By Caroline Nickerson Freshman, Statistics Major Mentors are essential. Where would Luke be without Obi Wan, Harry Potter without Dumbledore, and the Honors Program without its staff? Thankfully, we’ll never know. Prism interviewed Dr. Knudson, Director, and Dr. Denny, Associate Director and Advisor, who both generously shared their wisdom below. 1. What is the most … Continue reading Honors Q&A with Dr. Knudson and Dr. Denny
By Frances Chapman Sophomore; Political Science and Arabic major Free barbeque, ice cream, and friendship: SHO has it all. Every year, the Student Honors Organization (SHO) enthusiastically welcomes new and returning honors students to the university, granting enjoyment to both nervous and excited students before classes begin. While SHO is responsible for organizing events around … Continue reading What’s ahead for SHO?
By Amanda DeCanio Sophomore, Environmental Engineering Major “Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it,” Fiona Apple sings menacingly in the modernistic video advertisement for “The Scarecrow,” the new Chipotle Mexican-food-chain game for smart phones. More than a high quality video game with stellar animation, “The Scarecrow” is a tactful device to attract skeptical … Continue reading Food of Integrity or Illusion: Chipotle’s New Smartphone Game
By Taylor Weldon Freshman, Journalism major Innovation (noun): the process of introducing new ideas or devices. Here at the University of Florida, students are making strides in innovation thanks to one idea that is proving to be a valuable device for hundreds of UF students. That idea is the Innovation Academy. Launched only last academic year, … Continue reading Innovative UF
By Mitchell Harris Sophomore, Mathematics Major The most difficult part of learning is asking the right questions. After 96 years of children learning the sounds of the animals on Old MacDonald’s farm, only now has Ylvis finally considered what sound the fox makes. It seems rather plausible that the fox says “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding,” but then other … Continue reading On the Psychoacoustics of the Vulpes vulpes (Red fox)
By Caroline Nickerson Freshman, Statistics Major Contrary to popular belief, the majority of 5Ks are NOT characterized by extreme exhaustion, ridiculous athletic gear (i.e. sweatbands), and the dulcet tones of “Eye of the Tiger.” Don’t be scared of 5Ks. In fact, though many believe that 5Ks are grueling, intense ordeals open only to experienced athletes, … Continue reading Heroes Get Remembered, But Legends Never Die: How to Be 5K Ready in Five Steps
By Nicole Wiesenthal Freshman, Journalism Major On September 12, you wake up, roll over in your bed and grab your iPhone which sits conveniently right next to your bed. The cracked screen lights up. You “slide to unlock” (several times because your phone freezes during your first attempt), and then open the Facebook app to … Continue reading Do you really need the new iPhone?