Articles by Jared Olson

When bullying goes global

By Jared Olson Even today, ten years later, the wounds from those days remain fresh my mind: a haze in the locker room, noxious fumes of body spray, the heavy metal clattering of doors slamming shut. The nightmare began after…


Coronavirus sends Flagler College online

By Jared Olson As the deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeps into North Florida, with 82 known cases and 3 deaths in St. John’s and Duval Counties as of 11 A.M., Wednesday, Flagler College has declared that classes remain online for the…


Rethinking Climate Activism

By Jared Olson | gargoyle@flagler.edu It was a sense of unease that I couldn’t seem to shake off. We had gone to St. Augustine’s iteration of the Global Climate Strike last September. Several hundred sign-waving people gathered at the Bridge of…


The Riverkeeper: Saving St. Augustine’s Matanzas waterways

By Jared Olson \ gargoyle@flagler.edu For conservationist Jen Lomberk, the Matanzas River is both a blessing and a curse. “We have something very beautiful that a lot of people are passionate about protecting,” she says, contemplating the estuary she’s spent the…



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 reported on the Zapatistas, a movement of indigenous Mayan…



“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. Olson reported on the Zapatistas, a movement of indigenous…



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 underway for the Antigua Development, a sprawling housing complex set…