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WeChat on a phone with other messaging apps

BOG WeChat ban builds barrier for international students

Judd Barczak and Carter Mudgett May 2, 2023

The Florida Board of Governor’s recent decision to ban TikTok, a popular social media app, at public universities — including the University of North Florida — created controversy among students,...

The University of North Florida cybersecurity team. (Courtesy of Scott Jeffrey).

Osprey Security bound for nationals

Judd Barczak, Reporter April 17, 2023

The University of North Florida student cybersecurity team, Osprey Security, recently took first place at the Southeast Regional Cyber Defence Competition, beating out several other teams including the...

Self-service kiosks have been added to the UNF Student Union food court.

Checking in on self-checkout

Judd Barczak, Reporter April 10, 2023

It’s been three months since the University of North Florida introduced its new self-service kiosks to the on-campus dining experience, done in an effort to minimize wait times and stress on employees....

Netflix logo.

Netflix “cracking down” on password sharing

Judd Barczak, Reporter March 3, 2023

The pioneer of modern-day streaming, Netflix recently announced that they are reworking how the company will manage shared account passwords. Netflix has said that monthly fees will not increase from the...

The University of North Floridas National Association of Homebuilders after their victory in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy of Max Andrews).

The cold, harsh road to victory

Judd Barczak, Reporter February 23, 2023

After months of hard work, the University of North Florida chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) was finally making its way to Las Vegas to compete against 40 other school NAHB branches...

Student Health Services and the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida as seen from above.

The future of the world’s new normal after COVID-19

Judd Barczak, Reporter February 10, 2023

It’s been nearly a year since the University of North Florida stopped mandatory self-reporting of COVID-19 cases. The campus community is on its way to recovering some sense of “normalcy,” but even...

The offensive line struggled to protect quarterback Trevor Lawrence, as he was sacked five times in Sundays game

Will recent Jags’ success affect UNF student ticket deals?

Judd Barczak, Reporter January 27, 2023

Embracing the underdog title, the Jacksonville Jaguars seem to have made it their brand to come back at the last minute this year, even when the odds appear stacked against them.  Though unable to...

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