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Uncovering Jax will premiere on Monday, Oct. 22. Courtesy of the Uncovering Jax website.

UNF teams up with the Florida-Times Union to create documentaries about Jacksonville

October 22, 2018

Not every student on campus can tell you what’s new about Jax, but the Department of Communication’s journalism and production students can. On Monday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the John...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Dorm room hacks: Staying relaxed

September 9, 2018

Every college student has, at one point or another, been stressed out at the beginning of a new semester. This stress can be caused by having to deal with buying textbooks for classes, interacting...

Danielle Hammond, public relations junior, enjoys some quality downtime from the intensity of finals with one of the loving service dogs in-training. 
Photo by Michael Herrera

Don’t lose your mind over finals. Relax, breathe, and participate in free events.

April 23, 2018

The semester is almost over and summer is upon the student body. Whether that means summer classes, graduation or a long break, who knows. What is known is that the various agencies around campus have...

UNF Give and Go yard sign. Courtesy of the UNF Environmental Center

Donate your unwanted mini-fridge while you move-out at the UNF Give and Go sites

April 21, 2018

It’s that time of year again. It’s move-out! Everyone, sans graduating seniors, have to be completely moved out by 3 p.m. on April 27. Graduating seniors have until 12 p.m. on April 28 to be completely...

UNF Alumna Sarah Patterson.

Potential scholarship to remember UNF Alumna

April 13, 2018

Sarah Patterson was a bright young woman with a passion for equal rights and social justice. Last summer, at the age of 31, she lost her life in a tragic accident. Now, a close friend is attempting to...

The Thomas G. Carpenter library.  Photo by Colin McCann

National library week at UNF

April 9, 2018

Time to pull out the library card and go explore the school library. It’s National Library Week and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library will be celebrating with events every day. On Monday, April...

Photo by Camille Shaw.

May the food be with you; an event at the Cafe

April 3, 2018

It may not be May 4 yet, but the Osprey Cafe is getting off to a head start. On Thursday, April 5, the dinner service, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Cafe will be Star Wars-themed. The Cafe is calling it,...

Photo courtesy of UNF School of Music.

UNF Opera Ensemble celebrates 10 years at UNF

March 5, 2018

We may not have a phantom, but we do have an opera ensemble here at UNF. This weekend the University of North Florida Opera Ensemble is celebrating their 10 year anniversary by performing La Bohème....

The program allows students to create their own five-minute movie for free.  Courtesy of CMF

UNF students can create their own movie with Campus Movie Fest

March 1, 2018

Lights, camera, action! Campus Movie Fest is back at UNF. CMF is a free program hosted by Osprey Productions that gives students at different colleges around the country the chance to create their...

The UNF Social Work Club selling baked goods in order to raise money for the Parkland Shooting Survivors. Photo by Valeree Del Guidice

Bake sale for Stoneman Marjory Douglas

February 26, 2018

It has almost been two weeks since the Stoneman Douglas shooting. The UNF Social Work Club wants to help the Parkland community recover from the shocking attack, and arranged a bake sale  from 8 a.m....

Nicole Stott

NASA Astronaut coming to UNF

February 22, 2018

Nicole Stott, a NASA astronaut and artist, will be speaking at UNF’s Center for Advancement of Women in Engineering fourth annual Women Leaders in STEM Conference. The conference will take place...

Tunnel of Oppression flyer

Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes through the Tunnel of Oppression

February 20, 2018

The Department of Housing and Residence Life is sponsoring an event to raise awareness about the realities of oppression. The event is called Tunnel of Oppression. It is a full sensory experience that...

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Osprey Connector timing tested by Spinnaker

February 20, 2018

On and off. Fast and slow. Night and day. This is the way the Osprey Connector works. The bus has 11 stops within the core of campus. It doesn’t run on Saturdays, and there is only a modified route on...

Photo by Mark Judson

Reserved parking this week: plan accordingly

February 19, 2018

Parking is being reserved both Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 22.  20 spots in Lot 16 are going to be sectioned off for VIPs attending the Constitution Revision Commission at the Herbert...

Valentine events on and around UNF campus

Valentine events on and around UNF campus

February 13, 2018

You may have the flowers, you may have the chocolates, but do you have a date planned for Valentine's Day tomorrow? No? We've got your back. Here's a list of what's going on around UNF and Jacksonville...

Tabonos Tempo: A Hymn for Mother Earth-A (Accompagnato de Negro) by Roosevelt Watson

“All The Ways You Can” Opening: A Night of Inspiration and Remembrance

January 27, 2018

It was a night filled with appreciation for art and local history. The Lufrano Gallery officially opened the “In All The Ways You Can” exhibit on the second floor of the Student Union. The exhibit...

The Womens Center.Photo by Bronwyn Knight

UNF Women’s Center offers scholarship opportunity

January 18, 2018

As Estée Lauder said, “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” The Women’s Center is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students in honor of Women’s History...

The Osprey Connector

The future of the Osprey Connector

January 16, 2018

The campus shuttle contract is expiring. While Academy Bus Charter’s contract was meant to expire on Dec. 9, the suspension of the open bid caused a last minute extension of the company’s contract...

Flyer for the in all the ways you can art gallery at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery

“In all the ways you can” exhibit honors Eartha M. M. White

January 11, 2018

It’s a celebration through art of one of Jacksonville’s well-known natives. The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, partnering with the Division for Student Affairs and the Department of Diversity...

