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FGCU Puts a Pause on “Eagles in Need” Hurricane Relief Fund 

Jusolyn Flower, Contributing Writer December 7, 2022

Just one week after Hurricane Ian devastated Southwest Florida, FGCU launched the “Eagles in Need” relief fund. Now, over a month has passed, and the “Eagles in Need” application process has been...

Researchers study the effects that Hurricane Ian had on the Gulf of Mexico aboard the W.T. Hogarth during a week-long voyage. Photo courtesy of Gavin Costello.

Water School Researchers Await Samples of Ian’s Damage to the Gulf

Jenna Hackeman, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

Seven FGCU researchers from The Water School have returned from a week-long research cruise where they studied Hurricane Ian’s impact on the ocean.  The team focused on water quality sampling, red...

The FGCU Campus Food Pantry helped students returning to campus after Hurricane Ian by providing a safe place to access nonperishable food.

FGCU Campus Food Pantry Assists Food Insecurity after Hurricane Ian

Abigail Muth, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

After Hurricane Ian hit, the Campus Food Pantry was open and available while many other kitchens and stores were out of power and supplies. The Campus Food Pantry is located in the Music Modular, Lot 7...

Reflecting on My Time at Fort Myers Beach

Reflecting on My Time at Fort Myers Beach

Abigail Muth, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Fort Myers Beach was an island full of memories for many. It was a place for relaxation, family bonding and fun that may never be the same again. My husband lived there for a year and a half in a house...

Boxes of supplies are stacked outside of Next Level Church to aid families after Hurricane Ian. Photo courtesy of Next Level Church

Local Church Aids Fort Myers Community After Ian

Carly Gugel, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022

A local church spent the last three weeks teaming up with a national disaster relief organization to provide thousands of hot meals for people affected by Hurricane Ian.  Yolie Brito, originally from...

Vaccine Clinic Resurges After Ian

Vaccine Clinic Resurges After Ian

Dara Rosen, Contributing Writer November 7, 2022

Despite Hurricane Ian disrupting vaccine clinics, FGCU is still committed to making vaccines accessible to their students, faculty and staff. A vaccine clinic scheduled for Sept. 29 was canceled due...

Beth Charles suggested the group of volunteers to pose as if they were moving the boat. Photo courtesy of Charles.

Students Band Together to Help Storm Victims

Riley Hazel, Executive Editor November 4, 2022

Following a direct hit from Hurricane Ian, FGCU students took it upon themselves to help their Southwest Florida community. Edwin Wilke and his three friends returned to Fort Myers after evacuating,...

A tree was uprooted outside of the Cohen Student Union on main campus. Photo courtesy of FGCU.

Hurricane Ian Hits too Close to Home

Tori Foltz, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2022

Ahead of Hurricane Ian making landfall, students on campus were told to evacuate their dorms and head home or to FGCU’s storm shelter: Alico Arena. For those that stayed at the shelter on campus,...

Hurricane Ian Sights & Sounds

October 12, 2022

Hey Eagles! Last week, as you all know, Fort Myers and the neighboring areas were hit by Hurricane Ian. Here are some sights and sounds from the shelter held at Alico Arena for the FGCU community....

Hurricane Ians Destruction to Southwest Florida

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 Prepares for Hurricane Ian

FGCU Prepares for Hurricane Ian

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor September 26, 2022

As of Monday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m, Hurricane Ian has advanced to a Category 1 Hurricane. It has reached maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and is headed northwest at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane...

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