The Ultimate Quarantine Playlist

Written by Karina Bravo  Throughout this crazy past year, music has played a big part in preserving our sanity and reminding us of happier times. Here you will find the highlights of my quarantine playlist and hopefully find something to add to your Spotify library. Whether you’re in a reflective, nostalgic mood, or want to… Continue reading The Ultimate Quarantine Playlist

Stories of Hope from an Unsuspecting Platform

Written by Amanda Smith In a time of increasing division, Americans are desperate for sources that reassure us that future unity is possible, and that our hope is not in vain. Over quarantine and the recent election, there has been a decline in the perceived accuracy of mainstream news channels and social media. Podcasts, however,… Continue reading Stories of Hope from an Unsuspecting Platform

“If I get it, I get it, so what?”

Written by Brenden BerriosCopyedited by Stephanie Cobb It’s 8:29 a.m. on Day 192 of quarantine and after snoozing my alarm for the fourth time, I roll out of my bed and into my desk chair just in time for my first lecture of the day. As my classmates join the call, I take a peek… Continue reading “If I get it, I get it, so what?”

Hope in the Dark

Red candle lit in darkness

Written by Nikita Patel You may break us down Into shards of razor-thin glass That tumble from the upper-sphereLike a hurricane of deadly hailYou may splinter our broken heartsUntil our breath is crimson-red And our wings of stellar hope Are tattered and maimed You locked us in a house of glassThat reeks of lime and loneliness You laugh at our… Continue reading Hope in the Dark

University of Florida Majors as Different Halloween Candies

Assorted Halloween Candy

Written by Julia Garcia If life is like a box of chocolates, then UF is like a bag of Halloween candy. There are more diverse students, majors, and organizations than you could possibly count! So, in the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a look at what Halloween classics best describe some of UF’s many majors!… Continue reading University of Florida Majors as Different Halloween Candies

The Faces of Zoom

Written by Julia Garcia Bored in a Zoom lecture, you look away from the PowerPoint and mindlessly watch your fellow classmates; each of them are visible in the form of a little rectangle, displayed on your screen in a five-by-five grid, with either their video or simply their name. In one rectangle, a boy sits… Continue reading The Faces of Zoom

Know Your Ballot

Written by Karina Bravo In the upcoming General Election, Florida voters will vote on six proposed constitutional amendments which range from raising the minimum wage to tax reform. On Oct. 8, the Student Honors Organization held a webinar hosted by public policy specialist Ida V. Eskamani to inform students about these amendments. Here is a… Continue reading Know Your Ballot

Florida Kindergartener says Classroom Guideline to Keep his Hands to Himself is a Violation of his Rights (Satire)

Written by Holly Smith Upon being reprimanded for pinching his classmate at recess, 5-year-old Joey O’brien was flabbergasted. “I wasn’t being bad,” he insisted. “Some kids may get pinched and cry, but that shouldn’t stop me from doing what I do! It’s their fault for being so pinchable.” When his son recounted the story, Richard… Continue reading Florida Kindergartener says Classroom Guideline to Keep his Hands to Himself is a Violation of his Rights (Satire)