Monthly Archives: January 2016

Smoke ’em if you got ’em: UWF to go tobacco-free Aug. 1

By Claudia Carlson

Staff Writer

 UWF offers free classes and groups for those who wish to quit smoking. Flyer provided by Patricia Barrington.

UWF offers free classes and groups for those who wish to quit smoking.
Flyer provided by Patricia Barrington.

The University of West Florida is taking steps to make the campus a non-smoking environment for students, …

He creates, he laughs, he scams: Be like Bill no more

By Kaitlin Lott

Staff Writer

 

Facebook is no stranger to social media fads that come in like a hurricane one day, flooding your timeline, only to leave like a gust of wind the next.

Currently, Bill, a stick figure …

Argie makes debut on new UWF Florida license plate

By Geri Battist

News Editor

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The new UWF license plates have been in the works since October 2014. It replaces the Nautilus shell plates which have been used since 1987.

Move over, nautilus shell – make way for “Argie” as …

Professor Jim Jipson shines at his opening showcase

By Sydney O’Gwynn

Staff Writer

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Jim Jipson says his new solo exhibition, “My Endless Quest for the Chthonic,” is about discovery and digging his way through the darkness.
Photo by Sydney O’Gwynn.

 

Jim Jipson had the opening ceremony for …

Discovery in the dirt: de Luna settlement unearthed

By Mackenzie Kees

Opinions Editor

 Students and staff of UWF’s Archeology Institute are hard at work at the Luna settlement site. Photo courtesy of UWF Division of Anthropology and Archaeology/Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Students and staff of UWF’s Archeology Institute are hard at work at the Luna settlement site.
Photo courtesy of UWF Division of Anthropology and Archaeology/Florida Public Archaeology Network.

On Oct. 2, 2015, a remarkable discovery …

Campus Carry bill shot dead in state legislature

By Tom Moore

Contributing Writer

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Florida concealed carry owners were struck a blow Thursday when Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, fired a fatal shot into a campus carry proposal by refusing to schedule the …

Prepaid debit cards: The high price of convenience

By Tom Moore

Contributing Writer

Second in our Life Skills series

 

There is no doubt about it: Prepaid debit cards are everywhere. Available at most gas stations, department stores, and drug stores around the country, this is a common …

UWF’s Steinway celebration remains in key, a decade later

By Kenny Detwyler

Contributing Writer

 Nyasha Brice performing "Prelude No.1 in B flat major", by George Gershwin. Photo by Kenny Detwyler.

Nyasha Brice performing “Prelude No.1 in B flat major”, by George Gershwin.
Photo by Kenny Detwyler.

On Saturday evening, the halls of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at the University of West Florida …

‘Grandma’ is in the classroom, and she’s teaching UWF students math

By Kelsi Gately

Staff Writer

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Hobbs teaches students Truth Tables in her Math for Liberal Arts 1 class.
Photo by Kelsi Gately.

 Right photo: Hobbs reviews with students before a lab day in her Math for Liberal Arts 1 class. Photo by Kelsi Gately.

Hobbs reviews with students before a lab day in her Math for Liberal Arts 1 class.
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The Lady Argos hold off Lee to win in double overtime

By Grier Wellborn

Sports Editor

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Sophomore forward Courtney Meyer shoots free throws in double overtime win against Lee University.
Photo by Grier Wellborn.

What looked to be a dominating win for the University of West Florida women’s basketball team turned …