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Spinnaker staff predicts Avengers: Endgame

Spinnaker April 25, 2019

Before Avengers: Endgame comes out tonight, Spinnaker staff are making their own predictions on what might happen. None of us have seen the movie or have read spoilers, so everyone can read this. Who...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Notre Dame Cathedral

Spinnaker April 15, 2019

A look back at the Notre Dame Cathedral. The cathedral is currently on fire in Paris. According to the Associated Press, the fire has destroyed the entire wooden interior. Photos taken by Spinnaker TV...

Bryant, left, and Jesse Braughton are the United Party candidates. Photo courtesy the United Party Facebook

ENDORSEMENT: Vote United Party in the SG elections

Spinnaker March 6, 2017

Ospreys, The University of North Florida is unique. We are united not by any one sport, degree program, or campus activity. We are united and enriched by the panoply of voices, perspectives, and experiences...

Mims, left, and Tajmaus Johnson of the Red Party.Photo courtesy the Red Party Facebook

ENDORSEMENT: Past SG presidents endorse Sami Mims

Spinnaker March 1, 2017

Fellow Ospreys, On Tuesday, Mar. 7, and Wednesday, Mar. 8, you will head to the polls to cast your vote for the next Student Government President. If we learned anything from the 2016 election it is...

Letter to the Editor: On political correctness -- a response

Letter to the Editor: On political correctness — a response

Spinnaker January 15, 2017

The University's department of Philosophy and Religious Studies had this to say in response to Bart Greene's Jan. 9th letter to the editor regarding political correctness on university campuses: We,...

Spinnaker Choice Cuts: The top albums of the year

Spinnaker Choice Cuts: The top albums of the year

Spinnaker December 28, 2016

Frameworks: Smother Frameworks are lowkey running their own underground establishment of a new type of rhythmic hardcore that is blowing the old heavy style out of the water. Smother has this unique way...

Graphic by Ben Cross

Summer Bucket List: Jacksonville Gems

Spinnaker July 14, 2016
We compiled the ultimate summer bucket list for Jacksonville, FL. There's plenty to do, lots to explore and vitamin-D to catch.
The Week Ahead: Feb. 9 - 13

The Week Ahead: Feb. 9 – 13

Spinnaker February 9, 2016
A glimpse into "The Week Ahead."
Inside the Huddle: Straight Cash, Homie

Inside the Huddle: Straight Cash, Homie

Spinnaker December 12, 2015
Our sports staff talks College Football Playoffs, touchdown celebrations and KING KRISTAPS PORZINGIS.
Inside the Huddle: Goodbye, Kobe

Inside the Huddle: Goodbye, Kobe

Spinnaker December 4, 2015
This week's Inside the Huddle delves into the career of Kobe Bryant.
Graphic by Monica Alvarez

Spinnaker Record Club’s Best of 2015: Videos

Spinnaker December 4, 2015
Our year-end coverage of 2015's best music continues.
Graphic by Monica Alvarez

Spinnaker Record Club’s Best of 2015: Albums

Spinnaker December 3, 2015
We count down the top 20 albums of the year as our 2015 music coverage continues.

Spinnaker Record Club’s Best of 2015: Albums (10-1)

Spinnaker December 3, 2015

10 DJ Paypal Sold Out (Brainfeeder) A genre cannot live unless it moves beyond the scene that invented it. For example, after the death of DJ Rashad, it seemed like footwork would live and die in Chicago....

People of UNF: Dec. 2, 2015

People of UNF: Dec. 2, 2015

Spinnaker December 2, 2015
The Spinnaker chronicles the people and stories around UNF's campus.
Spinnaker Record Clubs Best of 2015: EPs

Spinnaker Record Club’s Best of 2015: EPs

Spinnaker December 2, 2015
Our coverage of the year in music continues with the top 10 EPs of 2015.
Spinnaker Record Clubs Best of 2015: Songs

Spinnaker Record Club’s Best of 2015: Songs

Spinnaker December 1, 2015
Our coverage of the year in music begins with the top 30 songs of 2015.

Spinnaker Record Club’s Best of 2015: Songs (20-11)

Spinnaker December 1, 2015

20 Hot Chip “Need You Now” (Domino) With its pulsing beats and dreamy air, this is a hands-down groovy hit from the London band. “Need You Now” uplifts the semi-angsty lyrics and balances...

