Articles by Ally Wall

The Death of Innocence

By Ally Wall “Don’t talk to strangers.”  It’s the lesson so many children are taught when they are little. The lesson I was taught. I never thought for a moment that I would have fallen for a stranger’s tricks. But…


Our World is in a Crisis

By Ally Wall Take a look at what surrounds you. I don’t mean the papers scattered on your desk, the bland walls of your office, or the fluorescent lights that glare down upon your head. I mean the violence. The…


Kids as Numbers: The Broken Education System

By Ally Wall Crayons scattered all over desks. Scraps of construction paper on the floor like confetti. Tiny puddles of Elmer’s covering the desks waiting to be peeled off. Artwork of all colors hanging on the walls. Laughter spilling from…



American Pickers: Our Story

By Ally Wall It was a dusty wonderland. Tractor trailer after tractor trailer, barn after barn, all filled to the brim with historical treasures. Most would gaze upon the mountains of mystery at my great- grandfather’s home and claim it…


Our Purpose

By Ally Wall | gargoyle@flagler.edu They were born on the brink of death, fighting through Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Stanford Children’s Health describes it as a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics. They both suffered…


Forgotten Aesthetics: What Keeps St. Augustine Quaint

By Ally Wall In a commercialized bayside slice of the Florida coastline, the world of the present collides with the coquina covered layers of history in St. Augustine. A town where tourism keeps the heart pumping and the lights on…


I Was Finished

Ally Wall My ears ring with the sound of tearing muscle. Three monstrous pops and the world went black. The grains of sand on the cool hardwood floor were illuminated by fluorescent lights from above. The gymnasium had never been…