Students on campus protested their First Amendment right early Wednesday afternoon
The UCF chapter of Young Americans for Liberty celebrated Constitution week by setting up a free speech wall on Wednesday to protest the effects of free assembly zones on campus. Members gathered in front of the student union in hopes to address the fact that students do not have freedom of speech on college campuses except in designated places.
“Free speech doesn’t hurt anyone. It’s a right as students for us to talk freely and assemble as freely as we want,” said YAL president Brittany Turner.
They handed out pocket Constitutions, asked students to [...] Continue Reading…
Marco Davis, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic came to UCF to help the campus kick off Hispanic Heritage Month
UCF student Natalie Peluchette got an opportunity to speak with Davis. “He really wants to push education in a positive way for the Hispanic community. He is really passionate about his job.”
Davis said that his journey to the White House was not typical and he didn’t intend on getting a job in Washington, D.C. when he first started his career.
“I guess what I have the most sentimental and or personal attachment to is a [...] Continue Reading…
ISIL beheads British aid worker David Haines, UCF students react
Syrian student Lora Abdulhak told UCF Knightly News that she moved from Turkey because the violence was getting too close to where she lived in Damascus.
“Everything that’s going on over there is affecting each and every one of us in ways that we can’t even describe because it’s hard not knowing what’s actually going on. And the fact that our own government is the one who’s been torturing us and making us go through a lot,” Abdulhak added.
Another UCF student, Whitney Hebbert added “The unrest in the Middle East surrounding ISIS is [...] Continue Reading…
A video of NFL running back Ray Rice is bringing domestic violence into the public spotlight
The video shows 27-year-old Ray Rice entering an elevator then punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino in February. Palmer has since married the athlete. She is now defending him online after he was suspended indefinitely from the NFL and released from the Baltimore Ravens.
Sarah Carter intern at UCF Victim Advocates has seen this social problem close up and uses what she learns at the office to help her own friends.
“It’s been very hard for them, its been emotional, physical, many different… it can take many different forms and [...] Continue Reading…