Alisa Chamberlain is a junior creative writer starting their first year as copy editor of the Artisan staff! They are very excited to help out with the writing and publishing process and are especially interested in copy editing. Less experienced in journalism, Alisa has a strong affinity for fiction, fantasy and the like. They currently work at Chuck E. Cheese’s and consider themselves a Helen Henny expert. … Continue reading Alisa Chamberlain
Madason Cornish is a junior creative writer at Douglas Anderson, and this is her first year as a staff member of the Artisan. From a young age, Madason has developed an interest in journalism and subscribed to the New York Times Magazine. She has taken a journalism class before in middle school and is ready to work on a real newspaper. Her favorite form of … Continue reading Madason Cornish
Casper Johnson is a junior in Creative Writing and a staff writer for The Artisan. They hope to be an animator or storyboard artist at Disney and push for more diversity in their animated shows. They’re a passionate storyteller, a fact easily recognizable when comparing their take on different genres. They’re also a very vocal disability advocate and psychology nerd. In their free time, they … Continue reading Casper Johnson
Kota Locklear is a first-year junior Artisan staff member, creative writer, and disorganized Dungeon Master. They specialize in fiction writing and creative non-fiction, along with opinion-piece journalism. Their love for opinion writing came from their love of having strong opinions. Kota hopes to hold a future career in fiction-writing, and is particularly interested in fiction podcasts. They currently also work at Chuck E. Cheese and … Continue reading Kota Locklear
How many times I have seen another tropical storm, another hurricane, another tornado, and thought, how could this all be one state? If my sister’s apartment is flooding in Tallahassee, and the winds knock away a signpost, and carry it into my friend’s car, how could I be untouched in Jacksonville? Continue reading Is Florida’s weather special?
Behind my house, there’s a long field that becomes a pond after heavy rain, and a marsh a few days later. Ahead of it are two more retention ponds. This is effectively a gallery for Canada Geese. I’ve seen their graceful V’s in the sky and their elegant heads and necks, and I’ve seen the fragrant droppings over clumped grass that they leave behind in their honking wake. I sympathize both with the malicious image of the goose contained in Untitled Goose Game and the aspirational image in the Mary Oliver poem. Continue reading A starred review of Canada Geese
With everything going on in the world, it can be easy for students to forget about volunteer hours. And with the many restrictions across the country, it’s hard to know where to even start. But there are endless opportunities available to students. Continue reading Volunteer service can be personally enriching
Across a globe of countries separated by oceans and borders, one of the rare, shared connections is art. It’s seen throughout history that art constantly draws people in because of its expressive nature. Between cultures it takes diverse shapes and methods. Today, one of the most widespread art forms is music. It’s easily accessible because of the radio and mobile apps like Spotify. Continue reading Music has positive impact on mental wellbeing
The Artisan has gathered a group of students, each from a different arts area, to write a letter to the year 2021. We asked students to share hopes, plans and positivity about heading into the new year. Continue reading Letters to 2021
On Dec. 8, 2019, as I watched Tyrod Taylor of the Los Angeles Chargers complete a 14-yard pass to Virgil Green, thereby giving us the downright embarrassing final score of 45-10, I wondered, “Why do I still root for this team?” Continue reading Why do we still root for the Jaguars?