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Staged Mass Shooting at Valencia East Campus

Staged Mass Shooting at Valencia East Campus

Ashley Tynes Garcia and Lawrence Perry
August 8, 2017
Filed under College News, News, Top Stories, Valencia News

On the morning of Friday, August 4, Valencia College East Campus is quiet. Then all of sudden at 10:04…Boom! A loud explosion is heard and smoke rises from smoke bombs thrown in the campus mall area. Operation VIPER 2.0 commences as alarms go off to signal the start of the drill. Operation VIPER...

President Trump Military Transgender Ban

President Trump Military Transgender Ban

Brittany Bhulai, Sam Schaffer, Laura Guzman, Lawrence Perry, Ashley Garcia
July 26, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

President Donald Trump is reinstating a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Trump announced the reinstatement this morning on Twitter. Valencia East Campus students gave their input about the Tweets. ...

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...

Valencia College Starts LGBT+ Scholarship

Valencia College Starts LGBT+ Scholarship

Isaiah Peters, Contributing Writer
June 12, 2017
Filed under College News, Orlando Pulse, Top Stories, Valencia News

Nearly a year after the Pulse tragedy, Valencia College commemorated the seven students whose lives were lost. The administration offered seven $500 LGBT Plus Scholarships at the Valencia United Reception on Thursday June 8th at the Special Event Center on West Campus from 6:00-8:00pm. Among the attend...

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...

MegaCon Welcomes Timeless Stars

MegaCon Welcomes Timeless Stars

Ashley Tynes Garcia, Contributing Writer
June 10, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

The attendees of MegaCon Orlando were, "shivering with antici…pation,” to quote a famous line from the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie. Hundreds of people came out to see cast members from the epic cult 1970’s cult movie as well as other famous voice actors. Guests of the convention this year had...

The children of Venezuela’s “Revolution”

The children of Venezuela’s “Revolution”

Catherine Pérez, Contributing Writer
June 1, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

“I declare that I will not allow a single street child in Venezuela; otherwise, I will stop calling myself Hugo Chavez Frías”. These were Venezuela’s former president’s words on the day he took office in the Latin American country back in 1999. Children in Caracas, Venezuela joining manifestation...

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