Gunning for change

By| Christina Hunter There have been 18 shootings since 2018 began. For students who survived the Parkland Massacre, it ends with them. Valentine’s day, which was supposed to be a day to spread love, was instead replaced with hatred in the form of an assault rifle. Nicholas Cruz, a former student at Stoneman Douglas High […]

Conflict at the Capital

By| Christina Hunter With signs raised and shouts filling the air, tensions were at an all-time high at the Capitol building in Tallahassee, Florida. The anti-rally, which was led by FSU students, was orchestrated to counter the League of the South’s march to the capitol. Richard Garzola, the creator of the Anti-Rally, expressed why he […]

Is FAMU Safe

By| Blaire Bishop There have been 17 school shootings in the US in 2018. It is only the first week of March and students have been in school only two months. The shootings ranges from Elementary through college/universities level, due to: gang violence, fights and “Mental Illness.” A Winston-Salem State University football player was shot […]

The Board of County Commissioners Discuss Current Opioid Epidemic

By: Nichelle Cobb The Board of County Commissioners held their regular Public Meeting on Tuesday February 28th. The informational meeting included an agenda full of future plans and recommendations for the city of Tallahassee. Specifically, item 12 was pulled from the agenda to discuss the Consideration to Institute Litigation Regarding Opioid Epidemic This item was […]

Rattlers stance on 2019 USDA Food Package Proposal

Rattlers stance on 2019 USDA Food Package Proposal By|Ke’Neesha Weaver Donald Trump and his administration wants to cut out food stamp assistance and instead give lower income families food boxes every month. Trump administration would be sending a box of canned goods that has likened to like Blue Apron, a high-end meal kit service. The […]

What Is Fake News?

By Job X. Kent What is fake news? Following Trump’s presidency, you begin to see a plethora of news outlets producing more light-hearted stories or features. These stories can be described as “fake news.” The term has turned out to be broadly utilized. Be that as it may, it’s justifiable there’s confusion when some fake […]

Tallahassee Getdown Event

Words by: Dennis Boulin Downtown Tallahassee lives a street festival tradition with live music, food trucks, local arts; craft beer and wine. The festivities are not only for enjoyment, they also benefit charities, and kid’s fun! Tallahassee Downtown Get down is one of the greatest fall traditions in Tallahassee. For nearly twenty years, Adams Street has come alive on the Friday night before Florida State Seminoles and Florida A&M University Rattlers Football teams […]

Families of FAMU Students Are Left in Despair After Hurricanes

Words by: Jonathan Sanders Dominica storm aftermath. Photocred: NBCNews.com  Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria were two of the most powerful storms in history, leaving a path of demolition through the Caribbean in their wake. The two storms especially devastated the lives of students at Florida A&M University and their family members who are of Caribbean […]

What Happened in Vegas?

Words by: Mikaya Kelly   A man lay on top of a woman as others flee.   On the evening of Oct. 1, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. According to The Washington […]

Women Kneel Too

  Words by: Shaya Chamorro Raianna Brown in 2016 at the Georgia Tech Game. Photo by: David J. Griff   It is no surprise that women would become a part of the #TakeTheKnee trend. Before the 2016 NFL season, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a stand (or knee) for the people of this country […]