all over the U.S. descended on Tallahassee’ Cross Creek Golf Club for the Florida Beauty Expo. Serving as a hub for networking, learning, and entertainment, the event hosted the newest, most innovative beauty products and beauty brands share their products and […]

Issa Rae Breaks Barriers with HBO’s Insecure

Words by Aliyah Weems From YouTube to the New York Times best-seller list and now the big screen, Issa Rae is the first black woman to be the lead on an HBO show. Insecure, created and executive produced by Rae, made its long-awaited debut on Friday, October 9th. The 31 year-old Los Angeles based comedian […]

Tallahassee Residents Hang Wishes on the Bamboo Tree

Words By: Amanda Jean-Mary A bamboo tree full of colorful wishes swayed gently in the breeze on Saturday during the 12th Annual Experience Asia Festival at the Bloxham-Lewis Parks in downtown Tallahassee. Residents visited the Tanabata table in the Japan section of the festival to write and hang their wishes on the bamboo tree and pray […]

Freshman Class Elects New Officials

Words By: Kiara Whitehead After a tumultuous campaign season the class of 2020 freshman class president, vice-president, freshman attendant, and freshman senators have finally been elected. The candidates began their campaigns for on Sept. 19th after a twice delayed candidacy period. “The elections were pushed back due to the fact that there was no appointed […]

Fall Allocations Suspended by SGA

Words By: Kiara Whitehead   The 46th Student Senate announced via memorandum that special allocations for the Fall 2016 semester will be suspended. Simone Nisbett, the Senate Organization and Finance Chairperson, sent out the memorandum on Oct. 12 informing student organizations of the circumstances surrounding the suspension. Nisbett in the memorandum said: “As of right […]

The Hustle And Bustle of the A3C

Words and Photos  By: Chantal Gainous Student artists, producers, journalists, photographers and videographers from across the U.S. convened at the 2016 All Three Coasts Networking Hip Hop Conference and Music Festival, shortened simply to the A3C, this past week. From Wednesday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 9, the multi-talented learned the art and hustle of […]