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UNF alumni creates PC game

UNF alumni creates PC game

December 11, 2020

Like many other people, the pandemic hit UNF alum Brian Durham hard. What started as a lost job, however, ended up being one of the best things that could have happened to him, as it opened up the opportunity...

The origins of Christmas traditions

The origins of Christmas traditions

December 9, 2020

Christmas is a time that is filled with many traditions. From hanging wreaths to decorating a Christmas tree, there are many things that we all do during the holiday season that we may not even know the...

Review of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Review of ‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’

December 8, 2020

The latest addition to the Zelda franchise has fans excited to return to the land of Hyrule, but can it hold a candle to the critically acclaimed “Breath of the Wild”? “Hyrule Warriors: Age of...

Comedian Brian Regan talks college days and favorite venues

Comedian Brian Regan talks college days and favorite venues

December 1, 2020

Comedian Brian Regan may be coming up on 30 years in the business, but these days, it feels more like 140 years. Regan’s love of comedy came about in his college years. However, like many of us Ospreys,...

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‘Cursed Films’ reviews ‘The Craft: Legacy’

November 26, 2020

Join Katie, Ella, and special guest Carly as they review the sequel to the hit 90’s film “The Craft.” The full episode can be viewed below. https://youtu.be/raSq6uVYp-g __ For more information...

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Guide to a vegan Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving can be a tough time for vegetarians and vegans alike. With the holiday meal traditionally being centered around a roasted bird, it may take a little outside-of-the-box thinking to transform...

Review of Dash and Lily

Review of ‘Dash and Lily’

November 18, 2020

Nick Jonas has dipped his toes in executive producing with the production of Netflix’s latest Christmas-themed love story.  “Dash and Lily” takes place in the magical city of New York, where...

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2020 Election update: Biden becomes president-elect

November 7, 2020

Democrat Joseph Biden has been elected as the president of the United States, narrowly beating out President Trump after several days of ballot counting. According to the Associated Press, Biden secured...

M.O.S.: Osprey thoughts on the election

M.O.S.: Osprey thoughts on the election

November 6, 2020

Spinnaker safely ventured on-campus to ask our fellow Ospreys about their thoughts on the presidential election. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiqBaAQCfmc&ab_channel=UNFSpinnaker Featured image...

Florida votes to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

Florida votes to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

November 4, 2020

Florida voters have voted yes to gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the first state in the South to have done so.  Florida Amendment 2, also known as the $15 minimum wage...

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2020 US Election update: Trump ‘very likely’ to win Florida

November 3, 2020

As the ballots for the 2020 Presidential Election continue to be counted, it seems that President Trump is closing in on a win in Florida.  According to the Associated Press, as of 10:10 p.m., Trump...

Spoilercast reviews Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

‘Spoilercast’ reviews ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’

October 28, 2020

Join the cast of "Spoilercast" as they discuss Sacha Baron Cohen's latest addition to the Borat series. The full episode can be viewed below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7JV-A5jVsw&feature=youtu.be ___ For...

UNF School of Music showcases first annual Opera Gala

UNF School of Music showcases first annual Opera Gala

October 28, 2020

The School of Music is putting on an event like never before with their first annual Opera Gala.  The virtual gala, which will premiere at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30, can be viewed here.  Watch the...

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‘Cursed Films’ reviews ‘The Bye Bye Man’

October 26, 2020

Join the cast of "Cursed Films," Spinnaker's bad movie review show, as they review the 2017 film, "The Bye Bye Man." The full episode can be viewed below. https://youtu.be/H9CPyDKraLM ___ For...

How isolation can affect mental health

How isolation can affect mental health

October 23, 2020

It’s been 8 months of quarantine, and UNF student Julianne Brugger has had enough.  Once the pandemic hit, Brugger, a senior majoring in Multimedia Production, moved back home to Ocala, Florida in...

The Spinn discusses town halls and Amy Coney Barrett

‘The Spinn’ discusses town halls and Amy Coney Barrett

October 22, 2020

Join the cast of "The Spinn" as they discuss both President Trump and former Vice President Biden's town halls and Amy Coney Barrett's hearing. The full episode can be viewed below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Mfp7J9iPM ___ For...

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BREAKING: UNF COVID-19 cases almost doubled in one week

October 19, 2020

UNF has seen yet another drastic increase in COVID-19 cases, which comes just a week after a 100% increase in cases was reported.  According to the university’s website, the number of reported...

