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All content by Katie Gile

Tips for a fun last-minute Halloween

October 31, 2012

It's All Hallows Eve and your plan to give candy to the neighborhood kids – or hog it all and pretend nobody's home -- fell through courtesy of a socialite friend or two. They have a Halloween party...

Movie Review: ‘Pitch Perfect’ hits all the right notes

October 16, 2012

Welcoming the fall season with open arms is the auto-tuned, hilarious love letter to collegiate a capella, Pitch Perfect. In essence, imagine Glee without the hallway drama, with an added a...

Movie Review: ‘Lawless’ triumphs with moonshine to spare

October 2, 2012

With an issue that's recently come back into fame courtesy of the Emmy Award-winning series Boardwalk Empire, Lawless brings bootlegging to the big screen. Director John Hillcoat's Lawless, is the...

Movie Review: ‘The Possession’ wins with screams, subtlety

September 18, 2012

Horror fans, your time is here! As the summer of superhero blockbusters, stoner comedies and requisite "rom-coms" comes to an end, the spookiest season is upon us. Kick-starting it with one of the scariest...

Movie Review: Premium Rush pedals a “greener” kind of action flick

September 4, 2012

By all accounts, a male-driven action flick with races and chases flying down the streets of Manhattan is about as tired a concept as they come.But when the requisite muscle cars are replaced with...

Movie Review: ‘The Campaign’ dishes out social critique, belly laughs

August 27, 2012

By all accounts, walking into The Campaign, I was ready for a brainless few hours of physical humor and loud laughs. The casting of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, the brash, goofy humor associated...

5k tests athletes’ focus at final day of NCAA East Preliminaries

May 28, 2012

A hazy May twilight descended upon the final races of the Division I NCAA East Preliminary Round Saturday, May 26, as the packed crowd filling Hodges Stadium surrounded the fleet-footed competitors...

UNF campus religious center in the works

April 8, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Reporter A project several years in the making has begun to take shape on paper in the form of a campus spiritual sanctuary. The sanctuary, originally called the “Hidden...

Fair labor clothing goes in stock at the campus bookstore

April 6, 2012

By Katie Gile, Staff Reporter Among the numerous racks of Nike hoodies, T-shirts and sweatpants emblazoned with UNF’s Osprey within the Bookstore are two racks filled with the wares created by the...

A guide to First Coast diner digs

April 6, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Reporter There’s nothing quite like the crackle of applewood bacon on a searing griddle, watching melted butter sliding slowly down a lofty stack of fluffy pancakes or the earthy,...

From ‘Mad Magazine’ to mad paneling

March 20, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Reporter Comic books, once considered the domain of bespectacled nerds with tape on their nose-pieces and protectors on their pockets, have taken a dive into the mainstream. With...

“Oh, no you didn’t, Oscar!”

March 2, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Reporter   The opulent evening of Cartier jewels, borrowed evening gowns and Clooney in a tux came and went, complete with the requisite disbursement of gilded men to another...

UNF partnership facilitates first on-campus dolphin necropsy

March 1, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Reporter     At 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning, 15 UNF students from Dr. Julie Richmond’s Advanced Marine Mammal Biology class filled the necropsy lab...

UNF Campus Update

February 22, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Writer   Biological Sciences Building   As students count down for the completion of UNF’s numerous construction projects, one mammoth project recently...

Liquid sleep: my addiction, my adoration

February 22, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Reporter   If there’s one thing that sets my heart dancing, it’s a strong cup of coffee.   Every day, I wake up, barely conscious, and stumble to the coffee...

Gifting from the heart

February 21, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Writer   As the chestnuts roast and carols sail out of mall speakers, the madness of the holiday season swells. Among the indulgent dressing binges and tryptophan highs...

President Obama announces birth control policy

February 19, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Writer   In a series of moves garnering attention across the country, President Barack Obama announced the implementation of a policy requiring private health insurance...

I hate/love Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Writer   The time draws near when pink and red creep insidiously into the periphery, jewelry retailers go into overdrive and drugstore aisles burst with cherubs for...

UNF, Florida Student Association rally in Tallahassee

February 2, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Writer As CNN media personalities took over The Green for the GOP debate, UNF Student Government and a few concerned students traveled to Tallahassee Jan. 26 to have their...

"So, what’s your story?" Hip-Hop Happenings

January 25, 2012

By: Katie Gile, Staff Writer   The familiar stomach-thumping bass catches your ear, but it’s the whirlwind of arms, legs and heads that hold your eye. Dancers vibrate across the cold floor...

One nation, apathetic

January 25, 2012

  By: Katie Gile, Staff Writer     As UNF students ready themselves for the flood of politics and politicians at the GOP debate Jan. 26, the Spinnaker wanted to know what...

I Love the ‘90s

January 17, 2012

The decade that taught America how to fall in love aboard the Titanic, how to feed a Furby and that a song named “Ironic” could contain absolutely no irony is back in all its grunge glory. Osprey...

Winter comes to UNF

January 11, 2012

By: Katie Gile   Just as the Florida winter weather warms once more, the Osprey Plaza at the Student Union will burst with the sights, sounds and smells of the chilly season. Osprey Productions will...

Students Choose Jesus, Einstein as Dream Professors

November 16, 2011

By Katie Gile, Staff Writer Email Katie Gile at [email protected] The Top Six Contenders: Tied for First Place: Jesus Christ & Albert Einstein Second Place: Lil’ Wayne Third Place:...

Get hooked on Robin Rütenberg & Friends

November 9, 2011

By Katie Gile, Staff Writer Bundled fair-goers shuffling between the World’s Largest Pig exhibit to a slightly sketchy Ferris wheel were treated to the dulcet, entrancing sound of Robin Rütenberg...

College degrees and bankruptcies in tandem

October 12, 2011

Higher education, bankruptcies and what UNF students can do about it By: Katie Gile The number of people with upper level college degrees filing for bankruptcy increased in the United States, according...

Hangtags gone like the Dodo

September 8, 2011

Fall 2011 will live in infamy as the first semester UNF Parking Services went without the option of a “hangtag” permit and opted for affixed decals. The policy change came about from a UNF Parking...

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