Everything You Need to Know Before Super Bowl LI

This Sunday the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will face off in the biggest sporting event the United States has to offer; Super Bowl LI. The stories surrounding these two teams make an already great game even more meaningful. Will the Atlanta Falcons win their first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, or will…

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…

Let’s Get Rocked at Welcome To Rockville!

By: Morgan Bates Monster Energy Presents Welcome to Rockville 2017 Metropolitan Park April 29 & 30th Tickets available at welcometorockvillefestival.com It’s almost that time of year when rockers from all over town meet up at Metro Park to throw their hands up, let their hair down, and rock out with 40 of the best artists…

Letter to The Editor: Mass Killings and Psychiatric Drugs

By: Sachi Yamabe Isn’t it time to consider the possibility that the root cause of mass killings may be bigger than “mental illness” or gun control? There is a mountain of evidence and a growing movement of experts and victims that are exposing the role that Psychotropic Drugs – benzodiazepines/sleeping pills, antidepressants (SSRIs), antipsychotics and…

Achieving the Dream for All

by Darick Taylor Earlier this year, FSCJ joined Achieving the Dream, which is a nation-wide network of over 200 community colleges that have banded together through this program to improve student success. This morning, next door to Downtown Campus at FSCJ’s Advanced Technology Center, faculty members and administrators from numerous campuses and departments gathered under…

Nightmare Before Christmas Show A Smashing Success!

  It seems like just yesterday that I had the pleasure of attending the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s own rendition of a Nightmare Before Christmas. I must say that the show was not only beautifully shown, but beautifully played, as well. During the live concert, I joined all of the beloved characters such as Jack Skellington,…

Top 3 Games to Watch this Weekend, Week 13 by Hunter Wright

Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) Both of these teams have been severely underwhelming this season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t put on an entertaining football game. The Eagles rank 15th in points scored, and their defense has allowed the 5th fewest points all year. The Eagles started the season winning their first…

Irony and Piloting America

By: Christopher Neely It has been a week since the end of the 2016 presidential campaign and Donald Trump’s victory. During that time social media has been ablaze with people celebrating the victory and others lashing out against the result. I have been carefully watching what has been going on over the internet, of people’s…

TEDxFSCJ Salon: Our Digital Leaders of Tomorrow

WHAT:          Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is partnering with TEDx for an evening of TED talks, presentations and break-out sessions with FSCJ students from the Management Information Systems (MIS) courses and local middle and high school students.   These students are leaders in the world of developing technology. They will discuss their endeavors in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…