The Disappearing Bumble Bees

By MATTHEW DIFEDE / Staff Writer On February 10, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) added the rusty patched bumble bee to the endangered species list. The listing of an endangered species gives authority to the FWS to buy important habitats, give aid to State wildlife agencies and carry out recovery plans.  The rusty patched…

Congressman Introduces New Veteran Support Act

WENDY PARKULO / NEWS TEAM Ted Deutch, a south Florida congressman, wants to help veterans in a huge new way. He, along with Tim Murphy and Brad Schneider, have proposed a bill entitled the “Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act”. Deutch and Schneider are Democrats while Murphy is a Republican. This bill would allow citizens to…

Journalists Jailed Under Trump

ALEX AMENTA / NEWS TEAM Two weeks ago, six journalists were arrested, on felony charges of rioting, as they covered the violent protests on inauguration day. They had proper press passes and identified themselves as journalists to the police; they were arrested in the mass round-up of those believed to be involved in the protests. This…

Bill to Remove Bannon from National Security Council

By TRICHA SAINTIL  / Contributing Writer On Wednesday U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy proposed a bill on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that would essentially remove Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council.   Bannon, a former Navy surface warfare officer who has worked in investment banking, as a Hollywood producer and most recently…

Tallahassee Protesters to March against Trump’s Muslim Ban

THRICHA SAINTIL / NEW TEAM A march against President Trump’s Muslim Ban is scheduled to take place this Saturday, February 4th at 12:30pm. The Students for Justice in Palestine is sponsoring the event along with eleven FSU organization co-sponsoring. The executive order temporarily bans over 218 people, including refugees from the Muslim-majority countries of Syria,…

Washington’s “Consensus” On Climate Change

By MATTHEW DI FEDE / Contributing Writer That tweet was fabricated on January 1, 2014. The next three years went on to be the hottest years on record with 24 months breaking global temperature records. 16 of those were consecutive. The last time Earth was cooler than the 20th century average was 1976. With the…

FSU Crushes UF

By AMANDA NEPPL / Staff Writer After an amazing defeat of the Florida Gators on Saturday night, the Florida State Seminoles certainly finished the season strongly with a 31-13 win. While ‘State is now ranked 12th, Florida dropped to 15th, and must still face the Crimson Tide of Alabama on December 3rd. However, don’t tell…

FSU Versus Boston College

By AMANDA NEPPL / Staff Writer Florida State finished one of the season’s final games with an effortless defeat over the Boston College Eagles. The score only continued to grow while the Eagles struggled to defend their nest, leading to a 45-7 ‘Nole victory. “It is the first first quarter touchdown for the Seminoles against…

Chemical Castration In Indonesia

By GARRETT EICHER / News Editor Indonesia has recently adopted a new law legalizing chemical castration among pedophiles. President Joko Widodo believes that the law could wipe out pedophilia, and that it would have immediate effects to limit sexual assault against minors,  expecting that it will only take a couple years until the problems of…