Combating an Invisible Epidemic

by Paul Musgrave   A cluster of students and campaigners gather outside The Marketplace at Ferrell Commons, all donning yellow shirts and distributing fliers.  It is an unusually warm day for March, with the spring sun shining high overhead as the clock ticks towards noon.  As I approach the group, I am eagerly handed a…

Coming Out

by Alex Burton   Some people know it from a very young age.  Others discover it gradually through self-exploration and deep internal examination.  In my own case, the notion that I could even possibly be bisexual came swiftly and unexpectedly, like a violent slap in the face.  At the beginning of my sophomore year of…

Greek Myths

by Jessica Sit   When I first came to the University of Central Florida, I never thought twice about joining a Greek organization. I was from a small town in Connecticut where all I had seen or heard of sororities was from the movie “Legally Blonde.”  The bright pink, overly excited, rich blonde Barbie Doll…

It’s Your Health, but You Wouldn’t Know It

by Emily Vrotsos Two hundred and twenty-five dollars. That’s how much my roommate’s abortion cost. She got pregnant by her boyfriend. She wasn’t raped, nor was she molested. She just forgot to take a pill.  She miscounted, and she missed a period.  Because she felt chubby, she took a pregnancy test to give herself peace…

SGA Politics is not about Pizza

by Jacqueline Sheppard   During the last week of March, the University of Central Florida was stormed with the Student Government Association’s presidential elections. Laptops and tents lurked in the corners by every building. Eager supporters of the Anthony King and Eric Katz ticket, as well as supporters of the opposing (and eventually, the winning)…

Casual College Clubs

by Kenneth Rathbum   The Predicament It is almost a given that many college students are hardly involved, if at all, in extracurricular activities, whether on campus or off.  After all, everything that comes with a full-time class schedule and, in some cases, a part-time job, does not exactly make for a semester with much…