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Valencia Welcomes its First Student from the Country of Georgia

Isaiah Peters, Contributing Writer
March 27
Filed under College News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

According to US & World News Report, Florida is among the top destinations for international students studying in the United States. Valencia has been a host to a multitude of international students from across of the globe. As of 2015, Valencia has students from over 80 countries. Most common students...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits Valencia

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits Valencia

Sam Schaffer, Contributing Writer
March 24
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....

American Sign Language Club Hosts “Dirty Sign Night”

American Sign Language Club Hosts “Dirty Sign Night”

Ashley Tynes Garcia, Samuel Schaffer, and Kayla Reyes-Marseil
March 21
Filed under News, Top Stories, Valencia News

UCF’s American Sign Language (ASL) Club will host Dirty Sign Night on March 30 at 7p.m. in room 108 of the Psychology building at UCF. Deaf and hearing students alike can come out and learn all of the inappropriate signs that their professors don’t want to teach them. Josh Prado, who is deaf,...

Energy is Everywhere in Dua Lipa’s Intimate Orlando Concert

Energy is Everywhere in Dua Lipa’s Intimate Orlando Concert

Darius Cornejo and Cameron Thomas, Contributing Writers
March 10
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Top Stories

Dua Lipa brought the crowd together with intimate ballads, positive messages, and feisty, meaningful synthpop. As soon as Lipa took the stage at The Social in Orlando on March 9, the small venue came to life. The 21-year-old English singer started off with “Last Dance,” awakening the audience and...

Valencia Students Unite for International Women’s Day

Valencia Students Unite for International Women’s Day

Isaiah Peters
March 9
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

An assembly of empowered women, and equality seeking men came together for a Model UN event in honor of International’s Women day on March 8th. The event was intended to bring awareness to the discrepancy of wages, rights, and education of women across the world. The event was an hour-long forum that...

Thousands Flock to Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival 2017

Thousands Flock to Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival 2017

Sam Schaffer, Contributing Writer
March 7
Filed under Music, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Thousands of people flocked to Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida March 2 - March 5, to see artists like Wiz Khalifa and Young the Giant perform at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival 2017. The event is a four-night camping festival where people gather from all over the continent to party and expr...

Valencia Students Taste Panda Express at East Campus Food Court

Valencia Students Taste Panda Express at East Campus Food Court

Brittany Bhulai, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under College News, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

Valencia Staff Writer Brittany Bhalai speaks to students after a trial run of Panda Express at East Campus.

Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival Kicks Off Thursday

Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival Kicks Off Thursday

March 1
Filed under Music, Top Stories

The  2017 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival kicks off this Thursday, March 2, at 12 p.m. Lasting up until March 5, the festival will contain many activities ranging from thai yoga and meditation sessions to live music performances, featuring artists such as Usher and Flume.  The festival runs through M...

Stars Hit the Stage at Valencia College

Stars Hit the Stage at Valencia College

Ashley Garcia, Contributing Writing
February 28
Filed under College News, Entertainment, Music, Top Stories, Valencia News

Are you ready for the next Valencia College superstar? Then grab a front seat for all the excitement as the “Under the Stars” talent competition hits the stage on March 1. The show, hosted by the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board will be on the East Campus mall.  The...

Valencia College Literacy Project Donates Thousands of Books to Orange County Jail Inmates

Valencia College Literacy Project Donates Thousands of Books to Orange County Jail Inmates

Angelina Rosania, Contributing Writer
February 28
Filed under Top Stories, Valencia News

The Valencia College Literacy Project just ended its third book drive. A total of 2,360 books were collected and donated to inmates incarcerated at the Orange County Jail. “Books were picked up from East and West Campuses and sent from Lake Nona and Osceola,” explained Karen Cowden, English and...

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