M.O.S.: Osprey opinions on Spring Breaks cancellation

M.O.S.: Osprey opinions on Spring Break’s cancellation

October 17, 2020

Spinnaker safely ventured on-campus to ask students their opinion on the cancellation of Spring Break. Ospreys had mixed feelings about the cancellation. https://youtu.be/291W3RbFKxc Featured image...

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‘Cursed Films’ reviews ‘Remember Me’

October 15, 2020

Join Spinnaker's bad movie review show "Cursed Films" as they discuss the film "Remember Me." The full episode can be viewed below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-qoW5LqcoI ___ For more information...

Review of Hulus Monsterland

Review of Hulu’s ‘Monsterland’

October 13, 2020

Hulu’s latest horror series brings the thrills and chills with its terrifying creatures—but not without a dose of real life horror to go with it.  “Monsterland” is an anthology series released...

President Trump proposes changes to international student visas

President Trump proposes changes to international student visas

October 9, 2020

International student Mami Okada began fearing the possibility of her student visa being taken away, when the pandemic first hit and classes went mostly remote. Now, President Trump’s recent proposal...

The Spinn discusses the vice presidential debate

The Spinn discusses the vice presidential debate

October 9, 2020

Join the cast of "The Spinn" as they discuss the vice presidential debate. The full episode can be viewed below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri9fN9Dv8_M&feature=youtu.be ___ For more...

Take Back the Night candle vigil. Photo by Jesse Martinez

Are you ready to ‘Take Back the Night’?

October 6, 2020

UNF’s Women’s Center and Alpha Chi Omega sorority are working together to “Take Back the Night” in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  This annual event will be held virtually this...

Faculty and students host drive-in art exhibit

Faculty and students host drive-in art exhibit

October 1, 2020

Do you like digital art, drive-ins and social distancing? If so, UNF’s art faculty and students are putting on the event for you.  “Artwork(ers) United” is an “all-digital film projection”...

Man on the street: Student opinions on Netflixs Cuties

Man on the street: Student opinions on Netflix’s “Cuties”

September 26, 2020

Spinnaker went around campus to ask fellow students their opinions on Netflix’s French movie Cuties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSUo_sUP7Mc&ab_channel=UNFSpinnaker Granted all interviewees...

Review of Netflixs Ratched

Review of Netflix’s “Ratched”

September 24, 2020

Netflix’s latest original expands on the story of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” but does it do the classic any justice? Most critics would say no—and this critic would have to agree as well.  “Ratched,”...

(Clock-wise) Jess (Ilanah Cami-Goursolas,) Coumba (Esther Gohourou,) Angelica (Médina El Aidi-Azouni,) and Amy (Fathia Youssouf)

Review of Netflix’s “Cuties”

September 22, 2020

“Cuties.” This seemingly innocuous term has taken on a new meaning with the latest release of the Netflix movie of the same name. The backlash this film received was monumental. But does it truly deserve...

The Spinn discusses COVID

The Spinn discusses COVID

September 21, 2020

In this episode, the cast discusses discrepancies in COVID information, plus the University's latest call to action for students to report COVID violations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TaOYtWK9_s&feature=youtu.be __ For...

Spoiler-free review of The Devil All the Time

Spoiler-free review of “The Devil All the Time”

September 18, 2020

Netflix’s newest original film has a star-studded cast, but does the storyline have the power to back it up? Based on a novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock, “The Devil All the Time” is...

Cursed Films reviews Twilight

“Cursed Films” reviews “Twilight”

September 18, 2020

In this episode of "Cursed Films," the cast discusses the infamous 2008 film "Twilight." The full episode can be viewed below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJZZ2dW-isQ&feature=youtu.be

The Spinn discusses Kenosha

The Spinn discusses Kenosha

September 14, 2020

The cast of The Spinn discusses the protests in Kenosha and the effects it could have on the election in the latest episode of SpinnakerTV's political talk show. The full episode can be viewed below: https://youtu.be/inTiSHXzGUQ __ For...

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Woman on the Street: Students react to burglaries at the Flats

September 10, 2020

UNF students living at The Flats reacted to the two burglaries that occurred on the week of Sep.4. Many said they still felt safe despite the alert but have started to double check their doors to make...

