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Dakota Croog

I'm currently a senior studying journalism at the University of Central Florida, preparing to step into the workforce. ...

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Skills: Reporter
Specialisms: News, Music, Journalism

Tanesha Bridenback

Just a college student with a knack for adventure and an eye for beauty. When you can find ...

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Skills: Reporter, Proofreader, Feature Writer, Editor, Copywriter, Broadcaster, Blogger
Specialisms: Social Media, News, Lifestyle, Journalism, Features, Entertainment, Culture

Marc Sznapstajler

Welcome to my portfolio. My name is Marc Sznapstajler, and I recently graduated from the University of Central ...

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Specialisms: Journalism

Marissa Mahoney

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Skills: Video Editor, Sub-editor, Reporter, Photographer, Feature Writer, Editor, Designer, Copywriter
Specialisms: Social Media, Politics, Journalism, Features

Amber Hair

UCF journalism student, graduating December 2016. Dow Jones Business Reporting Intern summer 2016. The Editor-in-Chief of Nicholson Student ...

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Skills: Editor
Specialisms: News, Journalism, Business

Latest Articles

UCF falls late versus Temple

Redshirt sophomore forward A.J. Davis pulled up for a deep triple with seconds remaining in the game and missed, ultimately getting another shot to tie the game with a tip-in off the rebound. The ball however wasn’t off his hands in enough time and the Knights fell 62-60 due to .0001 seconds of time not available to Davis. Temple Head Coach Fran Dunphy candidly described the nature of close games like these as fragile in nature. “It’s a made shot at one end, missed shot at another—you got to g
By Christopher Davis
Central Florida Future

Knights continues to skid as Houston tramples UCF

The Knights fell to the Cougars 88-61, losing their sixth consecutive game—with their last home victory coming Jan. 16 versus East Carolina. UCF unraveled in the second half versus Houston, shooting 41 percent with 13 turnovers, resulting in 18 fast-break points for the road team. “When a team [is] playing high pace … you want to match that energy,” freshman forward Chad Brown said.  “We played pretty good in the first half and in the second half, we tried to come out with energy and we weren’
By Christopher Davis
Central Florida Future

Anthony Safadi: The man beneath the blond toupee

Anyone who paid even the slightest attention to the SGA elections last semester has heard of Anthony Safadi. Seen wearing a blond wig reminiscent of Donald Trump and urging students to make UCF great again, it was easy for students to assume that he wasn’t taking the campaign seriously, let alone that he was serious about life in general.

UCF student killed after alleged assault on drug dealer

The Daytona Beach Police Department has arrested the man who allegedly killed UCF student Ethan Halverson. A warrant was issued on April 22 for the arrest of Jimmie Lee Baker III, also known as "Rambo" and "Deonte," who was charged with second-degree murder and is currently being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

Scott signs Chloe's Law, named for late UCF student

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that would require engineers to install traffic barriers along bodies of water near state roads. The bill, HB 7061, contains a provision called Chloe’s Law, named after 21-year-old UCF student Chloe Arenas, who drowned June 28, 2015, after crashing her car into a retention pond near Alafaya Trail and State Road 408 around 5 a.m.
By Alissa Smith
Central Florida Future

Cosplay more than a costume at Florida Anime Experience

The sight of wigs, swords and armor will mix with the sound of thousands of eager fans at the sixth Florida Anime Experience this weekend. This annual Orlando event, hosted during the summer months, grew out of the Japanese Animation Club of Orlando (JACO), which formed at UCF in 1992. Now, more than 10 years later, the club has matured into a three-day event attended by 2,600 people each day.
By Alissa Smith
Central Florida Future