SLS CONFERENCE 2018

The Student Life Skills department is hosting a multi campus conference on April 2nd through April 5th. This year’s theme is “The Pursuit of Knowledge”. The conference will highlight skills that all students, faculty, and staff can utilize to become more efficient, sharpen your critically thinking skills and improve time management. The conference will discuss…

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…

“A Role Worth Playing”

By Shelby Kraut Are you a fan of Marvel and history? Well if you are, then here at South Campus we just had a fun and exciting event for an old movie. The event, “A Role Worth Playing”, was held at FSCJ south campus on February 20th. At the event, a silent black and white…

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….

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…

Presidents Day… More Than Just a 3 Day Weekend

As we hit the middle of February, we see stressed-out students and tired staff looking forward to the only state holiday this month (perhaps in the future Valentine’s Day will be a true holiday, instead of simply the worst restaurant day in America and sale for half of chocolates and confectioneries). Of course, I am…

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’ve Got Spirit, How About You?”

  With the start of the new year came with it the new semester. All around the campuses on the first week of the new semester FSCJ students, faculty and staff alike showed their school spirit for Spirit Day. On January 24th, clubs, programs and extracurricular activities held booths at multiple campuses, showcasing what their…

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…

“The Experience”

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, an exhibit was held in the Art Gallery on South Campus. One component that made this exhibit special, was the art displayed throughout the gallery. The art was a compilation of mixed media on canvas, digital print on wood, a 3-D printed sculpture, and even a short film that played…

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…

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…

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…