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Majdouline Bakor

Majdouline Bakor, Multimedia Journalist

Majdouline is a multimedia journalist major and film studies minor at the University of North Florida. She is passionate about combining these two studies and pursuing documentary making. Journalism allows her to research and publish a variety of topics through different forms.
During her free time, she loves to practice her digital art, watch movies, and play PC games with friends such as Minecraft and Dead by Daylight. She also likes to visit new boba tea shops around Jacksonville.
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How inflation impacts college students

How inflation impacts college students

July 27, 2022

Being a college student is already expensive. Balancing school and work are challenging, and with inflation on the rise, tuition, meal plans, and housing might concern you. The United States Consumer...

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) speaks at a rally held by March Fourth near the U.S. Capitol on July 13, 2022, calling for universal background checks for guns and an assault weapons ban in the wake of continued mass shootings.

Lawmakers disagree whether the “Gunshine State’s” firearm laws are unconstitutional or protective

July 20, 2022

Florida gained its nickname the “Gunshine State,” not only for the state’s shape but for having the highest number of concealed carry permits which topped over 2.5 million as of June 30. The Second...

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How to avoid college burnout in the upcoming fall semester

July 19, 2022

The fall semester begins next month, which means stress will be at an all-time high from adjusting to a new schedule and balancing work, school and a social life. Experiencing college burnout throughout...

News Fatigue

Tired of hearing bad news?

June 17, 2022

News fatigue is a common occurrence for those who consume media on a daily basis. These feelings are normal, as a majority of stories covered in the media tend to be negative, outweighing the positive...

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The “Tele-Everything” World

May 21, 2022

Experts from a study claim that the new normal in 2025 will be tech-driven while others believe it will widen economic disparities according to the Pew Research Center. While experts on the study claim...

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Digital Health: How to deal with trolls and bullies online

February 3, 2022

There’s a universal rule when engaging online with trolls and bullying: Ignore them and don’t feed into their commentary.  Social media is a platform designated for users to share content and participate...

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Twitch Streaming: Handling hate raids and DDoS attacks

December 8, 2021

Over the years, game development and design have improved drastically. From giant arcade machinery that stood in shopping centers at about six feet tall, to the slim sleek HD monitors in home offices.  Today,...

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Native American Heritage Day: what is it?

November 26, 2021

National Native American Heritage Day honors the first peoples of this nation on Friday, Nov 26. Throughout the month of November, we celebrate Indigenous People’s cultures, traditions, and history. UNF...

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Jumping back into finals after Thanksgiving Break

November 18, 2021

After a long semester, students will take off next week for Thanksgiving Break. A time to regroup with friends and family and escape from the countless Canvas notifications. But, how can students go back...

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How to avoid awkward conversations during Thanksgiving

November 12, 2021

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and students will start returning home next week for the holidays after a long fall semester. This year, UNF will be taking off for Thanksgiving break from Nov....

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Science on Tap: learning attitudes

November 9, 2021

The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) will host the monthly Science on Tap event this Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and is set to take place at the Lemonstreet Brewing Company. Science...

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time

November 4, 2021

Don’t forget to reset your clocks back an hour this Sunday, as we enter the fall season and daylight-saving time (DST) approaches. During this time change, the days get shorter as the sun sets before...

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UNF Psychology Department announces ‘Science Café’ Library workshop

November 2, 2021

The UNF Department of Psychology, Department of Biology, and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library presents Science Café through Zoom this Friday, Nov. 5, at 12 p.m. The workshop focuses on increasing the conversations...

Community Potluck at Ogier Gardens

Community Potluck at Ogier Gardens

October 27, 2021

The UNF Slow Food Chapter club will host a spooky community potluck at the Ogier Gardens on Friday Oct. 29 at 5:00 p.m. The gathering is open to all students. Participants are encouraged to bring their...

Social Media Expo JAX 2021 hosted at UNF

Social Media Expo JAX 2021 hosted at UNF

October 26, 2021

The UNF School of Communications Media Week has begun and has an entire schedule of events planned to assist students in networking with professionals who are involved in the field of Advertising, Multimedia...

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Parkinson’s Moving Day at UNF

October 21, 2021

The annual Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day event will take place at UNF this Saturday, October 23 at 9 am. Participants are to meet up with the foundation at UNF’s Coxwell Amphitheater, next to the...

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Cybersecurity: Safety tips and resources

October 20, 2021

Technology has assisted society through academics, remote work, communication, and entertainment throughout the years. However, there comes an issue with security since so much information is saved online....

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Ogier Gardens & Farmers Markets Around JAX

October 13, 2021

The Ogier Gardens at UNF assist students with the opportunity to take advantage of learning more about their food plate through nutrition based services. These include tours, workshops, and recipes to...

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2022-2023 FAFSA updates and changes: What’s new?

October 8, 2021

The new enhancements to the online FAFSA form include a visual update which is similar to the look and uses of the studentaid.gov website. Users will be able to select their role before entering the FAFSA...

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Pokémon x Oreo limited edition cookies

October 5, 2021

Nintendo and Nabisco collaborated on their newest release of the limited-edition Pokémon Oreos on Sept. 13. One side of the cookie displays the imprint of sixteen different Pokémon, which can include...

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NFTs: What are they and why are they so popular?

October 4, 2021

In the new age of cryptocurrency, NFTs are a new economic collectible form of digital art. The popularity of NFTs has begun to rise on the internet. However, it seems they’ve contributed to technology’s...

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The International Center: SAILS, studying abroad, and student involvement

September 27, 2021

The International Center at UNF offers students a chance to learn more about diverse cultures around the world during their academic careers. Their mission statement is to “provide and enhance, through...

The great GPU shortage: the battle between gamers, crypto miners, and scalpers

The great GPU shortage: the battle between gamers, crypto miners, and scalpers

September 22, 2021

You have decided that it is about time to build a gaming PC; you have all your parts ready to assemble, watched all the YouTube tutorials, and even set up your gaming desk, but wait - there is a final...

The LGBTQ Center and mental health

The LGBTQ Center and mental health

September 16, 2021

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer folk are typically victims of stigmatization and face discrimination solely because of their identity. Due to this phenomenon, they are more likely...

Balance your health and wellness with these resources on campus

Balance your health and wellness with these resources on campus

September 14, 2021

Today’s students face the usual challenge of college itself, while also facing the new challenge of making that transition from fully remote courses back to in-person learning. After learning the ways...

Hurricane protocol for students, faculty, and staff

Hurricane protocol for students, faculty, and staff

September 9, 2021

Hurricane season has already begun as Hurricane Ida recently smashed through Louisiana, tearing a path across the United States, causing catastrophic rainfall and flooding in New Jersey and New York City....

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