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Orlando Regional Day Two: Maddie Bejarano's heroics lead UCF softball past Michigan in 11 innings

With UCF down to its final strike in the seventh inning, sophomore Maddie Bejarano came off of the bench and tied the game 2-2 with an RBI double. In the 11th, Bejarano had another clutch at-bat with a walk-off base hit to right field as the Knights (48-12) beat Michigan 3-2 on Saturday, advancing to the Regional Championship. “I feel super proud of my team,“ Bejarano said. “It’s a huge team win for all of us. I’m just glad I could contribute to that.” Redshirt senior Kama Woodall pitched a c
By Nathaniel Marrero
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Nursing students drive to Daytona Beach, Cocoa to get UCF degrees

Sophomore pre-nursing major Olivia Day rushed to check her email after she received a message that the UCF College of Nursing acceptance letters were just sent. At approximately at 1 p.m. on March 25, some UCF students discovered whether or not they got accepted into the bachelor's of nursing program. Day said she had just finished taking a test when her friend reached out to her to tell her the news. The sophomore checked her email and saw she was waitlisted for the college's main campus nurs
By Ashley Marshall
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Quarterback Thomas Castellanos: High schooler on the biggest stage

Even though he is yet to graduate high school, one word can describe early enrollee quarterback Thomas Castellanos. "As a young guy, he’s got confidence and that’s what I like to see,” senior receiver Ryan O’Keefe said in a press conference on March 15. “He just plays with a swag, and I really like to see that.” Instead of going to his senior prom, Thomas Castellanos has been on the field with UCF football during spring practices competing for a starting quarterback spot. While his teammates
By Kyle DeWitt
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UCF CAPS Center provides services for grieving students

"They want to figure out how to move on, move forward with their life, without that particular person that has been in their life," Nguyen said. Death has become more prevalent since the pandemic happened in 2020, with the Department of Health of Florida reporting nearly 60,000 COVID-19 deaths in the state. According to CAPS, around "22-30% of college students have experienced loss in the last year.
By Kristi Sultan
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UCF ranked first in graduate game design program

"We are within ten minutes of game development studios in an urban environment," Noel said. "So it has been very helpful for us, it feels a lot closer to a work environment than it does in your typical university environment." Orlando is the fourth-best city in the country for gamers and is one of the fastest-growing cities, according to free credit score website Wallethub.
By Kristi Sultan
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UCF Pediatric association volunteers with teddy bear charity

Lauren Abbitt (right) helps pack goodie bags for the Bears Who Care Oktobearfest 5K fundraiser Thursday. Members of PACK UCF drove an hour away to gain volunteer experience through the charity. "We are so excited for this new partnership and want to volunteer with Bears Who Care more in the future," Abbitt said.
By Christiana Ricci
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New program at Rosen College brings opportunities and challenges for students

In a corner of the Rosen College patio, Jonathan Taylor, a sophomore hospitality management major, stood behind a small table as he handed out pins and pamphlets for the Future Theme Park Leaders Association.
By Nelly Ontiveros
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Nursing continues to be a female-dominated field despite changes of gender norms

UCF College of Nursing assistant professor Brian Peach said that when he was in college, he said he used to be embarrassed to tell people he was a nursing student because it was not a traditional male role. "I was very nervous as a male, particularly in my first year of nursing school, and of course there were jokes," Peach said. "The movie 'Meet the Parents' came out and 'Meet the Fockers', and there were sort of jokes about males in nursing." For the first time in 2019, female students held
By Ashley Marshall
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