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Opinion: Law against bongs is misguided

July 3, 2013

Since July 1st in Florida, smoking devices such as pipes and bongs have been deemed illegal. Not only are these devices illegal, but those found selling these items can be charged with a third-degree...

Boy Scouts’ policies are outdated, intolerant

June 15, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America are known for volunteer work in their communities, earning assorted badges for their merits and participating in various outdoor activities. According to their website, Scouting.org,...

Friendships have a life-span

April 17, 2013

College is often a turbulent rush of new experiences and relationships. You’re at a point where you may still be in contact your high school friends, but you’ve likely moved away. You’re also making...

Some friendships have a lifespan

April 17, 2013

As you grow and your relationships don’t, you’ll need to cut some ties College is often a turbulent rush of new experiences and relationships. You’re at a point where you may still be in contact...

Generation Y do you smoke?

April 4, 2013

Why do young people still smoke? When compared to the older generations of our parents and grandparents, our generation has been raised relatively free of ignorance regarding the effects of smoking...

College students don’t have to live like they are poor

March 27, 2013

It costs a lot of money to go to college in order to make some money one day. You might remember some lectures about spending and saving from your parents. But now, you’re in college and out in the...

VD, Anyone?

February 13, 2013

No, not venereal disease. Not Vampire Diaries. Valentine’s Day. There has to be more to Valentine’s Day than teddy bears and candy hearts. Valentine’s Day started off as a day to recognize...

Did the Super Bowl XLVII commercials achieve their goals?

February 6, 2013

Super Bowl commercials try to comply with their audience’s need to be entertained, and in the process, I wonder if the advertisers’ messages are achieving their ultimate goal: selling more...

Everybody has a Facebook, right? Nope.

January 30, 2013

One might ask, “Is it even possible not to have a Facebook?” Coming from someone who’s lived without a Facebook for her entire life, I can say that it is indeed very possible. I don’t...

Thank You: two words that go a long way

January 22, 2013

Why write a thank you note? Simply because you are grateful for something. It could be for a gift you received or a good deed done by another person. You just might want to acknowledge a friend or...

With the new year comes resolutions and helpful tools to achieve our goals

January 11, 2013

What are your new year’s resolutions? To get in better shape, make higher grades or, perhaps, to just get your act together? Whatever they may entail, it is a new year and with that comes new...

Enough with the “F” word already, UNF

December 2, 2012

It happens every semester. You would think we’d be ready, prepared and not at all surprised by what’s about to happen. We dread the date and cringe as it approaches. Finals (please excuse my...

Rated PG

November 22, 2012

I couldn’t wait to get away to college, away from my parents, and I am glad that I did. But just because I moved away from them doesn’t mean I don’t want them involved in my life.I have...

Column: Lining up for our future

November 8, 2012

You have the right to vote, so why didn’t you? Perhaps the lines were too long, and you had to get to class. Maybe you couldn’t decide who to vote for. You might feel as if you really aren’t...

Column: We need a president who can mix sex, politics

November 5, 2012

Let’s face it, teenagers are horny. They will have sex whether they have society’s permission or not. And they ought to be educated on the process, so where does the education start? This is...

Column: Ladies, don’t let your costume become free Halloween porn

October 28, 2012

According to About.com, modern Halloween practices resemble medieval mumming, wearing costumes and causing mischief, and souling, going door to door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for treats. This...

Column: ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ takes me on a strange journey

October 22, 2012

What is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? Hard to say … something about a Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania. The show is loud and offensive, full of dancing, throwing, yelling,...

Column: From college to career

October 15, 2012

What do you want to be when you grow up? Besides Batman. The odds are that you probably have a general field in mind, such as business, teaching or the circus, but a specific job or company might...

Column: Anxiety, anyone?

September 25, 2012

You’re alone in your new apartment. You hear the door open. Is it your roommate or a murderer? The horror movies your brain has absorbed over the years start playing in your mind. You don’t...

Column: To avoid ending up as a starving artist, I became a business major

September 10, 2012

I am majoring in business because, simply put, I don’t want to be a starving artist. I could’ve bypassed the whole college route entirely and busted tables or flipped signs on the side of the...

How does the other half live: A call for co-ed living

September 4, 2012

What can guys teach girls? Nothing, they’re dumb and have cooties. Wrong. What can girls teach guys? Nothing, they’re too complicated. Also wrong. In college, many of us find ourselves...

With a cute puppy comes great responsibility

August 27, 2012

So you finally moved out of your parents’ home and embraced your new found freedom. Whether you’re feeling alone in your apartment or still spiteful when you recall all the times your parents...

UNF launches new mobile app, mobile-friendly website

August 14, 2012

UNF announced a new mobile app for students, staff, and alumni and a new mobile-friendly UNF website Monday. A university press release said the app allows mobile access to campus maps, university...

A theft and a sick person: Police Beat for the week of August 3

August 4, 2012

August 2 Theft (Osprey Fountains) - The officers met with the victim who said his laptop was stolen from his unlocked room while he was at the pool. His roommates said they were in their rooms with...

Students start picking up graduation gear at the bookstore

July 23, 2012

  EDIT (July 24, 2012 @ 5:35 p.m.): Due to a reporter's error, the final day of allotted ticket distribution is July 28, not July 27. Seniors can start picking up their gowns, tassels, tickets...

Pepsi wins contract, replaces Coke on campus

July 18, 2012

The beverage choices are changing on campus. UNF is in transition from carrying Coke products to carrying Pepsi, instead. Associate Director of Auxiliary Services Tully Burnett said this is due...

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