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Hannah Lee, Editor in Chief

Hannah Lee is a senior studying journalism and psychology. Besides staying busy at Spinnaker, she enjoys her time with her family and watching true crime documentaries. She hopes to get a job working in the journalism field, whether it be print or broadcast.

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UNF Biology Professor recipient Terry Presidential Professorship

UNF Biology Professor recipient Terry Presidential Professorship

Hannah Lee May 2, 2019

The Terry Presidential Professorship was designed in honor of previous UNF president, John Delaney to recognize faculty achievements. This year, Cliff Ross, a professor in the Department of Biology has...

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2 dead, 4 injured after shooting at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Hannah Lee April 30, 2019

Two people were killed and four injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Tuesday evening, according to the Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency. Two people have life-threatening...

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Letter from the Editor: Why #SaveStudentNewsrooms is important for every student

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2019

Today marks the second year of the #SaveStudentNewsrooms movement. Colleges across the country, and even some internationally, are coming together to show the struggles they have gone through in the past...

Full Mueller Report released

Full Mueller Report released

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2019

The Mueller Report was released to the public Thursday morning revealing more detail into why Robert Mueller decided not to draw a conclusion about whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. The...

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Affidavit: UNF Sergeant arrested for touching himself in front of open hotel curtains

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2019

A sergeant at UNF was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to five people at an Extended Stay by near JTB and the 95 on April 9, according to an affidavit. A witness told police that Mark Milton...

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UNF Police Sergeant arrested for indecent exposure

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2019

*UPDATED: April 11, 1:06 p.m.* UNF Police Sergeant Mark Milton was arrested Wednesday for indecent exposure, according to police. According to the police report, Milton was arrested on UNF's campus...

Students can expect several closures around campus during President Obamas visit. Photo by Morgan Purvis

Road Detours around campus this weekend

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2019

A section of UNF Drive will be blocked on Saturday, April 13, for the One Walk event. From 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. UNF Drive will be blocked. Students, faculty and visitors who want to visit the Thomas...

UNF Student, Jesse Martinez, was arrested on April 9.

Martinez pleads guilty to all charges of video voyeurism, extortion

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2019

Former UNF student Jesse Martinez, 22, plead guilty Thursday morning to 17 count of video voyeurism, 1 count of extortion, and 1 count of unlawful use of a two-way communications device. Martinez...

D&D Dice

[Photo] OPINION: Role of Role-play

Austin Belet, Opinions Editor April 2, 2019

D&D Dice

UNFs lecture on Americas role in the chanign world was hosted in the Herbert University Center. Photo by Jessica May.

UNF Early Voting Site closed for next local election

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2019

Students hoping to vote in the next local election will be disappointed to find that Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan won't be opening the UNF Early Voting Site. In the March 19 election, only 24...

The Osprey Connector

Temporary Shuttle Stops added to the Library and Student Union

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2019

Starting on Monday, March 25, two shuttle stops at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and the John A. Delaney Student Union will be added to the Osprey Connector shuttle route. The temporary stops is part...

Scott Bennett.
Courtesy of First Credit Union.

Scott Bennet appointed as next UNF Chief Information Officer

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2019

After a search committee failed  in trying to find the next Chief Information Officer, Shari Shuman, Administration and Finance vice president, has appointed Scott Bennett as the new CIO, according...

Some students feel the university is overpopulated. Photo by Joslyn Simmons

Students and faculty can meet the Provost candidates this week

Hannah Lee February 25, 2019

Students and Faculty have a chance to meet the candidates for the next second of command for the university. The provost position is currently filled by Pamela Challey. Last week, the Board of Trustees...

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Spinnaker Investigates: What happened to the alert system?

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2019

On Monday night there was an alleged armed person on campus. After the incident was solved, a major issue students, faculty, parents and staff had was that they were alerted an hour after the call to...

