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A sign that was held by a protester during the Take a Stand Against HB999 protest that took place on the library lawn Monday April 10, 2023. Students and faculty took turns speaking out against the bill and explaining its repercussions.

Florida House Bill 999: What It is, What It Isn’t, and Its Potential Impact at FGCU

Emma Rodriguez and Eddie Stewart May 8, 2023

This story was written before the the amendments were made to the bill and reflects the initial public reaction. Florida House Bill 999—Postsecondary Educational Institutions (HB 999)— is a controversial...

Students at FGCU are currently faced with limited housing leading up to the fall 2023 semester.

Students Desperate for Housing Turned Away From Residence Halls Due to Maxed Capacity

Alex McNamee, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023

For students looking at which colleges they would like to attend, one thing that they look at is housing. From which dorm, room type and who to room with, new and returning students rely on housing to...

FGCUs fifth presidential-elect, Aysegul Timur, sat down with Eagle News for an interview after she was announced as FGCUs next president on Thursday May 4, 2023.

Aysegul Timur Elected as FGCU’s First Female President

Hayley Lemery, Assignment & Features Editor May 4, 2023

The Board of Trustees elected Aysegul Timur as FGCU’s fifth president on May 4, 2023. This will make her FGCU’s first female president. Pamela McCabe, coordinator of University Communications and...

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Sex Doesn’t Have to be a ‘Taboo Thing’

Alex McNamee, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023

For students, the word “sex” can be a taboo thing. When it comes to sex and our sexuality, many people find it embarrassing to talk about. Dr. Martha Rosenthal is a professor of neuroscience and physiology...

Pride flags lining the walkways through the library lawn. Pride Week at FGCU kicked off with a block party in the library lawn on November 28, 2022.

Researchers Look Into LGBTQ Students Footing at FGCU

Neil Nestor, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

A small group of researchers have chosen FGCU as their sample for interviews geared towards students’ experiences at a predominantly white institution. Their project hopes to understand how the campus...

The Home Base  Florida treatment facility is located on FGCU’s campus in the Kleist Health Education Center.

Veterans Seek Out Home Base Florida at FGCU

Kylie Vetter, Contributing Writer May 1, 2023

FGCU, in partnership with Home Base Florida, is striving to help service members, military families and relatives heal from the emotional and physical damages of war. Home Base is a nonprofit organization...

University Recreation and Prevention and Wellness Merge, Forming University Recreation and Wellness

University Recreation and Prevention and Wellness Merge, Forming University Recreation and Wellness

Hayley Lemery, Assignment & Features Editor May 1, 2023

Starting today, the University Recreation department and the Prevention and Wellness department will be merging to form University Recreation and Wellness. Tammy McCaslin, director of Student Success...

As Graduation Approaches, Students and Families Encounter Ticket Scams 

As Graduation Approaches, Students and Families Encounter Ticket Scams 

Gracie Burgess, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

Due to the capacity of the graduating class, FGCU is holding four graduation ceremonies to accommodate families, but some students and families feel this isn’t enough.  With spring 2023 commencement...

U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering undergraduate researchers Trent Rogalski, Gabriel Alford and Terence Wise working on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Project. Photo courtesy of Terence Wise

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Project Reduces Campus Dining Food Waste 

Alexandra Porter, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Food scraps are being turned into fertilizer and energy for local homes through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Project.  The project was created by Seneshaw Tsegaye, an FGCU environmental and civil engineering...

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Journalists Educate the World

Konstantinos Vranishti, Contributing Writer April 26, 2023

From “Acta Diurna,” a gazette with social and political topics of Ancient Rome, to prestigious newspapers of modern days, such as The New York Times, journalism has been the lighthouse of truth at...

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Florida Students Have Until May 15 as FASFA Deadline Nears

Kylie Vetter, Contributing Writer April 26, 2023

With spring semester quickly coming to an end, it’s students' last chance to apply for financial aid for the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline students must submit the form in Florida is May 15, 2023. Free...

FGCU’s R.I.S.E. Academy Celebrates First Graduating Cohort

FGCU’s R.I.S.E. Academy Celebrates First Graduating Cohort

Abigail Muth, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

FGCU’s R.I.S.E. program, previously the Soaring Eagles Academy, will have their first cohort of students walking the stage this May in preparation for their students graduating this summer.  R.I.S.E....

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