Leading Stories

Commissioner Underhill wants beaches, restaurants open despite shelter-in-place orders

by Ashlyn Adams, Staff Writer

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill called for beaches and restaurants to re-open sooner rather than later, in an email sent to 40,000 local registered voters on Monday

On the following Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued

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Managing stress through the Coronavirus pandemic

by Lilly Paradise, Staff Writer

UWF students are bracing for a change in lifestyle due to the Coronavirus, and will face unexpected challenges with the transition of online classes.

News and social media outlets are broadcasting facts and fiction, inflicting

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Study tips for the overwhelmed student

by Ashlyn Adams, Staff Writer

Many students have a preference when it comes to face-to-face versus online courses, but right now, nobody has much of a choice.

The recent switch to remote instruction for UWF students has proven to be

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UWF announces pass/fail grading option

by Nicole Allen, Staff Writer

UWF revealed their decision to offer students an alternative to the traditional grading system on March 26, in the hopes of combating students’ mounting concerns.

Students recently began speculating whether UWF would eventually follow other

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COVID-19 concerns delay Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Food Truck Festival

by Jay O’Bryan, Staff Writer

PENSACOLA, Fla. –  After some debate, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity has decided to postpone their upcoming Food Truck Festival.

“We went back and forth for several days trying to determine what the right call would

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COVID-19: FAQs for UWF students

On March 17, emotions ran high as UWF announced the continuation of remote learning and cancellation of spring commencement.

According to the UWF’s Tuesday morning press release, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the State University System of Florida directed universities

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UWF takes Coronavirus precautions, mandates remote instruction

by Nicole Allen, Staff Writer

UPDATED MARCH 14

On March 14, UWF notified students who reside on campus of an immediate evacuation.

UWF continues to steer clear of COVID-19 cases, but the university has asked all students living on campus

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‘Gamers and Geeks’ takes over Pensacon 2020

Hobby store Gamers and Geeks from Mobile, AL took over running the 2020 Pensacon game room in the Pensacola Grand Hotel, offering board, tabletop and card games to attendees.

In previous years, local businessman Mike Bobe, owner of Bobe’s Hobby

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Roland Paris shares artwork at Pensacon 2020

by Jay O’Bryan, Staff Writer

A crowd at Pensacon begins to gather around the booth with drawings of heroes that range from Spider-Man to Green Lantern.  Artist and inker Roland Paris opens his sketch book as he starts a new

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Jenni Gregory brings years of knowledge and experience to Pensacon 2020

by Jay O’Bryan, Staff Writer

It’s 10:15 a.m. and the doors have just opened for day two of Pensacon.  In the northeast corner of Artist Alley, Jenni Gregory is setting up her booth, which contains prints of characters such as

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Love Every Body: UWF event embraces body positivity and self care

by Lilly Paradise, Staff Writer

UWF Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) hosted an event called Love Every Body on February 26 in the University Commons in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Students embraced body positivity and communicated

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Florida Governor visits campus

by Aubrey Shelton, Staff Writer

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came to UWF’s campus on Feb. 19 to hold a roundtable conference and announce a new housing loan program for active duty military and veterans.

Titled “Salute our Soldiers,” DeSantis’ latest

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Bold women, brave hearts: African American women use their voices for change

by Lilly Paradise, Staff Writer

African American leaders remain trailblazers of our generation, and we have celebrated their courageous hearts every February since 1926. In honor of Black History Month, we remember all of the fearless women who came before

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Campus Conversation tackles environmental injustice, racial issues

by Ashlyn Adams, Staff Writer

The most recent Campus Conversation, which is held on the second Wednesday of every month, covered environmental injustice—both locally and globally.

The conversation was led by Dr. Kwame N. Owusu-Daaku, assistant professor in the UWF

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Heaven is a place on Earth: A critical review of UWF Theatre’s ‘Silent Sky’

by Aubrey Shelton, Staff Writer

In a stellar display of student talent and technical prowess, the UWF Theatre department’s production of “Silent Sky” sheds a little starlight on an untold story, stealing the hearts of its viewers and bringing the

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Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson: A critical review of ‘King Arthur’s Socks’

by Aubrey Shelton, Staff Writer

“King Arthur’s Socks” is an excellent display of talent and technical application from the students of the University of West Florida, restrained by an imperfect script.

