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)

Meet the New Hume Cup Captains!

Story by Hannah Calderazzo As Fall semester gets underway, the UF Honors Program and the Department of Housing and Residence Life have been hard at work bringing a new and exciting update to the Hume Cup competition. Previously, each floor from both Hume East and West competed in the Hume Cup. They earned points by… Continue reading Meet the New Hume Cup Captains!

Productive Ways to Make Money from Home

Story by Stephanie Cobb With the closure of nonessential businesses in the state of Florida, many students’ internship and part-time employment plans have been canceled or put on hold. However, if you’re in need of cash, there are many ways to make money while still social distancing. Keep reading for some ideas on how to… Continue reading Productive Ways to Make Money from Home

This is Jeopardy! with Honors Sophomore Kayla Kalhor

Story by Sofia Anrecio, Photo by Tiffany Liu With its timeless host and iconic theme song, Jeopardy! is a classic American game show, and tonight, the show will feature a participant that hits close to home: second-year UF Honors chemistry major Kayla Kalhor. Since 1989, the show has hosted a two week-long College Championship for… Continue reading This is Jeopardy! with Honors Sophomore Kayla Kalhor

Uber Memoirs: Good Samaritan Edition

Recurring Column by Noah Towbin, Illustration by Grace Dooley Apparently, not all Uber drivers respond with obscene horror stories when prompted to reveal the most interesting things that have happened during rides. So, with the world making social distance the new status quo, I thought we could reminisce on the stories of these good samaritan… Continue reading Uber Memoirs: Good Samaritan Edition