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;…

Bridges: Making A Change For Women In Poverty

My first event as a Kent Campus student was the TEDxFSCJ Women: Bridges, held on November 2, 2017 in the Kent Campus auditorium. Upon entry, I received a warm welcome at the door from several of the other participants. There were tables filled with items such as key chains, brochures, and business cards if you…

FSCJ Volunteers- Service Day- Clara White Mission

On Friday, October 13, 2017 students from FSCJ volunteered their time and gave back to the community by serving breakfast to those in need. The Clara White Mission, 613 Ashley Street, works to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training and employment. The Clara White Mission has also taken a stand to ensure…

“Write On!” All About JaxbyJax, the Local Writing Festival

On Saturday, November 11, JaxbyJax will take over King St. in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. This annual festival is yet another reason to get out of the house and walk around historic riverside, but what is JaxbyJax exactly? The annual JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival is a way for people to come and listen to the works…

FSCJ 360° Tour Series: Cecil Center

Come join us on a virtual tour of Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Cecil Center. You can take control of the view with the use of our 360° degree camera, while listening to the narration of Tiffany Young as she explains the highlights of what Cecil Center has to offer.

FSCJ 360° Tour Series: Downtown Campus

Come join us on a virtual tour of Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Downtown Campus. You can take control of the view with the use of our 360° degree camera, while listening to the narration of Joseph Dean as he explains the highlights of what Downtown Campus has to offer.

“The Devil’s School”

Deemed as the most haunted site in Jacksonville, Public School Number Four is an abandoned building located on the edge of Riverside, near the I-10 and 95 merge. Drivers crossing the Fuller Warren Bridge may catch a glimpse of the graffiti covered school that has been standing for over a century. Throughout the schools history…

Got Pits?

  “We were given the first one, Wrigley,” says Rob Thompson, “but we didn’t know how to tell the person we did NOT want a pit.” Mr. Thompson is a P.E. teacher at Clay High School over in Green Cove Springs, FL, and like most others, he and his wife, Shirley, were believers of all…