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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.

Speech is free, no matter how small

By Alicia Adams
Staff Writer 

If you are a student at the University of West Florida, chances are you have witnessed a peaceful protest or spirited speech while on your way to class or the library. But many students might not know the rules and regulations UWF has in place regarding “public expression,” or free speech.

Play in the streets of downtown Pensacola

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Downtown Pensacola will host its first Ciclovia event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this  Saturday.

Ciclovia is an international movement begun in the 1970s in Colombia to promote an active, healthy lifestyle and a united community. Pensacola’s Ciclovia festival takes place beginning at Maritime Park, stretching down to Bayfront Parkway, and back up to the intersection of Garden and Palafox streets.

SGA affirms Black Lives Matter resolution

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

The University of West Florida Student Government Association recently passed a resolution in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This resolution, which was announced on Feb. 3 at the beginning of Black History Month, approved a banner to be displayed in the Commons that reads “UWF Student Government Association Affirms Black Lives Matter.”

A Day Without Women calls attention to equality

 

By Shawna Moore

Staff Writer

Many women have chosen to take the day off from work and school today in support of A Day Without Women. This national movement for women’s equality is meant to highlight how vital women are to our economic and social systems. Women who are not able to take off from school or work on this day — as well as men who support the movement — will be wearing red to show their solidarity of the nationwide campaign.

Women in Leadership Conference encourages women to support one another

By Juliana Liévano Uribe

Staff Writer

The fourth annual Women in Leadership Conference at the University of West Florida took place Friday, gathering successful women from different fields to talk about women’s roles in professional life and “girl power.”

Spring breakers be warned: New rules loom as Spring Break approaches

By Shawna Moore

Staff Writer

Just two years ago, Panama City Beach was a popular spring break destination. But in 2016, Bay County officials and other law enforcement agencies passed laws that would hinder students’ ability to party on Panama City’s beaches: Alcohol can no longer be consumed on the beaches during the months of college spring break.

Last year, Pensacola Beach took a similar, though not as severe, approach.

Tour de Fort kicks off Florida Archaeology Month

By Allison Bew

Staff Writer

On Saturday, a cloudless sky set the scene for the Tour de Fort: a four-mile bike ride around Fort Pickens.

Coordinated by Mike Thomin, a graduate student at the University of West Florida and Destination Archaeology manager with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), this bike ride featured numerous archaeological sites that were discussed along the tour. Some of these sites included famous shipwrecks, a Civil War battlefield and a Spanish presidio.

Center for Child Development offers UWF parents peace of mind

By Elizabeth Gray

Staff Writer

If you’re a parent and you are enrolled in classes at the University of West Florida, childcare doesn’t have to be something to worry about. The UWF Center for Child Development is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni, with students getting priority.

UWF hosts lecture on restoring the Arch of Titus

By Juliana Liévano Uribe
Staff Writer

Guest lecturer Steven Fine, professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University in New York, visited the University of West Florida Feb. 22 to talk about his Arch of Titus digital restoration project.