The lost boys of Jax and their mothers: Maurice Hobbs

By Katherine Lewin | Maurice Hobbs, an aspiring rapper, was walking down the road with a friend one day in Jan. 2017. He was a junior in high school and a musician on the rise in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. A dark-colored car…

Refugee Stories: Dreaming of More

Juan Calderon and his family were forced to flee their country of Colombia to escape violence and death. Now in South Florida, they are using the power of business to rebuild their lives.  

Sweetness in the oldest city

Dana Blanton of Sweet City Cupcakes quit her corporate job of 18 years at Publix and started her own small business, taking it from only 12 flavors of cupcakes to more than 60. They are thriving in St. Augustine, Fla., despite many obstacles when opening.

Sister act: The nun who makes stained glass

By Katie Garwood | Since she was a child, Sister Diane Couture has been an artist. But it wasn’t until later on in her life that she discovered stained glass, and subsequently chose that as her specialty. As a sister of the Sisters of…

Bees provide more than honey

By Mallory Hopkins | Bo Sterk is a local beekeeper and president of the St. Johns County Beekeeping Association. He is also involved in Bees Beyond Borders, an organization that teaches beekeeping in the Caribbean. Sterk has been keeping honeybees for 25 years and…

SGA pushes for change to interhall rules

By Katie Garwood | For the past several years, there’s one issue the Student Government Association has heard more from students about than any other on campus. And last week, SGA unveiled their plans to address that issue–interhall visitation. More than 100 students came…

Florida business gives human trafficking survivors a chance

By Katherine Lewin | Rethreaded, located in Jacksonville, Florida, employs only female victims of human trafficking and the sex trade. Florida is the third highest state in the U.S. for reports of trafficking and Jacksonville is a hub for both perpetrators and their victims….