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Poli-Sci Society Gets Politically Correct

Iliana Tidd

January 24, 2012

Filed under Archive, Editorial

Snookie, Pauly D, Mike ‘The Situation" and all the rest of the notoriously famous cast of Jersey Shore are highly recognizable to millions of young Americans. What about names like Joe Biden, Alvin Brown, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich? Do these names hold value in comparison to the inebriated rendezvous of the exceedingly tan persons who dictate the happenings...

Campus-isms: Race to Equality

Alexandria Quinn

January 23, 2012

Filed under Archive, Editorial, News

Throughout the past four decades, Jacksonville University has been witness to a huge shift in the diversity of its student body as the percentage of minorities has steadily increased. But when we put aside the facts and figures, the question remains: How far have we really come in this race to racial equality, and how much further do we have to travel? All too often, people...

A Few Joyce Words: Bored Games

November 30, 2011

Life. Risk. Clue? Many of us played these games as children, some of us as adults. We continue to play them long after the boards and pieces have been tucked away and forgotten, ...

Right Whale Festival

George Wahl II

November 30, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial, Front Page

When people think of Jacksonville they think of the Jaguars and events such as FL/GA weekend. What tends to slip peoples minds is the annual Right Whale Festival. In 2009, the inaugural Right Whale Festival brought enthusiastic participation from sponsors, local vendors and organizations and the community, said public.sea2shore.org. Many gathered at Jacksonville Beach on ...

A Few Joyce Words: The Final Bell

John Joyce

November 9, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

I recall the day Sinatra died. I opened the door to retrieve the paper from the porch. It was seasonably cool. I slid back the plastic sleeve and unfolded the mass of bundled pages and adverts. I read the headline; blinked at the photo. The Chairman of the Board, 82, was no longer with us. March 10th, 1997. My sister Christine and I had driven up to St. Mary’s, Ga. for ...

A Few Joyce Words: Bet Your Bottom Dollar

John Joyce

November 4, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

College consists of a lot of “B” words. Broke, most specifically! But seriously, you’ve got books and book-bags, or backpacks depending on where you are from. You’ve got brothers and sisters for fraternities and sororities, boxes in your dorm room and big stacks of homework. Bothersome room mates. A bunch of debt from all the money you have to borrow. There are ...

A Few Joyce Words: A Little Pre-Occupied

John Joyce

October 19, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

For weeks now, Wall Street has been occupied like a bastion of port-a-johns at a Dixie-land county fair featuring Randy Travis and a tractor pull. Cities nationwide have joined the fracas in telling the top-earning 1% of Americans that we want our money back. The sign hung in the windows of a New York corporate office declaring “We are the 1%” was meant to stick it to...

A Few Joyce Words: Good Things Take Time

John Joyce

October 5, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

“Such is life,” my grandmother used to say.  My other grandmother used to say, “Get off the arm of the chair or I’ll knock ya down.” Ah, the Irish – a loving people.  Both phrases stuck with me throughout life because both Marian Reilly and Loretta Joyce we’re great influences in my life. I mention these beautiful ladies because, like most other things i...

A Few Joyce Words: Get A Job

John Joyce

September 28, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

My favorite line from the cult classic 1981 gangster film “Scarface” isn’t found on any T-shirt. It isn’t quoted in a sit-com and hasn’t become a cliché for bad impressions. No, the line I always found most amusing comes just after Tony Montana kills Frank Lopez and Mel Bernstein. When asked what he wants to do about the deceased’s body guard Ernie, instead of gunning the...

A Few Joyce Words: No Cause For Alarm

John Joyce

September 7, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

The economy is in the tank, financial progress is at a stand still and the government is working about as well as my first attempt at driving a stick shift up a steep hill.  The cost of college is up and the odds of landing a good paying job post-graduation are down. One thing is certain however, and that is America is waking up. Well, at least hitting the snooze button a...

Cornered by Love, with Rica

The Navigator

April 13, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

Q: I have a major problem. I think I am falling for my best friend. But he has a girlfriend. We have been friends for years and I never saw him this way before. I don't know if it is because I have been single for a while and all my other friends seems to be pairing off and disappearing, but it is getting harder and harder for me to keep it to myself. It is no secret I don...

Cornered By Love

The Navigator

March 30, 2011

Filed under Archive, Editorial

Q: I’ve been in a committed relationship with my boyfriend since freshman year (we are seniors now).  Lately, because we do have many differences, our relationship has been troubled and strained.  I really do love him very much and I think I want this to work.  Except that lately, I’ve been thinking about his fraternity brother and I think I might be developing a crush.  ...

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