East vs. West : A Classic Battle

California or Florida? In my opinion the two are not too far off from each other, or so I thought. I have walked the streets of Jacksonville Florida for more than 25 years now and have never crossed past Louisiana. Sad right? Thankfully an opportunity arose recently to travel “abroad” to San Diego. We flew…

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…

CV Exclusive: FSCJ Welcomes New Mascot

This is a special April Fools Story for The Campus Voice. Since 1965, the ongoing debate to have a mascot has been a hot-button issue throughout the college. The closest Florida State College at Jacksonville has come to having an official mascot was in 1967. During that time, one of the Jacksonville Zoo’s most famous mainstays…

“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…

FSCJ Press Release – College Goal Sunday Provides Financial Aid Assistance and Scholarship Opportunities

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2016 Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016 College Goal Sunday Provides Financial Aid Assistance and Scholarship Opportunities JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – College-bound students now have free access to help in funding their higher education through the ongoing partnership with RealSense, a United Way-led coalition, Florida State College at Jacksonville, University of North…

Humans of FSCJ – Feb 2, 2016

  “Did you ever watch ‘Malcom in the Middle’? Well you know the final episode, the most beautiful season finale to any show ever on Earth? Malcom’s mom looks at him and says ‘Life is never gonna be easy for you, but you’re gonna be successful anyway because you’re gonna work hard for it, because…

The Building Of A Great Group – South Campus’s Engineering Club

Writer – Aisling Healy   Florida State College at Jacksonville South Campus offers an abundance of different clubs for students to attend throughout the semester. In fact, this past fall semester of 2015, the Engineering Club started. This club is open to all students interested, whether you are an engineering major or not. Professors Hamid Aidinejad…

BlueWave Student Spotlight – De’Angela Mathis

Writer:  Micheal Bicek   To De’Angela Mathis, a Florida State College at Jacksonville women’s basketball standout and student athlete, ball is life. Mathis is willing to go as far as basketball will take her while also getting an education in the process. “I don’t have a favorite team or a favorite player, I just love…

Press Release – FSCJ Announces New Kent Campus President

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2015 Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016   FSCJ Announces New Kent Campus President JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is pleased to announce Dr. Cedrick Gibson as the new Kent Campus/Cecil Center president and executive chair of the School of Business and Professional Studies. Dr. Gibson will…

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers Veterans Tools for Success

By: Carl Schorr and Brittany Beimourtrusting Have you heard of the “VSOC” program? It stands for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VetSuccess on Campus program–and FSCJ is a participating location.  Through the VSOC program, VA places experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors on college campuses to assist the growing number of service members, veterans and dependents attending…

Ted X Makes its Mark at Florida State College at Jacksonville

By: Daniel Ciccarello   TED X FSCJ took place this past Saturday October 3rd. The sold out event took place at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus. People from all walks of life were in attendance to hear a myriad of ideas. Pre-show, the atmosphere…

FSCJ Gay-Straight Alliance Club

By: Tiffany Langlois (writer)  /  Michael Ryan (Photography) FSCJ students have numerous options to choose from when making the decision to join a club. Students who join clubs enjoy the benefits of meeting new people and reap the reward of shared knowledge. FSCJ’s Gay-Straight Alliance Club (GSA) provides students with an opportunity to meet others who share…

Student Life Mentors Guide Freshman Through Their Inaugural Year

By Autumn Williams   High school students are reminded daily of the importance of grades and that college is right around the corner. The pressure is on as soon as you walk through the doors of high school. The pressure to find the right fit for college builds until students have an acceptance letter in their hands. Walking onto…

Financial IQ: How to Keep One’s Head Above Water

By Ryan Todd The story of student loans and their seemingly sinister ability to leave students drowning in personal debt feels like a tale as old as time. Chances are we’ve all read the shocking headlines highlighting the archetypal American individual’s race to financial ruin. However, perhaps the problem isn’t the war in general, but the way in which…

Jacksonville Residents Weigh in on Debate Over the Confederate Flag

By Brenda Zelaya The recent shooting that took place at a church in Charleston, South Carolina has reopened the debate regarding the future of the Confederate battle flag. Photos of the suspect posing with the Confederate flag have ignited recent controversy on what the flag symbolizes.

Denise Norris Reflects on Her Time at FSCJ

By Brenda Zelaya Working since 2003 at FSCJ has been highly positive and satisfying for Library Learning Commons (LLC) Associate Dean Denise Norris. In her time here, she’s been part of renovation projects that have filled her with great satisfaction and memories. Even though her last day is June 30, what remains in her mind is…