The Faces of Zoom

Written by Julia Garcia Bored in a Zoom lecture, you look away from the PowerPoint and mindlessly watch your fellow classmates; each of them are visible in the form of a little rectangle, displayed on your screen in a five-by-five grid, with either their video or simply their name. In one rectangle, a boy sits… Continue reading The Faces of Zoom

Know Your Ballot

Written by Karina Bravo In the upcoming General Election, Florida voters will vote on six proposed constitutional amendments which range from raising the minimum wage to tax reform. On Oct. 8, the Student Honors Organization held a webinar hosted by public policy specialist Ida V. Eskamani to inform students about these amendments. Here is a… Continue reading Know Your Ballot

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!

Productive Ways to Make Money from Home

Story by Stephanie Cobb With the closure of nonessential businesses in the state of Florida, many students’ internship and part-time employment plans have been canceled or put on hold. However, if you’re in need of cash, there are many ways to make money while still social distancing. Keep reading for some ideas on how to… Continue reading Productive Ways to Make Money from Home

Uber Memoirs: Good Samaritan Edition

Recurring Column by Noah Towbin, Illustration by Grace Dooley Apparently, not all Uber drivers respond with obscene horror stories when prompted to reveal the most interesting things that have happened during rides. So, with the world making social distance the new status quo, I thought we could reminisce on the stories of these good samaritan… Continue reading Uber Memoirs: Good Samaritan Edition

The Fight Against Climate Change: UF’s Imagining Climate Change Initiative

Written by Chloe Campbell If you happened to be driving along Archer Braid Trail on the morning of Saturday Feb. 29, then you might have noticed a large reclaimed water truck, a trailer carrying twenty-nine trees, and a group of thirty-odd people in bright orange vests standing by the edge of the road. As one… Continue reading The Fight Against Climate Change: UF’s Imagining Climate Change Initiative

Eco-Friendly Living: Tips to Limit Waste

Story by Joyce Jiang Being environmentally friendly can seem intimidating, but here are some easy ways to help the planet that go beyond simply using the recycling bin.  Use canvas bags instead of plastic bags. Canvas bags help reduce the amount of plastic you use, as regular plastic bags add up quickly. Not only will… Continue reading Eco-Friendly Living: Tips to Limit Waste

Walker Hall: Honors’ New Home

Story By Stephanie Cobb Visitors to the infirmary building may notice that the words “Honors Program” are no longer on the blue sign outside. Indeed, the Honors Program can now be found on the second floor of Walker Hall, the former home of the Center for Jewish Studies. Walker Hall is located on Union Road,… Continue reading Walker Hall: Honors’ New Home