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Kaitlin Ramirez on noncompliance, vague statutes and the tension in SG

Kaitlin Ramirez on noncompliance, vague statutes and the tension in SG

December 5, 2014

Over the past two months there has been some tension in Student Government as noncompliance after noncompliance was issued. While charges were filed against several people within each branch, former...

Your Voice, Your Choice: voting for more than free pizza

October 24, 2014

UNF students want new parking in the heart of campus. We all know it. A new 850-car parking garage would cost about $16 million. Imagine if we had set aside that much money for UNF to build a...

Review: ‘Gone Girl’ leaves a lasting impression

October 22, 2014

“Gone Girl” by suspense writer Gillian Flynn is currently number one on the New York Times Best Sellers fiction book list and has been on the Best Sellers list for 98 weeks. The thriller novel, released...

Police Beat: honest pot smokers, art vandals and steam cleaning mishaps

October 3, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Honest Pot Smoker An officer chose not to pursue criminal charges against a resident of the Osprey Fountains because...

UNF students hunt for parking

October 2, 2014

UNF students have become expert stalkers. They are ruthless and will stop at nothing to get what they want -- a parking spot. On an average morning, students circle parking garages and lots seeking...

Engineering course rebuilds children’s toy cars to aid in rehabilitation

October 2, 2014

All over the lab, students are huddled in groups around small, brightly colored toy cars. Some students take measurements while others dive in and begin unscrewing plastic parts, discussing the benefits...

Security could tighten after vandalism on the Nature Trails

October 1, 2014

After a widow was faced with the vandalism and theft of her husband’s legacy, Eco-Adventure could introduce more security to the Nature Trails. Amy Costa, assistant director of Eco-Adventure, said...

Police Beat: Mary Jane likes to stick around

October 1, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Forklift mishap An officer was dispatched to the loading dock of the Biological Sciences building after a UNF employee...

Police Beat: weed and wheels, wheels and rails

September 26, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Driving while high A traffic stop on Sept. 24 resulted in an officer seizing 1.6 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The...

Police Beat: locked keys, pipes and missing cautionary signs

September 22, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Pop-A-Pipe On Sept. 19, an officer met with a student who locked his keys in his car. When the officer unlocked the...

The “teaching” university is not afraid to get practical

September 22, 2014

It’s a typical Friday afternoon, and two undergraduate chemistry students are in the lab mixing compounds, wearing matching safety goggles and recording results. These students are doing organic...

Police Beat: lost everything but the weed

September 19, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Room with one resident: Pot An officer was called to an Osprey Fountains dorm room on Sept. 10 when a Resident Assistant...

UNFPD officer assaulted, suspect at large

September 11, 2014

The following information is according to a report from the UNF Police Department. UNFPD officer assaulted, suspect at large A suspect is still at large after assaulting an officer who tried to write...

A public bubble bath and lost weed

September 9, 2014

The following information is according to a report from the UNF Police Department. Did anyone lose some weed? A baggie containing 1.8 grams of marijuana was found on the floor of Building 58 W on...

Boozey hide-and-seek and more

September 8, 2014

The following information is according to a report from the UNF Police Department. Boozey hide-and-seek An officer dispatched to Osprey Cove on Sept. 7 found four people hiding (only one UNF student)...

A student and his technicolored bong set

September 5, 2014

The following information is according to a report from the UNF Police Department. A UNF student was arrested for multiple drug and paraphernalia charges on Sept. 4. An officer was called to the Osprey...

Weed, weed and more weed

September 3, 2014

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Nothing illegal in here, officer An officer conducted a traffic stop on Alumni Drive on Sept. 1. The officer noticed...

Online voting is coming to UNF

September 20, 2013

Every fall and spring semester, Student Government sets up polling centers around campus where students can vote on new representatives. This year, the Elections and Appointments Committee is working...

Highlights from Sept. 13 Senate Meeting

September 13, 2013

Student seeking appointment Onie Thomas, a second year graduate student, and Elizabeth Schaarschmidt, a Junior, sought appointment to a general senate seat. Student appointed to Senate Raymond...

Highlights from the Sept. 6 B&A Meeting

September 7, 2013

Two Interfaith Center members receive funding for leadership conference In separate travel requests, Clare Stern and Emily Schroder were each granted $500 in a unanimous 7-0 vote. The money will allow...

Lobbying for UNF students

April 29, 2013

A new office within Student Government has been created to make sure UNF student voices are heard by legislators in Tallahassee year-round. Carlo Fassi, student body president, issued an executive...

Emergency B&A meeting and senate highlights April 15

April 16, 2013

Emergency B&A Meeting There was an emergency Budget and Allocations Committee Meeting called to exhaust the remaining travel request budget. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars received...

Rally in Tally for higher education

April 9, 2013

Students from each of the 11 Florida state universities gathered in Tallahassee to get a unified message across to state legislators through the Aim Higher initiative. Aim Higher is the initiative...

Volunteer Center made inactive

April 4, 2013

Student Body President, Carlo Fassi, made an executive order late on April 3 that said that the Volunteer Center would be made inactive due to cost inefficiency. The Volunteer Center is an agency...

