Articles by: Noor Ashouri

Jack of all trades: UNF holds the latest career for octogenarian working as a maintenance mechanic

Jack of all trades: UNF holds the latest career for octogenarian working as a maintenance mechanic

At 81 years old, Dale Baker is a maintenance mechanic at UNF. Both a co-worker and supervisor note Baker’s humor and penchant for jokes. He has a varied past, from Korean veteran to meatpacking employee, and hopes to retire here at UNF.

August 12, 2014 · Features
UNF currently has over 200 registered clubs and student organizations. For full list, check out Club Alliance's page. Photo courtesy Club Alliance Facebook

Spinnaker’s guide to UNF clubs

Though college life could be hectic with credit hours and study sessions, there are over 200 clubs and student organizations for students to join and perhaps engage outside of academics. Spinnaker’s guide to UNF clubs highlights several clubs that might spark your interest.

August 7, 2014 · Daily, News
Photo by Sara Ricevuto.

More than meets the eye: behind the scenes with team manager Freesman

“You can’t play your whole life.” Freesman, a sports management sophomore, wants to be a college basketball coach.

March 25, 2014 · Basketball, Sports
Ghostwriting class aims to do the unrealistic

Ghostwriting class aims to do the unrealistic

Senior English major Hurley Winkler remembers Professor Mark Ari pulling her aside after her Advanced Fiction workshop to invite her to be part of a class he said no one had ever done before.

March 13, 2014 · Features
Coffee shop conversations lead to crowdfunding event

Coffee shop conversations lead to crowdfunding event

One Spark takes over downtown Jacksonville.

It doesn’t always take fame and wealth for greatness to find its platform. Sometimes greatness starts through conversation. This is how One Spark found its way.

March 13, 2014 · Community, Events, Features
Does anybody care that there hasn’t been an SG election this year?

Does anybody care that there hasn’t been an SG election this year?

Elections were supposed to take take place the week of March 3, but an election requires candidates, competition, and interest – all of which were lacking.

The SG president also ran unopposed this year. This makes the second year in a row without a presidential election.

Last year, a candidate competing for the presidency was disqualified for not filling out the paperwork correctly.

March 11, 2014 · Opinions
FSA vice president Jeanelle Bantigue is a psychology senior. Photo by Noor Ashouri.

Club Profile: FSA connects on Filipino time

Anna Santiago is called to the front to be auctioned off. She is wearing a black leather jacket, snowman fleece pajama pants, and high heels. She takes off her leather jacket as she walks to the front of the room and throws it to the floor, with a smile. She takes off her snowman fleece […]

March 11, 2014 · Community, Features
Wear a Turban Day shows it’s always better together

Wear a Turban Day shows it’s always better together

Ashok Bazaz and Sukhbir Singh have never cut their hair in their lives.

They are Sikhs and believe hair, including facial and head hair should never be removed. The turban keeps their hair in place and is a physical identity for Sikhs.

February 27, 2014 · Events, Features
It’s model, not plus-size model

It’s model, not plus-size model

One word comes to mind when looking at a picture of supermodel Robyn Lawley walking up the beach in a printed bikini: hot — no, wait, two words: ridiculously hot.

February 25, 2014 · Opinions
Photo by Randy Rataj

Wake Up: Foods that give you energy

Sources of energy are not limited to coffee, energy drinks, or even fruits and vegetables. There are many other ways to boost that endurance.

February 24, 2014 · Features, Nutrition