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 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
Written by Daniella Conde Gainesville is home to a wide array of local coffee shops, each of them unique and intent on providing high-quality coffee drinks along with characterizing atmospheres. If you ask any student at the University of Florida, they will most likely have a favorite one. I, for one, have made it a… Continue reading Spotlight on: Concord Coffee
Written by Kiran Mital Describe your UF Honors experience and we’ll tell you which iconic UF Fall 2020 event you resonate with. 1. Welcome to your freshman year as a UF Honors student! First order of business, what are you majoring in?A. Biology (on the pre-med track) B. Public relationsC. MusicD. Undeclared 2. You’re at… Continue reading Which Iconic UF 2020 Fall Event Are You?
Written by Annie Michel I remember the first time I wore a mask and how awkward I felt. Now, I am afraid of talking to the person taking my coffee order at Bay Islands or touching the handle on my car door. Every time I go outside, I wonder if I am being paranoid. My… Continue reading Returning to “Normal”
Written by Derek Pena Hold, sturdy as spiraled mangrovesTrust, placed in ancient mystic waysDrink, the healing deep from these clovesBear, the burden beneath the raysThe tortoise tastes the salty airThis is the blood that we all share March, their steel-capped bones trample throughBurn, they silence and raze our heartPush, build our children's lives anewFight, for… Continue reading Helical Lyric
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
Written by Noah Towbin Hello loyal readers! I’m sure everyone has had an amazing quarantine break filled with charming memories of boredom, Netflix, isolation, and a pandemic, but I—for one—am happy to be sitting in Gainesville writing about some of my favorite pre-Corona Uber stories. So, without further ado, here are some more Uber Memoirs:… Continue reading Uber Memoirs (4)
Written by: Daniella Conde When COVID-19 came along and turned our world upside down, in-person theatre performances became nonexistent. In an effort to curb exposure and comply with physical distancing requirements, theaters all over the world have closed down. Many performing arts institutions have begun to offer virtual performances, but the theatre community is undoubtedly… Continue reading COVID-19 & The Performing Arts: A World Without Theatre
Meet the new Honors Recruitment and Transitions Coordinator, TehQuin Forbes. Forbes is from Miami, Florida, and Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Florida in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He then went on to get his master’s degree at Florida State University and is currently working… Continue reading New Staff Profile: TehQuin Forbes