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Students can buy meal plan online, pay no sales tax

October 31, 2014

Starting today, Oct. 31, students can buy their meal plans online without paying a sales tax. Dave Jordan, resident district manager of Chartwells, said this change comes after a new state law offering...

Police Beat: UNFPD handles a breakup, a state residency and an interrupted nap

October 28, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Not the best place for a nap An officer found a student passed out drunk on the sidewalk on Oct. 24, 7 p.m. while...

Police Beat: ex-boyfriend makes threats on girl’s life

October 28, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. UNFPD was notified on Oct. 14 that an ex-boyfriend made threats toward his ex-girlfriend through texts and tweets sent...

Women’s volleyball shuts out JU in River City Rumble

October 27, 2014

With a packed UNF Arena, the UNF women’s volleyball team defeated Jacksonville University in the River City Rumble on Oct. 24 with a final score of 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-15). Head Coach Steve...

Market Day: more businesses, less flyers

October 22, 2014

Students who like to walk through the Student Union on Wednesdays might notice something different about Market Days this fall. That’s because they have been featuring more outside businesses, such...

Police Beat: bloodshot eyes, public urination and cooperative smokers

October 22, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Why are your eyes bloodshot? An officer was greeted with the smell of marijuana on Oct. 17 after he entered a room...

Police Beat: JSO gets involved after suspect resists arrest

October 14, 2014

A student was taken into custody by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections after falsely setting off a fire alarm and resisting arrest, possibly while on the drug known as Molly. An...

Police Beat: threats, harassment, a hidden camera and stalking

October 13, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Concerned friend threatened with pistol whipping UPDATE - 10/15/14 at 6:15 p.m.  The Spinnaker contacted the...

Students conduct poll that shows Crist ahead of Scott

October 13, 2014

Charlie Crist is leading the polls 47 to 42 percent against Rick Scott in the upcoming November elections, according to a poll that UNF’s political science students participated in over the last two...

MyWings automated class scheduler gives students more options

October 7, 2014

Students have access to a new program on MyWings that schedules classes for them. The Osprey Course Scheduler lets students add however many courses they need to take and then the system creates as...

Senate Meeting approves parking pass exchange and Spinnaker doors

October 1, 2014

Senate approved a resolution allowing students to exchange their Blue parking passes for Gray ones, and be refunded the extra amount. The resolution is being forwarded to President John Delaney; Shari...

Survey says: your Student Government to focus on library changes, kayaks

September 26, 2014

“Your Voice, Your Choice” results show students want more kayaks, tutoring programs and major-specific software in the library. Student Body President Joseph Turner said SG will focus on three...

SG committee allocates $2,481 in first fall meeting

September 9, 2014

The Budget and Allocations Committee of Student Government approved two travel requests and one transfer Sept. 8. Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) requested $2,000 to send 25 students to the RUF fall...

Student veterans get discount on campus

September 5, 2014

Student veterans will now receive a 10 percent discount at on-campus food vendors and on gifts and apparel at the UNF Bookstore.* Veterans who are able to show they were honorably discharged from...

Thomas G. Carpenter Library soon to be under renovations

September 1, 2014

UPDATE- 9/01/14 at 4:19 p.m.  According to Student Government, the 'sections' of the library to be renovated are phases of the project as a whole. The project's completion date is Jan. 30 in...

Watch: President Delaney does the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 25, 2014

UNF President John Delaney chose one of the coldest days of this summer to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Today,  Aug. 25, students and camera crews counted down to see Delaney, standing...

Sigma Chi on disciplinary probation until September 2015

July 25, 2014

The Sigma Chi chapter at UNF was placed on disciplinary probation until September 2015, after being charged with providing alcohol to minors at a party this past April. The fraternity will not be eligible...

Local reggae band and One Spark “Best Creator” Sidereal headlines at Freebird

July 16, 2014

Local band Sidereal’s recently released EP Third Time's the Charm debuted #1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart. You might have heard of them from One Spark, where they were chosen out of 60 bands...

Legal marijuana in Florida? Don’t get your hopes too high

July 7, 2014

#85640505 / gettyimages.com The legalization of Charlotte's Web--a strain of high-CBD, low-THC marijuana--will not be affected by the Florida November voting on Amendment 2. On June 16, Governor...

UNF prepares for tropical storm Arthur and other campus crises

July 2, 2014

June 1 marked the beginning of hurricane season, and Jacksonville felt prepared for tropical storm Arthur, even though he blew by us this Independence Day weekend. With the promise of future storms...

B&A approves travel requests and extends skate park hours

June 26, 2014

The Budget and Allocations Committee approved funding Monday for two groups on campus: Better Together @ UNF and the Mathematics and Statistics Club. Better Together @ UNF requested $1,840 to travel...

Osprey Clubhouse open with new pool, mailboxes, and game room

June 12, 2014

Updated with video at 2:56 p.m. July 10, 2014 The Osprey Clubhouse is now open. Students can access the main lobby, pool, and game room. The main lobby has a 24-hour help desk peration. Pita...

