Hidden Worlds

I’ve noticed that it is no longer cool to care.

For people my age it has no longer socially acceptable to care strongly about things. I talk about this frequently with my friends because it makes me so angry to think that people do not feel comfortable expressing their passions.

I went around and asked people what their hidden passions and interests were and why they may not always want to share that.

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Kat, 20
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“I care about books, no one likes books anymore. Everybody is all about technology and eventually books will be obsolete because of it.”
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Amiana, 19
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“I’m a huge titanic nerd, if I tell people that they look at me like ‘What? The movie?’. They don’t know it was ever a real ship.
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Leslie, 20
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“I’m really passionate about hispanic culture, now with Trump and everything I’m not as quick to want to teach people about it. I used to be really proud because they didn’t know what it was like to live in a third world country, but recently I’ve been more hesitant to educate people or express my pride because of recent hostility.”
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Lindsey, 19
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“I watch and read too much anime, a lot of people think it’s weird.”
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Braya, 20
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“I’m passionate about civil rights, and people just don’t want to hear about it so I just don’t like to advertise it.”
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Emily, 20
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“I like watching Spanish soap operas, and it’s just not really normal in our culture.”
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Fashion

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Courtney Sullivan models a tank top from Forever 21 in Downtown Saint Augustine.
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Sullivan finds a bench to get out of the glaring sun.

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Sullivan shows off her American Eagle jeans and shoes.
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Sullivan enjoys the green foliage of Florida.

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Sullivan leans against a palm tree on Spanish Street.
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Sullivan enjoys long walks downtown, car rides to Jacksonville, and she’s engaged so back off.
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Captain Courtney looks out over the Matanzas River
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Sullivan throws on her Mossimo jacket as the breeze picks up near the water.
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Sullivan and Pal
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The Cru

Landscape-Southern Vermont

While most college students fly as far south as their parents will allow on Spring Break, I headed back north to get a dose of home and family time. I was born and raised in this area but I never really get tired of it, especially when I get to come home from a place like Florida (which is unfortunately flat and palm-tree-infested). The main reason I flew home for this break was to spend time with my mom and my 30-week-pregnant sister. My mom and I set up for my sisters baby shower, which they waited to have until the sister of the mommy-to-be (me) could attend. I’m obviously very exited to meet this new baby boy and I’m so exited that he gets to grow in the Green Mountain State, which I would do all over again in a heart-beat.

 

Lowell Lake State Park is near and dear to my heart because I have been walking that 2.7mile trail around the lake since I was three-years-old. My Mom had a daycare when I was young so that she could maintain a job while spending all day with me and my sister. We would spend entire days at the lake, swimming, picnic-ing, and hiking. The hugging tree is really only known by that name to us, because every visit before we left all the kids would wrap around the enormous tree and link all our tiny hands together to wrap the tree in one pint-sized hug full of young love. To this day I will not let myself leave the Park without acknowledging my old friend.

 

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View of Stratton Mountain from Little Pond Road.
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The hugging tree at Lowell Lake.

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There are multiple islands on Lowell Lake.
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Lowell Lake State Park

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Under the Mountain Road.
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Another view of Stratton Mountain from Under the Mountain Road.

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Overworked College Students

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Belle Burch works at Voodoo Donuts in Eugene, Oregon.

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This is her first day working.
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“Honestly, I don’t even like donuts. I’m gluten-free so I can’t really have them.”

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“I have also done modeling for photography, so I’m used to this.”

Naughty Professor at Planet! Sarbez!

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Naughty Professor is a instrumental jazz funk band from New Orleans.
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They met in the fall of 2010 at Loyola University.
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The band also uses improv in their music by “creating an extension of an existing melody.”

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“We got together by finding common threads from music and diversity in taste.”
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The band is going on a two week tour around Florida, St. Augustine is their first stop.
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This is also the bands first time to St. Augustine.

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What gets Noah Young, the bassist, pumped for a show is “that there are people here to hear us play.”
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Sam Shahin plays the drum.

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The band gets their inspiration from a wide variety of music, from Kendrick Lamar to The Bad Bus.

Humans of Saint Augustine

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Alex, of The Bunnery on Saint George Street. “I’m not very spontaneous, I just exist.”
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Colton, from Maryland, and Rebecca, from Texas, hang out outside Flaglers library. 

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“My religion is everything happens for a reason. I met Rebecca Lee Ward for a reason, she’s a ray of sunshine in my life” 
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Sam, of New York, and Danilla, of Brazil, are handing out flyers for their work.

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D: “Believe you are blessed.”
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S: “Life’s pretty short, take a look around: you might miss it.”

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Perp Walk

 

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Convicted felon, Jack, 21, was taken downtown today by Max and Max for the theft of 27 kittens from the local shelter. Later the same day he stole 57 clementines from the supermarket, which he hid in his pants. Photo taken by: Mallory Hopkins (this is just a reenactment for educational purposes, Jack did not commit any known crimes.)

 

 

 

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