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Activists gather outside of the Duval County Courthouse in response to the recent death of transgender community members.

Gender as a cultural construct: The modern spectrum and stereotypes

January 3, 2019

This article was originally published in the Fall 2018 “Culture of UNF Issue”.  So, are you a girl or a boy? And how do you know for sure that’s what you are? Have you always known? The American...

American Culture: The stigma of “socially unacceptable” monetary opportunities for college students

American Culture: The stigma of “socially unacceptable” monetary opportunities for college students

December 31, 2018

This article was originally published in the Fall 2018 “Culture of UNF Issue”.  Students across the country are beginning to sweat as the average price of tuition steadily climbs alongside the...

Guests attending summer commencements on July 31 will park in the second, third and fourth floors of the Arena Garage. 
Photo by Robert Curtis

Expected parking and traffic congestion in relation to Fall Commencement

December 6, 2018

As graduating UNF students congregate in the Arena to celebrate their final farewell to the University, their family, friends and other loved ones will flock to support them in their achievements. This...

Tom and Betty Petway Hall. Photo by Colin McCann

Lot 3 to be unavailable for extended period of time during Winter Break

December 5, 2018

The University has decided to take advantage of the extended period of time when most students and faculty will be away from campus. Starting Friday, Dec. 7, Lot 3 in front of Bldg. 57 (Tom and Betty Petway...

Power Outage at the Fountains

[Photo] Power outage affects student housing

November 30, 2018

Power Outage at the Fountains

Jason Ford. Photo courtesy of the Dothan Eagle.

Imposter UNF softball coach pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of children

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...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Thanksgiving campus hours and closures

November 21, 2018

While the majority of students are already in the process of making their way home for the Thanksgiving Holiday, that may not be the case for everybody on campus. If you're wondering what the business...

The Space Committee discussed the timeline for various campus renovations and projects.

UNF Student Assembly Center canceled in favor of new competition pool, additional shelters to come to Lot 18

November 14, 2018

The construction of the long-awaited Student Assembly Center, which was announced in June of 2017, has officially been canceled. Director Paul Stewart of the Department of Campus Planning and Design gave...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Veterans Day hours and closures on campus

November 12, 2018

In observance of Veterans Day, most University offices will be closed, disrupting many students' normal Monday routines. If you're on campus and you find yourself wondering what is still available to...

Gov. Rick Scott (left) Sen. Bill Nelson (right) Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Bill Nelson calls for recount following race that was considered “too close to call” against Rick Scott

November 7, 2018

As the election results rolled in on the night of Nov. 6, Rick Scott declared himself Florida's new Senator around midnight, despite the fact Bill Nelson had not yet formally conceded the race. Sen. Nelson,...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Amendments 6, 10 and 11 pass

November 6, 2018

Amendment 6: Victim Rights and Judge Retirement Ages Floridians voted on November 6, 2018 to pass Amendment 6 that will change victims’ rights, raise the current retirement age on Florida judges,...

Jimmy Patronis elected Florida’s Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy Patronis elected Florida’s Chief Financial Officer

November 6, 2018

As the polls started to close out and Floridian voters tuned in to learn who would be leading the state’s financial future, it was finally announced on the evening of Nov. 6 that Jimmy Patronis had been...

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

DeSantis takes Florida, replaces Rick Scott as governor

November 6, 2018

As the night progressed on Nov. 6, the polls only tightened and the stakes only continued to rise. However, despite the consistent neck-in-neck race following the primary election in August, Republican...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Amendments 2, 5 and 7 passed

November 6, 2018

Amendment 2: Permanent Cap on Nonhomestead Parcel Assessment Increases Amendment This proposal was designed to place a permanent 10 percent cap on the annual increase of non-homestead property tax assessments...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Amendments 3, 12, and 13 pass

November 6, 2018

Amendment 3: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida Amendment 3 decides who gets the exclusive right to decide whether or not a new casino can open in the Sunshine State: the voters or the Florida Legislature. In...

Jim Overton

UNF Alum Jim Overton becomes next Duval Tax Collector

November 6, 2018

Republican Jim Overton served as a Jacksonville City Councilman from 1992 through 2003 and then was elected to run the Duval County Property Appraiser’s Office where he remained from 2003 to 2015. Overton...

Georgette Dumont.