University sends out statement regarding safety alerts and caller to JSO

University sends out statement regarding safety alerts and caller to JSO

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2019

The university sent an alert to students, faculty and staff Tuesday morning at 6:58 a.m. regarding Monday's night report of an alleged armed person in the Arena Garage. The first update is that the...

UNFPD police cars. Photo by Lili Weinstein

BREAKING: UPD concludes search and renders area safe

Hannah Lee and Aisling Glocke February 11, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tj-nqnwExg[/embedyt] *Story was last updated at 8:15 pm* The UNF Arena Parking Garage has been rendered safe by police. Vice President of Public Relations...

UNFPD police cars. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Burglary reported in the student dorms

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2019

The University sent out an alert Monday afternoon telling students that a burglary occurred on campus sometime between Friday, Feb. 8 and Sunday evening, Feb. 10. The reported burglary occurred at Osprey...

UNFPD police cars. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Training exercise in Brooks Brown Hall today

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2019

The University Police Department is telling students, staff, and faculty to stay away from Brooks Brown Hall, Bldg. 39, as they are conducting a training exercise. The University stresses that there is...


Letter from the Editor: We Report Because We Care

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2019

In April 2018, a movement kicked off in support of student newsrooms across the nation. A small group of editors from The Independent Alligator at the University of Florida decided to save student newsrooms...

Wesley Twiggs. Photo from Nassau County.

Former UNF student arrested after threatening to commit mass shooting at local high school

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2019

20-year-old, Wesley Zane Twiggs, was arrested Saturday morning after making threats to "shoot up" his former high school - Fernadina Beach High School, according to police. Twiggs confessed to police...

UNFPD police cars. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Active shooter training in Honors Hall

Hannah Lee December 12, 2018

The UNF Police Department is conducting an active shooter training exercise in Bldg. 10, Honors Hall Wednesday morning. The exercise will be until 10 a.m., according to the University. — For more information...

Outtakes can be a great option when you dont ave time for the cafe. Photo by Ben Cross

Intersession hours on campus

Hannah Lee December 8, 2018

While most places are closed until classes start again, like the Game Room and the Osprey Challenge Course, here's a list of what is open in case you are still on campus. Starting on Dec. 10 until Dec....

Graduates displaying their customized caps.

New security protocols for fall commencement ceremony

Hannah Lee December 6, 2018

The University will be implementing new security protocols for commencement ceremonies. Previously, only bags were checked. Now all graduates, guests, faculty, staff and vendors will be screened by metal...

Professor Gregory Ahearn. Courtesy of the University of North Florida

Biology professor accused of sexually harassing a student, retires

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2018

Gregory Ahearn, the UNF professor that was under investigation on alleged sexual harassment claims, has retired, according to university officials. According to Public Relations Director Joanna Norris,...

Power Outage at the Fountains

Power outage affects student housing

Hannah Lee November 30, 2018

*UPDATE: Power has been restored, according to JEA, as of 8:57 p.m. A power outage on Kernan Blvd. is affecting student housing such as the Fountains, the Flats and the Districts. According to JEA,...

Deceased UNF student will be recognized at Graduation

Deceased UNF student will be recognized at Graduation

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2018

Three years ago, a bright young student was killed in a plane crash during Winter Break. Now the family of Maitland Harvey will be recognized during the Commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7. Harvey...

The alert was sent to students this morning warning them to avoid the area.

Body found near FSCJ South Campus

Hannah Lee November 26, 2018

The body of 18-year-old DeShawn Minor has been found near Florida State College at Jacksonville's South Campus, according to police.  His remains were found Sunday afternoon in the woods off Marina Drive,...

Jason Ford. Photo courtesy of the Dothan Eagle.

Imposter UNF softball coach pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of children

Hannah Lee and Sam Chaney November 24, 2018

The man who was imposing as an assistant softball coach at UNF in an attempt to elicit sexual photos and videos from female student-athletes with promises of college softball scholarships plead guilty...

