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Live tweets from Black Friday: in case you missed it

Johnakeshia Thompson November 26, 2018

Rain, sleet or snow, the biggest shopping holiday of the year still went on. Over the weekend, I went into the trenches to live-tweet about Black Friday at the St. Johns Town Center. This is usually the...

Black Friday. Photo courtesy Stan Honda/AFP Photo

Making the day after Thanksgiving about family again… one store at a time

Johnakeshia Thompson November 22, 2018

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, retailers open their doors early so that consumers can purchase items at a discounted price. However, over 100 retail stores will not be participating in the national...

The struggle: What am I going to wear to Thanksgiving?

The struggle: What am I going to wear to Thanksgiving?

Johnakeshia Thompson November 21, 2018

The holidays are usually a time that friends and family come together to celebrate. Some traditions begin with dinner at a family member’s house and then decorating the Christmas tree or going to...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Shopping tips for people who dread the mall

Johnakeshia Thompson November 14, 2018

You may dread shopping, but if you apply a few quick tips to the way you approach retail, you may realize that you can turn the painstaking process into an enjoyable one. The key to shopping is having...

Monochromatic look in black, created by Johnakeshia Thompson

How to effectively create a monochromatic outfit

Johnakeshia Thompson November 7, 2018

Monochromatic looks can be challenging to style if the wardrobe selections aren’t the same tone. Adding accessories can be fun and add an extra flair of chic to an outfit.  The benefits of adding...

90s outfit pieces created by Johnakeshia Thompson

Fall accessories that we’ve seen before

Johnakeshia Thompson November 6, 2018

Fashion is constantly repeating itself, and the accessories for this season are proof of this cycle. The accessory trend for fall is paying homage to popular styles from trends in the 90s, an era when...

UNF student shines by singing the national anthem at the White House

UNF student shines by singing the national anthem at the White House

Johnakeshia Thompson October 31, 2018

Janrei Villavicencio is a communications major with a focus in advertising at UNF. He is also the former president of the UNF Filipino Student Association. According to him, his involvement with the FSA...

Last-minute Halloween costumes

Last-minute Halloween costumes

Johnakeshia Thompson October 30, 2018

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Budget-friendly Halloween costumes for broke college students

Johnakeshia Thompson October 18, 2018

Balancing classes throughout the week and still managing to have a social life might be an issue this holiday, but overthinking a costume is a thing of the past. Here are some easy and budget-friendly...

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Fashion ideas: From the classroom to a night out on the town

Johnakeshia Thompson October 11, 2018

Going out for a weekday meet-up after class is no longer a question of what to bring with you, as the thought of dragging bags around campus with clothing is dreadful. However, adding a different shoe...

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A voice for the voiceless: Student government holds a town hall meeting on alcohol

Johnakeshia Thompson September 28, 2018

On Sept. 27, the UNF Student Government held a town hall meeting about the school’s new alcohol policy on the Green from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. SG collected surveys and informed students about...

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Stylish fall clothes for Floridians

Johnakeshia Thompson September 28, 2018

A new season usually means a change in weather for most states, but Florida typically experiences two seasons year-round which causes many fashionistas to miss out on some of the fall trends. Here are...

Graphic by Sam Chaney.

Studying and dating: The perfect study date

Johnakeshia Thompson September 26, 2018

Get the grade you desire and score your crush—all in one term. A study date is a date that you’ve set aside to study with your friends or crush. Let’s say you and your crush have a mutual class....

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Shopping perks of a college student

Johnakeshia Thompson September 24, 2018

Being a college student can have its retail perks. Retail stores are aware that some of their biggest spenders are college students and offer some great discounts for these students to keep them coming...

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UNF Women’s Center holds a panel discussing women in leadership positions

Johnakeshia Thompson September 19, 2018

Three women from three different backgrounds addressed issues that women face in the workplace at the Women’s Center panel Tuesday, Sept. 18. This event was organized by Joanna Young. The panelists...

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Depression affects 1 in 5 college students worldwide

Johnakeshia Thompson September 16, 2018

Mental health concerns are common amongst college students because of stress and other factors. Anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts are some mental health issues that many college students overlook,...

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College of Education and Human Services earns AmeriCorps Grant

Johnakeshia Thompson September 13, 2018

AmeriCorps is preparing students who are studying to become a teacher for urban classroom settings. The College of Education and Human Services at UNF has been awarded $283,708 for their Jacksonville Teacher...

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College fashion on a budget

Johnakeshia Thompson September 12, 2018

Having an expensive taste in fashion while only having a college budget to work with is every fashion lover's nightmare. Staying ahead of trends without breaking the bank as a college student can sometimes...

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UNF named a ‘Best Regional’ university by U.S. News & World Report

Johnakeshia Thompson September 11, 2018

Osprey students, if you have never been proud to be an Osprey, then the time is now. UNF is has been named a “Best Regional” university in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Colleges”...

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UNF Student Nurses’ Association hosts a shoe drive fundraiser

Johnakeshia Thompson September 7, 2018

  The UNF Student Nurses' Association is hosting a shoe drive to raise funding for the Nursing Association as well as create economic growth in developing countries. They’re asking that...

The Academic Bicycle Challenge is available in the Naviki app.

Academic Bicycle Challenge

Johnakeshia Thompson September 5, 2018

Osprey Students, you have been challenged. All around the globe, students from different universities are partaking in the Academic Bicycle Challenge. Some of the different universities that are participating...

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Fall fashion trends to look out for

Johnakeshia Thompson September 5, 2018

Warm clothes, hot cocoa and pumpkin spices are some of fall’s must-haves. Now that the seasons have changed, it’s time to put up your summer clothing and pull out your fall pieces. After all, fall...

Panda Express is open at the Student Union.

Panda Express opens for business

Johnakeshia Thompson August 28, 2018

The smell of sweet and tangy spices lingers on campus as an invitation to come and indulge in Chinese food. This soft launch can speak for itself; as soon as you enter the food court, you’re greeted...

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The Extendo Pants: Extending the reach of questionable fashion trends

Johnakeshia Thompson August 22, 2018

Fashion is a constantly evolving industry. While designers always seek to move forward, it's inevitable that some trends from past decades will eventually find their way back into the limelight, like the...

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