money


Local shop owners dealing with counterfeit bills

Local St. Augustine frozen yogurt shop Yobe recently posted a sign on their door warning customers that they would no longer be accepting $50 and $100 bills. The reason? The amount of counterfeit money that has been coming into the shop.


ObamaCare and college students

By Hannah Bleau | gargoyle@flagler.edu

The world notoriously stereotypes college students as sedentary. Life consists of sleeping in, eating pizza and free doughnuts, wasting money, and half-caring about school. But this stereotype isn’t always true. Many students are faced with many obstacles that they need to overcome, and by no doubt, need all the help they can get. One of the biggest obstacles has been health care, and many college students are wondering about this big question: Is ObamaCare going to hurt or help college students?


Nubs

By Eliza Jordan I shook his hand and looked into his eyes. Deep, cloudy colors stared back at me. He smiled a simple smile and showed me how many teeth he had left. None were in the middle of his mouth. I…


Students struggle with debt, cost of living

By Cal Colgan | jcolgan@flagler.edu
Photos by Cal Colgan

Sitting in his bare living room without a couch, Jay Bergstrom said he can’t afford things like furniture until he pays off Flagler College.

Bergstrom withdrew from Flagler during last semester after emotional issues made him decide it would be best to take a break from school and go back home to Michigan.

“When I withdrew, I worked out the student loans and everything and I found out I owe Flagler $1100,” he said.


Grocery Eve

By Gena Anderson | ganderson@flagler.edu
Photos by Phillip C. Sunkel IV

With extreme consideration for the manner in which I crafted each letter, I begin my list.

First came the basic things needed for everyday survival: cranberry juice, bread, eggs, cheese, rice, carrots, apples, soy yogurt, pasta, Ramen and tortillas.



Alumnus speaks to students about debt

By Ashley Wermick | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Flagler college alumnus Logan Abrams believes that debt is one of the biggest issues facing college students.

Abrams came to St. Augustine to speak to students about this rising problem, which he addresses in his book “Debt U: How Higher Education Breeds a Lifestyle of Debt.” The book looks at college debt from 1999 to 2009 and beyond by using facts, figures and stories of real people who are in or have gotten out of debt.


SGA approves Photography Club, defers Adventure Club

By Lauren Belcher | CBelcher@flagler.edu

Student Government Association will soon allow students to weigh in on how SGA should spend its money.

SGA President David Matulewicz announced this during his executive report at Tuesday night’s SGA meeting. He said a mass e-mail will be sent to students with the current balance of each committee’s budget. SGA is asking students to send in thoughts on how it should spend committee money.