Love Letters: Sophie Fagan and Wes Anderson

Abigail Gower Web Editor In Love Letters, The Artisan speaks with one senior from each arts area about an artist in their field who has been meaningful to them and their artistic practice. If you’re interested in participating in this series, you can express interest by sending a direct message to The Artisan’s Instagram account, @artisan_news. From bright pinks, yellows, and blues, it’s clear Wes … Continue reading Love Letters: Sophie Fagan and Wes Anderson

Principal Hammer bids DA goodbye

Sarah Ermold Editor-in-Chief Melanie Hammer has been a part of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts community for the last seventeen years and has been the school’s principal since April of 2017.   Hammer started at DA as a math teacher after moving to Jacksonville from Atlanta, Ga., where she taught math at a dual magnet school. After being at the arts school in Atlanta, Hammer said she sort of gravitated to DA.   “This … Continue reading Principal Hammer bids DA goodbye

Students, teachers see value in schools teaching the history of 9/11

Kota Locklear Staff Writer Not one of the teenagers who walks the halls at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts has lived in a world where New York City’s Twin Towers existed. We don’t know what life was like before Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorist attacks brought down the World Trade Center, killing 2,977 people (this includes the attack on the Pentagon and passengers and … Continue reading Students, teachers see value in schools teaching the history of 9/11

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The Artisan Staff 2021-2022

Back Row (left to right): Chloe PanchoStaff Writer Casper JohnsonStaff Writer Maddie MortonStaff Writer Abigail GowerWeb Editor Sarah ErmoldEditor-in-Chief Alisa ChamberlainCopy Editor Front Row (left to right): Mia ParolaSocial Media Editor Madason CornishStaff Writer Kota LocklearStaff Writer Hollis AckissLayout and Design Editor Nadiyah HeadenStaff Writer Cassandra YoungStaff Writer Not Pictured: Maeve CoughlinPhotographer Continue reading The Artisan Staff 2021-2022

Sarah Ermold

Sarah Ermold is a senior creative writer at Douglas Anderson. As Editor-in-Chief, she is excited for her second year on the staff, where she was previously a staff writer.  Her interest in journalism has allowed her to interview arts directors, students, teachers, and faculty.       Her favorite forms of writing include poetry and fiction. Sarah enjoys each form through the creation of characters and setting.       Outside of school, Sarah takes piano lessons at a local music school. Sarah plans to attend … Continue reading Sarah Ermold

Abigail Gower

Abigail, or Abby, Gower is a senior creative writer at Douglas Anderson. This is her second year on the Artisan news magazine staff, where she is currently the web editor. Abby enjoys reading and writing fiction, but journalism will always have a special place in her life because of her interest in research and interviewing. Being on the Artisan staff has allowed Abby to have a deeper … Continue reading Abigail Gower

Mia Parola

Mia Parola is a senior creative writer and second-year staff member of The Artisan, where she is currently the Social Media Editor. Her adoration for journalism is fueled by a love for sharing information and connecting with her DA community. She’s been intrigued by journalism ever since her she started following current events in middle school, but some of her newer interests include poetry, scuba diving, and wandering through antique shoppe aisles for hours.  On weekends, Mia is … Continue reading Mia Parola

Nadiyah Headen

Nadiyah Headen is a senior staff writer in the Creative Writing Department at DA.    She’s been writing since 4th grade. She writes poems and stories, but her favorite form of writing is poetry. She takes after her mom and grandfather when it comes to writing. Her mother writes poetry and her grandfather writes books.  When she grows up, she wants to go to UNF to study psychology. She also plans to get her doctorate degree in psychology so she can become a psychotherapist. She … Continue reading Nadiyah Headen

Maddie Morton

Maddie Morton is a senior Creative Writer at Douglas Anderson. Her favorite form of writing is poetry. She transferred to DA halfway through her sophomore year. It was a difficult transition, but the creative writing department gave her a sense of belonging. This year as an Artisan staff member, she is most excited to be more involved with the creative process and to interact with the student body.   Some things Maddie … Continue reading Maddie Morton