An Alternative Ending

I’ve always loved diving into stories and imagining myself in the plot. One of my favorite stories is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. In the context of today’s “Me Too” movement, the story has a greater impact on me today than before. I wish I could change so much of the story, I wish…

Student Works: Dance Program Feature

  For more information about the FSCJ danceWORKS program, visit the FSCJ Dance Repertory Company danceWORKS webpage. danceWORKS will be hosting their 21st Annual Spring Dance Concert tonight and tomorrow night, at 7:30pm, at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at South Campus. The performance features guest artists Rebecca Bryant and Teena Maria Custer….

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 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…

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…

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…

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;…

“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…

Sidiki Conde visits FSCJ for dance workshop (video)

On April 20th Sidiki Conde, a drummer and dancer originally from Guinea and living currently in New York, offered a dance workshop open to staff and students as part of his three-day visit to FSCJ South Campus. Enjoy this immersive 360° video from that workshop: