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Concert cash: FGCU spends student $$$ for Pitbull other artists

December 2, 2011


By Andrew Friedgen Last year, Florida Gulf Coast University students rocked out for a couple hours at Nest Fest — and it cost students $150,000. Not all of the money was spent booking the artists, and the reception from students is mostly positive, says Melissa Khayata, the concert director for the programming board. “Students […]

FGCU student adds personal touch to beat boxing

November 13, 2011


By Andrew Friedgen Armed with nothing but his vocal chords, a Florida Gulf Coast University student is looking forward to the day he beat boxes in front of millions on “America’s Got Talent.” But first, Brandon Bernard must conquer FGCU open mic nights and Youtube. Bernard, who goes by the pseudonym “Abscent,” is a […]

Porn OK, stealing copyrighted material not: Red Lambda watching computers at FGCU

October 25, 2011


By Andrew Friedgen It’s okay to search for porn at FGCU—just don’t steal copyrighted material. Students have nothing to fear from a program that tags you if it discovers a potentially illegal connection says Charlie Weaver, director of network services. “I don’t care what’s in that email and I don’t care what website you […]

Preservering memories: FGCU student wants to start a Yearbook

September 28, 2011


By Andrew Friedgen Remember when you and seven friends ran a total of 50 miles over the course of  a single night at the annual Fly-By-Night relay? Or when you painted with a  group of students on the library lawn? Experiences like those may end up in a  Florida Gulf Coast University student yearbook. […]

Remembering 9/11: Memorial stirs controversy with Atheist group

September 5, 2011


By Andrew Friedgen An American atheist group has filed a lawsuit challenging the display of a cross-shaped piece of wreckage at the 9/11 memorial in New York. They want it removed. The cross was found by a worker two days after the attacks in the debris of the World Trade Center, but it was […]