Side Effect of Online School:Procrastination

By Anna Lopez, Staff Artist In an effort to keep students and faculty safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida schools have been conducted virtually since mid-March.  A concern among educators and parents alike is that with this digital method of learning, students will lose motivation for school. In short, that students will procrastinate more. In an April poll on The Artisan’s Instagram story, 77 percent … Continue reading Side Effect of Online School:Procrastination

Digital Learning Life: Effects on Students, Teachers

By Summer Carrier Staff Writer How people, students and teachers alike, are adapting to the technology required for online public education varies greatly. There have been significant issues for students, including technical frustrations.  “I’ve had work get deleted multiple times on Teams… it’s also bothersome to check in with eight different teachers every day,” said Brooks Davenport, a junior in Technical Theatre. For others, it’s … Continue reading Digital Learning Life: Effects on Students, Teachers

Students relieved high stakes tests cancelled

By Dariana Alvarez Managing Editor   In late March, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced that standardized testing would be cancelled for all Florida students from kindergarten to 12th grade due to school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These standardized tests include the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), a high-stakes test for which students and teachers spend a significant amount of time preparing.    “Coronavirus’s effect on … Continue reading Students relieved high stakes tests cancelled

DLCs: what are they, and why do so many video-game players dislike them

Aviendha RoundsStaff Researcher Sims 4 is a 40 dollar life simulation game published by Electronic Arts (EA). It sold over 10 million copies by October 2018. Despite the overwhelming enjoyment of the game, players might be disappointed to find that they can’t access 13 of the 15 worlds currently out. Downloadable content, or DLC is the idea of buying a main game and then having … Continue reading DLCs: what are they, and why do so many video-game players dislike them

The Goldfinch: A Conversation About Bad Art

Hannah WehrungSocial Media Editor Sooner or later, every person producing art is forced to develop a relationship with the reject pile: the “bad” pieces and “bad” performances that live on in the heart and mind in a different way. When generating art on an academic schedule, that confrontation doesn’t dawdle, and whichever way we come to assess and appreciate our work colors daily life with … Continue reading The Goldfinch: A Conversation About Bad Art

NCAA and Its Billions

Gianni LiberoPhotography Editor Sports are a huge part of college life an have grown to be extremely profitable. Despite their demand for a students time and energy, college sports often don’t help with the high cost of college. Also these same students, struggling to pay for college as it is, don’t even have the time to study for college. Being a college student be begin … Continue reading NCAA and Its Billions

The Problem with Short-Term Missions Trips and How to Solve It

Dariana AlvarezManaging Editor If someone attends an Evangelical church, chances are that their church plans to have a mission’s trip that year. Though these trips can spark servitude in a devout Christian, short-term global mission’s trips have sparked arguments on its effectiveness. Most short-term global missions are annual trips that churches have to help those in third-world countries. Many churches do these trips because of … Continue reading The Problem with Short-Term Missions Trips and How to Solve It

Douglas Anderson Awarded National Magnet School Status

Summer Carrier & Evee Savela-Hogg Junior Staff    In August 2018, Duval County sponsored three schools with the hope of getting them National recognition and certification as explementary magnet high schools. As of the 2019 school year, Douglas Anderson was the only one out of the three to get the award.    Schools pay 1600$ to apply, and the county covered Douglas Anderson’s fee. In … Continue reading Douglas Anderson Awarded National Magnet School Status

Dariana Alvarez

Dariana Alvarez (Senior Creative Writer) Managing Editor    Dariana Alvarez is the senior managing editor of the Artisan. She is a creative writing student who joined the Artisan to fulfill her goal of informing her peers of the subjects that matter most to her.    Dariana’s interest in journalism started in middle school and she carried that interest over to Douglas Anderson. From the moment … Continue reading Dariana Alvarez