Articles by Gargoyle

New local band takes the spotlight

Salt and Pine is a band new to the St. Augustine music scene. They released their first album, Sinking In, in 2017. They recently won the award for Best New Artist at the 2018 Narrow Music Awards. They hope to…


Sweetness in the oldest city

Dana Blanton of Sweet City Cupcakes quit her corporate job of 18 years at Publix and started her own small business, taking it from only 12 flavors of cupcakes to more than 60. They are thriving in St. Augustine, Fla.,…


Varroa destructor lives up to its name

By Mallory Hopkins | gargoyle@flagler.edu Varroa destructor may sound like a bad guy from the latest hero movie, but it’s actually a whole different type of villain.  It’s the Varroa Mite. This type of mite came into the U.S. in…




Bees provide more than honey

By Mallory Hopkins | gargoyle@flagler.edu Bo Sterk is a local beekeeper and president of the St. Johns County Beekeeping Association. He is also involved in Bees Beyond Borders, an organization that teaches beekeeping in the Caribbean. Sterk has been keeping…


Dealing with anxiety while at college

By Michaela Parks | gargoyle@flagler.edu Colleges tend to advertise their campuses as places filled with smiling students with coffee in one hand and textbooks in the other. But what the glossy brochures don’t show are what many college students are…




Hot and cold: Trying to talk climate change

By Mallory Hopkins | gargoyle@flagler.edu I like to separate climate change stances into three categories: ‘Believers’ (which is ironic to refer to someone who acknowledges scientific fact, as a believer), ‘Skeptics’ and ‘Deniers.’ The other day at work I asked a…