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Aisling Glocke, Managing Editor

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[Video] Video: How to properly wash your hands

March 9, 2020

***Video done by Brett Nweeia and Aisling Glocke*** The Coronavirus has been reported in over 100 countries and has now made its way to Florida. In an effort to help slow the spread of the virus,...

Spinnaker Spoilercasts: Zombieland Double Tap

Spinnaker Spoilercasts: Zombieland Double Tap

October 29, 2019

After 10 years of anticipation, the sequel to Zombieland was finally released. The film featured the original cast with some surprising twists and new characters. Here's what Spinnaker...

Black Student Union Puts the Jam in Pajamas

Black Student Union Puts the Jam in Pajamas

October 20, 2019

Pajamas, dancing, and fun. These three words perfectly sum up the annual Pajama Jam, hosted by Black Student Union.   “This is an annual thing that we’ve done throughout the years,” Psychology...

Texts from Delaney to Tumeo after Tumeo’s resignation

Former UNF President condemns Szymanski

July 23, 2019

“You may want a lawyer.” “This is bullshit.” “Rookie President.”  These are just a few of the explosive texts Spinnaker uncovered in court documents in the case of a former Dean now suing...

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

[Video] Martinez sentenced to 6 years in prison

May 10, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYLxobEoIu0[/embedyt] 23-year-old, Jesse Martinez, was described by his mother as a “bundle of joy” and by the rest of his family and friends as a “quiet”...

Graphic by Aisling Glocke.

National Burrito Day deals to look out for

April 4, 2019

It’s April 4, or as any Mexican food lover knows it as; National Burrito Day. It is the one day of the year Mexican chain restaurants nationwide compete for the best deals and lure customers in with...

UNF President John Delaney was awarded President Emeritus status by the Board of Trustees

Former UNF President gives his take on college admissions scandal

March 20, 2019

It's been one week since the news broke of the most recent college admissions scandal. Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among the 50 individuals charged with allegedly bribing college coaches and...

President Szymanski gives his President Overview to the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees discusses cutting students costs and adding a new Masters program

March 19, 2019

Faculty and students came together on Thursday, March 14 for the spring term’s Board of Trustees meeting. Among the discussions were the Department of Communication’s name change, a new Masters degree,...

Photo by Aisling Glocke.

BREAKING: Dr. Simon Rhodes is the next Provost

March 8, 2019

After taking a week to come to a decision, President Szymanksi has named Dr. Simon Rhodes as the next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. According to A Message From the President sent out...

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Meet Provost candidate Abbey Zink

February 27, 2019

While the search for the next UNF Provost continues, it was Dr. Abbey Zink’s turn to take to the stage and have an open forum. Zink earned her doctorate in English at Northern Illinois University...

Photo by Aisling Glocke.

Meet Provost candidate Simon Rhodes

February 26, 2019

February 25 kicked off the Provost open forums with candidate Simon J. Rhodes. Rhodes earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield a Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry/Biological...

Swoopin Up the Cigs spreads awareness of a smoke-free campus

Swoopin Up the Cigs spreads awareness of a smoke-free campus

February 19, 2019

You don’t realize how much of something you have until you go ahead and count it. That’s exactly what the Healthy Osprey Ambassadors are doing when it comes to cigarette butts on campus. “We’re...

Osprey Update notifies students of Church of God the Mother presence

Osprey Update notifies students of Church of God the Mother presence

February 14, 2019

UNF sent out an Osprey Update Thursday morning notifying students and faculty about the group "Church of God the Mother". The update was sent out after multiple students stated their concerns on...

UNFPD police cars. Photo by Lili Weinstein

BREAKING: UPD concludes search and renders area safe

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...

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“Little Rock Nine” member to speak at MLK luncheon

February 5, 2019

"Little Rock Nine" member Carlotta Walls LaNier will be speaking at UNF's 38th annual MLK scholarship luncheon. LaNier is the youngest member of "Little Rock Nine," an African American student group that...

With new washing machines comes a new way to pay

With new washing machines comes a new way to pay

January 31, 2019

Students living in the Fountains have had their fair share of adjustments since winter break. In just the last week of winter break, the washing machines were removed due to a contract disagreement with...

Photo by Aisling Glocke.

