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

Spotlight on: Concord Coffee

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

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

Uber Memoirs (4)

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)

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

“If I get it, I get it, so what?”

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?”

University of Florida Majors as Different Halloween Candies

Assorted Halloween Candy

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