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Honoring The Life of a Fallen Rattler!

Posted by thelense on Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lakeland Ledger

Credit: Lakeland Ledger

Abbie Carr Coleman, 89, Died Saturday, Sept. 27th, 2008 at Shands Hospital Jacksonville, FL of respiratory failure. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Coleman Mayor of Lakeland and daughter, Emma Phillips.

At Florida A&M University, she played varsity basketball and tennis. In 1942, she graduated from FAMU with a Degree in Education. Bertha James her classmate & teammate at FAMU recruited Abbie to Lakeland, FL where she taught Physical Ed at Rochelle High School. The basketball team won city, county and state championships during her tenure.

Abbie was a member of First Baptist Institutional Church of Lakeland where she served as Treasurer, Deaconess Past President , Sunday School Teacher, and a Finance Committee member. She was a F.A.M.U Alumni Association Member. She enjoyed participating in the local Par & Birdie, FAMU, and Bethune Golf Tournaments throughout the state.

Rest In Peace



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Rattlers…. Orange and Green!

Posted by thelense on Sunday, October 5, 2008

I like this chant/song, for some reason it gets me hype. I don’t think they play it that often though, because I didn’t even recognize it at first. But maybe that is my shortcoming?

Rattlers Orange and Green

I see you junior class!

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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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Student Body Wishes FAMU A Happy 121st Birthday!

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 3, 2008

As I sat in convocation I started to think of ways that I could uniquely celebrate the 121st year of existence for my school Florida A&M University. Being that I started my video blog I felt the best way to go about it was to get dedications from students all over campus wishing FAMU a Happy Birthday! So here is the finished product. Students from all majors, classifications, and cities wishing the school that UNITES us all under a common goal academic pursuit and fellowship! Despite our differences today we are all rattlers and we come together to wish our beloved school a Happy 121st Birthday!

Happy Birthday FAMU From The Students!

A special thanks to everyone who participated to make this possible. Really appreciate you taking a few seconds out your day to show love to a school that I love, Florida A&M University!

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The Greatest Alma Mater In All The Land!

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 3, 2008

Its no secret that Rattlers are very very very proud of their school. Ask any of us any and we will tell you that FAMU has the best everything in the world. Ok, while we may not have the best “EVERYTHING” in the world we certainly have one of the best Alma Mater’s out there. I love singing the Alma Mater, and the chorus is my favorite part! It is my goal for 2009 to learn all the words to the Alma Mater instead of just mouthing “watermelon” when third verse begins.

FAMU Alma Mater

Fact: FAMU’s Alma Mater is the best

Fiction: If you reach the end of a rainbow you will find a pot of gold!

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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!


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


Greetings by SGA President Andrew Collins


Historical Reading by SGA Vice President Mellori Lumpkin


Introduction of Speaker by FAMU President James Ammons


Speaker Of The Day Senator Alfred “Al” Lawson

FAMU Graduate and FL State Senator

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Happy 121st Birthday FAMU!

Posted by thelense on Friday, October 3, 2008

The Lens would like to wish Florida A&M University a very happy 121st birthday. Over a 100 years of excellence in caring and changing the lives of African American students the world over! FAMU’s impact is global. Today on campus was truly amazing and I will be uploading all of the fun! So stay tuned!

Mr. and Miss. FAMU

Mr. and Miss. FAMU

Florida A&M University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3rd, 1887, it began classes with 15 students and two instructors.

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Watching the VP Debate

Posted by thelense on Thursday, October 2, 2008

I am currently watching the VP Debate on C-Span because I like my coverage unfiltered.

As a serious amateur journalist it is my job to be objective on things like Debates and such. And with that being said…


Biden was cool, could have conveyed his points stronger though

Personally, I think the debate was rather dull. Not worth watching on the set for sure. It seemed that Sarah Palin made up her own questions and her own answers. Gwin Ifill was just there to um.. Look professional and throw out random questions that were just for show. Biden didn’t win and Palin didnt lose. So I guess thats a sort of draw? Regardless of this debate Barack Obama is still kicking butt in Florida and thats all that matter! Swing state baby swing!

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FAMU Career Center Fall 2008 Career Expo!

Posted by thelense on Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Had the opportunity to attend the FAMU Career Center Expo held at the Leon County Civic Center. I rode the shuttle to the event (it left me and I was stranded at the event until I found a ride back to campus). There were a lot of big companies in the building and it was definitely a good experience. From Proctor & Gamble to Walmart the companies were there talking to the best and brightest FAMU has to offer. The turnout was really good and overall the companies had some great information and opportunities to offer. I still feel the event was more geared towards traditional Business and Accounting but there was something for everyone if you knew where to look. I got approached by a lot of the companies and they told me about how I could use my degree to my advantage in their organization. I thought that was kind of cool. Eventually I gave out all my resumes and was burned out from “professionalism fatigue” so I had to take a seat.

YBP’s (Young, Black, Professionals) all over the place! I really hope a lot of FAMUANS snagged those jobs or internships they wanted!

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