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Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, at least 5 dead

At least five people were killed and at least eight were injured in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, Jan. 6. According to CNN, the airport was evacuated and the shooter, Esteban Santiago, 26, is now in custody. According to NBC 6, Santiago was a passenger on a Canadian flight with a checked gun. The shooter claimed his baggage and then proceeded to a bathroom to load his gun. Then, Santiago came out and started shooting. Santiago was on Delta flight #1088, traveling from Anchorage, Alaska to Minneapolis-St. Paul, which landed Friday morning. From there he...

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FGCU to possibly partner with first fully sustainable town

FGCU has been committed to being an environmentally conscious university since its founding in 1991. Now, in less than a year, FGCU may have the opportunity to extend this commitment with the opening of Babcock Ranch. In April 2016, Babcock Ranch revealed its plans on becoming the world’s first solar powered town. Babcock Ranch, located on the line of Lee and Charlotte County, is a 91,000-acre property that was owned by Edward Babcock, a lumber businessman and a politician, from 1914 until 2006. In 2006, the property was purchased from the Babcock family by the real estate company Town...

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Disney releases first look at the live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

After much anticipation, the first trailer for Disney’s live action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” was released on Monday, May 23. Emma Watson, who will be playing Belle in the film, first shared the short glimpse of the film on her Facebook page. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, the trailer already has 47 million views. The trailer begins with the always-recognizable Disney intro. But, this time, it isn’t Cinderella’s castle that Tinker Bell is flying over; it the Beast’s castle. For the first 45 seconds of the trailer, viewers are taken throughout several rooms in the...

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FGCU loses two in FAU doubleheader

The FGCU softball team lost both games on Wednesday, April 20 in a doubleheader against FAU. Despite earning eight hits against FAU’s Kylee Hanson in game one, the most she has given up all season, FGCU struggled to push runners across the plate. The Owls got started early in game one, scoring three runs in the second inning off of FGCU pitcher Ashley Dobson. FAU scored again in the third, taking the lead to 4-0. The Eagles were not able to score until the fourth inning when shortstop Louie Ross hit her second homerun of the season over the left center field fence. Dobson kept...

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SPIOP speakers advise graduate applicants at last event of the semester

Students Promoting Industrial and Organizational Psychology held its last event of the year on Thursday, March 24. The organization invited guest speakers to offer advice on writing resumes and applying for graduate school. The event kicked off with food and drinks to celebrate the last event of the year for SPIOP.  The attendees included students focusing in industrial and organizational psychology as well students majoring in other disciplines. The event was presented by the SPIOP advisor, psychology professor Terence Leary, and Gerald Schoenfeld, a professor in the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU. Schoenfeld was the event’s first guest...

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FGCU softball ends ten-game win streak after suffering losses to Ball State and Notre Dame

The FGCU softball team ended its ten-game win streak on Saturday, March 5 after losing to Ball State 3-2 and Notre Dame 6-1. The Eagles lost to Ball State in the first game on Saturday in the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Spring Break Classic. On Friday, the Eagles beat the Cardinals 9-3. Both teams battled till the end in their second meeting of the weekend, even forcing the game to go into an extra inning. Neither team earned a hit or a run until the fourth inning when Ball State scored one run on a double to right center,...

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FGCU baseball club begins fourth year

For the members of the FGCU baseball club, baseball has always been an important part of their lives. Coming into college however, focusing on school was top priority. But for these students, baseball was not something they wanted to give up. So what did they do? They started the first ever baseball club at FGCU. The club got its start three years ago when previous club president, Brandon Weber, contacted FGCU students he played baseball with in high school. The team had only twelve players in their first season, most coming from the same hometown. “My freshman year Brandon...

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FGCU softball earns first win of the season against Chicago-Illinois

The FGCU softball team won its first game of the season against Chicago-Illinois on Saturday, Feb. 13. The Eagles beat the Flames 4-3 in their second game of the day at the FGCU Kickoff Classic. Both pitchers started off strong, neither giving up a run until the fifth inning. FGCU starting pitcher Ashley Dobson and Flames starter Karissa Frazier both had five strikeouts during the game. In the fifth inning, however, both pitchers began to lose focus. The Flames scored their first run with two outs on a single to right field by Laura Swan. The Eagles fought back...

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