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…

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.

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…

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…

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…