What’s Left

An Original Poem by Jacob SteinEdited 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… Continue reading What’s Left

Uncommon Reads Overview

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

Through Love’s Eyes

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

What’s Up With Honors?

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?

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

Which Iconic UF 2020 Fall Event Are You?

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?

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

New Staff Profile: TehQuin Forbes

         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

New Staff Profile: Mike O’Malley

         Meet the newest advisor in the Honors office, Mike O’Malley.          O’Malley comes from the Boston area, but spent a lot of his youth in Chicago and Florida. He received undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida and Columbia College, and he attended graduate school at the University of Chicago. His educational career was… Continue reading New Staff Profile: Mike O’Malley