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…

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…

No Such Thing as an Aspiring Writer

By TRICHA SAINTIL / Staff Writer Chefs cook, dancer’s dance and paper towel sniffers sniff; yes, this is an actual job Google it. What all of these jobs have in common is that they require little to no professional training, although some type of formal education wouldn’t hurt because good any good professional simply practices…

Superbowl Commercials: Best and Worst

By CARRIE PINKARD / Contributing Writer Superbowl 2017 has come and gone and it’s time for us, as a nation to reflect on what really mattered: the commercials. The Superbowl is the one day a year where Americans eagerly watch commercials, and these advertisements can reach the approximately 115 million viewers of the Superbowl, plus…

TLW Superbowl Forecast

By Amanda Neppl / Staff Writer Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Tonight, at 6:30, the New England Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Here is a run-down from the season. If you’re here for Luke Bryan, halftime, and Broadway, scroll down. Atlanta Falcons Season: 11-5  Passing Yesterday, quarterback Matt…

Signs of Defiance: March Against the Muslim Ban

By Robert Cocanougher / Editor-in-Chief Haley Greco / Contributing Photographer Yesterday afternoon I took part in the March Against the Muslim Ban, hosted by FSU Students for Justice in Palestine. A multitude of student and community organizations helped organize and sponsor the event, including Women’s March Tallahassee, Students Organize for Syria at FSU, FSU Students…

Christopher Von Keyserling: The Fight for Political Correctness

By CARRIE PINKARD / Contributing Writer You’ve heard of Van Helsing, the famous slayer of vampires? Well now we have Von Keyserling, slayer of “political correctness” and women’s genitalia. “I love this new world, I no longer have to be politically correct”, said 71 year old Republican Christopher Von Keyserling to a woman just minutes…

Tallahassee Women’s March

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Contributing Writer On this past Saturday, January 21, 2017, an estimated 10,000 people showed up to Railroad Square Art Park near downtown Tallahassee to participate in the Women’s March. The mass of people walked down Wahnish Way chanting phrases, such as “this is what democracy looks like” and “my body my…