Chelsea Long is an intern this fall with WFSU News. This past summer, she studied journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. She’s currently a senior at Florida State University studying political science and Middle Eastern studies and a staff writer for the student paper, the FSView and Florida Flambeau. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism after graduation, but, for now, she’ll continue working as a part-time barista.
Makayla Fedd’s “Curls For Queens” hairstyling event at Sabal Palm Elementary School was so successful, she’s hoping to branch out to other schools and recently launched a non-profit to get there.
Some businesses are struggling to find employees and those employees are demanding better working conditions. The clash is especially obvious in college towns where businesses rely on student labor. Business owners and local politicians expected a meaningful boost to the economy after students returned to campus this fall. But some industries that were popular with students before the pandemic, have fallen out of favor.
Abortion rights advocates across the country and in Florida are gearing up to fight state efforts that mirror Texas, where abortions after six weeks have effectively been rendered illegal after a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowed a law that allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a person have an abortion, was allowed to go into effect.
For the past month, Sabal Palm has been collecting donated hair and styling products in partnership with salons and beauty supply stores in town. The school is hosting it Curls For Queens hair care and styling event this Saturday in response to the student need.