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Daily Discovery: AlunaGeorge – Body Music

September 3, 2013

Pop has a totally different face in the UK. In the United States, the rules for a big hit are unspoken, yet omnipotent: a song cannot exceed the four-minute mark, it cannot deviate from the verse-chorus-verse...

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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.

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

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’

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

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

October 26, 2012

By Zach Sweat, Staff Reporter On a dark night at Neptune Beach, a small group of observers gathered around to watch as a fire spinner ignited each end of his staff. As the music blasting from...

Classifieds: November 7, 2012

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?

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

October 10, 2012

It’s October, and October means that annual health campaign National Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be starting up events to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research. Coinciding...

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

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

September 24, 2012

Cultural immersion is an important part of the college experience, but it can all too easily be missed by students who do not know where to find it. To help solve this problem, UNF’s Interfaith...

Two UNF students turn over a new leaf on academic networking

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. If you have never experienced this before,...

Newly renovated gallery opens doors with new exhibit

September 10, 2012

By Zach Sweat, Staff Reporter When a number of organizations looking to exhibit their traveling art shows approached UNF’s Intercultural Center for PEACE in 2004, the school had no space to put...

New annual music festival seeks to give back

August 20, 2012

A new annual music festival has found its home in Jacksonville with hopes of raising money to supply developing countries with clean drinking water for years to come. Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson...

Hashtag Controversy: #unf might not mean what you think

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. Hashtags like #UNF are...

Get to Know Your: Disability Resource Center director

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

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

April 18, 2012

By: Zach Sweat, Contributing Writer Surfing is king when it comes to water sports in Jacksonville, but two UNF volleyball players have set out to change that. During the last Fall semester, Allison...

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