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Latest Articles

UCF students feel the effects of political divides

Opposing political views have led some UCF students to end their friendships and stop talking to family members about politics. “It’s made me the black sheep of my family,” said Matthew Lago, the outreach director of College Democrats at UCF. Political tension among family and friends has become a common occurrence. In the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election, UCF students of both parties spoke about how they handled "agreeing to disagree" on partisan debates or, in some cases have lost conn
By Andrea Concepcion
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UCF reportedly endures $1 million loss in deal with Apollos after AAF suspends operations

With the Alliance of American Football recently suspending football operations, UCF will lose over $1 million in its stadium deal with the Orlando Apollos, according to a new report from WFTV. According to the report, UCF was never paid the $1 million owed by the AAF for the Apollos' rental of Spectrum Stadium this season. It was also reported that UCF never sent an official invoice to the AAF requesting the funds.
By Robert Husby
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UCF Office of Student Involvement reaches out to South Florida students

The UCF Office of Student involvement took a bus trip to South Florida on Thursday as part of a pilot outreach program to virtual UCF students. A group of six OSI and SG students, including SG President Sabrina LaRosa and OSI director Shane Juntunen, planned two events in South Florida. The first was on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Pembroke Pines, where the group stayed overnight, and then traveled to Boca Raton area on Friday for an event at 11 a.m.
By Sierra Williams
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Student financial aid delayed; students struggle with basic needs

UCF students have had to adapt to several new hurdles because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year and for some students, this included financial stress. “I feel like I’m going crazy,” said Jennifer Law, junior mathematics and computer science major. “I’m constantly looking at my budget, wondering how I’m going to pay for groceries.” Law is one of many students at UCF experiencing delays to their financial aid this semester. The Office of Student Financial Aid has eliminated walk-ins as part of
By Sierra Williams
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Architecture students' materials thrown out over summer

Student materials were cleaned out of UCF's architecture studio by a maintenance crew after the spring COVID-19 closure, said the architecture program chair. Professor Allen Watters, the program chair for Valencia’s architecture program and director for UCF’s undergraduate architecture degree, said the studio, located at Valencia College's West Campus, is subject to a clean-out at the end of the spring semesters, though this spring no permission was given. “From the best of what Valencia’s rec
By Sierra Williams
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UCF counseling services moves to 'telehealth' to help students in need during school closures

UCF has quickly and drastically moved its functions to remote access in response to COVID-19, even transitioning health care locations like Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services to remote access. Some students, such as junior game design major Sebastian Saavedra, are already under stress from a normal school semester and found the longer period of social distancing to have a negative effect on their mental health.
By Sierra Williams
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UCF vegan football player hopes to transition to NFL post graduation

UCF football center Kelton Jordan "JJ" Johnson said he doesn't carry a lunchbox because he's not "that nerdy or vegan yet," but his car, nicknamed the "Vegan Mobile," says otherwise. Johnson, senior human communications major from Jacksonville, Florida, said he has been eating meat for most of his life until he became a vegetarian, and then went vegan at the beginning of the year as part of his New Year's resolution.
By Robert Husby
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Electric vehicle display brings awareness to UCF students

Surrounded by the rumble of car traffic at UCF, six cars stood silent inside memory mall, their doors and trunks opened for display. UCF Sustainability Initiatives hosted Charge on! Electric Vehicle Display Wednesday in celebration of National Drive Electric Week. The week runs from Sept 14-22 and is a nationwide celebration made to bring attention to the benefits of driving electric and hybrid cars.
By Sarah Cavacini
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'One Day at a Time' cancellation raises concerns about Latino representation

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By Armond Sarduy
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UCF professor hosts "Jobs in Spanish!" event to highlight bilingual communication skills

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By Armond Sarduy
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Tacko Fall's career game leads UCF in dominating win over SMU

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By Armond Sarduy
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UCF football players showcase talent in front of professional scouts at UCF Pro Day

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Latinos are projected to be largest group of nonwhite voters in 2020, study says

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