Latino Nights At Cuba Libre Bar and Havana Jax Restaurant

Saturday night was fun and full of Latin spirit at Cuba Libre Bar and Havana Jax Restaurant. “Latino Night,” is an every Saturday night event, free to attend and with discounts on popular drinks. The event is one of the more popular events held at Cuba Libre. And it is not just the Latino population…

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…

Waste Reduction Week

I believe that global warming is happening and that we are making it worse. I think that the government should set up regulations to help keep our earth clean. I try not to litter, and I make sure to recycle at work, but at home, I have not been doing the same. Part of it…

Growing Solutions in an Insecure Community 

Crossing over the bridge, I could see the industrial side of Jacksonville next to the St. John’s River. The view was full of rusty metal boats and looking down I would have never imagined people lived in this place. Driving through the Eastside neighborhood, most of the houses looked old and broken down. When I…

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…

“The Devil’s School”

Deemed as the most haunted site in Jacksonville, Public School Number Four is an abandoned building located on the edge of Riverside, near the I-10 and 95 merge. Drivers crossing the Fuller Warren Bridge may catch a glimpse of the graffiti covered school that has been standing for over a century. Throughout the schools history…

Press Release – FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS 2017-2018 SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Williams – Publicist FSCJ Artist Series ashley.williams@fscjartistseries.org or (904) 442-2933 fscjartistseries.org – The official website for Broadway in Jacksonville   FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS 2017-18 SEASON   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, is thrilled to announce the 2017-18 Broadway in Jacksonville season, filled…

Album Review of B.R.A.V.E by Retro Youth

Retro Youth B.R.A.V.E Album Review Independent Ear Records Released 2/3/17 By: Morgan Bates Our story begins about a year ago with a simple friend request on Facebook. Drummer Alan Martin reached out in hopes of spreading the word about his band Retro Youth. Intrigued, I went to the band’s page to find out more and came across their…

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…

The Real F Word

Writer –  Daniel Sheffield Love is a strange and beautiful thing. The idea of being in love, spending time with someone, caring about them, and having them care about you are all things that might cause an individual to look for love. At around 16, I learned about love. Since then, there has been one…

The Four Best LOCAL Places to Study on Southside

Writer – Rachel Eve We’ve made it. We have passed through the beginning time of syllabi and being talked at about plagiarism, through the age of gawking eyes of classmates as we pick seats that we’ll likely be stuck with for the entire semester, and through the demonstrations on how to access classwork and content…

Univision Jacksonville

In November 2015, Univision 18 Jacksonville started with two local shows and advertisements on the Univision’s cable channel. By Summer 2016, Watsnu Media should produce Spanish-language local news for the Hispanic population living in Jacksonville, Florida. Watsnu Media is an affiliate of Univision Communications Inc. and chose Jacksonville as the first affiliate in the northeast…

Head Start & Lutheran Services Florida offer assistance to change lives

Writer –  Claudia García In Jacksonville, some organizations like Lutheran Services Florida (LSF), have programs to help transform the lives of people regardless of age, background and belief. Head Start/Early Head Start is a program that offers services to all eligible children and families. Maria McNair, deputy director of comprehensive services at Lutheran Services Florida…

A photojournalistic view of Jacksonville’s Riverside Arts Market

If you’ve never been to R.A.M. (Riverside Arts Market) you’ve missed a fun piece of Jacksonville’s melting pot culture. Every Saturday morning in Riverside, local vendors bring their wares, ranging from art to organic items to sell, while local acts take the stage and provide free entertainment to the hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors…

Squeedlepuss Rocks Jacksonville’s Music Scene

Writer: Amber Green Squeedlepuss is a band made up of five musicians all with ties to local college, University of North Florida. Formed in 2013 with a smaller arrangement, the band has evolved into consisting of Javian “J” Francis (Keys), Stefan Klein (drums), Paul Miller (guitar/vocals), Mike Perez (bass), and Dan Hunting (guitar). The band…