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Sights and sounds of Cannon Fest

By Emily Doyle

Staff Writer

The University of West Florida held its annual Cannon Fest on Tuesday Oct. 19 on the Cannon Green in celebration of 2016 Homecoming.

Cannon Fest offered an assortment of activities for students, including a photo booth, a climbing maze, a blow-up battle arena and a psychic.

“Cannon Fest was a lot better than last year,” senior advertising major Nicole Renfroe said. “There wasn’t a lot of sorority and fraternity presence, so it felt more open to everyone.”

UWF Events Director Alex Francois was one of those moving factors to make Homecoming feel more accessible for students not involved in sorority and fraternity life. He had previously said that there were surveys taken specifically to make Homecoming better for the entire student body.

Buildings surrounding the Cannon Green displayed illustrations of school spirit and slogans like “Go Argos!” as well as cartoons of Argie, the school mascot.

“I had a lot of fun at Cannon Fest,” junior public relations major Savannah Richardson said. “I can’t wait to see what they do next year.”

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Video by Jason Dustin.

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Annalise Seay, a freshmen Southside resident, catches some rays outside at the Southside Pavilion.

Annalise Seay, a freshmen Southside resident, catches some rays outside at the Southside Pavilion.
Photo by Alina Newman


“I love the Southside community. If you’re lucky enough to make friends in your foyer you always have people to talk to and you can have random movie nights.”

— Annalise Seay

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Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and his wife An, pose for a photo during his election party at Vinyl on Tuesday night. Photo by Christian Graves

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and his wife An pose for a photo during his election party at Vinyl on Tuesday night.
Photo by Christian Graves


“A lot of politicians just like the title, but I’m a doer and I like to deliver results, and we delivered results for our great city.”

— Ashton Hayward

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Hannah Yager, with the Florida Public Relations Association, advertises group by writing in chalk on the sidewalk outside of the Communication Arts Building.Photo by Christian Graves

Hannah Yager, with the Florida Public Relations Association, advertises group by writing in chalk on the sidewalk outside of the Communication Arts Building.
Photo by Christian Graves


 

“I really like the Communications Department… This is my senior year, and I feel confident that I can get a job in the Pensacola area with the great professors I’ve had.”

— Hannah Yager

 

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UWF sophomore Jean Tonos greets students while wearing a Puerto Rican flag at the Hispanic Student Association’s table Thursday.  The HSA was giving away free candy on the lawn in front of Pace Library in celebration of Homecoming week. Photo by Jason Dustin

UWF sophomore Jean Tonos greets students while wearing a Puerto Rican flag at the Hispanic Student Association’s table Thursday. The HSA was giving away free candy on the lawn in front of Pace Library in celebration of Homecoming week.
Photo by Jason Dustin


“I’m proud of it. It’s my identity.”

— Jean Tonos

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Sam Jean-Gilles hands Jasmynne Chivers a t-shirt in front of Pace Library, Tuesday afternoon.  In celebration of UWF’s homecoming week,Jean-Gilles and his fellow Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity brothers were giving away the shirts to anyone wearing blue or green.

Photo by Jason Dustin

 Sam Jean-Gilles hands Jasmynne Chivers a t-shirt in front of Pace Library, Tuesday afternoon. In celebration of UWF’s homecoming week,Jean-Gilles and his fellow Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity brothers were giving away the shirts to anyone wearing blue or green.

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College Republican's President Daniel Taylor (left), and Vice President Tyler Ward (right) hang out in the Commons. Photo by Christian Graves

College Republican’s President Daniel Taylor (left), and Vice President Tyler Ward (right) hang out in the Commons.
Photo by Christian Graves


“We’re not getting caked up on Wednesday.”

— Daniel Taylor

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James Fears recently returned to school to pursue his BFA. He is currently a senior majoring in ceramics. Photo by Jason Dustin

James Fears recently returned to school to pursue his BFA. He is currently a senior majoring in ceramics.
Photo by Jason Dustin


“I’ve been throwing pots for 15-17 years … I figured why not.”

— James Fears

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Freshman Adam Motes rides his skateboard to class. Photo by Jason Dustin

Freshman Adam Motes rides his skateboard to class.
Photo by Jason Dustin


“It gets me back and forth to class … this campus is nothing but hills.  It’s beautiful.”

– Adam Motes