Guide to Game Day

by Gabriella Reina What is more enchanting than your first time stepping into a football stadium? Full of 45,000 screaming fans all chanting the same three letters U-C-F. Hearing your heartbeat in your ears while you rush to the far end zone to get to a seat you will likely not be using. Standing–rather, jumping, is…

Study Abroad: Misconceptions and Lasting Benefits

by Brenna Duncan   Many college students dream of traveling the world. The unknown sights, cultures, and people have a fascinating draw. As students, we tell ourselves that we’ll travel after graduation, or definitely before we have kids, but travelling is something that most people put off indefinitely. Why wait? UCF has a study abroad program that…

Surviving Transfer

by Katie Loughlin   “I felt a little invisible. UCF has so many students, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd,” said Jazmine Salas, a graduate of the University of Central Florida who transferred from Valencia College.   Out of the 50,000-plus students who attend UCF, you are of the roughly ten percent who…

The Major Dilemma: Is Employment a Matter of Degree?

by Will Henken   “So, what’s your major?”   It’s a common question around UCF – everything from a get-to-know-you first day of class discussion to an ill-fated bus stop chat can begin with this seemingly simple query. And it’s something we all know the answer to – I know I’m not alone in having…

Drinking: “Turn Down for What?”

by Jenna Lyles   Four undefeated rounds of beer pong later, here you are: anointed in Pabst Blue Ribbon. You sway left, you sway right, and all the while never deign to admit “No more; I’ve had enough to drink.” The gentle hand on your shoulder keeping you from the heavy glass bottles – you…