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Valencia Voice reviews Vespr Coffeebar

Valencia Voice reviews Vespr Coffeebar

By Abby Prickett, Staff Writer
November 29
Filed under Local News, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

If you find yourself sipping a Cold Brew Nitro or marveling over a Vanilla Bean Latte, you might have just wandered into Vespr Coffeebar. On Alafaya Trail, in the Waterford Lakes area, sits the local shop where coffee lovers, college students, and self-labeled 'hipsters' reside. From 8 a.m. to...

Movie Review: Dr. Strange

Movie Review: Dr. Strange

By Anastasia Kobus, Contributing Writer
November 18
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Opinion, Top Stories

Out in theaters now, Marvel Studios presents the most unusual movie from the famous superhero saga which takes you beyond this world and time. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is one of the greatest neurosurgeons in New York, yet bigger than his talent is his ego. Strange gets into a...

“The Walking Dead” season premiere receives eye-popping ratings

“The Walking Dead” season premiere receives eye-popping ratings

By Tyler Andreala, Contributing Writer
November 2
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

This is a review of the season seven premiere of The Walking Dead and will contain spoilers. Season Six of “The Walking Dead” left our favorite characters helpless, and lined up at the mercy of Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan), followed by a six-month gap to see who would find themselves at t...

Students shed light on pet adoption

Students shed light on pet adoption

By Jessica Johnson, Contributing Writer
October 27
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

October Is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Here is how a few Valencia students stood when it comes to animal shelters. Poll Question: Shelter vs. Pet Store? Why would you choose one over the other? “Shelter dogs deserve to be saved and go to good homes more than pet shops, because they can get put do...

Valencia students weigh in on Presidential Debate

Valencia students weigh in on Presidential Debate

By JOU1100 Valencia News Reporting Class
October 18
Filed under College News, Election Coverage, National News, Opinion, Politics, Top Stories

Poll Question: What do you want to hear from Donald Trump and/or Hillary Clinton at the last presidential debate on Wednesday? "I wanna hear more about the police and what they are going to do to address the issue of innocent people being murdered." Jasaan Eley  East Campus Age 20 ...

OPINION: Jose Fernandez was the embodiment of being an American

OPINION: Jose Fernandez was the embodiment of being an American

By Danny Morales, [email protected]
September 27
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

Jose Fernandez may have only been a naturalized American citizen for a year and five months before his unfortunate death in a boating accident at the age of 24. Fernandez loved being a United States citizen, but more so than just being a citizen, Fernandez loved the freedom he had earned by making the da...

Professor submitted: I support Hillary Clinton

Professor submitted: I support Hillary Clinton

February 1
Filed under Election Coverage, Featured Election, National News, Opinion, Politics, Top Stories

I’ve had it with Donald Trump! I have listened carefully to the 7-2016 GOP Presidential Debates.  None of the 2016 GOP candidates are impressive. This especially applies to Donald Trump. He reminds me of the Greek god, Narcissus. In other words, Donald Trump is narcissistic which, according to F...

Let’s Work Together: Worldwide Poverty

Let’s Work Together: Worldwide Poverty

By John Scolaro, Contributing Professor
December 2
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Poverty is not an antiquated phenomenon of the past. In fact, according to Adam Smith’s 1776 The Wealth of Nations, income inequalities, among citizens of the United States, were obvious then as much as they are still obvious now. Native Americans, for example, were suppressed by aristocrats and conq...

Q & A With the Orlando Sentinel

Q & A With the Orlando Sentinel

October 22
Filed under Opinion

Orlando Sentinel education reporter Gabrielle Russon along with multimedia artists Andrew Gibson and Charles Minshew came to Valencia as part of News Engagement Day. The Valencia Voice had the opportunity to speak with them after their Q&A with Professor Newman’s News Reporting class. Hali...

Stigma of mental illness creates further problems for patients

Stigma of mental illness creates further problems for patients

By Monica Garcia, contributing writer
October 6
Filed under Opinion

The stigmatization of mental illness creates societal barriers for people with mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental illness in any given year, but “Nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness didn’t receive mental health...

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