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All content by Greg Parlier

Editorial: Newspaper thieves’ booty stacks up in acts of unnecessary childish retaliation

April 24, 2012

“Censorship is the strongest drive in human nature; sex is a weak second”- Phil Kerby The Spinnaker has had its fair share of dealings with thieves, dumpers and agitators. See a Spinnaker editorial...

Editorial: Florida Universities talk Ivy

April 8, 2012

It is safer to have the whole people respectably enlightened than a few in a high state of science and the many in ignorance. --Thomas Jefferson If you thought a 15 percent tuition differential...

Editorial: A fear-mongering ‘safety’ device renews its partnership with death

April 6, 2012

Protests are spreading around the country at city halls and state capitol buildings, including numerous student groups, demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin....

Student senate elects new president, legislative cabinet

April 6, 2012

By: Greg Parlier, Editor in Chief Fresh faces dominated the Senate chambers March 26, as several new senators took their seats for the first time and elected an almost entirely new legislative cabinet. History...

Senate validates Red Party’s 2012 SG elections sweep

April 4, 2012

By: Greg Parlier and Sarah Brown, Editor in Chief and Contributing Writer The Senate unanimously validated the 2012 Student Government elections March 19. The Red Party ticket of Carlo Fassi and...

Editorial:The BOT joins the state in piling budgets on students’ backs

March 22, 2012

The BOT joins the state in piling budgets on students’ backs Here we go again. The state, and now UNF, has dumped all the responsibility of keeping higher education in Florida relevant on the...

Editorial: The Spinnaker sets sail towards an era of independence

March 20, 2012

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” - Thomas Jefferson The...

SG Elections are over: Spinnaker calls race for Fassi

March 8, 2012

After two long days of campaigning, the Red and Moderate Green parties have finally returned to their normal mid-week routines, but with an air of anticipation hanging over their heads for tonight’s...

Editorial: Student Government vote not to be taken lightly

March 2, 2012

  Through the years, the Spinnaker has had the privilege of covering the inner workings of Student Government. There are Senate meetings, administrative committees and budget deliberations. SG...

The Red Party is running on school pride, SG experience for upcoming elections

March 1, 2012

By: Greg Parlier, Editor in Chief   The Red Party looks to continue election day success by focusing on school pride and running on experience. Carlo Fassi, a political science junior...

Editorial: Anti-abortion activists birth gruesome shock in students

February 22, 2012

UNF is a place of higher education and collegiate camaraderie. It is a place where ideas can be presented openly, feelings can be expressed, and agendas, even, can be pushed. In no way should this be...

Editorial: Osprey Productions locks lip-sync off campus television

February 15, 2012

For the first time in at least five years, you will not see lip sync broadcast on campus television. You may not care to see members of the Greek community shakin’ it to throwback tunes, group-dressed...

Editorial: Florida’s one percent chomps and chops other universities

February 11, 2012

It’s a familiar story. The big wigs are throwing their weight behind politicians, capitalizing on their money and power, leaving the rest of us in the dust. This time, though, it’s happening in...

UNF Senate lowers SG GPA requirements, simplifies travel request process

February 2, 2012

By: Greg Parlier, Editor In Chief   The UNF Student Government Senate meeting lasted more than three hours Jan. 30 as senators engaged in an extended discussion over appropriate requirements...

Feb. 1 Editorial

February 2, 2012

  Some may be aware of the nationally televised debate that took place at UNF Jan. 26. Some may have even watched. But unless you tuned in to hear an oral onslaught from four people vying to...

Jan. 25 Editorial

January 25, 2012

Four old white guys are coming to UNF, but they aren’t professors, donors or grandfathers of incoming freshmen. They aren’t lecturing at the University Center, selling kettle corn in Osprey Plaza...

Breaking down the GOP candidates

January 25, 2012

Mitt Romney Age: 64 Education: Brigham Young University, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School Career: Former Governor of Massachusetts, founded Bain Capital Investment Firm, helped run 2002 Winter...

Jan. 11 Editorial

January 17, 2012

“Student media must be free from all forms of external interference designed to regulate its content, including confiscation of its products or broadcasts; suspension of publication or transmission;...

Senate appoints new committee chairs, swears in newly elected senators

November 9, 2011

By Greg Parlier The senate was busy on the evening of Nov. 7 -- they elected three cabinet positions, appointed four senators and elected an associate justice, in addition to the swearing-in ceremonies...

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