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Midnight Gospel review

April 24, 2020

Netflix is known for it’s ever-constant, yet ever-changing release of original programming on a monthly basis. Their shows garner excitement and discourse in the blink of an eye and often lose the fame...

MyPark helps shoppers overcome parking difficulties in St. John’s Town Center

MyPark helps shoppers overcome parking difficulties in St. John’s Town Center

June 6, 2018

A new service offered in Jacksonville is helping shoppers guarantee a parking spot in the St. John’s Town Center for a small fee. The app, called MyPark, launched locally on June 1 and allows visitors...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Burglarized vehicle, stolen goods and a campus fight

June 1, 2018

Breaking In Officials were dispatched to Lot 18 on May 25 due to reports of a burglarized vehicle. The complainant reported that a brand new Sony Bluetooth device was missing from his front seat,...

National Police Week recap: Does UNFPD make students feel safe?

National Police Week recap: Does UNFPD make students feel safe?

May 21, 2018

  National Police Week has been celebrated every year since 1962 when President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week of that date as National Police...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

Police Beat: Suspicious bag and a stolen sign

May 20, 2018

Pack your bags Officials met with the manager of the UNF Bookstore after receiving reports of a suspicious man with a large backpack in the store on Wednesday, May 16. According to the police...

UNFPD hosting classes on womens self defense

UNFPD hosting classes on women’s self defense

May 14, 2018

The University of North Florida Police Department is hosting the R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense course at the Tom and Betty Petway Hall (Bldg. 57, Rm 1100A) beginning Tuesday, May 15. The course will take...

Graphic by Rachelle Keller

The top five police beats of the 2017-2018 academic year

May 14, 2018

Most UNF students have probably walked away with many fond and happy memories of the 2017-2018 academic year, but others... maybe not so much. Crime is nothing to grin about, but Spinnaker is here to...

Don’t slip up on Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’.

Don’t slip up on Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’.

May 8, 2018

Donald Glover, better known by his stage name Childish Gambino, released his latest single and accompanying video for “This is America” Sunday after a performance on Saturday Night Live.   [embedyt]...

The best job search websites

The best job search websites

May 1, 2018

  Looking for a job or internship can be difficult if one isn’t steered in the right direction. Thanks to the internet, job listings are posted and updated in real time, and a simple search...

A controlled burn. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Prescribed burns happening near UNF Wednesday

April 18, 2018

You’re not imagining that smoky smell outside. If you notice smoke around campus, it’s not vape clouds. A prescribed burn is taking place between the south UNF entrance and I-295 Wednesday. Prescribed...

Want to work on campus? Hiring fairs happening this week

Want to work on campus? Hiring fairs happening this week

April 18, 2018

Chartwells Dining Services is hiring at all on-campus dining venues, including Chick Fil-A, Starbucks, Panda Express, Pita Pit and the Osprey Cafe for the summer and fall semesters. The hiring...

Girls working together to build a marshmallow catapult.

Shoot for the stars and maybe Mars: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

April 15, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqyxjr4oZE0[/embedyt] Young girls around Jacksonville were inspired to pursue their dreams at the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event, hosted by the UNF...

Semester send-off party

Semester send-off party

April 5, 2018

The annual Semester Send-Off party, sponsored by the Office of Campus Life, is taking place this Saturday, April 7.  It will take place at Osprey Plaza in the Student Union. EDM artist Mad in the Hat...

LGBT Center holding inclusive employment event

LGBT Center holding inclusive employment event

March 28, 2018

The LGBT Resource Center will be holding an LGBT Employment Summit in the west Student Union Ballrooms on April 6. The event is geared towards persons of all sexual orientations and genders who...

Cheap campsites nearby

Cheap campsites nearby

March 18, 2018

When hearing talk of Spring Break plans, beach vacations or cruises are usually the first things that come to mind. While staying at a resort in Panama City Beach or taking a five-day boat ride to the...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

UNF Counseling Center presents at Board of Trustees Meeting

March 15, 2018

Director of the UNF Counseling Center Andy King gave a presentation to the Board of Trustees on the challenges and plans the Counseling Center will face this year and beyond. The Counseling Center...

The STD testing experience

The STD testing experience

March 7, 2018

I got tested for HIV and syphilis Monday, a free service provided by the LGBT Resource Center as a function of Sex Week 2018. I went into the surprisingly empty testing room, and was instantly welcomed...

Students have until Wednesday at 6 p.m. to vote for Student Government. Photo by Morgan Purvis

Do UNF students care about Student Government elections?

March 5, 2018

Student Government elections are set to occur March 6 and 7, and each party is making efforts to earn the votes of the student body–or the student body that votes, that is. The voter turnout for...

InterSEXionality Sex Week 2018

“InterSEXionality” Sex Week 2018

March 4, 2018

Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 marks UNF Sex Week 2018, sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center to promote sex education and healthy sexual behavior across campus. This year’s theme is “InterSEXionality,”...

Photo from UNF Krishna Facebook page.

UNF Krishna Club: an outsider experience

February 26, 2018

The UNF Krishna Club had a general meeting in the Student Union on Feb. 21. After seeing members sit cross-legged on colorful tapestries, using shakers and chanting to themselves, I decided to attend...

Night of Fun Preview

Night of Fun Preview

February 15, 2018

In celebration of Homecoming, Student Government and Osprey Productions have prepared Night of Fun, a carnival for students that will take place Friday night at the J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater. The event...

The best Super Bowl 2018 ads: no Tide Pods, Morgan Freeman raps

The best Super Bowl 2018 ads: no Tide Pods, Morgan Freeman raps

February 5, 2018

The Super Bowl is a yearly event where two groups of fans get psychotic about teams they probably don’t even like. More importantly, it’s an event that shows just how over-the-top advertisers can really...

The flu at UNF: 48 recorded cases since December 2017

The flu at UNF: 48 recorded cases since December 2017

February 2, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 16,000 positive cases of influenza (both A and B strands) have been reported in the U.S. since the start of flu season this past November. The...

Photo by Christian Ayers

Honors College status goes up, as enrollment goes down

September 30, 2016

The Hicks Honors College’s enrollment rates are down, despite recently advancing from a program to a college. The college changed its admissions system in 2015 so that every student had to apply to...

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