Support Staff Spotlight: Bonnie Lamp

Maddie Morton Staff Writer Welcome to the Support Staff Spotlight! Every other week, we will sit down with some of our amazing support staff and get to know them better. Those featured in each bi-weekly piece include staff in Custodial Services, Security, Front Desk, Behind the scenes/Student Activities, and our Cafeteria. Be sure to check-in every other week to meet the staff members who do … Continue reading Support Staff Spotlight: Bonnie Lamp

Support Staff Spotlight: Susana Juarez

Maddie Morton Staff Writer Every other week, we will sit down with some of our amazing support staff and get to know them better. Those featured in each bi-weekly piece include staff in Custodial Services, Security, Front Desk, Behind the scenes/Student Activities, and our Cafeteria. Be sure to check-in every other week to meet the staff members who do so much for us and our … Continue reading Support Staff Spotlight: Susana Juarez

Support Staff Spotlight: Otis Johnson

Maddie Morton Staff Writer Every other Every other week, we will sit down with some of our amazing support staff and get to know them better. Those featured in each bi-weekly piece include staff in Custodial Services, Security, Front Desk, Behind the scenes/Student Activities, and our Cafeteria. Be sure to check-in every other week to meet the staff members who do so much for us … Continue reading Support Staff Spotlight: Otis Johnson

I Saw on Twitter…

Casper Johnson Staff Writer Maybe it’s not Twitter, maybe it’s Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook. It doesn’t matter which platform someone might think of first. Whichever site, the question is just how often do people get information there. Probably more often than they’ll want to admit, but they aren’t alone.   According to Pew Research Center, a 2019 study found that 54% of adult Americans got their news “sometimes” or “often” from social media, with the most common source being … Continue reading I Saw on Twitter…

How COVID affects college admissions

Nadiyah Headen Staff Writer Since the pandemic began, countless things have been modified and changed to meet the needs of people from young to elderly. College admissions have undergone many changes, including some that current Douglas Anderson seniors may not be aware of.   Israel Haynes, a senior in Musical Theater at DA, is planning to attend Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He was only aware of the GPA … Continue reading How COVID affects college admissions

Support Staff Spotlight: Joan Penzera

Maddie Morton Staff Writer Every other week, we will sit down with some of our amazing support staff and get to know them better. Those featured in each bi-weekly piece include staff in Custodial Services, Security, Front Desk, Behind the scenes/Student Activities, and our Cafeteria. Be sure to check-in every other week to meet the staff members who do so much for us and our … Continue reading Support Staff Spotlight: Joan Penzera

An inside look at The Artisan

Madason Cornish Staff Writer Since 1985, The Artisan has been a special part of the Douglas Anderson community. However, few know who’s responsible. You may have heard about the Artisan in the school halls or perhaps you have picked up a copy of the magazine at the newspaper boxes and read it yourself. But have you ever wondered who’s behind the Artisan?   The Artisan staff is made up of thirteen … Continue reading An inside look at The Artisan

Behind the scenes of Cartesian Carl

Sarah Ermold Editor-in-Chief If you’ve ever been in the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts math building, then you might have run into the Math Department’s Public Relations (PR) Coordinator, Cartesian Carl.  Cartesian Carl, pronounced kaar-tes-zhn, was brought into the Math Department during the Summer of 2019. Since then, math teachers, Kinsey Gulamali and Chris Allen-Black have personified Carl through PR outings and updates across their main social media … Continue reading Behind the scenes of Cartesian Carl

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