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Venezuelan students react to new travel restrictions

Venezuelan students react to new travel restrictions

October 3, 2017

UNF students from Venezuela have mixed opinions about new travel restrictions affecting the country. The restrictions announced by the Trump administration Sept. 25 affect certain foreign nationals from...

Photo by Luiza Motta

Vigil on campus will honor victims of Las Vegas attack

October 3, 2017

The UNF Muslim Student Association is holding a vigil Tuesday to honor victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. in Osprey Plaza. All UNF clubs, students and faculty...

UNF kicks off Banned Books Week celebration

UNF kicks off Banned Books Week celebration

September 25, 2017

https://twitter.com/unflibrary/status/911953372114247682 The Thomas G. Carpenter Library will hold its annual Banned Books Week celebration this week. The national celebration is a decades-long tradition...

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OP plans changes for future concerts after student feedback

September 21, 2017

Osprey Productions will not hold a fall concert this year based on student feedback, according to OP Director Rachel Bryant. Following the Week of Welcome (WOW) concert, Bryant said, OP saw student...

UNF School of Nursing among 50 nationwide to receive grant for White Coat ceremonies

August 31, 2017

UNF received a grant to host White Coat ceremonies for the School of Nursing, a UNF press release announced Aug. 28. Medical schools have conducted the ceremonies for decades as a rite of passage to...

Sage the Gemini at UNF: WOW concert brought in a small, lively crowd

Sage the Gemini at UNF: WOW concert brought in a small, lively crowd

August 27, 2017

Ospreys flocked to the Arena Saturday to see rapper Sage the Gemini perform at the Week of Welcome concert. Osprey Productions put on the event, which was free for students. The space was hardly...

Photo by Michael Herrera

10 campus services you should know about

August 21, 2017

After the lull of a deserted summer campus, fall semester is here, and students are back at UNF. Both new and returning Ospreys should know that campus offers a lot more than classes. Here is a...

Dont be bored: keeping intersession exciting

Don’t be bored: keeping intersession exciting

August 14, 2017

Summer classes are over and it’s time to enjoy the intersession break. While activities on campus have slowed down, there’s plenty to explore in the city beyond UNF. In a city as large as Jacksonville,...

UNF student searching for cause of dolphin health problems

UNF student searching for cause of dolphin health problems

August 11, 2017

Some people don’t know there are dolphins living in the Saint Johns River. Even more are unaware that they’re in trouble, according to UNF coastal biology graduate student Amber Brown. In recent...

Group fitness at UNF: what you need to know

Group fitness at UNF: what you need to know

July 25, 2017

For students who don’t feel at home at the gym, following an instructor - and knowing someone will tell them if they’re doing a move wrong or going to hurt themselves - is a requirement for a good...

Mood and Drink Pairings

Mood and Drink Pairings

July 20, 2017

Alcohol is such an integral part of college culture, it’s almost a cliché. For many students, it’s all about finding the cheapest drinks possible, regardless of taste. But when that gets old and...

New St. Johns Town Center businesses add job opportunities for students

New St. Johns Town Center businesses add job opportunities for students

July 6, 2017

UNF students looking for jobs close to campus can expect a slew of opportunities with the upcoming St. John’s Town Center expansion. Located just minutes from campus, the shopping center has more than...

People of UNF: What are your plans for Fourth of July?

People of UNF: What are your plans for Fourth of July?

July 3, 2017

Do you have plans for the Fourth of July? Just go out with my friends. Do you usually watch fireworks? I am new here in America. I just came last spring, so I don’t know what they actually...

UNF shines a light on domestic violence with 8th annual Take Back the Night

UNF shines a light on domestic violence with 8th annual Take Back the Night

April 7, 2017

The UNF Women’s Center and Alpha Chi Omega held the eighth annual Take Back the Night event Wednesday to raise awareness of interpersonal violence. The event featured a march through campus, a candlelight...

Callie Stewart, Yemila Lowry, Brianna Ballard. Photos courtesy of Tierney Harvey

Shopping with a campus dietitian

February 23, 2017

Students received grocery shopping tips right in the store at the "Shopping with the Dietitian" event Tuesday. UNF’s campus dietitian, Yamila Lowry, met a group of students at Winn Dixie on Baymeadows...

Photo by Lili Weinstein

Creativity and community combine in Lend-A-Wing Can Castle Competition

February 10, 2017

Students showed school spirit and supported the UNF community at the Homecoming Lend-A-Wing Can Castle Competition on Thursday. Clubs gathered to build elaborate displays out of cans and other goods...


UNF Biology and prenatal sharks: An inside look

January 13, 2017

UNF biology students may have a role in revolutionizing shark research--by creating a pregnancy test. A pregnancy test for sharks may not seem important to the average person, but for biology professor...

Photo by Jack Drain

UNF senior follows his dream as a Jiu-Jitsu fighter

November 27, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuuNBJO2B1g A typical day for UNF senior Iuri Lucius involves training for two hours at a local gym and weightlifting for another hour. To the average student, that may...

