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Free breakfast for military dependents

April 19, 2021

In honor of Military Child Month, the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will be hosting a complimentary breakfast event for UNF students who are military dependents, throughout finals weeks....

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Recognizing Limb Loss Awareness Month

April 10, 2021

UNF is recognizing Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLAM), along with over 20 physical disabilities during April. LLAM is celebrated in April and was started by the Amputee Coalition in...

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UNF celebrates Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April 6, 2021

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIH), UNF will be hosting several virtual events on Zoom all through April. AAPIH is usually celebrated nationally during May to commemorate...

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UNF professor and her team awarded $200,000 grant from NASA

April 5, 2021

A previous version of this article contained an image of a rat for visual purposes. The rodents Dr. Tahimic used the research were mice. UNF physiologist professor Dr. Candice Tahimic and her team were...

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Scammers target students by promising loan forgiveness

March 31, 2021

The Financial Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warns telephone scammers are now cashing in on the student debt crises by promising loan forgiveness to student loan...

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UNF library accepting submissions for Haiku Poetry Contest

March 29, 2021

In honor of National Poetry Month, Ospreys have a chance to win $30 in prizes during April’s Haiku contest hosted by the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. According to Marriam-Webster, a Haiku is defined...

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WHM: Important women in technology

March 22, 2021

Whenever we think of technology innovators, we often think of computer hardware, software, and internet pioneers such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. No one can deny the contributions these...

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How many students are using the UNF mobile app?

March 18, 2021

According to a recent Spinnaker survey posted on Instagram, the ‘UNF Mobile’ app is a popular choice among Ospreys. Questions included in Survey: Do you use any of UNF’S mobile apps? What...

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UNF Game Room to host NBA 2K21 tournament

March 16, 2021

Ospreys have a chance to win $75 in prizes during this Friday’s online NBA 2K21 Tournament hosted by the UNF Gameroom and GAAM Gladiators. The NBA 2K21 single-elimination tournament will kick off...

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The importance of Women’s History Month

March 11, 2021

Women’s History Month is more than just a celebration of the contributions many women made to both history and society in the United States. Instead, we should use it as an opportunity to bring awareness...

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The pandemic’s impact on UNF’s Anime Club

March 9, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the UNF Anime Japanese Media Club (AJMC) has moved their in-person watch parties from the Student Union Building to the online gaming communication platform Discord.   The AJMC is...

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C.A.M.P Osprey awarded for leadership skills

March 1, 2021

HR.com , one of the largest social networking sites dedicated to human resources professionals, awarded the Collegiate Achievement and Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P Osprey) the LEAD award on Feb. 17, 2021,...

How are telephone and online scammers cashing-in on the pandemic

How are telephone and online scammers cashing-in on the pandemic

February 25, 2021

The FBI warns that criminals are pumping out thousands of brand-new COVID-19 scams every day. These criminals aren’t missing an opportunity to cash-in on the pandemic.  COVID-19 themed scams are...

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BHM: Five Black female heroes

February 22, 2021

Every Black History Month, we celebrate the achievements of many African-Americans that include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and W.E.B. DuBois. No one can deny the contributions these Black men...

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BHM: Celebrating Black content creators on Twitch

February 21, 2021

Black content creators play a pivotal role in shaping gaming culture by creating live content that is both entertaining and inspiring on the popular live-streaming platform Twitch.tv. The live-streaming...

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A guide to staying secure online

February 15, 2021

Cyber experts agree that it’s time to start taking online security seriously to avoid falling prey to cyber criminals. According to a PR Newswire report, the FBI reported a 300 percent increase in...

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Property damage found near UNF dorms

February 11, 2021

Property damage was spotted by a UNF Resident Life Coordinator (RLC) while walking between the Osprey Cove and Osprey Landing dorms early Thursday morning, Feb. 04. A UPD officer was dispatched to building...

UNF ranked top 50 best online undergraduate and graduate programs

UNF ranked top 50 best online undergraduate and graduate programs

February 8, 2021

The University of North Florida ranked in the top 50 universities for having one of the best online programs in the nation, according to a recent 2021 ranking list by U.S. News & World Reports. UNF’s...

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Musicians forced to stream because of COVID

February 4, 2021

In Jacksonville, local musicians are forced to get creative online by streaming on the popular live content platform, Twitch.tv, due to COVID-19. Ricky Sharp is a student at UNF majoring in journalism...

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License plate theft

February 1, 2021

UPD Police were dispatched to an empty field next to the Fountains on Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 2021 to investigate how a Florida license plate, from a trailer, ended up in Massachusetts. Upon arrival,...

Was Canvas hacked? (ITS error update)

Was Canvas hacked? (ITS error update)

February 1, 2021

Canvas experienced an unknown error  Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, that temporarily removed course listings for some UNF faculty and students.  ITS released the following update shortly after the error...

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$3,000 worth of equipment missing from UNF construction site, police say; Graffiti spotted in parking garage

January 27, 2021

UPD’s Officers were dispatched to the construction site at Building 46 to investigate the burglary, committed on Monday evening, Jan. 27, 2021.  On Monday, construction workers left two red Honda...

How to use a phone as a webcam on a Windows PC

How to use a phone as a webcam on a Windows PC

January 22, 2021

Spring semester has started at UNF and one of the challenges for Ospreys may be purchasing a webcam, so they can attend classes remotely via Zoom. Webcams are hard to find and are usually sold out at most...

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PlayStation 5 stolen from The Flats; UPD Chief stresses the importance of locking doors

January 22, 2021

UPD’s Officers were dispatched to the Flats to investigate a burglary committed early Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 2021. The victim was away from their apartment between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. and stated their...

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UNF faces yet another burglary at The Flats

January 19, 2021

UPD’s officers were dispatched to The Flats to investigate a burglary committed early Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 2021. The victim was away from their apartment between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. and...

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