Monday, April 22, 2019

UMC decision sparks ongoing controversy

Elisa White Following a February conference that resulted in a maintained ban on full inclusion of LGBTQ+ members, whether or not the United Methodist Church...

City of Lakeland hires new Assistant City Manager

 Jillian Kurtz  Emily Colón was announced as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Lakeland on Feb. 25.  Colón and Ocea Lattimore were selected...

United Methodist Church upholds ban on ordination and marriage of LGBTQ members

Elisa White The United Methodist Church (UMC) decided to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy in a Tuesday vote. Delegates gathered from Feb....

NASA says goodbye to Opportunity, Mars rover

 Hannah Kiester After 15 years of Mars exploration, the rover, Opportunity’s mission has officially been called to an end. NASA lost contact with the rover in...

Young vote could be key to ‘20 presidential election

Hannah Kiester Almost as soon as  2019 began, hopeful candidates started campaigning for the 2020 presidential election. Since President Trump’s election in 2016, there have been...

Nation-wide bomb threat ‘hoax’ impacts Florida Southern

Jillian Kurtz      This story is still developing. Emails containing bomb threats to several staff members at Florida Southern resulted in the evacuation of...

Brits march to stay in European Union

Hannah Kiester In June of 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, resulting in what was coined “Brexit,” but now the move...

FSC student returns to Douglas

Hannah Kiester It has been a month since the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, but the public is still reeling from the tragedy. To...

Kevin Spacey, the divide between actor and role

Derrick Jean-Baptiste Hollywood is currently in the midst of sexual scandal that has blindsided many within the field. With all of the allegations coming a...

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Recycling cuts affect Lakeland

Haley Parson Recycling is an “it word” this year. Companies are selling goods made from various recycled materials. There are movements to increase recycling across...

Woodstock 50th anniversary comes to Lakeland

Zya Crawford 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Woodstock Music and Arts Festival that took place summer of 1969. To celebrate, more than...

Paper straws a non-solution for FSC sustainability

Victoria Salvatore In the three years that I’ve been attending Florida Southern, they’ve been making moves to create a more environmentally friendly campus.  Efforts by Student...