Spoilercast reviews “Da 5 Bloods”

Spoilercast reviews “Da 5 Bloods”

September 9, 2020

In this special episode of Spoilercast, the cast reviews Chadwick Boseman’s latest film, “Da 5 Bloods.” The full episode can be viewed below. https://youtu.be/cCWHnDNm5Fw

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Two burglaries reported at The Flats

September 5, 2020

Police are currently investigating not one, but two burglaries that have been reported at The Flats residence hall.  University police responded to a call from the first victim of the burglary at 8:40...

New details surrounding Kappa Sigma expulsion emerge

New details surrounding Kappa Sigma expulsion emerge

September 4, 2020

New details have emerged surrounding the case that led to the expulsion of the Kappa Sigma fraternity that shed light on when the assault occurred and what happened following that assault.  The Spinnaker...

‘Cursed Films’ reviews Cats (2019)

‘Cursed Films’ reviews Cats (2019)

September 3, 2020

In the first episode of SpinnakerTV’s new bad movie review show, “Cursed Films”, the cast reviews the infamous 2019 film Cats. The episode can be viewed below. https://youtu.be/2pMxyjxmY2I __ For...

Fine Arts Center to light up red tonight in support of proposed act

Fine Arts Center to light up red tonight in support of proposed act

September 1, 2020

Prepare to see red tonight if you plan on walking around campus after dark. The Fine Arts Center will be lit up red tonight in support of a proposed act that will offer economic relief to those in the...

The Spinn discusses the RNC

The Spinn discusses the RNC

August 31, 2020

In this week’s episode, the Spinn discusses the Republican National Convention. The episode can be viewed below. https://youtu.be/wtrVRk-5gjI

The Spinn discusses the DNC

The Spinn discusses the DNC

August 24, 2020

In Spinnaker TV’s newest talk show, The Spinn, Sheifalika Bhatnagar and Jonathan Melancon discuss the DNC and the upcoming election. Join them next week for a similar discussion on the RNC. Check...

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“The Umbrella Academy” season 2 review

August 20, 2020

The world can’t seem to catch a break in the action-packed Netflix original, The Umbrella Academy.  Season two picks up right where the last season left off - although with the way time works...

Family of Ryan See sets up scholarship fund in his honor

Family of Ryan See sets up scholarship fund in his honor

August 18, 2020

The family of Ryan See is choosing to honor his memory in a way that not only commemorates him, but also strives to help others with the same aspirations. The Ryan Patrick See Memorial Fund has been...

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Is the clock ticking for Tik Tok?

August 17, 2020

We’ve all heard it by now—Tik Tok may be coming to an end for those of us living in the United States. But does the government really have the power to ban TikTok?  According to associate professor...

Week of Welcome, one of OLPs biggest events

Osprey Life and Productions kicks off the fall semester

August 13, 2020

Osprey Life and Productions is kicking the fall semester off right with a week of fun and free activities.  The Week of Welcome is an annual series of events that the Osprey Life and Productions puts...

HBO Maxs Love Life review

HBO Max’s Love Life review

August 12, 2020

Featured image courtesy of IMDb. HBOMax’s original series Love Life is fun, heartwarming and hilarious—but still leaves a lot to be desired. Starring Anna Kendrick, the series follows character...

Remembering Ryan See

Remembering Ryan See

August 5, 2020

  A member of the Osprey Community and UNF’s Student Government has passed away. Ryan See was a senior majoring in political science and minoring in public administration and policy, and...

Netflixs Immigration Nation review

Netflix’s “Immigration Nation” review

August 5, 2020

Netflix’s new limited series Immigration Nation tells the harrowing stories of US immigrants and their experiences with ICE. The six-part series follows a documentary crew as they immerse themselves...

Hurricane Isaias slows down as it moves closer to Florida’s coast

Hurricane Isaias slows down as it moves closer to Florida’s coast

August 1, 2020

Hurricane Isaias is slowing down while continuing to move in Florida’s direction according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m.  The hurricane is continuing to move in the northwestern direction...

Mayor Curry urges Jacksonville residents to prepare for storm

Mayor Curry urges Jacksonville residents to prepare for storm

July 30, 2020

Mayor Lenny Curry is urging residents of Jacksonville to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, which could potentially hit Florida this weekend.  “Even though we have uncertainty regarding the cone...

