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Cost-effective tips and tricks for traveling 

December 5, 2019

Students or not, at some point the need to travel will present itself. If you choose to go, here are some ways to cut costs.  Before booking a ticket, renting transportation or reserving any lodging,...

Cool things to do in Jax this winter

Cool things to do in Jax this winter

December 4, 2019

Here’s a handful of activities to check out around town now that those high-temperature beach days are in hibernation. The whimsical and holiday-themed months of entertainment and festivities are happening...

You are what you eat: five Town Center restaurants hit with health inspection violations

You are what you eat: five Town Center restaurants hit with health inspection violations

November 15, 2019

The Florida Department of Health issued five restaurants at the St. Johns Town Center high priority violations during health inspections. The elaborate shopping center provides a selection of over a dozen...

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UNF study finds having indoor plants can decrease stress levels in women

November 6, 2019

If you're thinking about getting an indoor plant but don't know if the hassle is worth it then you may want to consider it more beneficial for your mental health. Especially, after hearing about a new study...

Teal Pumpkin Project® raises awareness for food allergies this Halloween

Teal Pumpkin Project® raises awareness for food allergies this Halloween

October 31, 2019

The Teal Pumpkin Project® strives to create food allergy awareness and aims to make Halloween safer for everyone. If you didn’t have the opportunity to get crafty with teal paint during Market Day,...

Recipes to make your Halloween tasty and spooky

October 30, 2019

 Bloody Shirley Temples  When the sun sets on Oct. 31 and people begin to gather from the unknown, are you ready to host? Here's an assortment of recipes that help tame the crowds from the kitchen.  If...

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Say good-bye to your free plastic surgery…Instagram is banning some filters

October 24, 2019

Instagram is banning filters associated with body modifications that implement plastic surgery after concerns of mental health are at risk.  The face changing filters found in Instagram’s effects...

Are you ready to kick-start your weekend alcohol-free?

Are you ready to kick-start your weekend alcohol-free?

October 22, 2019

Are you ready to kick-start your weekend? Why not jump-start it with a kickback. The National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week kickback is aiming to set the mood without alcoholic beverages. The featured...

T.I. awards a college student with a $25,000 scholarship

T.I. awards a college student with a $25,000 scholarship

October 21, 2019

Rapper and TV personality, T.I. Harris,  honored the life of his late sister by awarding a college student a 25-thousand dollar scholarship.  The recipient, Tierany Scott, was distinguished for being...

Meghan Markle and her International Day of the Girl speech

Meghan Markle and her International Day of the Girl speech

October 17, 2019

Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, shared a speech in honor of International Day of the Girl.  She used social media to encourage movement, reflected on her successes and recognized that women's equality...

Halloween costume safety: Tips and tricks

Halloween costume safety: Tips and tricks

October 14, 2019

Maybe you've already purchased your costume for Halloween, or perhaps you're still undecided on the whole getup. Nevertheless, costume safety tips can help ward off unforeseen dangers. The National Safety...

Is earning a 4-year college degree considered ‘celebrity status?

Is earning a 4-year college degree considered ‘celebrity status’?

October 9, 2019

Is having a college degree the equivalent of having a VIP pass? For these three students-turned-celebrities, achieving their 4 year degree was only the beginning. MUSICIAN Cole, five-time platinum...

DIY halloween decor

D.I.Y. Halloween decorations to spook up your holiday

October 7, 2019

Let the Halloween decorations be the scariest part of the year, not what’s left in the bank. Learn 3 D.I.Y. (do it yourself) decorations that will add some spook wherever it’s needed and take a peek...

Lady Gaga launches Haus cosmetics

Lady Gaga launches Haus cosmetics

October 1, 2019

Lady Gaga witnessed the power that makeup holds and aims to break boundaries in the cosmetic industry by launching Haus Laboratories.  As a visionary and an advocate with a celebrity platform, Gaga...

Attention coffee lovers: National Coffee Day deals fast approaching

Attention coffee lovers: National Coffee Day deals fast approaching

September 26, 2019

What’s your cup of Joe? Don’t know? See what promos are brewing in Jacksonville for National Coffee Day, which is Sept. 29. Wawa Start your day fueled up! Fill up your tank and your cup this...

Free (or discounted) services for students

Free (or discounted) services for students

September 25, 2019

Being a college student has its perks. Check out these free -- or discounted -- services for uni students. Microsoft Office 360 Oh, the dread -- a professor has requested that you submit an assignment...

E.l.f cosmetics display in the UNF Bookstore. Photo by Jessica Volz.

College challenge: full face from the Bookstore

September 24, 2019

Yes, it’s possible! Students can build a complete beauty arsenal at the UNF Bookstore without breaking the bank. The e.l.f. cosmetic kiosk located near the registers cater to more than just the eyes,...

Fall Fashion Week 2019.

Fall fashion on a budget

September 19, 2019

Fashion month is halfway down the runway and the first day of fall is four days away, so let’s talk fall fashion on a budget.  The 2019 Fall/Winter trends graced the runway with oversized angelic...

Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 days

Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 days

September 18, 2019

Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty to the largest conspiracy college scandal. According to the Department of Justice, Huffman was sentenced on Sept. 13 at 2:30...

Convoy of Care: Bahamas Hurricane donations at St. Johns Town Center

Action News Jax joins forces in aide for storm-ravaged Bahamas

September 10, 2019

Action News Jax partnered with other local businesses to bring hurricane relief to the Bahamas. Brittany Austin, the community relations manager at WJAX, said donations will be driven to Melbourne and...

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