Sex and relationships: FGCU ahead of national curve on toxic relationships

December 18, 2011

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Veronica Vela vvela@eagle.fgcu.edu Sex and relationships. A seemingly simple combination, but for FGCU students these two things can be toxic. “People who abuse have seen or been abused. It’s hard to rise above that,” said Dr. John Brunner, a licensed psychologist and the director of counseling and health services at Florida Gulf Coast University. Every […]

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The Hidden Faces of Southwest Florida

December 18, 2011

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By Brittany Cagle bmcagle@eagle.fgcu.edu Everyone has forgotten your name. You pace endless streets in tattered shoes. The soaked clothes grip the skin of your back. No one can sense your hunger pangs. The only place to sleep is a bus shelter. You become invisible in a frenzied world of strangers. “People don’t want to see […]

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FGCU students: Reading days didn’t prepare them for finals

December 18, 2011

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By: Traci Feller tafeller@eagle.fgcu.edu After Thanksgiving is over, finals turn the corner. Students crack their books open and hit the library while they anticipate their month long winter break. However, this year students are in an uproar over the sudden change Florida Gulf Coast University made- December is not the most wonderful time of the […]

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FGCU theater professor Tyler Layton lived a Charmed life

December 18, 2011

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By Collin Llewellyn collinllewellyn@gmail.com Just moments after the last performance of her Voice and Movement class at Florida Gulf Coast University, professor Tyler Layton sniffles with wet eyes as one of her students expresses his gratitude.Only minutes after that, when diving into her southern roots, Layton turns on a thick Alabama accent, an attribute she […]

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Fake Problems: Naples’ Hometown Heroes

December 18, 2011

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By Ryan Toohey rttoohey@eagle.fgcu.edu In a world full of real problems, Naples presents Fake Problems. The band Fake Problems is currently at home in Naples.  They have no tours planned, and they are not ready to record a new album until 2012. “The thing about Naples is that there is nothing to do here,” said […]

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End of the world? FGCU students not worried

December 18, 2011

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By  Jenny Beeson With the year 2012 inching near, some may be on the edge of their seats anticipating the end of the world. It’s not uncommon for many to be unfamiliar with the Mayan prediction that the world will end in 2012. Even though it has been a juicy topic of discussion and debate, […]

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Here’s a tip: Servers depend on gratuties to survive

December 18, 2011

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By Jessica DeMattia jbdematt@eagle.fgcu.edu It’s been a quiet night at Southwest Florida restaurants. The server takes the check book from their last table of night, having been cut early to save on labor costs. A $5  tip on a $54 check is not something to write home about. After tipping out bus and bar staff, […]

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