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Are You Feeling SAD?

By: Sarah Elizabeth It’s that time of year again! The sun sets earlier, the outdoor social events have drastically minimized, the cold has come, and you might be feeling a bit blue. Well, if you’re struggling with a bad case of the “winter blues”,  you might be a victim of the ugly SAD monster. Seasonal…

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Top 3 Games to Watch this Weekend

Minnesota Vikings (5-4) vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1) The Vikings have gone 2-1 against the Cardinals in their previous three meetings, and have had a different starting quarterback in each game. The Vikings will once again have a different signal caller as Sam Bradford looks to end the Vikings’ 4-game losing streak. The Vikings’ current streak…

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Don’t Shop- Adopt!

By: Lori Mazeikis The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) has been serving the area’s pet population since 1885 where it began as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). In 1920, it became the Humane Society and twelve acres of land were donated by the Bowden family for the welfare of animals. In…

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Frances Driscoll and the Power of Words to Heal

by Darick Taylor Frances Driscoll’s harrowing collection of poetry, The Rape Poems, continues to have a wide reach—including in an Oxford University Press medical text book, a Spanish language class, and a church-based marriage course. The Rape Poems has been adapted into stage productions that have premiered in cities such as New York and San…

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Top 3 Games to Watch this Weekend (Week 10)

By: Hunter Wright New Orleans Saints (4-4) vs. Denver Broncos (6-2) On the outside looking in: that is the Saints current playoff position. With the season half-over, they need to mount an inspired winning streak in order to secure a wildcard berth. How is this possible? They have a future Hall of Famer at quarterback,…

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Political Perceptions

By: Emily Largent I write this article in the midst of the presidential election of 2016, and I have, quite honestly, never been so nervous. The past few weeks (heck, the past year) have been fairly stressful – physically, emotionally, politically, you name it. I’m a fairly political person, only because I can’t afford not…

Young People’s Special Role And Power In This Election

By: Matt Nicodemas As a college freshman in 1978, I and millions of other young Americans faced the real possibility that the military draft, ended only five years before, would be reinstated. Understanding the fundamental wrongness of conscription, which violates personal liberty and morality and makes more likely wars unsupported by the nation’s citizenry, I…

Top 3 Games to Watch this Weekend

New York Giants (4-3) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) The Eagles-Giants rivalry is arguably the best rivalry in professional football, providing some of the most iconic moments the sports’ history from Chuck Bednarik’s famous hit on Frank Gifford, to the Miracle at the Meadowlands one and two. The Philadelphia Eagles have won the past 4 games…

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Dave Bruderly: A Democrat for District 4

Writer – Harry Moore For the first time in many years, a democrat is running for Florida’s 4th Congressional District. Dave Bruderly’s campaign has declared that if he were to win the election, he would put people first. Bruderly graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1969, earning a degree in marine engineering…

FSCJ and the HRSA Host Nursing Workforce Diversity Symposium

For Immediate Release WHAT:          Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and the U. S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are hosting a Diversity Symposium for diverse communities. The symposium will provide information about the statistics and cases of health related illnesses in diverse communities. Illnesses such as stroke, high blood pressure,…

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FSCJ Hosts Career Expo to Connect Students with Potential Employers

WHAT: Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is hosting a Career Expo including a wide variety of local and regional employers, desiring to create job opportunities for FSCJ students. More than 30 companies will be in attendance at each event including UF Health, The Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Duval County Public Schools,…

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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…

Top 3 Games of the Week, NFL Edition with Hunter Wright (Week 8)

By: Hunter Wright Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) vs. Washington Redskins (4-3) *In London The Cincinnati Bengals have won each of the past three meetings between these two teams, and each time the Redskins have had a different starting quarterback, but perhaps Kirk Cousins can succeed where Patrick Ramsey, Jason Campbell, and Robert Griffin III have failed.…

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The First Kiss

  Not too long ago, I caught myself thinking of a girl that I hadn’t thought about in quite some time. Her name is Josie, and she’ll always have a special place in my heart because she was my first kiss. The long and short of it was pretty typical. We were both 14 and…

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Residents Are PROUD of Oak Street

By: Lori Mazeikis What would you do if you found out a developer was planning to build a large, full-bar restaurant with live entertainment and outdoor seating, open until 11:00 p.m. across the street from your house? Eighteen-year Riverside resident Kevin Pettway was faced with this dilemma last year. Many people with no knowledge of the…

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Top 3 Games of the Week, NFL Edition with Hunter Wright (Week 7)

By: Hunter Wright Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3) vs. Oakland Raiders (4-2) Although this is still early in the season, this is a must-win game for the Jaguars. They started the season in typical Jaguar fashion, a three-game losing streak, but are riding a wave of momentum following consecutive narrow victories. Despite giving up big plays in…