Article Archive for March 2012
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Former President Bill Clinton, along with a parade of security, stopped traffic along Cordova Street in front of the Communication Building on Tuesday. Clinton shook hands and posed for pictures …
By Phil Sunkel| firstname.lastname@example.org
This years Wanee Music Festival will be held from April 19-21 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. The lineup for wanee features The Allman Brothers Band, …
By Marissa Marinan | email@example.com
For Jennifer Rodgers, who is lecturing about the Holocaust at Flagler on Monday, March 19, being teased by her grandfather in German and French as a child resulted in more than a love of languages.
Rodgers attributes her interest in history to her grandfather, who rarely spoke of his experiences in World War II. His silence, she said, gave her the drive to learn more, immerse herself in history, and share her findings with the world. As a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, Rodgers has turned an enjoyment for history into a life-long passion.
By Madison Ann Ciklin| firstname.lastname@example.org
The first “Creative Wave,” a new art event that took place at the Anchor Boutique, attracted many locals art enthusiasts and artists on Friday, March 10th.
A portion of the proceades made …
By Mari Pothier | email@example.com
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Consistent pitching and timely hitting are two major factors contributing to the success of the Flagler College baseball team.
The Saints took one out of three in their conference series against Montevallo bringing their overall record to 14-8 and 6-3 against Peach Belt Conference teams.
Head coach David Barnett said the team is off to a good start but knows there are a lot of series left in the season.
By Lauren Ely | firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that The Webster School has cut its free tutoring service, Tanise Bunker isn’t sure how she can provide help for her daughter Julianna to pass the third grade.
By Elin Karlsson | email@example.com
You hear it all the time. It is like a buzzing sound that never seems to go away. Networking, meet the right people. Every one is talking about it, teachers, co-workers, students, friends and family. Network, because it is not what you know, it is who you know.
By Alex Galbraith | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies, if you’re looking to snag a mate forget about the cookbooks and pick up a textbook.
The idea that an educated woman has a hard time finding a potential life-partner, that men will find her intelligence threatening, is no more according to recent sociological surveys.
In fact, intelligence has risen to the 4th most-desirable trait that a man looks for while scoping out a spouse, according to a 2008 survey by sociologist Christine Whelan of the University of Pittsburgh.
And local men couldn’t agree more.
Flagler College students received a convenient and eco-friendly service last Thursday at the second annual “Love Your Planet” event.
The Faculty Senate Sustainability Committee provided extra bike space around campus and the downtown area, as well as a bike valet service to raise carbon-footprint awareness by encouraging students to ride their bike, car pool or walk to campus.
“It’s something that we want people to do every day, but we decided this day would be the awareness raising initiative and that we would offer bike valet since our bike racks are so full,” Director of College Relations for Flagler College, Laura Stevenson-Dumas said.
By Zach Gray | email@example.com
St. Augustine resident Michael Shirley is no stranger to stringent water conservation efforts.
Originally from an arid part of west Texas, Shirley understands that water is a finite resource. What he does not understand is what he considers to be wasteful habits by many in St. Augustine.
“Back home, people were so conscious about their usage,” he said. “Here in St. Augustine, people have their sprinklers on when it’s raining.”
Shirley is not alone.
By Eric Albury | firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Ospina sisters are more than just blood; they are a team. With all three having played tennis at Flagler College, the youngest – Laura (19) – looks to make her mark during her freshman season, joining the ranks among her sisters and begin her own legacy.
“We all started playing tennis at the same time; however, since they are my older sisters, I would say they have been my role models for everything in life, including tennis,” Laura said.
By Emily Hoover | email@example.com
For graphic novelist Andre Frattino, growing up in Gainesville and visiting St. Augustine as a child has spawned more than family photo albums.
His previously self-published graphic novel, “The Reaper of St. George Street,” has been published by Pineapple Press and can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
“I’ve been in love with the St. Augustine area ever since I was a kid, and I catch myself on many occasions almost calling St. Augustine my hometown,” Frattino, 28, said.
By Teaira Haynes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 7 for many Flagler College students was a dismal day. It was cloudy with the threat of rain. The kind of day some would prefer to spend in bed rather than on campus. However, those who just so happened to be in the West Lawn at 11:50 a.m. had a musically inclined surprise in store for them.
“Sometimes I think what if our school was like High School Musical,” said sophomore Giovanna Saunders, who just so happened to be in the right place at the right time when Flagler College students began a synchronized dance in front of Kenan Hall.
By Alyssa Prehoda| email@example.com
With Communication Week underway, the success of Flagler alumni can be seen throughout various panels, including two-time emmy winner Shane Tallant.
Tallant is probably best known for being the host of the HGTV show “Designed to Sell.” Tallant got his start in television right after graduating Flagler, at the age of 21.
By Tiffanie Reynolds | firstname.lastname@example.org
By this summer, the Castillo de San Marcos parking lot will start running their parking meters on Sunday.
Gordie Wilson, the superintendent of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, said the increase in visitor attendance spurred the decision.
“I think with the oncoming 450th anniversary our park visitation will continue to increase,” said Wilson.
By Santiago Martinez-Caro | email@example.com
The tennis team is already known for having players from several countries but there is a new freshman from Ecuador.
David Espinosa, 18 years old, is attending Flagler College to get his bachelor’s degree in business. He has been playing tennis since he was 10 and he has high hopes for the tennis team this year.
“I think we are going to do very well this season,” Espinosa said.