Florida remains in path of tropical storm as track shifts

Florida remains in path of tropical storm as track shifts

July 30, 2020

Florida remains in the projected path of Tropical Storm Isaias, the ninth named storm of 2020, after an overnight shift sends the path in the East direction. Currently, the tropical storm is bringing...

Movie review: Hulus Palm Springs

Movie review: Hulu’s Palm Springs

July 22, 2020

Featured image courtesy of IMDb. Since the beginning of film itself, humans have used movies to explore fears that seem irrational. Palm Springs is a new Hulu original film starring Andy Samberg...

UNF Career services comments on scams targeting college students

UNF Career services comments on scams targeting college students

July 10, 2020

We’ve all seen them: those little signs on the side of the road starting you can make thousands of dollars a week from working from home if you just call the number. For the most part, it’s easy to...

COVID-19s effects on disabled care

COVID-19’s effects on disabled care

July 9, 2020

It’s no exaggeration to say that COVID-19 has affected us all. However, the pandemic has brought some unique problems to the disabled community in particular.  In the US, roughly 19% of people fall...

Review of Da 5 Bloods

Review of ‘Da 5 Bloods’

July 2, 2020

Spike Lee has never been afraid to tackle taboo topics in the African American community, and his latest film "Da 5 Bloods" is no different, showcasing the effects of the Vietnam War on the black members...

President Trump will accept his nomination in Jacksonville in August. (Graphic courtesy of WOKV)

Jacksonville residents conflicted about hosting RNC, poll shows

June 25, 2020

A recent poll shows that Jacksonville residents are conflicted about the Republican National Convention being held in the city.  The poll, conducted by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University...

A rainbow flag waves at the starting line of a Pride Observance Month 5K run at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 21, 2019. The rainbow flag is displayed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning events worldwide as a symbol for diversity in the LGBTQ community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

LGBT Resource Center celebrates Pride Month amid COVID

June 5, 2020

June is known around the US for two things: the beginning of summer and Pride Month. Usually, this combination leads to large gatherings to honor the Stonewall riots of 1969 and celebrate what it means...

Student government president elected to Florida Board of Governors

Student government president elected to Florida Board of Governors

May 29, 2020

The University of North Florida’s student government president has been voted into the Florida Board of Governors, the governing body for the entire public university system of Florida. Ally Schneider,...

UNF SDS urges students to email financial aid

UNF SDS urges students to email financial aid

May 19, 2020

The University’s chapter of Students for a Democratic Society are urging students to contact financial aid in regards to students receiving refunds for additional fees due to COVID-19. On May 18, the...

Review of Workin Moms season 4

Review of Workin’ Moms season 4

May 19, 2020

Workin’ Moms is a Netflix original show that has never been afraid to push boundaries and discuss taboo topics. But did its latest season hold up compared to the previous ones? The short answer would...

Meet the pets of Spinnaker

April 27, 2020

Pets can be a wonderful source of comfort, and no one needs comfort more than now during this quarantine.  Luckily, many of us at the Spinnaker have furry friends to help us through these difficult times,...

Graduate admission tests begin to move online

Graduate admission tests begin to move online

April 22, 2020

Getting into graduate school can be stressful. It’s even more stressful, however, when a pandemic has cast uncertainty on whether you’ll even have the chance to take the admission test to get in. Fortunately,...

Tips for cutting your hair at home

Tips for cutting your hair at home

April 20, 2020

The idea of cutting your own hair can be a daunting. Many of us have tried it, with varying degrees of success, but in light of the quarantine, more people might need to take the scissors into their own...

Why you should order take-out, and how to do it safely

April 13, 2020

Restaurants have taken a huge hit in the past few months due to COVID-19. While it might be easy for large corporations to bounce back from this, the same cannot be said for local restaurants. Luckily,...

How to make a mask at home

How to make a mask at home

April 9, 2020

  Masks have become an essential part of everyone's wardrobe ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended mask use when individuals go out in public. While there...

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UNF extends remote learning through Summer B

April 1, 2020

Remote learning has been extended through Summer B, in compliance with the State University System of Florida and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing protocols.  This...

TikTok rises in popularity amidst quarantine

TikTok rises in popularity amidst quarantine

March 31, 2020

Let’s face it: it can get pretty boring sitting at home by yourself, and people all over the world are getting to understand that more in light of the COVID-19 situation. However, there is an app that...

Theyre just like us: Celebs with COVID-19

They’re just like us: Celebs with COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The recent spread of COVID-19 has proven that maybe celebrities are just like us, as several of them have also been diagnosed with the virus. In the past few weeks, several celebrities have announced...

