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Under the microscope: The science of goosebumps

Hannah Murray

April 9, 2019

Filed under Editorial

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— If you've felt a slight chill on the back of your neck, chances are you've fell victim to the reflex known as kutis ansterina, better known as goosebumps. Goose bumps, also known as goose pimples or chicken skin, is a common involuntary reflex that occurs when you're cold or feel a strong emotion, such as fear or surprise. These little bumps sh...

Rural gems: Way down yonder in Chattahoochee

Rural gems: Way down yonder in Chattahoochee

April 9, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Alan Jackson may not have been singing about this small Florida town when he sang his hit "Chattahoochee," but nevertheless, this...

An Open Letter to My Freshmen Self

Gabriela Lovera, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019

Filed under Editorial

This is the letter I wish someone would’ve written to my freshman self. Dear Gaby, Balance is everything. Especially when you are in college. Pulling all-nighters, living off sugar and fried foods, and only stopping by the gym on your way to Chick-fil-A will only ensure you two things: high cholesterol and a mental breakdown. I get it, at 18 you think you are invincible....

An Open Letter to my Freshman Self

GABRIELA LOVERA, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

February 27, 2019

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This is the letter I wish someone would’ve written to my freshman self. Dear Gaby, College can be challenging. Somedays you will love it, others you just want to quit, go home and become a hot-dog seller. As an international student, coming to a new country, interacting with new people, and sharing a bathroom with three strangers will be absolutely terrifying. It’s...

Under the microscope: Journalism

Hannah Murray

February 27, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Amidst our culture that breeds phrases such as "fake news" and "alternative facts," the perception of a trustworthy media system is at an all-time low. According to a poll conducted by Gallup in 2016, only 32 percent of the public report a trust in media. Gallup reported that number to be 74 percent in 1976 in the post-Watergate age. According to...

Mad Matt: Gift Grief

March 16, 2016

Filed under Archive, Editorial

If you did not read my previous editorials, then I warn you to tread lightly as you read, and that any areas with ---- are for you to fill in with whatever word makes you happy. I would like to open this lovely piece of writing with if you give someone money as a gift you need to get out right now. That is probably the most inconsiderate ---- thing you can do. That bei...

Sugar’s Super Sexy Senior Semester

Brandon Sugar, Business Manager

March 16, 2016

Filed under Archive, Editorial

Throughout our lives, we experience tough times and face difficult situations. However, we must continue to push through because there are so many lives we can touch and influence for the better. So make the choice to spend this precious time in college to grow yourself personally. Along the way, make a ton of friends and get some life stories under your belt. So why has...

Battle of the Ballots

Susie Bryan and Gabriele Hickman

March 16, 2016

Filed under Archive, Editorial

Two writers take different perspectives on voting Don't be left behind; you have the right to vote Susie Bryan // Copy Editor Respecting someone's decision to not vote Gabriele Hickman // Editor-in-Chief Growing up, there was always the anticipation of that birthday, the day you became legal to participate in something very exciting for the fir...

5 notes to my freshman year self

5 notes to my freshman year self

March 10, 2016

4. You'll lose a battle against a vase of flowers There will be a moment in college that you may never forget. It won't be anything exciting or out ...

Mad Matt: Road Rage

Matthew Martin

February 29, 2016

Filed under Archive, Editorial

If you did not read my previous editorial, then I warn you to tread lightly as you read, and that any areas with ---- are for you to fill in with whatever word makes you happy. So as I roll through campus, I cannot help but get frustrated with all the people that apparently never learned how to drive. I don’t know about you, but even in the suburbs of Georgia we had to...

Mad Matt: Madder When Hungry

Matthew Martin, Digital Editor

February 22, 2016

Filed under Archive, Editorial

As an opening warning statement to the start of these editorials: if you are easily offended, you should continue reading another part of this newspaper and not read editorials from Mad Matt. There will be no sugar coating in these ink stains; this is getting right into the meat and potatoes of some of the situations that unfold around me at the school that get me hot under...

NFL Fanatics

Emily Myslinski, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

Filed under Archive, Editorial, Sports

Every Sunday we sit in front of our TV to watch our favorite team compete. Either that, or we hide our iPhones under the dinner table and tune in to our ESPN app for live updates. We all cheer on our teams and hope for the best outcome, a win. That’s what fans do; yell at the television screen when our team is struggling and jump to our feet the instant they score. The...

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