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House Arrest Fall Show

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 24, 2008

The C4 Bomb Squad Chapter of House Arrest 2 Dance Team hosted its fall show October 25th, 2008 in Lee Hall Auditorium. The fall semester show had performances by the FAMU chapter as well as guest performance by Atlanta Chapter, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, and Essence Dance Theater. Please excuse my loud friends in the background.

FAMU C4 Bomb Squad Opening Routine

Hypnotiq Chapter of House Arrest

FAMU C4 Bomb Squad

I’ll be updating this post with the other performances but congrats to House Arrest for putting on a good show!

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FAMU Student Talks About Voting Experience!

Posted by thelense on Thursday, October 23, 2008

FAMU student Katie Jeter speaks about her voting experience in the 2008 historic presidential election! One of my favorite rattlers!

From the outhouse to the white house indeed!

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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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And They Are Still Dutty Wine’n

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I remember when the Dutty Wine dance first came out. Or rather I remember when I first saw it. I was browsing through youtube one day in 2006 and saw a girl doing an odd dance. Now despite me finding the dance odd I still thought she looked hott doing it so I was like hmm maybe it has a song to go with it. Long story short Dutty Wine went on to become one of the biggest songs and dances on FAMU campus Fall of 2006. Anywhere and everywhere you looked or didn’t look there was a contest going on. It was huge, it was everywhere, it was great. Apparently its making a resurgence on campus’s across the nation. Last Set Friday (the 10th) featured a sporadic Dutty Wine battle. I believe the girls dancing are in Kollage (FSU Dance Group). Of course I had my camera and the rest is history.

Note: The beat to the song is still as fiyah as ever though!

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Set Friday Presents Random Singing

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I know i’m a little late getting around to the posts lately but hey that’s life. And as a full time student taking 18 hours I have a lot of life going on right now. Anyways, things were really weird last Set Friday (the 10th). For starters there weren’t that many people out. Odd considering we had just won a football game the day before. Go Rattler Football! But yeah the set was a little thin. After not hearing much “bend over music” as one girl proclaimed before she song her inspired song thing. But yeah the SET ended up being an open mic day for aspiring, amateur, part time singers? Some of the singers were really good as you will see in my video. Again only at FAMU. Of course “Oh Happy Day” from Sister Act II somehow worked its way into the mix and like any good black school worth its weight FAMU students went crazy and broke out into song and even did their best church clap.

Enjoy!

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The Marching 100 Does It Again!

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 10, 2008

The Marching 100 performed a medley of songs at the FAMU VS Winston-Salem game on Thursday. The band had a lot of hits up their sleeves. Very good half time show! Very crunk indeed! And i’m sorry if people no longer stay crunk. Soon as I learn a new word (besides the word shone shone) I will use that instead lol.

The Greatest In All The Land

And Thats How You Half Time!

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