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Police Beat

UPD Beat

Jenna Hackeman, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

An RA called UPD Sept. 17 to report a fight between two male students on the fifth floor of Eagle Hall. The RA told UPD that both of the male students pushed past her and left the area. According to the...

Police Beat

UPD Beat

Jenna Hackeman, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

On Sept. 9, a female student made a report with UPD and stated she had a recording of a preacher on the campus hitting a male student with a sign. The male student tried to take the preacher's sign which...

Police Beat

UPD Beat

Jenna Hackeman, Staff Writer September 11, 2022

On Sept. 4, a female student called the University Police Department (UPD) to file a report on a male student for pulling a gun on her at Viva Le Mirage Night Club. According to the report, the male student...

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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...

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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...

COVID-19 Grant Available to Students

Haley Beale, Contributing Writer March 12, 2022

The last COVID-19 grant is being offered to FGCU students who are in need of financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Education is providing supplemental funds to assist students impacted by COVID-19....

Chi Omega President embezzles money

Brannigan and Varnadore Win Presidential and Vice Presidential Election

Riley Hazel, Assignment and Features Editor March 3, 2022

Student Government candidates gathered outside The Boardwalk to hear the results of the 2022-2023 election, just hours after the polls closed. Supervisor of Elections Emory Cavin announced FGCU’s...

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FGCU Announces Plan to Phase Out COVID-19 Services

Riley Hazel, Assignment and Features Editor February 27, 2022

FGCU announced yesterday that it will begin to phase out its COVID-19-related resources, according to an email. The Veoci app and its contact tracing system will become inactive on March 7, the first...

Police Beat

UPD BEAT

Alexandra Porter, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

Jan. 21, a call went out to UPD from a mother concerned about not hearing back from her daughter. About 10 minutes after the call, UPD contacted the daughter who said that she could not answer her mother’s...

Iona Tornado

Iona Tornado

Tori Foltz, Staff Writer January 29, 2022

On Sunday, Jan. 16, a tornado touched ground in Fort Myers and was rated EF-2 with max winds of 118mph, the first EF-2 in Southwest Florida in six years. Although it was on the ground for less than two...

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)

The ‘Eagle Shot’ Resurges

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...

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