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Missy Salomon teams up with the Office of Prevention and Wellness for ‘Celebrate Your Body Week’

 After battling with her weight and self-image since childhood, Peers Care member Missy Salomon, will team up with the Office of Prevention and Wellness to host the annual “Celebrate Your Body”  week from March 27 to 31. To Salomon the event is about informing and letting students on campus know their bodies should be appreciated. “As long as you’re doing what you need to do to be healthy, then you’re fine,” Salomon said. Salomon said her self-image was always a hard topic to discuss because of her cultural heritage. “I am Haitian. A lot of minority cultures, especially the...

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Don’t give in to the stress, choose happiness

People rarely think of stress as a positive thing. However, whether realized or not, stress can be a motivator that either forces change or makes people see the reality of circumstances. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, the presidential election was a factor to the high levels of stress in our nation. Elections are full of controversy and opinions. Both the left and the right use whatever resources, whether negative or positive, to reach nomination. Elections require attention. Attention is where the stress begins to form. Everyone pays attention when presidential elections roll around. Political ads...

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Renaissance Academy announces 2017 schedule

Classes at FGCU have began, and the Renaissance Academy at FGCU is open for spring term enrollment. The Renaissance Academy is an academy where adults can enroll in noncredit classes to continue their educational experience. Its creation is part of FGCU’s mission of “cultivating lifelong learning and the discovery of new knowledge.”  All of the revenue generated at the academy is used to benefit the university. The academy itself offers a variety of courses from finding your creativity to managing stress with hypnosis. “Our goal is to find something interesting, something affordable, something that is available to just about...

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Board of Trustees to meet for the end of the semester

On Friday, Dec. 9, FGCU’s Board of Trustees is scheduled to convene for their last meeting of the year. During this meeting, BOT will decide on the approval of a revised timeline for the presidential search and have an informational discussion regarding Performance Based Funding.    The revised timeline would extend FGCU’s presidential search application period to Jan. 31, 2017. There were 10 candidates selected by FGCU’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee. These candidates were scheduled to be interviewed on Nov. 17 and 18. Two out of these ten candidates withdrew from the search prior to their scheduled interview. Therefore,...

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Women in politics? Absolutely.

We are a nation of diversity — including both males and females — or so we think. We have elected the 45th president of the United States of America, and, yes, he will be a male, but that was the people’s choice. We must respect the election and proceed as a unified nation. In the U.S., we pride ourselves on having acceptance for females in the political spectrum, but are they really included at the national level? As a female myself, I want to know that we are being represented, especially in politics. Representation goes beyond just changing a...

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Muslim Student Association hosts diversity event near library

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Muslim Student Association celebrated humanity and diversity by creating discussions with students and faculty near the old library entrance. The event “We are Human” sought to make everyone welcome, let FGCU students meet members and discover the many commonalities that exist between everyone. Members were willing to answer questions and start dialogue. “It’s about making friends today,” said Farwa Khan, the MSA president. She said the event’s objective was to embrace similarities, while forgetting the differences. During the event, participants were given a sheet of paper where they would write a fact about themselves....

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Scholarship House showcases rent free living in North Lake

On Sep. 26, 2016, the Gresham-Kite Pilot Scholarship House in North Lake Village opened its doors to welcome Eagles in hopes that students become aware of the rent-free living opportunity. The Welcome Center team and students were invited to tour the house and experience the atmosphere. This was done in order to showcase the scholarship house and its purpose of helping Eagles reach their potential by relieving the stress of housing costs. Ambassador Tatiana Castro said the main focus is making the Scholarship House well-known and connected with the community. The Scholarship House is an opportunity that exists for...

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Clinton: Email scandal or political distortion?

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account and server during her tenure as Secretary of State has dominated the headlines over the past several months. However, it is still unclear to many what the actual scandal is and if it is valid. There are many conflicting views among Americans. Some say Clinton’s use of a personal email account and server could have placed the country’s safety in jeopardy. According to the released FBI investigation, the “investigation and forensic analysis did not find evidence confirming that Clinton’s accounts or mobile devices were compromised by cyber means.” However,...

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Brother fundraises for memorial scholarship in honor of Rebeca Olivera

A GoFundMe page has been created in honor of former Eagle Rebeca Olivera by brother Paul Olivera to establish an endowed memorial scholarship at FGCU. Rebeca, an FGCU graduate with an environmental engineering degree, was an international student whose legacy is full of positivity for everyone, with a focus on service and dedication. Sept. 5 marked the first year since Rebeca’s death. The idea for the scholarship came from a friend in the Office of International Services. Paul agreed with the idea, knowing that Rebeca would love it. The scholarship started through a link with the FGCU Foundation. The donation...

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