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Venezuelan students react to new travel restrictions

Venezuelan students react to new travel restrictions

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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...

Osprey Productions. Courtesy of Facebook

OP plans changes for future concerts after student feedback

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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?

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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....

Photo courtesy Osprey Productions

Osprey Productions’ brings back annual Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey 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

Tierney Harvey April 16, 2016
Before you prepare to swipe your card to enter the library, check out the newest installation displaying memorabilia of Jacksonville’s underground dance music culture.
7 Helpful Apps for College Students

7 Helpful Apps for College Students

Tierney Harvey March 5, 2016
There are plenty of apps out there to put technology to good use, and actually help with schoolwork.
(Photo Courtesy of the African American Student Union)

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

Tierney Harvey 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.
 Graphic by Rachel Rector.

5 Reasons to Have a Job in College

Tierney Harvey February 26, 2016
College is all about self-discovery and trying new things.
Sorority sisters created hand-made games for the carnival.

Kappa Alpha Theta Supports Children in Need

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

Student Fulterius King promotes diversity and inclusion on campus

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

Student Caroline Dodd takes leadership outside of the classroom

Tierney Harvey February 7, 2016
Kappa Delta sister and Presidential Envoys student president, Caroline Dodd, takes her experience at UNF beyond the classroom.
Capturing the beauty of Urban Spaces in downtown Jacksonville

Capturing the beauty of “Urban Spaces” in downtown Jacksonville

Tierney Harvey February 1, 2016
UNF photography professor encourages students to creatively engage with downtown Jacksonville and results are rather refreshing.
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

Tierney Harvey December 4, 2015
Founded in high school, TOM is a nonprofit organization that brings theater to kids in impoverished nations.
Students could pick up many of the smaller animals.

Photo courtesy Osprey Productions

Students celebrate the season at fourth annual Harvest Festival

Tierney Harvey November 20, 2015
Love music, giveaways and a petting zoo all helped students de-stress and have fun.
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

Tierney Harvey November 12, 2015
The event was part of Healthy Osprey's Every Mind Matters series, which focuses on mental health awareness.
Osprey Productions cancels Rocky Horror Picture Show

Osprey Productions cancels Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tierney Harvey November 7, 2015
The cancellation was announced shortly before 8:00 p.m. Saturday. The event was scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m.
Photo by Spinnaker Media

UNF to distribute eight stipends for social work students in 2016

Tierney Harvey November 2, 2015
In an effort to reduce turnover and increase the social work force, the Florida Department of Children and Families has a sponsored a stipend program that allots money to Bachelor of Social Work students.
Photo by Alexis Molinaro

UNF recruiting participants in binge-eating disorder study

Tierney Harvey October 14, 2015
The study aims to learn whether a Web-based video conferencing intervention could help treat patients with binge-eating disorder.
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