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The Medium review

February 3, 2021

“The Medium” is a very slow burn of a game, and while it does do a few interesting things, it takes time to get to what is interesting and it can be a bit tedious as opposed to scary. Even though the...

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Darth Vader’s redemption

February 1, 2021

Darth Vader was seen as a hulking machine of a man and was only given a brief moment in the final film, Star Wars: Episode 6 Return of the Jedi,  to actually get some form of redemption after he saved...

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The history of presidential pardons

January 28, 2021

In his final day in office, former President Donald Trump granted pardons to a large number of people. Throughout history presidents gave out pardons throughout their career, some are incredibly infamous....

How to celebrate the holidays while social distancing

How to celebrate the holidays while social distancing

December 7, 2020

With Christmas and the New Year around the corner, it's important to spend time with your family. Keeping in mind the importance of social distancing, here are some fun ways you can spend your holiday...

COVID-19 and Black Friday

COVID-19 and Black Friday

November 25, 2020

With the holidays quickly approaching that also means Black Friday is on the way too. So while you may not want to miss out on those sweet deals, it's important to remember to stay safe and be as careful...

Review of ‘Great Pretender’

Review of ‘Great Pretender’

November 12, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make a high stakes con to rob the slimiest, scummiest mob boss blind? If so, look no further than “Great Pretender.” “Great Pretender” follows...

The McBroken

The McBroken

November 12, 2020

If you've ever been dying for ice cream from McDonalds, more likely than not, you would run into this common phrase: “We're sorry but our machine isn't working.” If those words bring sad feelings,...

Ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving safely

Ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving safely

November 10, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually a time for family and loved one’s, but with COVID-19 being something to watch out for, things such as get-togethers have become quite dangerous and difficult to do. However, there...

Osprey Productions hosts drive-in for Friday the 13th

Osprey Productions hosts drive-in for ‘Friday the 13th’

November 9, 2020

Osprey Life & Production is back with another movie to enjoy from the inside of your car. If you're missing the feeling of going to the cinema but also want to stay safe and socially distanced, why...

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Bubble concerts: the newest way to enjoy live music

November 4, 2020

If you're missing the sound of blaring music and live shows, you’re in luck. Bubble concerts might be something to look forward to in your future. Earlier this week, the band “The Flaming Lips”...

Throwback movie review of Hocus Pocus

Throwback movie review of ‘Hocus Pocus’

October 29, 2020

With Halloween only a few days away, what better movie to keep the spooky momentum going than “Hocus Pocus”? After moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max becomes the new kid in town...

The art of college pranks

The art of college pranks

October 24, 2020

When you think about college life, some of the things that come to mind are parties, cramming for finals, and crazy college pranks. Over the years there have been a wide variety of pranks, some harmless,...

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Halloween Film Review: “The Cabin in the Woods”

October 21, 2020

“The Cabin in the Woods” isn't your everyday horror movie, it takes what you know about horror and slasher flicks and completely flips it on its head. From backwoods zombies to the stereotypical character...

Review of The Haunting of Bly Manor

Review of ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

October 19, 2020

After two years of waiting, the follow-up series to the “Haunting of Hill House” has finally creeped its way onto Netflix. The Haunting of Bly Manor is the newest addition to the anthology series...

Review of Netflixs Hubie Halloween

Review of Netflix’s “Hubie Halloween”

October 16, 2020

During the 2020 Oscars, Adam Sandler made a promise that he would intentionally make the worst film he’s ever made if he did not receive an Oscar for Uncut Gems. The result, “Hubie Halloween,”...

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Apple announces new line of iPhones

October 13, 2020

For those who have been dying to upgrade to the next line of iPhone, the wait is nearly over, as Apple has just announced the next series of iPhones. Starting off with the new iPhone 12 which will retail...

How to have fun on Halloween, pandemic-style

How to have fun on Halloween, pandemic-style

October 6, 2020

With Halloween creeping closer, it's time to get spooky. As the pandemic still lingers, here are some ideas on how to have a good ol’ spooky time while also staying safe.  While big costume parties...

