Lead Found in Water at Leon Elementary Schools

Words By: Kayla Parker A test by a Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor found that more than a dozen schools in the Leon County School District have significant levels of lead in the water systems. Donald Axelrad, an assistant professor at the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Public Health, was the […]

Student Senate Votes to Impeach Junior Senator Patricia Brathwaite

Words By: Kiara Whitehead At the Nov. 7th meeting of the 46th Student Senate a vote to impeach Junior Senator Patricia Brathwaite was taken. The Senate’s Judicial and Rules Committee (JRC) unanimously recommended that Graduate Senator Marquise Miller’s motion to impeach Braithwaite be accepted. McMiller, in a Nov. 2 letter to the JRC, outlined a […]

FAMU Mourns Loss of Student

Words By: Rashad Stafford Early Saturday morning, 20 year old FAMU Student Quentin Langford was shot and killed, according to Tallahassee Police. Langford was leaving a block party near the corner of Gamble and Perry Street when shots rang out. 20 year old Landsey Ellison was also shot. Ellison was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tallahassee Mourns the Death of MMA fighter

Words by: Chelsea Stewart UFC fighter Josh Samman died Wednesday, two days after he was found unconscious in his apartment, the Broward County Medical office confirmed to  USA TODAY Sports. Samman was 28 and a native of Tallahassee. “This is just brutal. Such a talented guy. Rest In Peace Josh,” Stipe Miocic, a UFC heavyweight champion, […]

Elections Postponed for the Second Time

Words By: Kiara Whitehead The declaration of candidacy period for the Fall 2016 freshman and graduate elections has been postponed for the second time. The election was first set to begin on Sept. 6 and was then revised but again delayed. The Student Body Statutes state that declaration of candidacy is supposed to be held […]

New Jersey Train Reported to Have Crashed

Words by: Rashad Stafford A New Jersey Transit crashed at a station during the early Thursday morning commute in Hoboken. According to a New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson, at least three people are dead as a result of the crash including one female law enforcement officer. As many as 100 others are injured, some […]