Campus Chick-fil-A serving milkshakes in time for summer

June 11, 2014

Milkshakes bring all the students to the courtyard The Chick-fil-A on campus will be adding a new item to their menu this summer--milkshakes! There isn’t an exact date, but UNF Chick-fil-A...

Davenport joins lawsuit against NCAA’s limit on grant money available for student athletes

June 10, 2014

Chris Davenport, freshman power forward for the UNF men’s basketball team, joined a class action lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Atlantic Sun Conference,...

Archaeology Professor to lecture on Northeast Florida’s history dating back to 1000 AD

May 27, 2014

On May 29th, archaeology professor and curator Keith Ashley will talk about the archaeology lab’s research on what Jacksonville was like in 1000 AD. The research and artifacts are part of The...

Food trucks compete at Jax Landing for charity

May 16, 2014

At the 3rd Annual Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship on May 17th, attendees can purchase raffle tickets and vote for their favorite food trucks to win Overall Champion. All of the profits go to Big...

Dancin’ in the Streets festival enlivens the beaches community

May 16, 2014

[nicevideo link= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK1aS5zX5mo"] A flash mob during the 2010 Dancin' in the Streets festival. Just a sample of the energy of the beaches community. At the end of Atlantic...

Student sees camera flash in the bathroom

April 16, 2014

A student said he saw a flash go off while he was using the urinal in a library bathroom April 8. He said he assumed the light was from a phone camera. The student waited for the person in the stall...

Underage drinking, traffic stop to marijuana bust, and more

April 16, 2014

Underage drinking in the Village A UNFPD officer dispatched to the Village April 13 entered a suspect’s room to see another suspect, a minor, pouring alcohol down the drain. The first suspect, 21,...

Suspects jump two stories to flee scene

April 16, 2014

Two suspects fled the scene of an investigation by jumping out of a second story window, according to a resident assistant (RA). According to UNFPD reports, an officer was dispatched to the Cove at...

Stolen books resold to Follet, classroom ransacked, marijuana arrest, and more

April 14, 2014

Book thieves on the loose Three people have been stealing from the UNF Bookstore and reselling the stolen books to other Follet branches, according to UNFPD reports. The UNF Bookstore Manager with...

Student’s shotgun stolen from car

April 10, 2014

A student’s shotgun was stolen from his unlocked car after he parked behind Osprey Hall. The victim said, some time between March 26 and 30, he was unloading his groceries and found his gun and jacket...

Giant goldfish cracker commissioned for One Spark

April 9, 2014

Sculpture students created a giant goldfish named Colonel Crackers on commission. This morning, they moved the Colonel to Hemming Plaza, where she will be on display for One Spark. Wayne Wood, a Jacksonville...

Power flickering, classes continue

April 8, 2014

Hicks hall, Alumni hall and the Osprey Fountains were effected when Jacksonville Electric Authority experienced intermittent power outages on Kernan boulevard April 8.  Jessica Barber, public relations...

Gallery exhibition displays graduating seniors’ artwork

April 4, 2014

The Lufrano Gallery hosted the opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition on April 3. The exhibit features the artwork of 38 students. Pieces range from painting/drawing/printmaking, ceramics,...

Students get free ticket to ride NASA’s vomit comet

March 12, 2014

Eight UNF students have been selected to fly aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, nicknamed the "vomit comet." The aircraft allows passengers to experience around 15-30 seconds of zero gravity...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon getting rid of pledge process

March 7, 2014

The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity announced March 7 they will be ending new-member programming, according to their website. This eliminates pledgeship, the period between getting a bid from...

Students protest UNF investment in fossil fuel

March 4, 2014

[nicevideo link="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijwxQM8hA6A"]Students held a peaceful protest Feb. 27 in front of Alumni Hall to draw attention to the investments made by the UNF Foundation. The protest...

UNF’s twelve traditions

February 21, 2014

The Traditions Project spent a year making a list of 12 traditions, which were revealed at the Boathouse Feb. 20. The event was funded by the Student Life and Services fee, and included a jazz band,...

Man kisses woman against her will

February 19, 2014

UNFPD is searching for a man who approached a woman Feb. 19 outside of Hicks Hall and asked her for sex. According to the victim, he made repeated advances. After she turned him down, he grabbed...

Greek Awards celebrate chapter accomplishments

February 4, 2014

Fraternity and Sorority Life gathered on Feb. 3 to celebrate all of the the achievements made by fellow Greeks. The awards highlight individuals and specific chapters who are making a difference on...

False reports raise questions about real victims

January 15, 2014

Jan. 13, there was a panel held to discuss the problem of false crime reporting that has been affecting our campus. In the past few years UNF has seen a large number of falsely reported crimes. Lieutenant...

Lawsuit against UNF could lead to statewide gun law change

December 11, 2013

A Dec. 10 ruling by the court of appeals on UNF’s prohibition of guns on campus could have implications for the whole state. The First District Court of Appeals ruled 12-3 that UNF cannot prohibit...

Former Israeli Ambassador speaks at UNF

November 18, 2013

The Spinnaker interviewed Ambassador Gideon Meir who was involved in the Camp David agreements of 1978 that formed an alliance between Israel and Egypt after years of conflict. He spoke at the Student...

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