UNF associate professor wins seat on Jacksonville Beach City Council

November 6, 2018

Another osprey swooped in to win on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 6 when Georgette Dumont, a UNF associate professor of political science and public administration, was elected to the fifth seat of the Jacksonville...

Ashley Moody

Ashley Moody elected Florida’s Attorney General

November 6, 2018

Floridian voters could finally release the breath they had been collectively holding on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6 when it was announced that Ashley Moody was elected as the state’s new Attorney...

Parking unavailability in the Arena Parking Garage on Halloween

Parking unavailability in the Arena Parking Garage on Halloween

October 31, 2018

Parking gets scary again on Wednesday, Oct. 31 when fifty Blue Lot spaces on the fourth floor of the Arena Parking Garage will be unavailable. According to the University, the spaces will be...

Local traffic update: Two southbound lanes on Interstate 295 currently blocked

October 29, 2018

Drivers who regularly take Southbound 295 as part of their evening commute should be wary of a current traffic slowdown. Two lanes of Southbound 295 are currently blocked near to Gate Parkway as a result...

Gov. Rick Scott (left) Sen. Bill Nelson (right) Photo courtesy Creative Commons

The 2018 midterm election: Nelson versus Scott for Florida Senator

October 19, 2018

Appearing to be equally invigorated, voting members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are in a tight race to see who will take hold of Congress come November 2018. Of course, as Florida is...

The 2018 midterm election: The race to replace Governor Rick Scott

October 19, 2018

As Governor Rick Scott meets his second of two four-year term limits, his position as Florida’s chief executive officer and commander-in-chief is left vacant. Rushing to replace Rick Scott and fill the...

FSCJ will be closing the college and canceling all classes. Courtesy of FSCJ.

FSCJ closes campus in response to Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

Despite the fact Hurricane Michael is forecast to track north of Jacksonville and through Georgia, Florida State College at Jacksonville announced their decision to close the college in expectation of...

Hurricane Michael is now . Category 4 hurricane. Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane

October 10, 2018

As Hurricane Michael barreled its way over the Gulf of Mexico and towards the Florida Panhandle, it only continued to strengthen and, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 10, it upgraded to what...

Hurricane Michael has upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane and will continue  a northeastward movement. Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Michael upgrades to a major Category 3 hurricane

October 9, 2018

The state of Florida started to hunker down as, just hours prior to its expected landfall on Oct. 9, Hurricane Michael strengthened to a major Category 3 hurricane. As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Hurricane...

UNF is monitoring Hurricane Michael but will continue operating as normal

UNF is “monitoring Hurricane Michael” but will continue operating as normal

October 9, 2018

The University of North Florida sent out a Special Edition Osprey Update on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 9 declaring that the University will "continue to operate on a normal schedule" in light of Hurricane...

Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency in preparation for Tropical Depression 14

October 7, 2018

Tropical Depression 14 may not have yet graduated to the point where it has received its official name, but on Sunday, Oct. 7, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for the Florida Panhandle...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

UNF Public Opinion Research Lab releases a new poll revealing Congressional District 16 currently favors Buchanan over Shapiro

October 4, 2018

Florida’s polls appear to be tightening as the official mid-term election races closer and, according to a new poll released by the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab, incumbent Republican Representative...

Mark Tumeo. Photo courtesy of UNF.

Resigned-dean was reportedly caught in sexual encounter with a man he met on “Adam4Adam”

October 3, 2018

The former dean of the College of College of Computing, Engineering and Construction was engaged in sexual activity with another man just outside of the stairwell adjacent to the press box entrance of...

Osprey alert

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

October 3, 2018

Mark Tumeo, the dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, resigned, according to a Special Edition Osprey Update email sent out on Wednesday. According to the update, Tumeo's resignation...

The CEROC met to further discuss the specific definition of Responsible Employees on campus. Photo by Sam Chaney.

Student workers removed from the definition of mandatory reporters in UNF Committee meeting

September 26, 2018

The UNF Compliance, Ethics and Risk Oversight Committee met on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in order to delve into an update regarding the nondiscrimination and sexual misconduct regulations, as well as address the...

Courtesy of Lane Pittmans Twitter account.

UNF graduate returns for a second viral hurricane showdown

September 18, 2018

He first took the internet by storm two years ago when he showed up to shirtlessly headbang in the aggressive winds of Hurricane Matthew. And this year, UNF graduate and “Florida Man” Lane Pittman...

Photo by Sam Chaney.

