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How FAFSA changes affect students this aid year

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern July 22, 2024

This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid underwent significant changes due to the new FAFSA Simplification Act. The legislation aimed to simplify the financial aid application process for...


Heat waves could be more common as global temperatures rise

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern July 9, 2024

Florida is known for its humidity and scorching heat, but heat waves and extreme weather may become more common due to global temperature rise.  Last summer was the hottest on average in recorded history...

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Car-dependency and ‘third places’ in Jacksonville

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern July 8, 2024

Once hallmarks of the classic American aesthetic, pedestrian-oriented “third places” like quaint main streets and public squares are declining. Now, younger generations are left with little other...

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UNF offering two new financial technology degrees this fall

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern July 3, 2024

The University of North Florida will begin offering undergraduate and graduate programs in financial technology this fall. The bachelor’s in computing and information sciences from UNF’s School...

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Over 80% of the world lives with light pollution—what are they missing out on?

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern June 24, 2024

The stars above Jacksonville are slowly disappearing, becoming dimmer due to increasing light pollution and urban development. But the growing obstruction of our night sky shouldn’t only concern astronomers—it...

Maynite and White-Bing use the UNF librarys new recording studio to make ASMR content. (Sebastian Pandelache/Unsplash)

UNF library employees helping students relieve stress with ASMR content

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern June 18, 2024

ASMR has made its way to the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library, and the two librarians behind the videos said they hope this new resource will help students during stressful times.  Scientifically...

Tattoo artist Paul Booth of the United States works during the International Tattoo Convention Bucharest 2016 in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Prominent tattoo artists from across the world displayed their skills in the Romanian capital over the weekend.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Thirty-two percent of Americans have tattoos: Do they still carry a stigma?

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern June 7, 2024

Once seen as a rebellious symbol of counterculture or an indicator of criminal affiliation, tattoos have long been seen as unprofessional or even threatening. However, with 32% of Americans now having...

ChatGPT is a large language model chatbot that Open AI claims can “help with writing, learning, brainstorming and more.”

Students using generative AI to write essays and solve problems: Should we be worried?

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern June 6, 2024

Generative AI has entered the mainstream in recent years, prompting reactions ranging from cautious fascination to dystopian fear. These ever-improving programs are being used for various creative and...

FILE - Marijuana plants are seen at a secured growing facility in Washington County, N.Y., May 12, 2023. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift to generations of American drug policy that could have wide ripple effects across the country. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Amendment 3: The probability and impacts of legalizing recreational marijuana in Florida

Thomas Herrold, Reporter Intern May 23, 2024

If approved this November, Florida’s proposed Amendment 3 will legalize the recreational use of marijuana, allowing adults 21 and over to carry up to three ounces of the substance.  In Washington,...

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