“King Arthur’s Socks,” written by Floyd Dell and directed

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UWF welcomes Holocaust survivor Irving Roth

by Ashlyn Adams

The University of West Florida, in conjunction with Christians United For Israel, welcomed Holocaust survivor Irving Roth to speak.

By 5:30 p.m., nearly every seat was taken by people young and old, from college students to Christians

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Tea Time: Sending our Politicians to Detention

by Nicole Allen, Staff Writer

For one of my classes this semester, I have been tasked with weekly readings that outline eras in our country’s journalistic history. About three pages into the first chapter, I realized my historical knowledge does

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IFC kicks off fraternity recruitment

by Lilly Paradise, Staff Writer

UWF’s Interfraternity Council began its formal recruitment process this past week to introduce young men into Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus.

The IFC is responsible for governing the fraternities and sororities with laws and

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Women in Leadership Conference sells out in record time

by Ashlyn Adams, Staff Writer

UWF’s College of Business Executive Mentor Program will be hosting the seventh annual Women in Leadership conference on Friday, Feb. 28, and attendance for the free event reached maximum capacity an hour after registration opened.

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UWF Speech and Debate: New faces, new experiences and continued success

by Nicole Allen, Staff Writer

The UWF Speech and Debate Team’s spring competitive season has commenced with more competitors, coaches and victories.

On Friday, Jan. 24, the UWF Forensics Team attended the Southern Forensics Championship at Mississippi State University where …

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This Argo Life: Episode 6—Local Artists

Staff writers and UWF Voyager podcasters Joshua Harrover and Grant Bridges interview a few bands that are bringing new and unique sound to Pensacola.

 

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UWF Student Involvement honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with community-wide Day of Service

by Ashlyn Adams, Staff Writer

UWF’s Office of Student Involvement held an MLK Day of Service on Jan. 18 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and reach out to the community. 

In total, 73 UWF volunteers, including faculty,

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Student Feature: Newly elected Panhellenic President promotes sisterhood throughout UWF

by Caroline Wolff, Staff Writer

Anyone who knows Lizzie Long knows her as a hard-working, kind-hearted individual that is involved on our campus in many ways.  

The Clearwater native has recently taken on a new position that will play a

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“Silent Sky” coming to UWF

by Aubrey Shelton, Staff Writer

The UWF Department of Theater is opening its doors for a production of Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky” this February in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

Written in 2015, “Silent Sky” follows

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Tea Time: Adapting to Life After College

by Nicole Allen, Staff Writer

The common adult to toddler talking point “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is habitually asked before children can comprehend what growing up entails. We expect fluctuation in a child’s aspirations

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Two UWF professors receive prestigious grant

by Lilly Paradise, Staff Writer

Last week, two professors at the University of West Florida accepted a three year reputable grant. 

Dr. David Ramsey and Dr. Kelly Carr have worked with the Massachusetts Historical Society on a project that consists

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“Campus Conversations” focus on civic engagement, 2020 election and voter rates

by Ashlyn Adams, Staff Writer

Campus Conversations, a dialogue series currently held on the second Wednesday of every month in the UWF Commons, was led by UWF’s Dr. Michelle Williams and tackled issues such as falling voter rates and civic

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This Argo Life: Episode 5—Tips and Tricks for Finals Week

by Nicole Allen

Finals can be stressful, but thanks to your fellow Argos and popular Youtuber and Blogger, Thomas Frank, you can get a leg up on studying with their helpful tips! Listen now for graduation information, testing tips,and suggestions …

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The Age of Pressure: Growing Mental Health Concerns in College Students

by Nicole Allen, Staff Writer

*Shannon’s walls are a prison she has unwillingly constructed. She finds herself, once more, falling into recidivist behaviors—wanting nothing more than to leave the confines of her cell but feeling an ironic sense of comfort …

