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Long CAPS Wait Times

Riley Hazel, Assignments and Feautures Editor December 24, 2021

Note: Megan is a pseudonym to protect the privacy of those interviewed. A surge in demand for FGCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services has left some students facing long wait times this semester. Ashley...

FGCUs Recreation and Wellness Center opened January 2020. EN Photo by Julia Bonavita

Recreation and Wellness Center opens new ‘Rec Deck’

Riley Hazel, Assignment and Features Editor December 13, 2021

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Recreation and Wellness Center has just opened its own outside workout area. “The Rec Deck is different in that it provides a space for multi-functional training,...

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FGCU President addresses campus preacher

James Curtis, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

Many students on campus have experienced walking by the “preachers” that come to campus regularly. Safe to say, students are not huge fans of these people that come to FGCU. “I don’t think he...

FILE - This Wednesday, April 19, 2017 file photo shows the beer cooler behind the counter in a convenience store in Sheridan, Ind. In future sweltering years with a double whammy of heat and drought, losses of barley yield can be as much as 17 percent, computer simulations show. And that means “beer prices would, on average, double,” even adjusting for inflation, said a study published in the journal Nature Plants on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Eagle Shot

Riley Hazel, Assignments and Features Editor November 22, 2021

Student Government has revived the Eagle Shot, an initiative designed to offer students added security during their time at participating bars. The program, which was first launched in 2019, allows...

Theatre Department presents first in-person play since COVID-19

Katie Fogarty, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Florida Gulf Coast University’s theatre department showcased its first in-person play since the pandemic this month. Dr. Dan Bacalzo directed "The Misanthrope," and selected it specifically to be...

Photo by Riley Hazel

Cattyshack Cat Cafe reaches 1000th adoption

Riley Hazel, Assignment and Features Editor October 14, 2021

A Fort Myers coffee shop is the newest cat shelter in town, and it just reached a big milestone. The Cattyshack Cat Cafe hit 1,000 adoptions yesterday after over a year in business. The cafe takes in...

Meet Boomer and Tobin, the therapy dogs partnering with Prevention and Wellness

Meet Boomer and Tobin, the therapy dogs partnering with Prevention and Wellness

Riley Hazel, Assignments and Features Editor September 30, 2021

This past Wednesday Prevention and Wellness hosted their weekly Healthy Hump Day event in front of Howard Hall. The stars of the event were Boomer, 2, and Tobin, 4, a pair of Great Pyrenees. Mikayla...

Chi Omega President embezzles money

Board of Trustees votes to suspend Soar in 4

Riley Hazel, News and Features Editor September 14, 2021

This afternoon FGCU’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to suspend the Soar in 4 program for students entering in the fall of 2022. The suspension will not impact current FGCU students who are pursuing...

No More Soar in 4? Update

No More Soar in 4? Update

Riley Hazel, News and Features Editor September 8, 2021

This story has been corrected to reflect the fact the suspension of the FGCU Soar in 4 program is not official. FGCU President Mike Martin released an update this afternoon on Soar in 4, after the university...

No More Soar in 4?

No More Soar in 4?

Riley Hazel, News and Features September 8, 2021

This story has been corrected to reflect the fact the suspension of the FGCU Soar in 4 program is not official. Florida Gulf Coast University is looking to suspend Soar in 4 pending a re-evaluation...

HB233 to Ironically Limit Intellectual Thought on Campus

HB233 to Ironically Limit Intellectual Thought on Campus

Riley Hazel, Contributing Writer August 5, 2021

Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation this past month that will require public universities and colleges to annually survey their students and staff about their beliefs, citing in the bill that these...

EN photo by Julia Bonavita.

Updated Campus Dining Schedule For 2021

Riley Hazel, Contributing Writer January 23, 2021

FGCU’s Campus Dining has released an updated spring schedule complete with new hours and closures. BYOB, Boar’s Head and the Marketplace at Howard Hall were hit the hardest, closing for the remainder...

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