Eco-Friendly Living: Tips to Limit Waste

Story by Joyce Jiang Being environmentally friendly can seem intimidating, but here are some easy ways to help the planet that go beyond simply using the recycling bin.  Use canvas bags instead of plastic bags. Canvas bags help reduce the amount of plastic you use, as regular plastic bags add up quickly. Not only will… Continue reading Eco-Friendly Living: Tips to Limit Waste

Something Smells Phishy: The Threat of Internet Scams on Campus

Story By Emily Roden, Photos and Illustration by Emily Roden On Jan. 21, the University of Florida sent out an email to students with the subject  “Phishing Awareness.” According to this email, the busy nature of a new semester is prime time for cybercriminals and phishing attacks. The website Imperva defines phishing attacks as “a type of… Continue reading Something Smells Phishy: The Threat of Internet Scams on Campus

Still on Track? A Personal Essay on New Year’s Resolutions

Story By Derek Pena With the arrival of a new decade, people all across the globe celebrate with their closest friends and family, and make promises to improve on certain aspects of their life. Seemingly  everyone is ecstatic for this chance at rebirth and improvement! Well, everyone except me. When I was a child, I… Continue reading Still on Track? A Personal Essay on New Year’s Resolutions

Walker Hall: Honors’ New Home

Story By Stephanie Cobb Visitors to the infirmary building may notice that the words “Honors Program” are no longer on the blue sign outside. Indeed, the Honors Program can now be found on the second floor of Walker Hall, the former home of the Center for Jewish Studies. Walker Hall is located on Union Road,… Continue reading Walker Hall: Honors’ New Home

A Chat with Mark Law About his Time as Honors Director

Story by April Rubin, Photo of Hume Hall by Stephanie Cobb Mark Law has been the director of UF’s Honors Program since fall 2014. When he started, the program had six employees. It is now nearing 13, and the Honors office is even looking forward to a new location. “Goals-wise, I came in wanting to… Continue reading A Chat with Mark Law About his Time as Honors Director

Uber Memoirs: Meet Crappy Carlos and more

2nd installment of Uber Memoirs by Noah Towbin, Illustration by Grace Dooley Hello, loyal readers. I am back this week with a number of new, thrilling, and ridiculous stories collected from Uber drivers right here in our eclectic, college-town home of Gainesville. That being said, this second installment of “Uber Memoirs” is going to be… Continue reading Uber Memoirs: Meet Crappy Carlos and more

A Look into the Honors Pre-Health Study Abroad Program

Story by Joyce Jiang f you are a pre-health student looking to study abroad in Southeast Asia, you have probably already noticed a few things. First, not many UF sponsored study abroad programs exist in Southeast Asia, and second, only one of those is a pre-health focused study abroad program: UF in Thailand. UF in… Continue reading A Look into the Honors Pre-Health Study Abroad Program

‘Little Women’ Review: A Fresh Take on a Classic Story

Story by Miranda Ingram Greta Gerwig’s 2019 “Little Women” is a fiercely heartfelt adaptation of the 1868 novel by Lousia May Alcott. Although over the years the story has been adapted into multiple movies and even a musical, it somehow feels fresh and different in this most recent remake.  Gerwig, the writer and director, is… Continue reading ‘Little Women’ Review: A Fresh Take on a Classic Story