TCC Celebrates 36th Edition of Eyrie Magazine with Annual Unveiling Event

TCC Celebrates 36th Edition of Eyrie Magazine with Annual Unveiling Event

By Kelly Maere, Eyrie Staff Member The Eyrie Art & Literary Magazine staff excitedly unboxes the 36th edition of the magazine that they’ve worked so hard to complete, preparing for its release to the public in just a few days. Since 1982, Tallahassee Community College has published a yearly edition of the Eyrie, a student-run magazine showcasing unpublished literature and artwork submitted by TCC students. “The Eyrie is a great opportunity for students to feel more connected to their campus,” said Niki Costantino, the Eyrie’s Faculty Advisor of the last…

TCC Student Artist To Watch: Harry Lucas

TCC Student Artist To Watch: Harry Lucas

By Jairo Cortés-Marín While appearing to be the normal, fun college student, 18-year-old TCC freshman Harry Lucas has more to him than most would expect. With his life motto being “Be here now”, he is a young man making the most out of his opportunities in a wide array of manners. Born in Chapel Hill, N.C., Lucas has lived in a handful of other places in the U.S, including Colorado, Tallahassee, and several other cities within the state of Florida. Throughout the years he has become a well-rounded artist in…

No Strings (Or Stigma) Attached

No Strings (Or Stigma) Attached

By Sydney Selman Hooking up isn’t as big of a deal as people think it is. It’s been a recurrent activity for decades. So why are we so quick to shame those who participate in casual relationships? I have always viewed sex as simply that: sex. In my opinion, sex can be personal or impersonal, so long as there are two (or more) legally consenting parties. As hookups become more seemingly prevalent on campus, many suggest that young people are more sexually active at earlier ages in casual circumstances than their…

Another Successful Year for Eyrie

Another Successful Year for Eyrie

By Jairo E. Cortés-Marín Tallahassee Community College’s award winning Art and Literary Magazine, the Eyrie, is known for showcasing the best art and literature the diverse student body of that TCC has to offer. As part of its mission, it focuses on upholding a standard of quality, good taste, and creativity. Composed of a student faculty, the Eyrie is published once a year, every spring semester. It is unique in the fact that it is offered as a credit course, which students can sign up for, and become a staff…

Taking Off on the North Carolina License Plate

Taking Off on the North Carolina License Plate

By Patricia Singletary There is a particular injustice going on in America that has bothered me for a very long time, and I think it’s far past time to have a serious discussion about it. North Carolina’s license plate motto is completely ridiculous! This motto, “First in Flight”, is on every North Carolina state sanctioned license plate, and worse, I am forced to see it even here in Florida. During such times, I’ll be minding my own business and–boom–I’m sent into a nonsensical rage over the grave offense done by…

The Social Stigmas We’ve Given Mental Health

The Social Stigmas We’ve Given Mental Health

By Sydney Selman One considerable barrier that is currently handicapping the United States’ social progression is the way in which it’s citizens regard those with mental illnesses. Attitudes that view symptoms of psychopathology as aggressive and distressing are prevalent in most societies, including our own. The mindsets of people who view those struggling with mental illness as incompetent and hostile stems from our own culture. Culture plays a vital role in how society views mental illness.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), culture may be indicative of,…

Tally Turn Up Spots for Every Night of the Week

Tally Turn Up Spots for Every Night of the Week

By Priscilla Feroli As many of us know, the social scene in Tallahassee never sleeps. If you’re looking for not only the best deals, but the most fun look no further. Whether you’re 18 or 21, being a student in Tallahassee allows you into some of the coolest bars and clubs in the state. To find out just where to go, I went out every night of the week for almost a full semester. Yes, every single night. Though my professors began to question my stability, The Talon now has…

#OverheardAtTCC

#OverheardAtTCC

“Do you think you’re smarter than a police detective?” “I mean most of the time, yeah.” “I’m getting a hard on looking at the course work I have to do for advertising.” “I feel like my life motto is pugs not drugs. Wait just kidding I have ADHD so I guess it would be pugs AND drugs.” “PSA: No one should wear berets.”

Young Thug Ends Trilogy: Slime Season 3 Review

Young Thug Ends Trilogy: Slime Season 3 Review

By Alec Palombo If you thought that Young Thug was simply going to be another phase rapper, Thug put that notion in a casket, literally. After teasing fans with wrong release dates for months, Thug brought out a casket to his South By Southwest performance donned in spray paint, reading “Slime Season 3: 3/25/16”. After all the hype around the Slime Season series, Thug definitely delivered and put the trilogy to rest properly. With songs like “Power” and “Best Friend” peaking high on the charts from the previous two Slime…

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Drive a leg, save a life! In 2015, the Tallahassee Animal Services alone had almost 5400 animals come through their kennels. Many animals, however, do not begin their journey at no-kill shelters if they are not transferred. A new organization has now created a way for students to volunteer to transfer animals to no-kill shelters. Volunteering is easy and flexible as volunteers give the days they are available, how far they can drive and then will be notified when a shelter requests for a transfer. To volunteer to spend time…