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  • It's the holidays — and the college kids are home

    It's the holidays — and the college kids are home
    Monica Wacks, who had arrived home from college, texted her mother: Can you go to the grocery store? The first-year University of Central Florida student rattled off what she wanted: protein bread, organic macaroni and cheese, Swiss cheese and...
  • Gator Nation indeed: UF celebrates 500,000 degrees

    Gator Nation indeed: UF celebrates 500,000<sup> </sup>degrees
    By the time the final graduate crosses the stage Saturday, the University of Florida will celebrate the milestone of awarding 500,000 degrees — a literal Gator Nation. "People can identify with milestones and big numbers," said university...
  • Florida travel diversions for holiday visitors

    Florida travel diversions for holiday visitors
    This column generally is all about planning your own Florida getaways, but this time of year it's more likely that family and friends are getting away to visit you in sunny Central Florida. That's nice, but face it, no one wants to spend the holidays...
  • UCF is developing new program for students with disabilities

    UCF is developing new program for students with disabilities
    The University of Central Florida is creating a test pilot program that would allow students with disabilities who would not have academically qualified for the school to be admitted and take classes to experience college. The program could start as...
  • Santa 5K Fun Run/Walk will benefit college scholarships

    The South Lake Rotary Club is sponsoring its fourth annual 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the pavilion in Clermont's Waterfront Park, 330 Third St., on Lake Minneola. Awards will be presented to first place men's and women's age groups as...
  • Coalition brings together local health professions students

    Coalition brings together local health professions students
    A new group is bringing together students in pharmacy, nursing and medical schools in Central Florida with the goal of creating relationships that would extend to the real world once they finish their formal education.  The Inter-Professional Healthcare...
  • Evans shows how community school works

    Evans shows how community school works
    When you think about it, the idea seems so obvious: Identify the most critical needs of students at struggling schools and tend to them right on campus. Tutoring. Food. Health care. Even programs to help students' parents learn English or earn their GEDs...
  • Former EA Tiburon employees help grow Orlando's tech community

    Former EA Tiburon employees help grow Orlando's tech community
    Philip Holt understands first-hand Electronic Arts Tiburon's effect on Orlando's technology community. Holt once worked as a studio general manager for the video-game giant in Maitland. When he left, he turned his attention to the city's emerging tech...
  • Trevor Colbourn: Former UCF president dies at 87

    Trevor Colbourn: Former UCF president dies at 87
    The idea seemed preposterous to alumni when the new University of Central Florida President Trevor Colbourn announced he wanted his school to play football, back when UCF was only about one-sixth the size it is today. In 1979, that first year, the...
  • UCF students start up own businesses

    UCF students start up own businesses
    At the salsa dancing club, Caroline Castille's simple flats made her feel like a makeup-free girl at a beauty pageant, while Odaimys Calderin's heels felt like daggers. Fashion or comfort, neither University of Central Florida student could win. "We...
  • New ABC sitcom highlights Asian-Americans in Central Florida

    As a young first-generation Chinese-American growing up in Orlando in the 1990s, Eddie Huang felt like he never quite fit in. Huang was taunted at school for being different but firmly challenged racial slurs and stereotypes. The popular blogger and...