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All content by Maggie Seppi

Students, ROTC and fitness instructors go head to head

November 29, 2012

UNF's Pros vs. Joes event, held at the Student Wellness Complex Nov. 19, featured a challenge where students and ROTC faced off against the complex's fitness instructors. Photos courtesy of Dan Scanlan,...

UPD investigating report of sexual assault, Aug. 31 update: false report

August 31, 2012

Update on Crime Alert sent Aug. 22, 2012 The female UNF student who claimed she was sexually assaulted in the women’s locker room of the Student Wellness Complex last week has admitted to...

Update: UNF student falsifies Fine Arts Center garage robbery report

August 6, 2012

Update ( Aug. 6, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m.): The UNF student who said she was robbed by two masked men in the Fine Arts parking garage last week admitted to police today she fabricated the story, according...

Alleged rape victim speaks out on April battery incident

July 9, 2012

EDIT (July 24, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m.): Due to a reporter's error, the Spinnaker removed two sentences regarding the actions of the suspects.  Left with the horrors of the aftermath of her April 15 sexual...

Parking services, UPD prepare for influx of UNF visitors

May 24, 2012

As the athletes and attendees settle in for the first evening of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field Meet, UNF is prepared to accommodate for the additional people and cars. Parking...

Police Beat, April 11

April 18, 2012

April 8 Marijuana Possession (Osprey Cove) - An officer noticed the smell of marijuana emanating from a room. Upon requesting permission to enter, the resident appeared extremely agitated and told the...

Matt Brockelman reflects on his year as Student Body President

April 18, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor Four years ago, Matt Brockelman had no idea he would run for UNF student body president. Then, he did and he won. He sat down with the Spinnaker to tell us...

Police Beat, April 4

April 8, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor April 2 Alleged Hazing (Jacksonville Beach) - Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Laura Fox called UPD and relayed information regarding an alleged hazing...

News Analysis: UNF professors, on-campus organizations give their take on the shooting of Sanford teenager Treyvon Martin

April 8, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor Having caught national attention, the shooting of Trayvon Martin prompted the public to consider the racial tension in Martin’s case, as well as in similar...

Police Beat, March 28

April 6, 2012

March 20 Marijuana Use (Osprey Fountains) - Officers observed the suspect, who appeared to be smoking marijuana from a bong, standing in his dorm room window. The suspect gave the officers permission to...

UNF Board of Trustees approves 15% increase to tuition differential

April 6, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor As reported in the Spinnaker last week, a 15% tuition increase proposal approved by the UNF Board of Trustees March 20 entails a tuition differential increase...

Professors by class time, authors by vacation time

March 22, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor At UNF, there are well-liked professors who students rave about for years to follow, as well as those who are given a low rating on Rate My Professor, deeming...

Police Beat, March 21

March 20, 2012

March 5 Suspicious Bathroom Poetry (Library) - A suspicious message was found written on the inside of the fourth floor bathroom wall stall. The message read, “You shattered my heart to be with her,...

Police Beat, Feb. 29

March 2, 2012

Feb. 20 Damaged Property (Building 41) - An officer noticed some type of motor-driven vehicle damaged a sign in front of the UPD building. There were no car or truck indentations on the grass near the...

Faulty INTELLIKEYs result in campus safety concerns among students and faculty

February 22, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor   An incident in Osprey Landing during the 2011 Thanksgiving break prompted UPD to investigate the theft of several items, including an Apple iPad...

Police Beat, Feb. 22

February 22, 2012

  Feb. 14 Physical Altercation (Lot 11) - An officer was flagged down by Complainant No. 1 who said Complainant No. 2 was riding his skateboard on the bridge between Osprey Cove and Osprey Landing...

Police Beat, Feb. 15

February 15, 2012

Feb. 7 Marijuana Possession and Use (Lot 11) - An officer was conducting a vehicle patrol of Lot 11 when he smelled burning marijuana. The officer noticed two males leaning against a truck and proceeded...

Fraternity and Sorority Life suspends UNF chapter of Pi Kappa Phi for hazing

February 13, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor The UNF Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life suspended the UNF, or Zeta Zeta, chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Feb. 11, citing allegations of university...

Facebook goes public, files to enter the stock market this Spring

February 11, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor   Facebook went public Feb. 1 when it filed a $5 billion Initial Public Offering, which means it will start selling shares in the stock market.   However,...

Police Beat, Feb. 8

February 11, 2012

Jan. 31 Missing Cellphone (Building 39) - The victim said he arrived at class and put his phone in his right front pocket but forgot to zip it closed. The victim left class and found his phone was missing....

Police Beat, Feb. 1

February 2, 2012

Jan. 24 Criminal Mischief (Fine Arts Center Parking Garage) – An officer met with a victim who had been attempting to park her car in the garage. The victim and another individual had been waiting for...

Large men in suits

February 2, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor I would compare it to Christmas at age 6, to give you perspective, but I’m nearly certain those two experiences can’t be equated. No, I’m certain they cannot....

Pardon the Interruption

February 1, 2012

By: Maggie Seppi, Assistant News Editor After CNN’s week-long stay on UNF grounds, faculty, staff and students had few complaints about the disruption caused by the event. Students and faculty...

Students face an additional $2.06 per credit hour for the 2012-2013 school year

January 17, 2012

Activity and Service Fee: Student Government Student Government will receive a 23 cent increase, which is the amount it requested. SG will apply the increase to the addition of casualty insurance,...

UNiFied Fridays ushers in spring nice and easy

January 17, 2012

If you’re looking for a place to meet some new people, enjoy live music by local bands or just chill out, UNiFied Fridays can make that happen. The motivation behind UNiFied Fridays is to bring students...

Former UNF student sentenced to 11 years

December 19, 2011

Former UNF student Derek Lee Mrasak was sentenced to 11 years in the Florida Department of Corrections followed by nine years of drug offender probation Dec. 7, in connection with a hit-and-run fatality...

Role of standardized testing in the classroom called into question

November 16, 2011

By Maggie Seppi Standardized testing has long been an integral part of determining a student’s ability to advance academically, but educators worry it detracts from what could be a more beneficial curriculum. Claire...

UNF professor resigns after child abuse conviction

November 9, 2011

By Maggie Seppi, Staff Writer Former UNF computer science professor Arturo Sanchez-Ruiz resigned Nov. 3 after being convicted of child abuse and serving 150 days in Duval County jail. Sanchez-Ruiz...

Florida's Water Crisis

October 6, 2011

By: Maggie Seppi Even in the wake of the green movement, water conservation has been pushed to the back burner - a trend that may prove detrimental to our generation if it continues. The pumping of groundwater...

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