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Last UNF presidential candidate speaks to students

Angie Villada
February 17, 2018

On Feb. 16, the last student open forum took place. Presidential candidate, David Szymanski, the Dean and professor of the University of Cincinnati spoke about why he wants to be a  part of UNF. Szymanski said UNF it’s an exciting place to be. One of the reasons he wants to be part of UNF is because he wants to expand partnership with the city and bring new people on board. “It just f...

UNF professor and former Korean broadcaster speaks on an unified Korea

Logan Ansteatt
February 16, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics has the world’s attention. Not only do the athletes draw a crowd, but the unprecedented political implications of a unified Korean team have political analysts and citizens globally invested. The world saw a unified Korea introduced at the opening ceremony, and despite an 8-0 loss the next day, unified Korean women’s hockey team won the eyes and hope of the world for ...

This week SG: Emergency Senate meeting, possible removal of senator

Sam Chaney
February 16, 2018

On Friday, Feb. 16, various Student Government committees met for regular business. An emergency Senate meeting was also called in order to hear a special request by the African Student Association. The emergency senate meeting was called in order to hear a special request made by the African Student Association. The request was not addressed at the last senate meeting on Feb. 9, prompting the ...

Know Our Names: The Story of Jonathan C. Gibbs

Ronnesha Rodgers
February 15, 2018

As the first African-American to become Florida’s secretary of state, Jonathan C. Gibbs also served as a minister. Born in 1827, his parents were both free people. He earned a degree from Dartmouth College, and also studied at Princeton Theological Seminary. Gibbs traveled to North Carolina after the Civil War, where he created a school for slaves who had been freed. He would then move farther ...

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Know Our Names: The Story of James Weldon Johnson

Ronnesha Rodgers
February 14, 2018

Often called the “Black American National Anthem,” James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” became one of his most popular pieces of all-time. Johnson was a civil rights activist, writer, composer, politician, educator and lawyer. He was also a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Originally from Jacksonville, Johnson became the first African-American to pass the bar exam ...

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Know Our Names: The Story of Billie Holiday

Ronnesha Rodgers
February 13, 2018

Viewed as one of the best jazz vocalist, Billie Holiday had a successful jazz career before her sudden death. Holiday first got noticed for her stellar voice by a producer in a Harlem club. She would eventually get signed to the major record company, Columbia Records. One of Holiday’s most powerful songs was a tune called “Strange Fruit.” The song told the story of the lynching of African-A...

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Gloria Turner turns down SG VP position

Gloria Turner turns down SG VP position

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2018 Student Government campaigns in full swing

2018 Student Government campaigns in full swing

February 1, 2018

SG: Uniting SG and students, OP Director Bryant’s last meeting

SG: Uniting SG and students, OP Director Bryant’s last meeting

January 26, 2018

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Police Beat: Stolen skateboard and a creepy car
Funding for new body-cameras for UNF police

Funding for new body-cameras for UNF police

January 16, 2018

Police Beat: JTA Confrontation and Stolen Decal

Police Beat: JTA Confrontation and Stolen Decal

January 12, 2018

Police Beat: Threatening emails and a forceable arrest

Police Beat: Threatening emails and a forceable arrest

December 19, 2017

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