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UCF Men’s Basketball Losing Streak Continues

UCF Men’s Basketball Losing Streak Continues

Robert Stark, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, UCF Athletics, Uncategorized

UCF Men's Basketball played Missouri this Thursday and lost 62-59. This marks the third game in a row that UCF lost. During this game, UCF struggled from 3-point range shooting 33.3%, while Missouri shot 42.1% from 3-point range. “Their three-point shooting from their perimeter guys was really outstanding,”...

Given a Second Chance: Inmates Graduate from Special Valencia Program

Given a Second Chance: Inmates Graduate from Special Valencia Program

Sam Schaffer, Managing Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under College News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Valencia News

Emotions ran high and tears flowed freely in the Orange County Jail on Friday, as 18 Valencia College students donned both their jumpsuits and graduation gowns to cross the stage at the Phoenix Construction Class graduation. The Phoenix Construction Class is a collaboration between Valencia College, Orange Coun...

Valencia East Book Nerds Hold First “Night at the Library” Event

Valencia East Book Nerds Hold First “Night at the Library” Event

Rebecca Ryan, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Valencia News

At 6:30pm Wednesday night the stereotype surrounding libraries was broken when music, spoken word, and laughter filled the perpetually quiet room for the first ever “Night at the Library” event sponsored by Valencia East Campus Book Nerds, SGA and East Campus Library. The showcased talent was...

Men’s Basketball: UCF beats Gardner-Webb

Men’s Basketball: UCF beats Gardner-Webb

Robert Stark, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, UCF Athletics

UCF men’s basketball beat Gardner-Webb by a score of 68-65 on Nov. 15th. UCF was stretched thin in this win but ended up coming out on top with defense playing another big role. “I like our interior defense,” head coach Johnny Dawkins said. “I thought our guys do a great job of understand...

Valencia Students Learn About Sustainability in the Workplace

Valencia Students Learn About Sustainability in the Workplace

Sam Schaffer, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under College News, Top Stories, Valencia News

Many people think of sustainability as an environmental issue, but the money that can be saved by conserving resources is quickly making sustainability an important part of running a business. “Ninety-three percent of CEOs identify sustainability as a critical challenge facing their company toda...

Valencia College 50th Anniversary: A Story of Race Relations

Valencia College 50th Anniversary: A Story of Race Relations

Yesmene Chikha, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Valencia News

Valencia College opened its doors on August 21, 1967 to white and black students. For the first time, students from different races were co-mingling in the same space, enjoying the same music, and participating in the same events. Today that memory reinforces how Valencia was a safe-haven for many students at ...

Plastic Surgery on the Rise for College Students

Plastic Surgery on the Rise for College Students

Dayanara Leonardo, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Issue, Lifestyle, Top Stories, Valencia News

Going under the knife to have surgery voluntarily can be a difficult decision with drastic consequences. Despite the risk, young adults, especially college students, are more likely than ever to get plastic surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. One of the reasons college...

Cool and Affordable Clothing Stores for College Students on a Budget

Cool and Affordable Clothing Stores for College Students on a Budget

Amanda Fernandez, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under College News, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

College is expensive. Books, classes, tuition, housing all cost money. Lots of money. Many college students find that they must save a few bucks to survive the college life. That means they might not be able to splurge on those $40 t-shirts at Urban Outfitters or even a few pairs of those $60 American...

UCF Basketball Team Catches the Injury Bug

UCF Basketball Team Catches the Injury Bug

Robert Stark, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, UCF, UCF Athletics

The beginning of the UCF Men's Basketball season has, to say the least, not gone as expected. In the weeks leading up to the season and even in the season opener on November 10th, two players were unable to play and one got hurt in the second half of the game. UCF guard Aubrey Dawkins, Coach Dawkins’...

Halloween Concert Brings Cinematic Classics to Valencia East Campus

Halloween Concert Brings Cinematic Classics to Valencia East Campus

Rebecca Ryan, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under College News, Top Stories, Valencia News

Shortly after 1:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, the Valencia East Campus mall area was brought to life with a tune recognizable by those familiar with Harry Potter. The Valencia Symphonic Band performed that composition along with many others in its 6th annual Halloween Concert. Band director Jon Territ...

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