Never Forget: 2,977 flags planted on the Green in honor of the lives lost on 9/11

September 11, 2018

In a day and age where America’s political landscape can only be described as becoming increasingly polarized, it was a sight to behold when UNF’s physical landscape was temporarily altered to reflect...

Tropical Storm Florence upgrades to hurricane status overnight

Tropical Storm Florence upgrades to hurricane status overnight

September 9, 2018

Hurricane Florence strengthened to a hurricane by the morning of Sunday, Sept.9 and is now expected to continue rapid intensification, according to the National Hurricane Center. “Florence is forecast...

Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Florence forecast to possibly become a major hurricane earlier than originally anticipated

September 8, 2018

In the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. update, Tropical Storm Florence was originally forecast to strengthen to a major hurricane by Tuesday, Sept. 11. Now, however, the NHC said in its 5 p.m. update...

Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Florence expected to undergo “rapid intensification”

September 8, 2018

The southeastern coast of the country is bracing for the potential blow of Tropical Storm Florence, who is expected to strengthen to a hurricane later tonight, Sept. 8. According to the National Hurricane...

Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Gordon predicted to strengthen into hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico

September 4, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon delivered a glancing blow to South Florida on the afternoon of Sept. 3 before continuing northwesterly movement into the Gulf of Mexico overnight. According to the National Hurricane...

Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Gordon whips South Florida with forceful winds and heavy rain

September 3, 2018

Currently brushing the southern tip of Florida, Tropical Storm Gordon is maintaining strong winds of 45 mph with higher gusts and is expected to strengthen over the next 36 to 48 hours, according to the...

Puesan livestreaming to raise money for the Jacksonville Landing victims while wearing a GLHF Game Bar jersey. Photo courtesy of Luis Puesan.

UNF student raises over $1,000 for Jacksonville Landing victims and families in a 12-hour livestream

September 2, 2018

The beauty of a community doesn’t only lie in its ability to remain resilient after being subject to a violent tragedy, but also in its individual members who rise up to aid in nursing the community’s...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Roommate problems, irresponsible driving, a stolen wallet and lewd vandalism

August 29, 2018

Floored University of North Florida Police Department officials arrested a local man on Monday, Aug. 20 for fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer after being ordered to stop. According...

Courtesy of the UNF Department of Diversity Initiatives.

Department of Diversity Initiatives to hold a Campus Support Pop-Up following the Jacksonville Landing shooting

August 29, 2018

The topic of gun violence is ever-pervasive in modern discourse and reality, and with the recent shooting at the Jacksonville Landing on Aug. 26, the fear surrounding it has literally hit too close...

UNF alum wins election for Duval County Judge for Group 3

UNF alum wins election for Duval County Judge for Group 3

August 28, 2018

Duval County released the breath it had been holding on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 28 when officials announced that UNF alumnus Michael Bateh was elected by local voters as the Duval County Judge for...

President Szymanski sends out Message from the President in response to Jacksonville shooting

President Szymanski sends out Message from the President in response to Jacksonville shooting

August 26, 2018

On the evening of Sunday, Aug. 26, UNF President David Szymanski sent out a Special Osprey Update in response to the mass shooting that occurred at the Jacksonville Landing earlier the same day. "Our...

Mavericks is located at the Jacksonville Landing in downtown.

Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing results in “multiple fatalities”

August 26, 2018

A mass shooting took place at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday, Aug. 26, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The shooting reportedly occurred during the Madden NFL Tournament Qualifier...

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

The restructuring of UNF divisions: What is happening to Student Affairs?

August 22, 2018

The state of UNF’s Student Affairs division was left in question following the recent exit of Vice President of Student and International Affairs Mauricio Gonzalez. Initially, one might assume Associate...

Unsolidified parking in Garage 44A leaves some students disoriented

Unsolidified parking in Garage 44A leaves some students disoriented

August 22, 2018

  Pain and aggravation: two words normally associated with campus parking for students who try to wrangle their cars around campus. As if parking wasn’t confusing enough at the start of the...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

UNF Vice President and Chief of Staff retires after almost four decades of service

August 15, 2018

Having originally swooped in to UNF to offer his specialties in social justice and deaf education back in 1975, UNF Vice President and Chief of Staff Tom Serwatka will now be retiring from his position,...

 Graphic  by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Stolen watch and cell phone

August 12, 2018

It’s Not All Gucci, Man UNFPD was dispatched to Lot 11 on Friday, July 27 in response to a report of stolen property. According to the police report, the victim had parked his 2007 Ford Mustang...

