Youth Club Comes to UCF for Educational, Fun Day

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The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida came to UCF on Thursday

UCF hosted the second annual United Way Day of Caring for Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida on Thursday. The day featured free 4Rivers lunch, guest speakers, and a scavenger hunt.

The main goal of the day was to teach the visitors the importance of a college education, but that learning can be fun, too. Both middle and high schoolers attended the event. The event took place in the Morgridge International Reading Center.

The event was held at the Mordridge International Reading Center

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Webcast 10/22/14

Webcast 10/22/14

 

Today Robert Sutton discusses the upcoming Homecoming Comedy Knight, the arrest of a suspect in series of robberies, a campus campaign to end sexual violence, and your 36-hour forecast.

Central Florida Changes Ebola Protocol

Dr. Hsu demonstrating protective gear.

Local hospitals step up protective gear to protect staff during Ebola epidemic. 

After the death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas,  CDC officials acknowledged the need for more precautionary practices.  This past Monday, CDC director Tom Frieden announced new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola.

Frieden said, “No skin may be exposed when wearing protective gear, and workers are to be repeatedly trained in putting on and taking off the equipment.”

This response to better protection also came as a result of two healthcare workers from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital contracting the disease.  Health officials say they believe the two women came [...] Continue Reading…

Latino Diversity at UCF

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Latino student population thrives on campus

Diverse students roam the halls at UCF. There are different races, faces and ethnicities throughout campus. The melting pot of student ethnicities allows students to learn a little bit about everyone. In the process they may even learn something new about themselves.

Throughout the year, UCF officials in the Student Union display flags from countries all over the world, representing the diverse student population. Additionally, students can find an all-inclusive environment at UCF where there is opportunity for all.

While minority ethnicities continue to grow each year;  enrollment numbers at UCF show an encouraging growth among [...] Continue Reading…

‘Revenge Porn’ Victim Speaks Out

Revenge Porn Victim

Currently in Florida posting explicit pictures online of another person is legal

“What really hurts is that he was my friend and he did that, and he clearly wanted to hurt me,” said Monica.

Twenty-nine year old Monica became a victim of revenge porn in 2007 when she was doing a creative implied nude photo-shoot. To respect her privacy her last name will not be used.

She was an aspiring model and the photographer convinced her to do the implied nude photo-shoot by saying these type of pictures were taken by high top models. They had an agreement that if anything were [...] Continue Reading…

Early Voting: Orange County Locations

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Students who want to avoid long lines on Election Day can start voting early on campus

Early voting is now open in Orange County and will last until Sunday, November 2. For the first time, the University of Central Florida is offering an early voting center on campus. Students can now go to the Barbara Ying Center to cast their ballots.

“I think that having early voting on campus will do a better job convincing college students to vote than the annoying ‘are you registered’ campaigns ever could,” said UCF senior Rubin York.

There are twelve more locations in Orange County that students can [...] Continue Reading…