Spinnaker Record Club’s Best of 2015: Songs (10-1)

Spinnaker December 1, 2015

  10 Four Tet “BACK2THESTART” (self-released) Kieran Hebden had a busy year, putting out an album, a compilation and a smattering of excellent singles under a variety of monikers, but this...

Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles

Inside the Huddle: Technical Fowl

Spinnaker November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family and - more importantly - FOOTBALL.
Courtesy of Spinnaker Media

The Week Ahead: Nov. 23 – 27

Spinnaker November 23, 2015
Week Ahead: Learn how to make your own soap, learn about non-monosexuality and watch UNF women's basketball during the Thanksgiving Classic.
Inside the Huddle: Nov. 18, 2015

Inside the Huddle: Nov. 18, 2015

Spinnaker November 18, 2015
This week, Spinnaker Sports takes on Stephen Curry, the Jaguars' chances at a division title and your Osprey men's soccer team in the NCAA tournament.
Inside the Huddle: Nov. 13, 2015

Inside the Huddle: Nov. 13, 2015

Spinnaker November 13, 2015
It's finally basketball season, and your Osprey Sports team is already hooked on hoops.
Courtesy of Spinnaker Media

The Week Ahead: Nov. 9-13

Spinnaker November 9, 2015
This week on campus: TED Talks, karaoke and events honoring veterans.
Inside the Huddle: Nov. 4, 2015

Inside the Huddle: Nov. 4, 2015

Spinnaker November 4, 2015
Who has the best facial hair in the pros? What team had the most impressive comeback in sports history? Our Spinnaker Sports staffers dish.
Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles

Inside the Huddle: Halloween Edition

Spinnaker October 28, 2015
With Halloween around the corner, Inside the Huddle asks this week's panel about a perspective zombie fighting crew and some gross injuries.
Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles

Inside the Huddle: Oct. 23, 2015

Spinnaker October 23, 2015
Inside the Huddle interviews staff and UNF Student Government Vice President Jordan Wilson about Ronda Rousey, Blake Bortles, and UNF Volleyball's A-Sun record.
Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles

Inside the Huddle: Oct. 12, 2015

Spinnaker October 12, 2015
Inside the Huddle interviews staff about Space Jam 2 and Beau Beech's recent Atlantic Sun award.
Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles

Inside the Huddle: Oct. 5, 2015

Spinnaker October 5, 2015
Spinnaker staff members Christian Ayers, Joslyn Simmons and Al Huffman talk UNF basketball, the Super Bowl and all things sports on and off campus.
News in brief: family dinner, “Out of this World” concert, Faces of Jacksonville

News in brief: family dinner, “Out of this World” concert, Faces of Jacksonville

Spinnaker April 27, 2015
This week on campus, the LGBT Resource Center will have a family dinner, Jacksonville’s Children’s Chorus will present the 20th Anniversary “Out of this World” Concert and AfterImage Documentary will present short student documentaries about people and places in Jacksonville.
UNF Market Days’ last event of the semester wrapped up April 22 at 3:00 p.m. 
Photo by Jack Drain

The color pink invades Osprey Plaza  

Spinnaker April 23, 2015
Inflatable obstacle courses, subs and a dance to raise breast cancer awareness filled the Osprey Plaza yesterday for the last Market Days event of the semester...
News in brief: orchestra concert, Distinguished Voices lecture, Interfaith scholarship reception

News in brief: orchestra concert, Distinguished Voices lecture, Interfaith scholarship reception

Spinnaker April 20, 2015
On-campus events for this week include an orchestra performance of an all-Russian program and a lecture by Dr. Richard Leakey.
News in brief: Selma, student research and Lavender Graduation

News in brief: Selma, student research and Lavender Graduation

Spinnaker April 13, 2015
News in Brief: Screening of Selma, graduate student research symposium and LGBT resource center hosts graduation celebration
Spinnaker Radio celebrates its FM launch in Osprey Plaza

Spinnaker Radio celebrates its FM launch in Osprey Plaza

Spinnaker April 13, 2015
Spinnaker hosted a launch party for the new FM Spinnaker Radio station, which can be heard on WSKR 95.5 FM.
News in brief: drag show, Tough Talons race and a dinner dance

News in brief: drag show, Tough Talons race and a dinner dance

Spinnaker April 6, 2015
This week's "News in brief" includes information about a drag show, a pool party, an international dinner dance and more.
UNF Men’s Tennis beats Kennesaw State 4-0

UNF Men’s Tennis beats Kennesaw State 4-0

Spinnaker April 1, 2015
Despite the weather, the Ospreys defeated the Owls 4-0 in a home match.
UNF baseball loses 2-1 to FGCU in Atlantic Sun opener

