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Slutwalk brings awareness to sexual assault

For the first time on FGCU’s campus, Slutwalk was brought to life to promote advocacy and awareness. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and many fraternities, sororities and other student organizations came together to eliminate discrimination against people, regardless of gender or identity. The event took place on April 7 at the Veterans Pavilion. Nine speakers and performers shared their personal experiences and encounters with issues surrounding slut shaming and sexual violence. The event curated a crowd of all...

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Lee Builders Care raises money at annual BBQ, Bands and Brew event

Lee Builders Care held the seventh annual BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraising event on Sunday, April 3 at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The event, which was presented by title sponsor All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales, raised a record total of $116,000 to go toward providing emergency construction and repairs to residents in need in the Lee County area. “It’s an event like this where there’s literally thousands of people already at where your donation, your fee when you come in the door goes toward that,” said Chris Clinton of All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales....

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FGCU student Joshua Mena featured in FGCU Effect

It has been more than two months since FGCU debuted “The FGCU Effect.” The ad has seemed to garner positive attention for the university as a whole. Fourth-year bioengineering student, Joshua Mena, was one of the several students who took part in the filming process and ended up being featured in the final product. “As for the actual TV spot that came out, that I feel like has really shifted people’s perspective of FGCU,” Mena said. “It’s more than basketball. It’s all these majors. It’s all these people. It’s all these passions.” The commercial has aired on various local...

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Spring Fling dance held at FGCU for disabled students

The second annual dance for those in the community with disabilities was held Saturday, March 19 in the Cohen Center ballroom. The event, which was a more casual affair than last year’s inaugural starry night prom, was a tiki bar themed spring fling. The number of attendees nearly doubled this year. Along with the 96 participants from the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, compared to last year’s 46, more than 100 FGCU students also attended FGCU Spring Fling for a fun way to receive service-learning hours. Two-time event co-organizer Lauren Morimanno, a service-learning ambassador, said the event will be...

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Chi Omega hosts lip sync battle for Make-A-Wish

The Pi Mu chapter of Chi Omega at FGCU hosted its first ever lip sync battle on Friday, March 18 at Estero High School. The event included raffles for the audience and fraternity members to buy into as well as performances from FGCU fraternities and sororities, who all signed up for a chance to win a $100 donation to their respective organization’s philanthropy. Kappa Delta came out as the event’s first place winner with Sigma Phi Epsilon coming in close second. Kappa Delta member Dana Goronsky took pictures after the event with her team and was caught playing with...

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FGCUnited and The Nest face-off in SG debate

The Wednesday night debate setup was more formal than in previous years. In the end, the concept was the same: two students representing each Student Government party sat in front of their peers to present and defend the platforms they say will make FGCU a better place to go to school. The first party to introduce itself was the FGCUnited party, represented by treasurer candidate Zachary Livesay and vice presidential candidate Rachel Whittaker. Presidential candidate Jack Emmer was unable to attend the debate because of a personal tragedy. Livesay and Whittaker are both transfer students from other Florida universities...

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