Cycling in Orlando

by Ross Ellison Florida is known as the sunshine state and for good reason.  With a virtually non-existent winter and brutally humid summers, the state lives up to its name.  For this very reason (to be outdoors year round), I moved from Chicago to Orlando several years ago. One of the first things I did was…

Tips from a Professor on How to Succeed

 by Jordan Beeker There are many challenges incoming freshmen face coming into college, and for these students, it can sometimes feel like being a small fish entering a huge pond. Between the different expenses for meal plans, dorms, classes, and textbooks, as well as being exposed to a new environment and social circles, such as fraternities and…

The Literary Arts Partnership: Writers in the Community

by Katrina Kozorezov   According to their website, The Literary Arts Partnership at the University of Central Florida offers poetry and storytelling workshops in community settings to children, youth, and adults throughout Central Florida. We believe that poetry and storytelling are powerful tools that enhance literacy, learning attitude, character, and self-awareness. Our programs develop pride…

A Knight’s Mission to Mars

by Dianne Mercado   By the end of the century, there could be fully functional human colonies on Mars, and UCF could have helped put them there. Recently, the global space industry has seen immense progress and development in both private and public circles, which have turned attention to colonizing the Red Planet. UCF fosters…

Ten Little Unknown Things About UCF

by Sara Thames   As students of UCF, we are barraged on all sides with assignments, commitments, and expenses. The good news is that with the student status comes great and often under-advertised opportunities to take care of yourself as a person. Most tours of UCF cover the dining plan, counseling services and our beautiful…