danceWORKS presents the 21st Annual Spring Dance Concert

FSCJ Dance Reperatory Company, danceWORKS, presents the 21st Annual Spring Dance Concert. February 22, 7:30 p.m. and February 22, 7:30 p.m. The performance features guest artists Rebecca Bryant and Teena Maria Custer. Intermission will host a special installation produced by Talani Torres and Isaac Brown. To purchase tickets, call (904) 646-2222 $10 – reserved seating $5…

“We’ve Got Spirit, How About You?”

  With the start of the new year came with it the new semester. All around the campuses on the first week of the new semester FSCJ students, faculty and staff alike showed their school spirit for Spirit Day. On January 24th, clubs, programs and extracurricular activities held booths at multiple campuses, showcasing what their…

We Want Love

I have lived in Jacksonville for three years now and almost every night I sit to watch the local news, there is a shooting or death due to teen gang violence. Living in Duval County, I noticed that violence amongst teens is an everyday routine and it seems like the locals are callous to the…

Jacksonville’s Contaminated Sites: Industrial Hotspot

Jacksonville, Florida is a large industrial hotspot of the south with a 38-foot deep water port, four airports, three sea ports, a major highway system that connects three major interstates, and a railroad system.  An abundance of industries and business headquarters reside in the area such as CSX Corp., Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and Fidelity National…

Overcoming Adversity in a Foreign Country

Most people do not realize that their grandparents are oftentimes, some of the strongest people they know. They are more than trustworthy sources of spoil, love, and good food. They are the people that have braved the storms of this life, paved a path in this world for themselves, and learned valuable lessons that they…

Life As It Is

There are many people who do not have the opportunity to live in a home or be surrounded by family members that support them. Not many people have to deal with finding a place to live or endure the discomfort of never knowing when you’re going to have to make your next move. Most of…

Let’s Talk Climate Change

In 2015, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Francois Hollande, the then President of France spoke about both the current and future effects of global warming. “We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation” Hollande explained. His words hold truth and relevance to the issues of…

“The Experience”

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, an exhibit was held in the Art Gallery on South Campus. One component that made this exhibit special, was the art displayed throughout the gallery. The art was a compilation of mixed media on canvas, digital print on wood, a 3-D printed sculpture, and even a short film that played…

Waste Reduction Week

I believe that global warming is happening and that we are making it worse. I think that the government should set up regulations to help keep our earth clean. I try not to litter, and I make sure to recycle at work, but at home, I have not been doing the same. Part of it…

A March of Silence- FSCJ Remembers MLK

January 16, 2018- Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy lives on beyond a street sign and a national holiday: his passion still dwells deeply today among many. At FSCJ’s MLK Jr. Remembrance Ceremony at South Campus on Jan. 16, a silent march commenced. Several dozen showed unwavering resolve, marching to effect change with tenacious silence. The…

More Than A Book Sale

I volunteered to sort books for an upcoming Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library Book Sale. I bought books in the past at FOL book sales, but I avoided recent sales as I was attempting to thin out my currently overflowing collection of books. I was an avid reader as a child and grew up…

Housing: An Entire Generation Thrown Under the Bus

2008, a year that will forever remain infamous as the period during which millions of Americans lost their jobs, their homes, and their lives. In 2008, the United States economy crashed in a devastating manner, primarily because of what is known as the US Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Housing prices were inflated well above where they…

Merlot on Granite

“I wasn’t in Vietnam, my father was.” He was utterly confused, but that was my fault, I should have clarified the question. So, I shook my head and pieced together an entirely new sentence. “Mr. Kelvin, I’m not talking about the war in Vietnam, I’m talking about the refugees, did you come across any Vietnamese…

Growing Solutions in an Insecure Community 

Crossing over the bridge, I could see the industrial side of Jacksonville next to the St. John’s River. The view was full of rusty metal boats and looking down I would have never imagined people lived in this place. Driving through the Eastside neighborhood, most of the houses looked old and broken down. When I…

War Beyond Deployment

The effects of war last far beyond deployment. The events that veterans encounter in the field shape their everyday lives outside of it. Issues like PTSD, depression, and lack of purpose are inevitable for veterans because of war; however, people are often oblivious to the difficulties veterans experience when returning to civilian life. This can…

Eastside Jacksonville Experimental Learning

Experiential Learning Essay Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city in United States and was named after president Andrew Jackson. Looking around my neighborhood, I see streets lined with nice, sound homes with healthy green lawns. A short walking distance from there are primary and secondary schools, and further along are various supermarkets and nearby clinics;…