Coming of Age: In Conversation with SGA President-Elect David Jackson III

In 6th grade, David Jackson didn’t make the basketball team. “I got cut. Came back seventh grade, got cut. Came back eighth grade, got cut again,” Jackson reminisced chuckling through the sensitive memory. “So, now it’s time for high school and I said ‘You know, I’m not going to get cut this year.’ I worked […]

Flu Epidemic

Words By| Brianna Hicks   Tallahassee faced its largest flu crisis in years. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) , the 2017-2018 flu season is already at an alarming rate with the pediatric flu death toll being at 20.This years flu season started early, producing cases of the virus in mid/late […]

The Importance of Mental Health

By| Lauren Coleman What is mental health and why is it a taboo? According to, Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It also helps determine how we handle stress and make choices. Mental health has an impact on areas of our body that you would not think of as feeling physical […]

FAMU’S Career Center Strives for Excellence

By| Chambria Gordon The Florida A&M University Career and Professional Development Center has your back. They are a team of dedicated professionals with the goal of assisting FAMU students in their career development. Moreover, they provide career counseling that will prepare and provide opportunities for students to pursue meaningful careers in a variety of professional fields […]

Senate elects new positions and talks about future events

By| Monica Myrick The board of the Student Government Association held its weekly meeting yesterday evening in the student chambers to discuss upcoming events and to appoint new senate positions. Laid out were refreshments for faculty and students to enjoy. Student senators discussed a future women’s empowerment week that will take place from March 19th […]

Metz launches new rattler to-go app

By| Ki-Jana King Florida A&M’s prime dining service provider, Metz, has announced a new app that allows students and faculty to order food on-the-go and avoid long waits. The Rattler To-Go app, which launched in February, was designed specifically with students in mind. In a survey, taken last year, students expressed how the wait time […]

Conquering colorism

Words By| Cristina Hunter The year is 2018. African-American president, Black Girl Magic is in full effect Marvel released Black Panther and people of color are standing together proudly. However, there is still an old practice within the African-American community that needs to expire, colorism. It seems hard to fathom how far we’ve come to […]

A Weary Student Takes Over Campus

By| Chambria Gordon A new document has surfaced around Florida A&M University’s campus, and it is not your ordinary letter. The letter titled, “WE PAY TO HAVE A SAY” is an unformal, unapologetic letter that has remained anonymous since last week Thursday. The byline reads weary student and it only begins there. The weary student […]