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

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,...

Dawn Saracino. Photo courtesy of UNF.

UNF professor accepted into the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program

August 1, 2018

Only 12 physical therapy faculty members nationwide are accepted into the prestigious Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program per year, but one UNF professor had what it took. Dawn...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Accidental injury and a returned wallet

July 28, 2018

Accidental Injury University of North Florida Police Department was dispatched to Lot 2 on Wednesday, July 25 in response to a report of an accidental injury. The victim, a UNF employee, told...

Preparation for vigil with lit candles, signs, and inspirational t-shirt.

Vigil held in honor of black and transgender victims of gun violence

July 27, 2018

Just after Parkland students and other survivors of gun violence spoke to the Jacksonville community at the Road to Jax: Town Hall event on July 27, activists proceeded to gather in the center of the John...

Student and activists on the panel answering questions and motivating others to get involved.

Road to Change reaches Jacksonville: A discussion on guns, law enforcement, respect in the community

July 27, 2018

After 17 of their classmates and teachers were murdered in the Parkland mass shooting on Feb. 14, survivors and recent graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School decided to take the gun control...

No guns allowed: Security plans for The Road to Change Jax: Town Hall event at UNF

No guns allowed: Security plans for The Road to Change Jax: Town Hall event at UNF

July 25, 2018

Following the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, most Americans have been up in arms over the right to bear arms. The students who survived the Parkland shooting, however,...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Sticker vandalism, a misplaced backpack and stolen items

July 24, 2018

When It Just Won’t Stick UNFPD was dispatched to Bldg. 51, Rm. 1208 in response to a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, a staff member told officials he had previously had a “Safe...

Brown is reportedly starting her own nonprofit organization, Crawl, Walk, Run: From Teens to Queens.

UNF student organizes volunteer opportunity to feed the homeless on journey to starting her own nonprofit

July 21, 2018

Starting a nonprofit organization may not be the easiest endeavor for a full-time college student, but one Osprey has taken to the streets to encourage empowerment and philanthropy around the nest. On...

UPD calls for community assistance as Jesse Martinez is set to receive additional charges

UPD calls for community assistance as Jesse Martinez is set to receive additional charges

July 18, 2018

University of North Florida Police Department released a Campus Security Update on Wednesday, July 18 informing the campus community that, though Martinez is currently in the Duval County Jail, further...

Photo by Camille Shaw.

The Osprey Cafe hosts Meal Membership Sorting Hat event

July 18, 2018

The Osprey Cafe is bringing the magic to students and staff alike at their upcoming Meal Membership Sorting Hat event. On Thursday, July 19, the Osprey Cafe will be hosting a Harry Potter-themed...

Yutucs Facebook profile picture. Photo from Facebook.

Funeral information regarding recent UNF student death released

July 18, 2018

New details have emerged in the days after former UNF Student Greg Yutuc, 22, passed away in a car accident. Spinnaker reached out to Greg’s father, Gerry Yutuc, on Facebook, who said Greg saved...

Reserved parking in Arena Garage

Reserved parking in Arena Garage

July 16, 2018

There will be minor parking unavailability on Monday, July 16 in the UNF Arena Parking Garage. Five blue lot spaces will be reserved on the second floor of the Arena Parking Garage from 7 a.m. to 4...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Former UNF student passes away in car crash

July 15, 2018

*Correction 7/16 @ 11 a.m.: The article originally stated that the former student was 24. His father confirmed that he was 22. Former UNF student Greg Yutuc has passed away, according to his family....

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Battery report and a questionable drink

July 10, 2018

Battery Report Officials spoke with a UNF faculty member on July 2 in response to a report of sexual battery. According to the police report, the battery took place at an unknown location. The...

Tom and Betty Petway Hall  Photo courtesy of UNF Digital Commons

UNF recognized for having one of the “Most Affordable Online Child Development Degrees”

July 8, 2018

UNF was recently recognized by College Choice as one of the top 25 “Most Affordable Online Child Development Degrees” in the nation, ranking number 15 overall. According to the University, College...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Red, White and Hungry: Simple dessert and drink recipes to make your Fourth of July sweet

July 4, 2018

Didn't plan to host this Fourth of July? Neither did we. If you need to throw together some last-second drinks and desserts for those nearly-hangry Wednesday guests, we've got you covered. Click...

