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PBA professor talks ‘Danny Gospel’

By Kyle Beck
Contributing Writer

David Athey’s students at Palm Beach Altantic University have more than one reaon to listen when he talks about writing.  Athey is not only a professor, but also a published novelist.

An English and creative writing professor, Athey wrote the novel “Danny Gospel,” the story of a young man searching for romance and heavenly glory no matter what he most endure.

Photo by Christina Cernik, Photo Editor

The inspiration for the novel came from an interesting man Athey encountered.

“I met a man who believed that mosquitoes could be used by God to help him fulfill a mission,” Athey said. “I knew that was unique enough to propel a story.”

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Eating well matters

Certain foods save money and improve health

By Anna Zetterberg
Assist. Managing Editor

Your health may be one of the last things you worry about until you get sick. You’ve got more important things to worry about … right?

Actually, preventing sickness and optimizing how your body works will help you do better in almost every aspect of your hectic life, including school, work, volunteering and sports.

And if you are living well, you are saving money. You are preventing expensive doctor’s visits, antibiotics, missed classes and missed work.

Photo by Christina Cernik, Photo Editor

Wellness is about feeling your best, preventing illness and prolonging life.

Dr. Jason Deitch, co-author of the best-selling book “Discover Wellness,” says the 16 to 24-year-old age group is the hardest to reach. The college lifestyle poses challenges to your health, like lack of rest and a lot of caffeine.

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PBA pitcher sets records

By Jocelyn Martinez
Contributing Writer

All serious athletes know the adage “practice makes perfect.” Dedication, hard work and persistence will always help in the long run — just as they have for Palm Beach Atlantic University’s senior softball pitcher, Ashley Jones.

Jones’ outstanding accomplishments have been recognized and honored not only this season, but also many times over the past four years.

“It is awesome to see her hard work paying off,” Head Coach Kimmy Bloemers said. “She deserves every single award and positive recognition.”

Photo by Lori Richards

Although PBA is relatively new to  NCAA Division II, Jones was recognized as a National Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 22-28. The award was a first for PBA athletes.

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Mokikami Gardens offer Japanese legacy in Delray Beach

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a unique experience. The gardens and museum are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They offer an intriguing look at the Japanese culture and lifestyle. The Morikami offers rock gardens, art and sculpture exhibits, a gift shop and waterfalls that are breathtaking. For more info visit www.morikami.org.

All photos by Christina Cernik, Photo Editor

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Tenth Avenue North plays in chapel, receives award

Tenth Avenue North is having a great year.

They released a successful debut album. They won a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. And now they have received a young alumni award from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Mike Donehey and Jason Jamison, both PBA alumni from the class of 2003, along with bandmates Jeff Owen and Scott Sanders, performed in a special chapel service yesterday in the Greene Complex. Students, faculty and staff attended the worship service.

Christina Cernik, Beacon photo editor, was on hand to grab some pictures of the action.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at PBA

This week featured many events around campus to celebrate the Christmas spirit, including Deck the Halls and a campus bazaar. Beacon Photo Editor Christina Cernik was on hand for the Christmas tree lighting in the Warren Library yesterday evening.

Do you have photos from your dorm’s entry into Deck the Halls? E-mail them to Beacon@pba.edu.

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Beacon News: PBA neighbor 1515 Flagler coming down for ‘Modern’

The 30-story eyesore located at 1515 South Flagler Dr. in West Palm Beach has been the topic of debate since it was ravaged by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.

More recently, it has been in the spotlight after its stucco tested positive for asbestos in April. However, more comprehensive tests were performed by sampling 20 random points on the building’s exterior, and those tests returned negative.

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