UNF Osprey Sculpture. Photo credit Jonathan Merin.

UNF offers students a new grading policy

March 26, 2020

The question on every Ospreys’ mind has finally been answered: what is going to happen to our grades? Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, Simon Rhodes sent out an alert to Ospreys regarding this semester's...

Black Student Union puts on Jazz in the Plaza

February 29, 2020

The sound of jazz filled the Student Union as the Black Student Union put on the Black Excellence Expo: Jazz in the Plaza to honor the end of this year's Black History Month. Light refreshments were served...

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Top 5 TV shows from our childhood

February 26, 2020

“Rugrats”:The characters in this show were just so great, from lovable Chucky to the mean-spirited Angelica. Angelica was so aggravating when she would terrorize the kids, but karma would always...

UNF professor creates books about children with superpowers

February 4, 2020

A psychology professor at UNF is using books to help show children with disabilities that they can be superheroes, too.  Dr. Tracy Alloway, an upper level course professor, has a series titled SEN...

Entry to the LGBT Resource Center. Photo by Tiffany Butler.

LGBT Resource Center welcomes new director

January 30, 2020

The LGBT Resource Center has gained a new director, and he has traveled far to be here.  Manny Velasquez-Paredes and his family traveled all the way from New York to sunny Jacksonville, Florida in...

Swoop Troupe puts on a classic play

January 25, 2020

The Andrew A. Robinson Theater is alive with the Sound of Music as UNF’s Swoop Troupe put on a classic performance this Friday. The production crew for the show have been working on this for over a...

Herbal Tea at 3

January 18, 2020

It’s tea time at the Ogier Gardens, and they are brewing up all kinds of tea. Madison O’Toole, a staff member at the gardens, conducts the Herbal Tea at 3, which is a free monthly workshop that helps...

Chick-fil-a gives out free chicken nuggets

Chick-fil-a gives out free chicken nuggets

January 15, 2020

It will be your pleasure to hear that Chick-fil-A is giving away free nuggets until the end of January. To participate, you must download the Chick-fil-A app and create an account. Once completed, you...

[Video] Late surge not enough for Ospreys to overcome large deficit

January 11, 2020

Featured image by: Darvin Nelson “Live by the three, die by the three.” This adage rang true for North Florida’s men’s basketball team as the Birds of Trey lost to NJIT at home, 78-66. UNF...

[Video] Green’s historic double-double lifts Ospreys past Highlanders

January 11, 2020

Featured Image by: Darvin Nelson Video by: Kaitlyn Bowers The Ospreys’ women’s basketball team ran away with a 71-48 home win against the NJIT Highlanders on Saturday. Four players scored...

[Video] Future service dog trains at UNF

January 11, 2020

Dogs have always been seen as man’s best friend, as they are lovable, loyal and goofy. However, some dogs are meant to serve a higher purpose. Zina is one of these dogs. At just 6 months old, Zina...

Should you avoid writing the year as 20 on checks?

Should you avoid writing the year as ’20’ on checks?

January 7, 2020

It is common practice for most people to date a check or legal document in the MM/DD/YY format, omitting the first two digits of the year, but with the arrival of the new year, is it actually better to...

Whats going on with net neutrality?

What’s going on with net neutrality?

December 13, 2019

Net neutrality was repealed over two years ago, and it is still a topic of contention in the US, especially following the October Court of Appeals decision regarding the issue. What is the history of net...

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UNF Brooks College of Health’s Master of Health Administration inducted into elite Mentorship Circle

December 11, 2019

The Brooks College of Health’s Master of Health Administration has been making big waves nationally. The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, or CAHME, has inducted UNF’s...

[Video] PAWS Your Stress at the Library

December 10, 2019

Finals week is here, and the Thomas. G. Carpenter library started it off right by giving students a chance to play with puppies between exams. The library held a PAWS Your Stress day, where students...

[Video] “No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!”: Students for a Democratic Society hold anti-neo-Nazi speakout

November 21, 2019

“No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!”  The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a speakout protesting the presence of neo-Nazis on UNF campus. At the speakout, there were poetry readings,...

[Video] Two factors, more opinions

November 21, 2019

Love it or hate it, we all have to use it. UNF’s new two factor authentication has been the talk of the campus ever since it was brought about one month ago. We hit the campus to see what people really...