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Today is the deadline to register to vote in Florida and a handful of other states — are you registered?

October 5, 2020

Today, Oct. 5, marks the final day that you can register to participate in the 2020 Presidential Election in Florida and a handful of other states -- so if you have yet to register now is your last chance...

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COVID case update on Jacksonville colleges

October 2, 2020

 The COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading for several months, and many universities have been trying to mitigate the spread of the virus. However, there have been some cases in our local schools. At...

The importance of cultural representation in video games

The importance of cultural representation in video games

September 29, 2020

Cultural representation is an incredibly important thing that allows for people of different ethnic backgrounds to be represented in ways that highlight their cultures. Video games are a popular medium...

How social media is pushing users to vote

How social media is pushing users to vote

September 22, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election moves closer, multiple social media platforms are pushing for people to vote. Upon logging into Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, users will be greeted with a question...

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The wait is over for PlayStation fans as Sony announces PS5 prices and upcoming games

September 17, 2020

The wait is finally over! After months of very little information, Sony has finally released how much their PlayStation 5 will cost as well as when you should be able to see them on store shelves. Earlier...

How to watch movies in 2020

How to watch movies in 2020

September 12, 2020

Recently movie theaters have been an afterthought to many major studios, as well as movie goers. Movies such as “Mulan” and “Da 5 Bloods” are premiering on streaming services such as Disney+ and...

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J.J. Daniel Hall is accessible to the Osprey community

September 3, 2020

Safety and security are very serious and important things that UNF continues to improve on, with contactless meetings via zoom as well as additional security. In a previous Spinnaker article about ongoing...

UNF announces a virtual celebration for 2020 graduates

UNF announces a virtual celebration for 2020 graduates

April 28, 2020

Covid-19 has caused many closures both on-campus and off-campus, as well as a halt to everyday life. Graduation has been no different. UNF will be honoring the outgoing seniors virtually on May 1 at...

Resident Evil Resistance review

Resident Evil Resistance review

April 23, 2020

Resident Evil Resistance takes the gameplay mechanics of the mainline series, and adds to the challenge, while also granting a great multiplayer experience. In the game, you get a choice to either...

Final Fantasy VII Remake review

Final Fantasy VII Remake review

April 17, 2020

Square Soft originally released Final Fantasy VII on the original Playstation in 1997. Now, 23 years later it was brought back to modern day consoles in the Final Fantasy VII Remake. In the remake...

Resident Evil 3 remake review

Resident Evil 3 remake review

April 10, 2020

Resident Evil 3 remake follows S.T.A.R.S officer Jill Valentine as she returns home to Racoon City after the events that took place in the Spencer Mansion, in the first Resident Evil. In Resident Evil...

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UNF reveals new job position: Vice President of Jobs

April 10, 2020

UNF has revealed the creation of a new job position at the university: the Vice President of Jobs.  “UNF is creating the new Vice President of Jobs position as part of its continued commitment to...

President Szymanski speaks on COVID-19 challenges, remote instruction, and graduation

President Szymanski speaks on COVID-19 challenges, remote instruction, and graduation

April 7, 2020

Since the world-wide outbreak of COVID-19 shuttered the University and sent students scrambling to adjust to remote instruction, President Szymanski and his administration have worked tirelessly to keep...

Ori and the Will of the Wisps review

“Ori and the Will of the Wisps” review

April 3, 2020

Developed by Moon Studios, “Ori and the Will of the Wisp” takes everything good from the first game, “Ori and the Blind Forest,” and expands on it and in some ways makes it better. The story follows...

Resident Evil 2 remake review

Resident Evil 2 remake review

April 1, 2020

Resident Evil 2 was originally released in 1998 for the original playstation and has been ported to a number of other consoles. Capcom has since then completely remade the original from the ground up for...

Taco Bell doesnt abandon taco Tuesdays

Taco Bell doesn’t abandon taco Tuesdays

March 31, 2020

Taco Bell is offering free Doritos Locos Tacos to those that order through their drive through, as part of its response to the Coronavirus. “For the past few weeks, we've been focused on making Taco...