Professor Gregory Ahearn. Courtesy of the University of North Florida

Biology professor under investigation for alleged sexual harassment of a student

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2018

Gregory Ahearn, a tenured professor and former chair in the UNF Biology Department, is being investigated on claims of having engaged in inappropriate activity of a sexual nature and making sexist comments...

Mark Tumeo, the former dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. Courtesy of the University of North Florida

Former dean sues UNF

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2018

The former dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction is now suing the Board of Trustees of UNF after resigning on Oct. 3. Mark Tumeo is stating that he was forced to resign. Tumeo...

A look into the office of the VP for Student and International Affairs

New organizational chart shows department changes in integration of Student and Academic Affairs

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2018

Student Affairs has been undergoing a semester-long transition. In an email sent out to UNF faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon, a new organizational chart has been released detailing changes to both...

Photo by Facebook.

What you need to know before you vote

Hannah Lee November 6, 2018

Here are some Dos and Don'ts for voting today: DO: Be informed! There is a lot on the ballot this year. There are 12 amendments being voted on and several local elections being decided. Do your...

President Szymanski announces new Vice President of Data Analytics

President Szymanski announces new Vice President of Data Analytics

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2018

Jay Coleman, the Associate Provost at UNF, has been named as the Vice President of Data Analytics. UNF President David Szymanski announced on Friday, Nov. 2 his final decision on who would fill the new...

Student and International Affairs is being moved to be part of Academic Affairs

Gonzalez speaks out on his firing after 18 years at UNF

Hannah Lee October 29, 2018

Mauricio Gonzalez dedicated 18 years of his life to students at UNF. As Vice President of Student and International Affairs, he oversaw the development of several programs dedicated to students. On Aug....

Ron DeSantis answers questions for the press with his supporters by his side.

Vice President Mike Pence promotes key message at GOP Rally: Vote DeSantis

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2018

Although rainy and hard to manage, downtown Jacksonville was the site for the visit of the second most powerful man in the country to rally for one of Florida's gubernatorial candidates. Vice President...

Ron DeSantis answers questions for the press with his supporters by his side.

Vice President Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis hosts rally in Jacksonville

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence will be coming to Jacksonville Thursday afternoon to support Republican Gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Congressman Ron DeSantis for governor. The rally will take place...

BREAKING: Explosive Device found in suspicious packages sent to Clinton and Obama residences

BREAKING: Explosive Device found in suspicious packages sent to Clinton and Obama residences

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2018

*UPDATED 11:11 a.m.: The U.S. Secret Service did confirm that potential explosive devices were sent to Former First Lady Hillary Clinton in Westchester County, New York and Former President Barack Obama...

Rally attracts students, faculty and members from the community

Rally attracts students, faculty and members from the community

Hannah Lee October 23, 2018

A crowd rallied for a blue change Monday afternoon at UNF. Close to 400 people attended the Florida Democratic rally in the Field House to promote a blue ticket this year for the ballot. Mayor Andrew...

UNF Student, Jesse Martinez, was arrested on April 9.

New charges of video voyeurism filed for Jesse Martinez

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2018

UNF student, Jesse Martinez, has been charged with eight new counts of video voyeurism on Oct. 19. This is the latest in a series of charges dating back to April 9 where Martinez allegedly threatened...

Photo by Camille Shaw

UNF Alum and local teacher charged for distributing child pornography

Hannah Lee October 20, 2018

*UPDATE: 10/22 Jordan Schemmel is not a graduate student at UNF however he did graduate from UNF in 2003, according to the University. A 37-year-old teacher at Terry Parker High School and alum of UNF...

UNF sends emails reminding students that classes are still in session

UNF sends emails reminding students that classes are still in session

Hannah Lee October 10, 2018

A Special Edition Osprey Update was sent to students and faculty reminding them that UNF will still be open. "The University would like to remind the campus community that it's operating under normal...

Mark Tumeo. Photo courtesy of UNF.

