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Police Beat: Lost phone at Oz Fest and Trash Cans thrown out…into a lake

February 26, 2020

Lost phone at Oz Fest According to an incident report, on Feb. 21, a young woman at Oz Fest claimed she lost her cell phone. An officer met with the young woman to hear what had happened. The young...

The words Police Beat are written in red and white, surrounded by a white square outline. In the background, a University of North Florida Police Department cruiser is tinted blue.

Police beat: stolen backpacks, a fight, and counterfeit money

February 25, 2020

Car doors have a lock for a reason On Feb. 18, a UPD officer was dispatched to meet with a UNF student in reference to a stolen backpack, according to a report. The officer met with the victim, who...

Why should you file taxes?

Why should you file taxes?

February 20, 2020

Tax season is upon us, and you might be asking yourself should I pay my taxes? It’s a tedious and frustrating process, but here are a few reasons you should pay your taxes: 1. It's the law. If...

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Police beat: Strange man in the President’s Office

February 18, 2020

On Tuesday morning, two UPD officers were dispatched to Building 1, room 2800 in reference to a male suspiciously trying to leave a package in the UNF president’s office, according to a report. When...

What do the new immigration rules mean?

What do the new immigration rules mean?

February 10, 2020

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration would be allowed to move forward with its plan to implement new immigration rules that would allow officials to deny green cards...

Love bites at the Osprey Cafe this Friday

Love bites at the Osprey Cafe this Friday

February 10, 2020

If you don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day, the Osprey Café is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day Lunch. There will be candy and treats for sale at a discounted price as well...

The Office! A Musical Parody is coming to theatres near you.

“The Office! A Musical Parody” is coming to theatres near you.

January 28, 2020

“It's a typical morning at Scranton's third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin…” Read "The Office!...

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Police beat 1/22: “Eh, I had other things to do yesterday” and a golf cart in a pond

January 27, 2020

Damaged car in Lot 18 Late Thursday morning, a student went to UNFPD to report damage done to his mother’s car the previous day, according to a report. An officer arrived to speak to the complainant...

Krystals slides into bankruptcy

Krystals slides into bankruptcy

January 22, 2020

Krystals, an 88-year-old fast food chain best known for its small, square hamburgers served on steamed buns, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday. Krystals stated that there were several contributing...

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Police beat 1/16: razor blades and a damaged TV

January 20, 2020

Damaged Library TV  Tuesday afternoon, a UPD officer was dispatched to the UNF Carpenter Library in reference to a damaged TV on the second floor. When the officer arrived, he observed the damaged...

OneJax named lead partner and facilitator of anti-hate-group task force

OneJax named lead partner and facilitator of anti-hate-group task force

January 14, 2020

Last semester, UNF had multiple incidents involving neo-Nazi posters and other propoganda found on campus. After an instance of vandalism involving swastika imagery, President David Syzmanski announced...

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Police beat 1/8: new year, new police beats

January 13, 2020

Drunk before 6 p.m. Late Tuesday afternoon, a UPD officer responded to a call about a woman who was passed out in the dirt, face down, between Building 1 and 10, according to a report. When the officer...

UNF Womens Center 33rd annual Celebration of Women in the Arts. Photo credit Alex Bowman.

UNF Women’s Center hosts annual Celebration of Women in Arts

January 9, 2020

The Celebration of Women in the Arts is a variety show featuring local, woman-centered talent and has been annual event since 1987. Last night was the 33rd annual showcase of talented women in Jacksonville. The...

UPD offers some holiday safety tips

UPD offers some holiday safety tips

December 4, 2019

Winter break is just around the corner, and with the holidays upon us, crime rates are subject to increase. With this in mind, Spinnaker talked to Chief Mackesy at UPD to get some safety tips in order...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police beat: swastika graffiti, snack thief, and golf cart vs. light pole

December 3, 2019

"F*ck UNF - and" Someone has some strong feelings about UNF. Earlier this week, a UNFPD officer was dispatched to Building 2 in reference to criminal mischief in a bathroom, according to a police...

What you should know about cybersecurity during the holiday season

What you should know about cybersecurity during the holiday season

November 27, 2019

Retailers and shoppers beware… The holiday season is officially upon us and just like every holiday season, people will be shopping much more than they normally do. However, these days the majority...

The Fearless Woman Initiative. Photo courtesy of UNF.

“I am a Woman…I am Fearless…I am an Osprey!”: the Fearless Woman kickoff

November 19, 2019

“I am a Woman...I am Fearless...I am an Osprey!” The Fearless Woman is an initiative by President Szymanski, as well as other fearless students, to help pave the road for future fearless women...

Wells Fargo is dropping late fees for student loans

Wells Fargo is dropping late fees for student loans

November 19, 2019

If you’re a Wells Fargo customer and you’ve logged into your account online or in the mobile app recently, you might have seen the following message: “On November 15, 2019, Wells Fargo stopped...

