Written by: Brian Paulsen Copyedited by: Tara Kari Ask any UF Honors student about the Uncommon Reads and, more likely than not, they’ll have something positive to say. The Uncommon Reads are a standout part of the Honors program and many Honors students have fond memories from their experiences with them. The Uncommon Reads are … Continue reading Uncommon Reads Highlights
Written by: Joyce JiangCopy-Edited by: Jordan Harrow I can scarcely believe it myself, but three years ago I first arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman, wide-eyed and excited to begin my collegiate career. Since then, I like to think that I have grown in maturity and in my “adulting” skills. Here are … Continue reading PRISM’s Guide to Freshman Year
Poem by: Derek Pena I felt a second heartbeat. It throbbed steadily, filling the gaps left by the first. The two rhythms fought against each other, but neither seemed to give in. I looked out into the vastness of space, finding nothing. Against the darkness, my chest appeared to glow. It was as if the … Continue reading Binary
Poem by: Julia Garcia Apprehension, Anxiety, Worry, Fear bombard you like freezing rain. They soak you to your core, penetrating layer after layer as they chill you to your bones. They surround you from all sides and escape seems impossible. Until. You stand at the edge of a cliff, a precipice, a crossroads. A doorway. … Continue reading Home
Written by: Jacob SteinCopyedited by: Tara KariProofread by: Sofia Anrecio Here at the University of Florida, we have t-shirts for every year, occasion and event. Each class has its own merchandise, and the Honors College even distributes its own shirts. Each college has t-shirts printed every single year. On top of this, Gainesville has several … Continue reading 10 Ways to Recycle Your Old T-Shirts!
Poem by: Nikita Patel Sadness comes like tidal waves with rolling wind and hazy eyesPain that lingers, lingers and lingers like the riveting fear of anger.The boiling cauldron of madness swirling in the salty night airMade from the fears and sorrows that build the bridges and damsOf the lives that we have evolved and the … Continue reading Sentiment
Written by: Stephanie CobbCopyedited by: Sofia Anrecio In 2017, the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film “Wonder Woman” introduced audiences to a new version of its famous titular character. The movie, which stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, was a critical and commercial success. It also marked an important milestone in cinematic history, as it was the … Continue reading Wonder Woman 1984 Review
Poem by: Jacob SteinCopyedited by: Tara Kari Long days in the study rooms of Hume,Bike rides past the sewer smoke fumes,Classrooms full of sleepy-eyed students,Decals, of which TAPS saw prudent,Crowded stairwellsAnd teary-eyed farewellsThe raucous graduationsOf which the stadiumBecame Grand Central Station. Scooters and cars Jockeying for positionRacing to the barsTo exchange money for drinkOn their own … Continue reading What’s Left
Written by: Brian Paulsen Every semester the University of Florida Honors program unveils a new selection of courses specially tailored for Honors students, a large portion of which are the Uncommon Reads. Uncommon Reads courses—one-credit discussion courses centered around a particular book or text—are some of the most popular Honors classes on campus and are, … Continue reading Uncommon Reads Overview
Written by: Brian Paulsen Unnaturally pitched vocals, a heavy dose of synth and lyrics that blend self-aware jokes with more somber, angst-ridden refrains. This is how one could begin to describe hyperpop, a music style that has recently begun making waves in the music industry. However, it’s difficult to fully summarize the genre in a … Continue reading What is Hyperpop?