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Issues with Lake Okeechobee reflect Florida’s history of poor water management

March 7, 2016

“The planet is fine” is one of my all-time favorite skits by the late comedian, George Carlin. If you haven’t watched the skit, stop reading this and go watch it really quick. I’ll wait. That skit...

Women’s golf finishes fifth at Florida Challenge

February 3, 2016

The FGCU women’s golf team traveled to the Black Diamond Ranch Quarry Course in LeCanto on Monday, Feb. 1 to compete in the Florida Challenge. Led by senior Sara Detlefsen, the Eagles finished fifth...

Police custody shouldn’t be a death sentence

January 14, 2016

In a tragic, yet sadly not unexpected turn of events in police brutality rules, dash cam video of a Florida woman dying in police custody was released to the public this week. Barbara Dawson was...

In a late shower, FGCU women’s basketball wins non-conference finale

January 3, 2016

Exactly a year ago, FGCU women’s basketball paid a visit to Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This year, to finish their 2015-16 nonconference play, the Eagles skipped the cold and hosted the University...

FGCU gets a sloppy win over Eckerd

January 2, 2016

​The Eckerd Tritons took the FGCU Eagles’ floor on Saturday afternoon, ready to face its second Division I opponent of the year. The Eagles struggled against the Division II team, fighting for the...

Going to the beach in January: An abnormally warm winter

January 2, 2016

Most people in Florida have spent this winter sunbathing at the beach. Americans on the east coast aren't purchasing winter coats and boots but sunscreen and bathing suits. Instead of indulging in hot...

Florida county commissioners tax the dead in God’s waiting room

December 25, 2015

It was Benjamin Franklin that once said, “In this world, nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, in a recent vote, local county officials have found a way to tax you even after death....

PADLS program seeks instructors to teach children with disabilities how to swim

December 24, 2015

Many Floridian children love to be outside and play in the water; unfortunately, those on the autism spectrum or with special needs are more likely to drown. In fact, drowning is the number one cause of...

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United Way in need of volunteers to read to young children to promote literacy

December 23, 2015

Nearly one-third of all public school third graders experience difficulties with reading. Some children can’t read at all. Children who are unable to read at grade level by the time they are in third...

The Florida Panthers win, Jagr is 4th all-time, and Cats keep scratching toward playoffs

December 22, 2015

On Sunday, the Florida Panthers defeated the Vancouver Canucks during a home game that filled the BB&T Center with more Panthers leaping off of fans' sweaters than I have seen at a home game in quite...

Kaniesha Atwater leaps for a layup during a recent home game. (Photo: Linwood Ferguson)

Atwater scores 25 for FGCU in close game with No. 9 Mississippi State

December 19, 2015

Despite a powerful second half, the FGCU women’s basketball team was unable to earn a win against the No. 9-ranked Mississippi State in the 2015 Puerto Rican Classic on Saturday afternoon. FGCU fell...

Gov. Scott refuses to take in refugees posing a threat to Obama’s plans

Gov. Scott refuses to take in refugees posing a threat to Obama’s plans

November 17, 2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to Congress on Nov. 16 urging it to put an immediate stop to President Barack Obama’s plans to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States. With...

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