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FGCU suffers loss to UF in Orange Bowl Basketball Classic

FGCU suffers loss to UF in Orange Bowl Basketball Classic

December 23, 2018

Sam Palmisano Opinion Editor The FGCU men’s basketball team suffered a 77-56 loss to the University of Florida in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this past Saturday. The...

Giving gifts harms the economy and environment

December 5, 2018

By Sam Palmisano Opinion Editor December is upon us. It’s the time of year where people do most of their gift-giving. Between major religious holidays and those of us with December birthdays, millions...

AP FILE PHOTO // In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers Eli Harold (57), Eric Reid (35) and Marquise Goodwin (11) kneel during the national anthem before a game.

The NFL is losing fans on both sides

August 27, 2018

By Sam Palmisano Opinion Editor We are just a couple of weeks out from opening day for the National Football League, but many are preparing to boycott the upcoming season. It’s been two years since...

FGCU HACKS: Top 10 FGCU tips

FGCU HACKS: Top 10 FGCU tips

August 25, 2018

By Sam Palmisano Opinion Editor As a new year begins, it’s important to start off with some great advice from the people who have done this all before. I asked around campus, and everyone had plenty...

EN Photo by Bret Munson // The library might have a copy of your textbook if you dont want to make a full commitment.

The search for cheaper textbooks

August 24, 2018

By Sam Palmisano Opinion Editor Textbooks are a major expense that every student worries about as soon as classes start. For many general education courses, you can skate through by renting cheap books...

Economic doom: tariffs and trade wars

July 26, 2018

Protectionist policy hurts the people The best shirt I’ve ever purchased reads, “Tariffs not only impose immense economic costs but also fail to achieve their primary policy aims and foster political...

So you think you can trust the government

July 23, 2018

Most people don’t trust other people. If people were inherently good, the world would look much different than it does today. Nevertheless, people aren't naturally good, so they don't trust other people. Therefore,...

Florida official blunders background checks

July 18, 2018

How one employee failed the state of Florida On June 12, 2016, 49 people were gunned down and 53 were wounded in one of the deadliest shootings in our country’s history. The Pulse Nightclub shooting...

Campus dining is making sustainable strides

July 17, 2018

One thing that draws many students, including myself, to FGCU is the environmental concentrations and sustainability focus of the university. FGCU Campus Dining has implemented a series of goals to continue...


Increasing the Triple Bottom Line: Investing in Sustainability

July 5, 2018

Around our campus, we hear about sustainability quite often. Most people consider it an environmental buzzword that really rolls off the tongue when bragging about FGCU. In short, sustainability defines...

242 years of declining liberty

July 3, 2018

When Patrick Henry proclaimed the famous words, “give me liberty or give me death”, he did so because to him, death is a preferable alternative to a life without liberty. Some, myself included, believe...

‘Day Zero’ May Be Approaching on a Global Level

June 17, 2018

‘Day Zero’ May Be Approaching on a Global Level Late in 2017, the mayor of Cape Town, South Africa predicted that there would soon come a day the city would run out of water. The coined “Day Zero”...

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