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East Campus Development has begun

University of West Florida Business Enterprises, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 4 in celebration of the start of construction on the east campus development project. The development will include retail and restaurant spaces. UWF BEI works to create and maintain private-public partnerships meant to improve the community as a whole. For this […]

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Cirque du Soleil wows crowds with movement and color

Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” transported the audience to a magical forest featuring singing, dancing, juggling, acrobatics, gymnastics and even Russian swings at the Pensacola Bay Center on March 19. “Varekai’s” storyline lit up the stage as the audience watched Icarus come down from a white net that was holding him captive. The magic started when […]

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UWF theater students to perform in Ireland

This summer, the emerald coast will meet the emerald isle as ten theatre students from the University of West Florida travel to Ireland to participate in the Carlow Arts Festival and collaborate with Carlow Little Theatre as part of the University’s program, “The Irish Experience.” From May 28 through June 22, the students will present […]

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SGA candidates sit down for a Q & A

Tyler Placeres for President Senior Tyler Placeres is a communication arts major who has been a member of Student Government Association for a year. He said he chose his major because it leads to a broad spectrum for the job market. He goes on to add that he believes communication opens up any door and […]

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The secret is out: Rockstar performs secret show at The Handlebar in Downtown Pensacola

It was a secret. On the morning of March 11, I got a text from Travis Noonan, guitarist for local indie band Jpegasus. He told me that Julian Casablancas, lead singer for garage rock revivalists The Strokes, would be playing that night at The Handlebar in downtown Pensacola with his backing band, The Voidz. When […]

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Cirque du Soleil swings back into The Pensacola Bay Center

Colorful costumes, talented dancers and an inspiring storyline will light up the stage in Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” on March 19 at the Pensacola Bay Center. “Varekai,” which means “wherever” in the Romany language of Gypsies, is Cirque du Soleil’s take on a classic tale. Cirqy du Soleil Publicist Vanessa Napoli said the production is […]

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Local filmmaker releases third movie

Pensacola is now home to another star. Local filmmaker Steven McMillan premiered his new film “The Downtime.” The movie, which was shot at several Pensacola locations, is McMillan’s third film. McMillan, a 24-year-old theatre major at Pensacola State College, describes the film as a story about loneliness. The main character, Brandon, breaks up with his […]

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Player profile: Caroline Kaston

In some ways, Caroline Kaston is just like any other college student. She’s a senior physical education major and plans to teach when she gets her degree. When she’s not playing right field for the University of West Florida softball team, the 29-year-old also happens to be mother to two little boys. Softball coach Tami […]

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Study reveals oreos are as addictive as drugs

By Marissa Hakke UWire via The Collegian According to a recent study conducted by an undergraduate student at Connecticut College in New London, Conn., the brain actually responds to Oreo cookies similarly to the way it responds to drugs. The experiment was originally done to see how lab rats react to Oreos versus their reaction […]

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Argos conquer 4-0 over Delta State

Men’s and women’s soccer teams get 4-0 wins over conference foe Delta State on Senior Day to clinch regular season conference title. Women’s Soccer Staff Reports PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 West Florida women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to eight and its unbeaten streak to 27 in a 4-0 win over Delta […]

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