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Danielle J. Brown

Danielle J. Brown

Danielle J. Brown is a 2018 graduate of Florida State University, majoring in English with a focus in editing, writing, and media. While at FSU, she served as an editorial intern for International Program’s annual magazine, Nomadic Noles. Last fall, she fulfilled another editorial internship with Rowland Publishing, where she wrote for the Tallahassee Magazine, Emerald Coast Magazine, and 850 Business Magazine. She was born and raised in Tallahassee and reviews community theater productions for the Tallahassee Democrat. She spends her downtime traveling to all corners of Florida and beyond to practice lindy hop.

Crist promises to protect abortion access through executive order, but there could be a hurdle

By: - May 20, 2022

U.S. Rep Charlie Crist, who is running for the Democratic nominee in the 2022 gubernatorial election, said he would use an executive order on of the first day of his term to protect Floridians’ access to abortion. “When I get elected for governor, I want all women in Florida to understand that if this continues […]

FL First Lady attempts to arm students with ‘the facts’ in anti-drug initiative, but will it work?

By: - May 20, 2022

At a high school in Central Florida Thursday, First Lady Casey DeSantis’ spoke at the first iteration of a set of school assemblies statewide aimed at encouraging kids not to use drugs and why, as a part of her ongoing anti-drug initiative. Keep in mind that there have been other anti-drug campaigns in the past, […]

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Feds and FL officials try to tackle mental health crisis facing K-12 and college students

By: - May 19, 2022

As some students continue to struggle with ongoing mental health concerns, state and federal officials are trying to focus on how to get children and teens to bounce back from the trauma and stress exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that makes some changes to current statewide […]

A more-transmissible BA.2.12.1 omicron variant of COVID soon to be dominant strain in U.S.

By: - May 18, 2022

A more catchable version of the omicron variant of COVID-19, called BA.2.12.1, is on its way to becoming the new dominant strain of the pandemic, surpassing the current dominant strain called BA.2, according to projections based on samples by federal health officials. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BA.2.12.1 may […]

‘A dull sensation’: FL First Lady had six chemo treatments during experience with breast cancer

By: - May 17, 2022

At a Tuesday press conference involving $100 million in cancer research, First Lady Casey DeSantis went into more details about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, which included six chemotherapy appointments. “When the bad news was pouring in — and it seemed like a barrage of bad news, right? People who have been diagnosed with […]

Can FL schools, workplaces discuss Saturday’s ‘racially motivated’ shooting in Buffalo under HB 7?

By: - May 17, 2022

On Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket, a white 18-year-old gunman killed 10 Black people, and the shootings are being looked at as a racist hate crime, according to The Buffalo News in New York. The alleged killer was identified in the News as Payton Gendron, 18, near Binghamton in the southern part of the state. […]

Ask Justice Alito: How much sway do female lawmakers really have in the abortion fight?

By: - May 16, 2022

It’s been two weeks since a 98-page leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion spelled near-certain death for federal protections of abortion access across the nation. But Associate Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the draft opinion, seemed to want to put women at ease if states become the decision makers on the abortion front. On page […]

Taxpayers help pay bill for State Board of Ed meeting in Key West: Would a Zoom call have sufficed?

By: - May 11, 2022

Florida’s State Board of Education, stationed in Tallahassee, traveled all the way down to Key West for a meeting Wednesday, partly at taxpayer expense for transportation and lodging in a tourist destination known for stray cats and chickens, flip-flops, and dive bars. The seven-member board asked several local school district leaders to join them at […]

Is DeSantis “scared” to state his stance on an all-out abortion ban?

By: - May 10, 2022

During a virtual press conference on looming threats to abortion access, Orlando Democrat Rep. Anna Eskamani said Gov. Ron DeSantis is “scared” to indicate whether he would support an all-out abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade case. “I wouldn’t say we’re fearful, we don’t operate in a place […]

DeSantis signs K-12 ‘Victims of Communism’ bill while railing against college-campus communists

By: - May 9, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Monday a measure creating a “Victims of Communism Day” at Florida’s public schools, though much of the discussion centered around what state officials believe to be a rise in communist sympathies at Florida’s college campuses. The bill in question, HB 395, establishes ‘Victims of Communism Day’ in Florida’s public […]

DeSantis: ‘Ideology’ found in rejected math texts; reviewers saw little evidence of CRT

By: - May 6, 2022

The Florida Department of Education has now posted the complaints that arose during its review of 132 math textbook bids, which resulted in its initial rejection of 54 of those books, some for including prohibited topics such as critical race theory. Out of thousands of pages of responses by people it enlisted to review the […]

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Semantics and rhetoric: U.S. Sen. Rubio targets abortion access and transgender health care

By: - May 5, 2022

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is tying anti-transgender rhetoric to efforts to ban abortions, according to new legislation he’s filed and a recent tweet. This week, a leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion indicated that the high court will likely overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in […]