Cheryl Gonzalez bids goodbye to UNF community

January 17, 2019

On Wednesday, January 16, UNF hosted a farewell reception for Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Cheryl Gonzalez. Faculty, staff, and students came together to say their goodbyes to Dr. Gonzalez...

Washing machines in the dorms: Why were they removed?

Washing machines in the dorms: Why were they removed?

January 8, 2019

Students living in the dorms returned from break to a new routine for getting their laundry done. On Jan. 2, residents received an email explaining the washing machines in the unit were being removed from...

Courtesy of UNF Campus Life.

Week of Welcome breakdown

January 6, 2019

Are you dreading going back to classes after a long break? Coming back to school doesn’t have to be all bad! Starting January 6, Campus Life will host daily activities in the semesterly event Week of...

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Dishes by students for students

December 22, 2018

This article was originally published in the Fall 2018 “Culture of UNF Issue”.  Phở One of the many ways to maintain and spread culture is through cooking cultural dishes. Many students living...

E-mail sent out by Osprey Update.

West entrance to Arena Parking Garage closure

December 17, 2018

If you’re a usual parker at the Arena Parking Garage, you may want to reroute your way there. According to an Osprey Update sent out Monday morning, the entrance to the parking garage will only be accessible...

PAWS Your Stress Fall 2018

PAWS Your Stress gives students a pause during Finals Week

December 4, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXAm6satn-0[/embedyt] Video by Aisling Glocke On Monday, December 3, students were treated to a canine surprise with the semesterly event PAWS Your Stress. The...

Gov. Rick Scott. Creative Commons

The race is over: Rick Scott wins Florida Senate

November 7, 2018

After weeks of campaigning, Republican Governor Rick Scott has won the vote for Florida’s Senate. On Nov. 6, it was announced that Scott beat opponent Senator Bill Nelson in the race for Florida Senate....

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,...

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...

Reserved parking in the arena garage.

50 parking spots reserved in Arena Parking Garage

September 14, 2018

If you normally park on the second floor of the Arena Garage, you may want to find a new parking spot. Fifty blue lot spaces on the second floor of the Arena Garage are reserved for guests attending the...

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 civil engineering professor to receive Distinguished Professor Award

September 4, 2018

UNF civil engineering professor Adel ElSafty will receive the Distinguished Professor Award during the 47th Annual Fall Convocation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 7. He was first recognized for the award...

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Nancy Soderberg wins democratic nominee for Florida’s 6th District

August 28, 2018

UNF Director of Public Service Leadership Nancy Soderberg takes home the polls after winning the Democratic nominee for Congress in Florida’s 6th district. In July of 2017, Soderberg announced her...

Papa Johns in the John A. Delaney Student Union.

Dissecting the decisions behind and reactions to removing Papa John’s from campus

August 23, 2018

On July 11, 2018, Forbes broke the news that Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter uttered the N-word during a conference call in May 2018. On the day the article was released, Schnatter himself announced...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Vice President of Student and International Affairs leaves UNF

August 20, 2018

On Thursday, Aug. 16, Vice President of Student and International Affairs Mauricio Gonzalez announced in an Osprey Update that he is leaving UNF. In the update, Gonzalez was recognized for his...

UNFPD police cars. Photo by Lili Weinstein

All UNF employees are now mandatory reporters for sexual assault

August 10, 2018

On Thursday, Aug. 9, members of the Clery Act Committee met to further discuss the use of Title IX precautions on campus. Among these precautions was the announcement that all UNF employees are now mandatory...

Photo courtesy of Jessica Suckow (left)

UNF non-traditional student receives Senior Service Award

August 1, 2018

The best gift is the gift of giving, and UNF non-traditional student Jessica Suckow does it like no other. During the summer 2018 graduation on Aug. 3, Suckow will receive the Senior Service Award...

The March for Our Lives: Road to Change tour stopped in Jacksonville on Friday, July 27.

Road to Change Jax: Parkland students hold a rally outside of the Jacksonville Landing

July 27, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and volunteers gathered at the Jacksonville Landing on Friday, July 27 to support the March For Our Lives: Road to Change bus tour. The March for Our...

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

[Photo] Parkland town hall tonight: What you need to know

July 27, 2018

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

Photo by Ronnie Rogers

The UNF Flats housing dilemma

July 19, 2018

Students taking summer courses that live in the Flats are beginning to question if choosing the Flats was the right idea. According to UNF’s Housing and Residence Life website, the move-out day for...

