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Meet Brittany Borges: Southwest Florida’s Python Princess

March 14, 2020

“It was an accident!” Brittany Borges said while laughing, when asked how she got into python hunting.  Borges, 28, lives in Naples, Fl with her husband. The couple own a plumbing business together.  Borges...

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Boxed wine worthy of your love

March 9, 2020

By Leah Sankey News and Features Editor Step aside Franzia, you’re making boxed wine look bad. Boxed wine has a bad rap – but wine in a box can be seriously good. Aside from boxed wine becoming increasingly...

The Student Government President will be announced tonight: Here’s a summary of both candidates

The Student Government President will be announced tonight: Here’s a summary of both candidates

February 27, 2020

Jacob Goldman is running for Student Government President at FGCU with the Evolution Party. “Evolution to me, means growth,” Goldman said. “So, not necessarily coming in and just changing things,...

Person fell from sixth floor of FGCU parking garage, is expected to survive

January 31, 2020

At approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning, UPD was notified of a person who had fallen from the sixth floor of Garage B at South Village Housing. UPD responded and located the subject on the ground outside...

Police Beat

Police Beat: Prevented suicide, dorm party fight, and stolen bike

January 26, 2020

On Friday, Jan. 17, an FGCU student told authorities he wanted to jump off of a ledge. Subject was said to have past suicide attempts and idealization. An officer went to Park Royal hospital with the subject. On...

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FGCU grads create connection building platform just for students

January 16, 2020

Fieldr is a web-based platform that bridges the communication gap between students and employers/recruiters. The platform was created by two 22-year-old Florida Gulf Coast University graduates, Natalie...

Barnyard Yoga is held at Good Fortune Farms in Lehigh Acres. Here, a baby goat is seen helping a yogi with a pose. EN photo by Leah Sankey

I tried goat yoga and you probably should too

January 9, 2020

The GPS took me through a long maze of roads alongside farmhouses with massive yards. Finally, I arrived at Good Fortune Farms for my much anticipated goat yoga class. I was greeted by a pony that came...

EN photo by Leah Sankey.  A sunset on Fort Myers Beach. Town council members say that they are doing what they can to reduce plastic waste on the island.

Florida law makes it illegal to ban plastic bags

December 28, 2019

By Leah Sankey Assignment & Features Editor A plastic bag may never fully decompose; oftentimes it simply breaks down into micro-plastics. According to the Surfrider Foundation, a 501 grassroots non-profit...

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The life and death of FGCU football

December 4, 2019

By Leah Sankey & Harold Solomon IV Hundreds of students around the United States were ‘offered’ to play on Florida Gulf Coast University’s football team during the week of Nov. 20. FGCU has 15...

FGCU’s Club Football coach resigns amid controversy

November 26, 2019

After Kevin VanDuser sent hundreds of 'offers' to high school students across the United States to play on the Club Football team at the university, controversy ensued. Although the high schoolers were...

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FGCU’s club football sent ‘offers’ to 100+ high schoolers across the U.S.

November 20, 2019

By Leah Sankey & Harold Solomon Over 100 students spanning the U.S. were 'offered' to play on Florida Gulf Coast University’s football team. FGCU has 15 Division I sports teams; however, football...

The image that is circulating the internet after over 100 students were

BREAKING: A volunteer with FGCU’S football club has extended “offers” to over 100 individuals across the country

November 20, 2019

In a tweet released by FGCU the university stated the following: "Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a member of the Division 1 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), successfully operating...

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