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Anti-Flag Drummer, Pat Thetic, Discusses Band’s Political Roots

Anti-Flag Drummer, Pat Thetic, Discusses Band’s Political Roots

Sam Schaffer, Managing Editor
July 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Local News, Music, Politics, Top Stories

The American punk band, Anti-Flag, has been cherishing the importance of the rock show for over 20 years now. And while an Anti-Flag rock show combines a lively stage performance with high-energy mosh pit, it also contains politics, lots of politics. “When we were a young band starting, we thought...

Osceola Campus Honors Pulse Victims with Peace Pole

Osceola Campus Honors Pulse Victims with Peace Pole

Laura Guzman, Contributing Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under College News, Local News, Orlando Pulse, Osceola Campus, Top Stories, Valencia News

On Monday, June 12, exactly one year after the mass shooting of Pulse Nightclub, Valencia’s Osceola Campus held a remembrance ceremony.  Peace, love and hope were the center of the event. Along with a message about love and diversity from campus president, Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Ayla Polanco, 19...

Orlando Remembers the #Pulse Victims

Orlando Remembers the #Pulse Victims

Brittany Bhulai, Editor-in-Chief
June 12, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Local News, National News, News, Orlando Pulse, Top Stories

Hundreds visited the Pulse Memorial today to honor the lives that were taken exactly one year ago, and to pay respects to the families that were affected by the tragedy.  Gatherers showed support and shared messages to heal, love and unite. Flowers with the message “#OrlandoUnited” were given...

East Campus Library Dedicates Space for LGBT Resources on Pulse Remembrance Day

East Campus Library Dedicates Space for LGBT Resources on Pulse Remembrance Day

Sam Schaffer, Managing Editor and Staff Writer
June 12, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, College News, Local News, National News, Top Stories, Valencia News

Valencia College dedicated a new area of the East Campus library to LGBT resources in honor of the lives lost at Pulse night club one year ago today. Students and faculty gathered in the Building 3 Atrium for the Orlando United Pulse Remembrance, a ceremony commemorating the lives lost and showcasing some ...

Little Lost Dog “Pops” Up

Little Lost Dog “Pops” Up

Ashley Tynes Garcia, Staff Writer
June 11, 2017
Filed under College News, Lifestyle, Local News, Top Stories, Valencia News

A lucky hound was given a second chance at life with a brand new family thanks to supportive Valencia staff member. A small, male dog was found last week near Stonewall Jackson Rd. off of Semoran Blvd. by Claudia Maldonado, 21, a program support specialist from the Valencia College School of Public...

Heroes and Villains Commandeer MegaCon Orlando

Heroes and Villains Commandeer MegaCon Orlando

Sam Schaffer, Managing Editor and Staff Writer
May 27, 2017
Filed under College News, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Local News, Top Stories, Valencia News

Cosplayers donned their best costumes to show off their hard work and geek out with fans at Megacon Orlando 2017. MegaCon Orlando is described by megaconorlando.com as “the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big day...

Orlando Magic: Quick fix at the 6 spot?

Orlando Magic: Quick fix at the 6 spot?

Cameron Thomas, Contributing Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Local News, Orlando Magic, Sports, Top Stories

The Orlando Magic collected the rights to the sixth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft slated for June 22nd on ESPN. Head Coach Frank Vogel represented the Magic at this year’s NBA Draft Lottery selection show. Magic fans can find hope in this year’s draft position as recent sixth overall picks include a ...

New Trend Will Change the Way You Breathe, Think and Feel

New Trend Will Change the Way You Breathe, Think and Feel

Stephanie Rivera, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Local News, Top Stories, Variety

While most people across the country are just now opening their windows after a long winter, Floridians are tangled up in coughing, asthma and allergies thanks to the onset of pollen spreading across the state. Now there is something new that can help the sniffles and aches.  It is known as salt therapy...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits Valencia

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits Valencia

Sam Schaffer, Contributing Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, College News, Featured Story, Local News, News, Osceola Campus, Politics, Top Stories, Valencia News

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos visited Valencia College for a tour and round table discussion on March 24. She began the day at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Osceola County with a round table discussion with Valencia President Sandy Shugart, local employers, and students....

Creative Writing Scholarship Deadline Extended

Creative Writing Scholarship Deadline Extended

Nader Ismail, Contributing Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under College News, Featured Story, Local News, News, Top Stories, Valencia News

EAST CAMPUS – The Communications and Creative Writing Scholarship Committee is extending its deadline for creative writing submissions. Originally, the application deadline was February 1ST. Now it will be pushed to the 15TH. The extension allows more students to qualify for the $500 scholarship....

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