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SWFL Hot Spot: Urban Buzz

March 29, 2021

Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer “No coffee shop in Cape Coral has better coffee, better people, or a better atmosphere – we guarantee it,” this mission statement is shared by the Urban Buzz owners....

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Are You Looking For A Way To Spend Valentine’s Day?

February 12, 2021

By Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer We thought life would get back to normal by now, but with the future being uncertain with COVID-19, we can make the most out of this year’s Valentine’s Day. Whether...

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New Year, Same Restrictions?

January 21, 2021

By Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer   Did 2020 really end? Although the calendar says it is 2021, the world does not seem that much different. After COVID-19 led to millions of deaths, unemployment rates...

Celebrating 6 Feet Apart

Celebrating 6 Feet Apart

December 20, 2020

By Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer   On Monday afternoon, November 23rd, I called my grandmother to wish her a happy birthday. She just turned 74 and I was planning on visiting her in Georgia the day...

Katie Loudermilk standing with her bridesmaids in masks.

Getting Married in a Pandemic

November 24, 2020

By Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer   Most girls dream of a fairytale wedding. Although I was not obsessed over my future wedding, I did put a lot of effort into the planning. The one thing nothing...

A student sits in the FGCU library following the university's COVID-19 guidelines. EN photo by Julia Bonavita.

Making the switch to a reusable face mask

October 5, 2020

By Katie Loudermilk Contributing Writer Face masks are everywhere. Most businesses require a face covering before entering the building; however, some disposable masks are not making it into the trash. Hannah...

FGCU Women's Basketball Has First Player Opt-Out; EN Photo by Julia Bonavita

First Student-Athlete Opts Out of 2020-2021 Basketball Season

September 23, 2020

By Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer For the first time this year, one student-athlete has opted out of the 2020-21 season for safety reasons from the pandemic. Kierstie Phills has played for the FGCU women’s...

Students table for an event during FGCU's 2020 Weeks of Welcome. EN Photo by Julia Bonavita.

COVID-19: college student perspective

August 27, 2020

By Katie Loudermilk Contributing Writer Halfway through the Spring semester, I was thriving in my journalism classes and was enjoying meeting new people. This all changed very quickly, though. It feels...

Curious about the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle?

Curious about the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle?

February 17, 2020

By Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer Florida Gulf Coast University’s VegFest, Eat for the Planet, is coming to campus Feb. 17.    “We hope this event has a lasting impact on the campus, and we hope...

Frightmare on 78th replaces Haunted Hike

October 23, 2019

By Katie Loudermilk Staff Writer Gator Mike's Haunted Hike has been giving Southwest Florida a good scare for the last 27 years. This year, with new owners, Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park (formerly Greenwell’s)...

EN Photo by Katie Loudermilk. The sign outside of Kava Culture on Fort Myers Beach.

Kava Culture: The Kava Bar trend sweeping SouthWest Florida

October 2, 2019

By Katie Loudermilk Contributing Writer Kava Culture Kava Bars have been multiplying in the SouthWest Florida area in recent years. It all started when co-owner Caroline Rusher was inspired by the therapeutic...

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