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The Riverkeeper: Saving St. Augustine’s Matanzas waterways

The Riverkeeper: Saving St. Augustine’s Matanzas waterways

North Florida's estuarine Matanzas River at dusk. Photo: Walter Coker By Jared Olson \ gargoyle@flagler.edu For conservationist Jen Lomberk, the Matanzas River is both a blessing and a curse. “We ...

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What many Americans don’t understand about illegal immigration

What many Americans don’t understand about illegal immigration

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu The Equation IT WAS IN THE SOUTH MEXICAN town of Comitán, Chiapas that I first caught wind of the shootout. I had been taking a taxi to the edge of town when the ...

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Gustavo Esteva and the long road to the Zapatistas

Gustavo Esteva and the long road to the Zapatistas

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu This past summer, Gargoyle writer Jared Olson was awarded a reporting grant by the Pulitzer Center to pursue a solo journalism project in Chiapas, Mexico. Olson r ...

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Zapatistas maintain suspicion of Mexico’s President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “AMLO”

Zapatistas maintain suspicion of Mexico’s President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “AMLO”

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu This past summer, Gargoyle writer Jared Olson was awarded a reporting grant by the Pulitzer Center to pursue a solo journalism project in Chiapas, Mexico. Olson r ...

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“A small, very small, ever so small rebellion”

“A small, very small, ever so small rebellion”

  By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu This past summer, Gargoyle writer Jared Olson was awarded a reporting grant by the Pulitzer Center to pursue a solo journalism project in Chiapas, Mexico. ...

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In their wake, US-bound immigrants leave communities plagued by poverty and malnutrition

In their wake, US-bound immigrants leave communities plagued by poverty and malnutrition

By Jared Olson, photos by Katherine Mellan Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu This past April, Gargoyle journalist Jared Olson and Katherine Mellan Lewin ('18) traveled to report on malnutrition in a rural ...

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Developments threaten environmental sanity of Anastasia Island

Developments threaten environmental sanity of Anastasia Island

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu Behind the chain-link fence off State Road 312, hardly a stones-throw away from the Matanzas River, three caterpillar bulldozers amble in the sun. Construction is ...

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Writings on the wall in the streets of Oaxaca

Writings on the wall in the streets of Oaxaca

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu This past summer, Gargoyle writer Jared Olson was awarded a reporting grant by the Pulitzer Center to pursue a solo journalism project in Chiapas, Mexico. Olson r ...

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Nationwide prison strike makes final stop in North Florida

Nationwide prison strike makes final stop in North Florida

By Jared Olson, photos by Adriana Cabezas | gargoyle@flagler.edu Just past 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, protesters gathered in the sweltering late summer heat before the Hamilton Correctional Institu ...

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The displaced campesinos of Nicolas Ruiz

The displaced campesinos of Nicolas Ruiz

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu This past summer, Gargoyle writer Jared Olson was awarded a reporting grant by the Pulitzer Center to pursue a solo journalism project in Chiapas, Mexico. Olson r ...

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Ghosts of Acteal

Ghosts of Acteal

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu This past summer, Gargoyle writer Jared Olson was awarded a reporting grant by the Pulitzer Center to pursue a solo journalism project in Chiapas, Mexico. Olson r ...

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North Florida protesters gather to show solidarity with striking prisoners

North Florida protesters gather to show solidarity with striking prisoners

By Jared Olson, photos by Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu A little past 3 p.m., in the midst of a coppery gold, cloudless North Florida winter afternoon on Jan. 15, 2018, protesters gathered on ...

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A conversation with Marta Rojas, one of Cuba’s most important living writers

A conversation with Marta Rojas, one of Cuba’s most important living writers

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu The old writer draws an aging, sepia-stained picture from a folder in the wooden cabinet and contemplates the image of herself, nearly sixty years ago now, sittin ...

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The unsettling legacy of Castro

The unsettling legacy of Castro

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu The first dose of Cuba you get when you touch down at Jose Marti international and take a taxi through the scorching plains towards Havana is, unsurprisingly, an ...

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In the face of dismantling Obamacare, one man faces uncertain future

In the face of dismantling Obamacare, one man faces uncertain future

  By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu Lew Barnes, 62, eases back into the wicker chair, sipping coffee in the frigid morning wind, and informs me matter-of-factly about how the new government w ...

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Islamophobia on the rise in America

Islamophobia on the rise in America

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu For the family of junior Yasmeen Anis, 9/11 was a day when the entire world seemed to pause. As with most American families, they knew the day the 19 Muslim extre ...

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