The Jacksonville Transgender Action Committee helped to host the rally outside of the Duval County Courthouse.

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

July 1, 2018

Amidst a month designated for celebrating diverse expressions of life, certain members of the LGBT community instead found themselves filled with fear for their safety by the end of June. While we are...

Manny Hernandez.

Recent UNF graduate killed in car accident

June 29, 2018

Recent UNF graduate Emanuel (Manny) Hernandez Jr. was killed in a car accident on June 27. His death came as a shock to loved ones after he recovered from a traumatic brain injury that resulted from...

Courtesy of the UNF Help Desk Facebook.

President Szymanski calls for campus unity in Special Osprey Update

June 28, 2018

President David Szymanski attempted to maintain a positive disposition as he confirmed on Wednesday, June 26 that UNF is one of three public Florida universities to receive the lowest state metric scores....

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Stolen keys and a questionable entry

June 27, 2018

Keys to the Kingdom Officials met with a UNF staff member at the University of North Florida Police Station on Thursday, June 21 in response to a report of stolen master keys. The complainant...

Courtesy of Jacksonville Transgender Committee.

Local rallies being held in response to recent murders of transgender community members

June 26, 2018

Voices are rising within the Jacksonville community in a chorus of cries for justice. Within the last year, three transgender women in Duval County were murdered, and a fourth was shot but survived. In...

UNF ranks among top 2018 LGBTQ-friendly online colleges

UNF ranks among top 2018 LGBTQ-friendly online colleges

June 25, 2018

National Pride Month has been in full swing. Not only has the UNF LGBT Resource Center been an invaluable resource to students and the community, but UNF itself has proven to be one of the more prominent...

UNF students recognized at TERMINUS Film Festival

UNF students recognized at TERMINUS Film Festival

June 22, 2018

What started out as 72 films eventually became only two. In the end, that's how many student-made short films from the University of North Florida had what it took to be recognized as award-winning...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Lost phone, a summer camp fight and a car dispute

June 20, 2018

One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Treasure UNFPD was dispatched to Campus Maintenance in Bldg. 64 on June 11 in response to a report of a lost cell phone. According to the police report, the...

Jason Ford. Photo courtesy of the Dothan Eagle.

Alabama man charged with attempting to sexually engage minors after impersonating UNF softball coach

June 19, 2018

Jason Ford, previously a teacher at Northview High School and a girls’ softball coach in Alabama, was recently charged with attempting to entice minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct, according...

UNF surf team ranked third in the nation at NSSA Interscholastic Championship

UNF surf team ranked third in the nation at NSSA Interscholastic Championship

June 19, 2018

After being ranked the top National Scholastic Surfing East Coast collegiate surf team for four consecutive years, the UNF Surf Team and Club rode their victory wave all the way to the NSSA Interscholastic...

Students come together at a vigil for 20-year-old Hayden Raulerson.

Students honor Hayden Raulerson with candlelight vigil

June 18, 2018

A random snow cone machine purchased on an early-morning whim. A basketball hoop placed in the front yard as a surprise for his roommate. Heartwarming gifts strategically left out for his friends on...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Summer B hours of operation

June 18, 2018

The heat is slowly but surely encroaching on UNF's campus, and it's bringing both rain and Summer B with it. While it's the time of year to start checking the weather every morning before you leave...

The Finance and Facilities Committee was the first to meet during a day of Board of Trustees Committee meetings. Photo by Sam Chaney.

Board of Trustees: Committees review business and budgets for the upcoming fiscal year

June 14, 2018

The UNF Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 14 in order to discuss and review regular business as conducted by the various Board Committees. President David Szymanski was also in attendance for his...

Photo by Khorri Newton.

In the name of action and memory: UNF holds a memorial event in honor of the two-year anniversary of Pulse

June 12, 2018

A paper bag bearing a name seems a dismal representation for a life lost, yet a total of 49 of them sat next to a stage bearing a single rainbow flag in the Student Union, the flag hanging solemnly...

Photo courtesy of The Florida Center for Cyber Security.