Put the give in Thanksgiving this season!

Put the ‘give’ in Thanksgiving this season!

November 14, 2019

It’s the season to give thanks and give a little something back. With Thanksgiving coming up, some people might be looking to volunteer, but where can you find these opportunities? Here is a list...

Check your time tickets!

Check your time tickets!

November 7, 2019

With the semester coming to an end, most students are preparing to register for the Spring semester, but when can you register? UNF released the time tickets on Oct. 25, and they should be available...

Swoop on in for Avengers: Endgame

Swoop on in for Avengers: Endgame

November 6, 2019

Tonight, Osprey Life and Productions is showing “Avengers: Endgame” at the UNF Coxwell Amphitheater. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free to students who bring their Osprey...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police beat: stolen bikes, masked men, missing signs

November 4, 2019

The culprit pedals away in this one. On Oct. 26, a UNF student’s bike was stolen, according to a police report. The student met with an officer in regards to the bike being stolen. She said she...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police beat: another stolen skateboard, violence between roommates, vehicle damage

October 28, 2019

Another skateboard theft What's scarier than the spooks this week? Skateboard theft. A student’s skateboard was stolen from the racks outside the Osprey Cafe after being left there for only an...

Money

Swoop up the bucks: Federal Work Study offers new jobs for UNF students

October 22, 2019

If you qualify for the Federal Work Study program and are looking for a new job, there have been some new openings here at UNF within the last week you might be interested in. The first one is a FWS...

Performer at Fall 2019 Battle of the Bands. Photo by Romario.

Missed Battle of the Bands? Here’s a recap

October 20, 2019

This article was updated October 21, 2019 at 11:37 a.m.  Jason Tidman, also known as “Tiddy,” a Jax-based DJ, won this year's Battle of the Bands this past Friday night and will be the first performer...

Spooky movies to stream

Spooky movies to stream

October 8, 2019

It’s spooky season again, and if you have free time, you might be interested in watching a spooky movie. However, in today’s digital world, very few people are going to go out and rent or buy a dvd....

Music? Food? Check out Battle of the Bands

Music? Food? Check out Battle of the Bands

October 8, 2019

Do you love free music? What about free food? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you should check out Osprey Productions’ Battle of the Bands.  Friday Oct. 18, Battle of the Bands...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police beat: theft of an iPhone and bumper sticker

October 7, 2019

The theft of an iPhone On Sep. 30, a UNFPD officer responded to a call in reference to the theft of an iPhone.  The officer met with the student who called in the complaint. The young woman told...

a couple holding hands on a date

Man on the street: What do ospreys think about dating in college?

October 7, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPr_7KtHEY8[/embedyt] “A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that between 60 and 80 percent of North American college students have...

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Police beat: class disruption, stolen skateboard, and a missing passport

September 27, 2019

Pregnant woman disrupts class On Sep. 19, a UNFPD officer was sent to building 51 in reference to a pregnant woman disrupting a computer lab. The officer met with the professor of the class who said...

Local rapper posts picture of controversial album cover displaying faces of men killed in Jacksonville

Local rapper posts picture of controversial album cover displaying faces of men killed in Jacksonville

September 23, 2019

Featured graphic courtesy of: News4Jax A local rapper recently posted a picture of his album cover featuring the faces and names of men killed in Jacksonville, according to News4Jax. The Jacksonville...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police beat: a lost wallet containing drugs, roommate troubles, and a stolen license plate

September 22, 2019

A misplaced wallet found containing 2 grams of cocaine On Sep. 16, the Osprey Shuttle supervisor turned in a wallet to UNFPD. The wallet was black and upon opening the wallet to try to identify the...

Young man vaping

What’s new about vaping?

September 17, 2019

We’ve all heard countless stories about how vaping is bad for you, but what makes this story different? The effects of vaping are starting to show as six deaths have occurred from vaping devices or products....

UNFPD patrols for students riding bikes and skateboards through the Student Union. Photo by Alex Bowman.

UNFPD monitoring the Student Union for skateboarders and bicyclists

September 12, 2019

This morning around 9 a.m., UNFPD officers watched the Union for anyone skateboarding or riding a bike through. According to signs posted, riding bikes and skateboards through the Student Union is not...

UNFPD police cars. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Police beat: An unexpected delivery, a stolen bike, dorm disputes and a parking ticket

September 9, 2019

Did Pacific Sun deliver a pair of jeans or a piece of rusty metal? On Aug. 28, UNFPD was dispatched to The Flats in response to a call about a theft. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim...

Coding boot camp comes to UNF

Coding boot camp comes to UNF

September 9, 2019

If you’re interested in learning code, the UNF coding boot camp may be for you. The application deadline for the program is Sep. 30 and is coming up fast! The curriculum will run from Oct. 14, 2019...

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