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How to Get an Academic Reference As An Online Student

by Jordan Mount   I have a problem. I am an online student who needs academic references and my professors have never met me in person. I decided to start applying to graduate school a few months ago. As a senior at UCF, I had gone back and forth and then finally decided to go for it.…

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Local Orlando Hangouts

by Felicia Roopchand   Like many before me, I am not native to the Central Florida area, but in the past three years, it has become my home. The task of becoming one of the locals wasn’t easy. Being so close to some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, too many get sucked into…

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Florida Sets Early Primary Date

by Brian Kirsch   The Republican Party of Florida has set a primary date that was sure to throw most of the primary cycle into disarray. The primary, which was not supposed to be held before March 6, is now scheduled to be held on January 31, which means that three contests will be scheduled…

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Eight Sites That ****Aren’t Disney

by Kasey Lopez   Here’s the thing. Now that you’re attending the University of Central Florida, you will forever carry the burden of telling out-of-town relatives and well-meaning friends, who aren’t from these here parts, that no, you do not in fact “practically live” at Disney (nor do you visit Disney whenever you felt like…

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Travel Doesn’t Make You A Better Person

by Jordan Phillips Every time you click on the popular page on Instagram your feed will become flooded with young people exploring exotic locations and staying in luxury resorts. Their bios always have the same formula: their age (usually under 23), an airplane emoji, and a philosophical quote about traveling.   As you keep scrolling…

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Misfit Millennials

by Jeana Capra   We’re lazy. We’re narcissistic. We’re entitled. We’re glued to your phones.   These are just some of the many negative Generation Y stereotypes we’ve all probably heard created by the media and every other generation but our own. I’m  part of this Generation Y, or Millennial group which consists of a…

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How to Be a Homebody (and why it’s ok)

by Samantha Buoye   It’s Saturday night and the school week has yet again come to a close. We probably just lost another football game, and the Knights are ready to celebrate.  UCF students, most of them intoxicated before they even stepped into the bar. Bottom shelf liquor sloshing in their cups, a pool of collective sweat…