Devil’s Den- The Ideal Day Trip

Whether you live in Florida or not even close, this spring is a beautiful must-see. If you have a GoPro or waterproof camera, BRING IT!!! You will get awesome footage inside the cave. It really is a beautiful site to see. The water is crystal clear and the cave is so interesting to explore. Cave…

Instagramable Spots in Downtown Fort Myers (video)

Downtown Fort Myers is hands down one of my favorite places to day trip (even though I work there.) It has so many different shops and food places that you can go 10 times and have a different experience each time. This video highlights some of the coolest spots to take pictures in downtown. These…

Florida Palm Trees Native vs Not Native (video)

Did you know not all palm trees are native to Florida? I didn’t until making this video. This video was fun to make, but I must admit it still haunts me. I read and researched so much about palm trees that for the next two weeks I couldn’t help but notice the difference in every…

Pyramid Village in San Carlos Park (video)

My coworker/friend Olivia and I were out working on another story when we came across the Pyramid Buildings. Our first impression was CREEPY CREEPY CREEPY, but when I checked out the website it didn’t seem as strange as it did in person. The pictures of the resort on a summer day looked fun and colorful….

How pirates allegedly played a role in the naming of Lovers Key (video)

While perusing the internet I came across a story about Southwest Florida Pirates. I read (more than I’d like to admit) their tales and found this one particularly interesting. Lovers Key is a state park in Southwest Florida. This tale suggests that two lovers (hence the name) ran away to Lovers Key to celebrate their…

The Story of Webster the Monkey (video)

I went and interviewed Dr. Deborah Misotti at the Talking Monkey Project in Clewiston, Fla. She is the nicest lady and has the most incredible stories. Once I heard Webster’s story, I knew it was one that had to be told. Dr. Misotti’s storytelling skills make you really be able to picture Webster’s transformation from…

Instagramable Spots on Fort Myers Beach

This was my first video I produced for Hello SWFL. These different spots were just places that I saw along the beach that seemed like they would be cool picture spots. Watch the video to see where they are and the pictures I got.

FGCU’s tobacco ban hasn’t stopped student smokers

By Antoniette Meyer The tobacco ban at FGCU has not stopped students from smoking on campus. FGCU became a tobacco-free campus starting in summer 2016.Β  Since then, UPD has issued verbal and written warnings to students smoking on campus behind academic buildings, housing buildings and in parking garages. Since January 2017, UPD has issued 25…

Boustrophedon

Boustrophedon: An ancient method of writing in which one line is written from left to right and the next from right to left. Do you ever get caught up in a book, words the in lost get Lost in the meanings, sayings the in lost The representations, imagery the You paint the picture, head your…

FGCU is trying to lower student suicide rates

By Antoniette Meyer FGCU is trying to reduce the number of student suicides. In Florida, suicide is the third-leading cause of death in people ages 15-24, according to the Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition. A student’s mental health can be affected by things like balancing classwork, social and romantic relationships and moving away from friends and…

Not too hot, not too cold

By Antoniette Meyer FGCU students take different approaches to dealing with 75-degree weather in October. Here’s how:

FGCU is losing its alligator population

By Antoniette Meyer FGCU is losing its alligator population because people are feeding the alligators. Phillip Allman, FGCU professor of Vertebrate Zoology, said that FGCU used to have a lot of big alligators on campus. Allman said that feeding campus alligators has been going on for a long time and he noticed this since he…