Student Government smoking forum

April 4, 2013

This week’s open forum for having a proposed tobacco free campus had more than one student show up. Eric Armetta, political science junior, was the first student to speak. Armetta is a non-smoker...

Giant duck

April 2, 2013

  The pond by the library has a new resident -- giant yellow duck. The Enlivened Spaces class, which is responsible for the Warhol and Van Gogh replicas on campus shuttle stops, put that...

State of the Student Union

March 28, 2013

Carlo Fassi, student body president, delivered the State of the Student Union Monday night. Fassi outlined the accomplishments of student government over the past year and what they hope to acheive...

Lucky number 25

March 26, 2013

The Florida Lottery came to UNF March 25 to celebrate its 25th anniversary and unveil its new slogan -- “25 Years, 25 Billion in Education”. Megan Dougherty, senior public affairs specialist at...

Where are the tumbleweeds?

March 15, 2013

The table is tucked into the corner- half under a stone staircase. The students sitting behind it are casually dressed. There is nothing to distinguish them from the students they are speaking too. The...

Highlights from the March 11 Senate Meeting

March 12, 2013

Pro-temp is now synonymous with Constitutions and Statutes Chairman A unanimous vote now means that the Senate President Pro-temp position should also be the Constitutions and Statutes Chairman. Senator...

March 4 B&A Meeting Highlights

March 5, 2013

The budget and allocations committee delegated on three travel requests. UNF Potters Guild to visit conference The UNF Potters Guild requested $2269.64 to bring nine members to the National Council...

Lydia, the 2000 lb shark

March 5, 2013

Lydia has been tagged and her actions are now being monitored. Lydia is a great white shark -- she's 2,000 lbs, 14”6. Shark research group, OCEARCH, tagged the great white shark off the coast...

Fassi reelected by court ruling

March 1, 2013

It is official. Carlo Fassi is running unopposed for Student Body President in the Spring 2013 election. Fassi will win by default. Friday’s Elections Supreme Court hearing began in a similar...

Fassi still unopposed: appeal denied

February 28, 2013

An appeal denied on Feb. 27 makes it more likely that only one name will appear on the Spring ballot for Student Body President: incumbent Carlo Fassi. Eric Armetta and Jeffrey Young were disqualified...

Students’ voices heard in Tallahassee

February 26, 2013

The words and signatures of over a thousand angry UNF students were delivered to legislators in Tallahassee last Wednesday. The Aim Higher campaign’s goal is to end budget cuts to state higher...

Senate updates for Feb. 25

February 26, 2013

Reformatting candidacy requirements A bill was proposed to make the constitution clearer on candidacy requirements. The bill was meant to convert the paragraph listing the qualifications for candidacy...

Spring ballot spot still up for grabs

February 25, 2013

This spring’s ballot could still offer two names after the list of intended candidates for student body president dwindled from three to one. Of the two sets of candidates disqualified from the race,...

Fassi could run unopposed

February 21, 2013

As of now, Fassi is running unopposed in the Spring election. Fassi said he hasn’t given much thought to his supposed victory. He is focused on his current presidency. “Honestly, I’m not really...

Feb. 18 B&A Meeting Highlights

February 19, 2013

Travel Request Amended UNF Wrestling Team requested $1875.90 to attend a competition. The request was amended to $1665.90. UNF Wrestling will have to fundraise to cover the last $210 in registration...

How to pick a president

February 18, 2013

If you’ve ever complained that your voice is not being heard on campus, now is your chance to make it happen. Come the elections on March 12-13, students will be able to choose new senators to...

One billion rise against violence

February 15, 2013

In a crowd of V-Day celebrators, a t-shirt says “Stop Bitching and Start a Revolution” in red and black. UNF students are sharing in a revolution. One out of three women will be beaten or raped...

Highlights from Feb. 11 Senate Meeting

February 12, 2013

Learning about your legislation Thirty-nine senators and several students who aspire to be senators attended the legislative training approved at the Jan. 30 meeting. The training consisted of six...

Updates from Feb. 4 budget & allocations meeting

February 5, 2013

Upsilon Phi Delta gains funding Upsilon Phi Delta  requested funding for a trip to the Seventh Annual Case Competition in Birmingham, AL. The request for $2,000 was amended to an approximate $1,900...

Greek letters assaulted: beaten, broken and drowned

February 4, 2013

When asked about the vandalism, Laura Worrell, Asst. Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, said, “Oh. You mean Alphabet Soup.” For the past couple of weeks, the Student Union has been filled...

Senate split over spring election voting changes

January 29, 2013

Debate arose at the Jan. 28 Senate meeting about a sudden amendment to a bill to change Student Government voting procedures. SB-13S-2667 allows for straight party voting where students are able to...

Who misses Transloc?

January 28, 2013

Since shuttle routes changed, the system students use to track shuttle locations and their ETAs to different stops on campus has not been in operation and some students are wondering why. Transloc,...

Two nursing student get involved at the state level

January 22, 2013

Imagine trying something new. Imagine being the first to do it. Two UNF nursing students did just that. Thuy Tran, a UNF nursing senior, and Vianca Cabrera, a UNF nursing junior, were recently elected...

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