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You may be able to suspend your student loan payments

March 31, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many people are out of work and being sent home to help prevent the spread of the virus. As a result, money may be tight.  You may qualify for a temporary suspension of your student...

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What’s open on campus?

March 26, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, much of campus life has changed. Most of what students and staff used to be able to do on a day by day basis has either been severely limited or completely shut down until...

New movies coming to a streaming service near you

New movies coming to a streaming service near you

March 24, 2020

Many businesses have been forced to run in a very limited manner or even shut down completely due to Covid-19; movie theaters are no exception. Many movie theater chains, such as AMC have been forced...

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UNF to launch new cybersecurity program

March 13, 2020

Join the fight against cyber crimes with a new program offered at UNF centered around cybersecurity. “Through the Cyber Bootcamp at University of North Florida powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from...

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BREAKING: Florida Board of Governors issues statement regarding COVID-19 urging state universities to move all classes online

March 11, 2020

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG), which handles Florida Public Universities, is now telling schools to move to online classes as soon as possible, as a result of the Coronavirus case. The BOG has...

Castlevania season 3 review

Castlevania season 3 review

March 9, 2020

By killing off the main villain in the second season, you would think that things would calm down a bit but that would just be wishful thinking. Season three really just sets up for what is to come and...

Four generations of gaming collide on Xbox Series X

Four generations of gaming collide on Xbox Series X

February 27, 2020

More information has just dropped for the upcoming Xbox Series X console, and it looks like upgrading your console is going to be much easier than it’s been in the past. “Xbox Series X is our...

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It’s official: A new Playstation is on the way

February 20, 2020

Sony has recently opened an official website for their upcoming console: The Playstation 5. Currently, there aren’t many details about the upcoming console on the website, but the site does offer a sign...

A new way for college students to share and listen to music

A new way for college students to share and listen to music

February 20, 2020

Streaming music has become a very popular way to listen to music. If you're a UNF student who’s looking to showcase your music or are interested in discovering local artists who are also students, look...

Its time to upgrade your phone: Samsung unvails their new lineup

Its time to upgrade your phone: Samsung unvails their new lineup

February 14, 2020

Earlier this week Samsung unveiled their new lineup of smart phones, so if you’ve been holding off from getting a new phone, now may be the time.  The smart phones revealed at the event included...

Dean of Students speaks ahead of Day of Remembrance for Abigail Bryant

Dean of Students speaks ahead of Day of Remembrance for Abigail Bryant

February 6, 2020

Dean of Students Dr. Andrea Adams-Manning has announced that on Friday, February 7 at the Osprey Fountains Residence Hall, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room from 9 -10:30 a.m., there will be a special remembrance...

Save big as Earth Fare begins to close down all stores

Save big as Earth Fare begins to close down all stores

February 5, 2020

Known for their organic products, the North Carolina grocery store chain Earth Fare has announced that they would be shutting down all of their locations. As a result they will be having liquidations sale...

Killjoys make some noise, My Chemical Romance is back with more cryptic tweets

Killjoys make some noise, My Chemical Romance is back with more cryptic tweets

January 30, 2020

Ever since the announcement in October that My Chemical Romance would be getting back together, the band has been very cryptic on whether or not they would be doing a large scale tour along with putting...

The Grammys: Wrap up

The Grammys: Wrap up

January 29, 2020

This past Sunday, the 62nd annual Grammy awards took place, and with that came many amazing performances such as Aerosmith, Tylor the Creator, Billie Eilish and BTS. On top of the amazing performances,...

JCPenny Suit-Up Event, Spring 2020.

Suit up at JCPenny’s for the upcoming Osprey Career Fair

January 23, 2020

If you are considering hitting up one of UNF’s many career fairs, or if you're preparing for job interviews after graduation, consider checking out JCPenny’s Suit Up event where you can score some...

Whats up with all the construction?

What’s up with all the construction?

December 4, 2019

Getting from the Fountains to the main campus is about to get much easier as a new road leading to the Fountains to Lot 18 is being built. Currently, getting to and from campus can be a little tedious,...