Its Transgender Day of Remembrance

It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2019

22 instances of fatal violent crimes against transgender or gender non-conforming individuals have been reported this year in the US alone. Today, the world remembers those victims, and all others who...

[Video] Mechanics? Who needs ’em!: UPD offers basic vehicle maintenance class

November 12, 2019

Karen Livingston, an officer with the University Police Department at UNF, is very passionate about helping students learn how to fix and maintain their cars.  "I want to make sure that kids here on...

Production students tell Jacksonvilles history

Production students tell Jacksonville’s history

October 24, 2019

Jacksonville has a deep, rich history, but how much of it do you really know?  Uncovering Jax, a documentary project created in partnership with the University of North Florida and the Florida Times-Union,...

UNF ospreys and Jax community Take Back the Night

UNF ospreys and Jax community Take Back the Night

October 18, 2019

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HIiZeb3CjI[/embedyt]   Purple lights illuminated the trees in the Student Union Plaza as people waited for the arrival of the Ed Waters marching band....

Netflixs Unbelieveable tells a story that hits home for many victims

Netflix’s ‘Unbelieveable’ tells a story that hits home for many victims

October 14, 2019

Content Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault.  The March night in Lynnwood, Washington felt like any other. A young woman, new to living on her own, falls asleep while talking...

*Halloween special* Top three TV conspiracy theories

*Halloween special* Top three TV conspiracy theories

September 26, 2019

We all have our favorite childhood TV shows -- the ones that made us feel all warm and fuzzy in our pajamas on Saturday mornings, the ones that made us laugh out loud. Maybe thinking back on them elicits...

[Video] Meet MOCA’s artist-in-residence, Jenn Peek

September 25, 2019

One of UNF’s very own sculpture students has been given the opportunity to become this semester’s artist-in-residence at Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum of Contemporary Art,...

[Video] Starting Off Fall with the Mind, Body, and Spirit Fair

September 24, 2019

Fall has officially begun, and UNF is starting it off with a fair that is dedicated to students getting fit, having fun, and finding themselves spiritually. The Mind, Body, and Spirit fair was sponsored...

Remembering the life of a murdered UNF employee as case remains unresolved

September 21, 2019

Three years ago, a UNF IT engineer, father, and husband lost his life to an unnecessary and violent crime. Today, we remember the victim and see where the case stands now. Joe Brenton was 48 years old...

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Tracking Dorian: Dorian moves north

August 31, 2019

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. forecast track update, Dorian has moved slightly north and will likely move east in the coming days. This has caused the Florida Keys and central Miami...

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Tracking Dorian: Dorian gains intensity

August 29, 2019

While the worst may have passed for Puerto Rico, Florida is still gearing up for what could be the worst storm to hit Central Florida in three decades. Currently, the hurricane is still projected to...

Hurricane Isaias projected path, per National Hurricane Center

Do you know your evacuation zone?

August 28, 2019

Hurricanes are extremely unpredictable and while there isn’t an evacuation order currently in effect, it is important to know where you need to go if things take a turn for the worse. Luckily, there...

[Video] Profile of Emily Michael: Writing instructor and poet

August 26, 2019

To some people, lacking the ability to see seems like the end of the world, but for this UNF writing instructor, being blind is just a part of everyday life.  Emily Michael has spent her entire life...

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UNF nutritionist comments on the rising mercury levels in fish

August 21, 2019

A new study shows that mercury levels in fish have increased due to climate change, but a UNF nutritionist offers some advice on how to avoid this neurotoxic substance.  While mercury isn’t harmful...

[Video] UNF Women’s Soccer Season Preview

August 10, 2019

With the season opener weeks away, UNF Women’s Soccer is gearing up for the season with a new sense of culture. “I think our team culture is a lot different than it has been in previous years. The...

The Atlantic Ocean

Are shark attacks on the rise?

August 8, 2019

The word ‘relaxing’ may be the first thing you think of when talking about the beach, but with all the recent shark attacks on Florida’s east coast, is the word ‘dangerous’ becoming more accurate?  In...

Recent tweet by UNF student goes viral

Recent tweet by UNF student goes viral

August 7, 2019

A recent tweet by a UNF student demonstrating the kindness of humanity went viral over the past week. The student, Andrea Rojas, posted her tweet on July 28. The tweet told the story of Rojas and her...

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