Image by Brittany Moore

UNF grad reflects on viral hurricane sensation

October 20, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HHWr-3tYQE Video by Brittany Moore While most people were taking shelter from Hurricane Matthew, one UNF graduate headbanged to a Slayer song in the middle of the storm....

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Osprey Productions’ brings back annual Rocky Horror Picture Show

September 25, 2016

Students should expect a “fun, raunchy, weird affair” at the Osprey Productions (OP) presentation of Rocky Horror Picture Show Sunday, said Junine Castin, director of OP. Though the event was cancelled...

Dr. Brian Thornton says he tries to be understanding toward students during finals season, since he know it gets stressful.  Photo by Tierney Harvey.

Finals Week: Decoded by professors

April 26, 2016

Most students know the feeling of dread that comes with putting off final papers until the last minute or staying up all night to cram for an exam. For many Ospreys, the stress of finals week has no rival....

The installation features flyers and ticket stubs that Shurman has collected by going to shows. (Photo by Tierney Harvey)

Library installation shows off Jacksonville’s electronic dance music culture

April 16, 2016

Most students heading to the library this time of year are only thinking about upcoming finals. But before you prepare to swipe your card to enter the library, check out the newest installation displaying...

7 Helpful Apps for College Students

7 Helpful Apps for College Students

March 5, 2016

Young people get a lot of flak for wasting time glued to their phones. And sure, having so many apps available in our pockets makes it easier than ever to procrastinate and find distractions. Smartphones...

(Photo Courtesy of the African American Student Union)

Breaking Bad’s “Gus” Giancarlo Esposito Concluded Black History Month at UNF

March 1, 2016

Breaking Bad’s “Gus” Giancarlo Esposito wrapped up UNF’s Black History Month festivities on Feb. 25 for UNF’s Black History Month Proclamation. Esposito, an African-American actor and director,...

 Graphic by Rachel Rector.

5 Reasons to Have a Job in College

February 26, 2016

  College is all about self-discovery and trying new things. We sometimes do things like join clubs and sororities to make some friends, and branch out into new electives to find our niche. So...

Sorority sisters created hand-made games for the carnival.

Kappa Alpha Theta Supports Children in Need

February 24, 2016

The University of North Florida’s Eta Omicron chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) was honored recently with the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Community Advocate of the Year Award. GAL is a volunteer...

King tabling for the LGBT Resource Center.  Photo courtesy Danae Leake

Student Fulterius King promotes diversity and inclusion on campus

February 11, 2016

Fulterius King landed an opportunity to support and advocate for minority populations when he received a National Board of Certified Counselors Minority fellowship last week. The competitive program...

Photo takin of Dodd while on her study-abroad in Greece last summer.

Student Caroline Dodd takes leadership outside of the classroom

February 7, 2016

For Caroline Dodd, attending classes only makes up a fraction of her experience at UNF. Dodd, a junior studying public health, has already busied herself into several leadership positions on and off...

Capturing the beauty of Urban Spaces in downtown Jacksonville

Capturing the beauty of “Urban Spaces” in downtown Jacksonville

February 1, 2016

How would you describe downtown Jacksonville? Dusty. Empty. Sad. Desolate. Dangerous. To some, Jacksonville is a dull city without a nucleus to spark creativity. But UNF photography professor Alex Diaz...

Cain is a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on nonprofit administration. Photo courtesy of Chelsey Cain

2016 Caring Award winner acknowledged for her Theatre On A Mission non-profit work

December 4, 2015

Since 2012, UNF student Chelsey Cain has been using the arts to bring hope and education to children in developing countries as a way to raise awareness of their poor living conditions. UNF recognized...

Students could pick up many of the smaller animals.

Photo courtesy Osprey Productions

Students celebrate the season at fourth annual Harvest Festival

November 20, 2015

Ogier Gardens and Osprey Productions hosted the fourth annual Harvest Festival on Wednesday at the Coxwell Amphitheater to give students a chance to have fun celebrating the harvest season. The event...

Healthy Osprey hosted another installment of their Every Mind Matters series Monday night. Photo by Kimberly Appleby

Healthy Osprey Hosts Every Mind Matters with “Vulnerability” TED Talk to Increase Mental Health Awareness

November 12, 2015

Healthy Osprey continued its Every Mind Matters series Nov. 9 with a public discussion based on researcher-storyteller Brené Brown’s Ted Talk as a way to increase awareness on mental health and the...

Osprey Productions cancels Rocky Horror Picture Show

Osprey Productions cancels Rocky Horror Picture Show

November 7, 2015

Copyright issues led to the last-minute cancellation of Osprey Productions’ Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, Nov. 7. “There was an internal oversight issue with the contract,” said Katie...

Photo by Spinnaker Media

UNF to distribute eight stipends for social work students in 2016

November 2, 2015

UNF has been awarded eight stipends of $6,000 to distribute to social work students for the current academic year. The stipends are part of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Program, which is designed...

Photo by Alexis Molinaro

UNF recruiting participants in binge-eating disorder study

October 14, 2015

UNF’s Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program is recruiting female participants for a binge-eating disorder (BED) study. The study aims to learn whether a Web-based video conferencing intervention...

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