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Alexandra Figares

Speaker system to be installed on Library Lawn

Student Government has passed a series of bills allocating $143,000 to install a speaker system on the library lawn. During the 2016- 2017 fiscal year, the previous administration allocated $63,500.00 in Senate Bill 1617-044, titled “Great Lawn Enhancement,” to install the system. However, it was determined the allocation wasn’t sufficent, prompting Student Government to draft another bill. According to Student Body president Jalisa White, the speakers will be installed by the time students’ come back from winter break. “Organizations had to lug big speakers out to the lawn, and it was just inconvenient for students,” White said. “This is...

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Programming board closes the semester with Marvel vs. DC on the library lawn

The world of comics is coming to FGCU this Thursday, as Programming Board presents Marvel vs. DC on the lawn. The event, marks the last event closing the semester, according to PB. “It’s really exciting,” Cariana Bever said. “I cant wait for this event and many more.” From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will be able to enjoy boneless wings, custom Frisbees and can stop for a chance to win Marvel or DC bracelets. The event will be held on the Library...

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FGCU freshman killed in motorcycle crash

An FGCU freshman in a fatal motorcycle accident on Saturday, Dec. 2, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Vonte Julian Mora, 19, was heading west on Cypress Lake Drive, when Nodira Turabova, 41, heading south on Principia Drive tried to make a left turn onto Cypress Lake Drive, and drove directly into Mora’s path. In an attempt to avoid collision, Mora swerved around the car but hit the left side of it and was ejected from the motorcycle onto the street. Mora was hit by a Ford headed east on Cypress Lake Drive tried to avoid hitting Mora, but...

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Programming Board to turn FGCU into a winter wonderland

On Friday, Dec. 1, FGCU will host its 4th annual Winter Wonderland event on the library lawn from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will include a cappuccino cart, snow globes, fried Oreos, stuff- a-penguin, a mechanical reindeer, free t-shirts and plenty more. The event is the brainchild of FGCU’s programming board, and has attracted a larger crowd each winter since its inception four years ago. In 2016, the event drew more than 1,000 students and PB is hoping the attendance will only increase. “I am very excited for this coming Friday’s Winter Wonderland,” Programming Board President Nick...

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Hello Black Friday

Brace yourselves: the biggest shopping day of the year is around the corner— Black Friday. On Friday, Nov. 24, millions of Americans will spend hours outside of retail stores trying to score the sweetest deals. According to NBC 2, the average shopper spent $299.60 over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2016, with 75 million Americans shopping in stores on Black Friday. So where does the name Black Friday come from? Contrary to popular belief, the term Black Friday was not coined from stores being “in the red” (no profit) to “in the black” (profit). In fact, the name Black Friday...

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FGCU’s seventh-annual Gobbler 5k kicks-off Thanksgiving festivities

Lace up those sneakers and burn some calories before Thanksgiving dinner. FGCU’s men’s and women’s cross-country club will host the seventh-annual Gobbler 5k, kicking-off the day’s festivities. The 5k, which benefits the men’s and women’s cross-country teams, will feature the Gobbler 5k, a one-mile Fun Run and a Tot Trot at Alico Arena with awards for the top-10 male and female finishers. The entry fee for the 5k is $25 plus a $2.50 sign-up fee or $35 on the day of the race, followed by a $10 fee plus $2.50 sign-up fee for the Fun Run. The Tot Trot...

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Thanksgiving campus hours

In light of the Thanksgiving break, some places on campus have adjusted their hours accordingly. Check out the adjusted hours before you head out.   Student Services Aquatics Center: Wednesday, Nov. 22: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (subject to change) Thursday, Nov. 23: CLOSED Friday, Nov. 24: CLOSED Saturday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (subject to change) Sunday, Nov. 26:  CLOSED   FGCU Bookstore: Wednesday, Nov. 22: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23: CLOSED Friday, Nov. 24: CLOSED Saturday, Nov. 25: CLOSED Sunday, Nov. 26:  CLOSED   FGCU CAPS: Wednesday, Nov. 22: 8 a.m. to...

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How two flyers became the talk of the school

Two flyers posted on the main entrance to the Cohen Center food court early Monday morning have caused some students to pause and question the motive behind their appearance. The flyers read “it’s okay to be white” typed in large font. Pictures of the flyers have been circulating around social media and have garnered strong reactions. FGCU has had similar politically motivated incidents in the past. Earlier in 2016, students found a fl yer promoting white supremacy posted to a pole outside the FGCU library. The flyer contained racially based language, like “white guilt” and “free yourself from cultural...

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FSU Bans Greek life indefinitely

Greek life is barred indefinitely at Florida State University effective immediately, following the death of a student after a fraternity house party. The ban prohibits fraternities and sororities from holding new member events, retreats, chapter organized tailgates, intramurals and hosting chapter meetings. Failure to meet with the regulations can result in immediate disciplinary action. The new regulations come shortly after the death of FSU Pi Kappa Phi pledge, Andrew Coffey, on Friday. Coffey was found unresponsive at a party. In an unrelated case, Phi Delta Phi member Garrett John Marcy was arrested Monday and charged with selling and trafficking...

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The truth behind daylight savings

It’s that time of year again where we turn our clocks back one hour for daylight savings time. On Sunday, Nov. 5, clocks will be turned back an hour at 2 a.m. and sunrise and sunset will be about an hour earlier than before. So, why do we do it? Most might attribute daylight savings time to a myth about farmers needing more time to work, but according to Time magazine, we can blame World War I for the 5 p.m. darkness. According to Time, the tradition began on May 1, 1916 in Germany, with the expectation of saving...

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