Florida


Q&A: Environment and immigration might be Gillum’s selling point

By Sarah Smith | gargoyle@flagler.edu Story originally appeared on DeSantis-vs-Gillum.com, a Gargoyle-affiliated website dedicated to covering Florida’s 2018 Gubernatorial Election between Ron DeSantis (R) and Andrew Gillum (D). Worries over such issues as the environment and immigration are likely to…


Rebuilding after Matthew

By Max Charles | gargoyle@flagler.edu ST. AUGUSTINE – St. Augustine was among the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Matthew. Although hurricane tracker maps on weatherunderground.com had Hurricane Matthew being much stronger, the devastation to many St. Augustine homes is everywhere. Take…


Protests – and praise – over Donald Trump’s election

By Courtney Knudson gargoyle@flagler.edu ST. AUGUSTINE – Cities across America have seen a backlash since Donald Trump won the presidency. On Monday, leaders of demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, were arrested after the protest turned violent. In St. Augustine, residents held a peaceful protest…


Medical marijuana supporters get revenge after 2014 snub

By Max Charles gargoyle@flagler.edu Florida voters have waited to two long years to get another crack at passing a medical marijuana legalization amendment that failed to pass in 2014. The amendment required at least 60 percent majority of the vote…


Political races draw mixed emotions

By Max Charles and Ariel Thomas| gargoyle@flagler.edu No matter who wins this year’s presidential election, it’s clear that 2016 will be remembered as one of the most politically charged. When asked this week about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, voters don’t…


Florida leads nation in Zika virus cases

By Troy MacNeill | gargoyle@flagler.edu The number of Zika virus cases in Florida has risen to 79, the highest of any state in the nation. There has been only one case reported in St. Johns County so far, according to…


Poetic quest for slithering beasts of the Everglades

By Lindsay Tahan | gargoyle@flagler.edu To some, the Burmese pythons are slimy, perhaps even terrifying and somewhat mysterious creatures. But to Jack Merwin, they are a thing of beauty. “Silent invaders of the Everglades – quiet killers from far away.”…


Florida: Sun, fun…and human trafficking

By Shelby Gardiner, Shelby Gillis and Nikki Ross | gargoyle@flagler.edu Officials in Orlando and Miami earlier this week voted to require massage parlors and strip clubs to post signs aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking. The signs will read:…