Review: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Review: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

December 2, 2019

Taking Place after Revenge of the Sith, 5 years after Order 66 which would wipe out the Jedi Order, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has you play as Call Kestice, a former Padawan who is in hiding from the...

Szymanski responds to neo-Nazi posters on campus

Szymanski responds to neo-Nazi posters on campus

November 13, 2019

The University has made a statement following the alleged neo-Nazi posters found on campus. The statement sent out to Osprey’s stated: “The University of North Florida wholeheartedly rejects hate...

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Beyond a breakfast sandwich

November 9, 2019

If you're looking to get something quick for breakfast but don't eat meat, Dunkin Donuts has you covered. After testing in New York earlier this week, Dunkin Donuts finally brought their Beyond Sausage®...

My Chemical Romance is back and were seriously not okay

My Chemical Romance is back and we’re seriously not okay

November 7, 2019

It's time to “darken your clothes and strike a violent pose.” My Chemical Romance have announced a reunion show on December 20. They have also revealed that they would be performing at Download...

Return to Westeros: new Game of Thrones series announced

Return to Westeros: new “Game of Thrones” series announced

October 30, 2019

It's time to return to Westeros, as a new series in the “Game of Thrones” universe has been announced. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “House of the Dragon” is an upcoming prequel series...

Need a Lyft to your next job? Lyfts new program aims to help you get there

Need a Lyft to your next job? Lyft’s new program aims to help you get there

October 30, 2019

If you're having trouble getting to your next job interview or are having problems getting to work, Lyft has just announced their new Jobs Access Program for over 35 cities, including Jacksonville. The...

Google Maps puts out a new feature to make driving a little easier

Google Maps puts out a new feature to make driving a little easier

October 24, 2019

Google has rolled out a new feature to Google Maps that’s going to make driving a lot less of a hassle. Sandra Tseng, Google Maps production manager made a statement on the new feature:  “Today,...

Kanye West drops a release date for his new album...Again

Kanye West drops a release date for his new album…Again

October 22, 2019

Over the past two years, Kanye West has been teasing release date after release date for his ninth coming album, “Jesus Is King”. Previously, the album was expected to be released at midnight on...

Fortnite reborn

Fortnite reborn

October 20, 2019

If you've been playing Fortnite recently, you might have noticed that something very interesting has been going on.  Over the past weekend, as the tenth season of the game came to a close, an interesting...

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The next generation of PlayStation is upon us

October 10, 2019

Earlier this week, Wired broke the news that the PlayStation 5 would be released during the holiday season of 2020, along with some more information about the console from PlayStation system architect...

iOS 13 causing issues

iOS 13 causing issues

October 8, 2019

Apple’s iOS 13 hasn't had the best launch, as users have been met with many problems with its arrival. Some of the issues users were facing include slower wireless charging, with the amount of time...

*Halloween special* Spooky video game conspiracy theories

*Halloween special* Spooky video game conspiracy theories

October 7, 2019

Usually, you would expect a video game to be an overall fun time. However, according to these theories, that couldn't be further from the truth. In honor of the Halloween season, here are three spooky...

Stranger Things confirmed for a fourth season

Stranger Things confirmed for a fourth season

October 1, 2019

It's time to take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana. Stranger Things has just been confirmed for a fourth season.  While there is no current information on what the season will be about, we can make...

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Global Goal Live announces its plan to be LIVEAID 2.0

September 27, 2019

34 years ago, over 70 bands performed in the largest concert the world has ever seen, showcasing bands such as Queen, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Elton John and many others. Now, a group of CEOs and government...

Your future could be waiting at the Osprey Career Fair

Your future could be waiting at the Osprey Career Fair

September 17, 2019

If you're on the lookout for an internship or a full-time job, stop by the Osprey Career Fair. The Osprey Career Fair will be going on Tuesday October 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Adam W. Herbert...

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Heck yeah! The Hella Mega Tour comes to Jax

September 13, 2019

With the announcement of their new albums, Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and special guest The Interrupters have confirmed to be coming together for the Hella Mega Tour in summer 2020. The tour will...

