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Daily Discovery: AlunaGeorge – Body Music

Zach Sweat September 3, 2013
On Body Music, each track is just as catchy as the last, and every expression of love just as cathartic.

Jacksonville Bands musically spar for chance to open for main stage event

Zach Sweat March 4, 2013

Osprey Productions’ Ozzie’s Spring Ticket Music Festival April 12 will not only feature performances by bands such as The Ready Set, DJ Hesta Prynn and Boys Like Girls, but also one lucky band selected...

Question of the Week 2/27

Zach Sweat March 4, 2013

If you could design the perfect dream job, what would it be? “My dream job would be to own my own event planning or wedding planning company in San Francisco, and just party with the West Coast.” Chelsea...

UNF to present Opera ‘Gianni Schicchi’

Zach Sweat February 27, 2013

The UNF opera ensemble is once again bringing theater and music to campus March 1-3 in the form of the one-act comic opera Gianni Schicchi. This time, however, the opera program seeks to draw more...

Students motivate each other to train for the annual Gate River Run

Zach Sweat February 22, 2013

In 1997, the Dottie Dorion Fitness Center gathered a group of UNF students together and turned them into a collection of well-groomed runners known as the “Cardio Birds.” And the tradition continues. The...

Jacksonville Chinese Association celebrates Chinese New Year at UNF

Zach Sweat February 11, 2013

The Jacksonville Chinese Association hosted its annual New Year’s celebration event Feb. 9 to bring in the Year of the Snake. This year’s event featured acts such as an onstage performance of PSY’s...

Question of the Week 2/6

Zach Sweat February 6, 2013

What’s your reaction to great white sharks being spotted off of Jax Beach?   “It’s frightening but exciting at the same time.” Thad Adamek, engineering       “It’s...

So What’s Your Story? Dr. Tes Tuason comes to UNF from across the globe

Zach Sweat February 6, 2013

How do some people who were born in extreme poverty become rich, while others remain poor? This is the question that Dr. Tes Tuason, associate professor at the University of North Florida, has sought...

Foreign Trade mixes various influence for original sound

Zach Sweat January 15, 2013

As any musician knows, standing out from the endless sea of would-be artists and mundane bands is the first step toward breaking out from the crowd and becoming a successful group. With a diverse...

LGBT students, staff to share stories in first ‘Coming Out Monologues’

Zach Sweat January 13, 2013

UNF’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center here at UNF has hosted many events since its establishment in 2006, but none quite like this. On Jan. 16, the LGBT Resource Center...

The power of a mustache: Mo Jax seeks to spread men’s health awareness to the Duval community.

Zach Sweat November 17, 2012

If grown and maintained properly for a month, a mustache can be quite the sight, and an easy conversation starter. Using the power of well-grown mustaches, the Movember Foundation seeks to spread...

Electronic dance trio Corporate Slackrs shares stories of its recent success

Zach Sweat November 14, 2012

The room was covered in black soundproofing material and the desk was piled with electronic devices. The faint glow from the computer screen and LEDs provided the only illumination in an otherwise...

Opera Ensemble Presents Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’

Zach Sweat November 6, 2012

Since its introduction in 1972, the UNF music department has grown into one of the most recognized college music programs in the U.S. It was not until 2007, however, that The Music Flagship Program...

Historical Society members share the rich past of the historic Durkeeville area

Zach Sweat November 3, 2012

The Durkeeville Historical Center is a hard place to spot if you don’t know what you are looking for. The small building is located in Durkeeville, the historic African-American community that...

Fire spinning catching on in Jacksonville

Zach Sweat October 26, 2012
Catching fire: Two Jacksonville fire spinning groups share about an art form that has become popular with UNF students.

Classifieds: November 7, 2012

Zach Sweat October 23, 2012

Recruiting Soft Contact Lens Wearers Make money participating in Optometry Training Sessions at the Vistakon Campus (Southside & JTB). $125-$175 per session for those eligible to participate. Contact:...

Passwords: To Share or Not to Share?

Zach Sweat October 18, 2012

If a friend or significant other asked you to give them access to your Facebook, email or other similar account, would you? As our society moves into the thick of the digital realm, the trend of sharing...

UNF and Mayo Clinic to host the eighth annual Upbeat Pink concert

Zach Sweat October 10, 2012
UNF and Mayo Clinic seek to promote breast cancer awareness through the eight annual Upbeat Pink musical tribute. The concert will be held Friday, Oct. 12 in the Lazzara Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m.

UNF anthropology students search for evidence of French fort, Spanish platoon

Zach Sweat October 3, 2012

Any given Friday near the Fort Caroline National Memorial along the St. Johns River, UNF anthropology students can be found deep in the Florida marsh, searching for evidence of a lost French fort. Fort...

The Interfaith Center kicks off new Art and Soul Café series

Zach Sweat September 24, 2012
Art and Soul: The Interfaith Center’s new series of coffeehouse-style concerts and workshops aims to bring students together. Last Thursday, the Interfaith Center featured its first artist, Al Letson, at the student union.

Two UNF students turn over a new leaf on academic networking

Zach Sweat September 12, 2012
Everyone knows the feeling of walking into a class on the first day of school, looking around the room, and realizing you don’t know a single person there. In order to solve this problem, two UNF undergraduates have created a way for students to connect with one another all over the nation via a website.

Newly renovated gallery opens doors with new exhibit

Zach Sweat September 10, 2012
Art and war: The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery hopes to teach Ospreys and the Jacksonville community through the expression of art. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

New annual music festival seeks to give back

Zach Sweat August 20, 2012
Want to hear some great local music and support a great cause? Check out the Clean Water Music Festival at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall August 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. All profits from the fest go toward charity: water

Hashtag Controversy: #unf might not mean what you think

Zach Sweat July 6, 2012
Using a simple hashtag such as #UNF when tagging a post about our University seems harmless enough, but that simple three-letter abbreviation may mean more than you think.

Get to Know Your: Disability Resource Center director

Zach Sweat June 26, 2012

Kristine Webb has a passion for working with college students who have diagnosed disabilities. For the past six years, Webb has used that passion to benefit UNF students as the director of UNF’s Disability...

East Coast track, field athletes sound off their favorite pre-race preparations

Zach Sweat May 26, 2012

Isiah Young sleeps for eight hours the night before a major track meet. When he emerges from his dream-filled dormancy, he eats a good breakfast. Young, an Ole Miss criminal justice junior, is...

Two volleyball players start standup paddle boarding club at UNF

Zach Sweat April 18, 2012
Two UNF volleyball players start a stand-up paddle boarding club to introduce the Jacksonville community to the exhilarating world of paddle boarding.
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