Emails show former dean did not want one incident to affect his career and marriage

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2018

The former Dean of the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction resigned last week after engaging in a sexual act on campus. According to emails and a police report obtained by Spinnaker, Mark...

Hurricane Michael upgrades to a Category 2

Hurricane Michael upgrades to a Category 2

Hannah Lee October 9, 2018

Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is expected for the hurricane to make landfall as a Category 3. A storm surge...

Hurricane Michael will make landfall on Wednesday.

Michael upgrades to a Category 1 Hurricane

Hannah Lee October 8, 2018

Tropical Storm Michael upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane Monday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Florida border on the west coast. This...

The tropical depression turned into Tropical Storm Michael Sunday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Michael expected to be a hurricane

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2018

Tropical Storm Michael is expected to become a hurricane mid-week, according to the National Hurricane Center. To prepare for the expected hurricane on the west coast, Governor Rick Scott declared for...

Osprey alert

[Photo] UNF dean resigns after reportedly engaging in a “consensual sex act” on campus

Sam Chaney, Managing Editor October 3, 2018

"Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, has resigned effective immediately," according to a Special Edition Osprey Update.

Students waiting outside of the Thomas G. Library.

Students evacuate library after fire alarm goes off

Hannah Lee and Jessica May September 26, 2018

Students evacuated the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and Starbucks after the fire alarm in Bldg. 12 went off Wednesday, Sept. 26. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3dBKpddMiU[/embedyt] Video...

New $5,000 award to be given to 20 faculty leaders

New $5,000 award to be given to 20 faculty leaders

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2018

$5,000 will soon be awarded to 20 "Presidential Faculty Leader Awards," according to an Osprey Update sent by President David Szymanski. The Presidential Faculty Leader Award is an annual award which...

Outtakes can be a great option when you dont ave time for the cafe. Photo by Ben Cross

What’s open at UNF on Labor Day?

Hannah Lee September 3, 2018

It's officially the beginning of Autumn. Orange and Red will decorate our wardrobes and Pumpkin will now be everywhere. But before you head to the Starbucks on campus, here's what you need to know on what...


Rick Scott will be facing Bill Nelson in the General Election

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2018

Rick Scott will officially run against Senator Bill Nelson in the upcoming General Election. Scott is the current Governor of Florida. Scott was born in Illinois and grew up in Missouri. After...

3 dead, including suspect, 11 injured; Shooting at the Jacksonville Landing

3 dead, including suspect, 11 injured; Shooting at the Jacksonville Landing

Hannah Lee August 26, 2018

Sunday afternoon is a busy time for the Jacksonville Landing. Restaurants are packed, families are together, and friends meet up and have a drink. On Sunday, Aug. 26, this changed. Two people were...

Tailgates were suspended on campus in February.

New alcohol policy revisions ban booze from student events

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2018

*UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: Campus Life has just confirmed that Ozzie Oktoberfest has been cancelled. The Alcohol Procedures and Requirements were changed on Aug. 23 after months of deliberations between the...

The new Alcohol policy change was announced over a Osprey Update.

Alcohol policies change on campus

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2018

In a Special Osprey Update on Aug. 24, the University made a statement announcing several changes to the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. While the statement did not include a list of what the exact changes...

The Special Edition Osprey Update focusing on ensuring student well-being.

Szymanski sends osprey update regarding everyone’s “responsibility” to report sexual assault

Hannah Lee August 23, 2018

UNF President David Szymanski sent out to a Special Osprey Update on the topic of ensuring student well-being. The content of the message primarily relates to UNF employees now being mandatory reporters...

Andrew Gillum answers questions from the press after the Town Hall Forum.

Lawson leading over Brown in UNF Poll; Gillum favorable in Congressional District 5

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 23, 2018

Democratic voters from Florida's Congressional District 5 are more likely to vote for Al Lawson over former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown for Florida's 5th Congressional District of the U.S. House of...

The Osprey Update was sent out to all students on Aug. 22.