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Walmart making an exit from the sale of military-style ammunition

September 10, 2019

Earlier in August, Walmart received a large amount of scrutiny for continuing the sale of firearms and allowing the open carry of firearms in their stores after two shootings happened in one week, one...

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Tracking Dorian: Evacuation fears cause FSU football game to be relocated

August 29, 2019

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Florida State University football game that was originally going to be played in Jacksonville, has been moved to Tallahassee this Saturday, according to CNN.  The...

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Need a job? Don’t have a car? Work on campus!

August 16, 2019

So you’re a Freshman who is rolling up broke and wants some extra spending money. Lucky for you, there are tons of job opportunities on campus just a stone’s throw from your dorm. You can find applications...

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First annual Jax Taco Fest comes to Hemming Park

August 14, 2019

Get ready for an exciting day filled with a variety of delicious food, drinks, live entertainment, and activities as this weekend marks the start of the start of the first annual Jax Taco Fest 2019. The...

Social media users urge Walmart to stop selling firearms

Social media users urge Walmart to stop selling firearms

August 13, 2019

Last week, a hate-fueled crime claimed the lives of over 20 people in El Paso, Texas. Another gun-related act of violence claimed the lives of 2 Walmart employees in Mississippi. This sparks the question:...

Information about new iPhone leaked over the weekend

Information about new iPhone leaked over the weekend

August 12, 2019

Over the weekend, a Twitter user by the name of CoinX, who has correctly leaked the names of the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max has come back to leak the newest iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone...

Florida looks into saying goodbye to plastic straws

Florida looks into saying goodbye to plastic straws

August 8, 2019

The movement away from plastic straws has been a hot topic recently. As first reported by News4Jax on Friday, Aug. 2, Senator Kevin Rader, a Delray Beach Democrat, filed a measure that would prohibit...

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How Jacksonville is changing the stigma around marijuana

August 2, 2019

In recent years, the use of marijuana has slowly become a more accepted practice. States such as Colorado, California and Washington have even gone to the lengths of legalizing it outright for recreational...

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“Miss Senior Jacksonville” crowned at UNF

July 29, 2019

‘Miss Senior Jacksonville’ was crowned at the University of North Florida Saturday night. The pageant is designed to empower women of all ages, and has been running in Jacksonville for the past...

Heres what you need to know about whats in store for Marvel Phase 4

Here’s what you need to know about what’s in store for Marvel Phase 4

July 26, 2019

With another year of Comic-Con coming to a close and with Phase 3 of the MCU closing out with "Spider-Man: Far From Home," we collectively look to the future of Marvel's MCU. On Saturday, July 20, Marvel...

Spoiler-free review of Stranger Things season 3

Spoiler-free review of “Stranger Things” season 3

July 12, 2019

Another year, another trip back to the infamous town of Hawkins, Indiana. "Stranger Things" season 3 takes place 1 year after the events that transpired in season 2, and while everything seems to have...

Spider-Man: Far From Home Spoiler-Free Review

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Spoiler-Free Review

July 8, 2019

"Spider-Man: Far from Home" is the most recent installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Taking place 8 months after the events of "Avengers: Endgame," Peter is eager to take a break from the life...

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Looking for something to do in Jax this Independence Day? Check out these events

July 1, 2019

With Independence day coming up there are quite a few things to do. Independence Day Celebration On July 3,  the Jumbo Shrimp will be hosting a Independence day event where the first 2,000 people...

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Cyberpunk casts Keanu Reeves

June 10, 2019

CD Projekt Red, known for their work on the Witcher series as well as a card game have been hard at work on their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077, which is set in a dystopian grimy cybernetic future where...

UNF named 2019 Best and Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online College

UNF named 2019 Best and Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online College

June 4, 2019

The University of North Florida has been named the Best and Most Affordable 2019 LGBTQ-Friendly Online College by SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher. “This recognition spotlights...

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Local Memorial Day events

May 24, 2019

Memorial Day is around the corner and there is great importance in spending the day remembering and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice . Here are some events that are going on this weekend according...

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