Rest up for final exams

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A new study links lack of sleep and brain damage

A few weeks ago, we wrote a story on college students being the most sleep deprived people in the U.S. Now, a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania shows extended periods of chronic sleep loss can now lead to irreversible brain damage.

With finals right around the corner, some students are resorting to pulling all-nighters to get good grades on their exams.

UCF sophomore biomed major Subalo Dozier is making his study time a priority over sleeping.

“Actually after the library closes, I’m heading out to the All Knights Study to keep studying for my [...] Continue Reading…

Punt-Pass Clinic welcomes future Knights

Punt-Pass Clinic welcomes future Knights

Kids and football fans participated in a Punt-Pass-Kick Clinic at the UCF practice fields behind Bright House Networks Stadium to prepare for the annual UCF Spring Game Saturday.
Family activities began at 11 a.m., including a moonbounce and zorbing for aspiring Knights, and tailgating kicked off at 11:30 a.m.  Local food truck favorites like Chi Phi, El Cubanito and the Yum Yum Cupcake truck parked at the stadium for football fans looking for something to munch on.

 
“[I like] just really being able to come in here with my kids and my wife and getting to know a little information about [...] Continue Reading…

Passing of the Gavel welcomes new SGA leaders

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Student Government Association welcomes president and vice-president elect

Wednesday night was full of laughter, memories and dancing at this year’s Passing of the Gavel.

The event is held annually to honor members of SGA and as a welcoming party to President-elect Weston Bayes and Vice President-elect Sydney Altfield.

The night started off with a reception where attendees had the opportunity to take pictures with Knightro and snack on some food.

The main event took place when the crowd watched President Westbrook ceremoniously pass the gavel to the President and Vice President Elect. Bayes says he wants to make life at UCF a better [...] Continue Reading…

UCF CAB presents Last Knight Standing Finale

UCF CAB presents Last Knight Standing Finale

There were laughs all around at the Last Knight Standing Finale held in the Pegasus Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The event was the conclusion of the first-ever “Last Comic Standing” style competition put on by the Campus Activities Board.

The first round of the competition began on Feb. 19 where UCF students, who were amateur stand-up comedians, were invited to try their hand at winning over an audience. The grand prize for winning the competition was getting the opportunity to open for Erin Foley, a nationally-touring comedian.

Ryan O’Toole, a 20-year-old creative writing major, was named the Last Knight Standing [...] Continue Reading…

UCF Students honor the Fall of Saigon

UCF Students honor the Fall of Saigon

Students came together to honor and learn about the Fall of Saigon during the Vietnamese American Student Association’s Black April Commemoration.

On Wednesday, April 16, VASA at UCF held their annual Black April Commemoration in the Barbara Ying Center to honor the 39th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, when Saigon fell to North Vietnamese Communist forces. The Fall of Saigon marked the end of the Vietnam War.

Veteran Steve Sanger spoke of how he fought for freedom in Vietnam while other speakers gave firsthand accounts on what it was like to leave their homeland.

Guest speaker Thuy Lowe fled Vietnam with [...] Continue Reading…

Orlando Predators have a new jungle

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The Orlando Predators have a new home and its called the CFE Arena

The Orlando Predators have been playing arena football in downtown Orlando for 23 years — first in the Amway Arena, then in the Amway Center — but now they have a new home.

CFE Arena General Manager Brian Hixenbaugh says that it was a mutual agreement between both parties. 

“It comes about as a resolve of a couple options. They wanted to stay in town, but they had the option of leaving the market. Through some coordination with the University and finding deal points that were appropriate for everyone [...] Continue Reading…

UCF baseball starts homestand on a high note

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Knights defeat Florida A&M 11-4

UCF baseball began an eight game home stand with an 11-4 victory over the Florida A&M Rattlers on Tuesday night in Jay Bergman Field.

First baseman James Vasquez had a big day for the Knights. Vasquez put the Knights on the board in the first with a three-run homer. Vasquez crossed the plate three times in addition to his three RBIs.

The game was still close into the seventh inning until UCF scored five runs, building an 11-3 lead. Designated Hitter Matt Diorio hit a single to right-center field bringing two runs, and Tommy Williams, Kyle Perkins and Dylan Moore all brought [...] Continue Reading…

Knightly News Webcast 4/16

Knightly News Webcast 4/16

Reporter Marissa Krick lets us know about a hazing investigation on campus, European Heritage Week, and an orchestra performance tomorrow night.