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Mexico Earthquake Update

Mexico Earthquake Update

Sam Schaffer

September 23, 2017


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

A deadly earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, here’s what you need to know: The death toll continues to rise in Mexico as search and rescue efforts persist in the aftermath of a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. The Guardian reports that the quake hit on Tuesday afternoon shortly after 1 p.m. local time. T...

Visit Club Rush this Thursday on East Campus

Visit Club Rush this Thursday on East Campus

Robert Stark, Contributing Writer

September 3, 2017


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

  The Student Government Association (SGA), is hosting its annual Club Rush event on Valencia’s East Campus mall area Thursday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event gives students a chance to see all the clubs offered at Valencia, and meet the students associated with each club. Some...

Study Abroad Opens Eyes

Study Abroad Opens Eyes

Laura Guzman, Contributing Writer

August 21, 2017


Filed under Academics, Featured Story, Valencia News

In our society, where every day we are connecting more with people of different cultures and different races that speak different languages, we are often encouraged to open our own borders, to become more globalized citizens. Studying abroad is one of those things where you are presented with these expectations...

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. ...

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...

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...

Heroes and Villains Commandeer MegaCon Orlando

Heroes and Villains Commandeer MegaCon Orlando

Sam Schaffer, Managing Editor and Staff Writer

May 27, 2017


Filed under College News, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Local News, Top Stories, Valencia News

Cosplayers donned their best costumes to show off their hard work and geek out with fans at Megacon Orlando 2017. MegaCon Orlando is described by megaconorlando.com as “the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big day...

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