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…

How Low Voter Turn Out Affects College Students

by Cameron Bonnewell   College students are among the most vocal political forces in the United States. We often involve ourselves in rallies and protests as well as support organizations that share our values. Most Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 tend to be more liberal than the general population and this has…

Student Activism In Today’s Political Climate

by Olivia Sunna   The Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 left a global print on the divisive political landscape following the elections, spurring protests and marches across the nation for other causes in the name of activism. However, these protests and “sister” marches would have not been made possible without the work…

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…

Healthy Food, Healthy Glow

by Amy M. Mente    So…   It’s the middle of the semester. You’re tired. You’re stressed. You’re hungry. And you are starting to look kind of awful. One more bag of chips won’t kill you, but it won’t help, either. Fresh fruits and veggies can restore that healthy glow you had at the start…

The Magic of Hope at Give Kids the World

by Gabriela Ruiz The opportunity to be part of something that not only changes your life for the better, but also the lives of others, is often rare. I have found a new appreciation for the life I live and a purpose for living such a life, all due to a magical place called Give…