Photo by Valeree Del Guidice

Inside look at UNF’s newly renovated Skinner-Jones Hall

December 6, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGf8u9w53T8 Video by Joslyn Simmons  The Skinner-Jones Hall Project is is almost done and Spinnaker got an inside look. Construction began Aug. 2016 and is expected to...

Osprey Connector. Photo by Valeree Del Guidice

Osprey Connector’s contract almost up, what’s next?

November 28, 2017

If you are a commuter student, then you are familiar with the Osprey Connector. There are changes coming in the near future that could affect the shuttle. The shuttle system began in 2007 under...

Student celebrate thankfulness at Gratitude Monday amid protests

Student celebrate thankfulness at Gratitude Monday amid protests

November 20, 2017

As protesters marched to Alumni Hall, the university took it upon itself to create an alternative place for students to gather and celebrate their thankfulness. Student organizations such as Student...

Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

Women’s Basketball Weekend Road Recap

November 20, 2017

Women’s basketball(2-2) split the weekend with a win and loss while on the road. On Friday, North Florida edged past the Morehead Eagles(2-2) 61-56 at Johnson Arena in Morehead, Kentucky. The...

Photo by Spinnaker Media

Gratitude Monday: An alternate event for those who want to ignore protests

November 19, 2017

UPDATE 11/19 @ 8 p.m.: The protests will now take place at Alumni Hall at 8:30 a.m. Ken Parker's disciplinary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Want to avoid the protest and counter-protest Monday?...

World Fest Village: Around the world in 15 minutes

World Fest Village: Around the world in 15 minutes

November 18, 2017

The International Center hosted the World Fest Village event which featured food from local international-themed restaurants to the sounds of  international music. The event is part of the Center’s...

The Bookstore shaving a large sale on apparel .Photo by Valeree Del Guidice

Diploma frames, iPads and more included in UNF Bookstore sale

November 14, 2017

Diploma frames, iPads and more included in the Bookstore sale today and tomorrow, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15. All winter clothing is 25 percent off so now’s the time to bundle up. Additionally, all...

Photo by Valeree Del Guidice

The unique way “A Home for Ozzie’s” proceeds helps UNF

November 14, 2017

A Home for Ozzie is a fun and educational picture book written for young children, but it also benefits UNF’s campus. Written by UNF’s own Amy Costa, assistant director for Eco Adventure, and Jake...

Women’s Basketball crushes Warner in home opener

November 13, 2017

  The UNF Women’s Basketball team (1-1-0) bounced back after a early road loss to defeat the Warner Royals (2-4-0) for a 74-38 win in their home opener at the UNF Arena. https://youtu.be/Ej3FcEgHN8E Early...

Whats open on campus for Veterans Day

What’s open on campus for Veteran’s Day

November 9, 2017

In observance of Veteran’s Day most services on campus will be closing. Nov. 11 falls on a Saturday this year, and as a result the holiday is being nationally observed the workday before. Almost every...

A large tree fell close to the Student Wellness Complex. Photo by Ronnie Rodgers

Why was this hurricane season so active? 

November 6, 2017

With Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Lee, Maria, and Ophelia achieving major hurricane status in the 2017 season, which ends on Nov. 30, one would think this season is more active than normal. But,...

Photo by Valeree Del Guidice

Making Tutus for a Cause: Breast Fest ’17

October 18, 2017

The UNF chapter of the Student Nurses Association put together a Tutu Decorating Social for the SNA where participants got to show off their creative side. The social is a part of their Breast Fest...

Photo courtesy of UberEats

UberEats is now delivering to UNF

October 16, 2017

UberEats is now coming to campus. By using the same Uber network that offers car rides, UberEats delivers food from local restaurants. Available as a website and an app, UberEats is simple to use....

 Photo by Joslyn Simmons

North Florida volleyball drops fifth conference game

October 8, 2017

North Florida volleyball (7-13, 0-5 ASUN) fell 3-1 against the Kennesaw State Owls (10-4, 4-1 ASUN) at the UNF Arena on Oct.6. Head coach Steve Loeswick touched on how the team fought throughout...

Photo by Lili Weinstein and Matthew Frisbee

Volleyball defeated on the road over the weekend

October 3, 2017

  North Florida’s volleyball (7-11, 0-3 ASUN) had back-to-back losses on the road to the NJIT Highlanders and USC Upstate Spartans. This is the squad’s third loss in conference play,...

Eden Meyer earned the top spot in the Mt.Dew Invitational. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics.

Cross country duo sweep ASUN Runner of the Week

September 30, 2017

UNF cross country stars Nick Morken and Eden Meyer received the men’s and women’s ASUN Conference Runner of the Week awards after top-ten performances at the Mountain Dew Invitational. Morken...

Feature photo. Photo by Matthew Frisbee.

Men’s Soccer drop ASUN opener to Stetson

September 25, 2017

  https://youtu.be/8JMXK9W71rc Video by Jas Chung-Campbell  The North Florida Ospreys (1-5-1) opened the ASUN Conference with a 1-0 loss to Stetson University (3-4-0) on Sept.23 at Hodges...

Photo by Michael Herrera

Irma vs. Ogier Gardens

September 23, 2017

  UNF's Frederick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens is still flourishing despite some damage from Hurricane Irma.  While the garden fared well overall, some plants just couldn't handle the...

Ozzies Oktoberfest is right around the corner

Ozzie’s Oktoberfest is right around the corner

September 20, 2017

Campus Life is throwing their annual Ozzie’s Oktoberfest on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coxwell Amphitheater. There's going to be free beer for those over 21, free snacks from local...

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