Phishing email scam targets Florida college students

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 22, 2018

An Osprey Update was sent out on Aug. 22 warning students of a phishing email scam that has targeted Florida public university students. According to the email, attackers are targeting students' banking...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Controversy and concern over Chinese-funded program

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 18, 2018

There’s been a wide array of concerns as the FBI and CIA have been conducting investigations into the Confucius Institute which is located on over 100 campuses across the United States, which did include...

The new look of the MyWings portal.

New MyWings portal is now in effect

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 17, 2018

The MyWings portal got a makeover this past summer and now users will be using a new customizable tile format. The change is now permanent and has been in effect as of Thursday, Aug. 16. The new vendor,...

UNF Student, Jesse Martinez, was arrested on April 9.

Martinez pleads not guilty

Hannah Lee August 15, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSBkkJT5x4M[/embedyt] Video by Carly Kramer Jesse Martinez pleaded not guilty to one count of voyeurism in court on August 15. This charge is one of the eight...

Osprey Productions flyer for the Bluelight Bash

Osprey Productions announces performers for Bluelight Bash

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 13, 2018

The artists known as Blackbear and Sohlo will be performing at Osprey Productions Bluelight Bash. The event is a part of Campus Life's Week of Welcome. Blackbear is an American hip-hop artist, songwriter...

Yutucs Facebook profile picture. Photo from Facebook.

UNF Navigators honors Greg Yutuc through a Celebration of Life vigil

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 13, 2018

Greg Yutuc was only 22 when he passed away in a car crash on July 14. In the car crash, Yutuc was able to save his mother's life by grabbing the steering wheel last minute. “My wife was the driver,”...

Lee Giat will be heading to Russia this September to train as an Astronaut.

UNF Student wins all-expenses-paid trip to Russia to study as a Cosmonaut

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 12, 2018

At only 20 years old, he has his own pilot license, is the director of his own film studio, and now he is going to study in Russia at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Lee Giat is a junior at...

UNF Student, Jesse Martinez, was arrested on April 9.

UNFPD finds video inside the men’s bathroom at the Library on Jesse Martinez’s computer

Sam Chaney and Hannah Lee August 10, 2018

UNF student Jesse Martinez, who was arrested in April, recently received an additional 15 new felony charges, according to a Campus Security Update sent out by the University Police Department on Friday,...

Democratic hopefuls thank the audience for their time.

A one-on-one take with Democrats top five candidates

Jessica May, Carly Kramer, Alan Vargas, and Hannah Lee August 10, 2018

On the evening of Aug. 9, five Democratic candidates came together at Jacksonville University to talk about policies and what makes them unique in order to poll as the majority candidate in the upcoming...

A crowd forms for Adam Putnam outside of Terry Concert Hall.

GOP Debate brings division and determination to the Republican Party

Hannah Lee and Jessica May August 9, 2018

Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis met at Jacksonville University on Aug. 8 to win over the republican votes for the primaries. UNF student Makenzi Conner, a computer science junior, served on the Putnam...

Photo by Pierce Turner

UNF removes Papa John’s from campus

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 1, 2018

UNF President David Szymanski sent out an email today, Aug. 1, announcing that UNF will remove the Papa John's restaurant from the John A. Delaney Student Union. The decision comes after the founder of...

UNF Student, Jesse Martinez, was arrested on April 9.

Martinez back in court for pre-trial

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief August 1, 2018

Jesse Martinez, 22,  appeared at the Duval County Courthouse on Wednesday, Aug. 1 before Judge Angela Cox. In his pre-trial, Martinez waived his right to a speedy trial. Two weeks ago, Martinez...

A backpack graphic supporting policy and change.

Talking Tuesday: One-on-one interview with March For Our Lives students

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 31, 2018

Spinnaker Reporter Alan Vargas sat down with Marjory Douglas High School rising senior Adam Alhanti, and Jacksonville residents Ajay Sarma and Adrena Forrest to discuss the March for Our Lives movement....

