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And the winners are…


Dr. Helena Särkiö, an associate professor at Flagler College, congratulates Tiffanie Reynolds, winner of the Gargoyle’s top prize for her story about war veterans who are now students, some of whom struggle to adjust to life on campus.

The Gargoyle, the newspaper at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., honored students Wednesday night for journalism, photography, multimedia and public relations work.
The students’ winning entries appear in the latest edition of Anthology, a Gargoyle publication.
I shot these at the event, held at the Markland House, a historic mansion that is on campus. See more photos here. Continue reading

Love Your Planet 2013


Freshman Tony Lanza speaks during the “Sustainability Soapbox” at Flagler College

Flagler College students, faculty and residents of St. Augustine took part Monday in Love Your Planet 2013, an event aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.


Students listen as Lanza speaks.

The college’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, or SPJ, set up a “Sustainability Soapbox,” a way for students to air any concerns they might have about the environment, social equity or the economy.
Speakers included Tony Lanza, 18, who cited the importance of balancing economic and environmental priorities.
“There is a collective memory of what the environment is supposed to be,” said Lanza, a freshman who is majoring in psychology. What’s needed, he said, is a compromise between the forces of development and those of environmental sustainability.


Environmental sustainability requires compromise, Lanza said.


Dr. Helena Särkiö, left, with Dr. Kristine Warrenburg Rome.

Dr. Helena Särkiö, an associate professor in the Communication Department, managed the “Sustainability Soapbox.” Other members of the Communication Department who took part in Love Your Planet included Kristine Warrenburg Rome, chair of the college’s Faculty Senate Sustainability Committee. See more photos. Continue reading