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  • Gentrification won't restore Parramore's glory: New Voices

    Gentrification won't restore Parramore's glory: New Voices
    On a Saturday afternoon in October 2004, my father invited me to a service project in Parramore, the historical heart of Orlando's African-American community. A freshman at Winter Park High School, I was unfamiliar with the concept of community service,...
  • DeLand graduate Maddox wins NCWA national title

    DeLand graduate Maddox wins NCWA national title
    Former DeLand wrestler Stuart Maddox won the NCWA national title in the 235-pound weight class this past weekend in Allen, Texas. The North Florida wrestler defeated Liberty's Evan Canady 5-3 in the final. Maddox, who graduated from DeLand in 2010, is...
  • New York group buys student housing near UCF

    New York group buys student housing near UCF
    A New York investment group purchased a 624-student apartment near the University of Central Florida as part of a $300 million portfolio acquisition. Investcorp's purchase of Orion on Orpington, located northeast of East Colonial Drive and State Road...
  • UCF to screen 'Roadtrip Nation' show featuring student

    UCF to screen 'Roadtrip Nation' show featuring student
    The PBS documentary featuring a UCF student, a big green RV and three other college students will get a special, on-campus screening Thursday. The episode of Roadtrip Nation features Johnathan Allen, a marketing major at the University of Central Florida,...
  • UCF prof is developing life-on-Mars detector

    From the high desert of southern Arizona on Sunday morning, University of Central Florida physics professor Robert Peale will launch a device that could one day help find evidence of life on Mars or other parts of the solar system. Peale and his...
  • Persistence, animals, and Obamacare: Letters

    Hats off to persistence The Sentinel's Thursday cover story about the young woman who travels two hours by bus to attend college was touching ("Working-class students conquer hurdles to get college education"). One has to admire the dedication and...
  • Quick-witted and funny, Cheryl Hines' father was big influence in her life

    Quick-witted and funny, Cheryl Hines' father was big influence in her life
    Those green eyes, that arched eyebrow, the slight shoulder shrug — actress Cheryl Hines got those from her father. "Cheryl has a certain way of raising her eyebrows or a slight shrug that is pure Dad. Dad was a master of nonverbal communication,"...
  • Cartoonist: Charlie Hebdo shows pics still worth 1,000 words

    Cartoonist: Charlie Hebdo shows pics still worth 1,000 words
    Barbaric is one word to describe January's murders of a dozen staffers of French satirical news magazine Charlie Hebdo. Another, suggests Glenn Stein, is predictable. Fortunately, the unhinged remained (mostly) caged during his eight-year run as...
  • UCF may extend contact of President John Hitt

    University of Central Florida president John Hitt could get his contract extended one year through 2017. UCF trustees considered extending Hitt's contract during a brief meeting Monday and are expected to vote on the issue later this month. The board's...
  • Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition

    Lake Highland senior wins $35,000 prize in national Intel science competition
    Catherine Li, a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School, has won a $35,000 prize as part of the nation's most prestigious high school science competition, the Intel Science Talent Search. Li, 18, won the third place Medal of Distinction for...
  • UCF's boy with 'bionic arm' meets 'Iron Man'

    UCF's boy with 'bionic arm' meets 'Iron Man'
    The Groveland boy with the robotic hand recently met Iron Man. A Facebook video posted by Robert Downey Jr. showed him meeting with Alex Pring, who gained fame last fall after receiving a 3-D printed prosthetic right arm produced at University of...