St. Augustine

Changing the world one wire wrap at a time

By Rachel Gibson | gargoyle@flagler.edu Artists near and far join together in sparking creativity to pursue their passions, a culture that is prominent in St. Augustine, Florida. Art walks, pop up events, exhibits and much more make it onto the monthly calendar in St. Augustine’s growing and innovative…



St. Augustine activists stand with Standing Rock

By Gabrielle Garay | gargoyle@flagler.edu As a new day begins, the sun illuminates North Dakota and the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the sixth largest Native American reservation site in the United States. While the sun rises, so do the dozens of people sleeping…


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 of their own on Nov….


Even now, despair after the storm

By Lindsay Tahan gargoyle@flagler.edu ST. AUGUSTINE – Hurricane Matthew not only destroyed homes and businesses, but the aftermath of this hurricane left families including their children feeling hopeless and scared about their future livelihoods. Even after weeks since the hurricane hit, people are still without…


Hurricane Matthew: Bakery takes a hard shot

By Brianna Kurzynowski gargoyle@flagler.edu When Hurricane Matthew hit the city of St. Augustine, it not only destroyed homes it also hit businesses hard. Sherry Stoppelbein, owner of Hot Shot Bakery and Cafe, was one of the downtown merchants who lost part of her business due…


FEMA will remain open until mid-December for storm victims

By Troy MacNeill gargoyle@flagler.edu The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has teamed up with Florida state agencies to open the FEMA – State Disaster Recovery Center. The goal of the recovery center is to help get the people impacted by Hurricane Matthew back on their…


In Matthew’s wake, residents struggle to move on

By Ariel Thomas gargoyle@flagler.edu Driving through Davis Shores neighborhood post-Hurricane Matthew is jarring. Though the roadways are clear, many homes have piles of destroyed items strewn on the edge of their lawns, waiting to be picked up. These piles include pieces of drywall, water-stained furniture,…


A ray of sunshine on wheels

By Jamie Coulson and Jeff Batt | gargoyle@flagler.edu Pass by a Sunshine Bus Co. stop in St. Johns County and chances are you’ll see someone waiting for a ride. And it’s no wonder. Ridership is on pace to set an all-time record, the latest statistics…


Sea level rise: A looming threat

By Ariel Thomas | gargoyle@flagler.edu Most of downtown St. Augustine and much of the nearby coastline will likely be underwater by the year 2050, according to a three-year study of the Matanzas River basin. “It’s not a question of whether it will rise, but when,”…