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Opinion: Don’t settle for the money, choose the career you’ve been waiting for

Opinion: Don’t settle for the money, choose the career you’ve been waiting for

Charlie Needles May 8, 2018

When the time comes for you to choose to leave your job and start your career, the money in your dead-end college job isn’t worth it. Right now, chances are you have a low-paying, steady part-time...

Photo by Alexandra Torres-Perez.

OPINION: #NeverAgain and #BLM should team up

Charlie Needles April 6, 2018

The Black Lives Matter and The March for Our Lives movements could gain a lot of social growth puns by teaming up. The two different movements both protest the disregard for the safety of human...

OPINION: The White House has failed transgender citizens

Charlie Needles April 2, 2018

I stand with trans people of America in anger and refusal to accept the injustice of the new ban on transgender military personnel. The White House announced new orders to formally ban transgender...

OPINION: Facebook messed up

OPINION: Facebook messed up

Charlie Needles March 30, 2018

When Facebook fails to keep their collected data private social media users worldwide are rightfully aggravated. Data being leaked to anyone without their permission is not dangerous. But what’s...

OPINION: Leave Daylight Savings Alone

OPINION: Leave Daylight Savings Alone

Charlie Needles March 14, 2018

Every year, we lose an hour to daylight savings just to add an hour of light to the end of our day. The Sunshine Protection Act sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk would relieve the burden of changing...

OPINION: Is ridesharing really that risky?

OPINION: Is ridesharing really that risky?

Charlie Needles March 12, 2018

The risk of being abused or hurt by your rideshare are very slim. Over-coverage and fear of the possibility escalate the presumed threat in ridesharing, which are for the most part quite safe. In...

Students flocked to the World Fest Village at the Student Union. Photo by Ronnie Rodgers

OPINION: Getting involved

Charlie Needles March 8, 2018

If you’re immersed in student culture, then the chances that you’ll stay enrolled are higher than students who stay at home and don’t come to campus except for classes. Student government...

Opinion: Why you should watch an Oscar nominated movie

Opinion: Why you should watch an Oscar nominated movie

Charlie Needles March 5, 2018

There is a collective groan in school when you’re told to take notes during a movie. No one likes to be so focused or high strung when there is a film playing. You want to enjoy it. But just like...

UNF students protesting at white nationalist students discipline hearing. Photo by Lili Weinstein.

OPINION: The power of student protest

Charlie Needles March 1, 2018

High school students from all over Florida are staging walkouts to have their voices heard across the nation. Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were under attack by a 19-year-old shooter...

OPINION: Shootings will not stop until both sides of the gun debate come to the table

OPINION: Shootings will not stop until both sides of the gun debate come to the table

Charlie Needles February 23, 2018

The flames of angry 2nd Amendment defenders and rallying cries for change from victims, survivors, their families, and the concerned are crowding the political atmosphere due to the recent shooting...

The Presidential Search Committee interviews candidate David Szymanski in 2018. Photo by Colin McCann.

Presidential Search Update: Committee interviews two more candidates

Charlie Needles February 7, 2018

This morning, the Presidential Search Committee interviewed two more candidates hoping to take over current UNF President John Delaney's seat following his retirement on May 31. Interview with Kevin...

OPINION: Super Bowl Dodge Ad Controversy

OPINION: Super Bowl Dodge Ad Controversy

Charlie Needles February 6, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlbY1tGARUA[/embedyt] During the Super Bowl, Dodge Ram aired an ad that featured a quote from Martin Luther King’s “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon. People...

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OPINION: Larry Nassar deserves his sentence, #MeToo movement still making progress

Charlie Needles February 1, 2018

Dr. Larry Nassar was sentenced last week to up to 175 years in prison for multiple counts of sexual misconduct. The defamed sexual abuser, who was an athletic physician at Michigan State University and...

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