Instructors’ Look on Online Education

Written by Emma Bissell Many students, frustrated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its toll on their education, give their instructors a hard time and are very critical of everything their instructors do. However, they do so without acknowledging how hard their instructors and advisors are working to adjust to these unprecedented times. The current pandemic … Continue reading Instructors’ Look on Online Education

Honors Student Organizations Go Virtual

Written by: Stephanie Cobb The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the lives of UF Honors students in countless ways. Between Zoom classes and mask-wearing, the Fall 2020 semester certainly looks different than anyone could have imagined at the beginning of the year. The pandemic has also posed a challenge to Honors student organizations, which … Continue reading Honors Student Organizations Go Virtual

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!

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

Humans of Hume: Meet Farmer Jacob

Photo Essay by Tiffany Liu Jacob Mass is a freshman Honors student majoring in exploratory engineering, minoring in percussion performance, and pursuing a certificate in graphic design.  Nothing about his academics reveals his ever-growing love for taking care of plants, but there are obvious reasons why Mass has gained a reputation as Hume’s “Farmer Jacob.” … Continue reading Humans of Hume: Meet Farmer Jacob

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

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

Coming Soon to Honors: A Residence Hall for the Community

Story by Emma Schindler, Illustration by Grace Dooley Over the past few years, the push of University of Florida officials to propel the school into top-five status has been mounting. A pleasant outcome of their efforts, however, potentially brings a major benefit to the Honors community. Amidst a $2.2-billion dollar facelift project to the university … Continue reading Coming Soon to Honors: A Residence Hall for the Community

Everything you need to know about (Un)common Reads

Story by Stephanie Cobb What are (Un)common Reads courses?  (Un)common Reads are one-credit courses available exclusively to students in the University of Florida Honors Program. Each course is centered around one book, and students spend the semester delving into that book through seminars and various activities. (Un)common Reads can be about anything from the Harry … Continue reading Everything you need to know about (Un)common Reads