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UWF social work students travel Underground Railroad

Social work students from the University of West Florida recently relived the Underground Railroad as part of a study away experiential learning project, sponsored by the UWF College of Professional Studies Emerge Program. The purpose of the trip was to help the students gain a deeper understanding of global conditions of diverse populations, specifically African […]

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UWF student veteran becomes first to receive Student Veterans of America scholarship

lizabeth Jones recently became the first student veteran at the University of West Florida to receive a scholarship through the Student Veterans of America. Jones was selected for the Rockwell Collins-Student Veterans of America Wounded Veteran Scholarship, totaling $5,000. The scholarship is awarded to five wounded student veterans each year to support them as they […]

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Racism reviewed in ‘God’s Country’

Is a play about racism still relevant in today’s world? That question was answered during the opening night performance of “God’s Country” at the University of West Florida’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Center on April 11. “God’s Country” is the story of the neo-Nazi group The Order and its activities in the 1980s […]

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Students taste the variety at Sushi with Gusto

Sitting at a picnic table on a patio in the woods, Noemi Neuhaus and Mariana Silveira smiled as they ate fresh sushi in the Florida sunshine. The students were eating food from the newest restaurant at the University of West Florida, Sushi with Gusto. “It’s really nice,” Neuhaus said. “I wasn’t expecting it’d be that […]

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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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