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UWF looking to bounce back against West Alabama

by Jason Cahn

The final week of the regular season is upon us! Saturday, November 16 the University of West Florida football team is looking to finish up strong with a win against the University of West Alabama Tigers. This

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UWF Beta Alpha Psi wins major award

Submitted by the University of West Florida chapter of Beta Alpha Psi

UWF’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was awarded Superior Chapter status by the Board of Directors of the International Chapter. There are only approximately 150 universities worldwide that …

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UWF CAAG teams up with community groups

Submitted by the UWF Child Abuse Awareness Group

Founded just this year, the UWF Child Abuse Awareness Group is teaming up with Escambia County child abuse advocacy center, Gulf Coast Kid’s House, to raise awareness regarding an ongoing problem in

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UWF Student Support Services provides empowerment, engagement and enlightenment

“TRiO was by far the best thing that happened to me in college,” Malcolm Clary, UWF 2018 alumni who graduated with a degree in supply chain logistics management, said. Clary’s first year was a struggle, but with TRiO’s help, he

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Undergraduates Over 40: Musician Finds Her Major at UWF

by Sarah Richards

“I was forty-four when I went back,” Rachel Giordano, a communications major at the University of West Florida, said.  “I had just gotten out of a divorce after twenty-two years of being married. Once that happened, I

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Talking the Talk: UWF Forensics Team kicks off competition season

Submitted by the UWF Forensics Team

On Saturday, Oct. 19 the UWF Forensics Team attended the Cleveland State Forensic Classic Tournament in Cleveland, TN. Team president, Nicole Allen, and team historian, Olivia Gardner, competed to earn spots in the final

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Thinking Outside the Tank: Entrepreneurship Not Just for Business Majors

by Sarah Richards

The UWF Center for Entrepreneurship is a support service for up-and-coming and existing entrepreneurs, acting as a resource for students and faculty.

“For students actually starting a business, we try to pair them with people who have

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Carl Hiaasen, Miami-Herald columnist, speaks on First Amendment, weird Florida, shrinking newsrooms

by Sarah Richards

Photo courtesy of the University of West Florida

“I may be one of the only people in Pensacola to have appeared in an Andy Marlette cartoon and is still smiling,” Miami-Herald columnist, Carl Hiaasen, said at an

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West Florida football looks to pull out all the stops for first home game against Virginia-Lynchburg

by Christian Skewes

Saturday September 21 the West Florida football team (1-1 GSC 1-0) will face off against the Virginia-Lynchburg Dragons (0-2) in non-conference play at Blue Wahoo’s stadium. This game will be sponsored by Baptist Health Care and the …

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UWF football versus Shorter University preview

by Christian Skewes

Saturday, September 14 the UWF football team will face the Shorter University Hawks at Barron Stadium in Rome, Georgia. This game also marks West Florida’s first match up in GSC conference play.

Last week the Argos (0-1 …

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A world without sports

by Tori Wilkins 

Amidst all the cancellations COVID-19 has caused, all sporting events are among them, and that is hard to accept when you are an avid sports fan like myself.

I have had a hard time finding ways to …

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This Argo Life: Episode 7—Video Games and Streaming

by Joshua Harrover

For this episode, Chris Roberts and Michael Craig join us to talk about home entertainment options that you can utilize during the COVID-19 crisis. This includes video games, Blu-rays, DVDs and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon

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Randolph, Grant lose pro day opportunity due Coronavirus pandemic

by Jerel Ricketts

Like many other college football programs all over the nation, the 2019 Division II National Champions, University of West Florida, has canceled their pro day due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Argonauts were set to hold their …

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Seniors speak about their seasons being cancelled

by Tori Wilkins 

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the nation, events continue to be cancelled.

All NCAA spring sports are among the many cancellations, ending many senior student-athletes’ season early and abruptly.

In an attempt to make up …

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Local nurses, health students share worries over COVID-19

by Ashlyn Adams, Staff Writer

When people are encouraged to stay home in an attempt to stay safe from COVID-19, the ones that remain on the front lines are most at risk.

Despite the unprecedented nature of the situation, medical

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