Valencia president Dr. Sandy Shugart responds to questions raised by ‘Ivory Tower’ documentary

Valencia president Dr. Sandy Shugart responds to questions raised by ‘Ivory Tower’ documentary

By Ty Wright / @tru2ty, twright@valenciavoice.com
November 20, 2014
Filed under College News, Local News, National News, News, Top Stories, Valencia News

Andrew Rossi’s latest documentary “Ivory Tower,” which world premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and makes its global television premiere on CNN tonight, Nov. 20, at 9 p.m., takes a look at the question “Is college overrated?” Throughout 90-minutes, the film tackles the spiraling... Read more »

First Lady Michelle Obama headed to Orlando

First Lady Michelle Obama headed to Orlando

By Ty Wright / @tru2ty, twright@valenciavoice.com
October 15, 2014
Filed under News

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lil Jon-based “Turnip for What” video shows why she will always be a legend in my eyes. (See above) Now that my thoughts on the recently released vine is out, onto the news. The First Lady will be in Orlando this Friday, Oct. 17, headling a grass-roots "Commit... Read more »

Valencia student leader devlops Craigslist based site for fellow Valencians

Valencia student leader devlops Craigslist based site for fellow Valencians

By Sean Nelson, Contributing Writer
October 13, 2014
Filed under News, Valencia News

For many students, getting by in-and-outside of school is a burden of running around trying to situate one’s basic needs: finding tutors, buying and selling textbooks, looking for roommates, etc. Some students just want help. It’s a hassle maintaining one’s academic and residential livelihood while... Read more »

Valencia Cinema Nights aiming to help students understand films at higher level

Valencia Cinema Nights aiming to help students understand films at higher level

By Sean Nelson, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories, Valencia News

From film buffs to passive film goers, all are welcome to Valencia’s Cinema Nights. Cinema Night at Valencia third event resulted with a modest turnout as professor of Humanities Bob Warren hosted the evening’s feature film "Blue Velvet." "Blue... Read more »

GREG SAYS: Politicians battle to gain student approval

GREG SAYS: Politicians battle to gain student approval

By Greg Caron, gcaron@valenciavoice.com
September 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

"In course I did; how was I to read it if I hadn't? All's fair in love and war, you know…” - Frank Smedley Of course, we all do know, how couldn’t we? You do what you have to here. We are in the land of the free. Patriots. With no clear path to anything. And “so what,” if you... Read more »

Valencia College mentor programs helping push graduation rate in African Americans

Valencia College mentor programs helping push graduation rate in African Americans

By Yolanda Marks , ymarks@valenciavoice.com
April 24, 2014
Filed under News

Images and Regal are two groups on Valencia Campus that strive to shape the outlook of students and project their great features. The two clubs are actually mentorship groups that encourage and recruit students coming from high school that are accepted in the Bridges Program to be apart of the mentorship,... Read more »

Habitat for Humanity building a home for single-mother Valencia student

Habitat for Humanity building a home for single-mother Valencia student

By Yolanda Marks, ymarks@valenciavoice.com
April 15, 2014
Filed under College News, Local News, News

With the high level of poverty on the rise, many people are struggling to keep a job, let alone a roof over their heads. Luckily, there are companies like Chatter Buzz Media and organizations like Habitat for Humanity of Greater... Read more »

One Blood’s relationship with West Campus surpasses Big Red Bus

One Blood’s relationship with West Campus surpasses Big Red Bus

By Kendall Kellogg, kkellogg@valenciavoice.com
April 10, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, Valencia News

Every Monday, a large red bus, labeled ‘The Big Red Bus’ sits outside the SSB parking lot on West Campus at Valencia. There, it sits waiting for students to enter and donate the one life thing that can save so many lives; blood. Throughout the week, another office sits open to allow... Read more »

Hydraulic fracturing is on its way to the Sunshine State

Hydraulic fracturing is on its way to the Sunshine State

By Gregory Caron, gcaron@valenciavoice.com
April 10, 2014
Filed under International News, Local News, National News, News

Usually when people think of America’s natural gas and oil production there eyes immediately point to places like Texas or Alaska followed by the stereotypical image of a wealthy oil tycoon far away from the Florida sun. That stereotype may not be long for extinction.... Read more »

Mother’s near-fatal heart attack leads student to a passion for medicine

Mother’s near-fatal heart attack leads student to a passion for medicine

By Gregory Caron, gcaron@valenciavoice.com
April 10, 2014
Filed under News, Valencia News

For many students, choosing a career path at Valencia falls somewhere on their difficulty meter between brain surgery and rocket science. However, that’s not the case for every student. Every so often, the sea of undecided majors parts-ways and a student like Bishal Sarmat... Read more »