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Student Government President Josh Ballin and Vice President Kayla Reiter stand on either side of Dean of Students Michele Yovanovich.

Student Government elections results are in

February 28, 2019

Florida Gulf Coast University's student government hosted its election night party on Thursday, February 31. Winners for President, Vice-President, and senators were announced. Produced by: Kaela Thompson Filmed...

Presidential hopeful runs unopposed

Presidential hopeful runs unopposed

February 21, 2019

By Alexandra Figares Editor-in-Chief Presidential candidate Josh Ballin along with running mate Kayla Reiter are running for Student Government’s executive positions unopposed. “It’s a really cool...

FGCU ready to elect

FGCU ready to elect

February 6, 2019

By Alex Figares On Tuesday, Feb. 26, students will be able to participate in the annual Student Government elections. Election campaigning will begin on Feb. 19 and will run through the 28th, and students...

EN Photo by Sean Porter // NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson speaks to the crowd during her keynote address.

Big names attend First Amendment Fest

November 15, 2018

By Alexandra Figares Editor-in-chief As the sun rose over FGCU Tuesday morning, the scent of breakfast and chatter between local journalists and students inaugurated FGCU’s First Amendment festival in...

EN Photo by Bret Munson // Florida governor-elect Ron DeSantis waves to the crowd at a rally in Fort Myers leading up to the election.

DeSantis wins Florida governor’s race

November 7, 2018

The GOP will maintain control of Florida’s governor seat as Republican Ron DeSantis defeats Democrat Andrew Gillum, with 49.86 percent of the vote. In the nail biting race, DeSantis won by a one percent...

Tom Brezinski, at right, votes while his service dog Suzie lays at his feet at the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Norwalk, Calif. The general election takes place on Nov. 6th. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

GOP voter turnout is “bringing it home” in Lee County

November 2, 2018

The race for Florida’s U.S. Senate and gubernatorial seat is tight, but republicans are “bringing it home” in Lee County, statistics show. Of the 196,605 ballots cast, republicans account for nearly...

EN Photos by Bret Munson // Andrew Gillum, left, and Ron DeSantis speak at their respective rallies, which were both held this week in Fort Myers.

New Poll shows Gillum and Nelson leading Florida

November 1, 2018

By Alexandra Figares Editor-in-chief A new poll released by CNN Thursday shows a tight race for Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial seats – and blue is in the lead. The poll, which was conducted by...

Finding Lee County early voting locations

Finding Lee County early voting locations

November 1, 2018

If you plan to vote early and you're registered to vote in Lee County, check the map to see the available polling places. https://story.mapme.com/57af6e27-c81d-48cb-943f-6342780a0ff8

EN Photo by Bret Munson // President Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at Wednesday's MAGA rally.

Trump endorses DeSantis and Scott in Fort Myers rally

October 31, 2018

By Alexandra Figares Editor-in-chief President Donald Trump made an appearance at Hertz Arena Wednesday endorsing Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Gov. Rick Scott for U.S. Senate. The...

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to travel to Pittsburgh following last weekends shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump to speak at rally in Fort Myers

October 31, 2018

By Alexandra Figares Editor-in-chief Expect traffic congestion, President Donald Trump is coming to Hertz Arena this evening for a “Make America Great Again” campaign. In an email sent to students,...

EN Photos by Bret Munson // Andrew Gillum addresses the crowd at his rally on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Nearly a thousand people attended the rally.

Gillum: Flip Florida Green

October 31, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hopes to “flip Florida green”, addressing environmental concerns at a town hall meeting in Riverdale Park in Fort Myers. Nearly 1,000 people swarmed...

Back to the drawing board: The life and times of the FGCU Alumni bench bill

October 24, 2018

Student Government has submitted a new bill for the Alumni Traditions Bench – just a few hours after the Supreme Court overturned the original bill. The new bill, Senate Bill 1819-027: Traditions Bench,...

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