Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Holcomb And Miller Lead Lady Archers To Season Success

The Archers Women’s Basketball team won big over the weekend. The ladies beat Metropolitan Community College- Penn Valley in Kansas City, Mo. with a whopping 84-43 final score on Sunday night. The game which was scheduled for Saturday, February 20th was rescheduled due to inclement weather. 

The team saw strong performances from their teammates, Deborah Holcomb who scored 26 points throughout the game and Khalia Miller was right behind her with 23 points.                                                                                                                                                                                          

The ladies boast a strong record of 23-6. Head Coach Shelly Ethridge says,” The team is more like a close knit family.”  Ultimately teamwork seems to be the key ingredient this season.  

The Archers next game will be on February 28, 2015 at the Region XVI Tourney in Joplin, Mo.  Don’t miss out on seeing these ladies play this season, there are only a few games left. GO Archers!!

by Breonna Ragland

Monday, February 23, 2015

What's Your Flo?

Is 28 Days Enough to Celebrate Black History Month?

Shot & Edited By: Anthony G. Jones I 
Comment your response below

Be sure to pick up a hard copy of The Forum to see the "28 Days" article on page 6.

The New Blackboard Portal

As of March 22nd, you’ll be seeing Blackboard in a whole new way!!!  You can now become more informed about what’s going on campus, because you’ll have access to not only your courses, but to clubs and helpful information that’ll  keep you on track for graduation. You’ll also have the ability to customize tabs with modules containing updates on what matter to you. 

By: Asia Mobley 

Red Cross Blood Donations

During the month of March the American Red Cross is inviting eligible blood donors to become a hero for patients. The need for blood is constant and The Red Cross depends on blood donor across the nation for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed. To schedule an appointment visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Local Blood Donation Locations
Florissant: 3/13/15 11am-3pm, Missouri Veterans Home, 10600 Lewis and Clark Blvd
Hazelwood: 3/6/15 2pm-6pm, Gateway Bick GMC, 820 McDonnell Blvd
3/10/15 4pm-7pm, Hazelwood Civic Center, 8969 Dunn Rd

3/12/15 1pm-5pm, Aesculap Inc, 615 Lambert Pointe Drive

By. Je'Nell McCrary

Support the Ferguson Youth Initiative #FYI

Help support the Ferguson Youth Initiative by attending the Breaking the Boundaries Spring Break Benefit Bash.  This event will be an opportunity to directly help the Youth of Ferguson. All proceeds with go directly to the Ferguson Youth Initiative. All STLCC campuses are invited. We are fortunate to have multi-campuses under the same STLCC name. Lets make an effort you unify for a great purpose.

When: March 13th 7-10pm

Where: Florissant Valley Student Center Multipurpose room

Cost: $10 per ticket @ Cashier/Campus Life Office

This event is sponsored by SGA

By: Asia Mobley 

Florissant Valley Staff and Faculty Book Club

 An enthusiastic librarian named Stacey Lampman, who has a passion for reading, leads the Flo Valley staff and faculty book club. The book club consists of 8 to 10 women, who get together every season of the year. At the meetings Stacey and the ladies make suggestions on books they would like to read and then take a vote. The book they were reviewing this time around was a novel by Stephen King entitled “11/22/63”. This book is unlike anything Stephen King has previously written. In this piece King rewrote history in attempt to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jake Epping, the main character and high school teacher in 2011 was ‘accidentally’ given the responsibility of going back in time to change the tragic events. Even though Jake has witnessed first-hand that time could be changed; it is not without its drawbacks. This book is a must read!

By. Gordon Ellerson

Thursday, February 19, 2015

"The Disabled Scholar" Brings his Perspectives to FV at Lunch & Learn Event

Roosevelt Mitchell, author of “The Disabled Scholar” spoke February 12th at Florissant Valley during an African American Heritage Lunch and Learn event. Mitchell gave insight into his upbringing affected by his parents' drug use and his mother suffered from schizophrenia.

During his talk Mitchell blamed his parents for his failures and later realized he was responsible for his own life, when he was taken in by a Caucasian family who would not take no for an answer.
“l went from shaking roaches out my clothes to the other side of town," Mitchell said. "Green grass, getting lunch money, and eating dinner with them made life feel like a Leave it to Beaver episode.”

Mitchell also discussed African American depictions in media and society. He believes that television shows like Empire, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder negatively impact black culture. He asked the question “Do black lives matter?” to the crowd. “We have to think for ourselves.” Mitchell encourages everyone to learn history for themselves instead of letting other people tell what they think should be known.

By: Travonte Harris