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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...

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...

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...

When Dreams Get Deferred

When Dreams Get Deferred

Kelli Perkins, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2017


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

When Mariana DaSilva is not occupied with working 40 hours per week and taking classes at Valencia part-time, she enjoys playing soccer with her little sister and going to New Smyrna Beach. DaSilva and her family immigrated to Orlando, Florida when she was 4 years old. Fast forward 16 years, and she...

The Musical Evita Wraps Up Sunday on East Campus

The Musical Evita Wraps Up Sunday on East Campus

Isaiah Peters, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under College News, Top Stories, Valencia News

Valencia College wraps up its performance of Evita today. The show ends its two-week run with a matinee performance Sunday afternoon on East Campus at 2:00 pm. Audiences have packed the house for many of the Evita performances. It’s a very interactive show, as the ensemble performs in the audience...

Valencia College Radio: Back and Better Than Ever

Valencia College Radio: Back and Better Than Ever

Kayla Reyes Marseil, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2017


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

Valencia College’s East Campus brings back its radio station with a new name change and big goals of broadcasting on satellite radio. With the finalizations of the new SAE building, Valencia College Radio, or VCR, opened August 28th with only four shows. Now it has 20 with four new pending ones. VCR...

Are Internships Worth Doing During College?

Are Internships Worth Doing During College?

Robert Stark, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Valencia News

Is going to college and getting good grades enough to snag that dream job? Internships can play a pivotal role to stand out from the competition. College students face a well-versed field of applicants in any career chosen and need all the help there is. Kerry Fleming, Internship and Workforce coordinator...

Cohesiveness to lead UCF Men’s Basketball to another successful season

Cohesiveness to lead UCF Men’s Basketball to another successful season

Robert Stark, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017


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

UCF men’s basketball looks to have another great season. Head Coach Johnny Dawkins is in his second year as the head coach. The success of this defensive team seems to be continuing defense along with the cohesiveness they have built from last year. It’s media day yet again and this time around...

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