Article Archive for April 2012
By Zach Gray | email@example.com
St. Augustine’s reputation as a sleepy tourist town has rarely been questioned.
Trolleys roll by with a calm and tranquility, telling stories of how Henry Flagler and his lucrative railroad industry spearheaded the community’s economic growth.
During the era of Jim Crow, things weren’t much different. A hushed little fishing town, hugging the beautiful Florida coastline, was a serene paradise.
By Lauren Ely | firstname.lastname@example.org
The state of Florida may legally allow murderers to walk the streets.
Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has come under scrutiny in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. The law says that when threatened, people do not have to retreat and may use deadly force in self-defense. However, in the Martin case, many believe the law is protecting a man who doesn’t deserve it.
Flagler College gave diplomas to 386 students on Saturday, April 21, at the spring commencement ceremony. This was the largest graduating class in the history of the college, and also marked the first time the ceremony was held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre instead of the Flagler Gym.
By Ashley Goodman | email@example.com
Part business man, part artist, Kris Smith, 28, has brought new life to Lincolnville since the opening of his shop, Corner Market Boutique.
Flagler College communication major and graduating senior Alex Bonus was named the Grand Award winner of the second edition of Anthology, a new print publication produced by the the Gargoyle.
The 2012 Anthology, a full-color print publication released earlier this month, showcases students’ work in news, features, opinion, public relations and photography.
By Rebecca Snowdale | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcella Matthaei spoke at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum last Wednesday on her experiences being photographed by the renown Diane Arbus as a child.
Diane Arbus, Matthaei says, is what threw photography in …
By Ashley Goodman| email@example.com
Flagler College student Gabrielle Hekhuis was enjoying her Sunday afternoon at the Lincolnville Farmer’s Market until she received a call from her roommate. Her cat, Milk Money, knocked over her fish bowl, …
By Rebecca Snowdale | firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping up to date with college work can be difficult, and having a job certainly doesn’t make things any easier. Working while putting oneself through school is not a lifestyle for …
By Emily Coyne| email@example.com
The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up this time of year. The summer concert circuit is heating up as well, especially at the St. Augustine amphitheater. The spring and summer concert …
Veteran’s Farm Datil Salt, a project spearheaded by Flagler College’s Students in Free Enterprise team, is one of 10 finalists selected after the first round of public voting in Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest.
By Megan Bradt | firstname.lastname@example.org
As this week is crunch time for students with final projects and papers, countless hours at Proctor Library is just part of the game. However, the sounds of fingers typing on keyboards are not the only sounds to be heard. Hammering and banging echo from the roof top, and in an effort to keep Flagler up-to-date and safe, construction on the replacement of the entire roof has begun.
The roof on the library has taking quite a weather beating over the years and after over 10 years of patching the sore spots, Flagler College has decided to start the rebuilding process.
By Marissa Marinan | email@example.com
All the hard work is paying off for the 17 student editors of The Flagler Review. Holding the final copy has made it all real.
On Thursday, April 12 The Flagler Review–which now goes by FLARE–will be holding their launch event to celebrate the success and hard work of the writers as well as the editors. The launch, held at Crisp-Eliert Museum at 5 p.m., will also feature readings from contributors and English faculty.
By Eliza Jordan| firstname.lastname@example.org
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By Eric Albury | email@example.com
He finally did it. John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats has managed to get his first NCAA Championship after 24 years of coaching college men’s basketball. But with this glorious celebration comes the bittersweet moment of saying goodbye to many of the players that made this season possible.
Many of Calipari’s squad this season will be entering the NBA Draft in June, including freshman Anthony Davis, who is speculated to be the first pick in the draft, in addition to winning the 2012 National Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player awards.
By Mari Pothier | firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Nate Fudala
Nate Fudala enjoys making sculptures and functional art out of recyclable materials. He likes painting and drawing but enjoys creating art that has more of a purpose than just hanging on a wall.
Fudala, a Fine Arts major graduating in the spring, is not only a talented artist but a versatile baseball player for the Flagler College men’s baseball team. The four-year player began his baseball career at Flagler as an infielder but developed into a utility player.
“I’m proud of that because I like playing everywhere and I don’t like just being stuck with one title,” Fudala said.
By Eliza Jordan | email@example.com
My blood felt like it was boiling. I felt like I was suddenly hung out to dry and forgotten about. Almost as if I knew I had limbs but couldn’t use them. Stuck in a tree and couldn’t get down. Hopeless and looking to others for answers. But all of these feelings were real feelings that I could feel. And every other feeling I felt, I thought, Kyle can no longer feel.
We grew up together— St. Augustine local toddlers who magically morphed into successful college students, and despite the distance, still kept in contact from time to time. Kyle was a beautiful person. And if beautiful could be an understatement, it would be. Unlike many other young men around the age of 21, he was gentle, and spoke realistically with sincerity more often than not.