Phi Theta Kappa, Upsilon Eta

Phi Theta Kappa is an elite program with over 1,300 Chapters across different states of the country. This program began in 1918 in Mississippi, and this year is celebrating their 100th year anniversary. This program acknowledges a student’s academic achievements in community college, and is usually offered in colleges/universities that offer a 2-year degree. One…

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…

Who are you Adopting?

Typically, we are asked, “What kind of pet are you adopting?” But many of us aren’t asked, “Who are you adopting?” When adopting a new pet, you are not only adopting an animal companion, you are adopting your new friend/ family member for life. Every animal at an adoption center or pet store have a…

That One Time I was Baker Acted – Part Two

Where we last left off, I was being carted away from my home like a criminal in the back of a police car. I found myself in that predicament, despite not being a criminal, because I was suicidal. I was being taken to “see a doctor,” as the police officers put it. The place they…

Student Resources (2018)

*Note: This is a list of resources that are not included/ described in the previous version of the Student Survival Guide.   Adobe Products Discount – as a student, Adobe offers you a discount in the form of a student package with all or most necessary products for students who will be using digital software…

Give a Little Bit of Yourself

  Recently the Life South blood truck was in for blood donations on FSCJ’s South Campus. I happily went in and was instantly greeted by smiling and friendly staff members that got me situated properly. When you donate blood, you fill out some paperwork confirming your information and making sure you don’t have any conditions…

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…

Living in the (Ro)ment

  In the spring of 2016, I became an au pair for a lovely family in the south of Spain. For those of you who don’t know what an au pair is, it’s basically a nanny. Families provide you with a place to live and food to eat. In exchange you teach them English, help…

That One Time I Got Baker Acted

Four years ago, I got “Baker Acted.” If you don’t know what that is, it is a colloquial term referring to the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, also known as “The Baker Act.” It allows for the involuntary institutionalization and examination of individuals who are thought to be mentally ill, a harm to themselves…

A Message from the Editors…

In response to the recent tragic event of the school shooting last week, we decided to take a moment and make sure that everyone on campus knows what to do in the event of an emergency. What should you do? Where should you go? All emergencies are different and will have different answers for these…

A March of Silence- FSCJ Remembers MLK

January 16, 2018- Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy lives on beyond a street sign and a national holiday: his passion still dwells deeply today among many. At FSCJ’s MLK Jr. Remembrance Ceremony at South Campus on Jan. 16, a silent march commenced. Several dozen showed unwavering resolve, marching to effect change with tenacious silence. The…

Students and Faculty team up against proposed budget cuts

A rally of young and veteran minds came together to express their disdain over the state’s proposal to take away funding for FSCJ. Thursday, of May 25, presented the opportunity for the students of FSCJ and faculty alike to voice a very serious concern that could possibly twist and turn the everyday resources used at…

FSCJ’s Forensics Team Places at Regional Speech Competitions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Forensics team earned the Quality Award and placed third overall in two out of three regional speech tournaments hosted by Berry College, University of West Florida (UWF) and FSCJ. During Fall Term, the team bested competitors from some of the top universities in the country, including University of Florida, Florida…

The Frightening Truth About The Foods We Eat

Writer: Bert Villena In the vast world of consumption, there is a wide variety of foods that exist. With intensive research and close analysis, I have classified these foods into three categories: foods that don’t want to be eaten, foods that do, and foods that don’t care. The most intelligent of the groups are the…

JASMYN Food and Hygiene Drive

JASMYN are collecting items for their Food and Hygiene Drive in the student lounge at South Campus from Thursday November 17 through November 21.

The sights and interviews of the 2016 Faculty Art Show at South Campus

The 2016 Faculty Art Show opened at The Wilson Gallery Art Gallery on September 29, 2016, located on South Campus. Professors and other faculty members from all campus’s submitted works ranging from canvas work to sculpture to 3d printing. The Faculty Art Exhibit will be on display through October 18th. Below are a few of…

FSCJ Represents in the HeadsUpAmerica $2000 #FreeCommunityCollegeStory

We are proud to share the work of 3 of our FSCJ Students who have been selected for the HeadsUpAmerica $2000 #FreeCommunityCollegeStory.  Voting will take place through Oct. 8 and each view helps.  Check out the work below and vote, you could be helping a fellow classmate continue with their degree.   Arvie Witherspoon Annabel Shettel…

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…