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Editorial: It’s a fun time to be an Osprey

Times are always changing, and so is UNF. Throughout the past year, the university has experienced a significant amount of growth, along with its students.

In its transition to become a destination school, UNF has moved offices, constructed buildings and tried even harder to cater directly to students’ needs.

Specifically, one of the biggest additions to the campus is the new Student Union. The union will help bring students, faculty and staff together and further strengthen the unity among fellow Ospreys.

The completion and grand opening of the Student Union will mark a new era for UNF. Small changes have been made leading up to this – new luxury dorms, many new buildings for classes and reorganization of offices to better serve us. But the opening of the union is the thing that will revolutionize UNF.

It is a sign of truly becoming a destination school like the University of Florida or Florida State University, both of which have student unions.

Unfortunately, this is coming about exactly at the time many seniors are preparing to graduate. We all have learned a lot on this multiple-year journey, and the graduating Spinnaker staff members would like to share a few words of wisdom for upcoming generations.

Andrea Farah | STAFF WRITER
The following is something that not a single student should ever hesitate to do: Do not ever fear to get involved in any campus activity or club you wish.

Remember that trying does not cost you anything, and even if you are denied what you desire, it will only make you stronger and better prepared for later life. Believe in yourself, and you will soon find others believing in you too.

Enjoy it. The four (five and six) years you will spend at UNF will be quite an experience – if you let it. Take time to get to know the people around you. You will laugh more than you ever have, probably cry a time or two, and make memories you will never forget. And above all, through all the trials and loss, put your hope in the cross. His compassion never fails!

Don’t move too fast. You’ll get old fast enough.

Jason Yurgartis | FEATURES EDITOR
College is fun. I liked it so much I did a second tour of duty. To make sure your experience is as good as mine, do like I do and live by these immortal words from Coach Finstock in the cinematic masterpiece “Teen Wolf:”

“There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.”

Heed this advice: Don’t schedule morning classes and toss back a few drinks when time permits. You’ll be fine.

Jonathan Morales | NEWS EDITOR
Just remember, everybody is out to get your hard-earned money. Be greedy with it. Spend cautiously and save wisely; you’re probably going to graduate in debt anyways.

Take advantage of all the resources and campus amenities, and you will succeed. I can’t say I had the best grades, but I know the experiences I’ve gained here will prepare me for the world afterward.

And most of all continue to read the Spinnaker because the 20 students in here day-in and day-out bust their hump so this campus can have an award-winning student publication. It’s been fun!

Rachel Elsea | COPY EDITOR
These years will be some of the best – and the shortest – in your entire life. Live them to the fullest, and take advantage of all UNF has to offer. Act on your dreams and passions because it’s better to regret something you did than always wonder what might have happened.

Meghan Dornbrock | WEB EDITOR
The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn to take life less seriously, and enjoy change. If nothing seemed funny to you today then you’re doing it wrong.

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