UNF baseball loses 2-1 to FGCU in Atlantic Sun opener

Spinnaker March 31, 2015
In the Atlantic Sun Conference opener three-game series this past weekend, UNF's baseball team lost 2-1 to FGCU...
Students show their true colors on a banner at Osprey Plaza

Students show their true colors on a banner at Osprey Plaza

Spinnaker March 10, 2015
Students signed a banner that will be presented to Head Coach Matthew Driscoll and the men's basketball team.
Mac Miller performs in the rain at UNF

Mac Miller performs in the rain at UNF

Spinnaker March 5, 2015
Students braved the rain to watch Mac Miller’s set on the first day of the OZ Music Fest on the Hodges Stadium field on March 5.
UNF Market Day celebrates Mardi Gras with beads and jambalaya

UNF Market Day celebrates Mardi Gras with beads and jambalaya

Spinnaker February 18, 2015
UNF celebrated Mardi Gras in the Osprey Plaza during Market Day on Feb. 18.
Governor Rick Scott  made his announcement on the second floor of the UNF Bookstore.Photo by Camille Shaw

Rick Scott: textbook tax cut, Bright Futures expanded

Spinnaker January 22, 2015
On UNF's campus on Jan. 22, Scott announced a plan to cut the textbook sales tax and expand Bright Futures into the summer.
Osprey Production’s fourth annual Winter Fest will be held tomorrow at the Student Union Plaza.   Photo courtesy Facebook

Snow will fall during Osprey Productions’ fourth annual Winter Fest

Spinnaker January 21, 2015
Osprey Productions will host the fourth annual Winter Fest on Jan. 22 in the Student Union Plaza. It is free for everyone.
Sublime with Rome will play at UNF for Osprey Productions OZ Music Fest on March 5-6.Photo courtesy Facebook

Sublime with Rome is one of two bands headlining the OZ Music Fest

Spinnaker January 16, 2015
Osprey Productions announced that Sublime with Rome will headline at their first ever Spring OZ Music Fest in March.

Police Beat: August 2014

Spinnaker August 12, 2014
The following information is according to University of North Florida Police Department reports.

Police Beat: June – July 2014

Spinnaker July 21, 2014
The following information is according to University of North Florida Police Department reports.

Summer B kicks off with BBQ, camels, and more

Spinnaker June 25, 2014
The Spinnaker is checking out all the Summer B Kickoff festivities. See if you can spot yourself in our videos and photos of the events! Most recent: FIFA World Cup viewing in the SU game room.

Anthony Tallie is found

Spinnaker June 19, 2014
Update on previously missing UNF student Anthony Tallie - he's been found.

UNF baseball stars Weeks, Trexler drafted into the majors

Spinnaker June 9, 2014
Two of the boys from the North Florida baseball team were drafted into the majors this weekend. Drew Weeks was taken in the 7th round and David Trexler was nabbed in the 17th.

Big-time soccer swoops onto campus: US Men’s Soccer Team practicing at Hodges Stadium

Spinnaker June 3, 2014
US Men's Soccer will be training at UNF's Hodges Stadium today and tomorrow to prepare for their exhibition match against Nigeria on Friday.

Ospreys’ clinch playoff berth in last home series

Spinnaker May 12, 2014
Ospreys won two games in their home series against the Lipscomb Bison this past weekend. The team earned a clinch playoff berth to the Atlantic Sun Conference and their first shutout game of the 2014 season.

UNF assistant professor named Leader of Leaders

Spinnaker May 4, 2014
Dr. Judy Cormeaux, a UNF associate professor of nursing, was named a Leader of Leaders by the National Student Nurses Association.

Mary Lambert headlines LGBT’s 11th annual FCPC

Spinnaker April 1, 2014

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MOCA displays Leigh Murphy’s imagination through her artwork

Spinnaker March 26, 2014
Leigh Murphy's artwork includes symbols such as sea shells, bones and skulls. An exhibit of her work, "Observing Objects," will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art March 24 to May 11.

Osprey Clubhouse opening soon

Spinnaker March 24, 2014
Construction on the Osprey Clubhouse will be complete May 1 and will feature a pool deck, laundry facilities, a game room, a gazebo, and Pita Pit.

Carlo Fassi calls out apathetic student body

Spinnaker March 5, 2014
Carlo Fassi, current Student Body President, responded late March 4 to a daily news story. His comment originally appeared on the Spinnaker's Facebook page and is reproduced here.

