Written by: Brian Paulsen. Every semester the University of Florida Honors program unveils a new selection of courses specially tailored for Honors students, a large portion of which are the Uncommon Reads...
Written by: Karina Bravo On Feb. 26, the UF Honors Program welcomed 1,549 applicants to join its class of 2025. Receiving just over 11,300 applications, the Honors Program saw an acceptance rate of about 13.7% this year - a slight increase from 2020’s acceptance rate of 13.3%. The accepted class had an average GPA of… Continue reading What’s Up With Honors?
Written by Joyce Jiang Right now, it’s hard to feel in control when so much of our lives is out of our control. However, through some small and easy changes, you have the power to change the world by living more sustainably. Switch to LED light bulbsNot only do LED light bulbs use 25%-80% less… Continue reading Living Sustainably at Home
Written by Joyce Jiang Let the pets of PRISM brighten up your day. When it comes to our furry friends, they are our family, our loved ones, the ones who cheer us up when we are sad, share in our happiness and keep us sane when the world around us has gone wild. These five… Continue reading Pets of PRISM
Written by Anisha Saripalli The start of quarantine was a happier time: whipped coffee was trending, people thought the virus would be gone by summer and baking bread became a new hobby. I decided to learn how to make treats for my friends and family with all the extra time on my hands. As a… Continue reading Quarantine Eats
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
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
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?”
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
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