“When it comes to voting in August, you have options”

Writer –  BEN DOUTHETT We all know there’s a kinda-sorta-major election happening on November 8. But many people only follow politics casually, and they might not realize there’s a slightly-less-but-still-important election that is scheduled for August 30. The two major candidates for the White House have already been all but decided, but August’s statewide primary will…

Student Speaker Series: Amber Green – Jacksonville Refugee Crisis

Writer: Amber Green   As part of the FSCJ The Campus Voice Student Speaker Series, Amber Green submitted this piece on Jacksonville’s Refugee Crisis. Speaking with special guests from World Relief Jacksonville (www.facebook.com/worldreliefjacksonville)and Lutheran Social Services of NE Florida (www.facebook.com/pages/Lutheran-S…/499950613489422 ).  

“Get It In Your Ears with Morgan Bates” – X1029’s Rock on The River

By: Morgan Bates The Jacksonville Landing/Maverick’s Live – 5/30/16 This year’s Rock On The River presented by X102.9 was so freaking awesome! The lineup was stacked with talent like Young The Giant, Bearhands, Joywave, The Wombats, The Strumbellas, Finish Ticket, and Tomboi. With a lineup like this, the temperature was not going to be the only…

My Journey Towards a College Education: A Student’s Experience

Writer – Aaron Murdoch   There is not one person in my immediate, or extended family, who has successfully graduated from a college degree program of any kind. In fact, none of my close friends or their family members have earned a college education. My mom had graduated from high school and my dad left…

“Is 2016 the Year of Celebrity Deaths?”

by BEN DOUTHETT Almost halfway through 2016, the year is starting to get some awful shades of 2009. Seven years ago, the world was left aghast as multiple celebrities shuffled off this mortal coil, many within only a few days of each other. Within just one three-day span (June 25-28), Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed…

Vaxxed – From Catastrophe to Cover-up

Writer –  Kyle Leahy Walsh Vaxxed is a documentary directed by Andrew Wakefield and produced by Del Bigtree. It first gained attention when it was included in and then removed from the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Vaxxed, being shown at the Regal 18 on Beach Blvd from Fri, Jun 3rd thru Thurs, June 9th, has been…

Should Sanders Throw in the Towel?

Writer – Kennedy Ryder The past few months have been debatably one of the more interesting election cycles we have had in decades. On the right, Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, while Sanders and Clinton are still battling it out to a certain degree. As we grow closer to to the Democratic Convention in…

“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 throw…

What the Internet Giveth it Also Taketh Away.

Writer – Kristiano Leme   Internet access has changed the way many industries and individuals carry out day-to-day activities. Be it a small business interacting with potential clients, or a family member wishing another a happy birthday, it seems that most of our lives are now conducted via an internet connection. But with this connectivity comes a…

“Justin Case You Haven’t Seen It”: Snowpiercer

Netflix has suggested another movie for me this week. That movie is Snowpiercer. At first glance I thought maybe it was a new James Bond movie. With a name like that, how could it not be? Then I read the synopsis that Netflix provided me and I said to myself, “Well this isn’t a James…

Editorial – Bern Down For What? Not Hillary.

When my editor came to me last week, and asked me why I supported Bernie Sanders, my knee-jerk response was: “Because he is the only candidate who isn’t a parasite to the American people.” And while yes, this may be true, Senator Sanders’ lack of parasitical tendencies isn’t the only reason you should feel the…

“Squirrels of FSCJ” aka The Unsung Hero: a Tale to a Tail

Writer: Ilano, Ambrose M. Allow me to introduce you to Sciurus carolinensis, commonly known to most of us as “squirrel,” specifically, one Eastern gray squirrel (but in the right light, they do appear just a little on the brown side). Our lovable creature can be found native throughout the Eastern United States–but we’re losing focus. You…

Editorial – A Student’s Deliberative Dialogue

Written by – Edina Karic ( a student in Professor Melissa Boyd’s SPC2608 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking class) To this day I cannot understand why the war in Bosnia happened. What was so wrong with my people that it was decided they should all be eradicated? This is a question that so many people, including…

Editorial: “Black Lives Matter”

By: Johnson Dieujuste Black Lives Matter is an activist movement that started in 2013 when George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The movement gained momentum after many other black lives were lost with little done to punish the ones responsible. Since its conception, the group has been under fire from certain individuals who view them as hostile. One…

Editorial – The Presidential Election; Making a Mockery of U.S Politics

By: Cristina D. Epperson Should election updates be categorized under “Entertainment” in the news? Do people tune in to presidential debates for humor and enjoyment, or to understand the qualities and ideals of their next future president? These are understandable questions to ponder as the 2016 race starts dipping its toes in the pool of controversial…

The Killing Joke: Starring Barbara Gordon

Republished from Women Write About Comics The Killing Joke is considered one of the best comic stories of all time. One of the greatest Batman storylines to ever be printed. It has Joker at his worst, Gordon at his most vulnerable, and Batman at his breaking point. The book is most remembered for its graphic content,…