New cybersecurity resource provides hands-on learning experience for UNF students and faculty

June 12, 2018

The world as we know it is rapidly becoming streamlined and smaller; the internet has brought the world closer together by creating virtual bridges with which people can reach one another or amass...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Drug arrest and damaged/burglarized vehicles

June 9, 2018

New Paint Job UNFPD was dispatched to the UNF Flat on June 1 in response to a report of a damaged vehicle. Upon arrival, the complainant told officials she had seen a cement truck laying a concrete...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Beat being broke: Summer side hustles

June 6, 2018

As great as it is to dream about having an adventurous summer that’s worthy of those cheesy, slow-motion shots of you running down the beach on some distant romcom coast, it's time to be honest:...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Three dead and one injured in shooting near Town Center

June 6, 2018

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, three individuals were killed in a drive-by shooting near Town Center Parkway. An additional fourth individual was injured.                         The...

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Parking reservations due to Armada Game

June 6, 2018

On Wednesday, June 6 parking in certain lots on campus will be affected by the Jacksonville Armada Club’s next game of the season. Lot 18 will have reserved spaces from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. for...

President David Szymanski addresses the UNF Foundation Board for the first time. Photo by Sam Chaney.

UNF Foundation Board meeting: Financial evaluation and Szymanski’s first report

June 5, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5 the UNF Foundation Board convened for their fourth and final quarterly meeting of the fiscal year in order to review the outcomes of various committee meetings that had taken place throughout...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Woman on the Street: What is your fondest memory of President Delaney?

May 29, 2018

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Subtropical Storm Alberto is predicted to strengthen slightly prior to landfall on the Gulf Coast. Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Subtropical Storm Alberto strengthens over the Gulf of Mexico

May 27, 2018

Currently moving northward through the Gulf of Mexico, Subtropical Storm Alberto has reportedly strengthened overnight and is producing heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of 50 mph over South Florida. According...

UNF Profess of Civil Engineering Adel ElSafty will be formally recognized as the Distinguished Professor of the Year in August. Photo courtesy of UNF

UNF professor recognized with Distinguished Professor Award

May 27, 2018

In recognition of his balanced history of teaching, scholarship and service, UNF Professor of Civil Engineering Adel ElSafty has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Professor Award. This award is...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Shattered window, removed stickers and a stolen cell phone

May 26, 2018

Shattered UNFPD was dispatched to Bldg. 9 on April 23 in response to a report of a shattered window. According to the police report, an investigation revealed the window had been broken sometime...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Memorial Day closures and hours of operation on campus

May 26, 2018

Most UNF students will be inclined to spend their Memorial Day either sleeping in or basking in the sun at the beach, and they won’t be the only ones. The majority of the University Offices will...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Woman on the Street: Do students know of UNF’s smoking policies?

May 23, 2018

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Photo by Ronnie Rodgers

How UNFPD handles student-on-student violence

May 22, 2018

Violence is never the answer, but sometimes avoidance and prevention just don’t work out in a situation where somebody is dedicated to aggression. So, what happens if you are involved in an instance...

Local weather update: Potential tropical system could lead to continued rainfall

Local weather update: Potential tropical system could lead to continued rainfall

May 22, 2018

If you have any beach events slated for the coming Memorial Weekend, you may want to keep an eye on the weather and set an alternative plan. Not only has steady rainfall already kept the local Jacksonville...

Graphics by Sam Chaney

Keepin’ cool for the summer: Easy drink recipes

May 20, 2018

Disclaimer: Spinnaker does not endorse underage drinking. Please drink responsibly.   Assuming you aren't one of the unfortunate souls still trapped in a classroom, for the time being, Summer...

The right turn lanes of Beach Blvd. near Hodges Blvd. has collapsed. Photo courtesy of the Florida Department of Transportation.

Local traffic update: Road collapse on Beach Blvd. near Hodges Blvd.

May 17, 2018

On Wednesday, May 16 The Florida Department of Transportation put out a local traffic advisory after the right turn lanes of eastbound Beach Blvd. near Hodges Blvd. reportedly collapsed. According...

Traffic advisory due to local high school graduations

Traffic advisory due to local high school graduations

May 17, 2018

UNF students and faculty are advised to drive carefully in anticipation of increased traffic from Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19. Roadways around Lot 18 and the UNF Arena (Bldg. 34)...

 Graphic by Sam Chaney

Hire me, please: Writing a better resume

May 15, 2018

The concept of preparing for the “real world” is one of the more intimidating parts of being a college student. As great as finally having that diploma may be, just how do you market yourself to...

Reserved parking in the arena garage.

Upcoming parking unavailability

May 9, 2018

The return of students means the return of the parking struggle and, to add insult to injury, more parking reservations will affect available space within the week. Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday,...

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