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FGCU Returns to In-Person Commencement Ceremonies This Fall

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor August 2, 2022

Florida Gulf Coast University is returning to in-person commencement graduation ceremonies since the pandemic for fall 2022 graduates. FGCU’s Commencement Team alerted the student body through an email...

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Dead Body Found in South Village

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor August 2, 2022

A man was found dead near Garage B in South Village just before 4 a.m. on Aug. 2. The University Police Department responded to the scene. They do not suspect any foul play.  Pamela McCabe, the Coordinator...

Graphic by Bella Lopez

Promoting Protection in FGCU Housing

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor July 11, 2022

Prevention and Wellness Services is improving a newly instated initiative to supply condoms to student residence halls, so students have easy access to resources that contribute to safe sexual health. The...

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Two children dead after Lake Como drowning

Tori Foltz, Editor-in-Chief July 5, 2022

Two children, ages 12 and 7, were confirmed dead Tuesday afternoon by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office after drowning yesterday in Lake Como at North Lake Village.​ Tuesday afternoon, President...

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UPD Police Chief Update

Hayley Lemery , Assignment and Features Editor July 5, 2022

For the last three months, James Slapp has assumed the position of Interim Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police for the University Police Department. On March 29, 2022, the Coordinator of...

Photo courtesy of For the Love of Cats

For the Love of Cats

Hayley Lemery , Assignment and Features Editor June 28, 2022

A local nonprofit organization, For the Love of Cats, is going into its second year of partnership with FGCU to offer scholarships to undergraduate biology students interested in veterinarian medicine. Last...

Presidential Search Continues

Presidential Search Continues

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor June 20, 2022

FGCU's Board of Trustees is looking to fill the presidency position that Dr. Michael Martin has filled for almost five years. FGCU’s fourth president is set to retire from his position by the end...

The ultimate connection between sustainability and music: FGCU Food Forest collaborates with The Bower School of Music

The ultimate connection between sustainability and music: FGCU Food Forest collaborates with The Bower School of Music

Tori Foltz, Editor-in-Chief May 23, 2022

Sustainability and music are two completely different things, but a few passionate students found a way to make them intertwined, complementing each other in a celebration that everyone can enjoy. And...

25 years at FGCU: A digital history project

25 years at FGCU: A digital history project

Tori Foltz, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2022

Living in 2022, digital history is a thing of the future. This year was FGCU’s 25th anniversary and one student here thought it was important to showcase that history digitally. FGCU history and accounting...

FGCU Student is ‘Monkeying’ around in South Africa

FGCU Student is ‘Monkeying’ around in South Africa

Emma Rodriguez, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

Broadening one’s horizons is the vehicle to knowledge, experience, and growth. This March, FGCU Environmental Science Masters student Ella Guedouar embodied this sentiment and traveled abroad to study...

US Congressman Byron Donalds visits FGCU to talk about Critical Race Theory

US Congressman Byron Donalds visits FGCU to talk about Critical Race Theory

Gwendolyn Salata, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

U.S. Congressman Byron Donalds visited Florida Gulf Coast University last Monday and spoke about critical race theory to FGCU Turning Point USA members. He spoke in opposition of critical race theory...

A Manta Ray breeding ground discovered in South Floirda

Tanner Jenni, Contributing Writer April 20, 2022

A marine biologist is educating FGCU students about the importance of a recently discovered possible manta ray breeding ground. In February 2022, marine biologist and research scientist, Jessica Pate,...

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