Written by: Taylor DiPietro Copyedited by: Jordan Harrow To the View Outside My Window, I see Simpson Hall and the intersection of Museum and some road that isn’t long enough to have a name. There’s a large, elegant pine tree with its spanish moss swaying gently in the breeze. I wonder how long it has … Continue reading Love Letter to UF
Written by: Brian Paulsen Copyedited by: Tara Kari Ask any UF Honors student about the Uncommon Reads and, more likely than not, they’ll have something positive to say. The Uncommon Reads are a standout part of the Honors program and many Honors students have fond memories from their experiences with them. The Uncommon Reads are … Continue reading Uncommon Reads Highlights
Written by: Jacob SteinCopyedited by: Tara KariProofread by: Sofia Anrecio Here at the University of Florida, we have t-shirts for every year, occasion and event. Each class has its own merchandise, and the Honors College even distributes its own shirts. Each college has t-shirts printed every single year. On top of this, Gainesville has several … Continue reading 10 Ways to Recycle Your Old T-Shirts!
Poem by: Jacob SteinCopyedited by: Tara Kari Long days in the study rooms of Hume,Bike rides past the sewer smoke fumes,Classrooms full of sleepy-eyed students,Decals, of which TAPS saw prudent,Crowded stairwellsAnd teary-eyed farewellsThe raucous graduationsOf which the stadiumBecame Grand Central Station. Scooters and cars Jockeying for positionRacing to the barsTo exchange money for drinkOn their own … Continue reading What’s Left
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. Uncommon Reads courses—one-credit discussion courses centered around a particular book or text—are some of the most popular Honors classes on campus and are, … Continue reading Uncommon Reads Overview
Written by: Hannah Powell With winds so blithe we’re off to float awayThrough crystal waves we’ll speed and heave the oarTo see the landscape rushing ocean sprayBetween us full of life to reach the shore A paradise so vast where lovers fledA place where joy and love could not containExcited souls entwined with jokes unsaidBounce … Continue reading Through Love’s Eyes
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 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: 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