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Hurricane Ian’s Destruction to Southwest Florida

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor September 29, 2022

Hurricane Ian touched down near Cayo Costa around 3 p.m. on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, having maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center advisory. Hurricane...

FGCU becomes a Blue Zones certified worksite, encouraging longer and healthier lives on campus

FGCU becomes a Blue Zones certified worksite, encouraging longer and healthier lives on campus

Hayley Lemery , Assignment and Features Editor September 26, 2022

FGCU takes pride in the sustainability that they teach and practice on campus. As the university continues to grow its efforts to promote “green” values, they have been recognized as the first university...

Paving the way for women in STEM

Paving the way for women in STEM

Riley Hazel, Executive Editor September 23, 2022

Dr. Joanne Muller grew up in Queensland, Australia tracking cyclones with her dad. She always dreamt of being a scientist when she was older. In 2011, her passion for storm hunting followed her to FGCU...

FGCUs Textbook Affordability Project is saving students thousands

FGCU’s Textbook Affordability Project is saving students thousands

Jenna Hackeman, Staff Writer September 18, 2022

FGCU has started a new initiative called the Textbook Affordability Project with the goal of providing textbook content to students without having them spend any money. The university is funding the project...

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President Biden’s loan forgiveness plan: FGCU’s thoughts on it

Grace Markell, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

On Aug. 24, it was announced that the Biden administration has proposed a plan that intends to cancel student loan debt up to $10,000 for qualifying students and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.   The...

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FGCU Introduces Photo Booth to Campus

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor August 24, 2022

The Global Engagement Office (GEO) at FGCU wanted to provide a resource that gives international and study abroad students easy access to take passport photos. As result, a photo booth has been introduced...

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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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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...

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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...

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