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The Magnitude of the 26th Amendment

Words by Ariel Rademyer  Voting facilitates expression for the people. Serving as a vital and core attribute of the United States of America, selecting government officials is our nation’s blessing. We, the people, hold the power to make our voices heard on a larger scale. On July 1st, 1971, the United States Federal Government ratified the 26th amendment, granting the right for 18-year-olds to vote in elections. Voting allows for a change in communities; whether this alteration includes a different direction for the workforce departments or education, voters dictate their future. Particularly, 18-year-olds can elect candidates who implement beliefs prevalent …

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Weird Wild Stuff: Queen Elizabeth II Edition

The year’s weirdest and wildest news story so far was actually not so weird and wild, after all. It speaks to the perpetual perdurability of Queen Elizabeth II (April 21, 1926-September 8, 2022) that a 96 year-old woman who’d just beaten covid in February could die in September, and the entire world was shocked, legit. Lucky for us, the queen did all the prep-work, well in advance, allowing her loved the world at large to just sit back, relax, and play their part in the spectacle of her exit, stage-managed to the finest details.  “London Bridge Is Falling Down” was …

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Local Doctor Offers Compassionate Care at Affordable Marijuana Clinic

Affordable Marijuana Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, Dr, Rene Puildo

Jacksonville’s Affordable Marijuana License Clinic is working to ensure qualified patients have access to the alternative treatment. As part of an integrated, multidisciplinary medical marijuana clinic network, clinic staff is expertly trained in the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of approved conditions. The clinic offers individualized patient-oriented care with a holistic approach to the use of medical marijuana, with a focus on pain and symptom management and disease-specific treatment for glaucoma, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, cancer, PTSD, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other forms of chronic pain. Dr. Rene Pulido is committed to making medical …

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College Prep

Ariel Rademeyer Sunrises, sunsets, sunglasses, beautifully warm beaming sun rays, and tanning while completely slathered in sunscreen depict the ideal Summer vacation. After the most dreaded time for high school students, Junior year, we finally have begun approaching the end. With summer break right around the corner, this presents upcoming Seniors with the perfect opportunity for daily ritual beach trips and time for rising Seniors to begin considering the realities of this college application season.  While the highly anxiety-inducing sentiment of applying to a college may appear quite intimidating, the process, if pragmatically planned and thought out, is not as …

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Cardona Direct Primary Care

It’s no secret that the United States Healthcare System is broken.  Despite the U.S. spending much more on healthcare than other high-income nations, the U.S. still scores poorly on health measurements like life expectancy, suicide rates and preventable hospital admissions, according to Harvard Health. The average cost of health insurance for an individual is a steep $450 a month and with less than 50% of businesses around the US providing healthcare to employees, many people are left to pull cash out of their own pockets, or worse, go without health insurance. Direct Primary Care is a more affordable option for …

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Black History Matters: Mural Project Brings Awareness to Jacksonville’s Historic Eastside

HOPE & HISTORY MURAL

This article was originally published April 5, 2018 THE HOPE & HISTORY MURAL PROJECT DEBUTS AT PUBLIC ART WEEK Public Art Week, an annual event hosted by the , is an opportunity for the city to celebrate local art and to reassert the ‘public’ aspect of public art. Not only a moment to celebrate Jacksonville’s arts scene, it also invites locals to be a part of it–and not just by passive appreciation. ‘The Hope and History Mural Project,’ an initiative by the University of North Florida’s Center for Urban Education and Policy (CUEP), embodies this spirit, as a fusion of …

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Scholastics Awards Awake Joy in Student Creative Imagination

Scholastics Award entry, Skeletons in the Closet

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.” – Albert Einstein Imagination. Say it out loud. Imagination! Even just the phonetic makeup of the word itself is somewhat magical sounding, isn’t it? Einstein, who is known for his findings in math and science and physics and all things brainy, valued the power of imagination above the security of knowledge. He said that he never actually thought in logical symbols or mathematical equations, but in images, feelings, and even musical architectures. He has been …

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2020 Jacksonville Television, Digital Media & Music Forum

2020 Jacksonville TV & Music Forum

The Jacksonville Film & Television Office is hosting the Jacksonville Television, Digital Media & Music Forum on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium (303 N. Laura St. – 32202.) This free event includes the following panels of television and music industry professionals: • A Producer’s Journey: MTV’s SIESTA KEY: from Sizzle Reel to Worldwide Television Sensation • Movies, Entertainment and Music: Secrets to Getting Your Music Produced and on the Radio • Music Scoring and Licensing Panelists include: • Warren Skeels, an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker; Creator, Executive Producer and Director of MTV’s ‘SIESTA …

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The Toxic Avenger: St. Johns Riverkeeper and Players by the Sea Theatre Team Up for a Musical

The Toxic Avenger: St. Johns Riverkeeper and Players by the Sea Theatre Team Up for a Musical

The Toxic Avenger opens Friday October 25 on the Studio Stage at and runs through November 10. In partnership with the , the story follows an unlikely superhero who sets off on a mission to save New Jersey, end global warming and charm the town’s blind librarian.  If it sounds like an unconventional musical, it is. But the show’s message, clever one-liners and interesting character choices all point to the effects of pollution on the environment. It’s also the perfect show for Halloween. Melvin Ferd The Third is an Earth Science enthusiast, setting out to rescue New Jersey from the …

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Documentary Honoring a Generous Supporter: The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser

Joseph A. Strasser

For , life is a numbers game. The successful financier and philanthropist budgeted many years of his life to building a career in finance and public administration. He’s now the subject of a 13-minute documentary that details and preserves the legacy of an unusual life well-lived. Directed by Ana Paula Habib and Isaac Brown, “The Legacy of Joseph A. Strasser” recounts his story, beginning with his escape from the Holocaust and immigration to the United States as a small child. The film will be screened October 24 at the . The event will honor his life, surviving the hardship of …

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