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God visits FGCU: Gospel Jam spreads the word

December 1, 2011


  By Allison Gagliardi God recently made a stop at Florida Gulf Coast University. At least the members of Voice Inspiration and Praise believe he did. On Friday, VIP hosted a Gospel Jam. Local performers gathered on campus to praise God with their voices. The organization put the concert together in hopes that it […]

Taking the temperature of FGCU’s staff

November 16, 2011


Allison Gagliardi The climate at Florida Gulf Coast University took two years to record. Unlike the climate of the economy, faculty and staff at the university seem to be satisfied with their employment. A campus climate survey is aimed to gauge how faculty and staff feel about working their working environment. Two years ago […]

From Ashley Olsen to Michael Jordan, FGCU students deal with famous names

October 25, 2011


By Allison Gagliardi Ashley Olsen doesn’t come in a pair. She is just a freshman at Florida Gulf Coast University who shares a name with the Ashley Olsen many may associate San Francisco, high fashion and bulimia with. “When I was born they weren’t really famous,” Olsen said. Olsen’s 23-year old sister, Amanda, chose […]

Into the dark art: FGCU student gets spooky with her hobby

September 28, 2011


By Allison Gagliardi A painted skull doesn’t exactly suggest comfort and peace, but for one student it represents just that. Juanita Alvarez, a senior majoring in legal studies, paints spooky art, also known as dark art. “It’s my thing,” she said. Spooky art represents paintings and sculptures of ominous objects. In lucid terms it […]

Remembering 9/11: Social media could have changed history, saved lives

September 5, 2011


By Allison Gagliardi You can describe a lot in 140 characters — evening plans, a sticky situation or political frustration. Twitter limits your message, but the quota does not affect the significance and speed of the virtual note. The website launched in 2006, four years after the 9/11 attacks. The functionality of the website […]