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Volume 16, Issue 15
Wednesday, December 6 2017
FGCU freshman killed in motorcycle crash
By Alexandra Figares News Editor @fgcueaglenews
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An FGCU freshman in a fatal motorcycle accident on Saturday, Dec. 2, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Vonte Julian Mora, 19, was heading west on Cypress Lake Drive, when
Nodira Turabova, 41, heading south on Principia Drive tried to make a left turn onto Cypress Lake Drive, and drove directly into Mora’s path. In an attempt to avoid collision, Mora swerved around the car but hit the left side of it and was ejected from the motorcycle onto the
street. Mora was hit by a Ford headed east on Cypress Lake Drive tried to avoid hitting Mora, but was unsuccessful. According to FHP, Mora was reportedly wearing a helmet. “We are deeply saddened by his death. Our thoughts and prayers
are with his family and friends as they deal with this tragic loss,” university spokeswoman Susan Evans said. In addition to being a student, Mora worked as a personal trainer at Around the Clock fitness, according to NBC-2. According to the FHP, alcohol did not play a role.
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Photo Courtesy of Flickr A Florida Highway Patrol 2014 Dodge Charger rushes down the road. A crash turned fatal when first year FGCU student, Vonte Mora, died on the scene on Saturday, Dec. 3. Mora was riding on his motorcycle when a car tried to make a left turn and pulled directly into Mora’s path. Mora tried to swerve around the car, and was ejected from the motorcycle.
Programming Board hosts its 4th annual Winter Wonderland
EN Photo / Alex Figares Attendees surged toward a lit tree for selfies. The tree is becoming an event favorite and Winter Wonderland radition. By Alexandra Figares News Editor @fgcueaglenews A line wrapping around the bus loop around 6:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 1 kicked off FGCU’s fourth annual Winter Wonderland event. Stuff - a - plush, free t-shirts and plenty of food - like barbecue and fried Oreos – lined the library lawn, attracting about 2,000 students to FGCU’s signature winter event. Even after quadrupling the order of t-shirts from last year (from about 150 to 500), it took less than 40 minutes for t-shirts to run out. “I think it’s great,” Student Body president Jalisa White said. “We live in Florida so we don’t really get a winter so it’s nice for us to come and kinda get a winter experience in Florida.”
Programming board Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme closes the semester Court wedding cake case with Marvel vs. DC on the library lawn By Mark Sherman Associated Press
Photo courtesy of Programming Board Programming board will close the semester with Marvel vs. DC onthe lawn. By Alexandra Figares News Editor @fgcueaglenews The world of comics is coming to FGCU this Thursday, as Programming Board presents Marvel vs. DC on the lawn. The event, marks the last event closing the semester,
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according to PB. “It’s really excting,” cariana bever saoid. “I cant wati for this event and many more.” From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will be able to enjoy boneless wings, custom Frisbees and can stop for a chance to win Marvel or DC bracelets. The event will be held on the Library Lawn.
WA S H I N G T O N (AP) — On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court’s high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. The court’s fault lines were laid bare in a riveting argument that focused equally on baker Jack Phillips’ right to refuse to put his artistic talents to use in support of something in which he disagrees and the Colorado couple’s right to be treated like any other two people who wanted a cake to celebrate their marriage. Both views were reflected in the questions and comments of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of all the
court’s major gay-rights decisions and a fierce defender of free speech. The outcome of the case seemed to rest with the 81-year-old justice, who often finds himself with the decisive vote in cases that otherwise divide the court. President Donald Trump’s administration is supporting Phillips in his argument that he can’t be forced to create a cake that violates his religious beliefs. It appears to be the first time the federal government has asked the justices to carve out an exception from an anti-discrimination law. On the one hand, Kennedy pointed to photographers, florists, graphic designers and even jewelers who might likewise be able to refuse working on a same-sex wedding if the court rules for Phillips. “It means that there’s basically an ability to boycott gay marriages,”
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said the author of the 2015 opinion extending same-sex marriage nationwide. If you win, Kennedy asked Solicitor General Noel Francisco, could the baker put a sign in his window: “We do not bake cakes for gay weddings?” When Francisco said that would be permissible, Kennedy said, “And you would not think that an affront to the gay community?” Francisco replied that there “are dignity interests on the other side here, too.” On the other hand, Kennedy criticized the Colorado Civil Rights Commission that found Phillips violated the state’s antidiscrimination law. “It seems to me that the state in its position here has been neither tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips’ religious beliefs,” Kennedy said. Craig and Mullins, he
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noted, could have been served by “other good bakery shops that were available” in the Denver suburbs. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan ticked off other categories of people who are involved in weddings to ask if they, too, might be able to refuse a same-sex couple. A hair stylist? A makeup artist? No, Waggoner said, “because it is not speech.” Kagan replied: “Some people might say that about cakes, you know?” Colorado is among only 21 states with statewide laws barring discrimination against gays in public accommodations. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission will be decided by late June.