Photo courtesy of LITE Team Seat Belt Safety

Click it or ticket: Seat belt safety on campus

July 11, 2018

All it takes is one click of a seat belt to save a person’s life. After the recent accidents involving students not wearing seat belts, it has become important to bring awareness to seat belt safety....

UNF ranks in top 10 best colleges for nutrition degree program

UNF ranks in top 10 best colleges for nutrition degree program

July 1, 2018

Recently, schools.com rated UNF as one of the top 10 colleges for a nutrition degree program. UNF's Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program ranked number eight overall on the list for the upcoming...

Connor Dolby // Photo courtesy of TERMINUS

A sit-down with TERMINUS winner: Connor Dolby

June 30, 2018

*Correction 7/1 11:37 a.m.: An original publication of this article stated Dolby's production company is called Orange Star Films. This is incorrect, and Dolby's company is called Orange Drive Films. UNF...

GeeXella // Photo by Aisling Glocke

UNF’S second annual LGBTQ dinner and show

June 27, 2018

The LGBT Resource Center and Campus Life held their annual dinner and show on June 26. The event opened its doors to new and returning students to ease their transition into college. The evening showcased...

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

Jesse Martinez asks for local disposition at pre-trial

June 27, 2018

*Correction 6/27 10:54 a.m.: An original publication of this article stated Martinez is currently awaiting sentencing. This is incorrect and Martinez is currently in jail UNF student Jesse...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

UNF Dining Services hiring students for summer B and fall terms

June 26, 2018

With the help of UNF Dining Services, students can make the money they need without ever having to leave campus. On Tuesday, June 26, UNF Dining Services will host the Pop-Up Student Hiring Fair...

David Szymanski sent out his first Osprey Update for his first day as UNF President.

First day, first Osprey Update; Szymanski presidency starts

June 1, 2018

June 1 is David Szymanski’s first day as UNF President and he kicked it off with message to students and faculty at UNF. Szymanski started off his first day by sending out a osprey edition special...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is here

May 31, 2018

This year's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday takes place from Friday, June 1 to the following Friday, June 7. Through June 7, all eligible items related to disaster readiness are exempt from...

Photo courtesy of Taylor Broussard

UNF alumna creates non-profit organization to provide fresh drinking water for remote communities

May 24, 2018

UNF alumna Taylor Broussard is taking humanitarian matters into her own hands after creating her own non-profit organization to help remote areas gain access to clean water. Broussard, who majored...

Learn to start your own business at the How to STARTUP Your Own Business Seminar

Learn to start your own business at the How to STARTUP Your Own Business Seminar

May 23, 2018

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the “How to STARTUP Your Own Business” seminar on Thursday, May 24 in order to give students an overview of starting their own business.    At...

Learn how to save money at the Certified Financial Planner Information Session

Learn how to save money at the Certified Financial Planner Information Session

May 22, 2018

UNF’s Division of Continuing Education has partnered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to host the Certified Financial Planner Session on Wednesday, May 23. This free...

UNF Faculty Association approves new policies in response to faculty-on-faculty bullying

UNF Faculty Association approves new policies in response to faculty-on-faculty bullying

May 10, 2018

In a UNF Faculty Association meeting held Thursday, May 10, an update to the UNF faculty handbook was made after concerns of faculty-on-faculty bullying came to light. Since the Faculty Affairs...

Photo by Aisling Glocke.

Where to Find UNF’s Lost and Found

May 9, 2018

  Have you ever left an item in class and couldn’t find it the next day? If so, there’s a chance it could’ve been dropped off at UNF’s Lost & Found. UNF’s Lost & Found...

UNF graduate opens local coffee shop

UNF graduate opens local coffee shop

May 4, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV0Be7AAFqE[/embedyt] Video by Carly Kramer Local coffee shop Brass Tacks Coffee Co. had its grand opening last week on Southside Blvd. The Operations Manager...

Photo by Aisling Glocke

How some UNF students get through finals

April 26, 2018

    With finals week coming to an end, many students have adapted different studying techniques. We interviewed students around campus and discovered their studying methods to get through...

Photo by Aisling Glocke.

UNF Royal Family’s first annual Charity Masquerade Ball

April 3, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wzhuru2vWA[/embedyt] Video by Carly Kramer. Music, food, and mystery. That’s what the UNF Royal Family offered at their First Annual Charity Masquerade...

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