Category Archives: News

Literacy Symposium teaches parents, teachers, students the importance of reading

By Alicia Adams
Staff Writer

Teachers and parents had the opportunity to hear words of wisdom from the 2016 Newbery Award winner and New York Times best-selling author Matt de la Peña at the Pensacola Literacy Symposium on April 29.

Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists lend a helping hand to maintain campus bike trails

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

April 15 marked the first of many planned preservation efforts from Pensacola’s Off-Road Cyclists (PORC) to clean and maintain UWF’s mountain-biking trail.

Paws on Palafox is for pups and their people

By Taylor Hall
Staff Writer

Take a stroll with your dog through downtown Pensacola this Saturday, May 6, and help support Pensacola Humane Society’s Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. This year is the third annual Paws on Palafox 3K Dog Walk.

Earth Day brings people in Pensacola together

By Juliana Liévano Uribe
Staff Writer

The Earth Day Pensacola celebration, at Bayview Park on April 22, brought people from different backgrounds together for education and environmental awareness.

Discussing the Un-Discussable: Health, Heart and Home

By Taylor Hall
Staff Writer

Women’s issues and rights were discussed extensively at the latest Discussing the Un-Discussable meeting on Tuesday in the Commons Room 272. The theme this month was “Health, Hart, and Home.”

Financial boot camp encourages students to start saving now for retirement

By Tom Moore
Staff Writer

The University of West Florida Executive Mentor Program, with Pen Air Federal Credit Union, presented a Financial Boot Camp on Wednesday, focusing on retirement plans.

Free speech, diversity central to universities, Princeton professor says in lecture

By Juliana Liévano Uribe
Staff Writer

Princeton Professor Keith Whittington challenged UWF students to tolerate differing opinions and make their voices heard at a lecture on March 21.

Play in the streets of downtown Pensacola

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Last Saturday, the historic downtown Pensacola hosted its first Ciclovia event.

Ciclovia (Seek-loh-via) originated in South America during the 1970s, and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle and a united community. Over the past 30 years, the movement has reached more than 400 cities across the world.

English internship program celebrates five years

By William Watson
Staff Writer

The Department of English held a celebration for the its internship program on Wednesday at the Argonaut Athletic Club.

UWF hosts ‘Raptivist’ Aisha Fukushima

By Taylor Hall
Staff Writer

The UWF Conference Center was filled with energy on Wednesday as Aisha Fukushima rapped, sang and lectured about equality and diversity. Fukushima calls herself a “raptivist” – or rap activist.