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UNF Archaeology Team wraps up uncovering Timucua artifacts in local Talbot Island State Park

UNF Archaeology Team wraps up uncovering Timucua artifacts in local Talbot Island State Park

July 29, 2021

The UNF Archaeology Team has concluded their work for the summer at Big Talbot Island State Park where they have been working tirelessly to uncover centuries-old artifacts from the Mocama (Timucua) village...

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UPD deatains group with two firearms on-campus; They were attempting to make a ‘Rap’ video, police say

July 26, 2021

Three people were detained on the afternoon of July 22 for possession of a prohibited weapon and marijuana on school grounds, according to a police report. The group of three say they were going to make...

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Fourth of July fireworks: Diving into the dangers of the time-honored American event

July 13, 2021

Every year, countless people gather together on July fourth to celebrate American independence with parties, cookouts, and spectacular firework displays. However, these displays are notorious for causing...

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Pride Month: A brief on Harvey Milk

June 30, 2021

During Pride Month, we like to commemorate LGBT individuals who dedicated their lives to the betterment of the community and the continued fight for equal rights. An ideal example of this is Harvey Milk. As...

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Highlighting Marsha P. Johnson

June 10, 2021

Marsha P. Johnson was a woman who wore many hats for her community. As a black transwoman during a time when homosexuality was still considered to be a "mental illness," Marsha P. Johnson refused to hide...

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5 Safety Tips for Incoming Freshmen from UNF Police Chief Mackesy

June 8, 2021

Starting your first year of college can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be unsafe. Here are five important tips on ways to stay safe as an incoming freshman according to the Chief of UPD, Francis...

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Celebrating Pride Month 2021

June 2, 2021

June 1 marks the beginning of Pride, a month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ individuals and culture in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.  Back in the 60s, members of the LGBTQ community experienced...

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Perfectionism and academics: Are students pushing themselves too hard?

March 11, 2021

Since 1980, the level of perfectionism among college students has significantly increased, according to a study by Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill of the American Psychological Association. This is...

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

Monday, March 8, marks the 110th International Women’s Day, a day “celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women” and raising awareness for women’s equality and...

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BHM spotlight: Ella Fitzgerald

February 23, 2021

Known as “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular and influential jazz singers in the United States, winning 13 Grammy awards and selling over 40 million albums.  She...

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Investing 101 for beginners

February 18, 2021

After hearing about everything that happened with the recent Reddit/Gamestop hysteria, you are probably interested in learning more about investing and the stock market but have absolutely no idea where...

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Spinnaker movie review: ‘Misbehaviour’

February 17, 2021

Despite mediocre reviews from critics and being called “one-dimensional” by the New York Times, the 2020 UK film “Misbehaviour” is one we should all be talking about. The movie follows the key...

Black History Month spotlight: Amanda Gorman

Black History Month spotlight: Amanda Gorman

February 8, 2021

Amanda Gorman touched the hearts of Americans as she graced the capital steps to present her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” for President Joe Biden’s Inauguration. During a time of great national unrest,...

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Biden Reverses Trump’s Transgender-Military Ban

February 2, 2021

On Jan. 25, 2021, President Joe Biden reversed a Presidential Memorandum from the Trump administration, which barred transgender individuals from serving in the military.  “It is my conviction as...

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COVID-19 Variants: What are they and should you be concerned?

January 28, 2021

Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, a seemingly new threat has emerged, COVID-19 variants. The variants are derivatives from the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that differ from the current and most common...

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The ultimate true-crime watchlist

January 25, 2021

Whether you are a detective wannabe, mystery lover, or just a fan of crime and punishment, Spinnaker has rounded up the top ten best documentaries, shows, and series for the ultimate true crime fanatic. Dateline...

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Biden reverses Trump administration’s “discriminatory” travel ban

January 25, 2021

As one of his first acts as President of the United States, President Joe Biden officially revoked Executive Order 13780 and Proclamations 9645, 9723, and 9983 on Jan. 21, 2021. Often referred to...

Understanding the COVID-College experience: Does it vary based on state?

Understanding the COVID-College experience: Does it vary based on state?

January 20, 2021

While everyone has experienced changes within the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic, college students have been significantly challenged, having to adjust to remote learning and an utterly foreign...

Positive highlights from 2020

Positive highlights from 2020

January 19, 2021

Considering everything that happened in 2020, most of us couldn’t wait to leave last year behind and embrace the new year with open arms. However, with all of the focus usually directed towards the many...

Spinnaker’s Top five places to watch the sunset in Jacksonville

January 14, 2021

Sometimes after a long day of classes, there is nothing better than winding down and watching the sunset. Plus, in the time of COVID-19, it provides an excellent opportunity to get outside while staying...

UNF reaches highest number of new COVID-19 cases

UNF reaches highest number of new COVID-19 cases

January 11, 2021

UNF experienced a record number of COVID-19 cases. From January 1 through January 7, 48 students and 15 employees tested positive.  33 of the 48 students live on campus, while the other 15 students...

The future of banking: How the pandemic has led to a rise in cashless banking

The future of banking: How the pandemic has led to a rise in cashless banking

January 7, 2021

While there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our lives, one specific area where there have been unexpected changes is in banking. Recently, there has been a significant increase...

Christmas cranberry cake recipe

Christmas cranberry cake recipe

December 15, 2020

As Christmas time is approaching, here is another delicious treat that is perfect for holiday brunch or any seasonal event! Here are the ingredients you will need: 2 cups sugar 1 ½ sticks...

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St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” begins

December 14, 2020

The annual Nights of Lights festival has started in the historic city of St. Augustine. Declared one of the best light displays in the world by National Geographic, this event attracts thousands of visitors...

Recipe for Zendayas peppermint bark

Recipe for Zendaya’s peppermint bark

December 10, 2020

If you are looking for a quick and easy Christmas treat that even a beginner can make, look no further. This easy peppermint bark courtesy of America’s favorite Emmy winner, Zendaya, is sure to impress...

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COVID-19 Antibodies: What are they and what do they do?

December 9, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to dominate conversations, it's important to clear up misconceptions surrounding one aspect of the virus, antibodies. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about...

Five helpful tips for exam week

Five helpful tips for exam week

December 8, 2020

As we approach final exams this week, here are five helpful tips to make sure you ace your assessments. Study using multiple methods Research has proven that the way you study has a much more significant...

Delicious gingerbread men recipe

Delicious gingerbread men recipe

December 2, 2020

As we get closer to Christmas, one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to start baking. Here’s a recipe for a classic Christmas favorite to get you started.  Here are the ingredients...

Crock-pot pumpkin cinnamon roll recipe

Crock-pot pumpkin cinnamon roll recipe

November 27, 2020

If you are anything like me, a huge part of the holidays is being able to try a variety of new and festive recipes to get into the spirit of the season. If you want to try a creative twist on a Thanksgiving...

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Jacksonville COVID cases on the rise, most since July

November 17, 2020

On Sunday, the Florida Department of Health reported one of the largest increases in COVID-19 cases since the summer. The number of new positive cases jumped to 10,105, compared to only 4,865 on Nov. 1....

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