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1982, Tallahassee Community College has published a yearly edition of the Eyrie, a student-run magazine showcasing unpublished literature and artwork submitted by TCC students.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 five years. “It’s an awesome testament to creativity and leadership for the students.”

Art and Literature Magazine staff layout the final proof of the magazine’s 36th edition. (Photo courtesy of Niki Constantino.)

Nearly 300 art and literature pieces were submitted to the Eyrie by students over the course of 2016, 53 of which were selected for publishing in the 36th edition of the Eyrie.

“I’m excited for people to see the retro cover and consistency of the design throughout the magazine,” said the 2017 Eyrie Design and Layout Editor, Donald “D.J.” Paradis. “I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned so much from this process.”

The unveiling of the newest edition of the Eyrie will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center Lobby. The event is free to attend, but business casual attire is required. Refreshments will be provided, as well as music and speeches made by genre winners. All TCC students and staff are invited to attend.

“It’s a great opportunity for the TCC community to come together and celebrate the students who have had their work published, but also for the students who have worked really hard to make the magazine,” said Costantino, “If you love to listen to works of literature read out loud, or if you like looking at art, it’s a great community event and a chance to really celebrate students.”

Art and Literature Magazine staff layout the final proof of the magazine’s 36th edition. (Photo courtesy of Niki Constantino.)

For more information on the Eyrie Literary & Art Magazine or the unveiling of the 36th issue, please contact Niki Costantino at

Theatre TCC to Present Production of Award-winning Musical “Pippin”

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Theatre TCC has a history of producing a variety of world-renowned and award-winning plays.

From Young Frankenstein, to Catch Me If You Can, to The Crucible, TCC’s performing arts program has covered a wide berth of classic and widely accessible musicals and comedies. This semester, this trend will continue.

Theatre TCC will be putting on a production of “Pippin,” the famous play by Stephen Schwartz and Bob Fosse, on April 6-8 and April 13-15. The play will start at 8 p.m. and will focus on Pippin, the son of Charlemagne, searching for his purpose and fulfillment in life.

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Time Management Tips with Professor Scalzi

TCC Talon’s Natalia Areas sat down with Professor Melissa Scalzi to discuss some time management tips that may help students become more efficient. Professor Scalzi is the Assistant Professor of College Success and Career Planning at Tallahassee Community College.

Melissa Scalzi, college success assistant professor. (Photo courtesy of


How can students learn to manage their time more effectively?


“Time management can help students succeed in their professional lives because building habits now will create habits that students could use in their future careers. In school, students start developing fundamental soft skills needed in the professional world like being on time and turning things in on time. If students do not start creating habits now, or if they do not develop strategies to help them with their daily tasks, they might struggle in the professional world.”   

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TCC to FSU: A Helping Hand

Nicolaus Lopez is a senior at Florida State
University who’s majoring in Information Technology. Lopez is also the acting president of Transfers Helping Transfers.

The Talon: What does Transfers Helping Transfers do?

Nick Lopez: “This organization is here to help transfer students transition into Florida State University. I myself was a transfer from the University of Central Florida, and when I came to Florida State, I was basically two years behind the average freshman. When I transferred I didn’t have those friend groups you develop as a freshman when you’re in the same general education classes as others. So this organization is here for the people that transfer in and don’t have anyone.This club is a way for you to meet new friends and people, but it’s not an end all be all.”

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Student Spotlight: Kerven Joseph

Name: Kerven Joseph

Year at TCC: Second-year

Hometown: North Miami, Fla.

Field of Study: Business Entrepreneurship and Fashion

Career Goals: To own a fashion line and create fashion shows.

Favorite Musical Artist(s): Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Asap Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Isaiah Rashad, Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Raury, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Van Halen, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu.

Favorite Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite Food: Haitian and Italian

Favorite Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Hobbies: Playing sports, outdoor activities, going on adventures, and photography.

If you could dinner with anyone in the world, what would it be: Tupac

Favorite Quotes: “May the bridges I burn light the way”

Student Spotlight: Maria Fernanda Araiza

Name: Maria Fernanda Araiza

Year at TCC: First-year

Hometown:  Brawley, Calif.

Major: Undecided

Career Goals: “I want to love my job and get excited every time I go.”

Favorite Musical Artist: Romeo Santos

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

Favorite TV Show: Jersey Shore

Favorite Food: Enchiladas

Favorite Book: Sky by Emily Wilson

Hobbies: Going out to dance to Latin music with my friends, spending time with family and friends, meal prepping, working out, and having fun at the SLICE office with Natalia and peer leaders.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world (living or dead), who would choose? Grandmother

Favorite Quotes: “Don’t stress the small things; worry about your own well being.”

TCC Student Affected by the Immigration Ban

Fatemah Seyfi, a student at Tallahassee Community College, is an international student from Iran. Photo courtesy of

Fatemah Seyfi was at home when her roommates informed her of President Trump’s executive order. The order banned all refugee admissions for 120 days, while banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days.  Citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, refugee or otherwise, were all denied entry into the U.S. temporarily.

Seyfi was planning to return to her home in Iran in a few months time. Her roommates, who are Iranian as well, told her not to go.

“I was so shocked, and I didn’t know what was going on,” Seyfi said. “I didn’t know if the ban would stay this way or would it change.”

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Student Spotlight: Marc Toussaint

Year at TCC: Second-year

Hometown: North Miami, Fla.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Career Goals: CEO of an engineering firm, entrepreneur, and to give back to communities in need.

Favorite Musical Artist: Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, and Quavo

Favorite Movie: Space Jam

Favorite TV Show: ESPN First Take

Favorite Food: Pizza, French Fries, and anything with barbecue.

Favorite Book: Resilience by Alonzo Mourning

Hobbies: Basketball, building robots

If you could dinner with anyone in the world, what would it be: Barack Obama

Favorite Quotes: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow; Learn as if you were to live forever.”