Sugar isn’t Sweet!

The most common thing that I have noticed, after cars, in the United States, has been soft drink bottles and cans. Wherever I go, I see people drinking them as if they were water. It makes me wonder if this rampant consumption of colas is a superb success story of consumerism. This habit has been…

My Brother and the Florida Prison System

On March 14, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. I, Shantavia Allen conducted an interview via phone with my twin brother, Gerrod Allen Jr. He is currently in Franklin Correctional Institution which is in Carrabelle, Florida. He is 26 years old and serving 15 years for Burglary. The calls are only 15 minutes long so I was able…

Social Issue: Poverty 

Poverty as a social issue is clearly and well presented in this interview. We can see how her life back in Haiti was hard with a terrible economy. Life was so hard that sometimes she would go without food. Thus, this drove and motivated her to want more in the United States as she was…

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…

OMG! GMO!

Writer -Mary L. Gordon The agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto and The Food and Drug Administration have repeatedly claimed, since 1996, that the Genetically Modified Organisms they introduced into the American food supply are perfectly safe for human consumption. But new studies are showing some very different results. A recent article in the prestigious Nature magazine…

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 Inevitable Return of The Great White Dope

Writer – Kristopher Goforth For decades, we have seen the decline of the outward racism and hate in polite society that once permeated the middle part of the 20th century. Cultures blended and acceptance spread throughout our country, so much so that our first African-American President was elected twice. I want to say that at the…

My Facebook Relationship

Writer – Aaron Murdoch   It seems like on a daily basis there is another digital avenue available to share our personal thoughts and pictures for our online friends. Personally, I fought the temptation of falling victim to joining the social medium phenomenon for many years. I first began to use text messaging back in…

Student Speaker Series – Susan Kinhofer – “Staycation at the Studios”

Susan Kinhofer submitted an editorial giving her opinion on why we should skip “the mouse” and hit up “the studios” for your next Orlando staycation. Listen as Susan explains the amazing things to do, see, and drink! She even shares a personal story about an amazing experience with Spider-Man.  

“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…

Change of Heart. A reflection on the Orlando Pulse tragedy.

Writer – Stephanie Lewis   Many of us woke up Sunday morning (June 13, 2016) to the news of the shooting in an Orlando nightclub called Pulse. The shooting left 49 dead and 53 wounded. On their website Pulse describes themselves as “Orlando’s Premier Gay Nightclub.” This shooting has touched the hearts of many, but my…

Justin Case You Haven’t Seen It: The Hateful Eight

Writer: Justin Case Quentin Tarantino is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the art of creating motion pictures. His film Pulp Fiction won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 and helped make his presence known in the film industry. If you have seen Pulp Fiction, then you…