Homecoming 2014 photo gallery

Spinnaker February 20, 2014

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230 parking spaces reserved for private event

Spinnaker January 21, 2014
Garage 38’s second floor lost 230 parking spaces from 5 p.m. Jan. 20 till 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 because they were blocked off for patrons of a Presidential Lecture.

UNF defeats Lipscomb, fourth in winning streak

Spinnaker January 7, 2014
UNF Ospreys defeat Lipscomb, their latest win in a streak of four.

Boathouse closed early, 40 parking spaces reserved

Spinnaker December 11, 2013
The Boathouse closes early today and 40 parking spaces are reserved for a UNF Foundation holiday party.

Switchfoot concert defies expectations

Spinnaker December 3, 2013
Switchfoot's concert on Oct. 24 combines a movie and music experience.

Daily Discovery: Danny Brown – Old

Spinnaker December 3, 2013
Danny Brown's two albums combine differing themes and contribute to his unique rap sound.

UNF men’s surf team beats UF

Spinnaker November 25, 2013
Despite rough weather, the UNF Surf Team's first ever tow-at competition against UF results in a win for UNF.

Daily Discoveries: Death Grips and DJ Rashad

Spinnaker November 22, 2013
Doug Markowitz from Spinnaker Radio brings a daily discovery, featuring Death Grips and DJ Rashad.

Bright Futures chances dim for future undergraduate students

Spinnaker November 11, 2013
High school classes of 2014 will face higher standards to qualify for Bright Futures than earlier classes.

Fall Concert photo gallery

Spinnaker November 7, 2013
Photos by Ali Blumenthal

Swoopocalypse 2013

Spinnaker November 5, 2013
Students ran from zombies in the Swoopocalypse Oct. 31.

Reported armed robbery near campus

Spinnaker October 21, 2013
Three students reported armed robbery on campus

Letter to the Editor: Don’t ignore the threat of the national debt

Spinnaker October 11, 2013
Joseph Turner, UNF Student Body Treasurer, wants students to pay attention to the national debt.

Oct. 4 B&A highlights

Spinnaker October 7, 2013
Several clubs and individuals made funding requests - only one was denied.

Race affecting rush

Spinnaker October 4, 2013
UNF's Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life reacts to complaints of racism in the rush process at the University of Alabama.

What killed MyHousing

Spinnaker October 4, 2013
UNF’s MyHousing website suffered two security breaches within two years before being permanently taken down in June 2012.

Ozzie’s Oktoberfest 2013

Spinnaker October 3, 2013
Ozzie’s Oktoberfest 2013 is back. Come out and enjoy some food, entertainment and beer.

Organic Project’s request for extra funding approved

Spinnaker September 29, 2013
The UNF Organic Project recently requested more funding to attend an environmental leadership conference called “Power Shift” in Pittsburgh, PA. It was approved with a 32-0 vote.

Students gather in memory of Kappa Alpha brother

Spinnaker September 25, 2013
Students gathered at the Coxwell amphitheater to honor the memory of a recently deceased Kappa Alpha brother.

What not to wear to class

Spinnaker September 12, 2013
A new semester has begun, and one thing can make or break the vital first impression with your new classmates and professors: Fashion.

Must-See Fall Concerts

Spinnaker September 11, 2013
We may not get to experience packed concerts with stunning performers like The Killers and Lady Gaga, but Jacksonville has a diverse lineup this fall, according to Spinnaker Radio’s Music Director Mason McGough.

The Spinnaker Will Continue Promoting What It Reports: Spinnaker Editorial of June 12

Spinnaker June 18, 2013
The Spinnaker is asked to stop using a certain word in front of freshman.

UNF grad and former football star J.T. Townsend dies

Spinnaker June 5, 2013
Townsend died overnight Tuesday of a heart attack. The foundation he established provided equipment and money for dozens of First Coast families.

SG Senate meeting tomorrow

Spinnaker May 7, 2013

Student Government is holding a senate meeting tomorrow at 6:30 p. m., May 8. It is the only senate meeting for the month of May. Throughout the summer, Student Government will hold four senate meetings. SG...

UNF student dies in crash

Spinnaker May 1, 2013

UNF student Alex Pepple died in car crash Friday, April 26. According to a press release from JSO, Pepple was driving on Mandarin Road at approximately 2:48 a. m. when his car struck an oak tree and...

