The Racketeering Motives of Auto Shops

by Kyle Egan   I decided to take my car to Tire Kingdom store #122 on Alafaya for oil changes. After my first oil change, they gave me my car back with no talk of “extra work” I needed done. This gave me false hope that they were trustworthy mechanics.   A few months later,…

Discovering True Beauty

by Meredith Burow   It was 1987 and a well-built, Denver native named John  never had trouble asking a girl out.  He was hesitant, though, about one young woman that caught his interest, although he thought she was sweet and beautiful.   But she was black.   What would his parents say? He knew how his father felt about his children dating African…

Skip the Donut

by Taylor Mitchell   During my first week on the UCF campus, I noticed that many organizations are constantly raising money for various charities that are meant to make the world a better place. Throughout the semester, I noticed more and more of this, particularly in pseudo bake sales and special events held at restaurants. Students…

For the Love of Mud

by Garrett Iván Colón   Students often desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and for many, that includes dreaded, time-consuming workouts. While certain individuals have ample competence and motivation  to reach the goals they set, many others seek additional support.   The American College of Sports Medicine suggests that participating in group exercise may help overcome the obstacle…

Naked From The Ankle Down

by Antonio Paz   Most of us were always told to put shoes on before we go outside. We were told this for good reasons.  Our little feet were delicate and new, and we knew nothing about the dangers of life. As a child, walking is a fairly new exercise, and the concept of caution was something…

Counseling for All UCF Students

by Alicia Gonzalez   You never really know what sort of problems a person may be facing. There’s always something and everyone has a story. But sometimes people just don’t know who they can talk to. College students are among the many people who fall prey to every day anxiety. In some cases, even depression. Whether…