Swimming Out of Endangered

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer It’s not very often that humanity gets to pat itself on the back for having a positive effect on the environment, but scientists are labeling sea turtles as a “global conservation success story” as the population numbers rise away from the brink of extinction. Because of the many dangers causing the decline in…

Birmingham’s Historical Vote

Kristin Roman / Editor During the last week of September, Birmingham, Alabama “became the first city” in the state “to approve LGBT protections.” The City Council passed the new “fully inclusive” nondiscrimination ordinance with a 7-0 vote. It states that no one shall receive “differential treatment” based on one’s “race, color, religion, national origin, sex,…

Thanks, Obamacare!

Jaelynn Hart / Staff Writer How many people would lose their lives if the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act succeeds? The results of this harrowing question are uncertain but statistics estimate it’ll be around 28,000 to 100,000 people per year. This is a shocking outcome for an effort that is essentially aimed…

Break Through HIV Medications

  Kristin Roman / Editor There may be no cure for HIV, but taking one pill daily could help lower one’s chance of becoming infected. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is for individuals who do not have the disease but have a high risk of contracting it; it is strictly a preventative and “sold under the name…

What is going on in Puerto Rico, and Can Trump Make It Worse?

Alex Amenta / Editor It’s no secret that Puerto Rico is suffering from the aftermath of hurricane Maria; leaving millions of people without electricity and basic necessities, fuel is hard to find, cell towers are down, clean water is scarce, and farms are destroyed.  Puerto Rican Officials have declared the situation a humanitarian crisis, and…

Florida’s Suicide Prevention Advocacy

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Editor  September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the importance behind this is monumental; last year, 42,773 people died across the nation from suicide. Florida’s statistics are alarming, especially when one learns that they ranked 28th among all other states in 2016. According to the Florida Association of School Psychologists, suicide…

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 Repeal

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Staff Writer On March 30th, the passing of House Bill 142 repealed North Carolina’s notorious bathroom bill, House Bill 2. This came after a near two-hour debate and a 70-48 vote in the Senate. H.B.142 repeals section one of H.B.2, which detailed that individuals had to use public facilities, such as…

Lady ‘Noles Move to Elite Eight

​By AMANDA NEPPL / Staff Writer Florida State men’s and women’s basketball teams have had an interesting season. And for the women’s team, the fight is not over. The men’s team jumped into the 3rd seed spot, only to find themselves up against Florida Gulf Coast University. After out-dunking – yes, that happened – the…

FSU Becomes Dunk Nation Against FGCU

By AMANDA NEPPL / Staff Writer   Last night at the Amway Center in Orlando, the Florida State University Seminoles took on the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles. The results left the Seminoles on top of an 86-80 final score, a shocked crowd at how “dunk nation throws down on dunk city,” and a well-anticipated…