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“Love on the Spectrum” Netflix review

“Love on the Spectrum” Netflix review

July 27, 2020

“Love on the Spectrum '' is a dating docuseries that is filled with its flaws and its critiques from the autism community. This series is about what love and romance look like when you’re on the...

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Florida education leaders working to ensure mental health services for school

July 23, 2020

Students and families are likely getting access to mental health resources for this upcoming school year.  This week, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and the Department of Children and Families...

Students at higher risks of contracting COVID when schools reopen

Students at “higher risks” of contracting COVID when schools reopen

July 23, 2020

As the fall semester slowly approaches, students, staff, and faculty prepare for schools to reopen. Colleges and universities are taking the necessary steps to make sure everyone remains safe, but students...

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Students experience online mentorship during pandemic through CASS

July 16, 2020

The Community Alliance for Student Success is a mentor group at the University of North Florida which caters to helping minority students prosper in their educational journey and provides support for students...

Edward Waters College on its way to becoming a university

Edward Waters College on its way to becoming a university

July 14, 2020

Students who attend the historical black college Edward Waters College will have expanded opportunities due to a $3.5 million increase in funding. The 2020-2021 state legislative budget distributed the...

Roller-skating gains popularity during coronavirus pandemic

Roller-skating gains popularity during coronavirus pandemic

July 10, 2020

While staying home, we have no choice but to be on our phones and see what’s trending. A new trend on the app TikTok has resurrected this old trend - roller skating. Roller skating has always...

Skin movie review

“Skin” movie review

July 10, 2020

“Skin” is an hour long documentary that collects the stories of Black women in Nigeria who have been treated differently for having dark skin.  Many women speak out about how their skin defines...

DeSantis signs abortion parental consent bill into law

DeSantis signs abortion parental consent bill into law

July 8, 2020

A U.N.F. professor says that Governor Ron DeSantis is endangering young women's lives. On June 30, the governor passed a bill into law requiring parental consent for minors to have abortions. Many supporters...

Local community group wants JSO defunded as sheriff asks for budget increase

Local community group wants JSO defunded as sheriff asks for budget increase

July 3, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A local community advocacy organization named the Northside Coalition is calling for Mayor Lenny Curry to defund the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. As protesters across the country...

38 descendants of Confederate soldiers and generals file lawsuit to preserve monument

38 descendants of Confederate soldiers and generals file lawsuit to preserve monument

July 2, 2020

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - St. Augustine City Commission voted to have the oldest Confederate monument removed from the Plaza de la Constitution, until 38 descendants of Confederate soldiers filed a lawsuit...

Real Talk Series on Racial Injustice

Real Talk Series on Racial Injustice

June 16, 2020

After the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, people of all backgrounds are coming together to condemn acts of racial injustice. UNF’s community took the moment to acknowledge...

River City Pride addresses concerns

River City Pride addresses concerns

June 16, 2020

The community began to grow some concern that the organization River City Pride has gone quiet following the events that occurred over George Floyd’s death. River City Pride is a non-profit organization...

Upcoming online events around campus

Upcoming online events around campus

June 8, 2020

Those events that you used to go to in person are now available in the virtual world. Students can tune in to see what’s happening this month and next month.  Dr. Scott Brown is an associate professor...

George Floyd protests: new cases of COVID-19

George Floyd protests: new cases of COVID-19

June 5, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Thousands of people have been gathering in Jacksonville to protest police brutality following the death of George Floyd, who died in the custody of Minneapolis police. Health officials...

Gov. DeSantis announces bars will reopen

Gov. DeSantis announces bars will reopen

June 5, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla.- On June 3, Gov. Ron DeSantis made an announcement that Florida can start Phase 2 of recovery on Friday. Phase 2 will allow bars and pubs to reopen at 50% capacity inside and full capacity...

Officials announce the Florida Keys will reopen to visitors June 1

Officials announce the Florida Keys will reopen to visitors June 1

May 28, 2020

KEY WEST, Fla. - It seems like there will be a place to go for summer vacation. The Florida Keys will reopen to visitors on June 1, just under one month after the state of Florida’s decision to reopen...

Storytime With UNF’s First Lady, Mrs. Szymanski

May 28, 2020

UNF’s First Lady, Maria Szymanski, is truly an advocate for education. With a background rooted in teaching, her passion for learning continues to bring that wow factor as she routinely does storytimes...

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Gov. Desantis announces gyms will reopen on Monday

May 17, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As we move into phase one of recovery, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that gyms can reopen on Monday.  Gym goers are to maintain a safe distance from one another as...

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