Category Archives: Features

Florida natives bring fresh ideas to new downtown brewery

By Rachel Witbracht
Staff writer

If Saturdays really are for the boys and you’re ready to crack open a cold one, Perfect Plain Brewing Co., a new local brewery located in downtown Pensacola, is the place for you.  

Pensacola Archaeological Society reaches out to UWF students

By Anna Smith
Staff writer

The Pensacola Archaeological Society is a non-profit organization that allows the community to come together to learn, discuss and support archaeological efforts.

Organization spotlight: Emerald Coastkeeper

By Morgan Givens
Staff writer

When asked why she works every day to keep our local environment clean, Emerald Coastkeeper’s Executive Director Laurie Murphy summed it up well.

“Just because we don’t have an oil spill, that does not mean we have an alarming pollution problem,” she said.

Catching up with Pete Shinnick: Argos football coach

By Steve Likovetz
Staff writer

After finishing his first season as the University of West Florida Argos head football coach with five wins, Pete Shinnick begins his second season leading the Argos to a 2-and-1 record.

Coach Shinnick came to UWF in 2014 with a career spanning 25 years. This week, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk about some of his philosophies on coaching, academics and starting a new program. Here are some of the highlights of the conversation.

Meet the new SGA President: Kishane Patel

Kishane Patel

By Taylor Hall
Staff Writer

Out with the old and in with the new — newly elected Student Government Association President Kishane Patel, that is. On April 5, Patel was elected as the new SGA president for next school year, and he already has big plans.

Opinion: Bands on the Beach is the place to be Tuesdays during the summer

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Almost every Pensacolian has heard of the free, weekly concert series “Bands on the Beach” on Pensacola Beach on Tuesdays from April through October. I know many of my friends go on Tuesday nights and often try to get me to go as well, but for some reason I never could make it. But I went for the first time recently, and I am so glad I did.

UWF’s Theresa Michalak nominated for DII Athlete of the Year

By Brooke Weber
Staff Writer

The University of West Florida’s senior swimmer Theresa Michalak was recently named a 2017 Division II Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for swimming and diving, which is yet another title she can add to her expansive resume.