Inside the Huddle: April 17

Spinnaker April 17, 2013
This takes me back to when the PGA banned the hockey-putter after Happy Gilmore took down the field and Shooter McGavin for the title. Of course, after seeing Gilmore’s success, everyone rushed to their nearest sporting goods store and hopped on the hockey putt train, creating a new wave of excellent putters. This new belly putter takes me right back to the days of old, and I foresee a similar outcome.

Society forces victims of rape into silence: Spinnaker Editorial of April 17

Spinnaker April 17, 2013
Rape is a crime often times going unreported. We're part of a culture that implicates repercussions for reporting a horrible misdeed that deserves justice.

Photo Gallery: Boys Like Girls at Ozzie’s Spring Ticket Music Festival

Spinnaker April 16, 2013

Boys Like Girls played the headline spot at Osprey Productions' Ozzie's Spring Ticket Music Festival Friday night. The event was moved to the UNF Arena due to Friday's weather forecast. Photos by Ali...

Letter to the Editor: marijuana at UNF

Spinnaker April 15, 2013
UNF Vice President of Student Affairs Mauricio Gonzalez's responds to the Spinnaker's recent articles on marijuana busts around campus.

Spring is here; dress accordingly

Spinnaker April 14, 2013
Spinnaker fashion columnist Garrett Haupt helps us to navigate what to wear as spring is ushered in.

Angela Bruno writes a letter to the Editor

Spinnaker April 10, 2013
Angel Bruno writes the Spinnaker with complaints and draws attention to how Greek life demands outgoing and motivated students.

Britt Stromquist writes a letter to the Editor

Spinnaker April 10, 2013
Britt Stromquist writes the Spinnaker with complaints and draws attention to how everyone should be involved in university life.

The Spinnaker explains its intentions: Editorial of April 10

Spinnaker April 10, 2013
The Spinnaker addresses recent complaints concerning its publication, outlines its mission and processes, and expresses its hopes to get along with other UNF organizations.

Some students get arrested for marijuana possession, some don’t: Spinnaker Editorial of April 3

Spinnaker April 3, 2013
Is it fair that some students get labeled criminals when busted with marijuana while others are merely sent to Student Conduct?

Letter to the editor

Spinnaker March 29, 2013
This is response to David Jaffee’s letter to the editor, Student Loans: The New Debt Peonage, March 14, 2013.

Spinnaker editorial of March 27

Spinnaker March 28, 2013
Big decisions that affect students — from fee increases to bans on campus — were planned without proper notice given to those students.

Inside the Huddle: March 27

Spinnaker March 27, 2013

What do you think of FGCU's March Madness run to the Sweet 16? Travis Gibson: It's crazy to think FGCU's run would have never happened if UNF had more...

Yet to boot: Boots are a tasteful trend in the winter and spring months.

Spinnaker March 25, 2013
Boots are a trend in fashion and have been showing up on the feet of UNF students. Garrett Haupt gives his advice on the trend and asks students to send him whatever fashion questions or comments they may have.

Sbarro equipment auctioned off

Spinnaker March 14, 2013

By Zach Carter, Contributing Reporter Leftover property from the closed Sbarro restaurant was put up for auction last friday. Bob Garner, VP of First Coast Auction, said the two-hour auction...

Student Loans: The New Debt Peonage

Spinnaker March 14, 2013
UNF Professor of Sociology David Jaffee details the extent to which student loans are weighing down the country as a whole — and, of course, the imminent effects on college students.

Inside the Huddle: March 13

Spinnaker March 13, 2013

What's more surprising, the Anquan Boldin or Percy Harvin trade? Travis Gibson: I’m not surprised by the trades, but I am surprised by the teams each player ended up with....

Buildings three and four renamed for Skinner family

Spinnaker March 2, 2013

By Rebecca Krogman, Contributing Reporter Buildings three and four were renamed on Friday in honor of the A.C. Skinner family.The buildings, now named Skinner-Jones Halls North and South, are two...

Live Streaming of Elections Supreme Court Appeal Hearing

Spinnaker March 1, 2013

Watch live video from ospreytv on Justin.tv Editor's Note: Updated at 5:51 p.m. 3/01/13 with the entire broadcast. The Elections Supreme Court will decide if Eric Armetta and Jeffrey Young will be...

Live Streaming of Elections Appeal Hearing

Spinnaker February 27, 2013

Watch live video from ospreytv on Justin.tv Editor's Note: Updated at 6:55 p.m. 2/27/13 with the entire broadcast. The Elections Primary Court will decide if Eric Armetta and Jeffrey Young will be...

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