FSU Keeps Streak Alive

This time it wasn’t a slow start that kept Seminoles fans guessing, but a weak finish during a cold and rainy day in Tallahassee. Boston College took FSU down to the final seconds of the game before Roberto Aguayo’s first game-winning field goal as a Seminole secured yet another victory.   Florida State is now…

Vigil Service at FSU

Students today held a vigil in the aftermath of last nights Strozier shootings. Last night, three students were shot by gunman Myron May, an alumni of FSU. There was an impromptu service held this morning, and a slightly more official organized for five this evening at the Integration Statue. The scene stretched far from the…

UPDATE: Gunman Killed, 3 Injured at Shooting in Strozier Library

A sad, shocking, senseless act of violence. Those are just some of the words used by university professors in emails to describe the shooting incident at Florida State’s Strozier library, a symbol of academic pursuit at FSU, where around 350-400 students were gathered as they worked on projects, studied for exams, and were busy catching…

Gunman Killed, 3 Injured in Shooting at Strozier Library

At around 12:30AM, multiple shots were heard at FSU’s Strozier Library.   A “dangerous situation” was reported by the FSU Police Department to students at 12:38AM   Cassidy Nicholas, a sophomore who was in the first floor at Strozier near Starbucks as the shooting occurred, described the chaotic scene to The Last Word.   She…

Last Stand Radio: Episode VII

The humans had retreated, shouting words such as “monster” and “weapon.” I was neither truly, but I did enjoy the descriptions. Monster. What a grand term, so much fear attached to it. You do not inherently fear weapons. But you fear monsters. Especially when that monster is a weapon. My core pulsed yellow. I would…

“Last Week Tonight” is a Massive Success

2014 was a very good year for John Oliver. The British comedian-turned television show host recently concluded his first season with a skit that best captured the spirit of his new show: flinging salmon at various celebrities and other media personalities. In a similar way, Oliver has flung his own brand of comedic journalism at…

‘Noles Basketball is Back

After finishing 6th in the ACC last year and coming up short of the NCAA tournament, the Seminoles look to bounce back this year.  Led by coach Leonard Hamilton the team will try to implement new faces and also give certain returning players bigger roles on the court. Coach Hamilton and the Seminoles have a…

Residents Relive Childhood at the North Florida Fair

The rides dazzled in all their rusty, well-worn glory when I visited the North Florida Fair this past weekend. For a few hours of pure nostalgia, I had the opportunity to forget the responsibilities of being a college student and return to my childhood, where The Graviton was my biggest fear to overcome. From the…

A Testy Thrasher Meets With Student Activists

Academic freedom and Koch funding.   Those were the two main concerns raised by about two dozen student activists from the Florida State chapter of Progress Coalition, who met with new university president John Thrasher in a bare theatre rehearsal hall at Westcott during his first morning holding the executive office. They were also his…

Students Protest Confirmation of Thrasher as FSU President

About 50 students protested near the iconic Westcott Building on Thursday in one of the clearest demonstrations of student outrage yet over Florida State’s selection of state Sen. John Thrasher for the university presidency.   A potential Thrasher presidency had been a lightning rod for controversy ever since the contentious presidential search process began, drawing…