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Can’t fight this feeling…

By Lauren Belcher | cbelcher@flagler.edu

Webster’s dictionary defines a void as: not occupied; vacant; not inhabited; deserted; containing nothing. That sounds about right.
I define a void as: sadness; depression; loneliness; fear; defeat.

For as long as I can remember, I have tried to fill the void. I’m always trying to keep myself distracted so I won’t feel like I’m alone.

It starts when I go home. I check Facebook and I have no new notifications. I check my e-mail and see that no one needs me for anything.

My homework is complete, my house is tidy…The panic sets in.



The Spice of Life

I’ve always enjoyed variety.

When I was young, I loved trying all different kinds of food and sampling various hobbies to see if they struck a chord. My family and I traveled all over the country on vacations, and sometimes out of America as well. My life was filled with a spectrum of activities from art to sports to music to video games.


Faith is my Middle Name

I was confirmed as an adult in the Catholic Church when I was 15 years old.

Baptized as a baby, I had always believed in God. There was never a time when I didn’t. But receiving Confirmation demanded even more profundity from a teenager who was already profound.


SIFE Blog: Summer Project Update

By Victoria Van Arnam | SIFEMedia@flagler.edu Shelia Acharya working with a Nepalese woman in a language lab. This month Flagler SIFE has been busy working on the Suruwat Refugee program and Containers for a Cause. Sheila and Barry finished the script for the second Suruwat…


SIFE Blog: TEDx Creative Coast

By Victoria Van Arnam | SIFEMedia@flagler.edu Counter Clockwise, Victoria Van Arnam, and Renée Chiaverini pose with the Loci Design interns Walter Woods and Clayton Dodd in front of the TEDx sign. On Friday, Flagler SIFE and Loci Design exhibited at the TEDx sponsored by Creative…


SIFE Blog: Containers for a Cause Update

By Renée Chiaverini | SIFEMedia@flagler.edu Photo of Joe King opening our container Our Containers for a Cause project is moving along rapidly. We already have a container, which will be transformed into our first home shortly in the St. Augustine Record’s front yard. We are…


SIFE Blog: Coming Home

By Victoria Van Arnam | SIFEMedia@flagler.edu After watching the final four, Flagler SIFE had a wonderful post competition dinner. As we were leaving the restaurant, we ran into the team from Belmont, the newly christened national champions. Their presentation was incredible and they truly deserve…


SIFE Blog: 8:00AM

By Victoria Van Arnam | SIFEMedia@flagler.edu We’re so proud of our team! We did the best we could at 8am for the top 20 semi-finals presentation this morning. We find out in an hour if we make the top 4!!! Immediately following the announcements of…


SIFE Blog: Rally of Champs

By Victoria Van Arnam | SIFEMedia@flagler.edu The Rally of Champions was incredible! The entire team got to run up onto the stage, wave the American flag and show our Flagler pride. We watched as the trophy that once decorated our student center was once again…