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  • New Trier takes state science title

     New Trier takes state science title
    Thirty seconds may seem like a short duration for a flight, but the feat helped New Trier High School's Science Olympiad team claim an overall first place finish at the Illinois State Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana...
  • Spring Break: Making it count

    Spring Break: Making it count
    In the midst of third-quarter shenanigans – whether it be tracking down teachers for that last-minute grade or stressing over the March SAT, Spring Break is a much-needed break from the harsh reality that is high school. Not all breaks are created...
  • Sunday freebies: 'And Then Came Tango,' Organist Christopher Houlihan

     Sunday freebies: 'And Then Came Tango,' Organist Christopher Houlihan
    I'm still recuperating from a busy arts weekend in Central Florida. There was a lot of ballet to see — "Carmen" on Friday night, then Orlando Ballet's charming "Beauty and the Beast" on Saturday. It was heartening to see so many parents...
  • Spring break 2014: To selfie or not to selfie

    Spring break 2014: To selfie or not to selfie
    The selfie has come into focus for spring break 2014. Coming off the heels of the 86th Academy Awards last Sunday, when host Ellen DeGeneres crashed the Twitter social site with her selfie shared around the world, this cultural phenomenon of snapping...
  • Lobbying underway on research park

    Lobbying underway on research park
    Advocates of a new $60 million complex for the Central Florida Research Park say the region's delegation in Tallahassee has been receptive to their pitch for state tax dollars to fund the project. Construction of the proposed facility — which...
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater takes a chance with biggest-ever production

     Orlando Shakespeare Theater takes a chance with biggest-ever production
    Jim Helsinger wanted to celebrate the 25th season of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater with something monumental, something that would quiet critics of Orlando's arts scene. How about a 6-and-a-half-hour play, in two parts, that's so daunting to produce...
  • March Madness teams show no improvement in the classroom

    The teams invited to March Madness might be celebrating, but researchers who monitor academic performance among college athletes are not so thrilled. A study released Monday by the University of Central Florida suggests that, even though the NCAA...
  • FAMU approves contract for new president

    FAMU approves contract for new president
    FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000. Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
  • Annie Russell Theatre opens 'Clean House'

     Annie Russell Theatre opens 'Clean House'
    WHAT: Former Rollins College student Aradhana Tiwari returns to campus to direct "The Clean House," the next production at the school's Annie Russell Theatre. The romantic comedy-drama opens Friday, Feb. 14. "The Clean House," by Sarah Ruhl centers on...
  • Theatre UCF opens 'The Music Man'

    Theatre UCF opens 'The Music Man'
    WHAT: Theatre UCF and the UCF Music Department together present Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." The family-friendly musical opens Thursday, Feb. 20, and runs through Sunday, March 2, on the Theatre UCF main stage. Playwright Willson wrote the...
  • 'War Horse' tour stars UCF grad Michael Wyatt Cox

     'War Horse' tour stars UCF grad Michael Wyatt Cox
    Michael Wyatt Cox's Florida childhood provided an unexpected boost to his career. The actor, starring in the touring production of "War Horse," grew up in Jupiter Farms, west of the turnpike in Palm Beach County. "I grew up around horses," says the...