Career services, professor hold womens rights discussion

By Erica England |

To close out Women’s History Month, Flagler College Career Services, along with Assistant Professor Dr. Casey Welch, and Academic Affairs presented a two hour long screening and discussion on film clips that focused on the struggles women face as they fight for equal rights.

The Portrayals of Women in Film screening and discussion was even more prevalent due to the fact that March marked the 90th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote.

SGA holds ‘Dodge for Dogs and Kitties’

By Erica Andrew |

This year, the Student Government Association is holding “Dodge for Dogs and Kitties” which will help efforts to finding animals a good home. This event will not only raise money and awareness, but students will be having fun playing dodgeball and supporting a good cause.

“Our goal is to raise awareness to help give to a worthy cause, plus its fun, were working hard to brings students together,” said Stephanie Hyland, SGA first chair of community service.

Alumni, students form Rugby team

By Bo Culkeen |

St. Augustine has got a new sport in town: Rugby.

The team was founded by Flagler alumni Sean May and since has quickly been built up to a 30-man roster. Among this roster is Flagler student Josh Thompson is also the team’s treasurer.

St. Augustine goes barefoot with rest of nation

By Caroline Young
Photo by David Castagno

One Flagler student thinks that walking around St. Augustine without shoes for a day will give her ringworms.

Sophomore Josh Weaver, a TOM’s Shoes campus representative, said this is exactly what A Day Without Shoes is about.

Drugs, violence wear down order in Mexico

By Matthew Boyle |
Photos by Matthew Boyle

PHOTO CAPTION: Alfredo Corchado speaks at Flagler’s Communication Week. Angela Kocherga, Border Bureau Chief of television network Belo, stands with him.

Dallas Morning News Foreign Correspondent Alfredo Corchado thinks Americans need to invest more interest in helping Mexico battle drug cartels.

Only a few days before Corchado’s scheduled Monday speech at Flagler College’s Communication Week, a group of high-profile federal officials led by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a trip to Mexico City to pledge more U.S. support in the fight against drug cartels.

Who do you want to see kiss the pig?

By Erin Miller |
Graphic contributed by DOW Advantage

DOW Advantage partnered with Learn to Read to help promote and raise awareness of the annual Kiss the Pig event.

On Saturday, the KTP contest will take place during the Rhythm and Ribs Festival at Francis Field from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. LTR of St. Johns County, Inc. tutors fast track reading, math, English for Speaking for Other Languages (ESOL) classes and helps with preparation with GED and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) testing. LTR tutored over 300 students last year.

Taylor Swift dazzles Orlando

By Erica England |
Photos by Erica England

When I stepped into the Amway Arena Friday night in Orlando I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. Who is this Taylor Swift girl, I thought, and why is Kanye West not a fan?

It was not long before I realized there is a reason why Swift is as successful as she is. The 20-year-old country crooner’s performance outshined country stars like Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney with her nearly two-hour, high-energy show.

‘3D Guy’ visits Flagler

By Lawrence Griffin |

Greg Dinkins’s pride was evident in during his recent visit to Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, at which he demonstrated how 3D imagery worked.

During his presentation, Dinkins said to create 3D imagery, artists don’t need an Avatar-like budget. He said that it all came down to the distance between the foreground of the image and its background, and also the layering of multiple images over one to add more depth.