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)

The Challenging Decision the Women’s Student Association Faced Ahead of the Women’s March

BY SOUMYA KONA The Women’s March began as a protest in the streets of Washington D.C. on the day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017. The march’s momentum made its way to cities all around the world, bringing millions of marchers to the streets to support reproductive rights, racial equality, and reform… Continue reading The Challenging Decision the Women’s Student Association Faced Ahead of the Women’s March

Shooting for the Stars: An Interview with a Recipient of a Space Scholarship

BY MATINA MAHASANTIPIYA Meet Hannah Lyons: Junior honors student, microbiology and cell science major. Lacrosse player and scuba diver. Also Hannah Lyons: aspiring researcher shooting for the stars, both figuratively and literally. Lyons was one of the recipients of the USRA’s (Universities Space Research Association) Frederick A. Tarantino Memorial Scholarship, a national-level award for distinction… Continue reading Shooting for the Stars: An Interview with a Recipient of a Space Scholarship

When Study Abroad Goes Wrong

BY EMMA SCHINDLER Study abroad is an alluring opportunity for any college student. The promise of adventure and a break from muggy Gainesville sends eager students to all corners of the world. Gators will venture out with ears full of mothers’ warnings of kidnappings and stomach viruses. What you may not consider before embarking on… Continue reading When Study Abroad Goes Wrong

What to Expect from a Florida Alternative Break

BY JOYCE JIANG Run by the David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service, Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) trips are opportunities to spend school breaks learning first-hand about important social issues. As an added bonus, attending a FAB trip can count as one of the six enrichment points Honors students need to graduate. The… Continue reading What to Expect from a Florida Alternative Break