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Marching 100 Adds Some Flavor To Early Voting

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Once the rattlers arrived at the capital to early vote the Marching 100 provided some flavor for the occasion. Definitely added to the experience and just made the day even more exciting than it already was! Love my school, my band, and of course this historic election and the fact that I was able to participate.

Fired Up And Ready To Vote!

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FAMU Students Arrive At Capital To Early Vote

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just some footage of rattlers arriving to the capital to early vote.

It was a great feeling seeing all those students excited to vote. Some for the first time like myself.

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FAMU Marches To Capital!

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Florida A&M Universty faculty, staff, and students marched to the state to capital to cast their ballot for the 2008 presidential election. This is my video footage of the march!

This is what democracy looks like especially when you are excited about the eletion and its historic nature.

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FAMU Wake Up The Vote Rally

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FAMU hosted a Wake Up The Vote Rally on Monday October 20th, 2008 to kick of the first day of Early Voting in Florida. City Commissioner Bill Proctor and many others came out to FAMU’s eternal flame to mark the historic day and prepare for a march to the state capital to cast their votes. Over 800 students took part in the march to the capital!

The city commissioner was decked in the most orange and green I have ever seen on person where seriously! That man rocks!

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FAMU Relay For Life Kick Off

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On Monday, October 13th, 2008 Relay For Life held its Relay Kick Off event in the grand ballroom. The event was held to welcome the student body to Relay and register teams for the Relay event in the spring. The event was a great success. The chair and co chair spoke, there was a student performance, a survivor spoke, and a prize give away. A really touching video was shown showing just how serious cancer is and how it affects us all.  I encourage everyone to get on board with Relay For life! Cancer never sleeps people but Hope is Eternal! I was lucky enough to snag some time from the amazing Relay For Life event Chair and Co-Chair! Its a must watch you won’t want to miss it! Relay For Life going down March 27th & 28th, 2009 so mark your calenders!

Relay For Life Event Chair

Relay For Life Co-Chair

Student Performing Traditional African Dance

Interested in getting involved? Email Famu.Relay@yahoo.com

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FAMU Makes Sure Last Minute Voters Are Registered!

Posted by thelense on Monday, October 6, 2008

Well today was the last day to register to vote in the state of Florida. If you are reading this post and haven’t registered to vote then its probably already to late for you. FAMU alum Monique Gillum and a few other dedicated rattlers manned down the set and registered all those last minute folks who were to lazy to get registered before hand. I was glad that they were on the set today because the new voter registration card that I was sent has a mistake on it. For some reason the people at the elections place didnt match up my birthday. So, the birthday on my voter registration card is 6 days off from the one on my Drivers License. But no big deal, Monique Gillum made sure that I was taken care of! I know the turnout from FAMU students is going to be HUGE in this election. Because regardless fo what they say Famuans are registered in big numbers and will surely turn out to the polls in big numbers (atleast I hope so).

Fired Up And Ready To Vote!

Important: Regardless of who you are voting for please make sure you get to the polls and take part in this hisotrical election!

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FAMU Army ROTC Celebrates 60th Year!

Posted by thelense on Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Florida A&M University Army ROTC Celebrated its 60th year anniversary on Ocotber 3, 2008. They held a ceremony on campus at the university quandrangle.

Congrats ARMY ROTC!

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Mr. and Miss. FAMU Sing Happy Birthday To FAMU!

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 3, 2008

Florida A&M University turned 121 years old on October 3rd, 2008 and Mr. And Miss. FAMU led the students in singing Happy Birthday to the school we all love and cherish!

FAMU you are old and we love your oldness! Hope you see many more years!

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FAMU Concert Choir Brings Down The House!

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 3, 2008

The Florida A&M University Concert Choir did an amazing job at Founders Day Convocation. The choir directed by Mark Butler performed “Good News”. The Choir received a standing ovation from the crowd. I really enjoyed the song as it gave me a negro spiritual vibe and I don’t know about you all but I love me a good negro spiritual! Anyways, See it for yourself!

Good News

This is the second performance of the year that they have hit out the park! Keep up the good work Concert Choir! I am definitely a fan!

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FAMU Founders Day Convocation 2008

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 3, 2008

Today Florida A&M University turned 121 years old. The school celebrates the anniversary of FAMU’s founding each year with a Founders Day Convocation. Now for those of you who don’t attend FAMU, you may not be familiar with what a Convocation is. Essentially a Convocation is like a Pep Rally and a State of the Union Address. Today was a Founders Day Convocation which is a little different because its held in our school Auditorium Lee Hall (where dreams become realities). If anyone knows why its not held in the gym let me know. But the convocation was amazing and really inspiring. Old and New rattlers, politicians, educators, students, and retirees all under the same roof. Definitely a time of FAMunity!

Prelude

FAMU Wind Ensemble Performing Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod from Enigma Variations”

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Greetings by SGA President Andrew Collins

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Historical Reading by SGA Vice President Mellori Lumpkin

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Introduction of Speaker by FAMU President James Ammons

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Speaker Of The Day Senator Alfred “Al” Lawson

FAMU Graduate and FL State Senator

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