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Opinion: Is vinyl an aesthetic?

With the closing of Deep Search in Jacksonville this past December, the local vinyl enthusiasts are looking for new places to acquire their favorite albums. Vinyl has made a huge comeback in the last few years, with many people opting for hard copies of music instead of digital downloads. According […]

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Opinion: Debt and dissent

The Trump administration reportedly plans to cut funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, which funds programs like NPR and PBS, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds museums and libraries; even UNF professors have benefited from these endowments. This move, on the surface, looks like an attempt […]

Opinion: Being “politically correct” is just correct
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Opinion: Being “politically correct” is just correct

Recently Spinnaker received a letter to the editor protesting a statement released by the Department of Philosophy and Religious studies. The writer claimed the department was being “politically correct.” He raised issue with the terms “undocumented persons,” “differently abled,” and “LGBTQ.” He prefers the university to call undocumented immigrants illegal […]

Letter to the Editor: Against political correctness on university campuses
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Letter to the Editor: Against political correctness on university campuses

The website home page of the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies’ displays a manifesto:  nine members of the Department wringing their hands about the recent political campaign and its aftermath. The professors claim to “stand in solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, […]

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Opinion: Can we talk?

I wanted to delete my Twitter account at least five, but no more than eight, times during the election cycle. Because I am a liberal, you could automatically assume my “twexit” would be caused by the alt-right movement or Donald Trump, but that is not the case. My actual reason […]

People protest Donald Trump in March, months before the election. But even more protests have happened around the country after Trump was named president-elect.
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Opinion: Never stop protesting

My eleventh grade European history teacher said something that will always stick with me: “In Europe the government is afraid of the people. In America, we are afraid of the government.” That statement was true then, and it is most definitely true now. A Donald Trump presidency is frightening for […]

Opinion: Uniting the nation, starting at UNF
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Opinion: Uniting the nation, starting at UNF

The United States of America just elected its 45th president. The social upheaval that America experienced over the course of the 2016 presidential election due to candidate controversy was virtually unparalleled. Everyone is mentally exhausted. How did we as a society become so polarized? While it would be easy to […]