La Salud en la Comunidad Hispana

La salud es una parte muy importante de nuestras vidas diarias. Como latinos, es necesario cuidar la salud diariamente. Cuando estamos jóvenes tenemos tendencia a no prestar atención a nuestra salud por que lo tomamos como algo garantizado. Estudios han demostrado que la salud de un ser humano empieza realmente desde meses antes que la madre quede embarazada.
Según recientes estadísticas dadas por Florida CHARTS, la comunidad hispana ocupa segundo lugar en mortandad infantil, siendo el primer lugar la comunidad Afro-Americana. Quienes actúan mas responsablemente al respecto son los Caucasicos. Mirna Chamorro, portavoz del departamento de los condados Orange y Seminole, [...] Continue Reading…

SunRail aims to overcome previous commuter-rail shortcomings

The SunRail train at Church Street Station in downtown Orlando

Many residents in Central Florida have to fight traffic on I-4 every day on their way to and from work. But that is about to change with the opening of SunRail next month. The train will run from Sand Lake Road near the Florida Mall in Orlando north to Debary in Volusia County, offering an alternative to the interstate.

Orlando resident Hal Warren lives and works in downtown Orlando, and is excited about the opening of SunRail.

“We work downtown, live downtown, and it’d be great to go [...] Continue Reading…

Symphony Under the Stars performs annual concert

Symphony Under the Stars struck a chord with audience members as orchestra members performed the annual concert at the Reflecting Pond Thursday night at 8 p.m.

Students, faculty and campus visitors who had gathered around found spots in the grass with their towels and lawn chairs for the event.

This years’ event, different from previous years, had UCF Theatre dancers,  who were performing in the Reflecting Pond, accompanying the orchestra. The show also featured bubbles and kites with streamers.

UCF Orchestra performed music from Leo Delibes’s Coppelia Suite and Cesar Franck’s Symphony in D-minor. This event’s orchestra included strings, brass and percussion.

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UCF Health Center to expand

UCF Health Services officials are planning to build two floors on top of the one-story wing currently standing in the Health Center.

Dr. Michael Deichen, the medical director of Health Services, explained that each new floor will serve a specific purpose.

“One is a combination of psychiatry and substance abuse. We want to bring those programs together. And the other floor will be for international healthcare,” Deichen said.

Right now, Health Services does provide both psychiatry services and counseling for substance abuse but they are in separate areas. Officials want to combine the two together in a better environment then they currently have [...] Continue Reading…

Chi Omega involved in hazing allegations


Incident report shows sorority involved in hazing, alcohol related misconduct and disruptive conduct.

Chi Omega fraternity came under fire this week after an incident report obtained by Knightly News alleges its members were involved in hazing.

“The Office of Student Conduct placed the chapter on interim suspension on Monday, April 14. That action limits the chapter’s activities approved organizational business meetings,” UCF spokesman Chad Binette said.

According to the incident report, on Friday April 4 around 10:00 p.m., two new members of the Chi Omega sorority received individual text messages. The new members were told to walk outside and were blindfolded by current members. Shortly after, [...] Continue Reading…

Knightly News Webcast 4-17-14

Knightly News Reporter Wilnifred Santiago tells us about the SGA Passing of the Gavel, why you should get more sleep for finals, and how health services is expanding.

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

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…