Articles by Casey Niebuhr

Flagler College Professor Speaks Out Amid Critical Race Theory Concerns

By Casey Niebuhr | gargoyle@flagler.edu Late last month, Flagler College professor Dr. J. Michael Butler was scheduled to lead a teacher training seminar for Osceola County K-8 teachers to help better contextualize the civil rights movement into their curriculum and to incorporate source materials into…


Phi Alpha Omega to Host 33rd Annual Bachelor Bid

By Kendall Broglio Do you think you have what it takes to impress an audience in 30 seconds? For 33 years at Flagler College, participants of a bachelor bid have backflipped, danced and skateboarded in an attempt to woo the crowd. The nature of the event is…


Flagler College Hosts Open Discussion About Critical Race Theory

By Casey Niebuhr | gargoyle@flagler.edu Last Thursday, Flagler College faculty hosted a “Critical Race Theory in Education” panel as part of its annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Week. Organized by Julie Dickover, the director of the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, the panel included four Flagler College…


Flagler College Interim VP of Student Affairs: ‘I’m Sorry’

By Casey Niebuhr | gargoyle@flagler.edu The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly General Assembly on Tuesday. The executive board invited Laura Stevenson Dumas, interim vice president of student affairs, to address growing concerns from the student body that the College administration has not been…


SGA Hosts COVID-19 and Parking Coordinators: ‘Are Things Better?’

By Casey Niebuhr | gargoyle@flagler.edu The student government convened on Tuesday to discuss the student body’s COVID-19 and parking concerns. SGA invited Flagler College COVID-19 Coordinator Kris Roberts and Parking Coordinator Bill Karback to answer students’ questions and maintain transparency. “Are things better?” asked Roberts….


Student Government Prepares for New Semester

By Casey Niebuhr | gargoyle@flagler.edu The Flagler College Student Government Association (SGA) discussed ways to connect with student during its first open meeting of the semester on Tuesday. Students at the meeting were greeted by SGA public relations chair and vice-chair Alana Caballero Rivera and Jasmine…



The Small Businesses of Flagler College

By Elisabeth Shirley People come from near and far to see what the city of St. Augustine has to offer, including the many independently owned businesses that each have something unique for their customers. Within the community, Flagler College students show no limits in their…


From Sit-Ins to Swim-Ins

By Casey Niebuhr | gargoyle@flagler.edu A day at the beach or a dip in the pool is one of Florida’s great pastimes. However, in 1960s St. Augustine, swimming could have you faced with violent oppression. Before the rise of chain hotels dominated American skylines, local inns…


Coping with depression, trauma and craziness

By Casey Niebuhr | gargoyle@flagler.edu The past few weeks have been unbearably long. Lately I’ve been experiencing an overwhelming amount of dread, coupled with an increasing immobilization from depression and post-traumatic stress. I’ve fallen behind in my work, I’ve hardly eaten, I’ve been severely dehydrated, and…