“Split” Film Review

By: Logan Coleman       Spilt is the latest psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan, the film definitely has moments of intense terror and I was surprised by the comedic elements of the film. I would say that the issues within the film lie within the way they use child abuse and mental illness…

FSCJ’s Forensics Team Places at Regional Speech Competitions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Forensics team earned the Quality Award and placed third overall in two out of three regional speech tournaments hosted by Berry College, University of West Florida (UWF) and FSCJ. During Fall Term, the team bested competitors from some of the top universities in the country, including University of Florida, Florida…

Letter to The Editor: Mass Killings and Psychiatric Drugs

By: Sachi Yamabe Isn’t it time to consider the possibility that the root cause of mass killings may be bigger than “mental illness” or gun control? There is a mountain of evidence and a growing movement of experts and victims that are exposing the role that Psychotropic Drugs – benzodiazepines/sleeping pills, antidepressants (SSRIs), antipsychotics and…

Irony and Piloting America

By: Christopher Neely It has been a week since the end of the 2016 presidential campaign and Donald Trump’s victory. During that time social media has been ablaze with people celebrating the victory and others lashing out against the result. I have been carefully watching what has been going on over the internet, of people’s…

TEDxFSCJ Salon: Our Digital Leaders of Tomorrow

WHAT:          Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is partnering with TEDx for an evening of TED talks, presentations and break-out sessions with FSCJ students from the Management Information Systems (MIS) courses and local middle and high school students.   These students are leaders in the world of developing technology. They will discuss their endeavors in…

Don’t Shop- Adopt!

By: Lori Mazeikis The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) has been serving the area’s pet population since 1885 where it began as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). In 1920, it became the Humane Society and twelve acres of land were donated by the Bowden family for the welfare of animals. In…

Young People’s Special Role And Power In This Election

By: Matt Nicodemas As a college freshman in 1978, I and millions of other young Americans faced the real possibility that the military draft, ended only five years before, would be reinstated. Understanding the fundamental wrongness of conscription, which violates personal liberty and morality and makes more likely wars unsupported by the nation’s citizenry, I…

FSCJ and the HRSA Host Nursing Workforce Diversity Symposium

For Immediate Release WHAT:          Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and the U. S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are hosting a Diversity Symposium for diverse communities. The symposium will provide information about the statistics and cases of health related illnesses in diverse communities. Illnesses such as stroke, high blood pressure,…

Homelessness: An Epidemic in Our Society

When I went in for my first shift volunteering at a homeless shelter, I could have never imagined how in a few short months my perspective on our world could change so much. I have been volunteering at Mission House at the beaches since late June, and I do not claim to know everything there…

Don’t Miss The Capitol Steps presents by the FSCJ Artist Series

As a political nerd, upon going to see The Capitol Steps I was blown away by the brilliance and wit that went into the composition of the humor and overall acting of the skits. Some of you may be thinking, what even is The Capitol Steps? They are a group of five previous congressional staffers…

Labyrinth Created at FSCJ South Campus For World Peace Day

In honor of International Peace Day, our very own Professor of humanities Holly Masturzo, decided that celebrating such a day was not meant for stuffy classrooms and powerpoints. With the help of her students, Professor Masturzo cleared out one of the rickety old tennis courts in the back of campus and transformed it into an…

“F” is For Finals

Writer –  Kennedy Ryder We have all been there, in fact, many of us are there right now. You step onto campus and you can feel it in the air, the stress, caffeine, and sleep-deprived induced haze your fellow students are stumbling around in. What day is it? Is Obama still president? Wait, is that…

FSCJ students and faculty gather to stand #ORLANDOStrong

Early Sunday morning at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, an unthinkable tragedy claimed nearly fifty innocent lives and wounded an additional fifty. The gunman pledged an allegiance to ISIS, and has rumored to have been gay himself- which explains his targeting of members of the LGBTQ+ community. On Wednesday a memorial was held to remember the…

Should Sanders Throw in the Towel?

Writer – Kennedy Ryder The past few months have been debatably one of the more interesting election cycles we have had in decades. On the right, Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, while Sanders and Clinton are still battling it out to a certain degree. As we grow closer to to the Democratic Convention in…

Humans of FSCJ – 5/25/2016

    “Where did you learn to ask such fabulous questions? Speech class?  Hmm. Does everyone have to have a story? I typically prefer biographies to novels. I like reality. However, I sometimes feel like Don Quixote, with experiences ranging from the sublime to the inconsequential. Helping students understand the fundamentals of speech and the…

College Rape: The Evolution from “Victim” to “Survivor”

A hot button issue in the media lately is the inevitable fact that one in four college women will be sexually assaulted in their time on campus. Lady Gaga’s unforgettable “Til It Happens To You” has shed a much needed light on the stigma and shame that comes with being a victim of rape or…

“F” is For Finals

Writer:  Kennedy Ryder We have all been there, in fact, many of us are there right now. You step onto campus and you can feel it in the air, the stress, caffeine, and sleep-deprived induced haze your fellow students are stumbling around in. What day is it? Is Obama still president? Wait, is that throw…

Humans of FSCJ – April 15, 2016

    “I guess the one inherent thing that is a part of me, no matter what role I’m playing, is to look for the magic in things and the magic in our lives. I never want to miss out on the little moments of magic and beauty that can happen in every day moments….

Blue Waves De’Angel Mathis

#23 Without basketball, De’Angel Mathis doesn’t know where she would be- “Without basketball, I wouldn’t be in school, because right now that’s the only thing that’s paying for it.” Mathis’ story is like so many others, originally taking up basketball in middle school in an attempt to lose weight and get healthy, the sport has…