Pensacola dresses up for Pensacon

by Hannah Guice, Staff Writer

Last weekend Pensacola transformed into a giant pop culture, sci-fi fantasy enthused, animated cosplay hub to celebrate the sixth annual Pensacon.

Visitors and locals alike filled the Pensacola Bay Center for Pensacon and then …

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Open a book, give a book: Local nonprofit sends thousands of books to prisoners each year

by Hannah Guice, Staff Writer

A handwritten letter unfolded Wednesday evening that read, “‘Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.’ – Albert Einstein.”

Open Books Bookstore received this letter from an incarcerated Florida prisoner. The bookstore is …

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Black History Month: The fraternity’s perspective

by Mya Clark, Staff Writer

On Dec. 4 1906, the first African-American fraternity was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is a historically African-American fraternity that was first based on supporting minority …

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20 years after attending UWF, Nashville psychologist R.J. Jacobs to release novel

by Jamie Calvert, Staff Writer

Robert “R.J.” Jacobs attended the University of West Florida from 1997 to 1999, taking graduate-level classes focusing on psychology. He went on to earn his medical degree from Texas A&M. Jacobs completed a postdoctoral …

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‘Pensacontroversy’: harassment, free speech, bomb threats cast shadows over Pensacon 2019

by Wendell Slater, Staff Writer

What could have been a peaceful week of convention and appreciation of creative work has turned into a week of fandom pandemonium over controversy surrounding Pensacon 2019. Now, it’s easy for me to start …

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Griffin making strides toward NFL dreams

by Andrew Freeman, Staff Writer

Former UWF standout receiver Antoine Griffin is working to fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.

Griffin was a part of the first football signing class and was one of the nine original …

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Black History Month: The student entrepreneur’s perspective

by Mya Clark, Staff Writer

As college students, we come to school with big dreams, thinking we will conquer the world, be the big athlete on campus, hold a high leadership position on campus or even start a business. …

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‘A sense of hope’: How organ donation has impacted 4 UWF students

by Jamie Calvert, Staff Writer

Feb. 14 is National Organ Donor Day. According to the Donate Life America website, it is “a time to focus on all types of donation by participating in blood/marrow drives or donor registration events. …

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Local brewery offers taste of history, unique beer

by Jamie Calvert, Staff Writer

Tucked away on Garden Street between a frozen dough distributor and an antique music store, Perfect Plain sits comfortably with a white brick face and large windows. You’ll often hear music emanating from the …

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Flying high: Randolph’s journey of steady improvement

by Andrew Freeman, Staff Writer

Quentin Randolph has been one of the hardest workers in the UWF football program and has worked his way up to the top.

Randolph is from Navarre High School, where he was a star …

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