Features

Despite war, young couple perseveres

By James Alex Bonus |  jbonus@flagler.edu 

After a year of waiting, only minutes keep them apart.

Jenniffer DuBose watches as the bus rumbles to a stop.  Her heart skips as soldiers, one-by-one, step down onto the sidewalk.

She spots her fiancé, Troy Edenfield — his familiar face hiding beneath a camouflage cap.  Her heart tells her to run and embrace him, but her mind locks her in place.


Women’s soccer finishes regular season strong, qualifies for conference tournament

By Lauren Ely | gargoyle@flagler.edu

The Flagler College women’s soccer team concluded its regular season with a win on senior night against conference opponent Georgia College last Saturday.

“The win Saturday was the best feeling all season,” Rebekah Stockowski, senior captain, said. “I have been the only person who has been on the team for four years, and we have never won a senior night since I have been here. Winning on mine was an awesome feeling.”


For homeless, faceless even in death

By Michael Newberger | gargoyle@flagler.edu Earlier this year, the remains of Christopher Wood were finally identified, three years after their discovery in the woods off State Road 312. People searching for cans came across his body, which was so decomposed that…




Locals remember 9/11 as anniversary approaches

For Richard Glover, who worked as a firefighter in New York City for 26 years, anniversaries are bittersweet.

Even though Glover and his wife, Janet, retired to Palm Coast, Fla., five or six years ago, the wounds of Sept. 11, 2001, have not yet healed.



St. Augustine serves as newest canvas for NYC artist

By Caroline Young gargoyle@flagler.edu

Photographs by Phillip C. Sunkel IV

Hot pink leopard curtains hang in one window and bohemian green fixtures dress the other. Bright paintings filled with vibrant color, flowers, human faces, snakes, skulls and female genitalia surround the perimeter of the room. One after the other, each is completely unique from its neighbor. They all have a story, a meaning. And each painting is determined to evoke some kind of emotion hidden beneath human layers.


Starving to be skinny: College women fight eating disorders

By Caroline Young | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Flagler junior Allie Martin* starting starving herself a little over a year ago. Typically, half of an apple was her biggest meal of the day.

“I liked the feeling of being starving,” she said.

Martin said some days she would reach 150 calories, max.

“Some days I’d just have coffee,” Martin said. “After two days, I would break down and have a salad.”


Citizens and snowbirds team up with Marineland’s scientists to save endangered species

By Caroline Young | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Canadians Sharon and Basil Gribbon were dedicated to helping save whales long before the 2-year-old endangered North Atlantic right whale was pulled to shore dead on Feb. 2.

“We have loved whales since the first time we saw the sea,” Sharon, a retired employee of the Health Agency of Canada, said. “They’re such a spectacular mammal.”