Members of the March For Our Lives campaign were at the Jacksonville Landing.

Parkland town hall tonight: What you need to know

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 27, 2018

In the main ballroom of the John A. Delaney Student Union, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and local Jacksonville activists will be speaking to the Jacksonville community about their experience...

Early voting can now happen on college campuses in Florida

Early voting can now happen on college campuses in Florida

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 24, 2018

In a recent federal ruling, it was deemed that barring students from voting early on college campuses in Florida was unconstitutional. The lawsuit was brought on by the League of Women Voters of Florida,...

Photo by Alex Torres-Perez

Parkland students coming to UNF

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 21, 2018

On Friday, July 27, several students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are planning to come to Jacksonville as part of the March For Our Lives bus tour. The stop in Jacksonville will include two major...

Ann and David Hicks. Courtesy of University of North Florida

David Hicks, major UNF contributor and philanthropist, dies at age 82

Hannah Lee July 11, 2018

Most UNF students will recognize his last name as it is plastered all over campus: the building that hosts OneStop, Ann & David Hicks Hall, as well as a college— the Hicks Honors College. These buildings...

Photo by Alex Wilson

Free entreés at on-campus Chick-Fil-A next Tuesday

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 5, 2018

Want a free entrée from Chick-Fil-A? All you have to do is dress up like a cow on Tuesday, July 10 and go to the Chick-Fil-A on campus between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in order to receive your free food. The...


Flags half-staff for to honor Capital Gazette

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 3, 2018

If you walk around campus today and see that flags are lowered, the reason is due to last Thursday's shooting. On Thursday, June 28, a man entered the Capital Gazette and fired into the newsroom. Five...

Photo by Mark Judson

Parking permits go on sale next week

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2018

Parking permit sales will go online starting next week. Students can buy passes depending on how many credits they have and their housing status. Monday, July 9: 90-plus credit hours Thursday,...

Members of the UNFs Students of a Democratic Society was at Jacksonville City Hall Tuesday night expressing their concerns to city leaders.

[Photo] Recent murders of Jacksonville transgender women sparks fear and anger in the community

Sam Chaney, News Editor July 1, 2018

Members of the UNF's Students of a Democratic Society was at Jacksonville City Hall Tuesday night expressing their concerns to city leaders.

Photo courtesy flash.pro/Flicker

Spinnaker TV undergoing massive changes

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief July 1, 2018

Starting Sunday, July 1, Spinnaker TV will be getting a facelift. Their channel, 15-1 will be premiering Spinnaker original content as well as content from the University of California Los Angeles. This...

Jason Ford. Photo courtesy of the Dothan Eagle.

Jason Ford wants his case to move from South Florida to Alabama

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2018

Jason Ford is requesting that his case be moved from Miami to Alabama as the location in Miami is an "improper venue," according to Federal Public Defender Robert N. Berube. Ford was arrested in...

Special Osprey Update from President Szymanski

Special Osprey Update from President Szymanski

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief June 22, 2018

21 days into President David Szymanski's run at UNF, he has stated that he has felt energized by an outpouring of support by faculty, staff, students, alums and donors. In the Friday, June 22 Osprey...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Preferred names are now accessible in Canvas

Hannah Lee June 21, 2018

UNF students and employees can now change and see their preferred name in Canvas. The preferred name will be reflected in UNF email and the learning management systems, according to the University....

UNF summer camp undergoing changes after a boy nearly drowns

UNF summer camp undergoing changes after a boy nearly drowns

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief June 18, 2018

A six-year-old boy was pulled from a pool during UNF's Youth Sports and Fitness Camp after being underwater for a long period of time. He wasn't pulled out by a lifeguard, but by a random passerby. The...

Jane Mickler passed away at the age of 69. Courtesy of the Times of San Diego.

