A Day in the Life of an International Student

Article by: Becky Hudson Lynn Dollekamp is a 24-year-old international student, whom recently graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville with a bachelor’s degree in Converged Communications. Dollekamp, born and raised in the Netherlands, is first born out of three children. She is an all-star athlete who was on the winning team of the European…

FSCJ Blue Wave Athletics at High Tide

Article by: Lynn Dollekamp Jacksonville, FL- Smashing volleyballs, hitting home runs, throwing baseballs, running cross country, or slam dunking basketballs, it is all possible at Florida State College at Jacksonville. The BlueWave Athletics Department is honored to feature six teams: men’s basketball, softball, baseball, women’s basketball, volleyball and has recently added women’s cross country to its 2017-18…

FSCJ Press Conference

On May 25, 2017, Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) students hosted a press conference to discuss the drastic impact the proposed budget cuts will have on local and regional education. The students were joined by Harvey Slentz, Attorney at Law and FSCJ Professor of Business Law and Employment Law. Students shared their concerns about…

Who Will Win The 2016-17 NBA M.V.P. Award?

By: Hunter Wright It is a forgone conclusion that the 2016-17 NBA M.V.P. will either be James Harden or Russell Westbrook. While deserving talents such as Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James will receive votes, this has become a two-man race, with any potential dark horses far behind. As of this writing, “The Beard” James Harden,…

Inside the Mind of an Offensive Coordinator

By: Hunter Wright Greg Briner has been engulfed in the world of football for nearly all his life. While playing as a quarterback at Gardena High School, Briner earned League player of the year, Los Angeles City player of the year, Southern California player of the year, California player of the year, and Parade Magazine…

Super Bowl LI, Falcons and G.O.A.T’s

On Sunday night viewers around the world collectively screamed a variety of four-letter words at the top of their lungs. Patriot fans yelled “YEAH!” While every other football fan yelled ____! (you can fill in the blank). In a game 51 years in the making, the Atlanta Falcon and New England Patriots tore the house…

Everything You Need to Know Before Super Bowl LI

This Sunday the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will face off in the biggest sporting event the United States has to offer; Super Bowl LI. The stories surrounding these two teams make an already great game even more meaningful. Will the Atlanta Falcons win their first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, or will…

Achieving the Dream for All

by Darick Taylor Earlier this year, FSCJ joined Achieving the Dream, which is a nation-wide network of over 200 community colleges that have banded together through this program to improve student success. This morning, next door to Downtown Campus at FSCJ’s Advanced Technology Center, faculty members and administrators from numerous campuses and departments gathered under…

Nightmare Before Christmas Show A Smashing Success!

  It seems like just yesterday that I had the pleasure of attending the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s own rendition of a Nightmare Before Christmas. I must say that the show was not only beautifully shown, but beautifully played, as well. During the live concert, I joined all of the beloved characters such as Jack Skellington,…

Top 3 Games to Watch this Weekend, Week 13 by Hunter Wright

Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) Both of these teams have been severely underwhelming this season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t put on an entertaining football game. The Eagles rank 15th in points scored, and their defense has allowed the 5th fewest points all year. The Eagles started the season winning their first…

The Frightening Truth About The Foods We Eat

Writer: Bert Villena In the vast world of consumption, there is a wide variety of foods that exist. With intensive research and close analysis, I have classified these foods into three categories: foods that don’t want to be eaten, foods that do, and foods that don’t care. The most intelligent of the groups are the…

Are You Feeling SAD?

By: Sarah Elizabeth It’s that time of year again! The sun sets earlier, the outdoor social events have drastically minimized, the cold has come, and you might be feeling a bit blue. Well, if you’re struggling with a bad case of the “winter blues”,  you might be a victim of the ugly SAD monster. Seasonal…

Top 3 Games to Watch this Weekend

Minnesota Vikings (5-4) vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1) The Vikings have gone 2-1 against the Cardinals in their previous three meetings, and have had a different starting quarterback in each game. The Vikings will once again have a different signal caller as Sam Bradford looks to end the Vikings’ 4-game losing streak. The Vikings’ current streak…

Frances Driscoll and the Power of Words to Heal

by Darick Taylor Frances Driscoll’s harrowing collection of poetry, The Rape Poems, continues to have a wide reach—including in an Oxford University Press medical text book, a Spanish language class, and a church-based marriage course. The Rape Poems has been adapted into stage productions that have premiered in cities such as New York and San…