What Makes Luke Bryan Country?

Last night, country megastar Luke Bryan brought his sold out “What Makes you country tour” to Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena. The tour is in support of his sixth studio album of the same title released last winter. The tour arrives after the country heartthrob’s first stint on the revival of American Idol, where he stands…

My Brother and the Florida Prison System

On March 14, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. I, Shantavia Allen conducted an interview via phone with my twin brother, Gerrod Allen Jr. He is currently in Franklin Correctional Institution which is in Carrabelle, Florida. He is 26 years old and serving 15 years for Burglary. The calls are only 15 minutes long so I was able…

No More Rice and SPAM

When I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the summer of 2009, I knew that there was only a remote chance that I could face danger, combat or even death. I distinctly remember the pride I felt when returning home after my first eight-month deployment overseas, and the swarms of smiling and cheering faces of…

Student Works: Our River

  Check out this short documentary, by Heather Lunny and Stephen Wilt, exploring the rich history of the St. Johns River.

That One Time I Got Baker Acted

Four years ago, I got “Baker Acted.” If you don’t know what that is, it is a colloquial term referring to the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, also known as “The Baker Act.” It allows for the involuntary institutionalization and examination of individuals who are thought to be mentally ill, a harm to themselves…

Give Me That Country Music Feeling

We all have our music preferences. And almost all of us have that one favorite country song or artist that we can’t get enough of. This weekend, country music fans were treated to the annual Great Atlantic Country Music Festival. I went to the festival with my younger brother, and I was pleasantly surprised how…

Social Issue: Poverty 

Poverty as a social issue is clearly and well presented in this interview. We can see how her life back in Haiti was hard with a terrible economy. Life was so hard that sometimes she would go without food. Thus, this drove and motivated her to want more in the United States as she was…

Traveling within Your Means

To those college students bitten by the travel-bug and stricken with wanderlust, the only thing standing in our way is money. You would have already been to the top of the eiffel tower or explored the temples of Angkor if it weren’t for the question of means. Maybe you have already read tons of travel…

Making the Most of Your Internship

    You’re in classes, working hard to make good grades, and maintaining a social life. If you are like me, me, then you’re also working to pay for those classes and social activities. You’ve made it to your Junior year, and now it’s time to start thinking about your future after college, and the…

Student Works: Kevo’s Game Table – Settlers of Catan

Join Kevo at the Game Table, for reviews and how-to-play overviews for modern card and board games. In this episode, he reviews the popular resource management board game, Settlers of Catan. Kevin is a student in our Digital Media Program, learning video production; much like this series he produced . Settler of Catan is available…

Student Works: Kevo’s Game Table – Pandemic

Join Kevo at the Game Table, for reviews and how-to-play overviews for modern card and board games. In this episode, he reviews the co-operative strategy board game, Pandemic. Kevin is a student in our Digital Media Program, learning video production; much like this series he produced . Pandemic is available for check out by students…

Student Works: Kevo’s Game Table – Dominion

Join Kevo at the Game Table, for reviews and how-to-play overviews for modern card and board games. In this episode, he reviews the popular modern deckbuilder, Dominion. Kevin is a student in our Digital Media Program, learning video production; much like this series he produced . Dominion is available for check out by students from…

FSCJ, My Home Away From Home…

We are officially in the final week of the semester and the pressure is accumulating. Those final presentations and term papers are stacking up and life is not making the deadline any easier. For me, this is my last week of school before graduation. As excited as I am, I feel like the pressure is…

The Pursuit of Conscious Parenting

Looking to teach children discipline, composure, and problem solving? Don’t miss out on the FSCJ 2018 SLS Conference Session- The Pursuit of Conscious Parenting. The conference will be held Monday, April 2, 2018 at FSCJ Kent Campus E2690 from 10am-11:30am. This session will be presented by Pam Bell, Former Director of the University of North…

SLS CONFERENCE

The fifth annual Student Life Skills Conference is quickly approaching, here’s what you need to know about the event and how to get involved. The conference will take place on April 5th at the Deerwood center and the theme this year is the “Pursuit of Knowledge.” Dr. Shep Shepard will be giving his keynote, “No…