UNF adjunct professor, Jane Mickler, passes away

Hannah Lee June 16, 2018

Jane Clifford Mickler, a journalism adjunct professor at UNF, passed away Thursday, June 14 at the age of 69. Mickler also taught at Flagler College in St. Augustine and was a former WJXT TV-4 anchor and...

Hayden Raulerson

Funeral information for UNF student, Hayden Raulerson released

Hannah Lee June 14, 2018

Funeral information has been released for UNF student Hayden Raulerson, who passed away on Saturday, June 9 in a car crash.   The funeral will be on Friday, June 15 at the Impact Church...

Anthony Stagnitta mugshot. Courtesy of Bradford County Sheriffs Office.

UNF student Anthony Stagnitta released after being arrested for distributing and collecting child pornography

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief June 13, 2018

Anthony Stagnitta has been charged on two counts of distributing child pornography on his phone through the instant-messaging app, Kik. Stagnitta was arrested on April 30 after a federal investigation...

Hayden Raulerson

UNF hosts vigil for student who passed away

Hannah Lee June 11, 2018

*Correction: A previous version of this article said Raulerson was 21 years old. Raulerson has since been confirmed to be 20 years old ***UPDATE 5/11 12:17 p.m. Hayden Raulerson has been confirmed...

Photo by Camille Shaw

JSO offering $8,000 for tips regarding Town Center shooting

Hannah Lee June 9, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5, there was a drive-by shooting that killed three young men and injured one. The shooting occurred on Town Center Parkway, near the intersection of I-295, outside of UNF's main...

Osprey Update Special Edition went out to students, faculty and staff on June 5.

Campus crime alert: Attempted car burglaries

Hannah Lee June 5, 2018

In a special edition Osprey Update sent out on Tuesday, June 5, the University of North Florida Police Department would like to make the campus community aware of attempted burglaries of two vehicles. According...

The John A. Delaney Student Union was dedicated on June 1.

Student Union officially renamed after Delaney

Khorri Newton and Hannah Lee June 2, 2018

One day after previous UNF President John Delaney left his position, the Student Union was dedicated to Delaney and the impact he had on the university. The Board of Trustees approved to rename the...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Letter from the Editor: Memorial Day

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2018

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt When most think of Memorial Day, they think of the start of summer,...

Subtropical Storm Alberto is predicted to make landfall late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Florida under State of Emergency due to Storm Alberto

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2018

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency this morning due to the upcoming subtropical storm Alberto. According to the National Hurricane Center, Alberto is predicted to move over the...

Photo by Camille Shaw.

Dining deals for Summer A

Hannah Lee May 21, 2018

Want to eat on campus but worried about money? Dining Services has released new specials to help relieve some of that worry. Dining Services will be offering deals at the Osprey Cafe throughout Summer...

BREAKING: Road collapse on Beach Blvd. near Hodges Blvd.

Hannah Lee May 16, 2018

There is a hole in the road on Beach Blvd. eastbound, near Hodges Blvd. What appears to be a sinkhole has collapsed part of the turn right lane. The sinkhole is located outside Wolf Creek condominiums....

Associate Chemistry Professor Christos Lampropoulos, Ph.D.

UNF Associate professor misused thousands of dollars in university funds

Hannah Lee, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2018

Associate Professor of Chemistry Christos Lampropoulos misused a total of $3,497 in the past five years while working at UNF, according to a statement made by the University, sought by Spinnaker Investigators. On...

The Student Union. Courtesy of UNF.

What’s open at UNF during intersession?

Hannah Lee, Editor in Chief April 30, 2018

If you are stuck on campus before summer classes start, here is some information that you might need. Bookstore Need to return that rental book or are looking to get ahead of your classes? From...

The Independent Florida Alligator staff

#SaveStudentNewsrooms – A social media campaign to support student publications

Hannah Lee April 24, 2018

The Daily Campus, a student-run news organization for Southern Methodist University, has been one of several student-run independent newspapers to close its doors due to lack of funding. They will have...

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