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A Columbus-area man has created a LEGO replica of Ohio State's horseshoe-shaped football stadium, complete with a decorated archway and scoreboard made of the small blocks.Paul Janssen used about a million LEGO pieces to build the 8foot-by-6-foot model,which has room for 6,000 LEGO people.

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MAN THREATENING SUICIDE AT FLA. COURTHOUSE LET GO A man who threatened to shoot himself at the Broward County courthouse is out on bond.A judge conditionally granted Marin Stroia's release Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.

SOUTH FLORIDA CLINIC REOPENS AFTER EXPLOSION A South Florida clinic where a hyperbaric chamber explosion killed a woman and her grandson has reopened.The clinic was closed after the May 2009 accidental explosion.

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When a UCF master’s in film student Ryan Pomeranz set out to make his movie set environmentally friendly, he had no idea it would result in national recognition. Pomeranz’ film, Theodore is Dying, was recognized as an Environmental Media Association

Green Seal Production at the 20th Annual Environmental Media Award Ceremony in Los Angeles last October. His film was the only independent of those mentioned at the ceremony and the first-ever “ultra-low budget” film to receive the distinction. “The idea was to see what was doable,” said Pomeranz, of making his film set environmentally

To comment on the film, see: www.UCFNews.com friendly. “Even though the film wasn’t completely green, we looked at what we had in front of us and we did what we could do.” The $35,000 feature film, which was funded completely by business partner-

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Director of photography Scott Uhlfelder,gaffer Marco Cordero and electrician Ian Campbell set up a car mount for driving shots.

An app for a map TIM MCGOWAN Contributing Writer

If you see a bunch of students walking around looking down at their iPhone displays on campus, don’t be alarmed; they’re just trying to find their way around. Thanks to a new UCF map iPhone app that launched Dec. 12, students can now navigate the campus armed with just their iPhone. Justin Taylor, a senior digital media major on the interactive systems track, developed the app in an independent study course that helped students learn how to use mobile application software. “I’m walking around on campus and I see a freshman and he clearly doesn’t know where he’s going and he’s literally got his nose pressed up against one of those maps,” Taylor said. “So it struck me that it’s kind of

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Professor awarded $645K by US gov’t Grant will start legal clinics in Russia AMETHYST ROTH Contributing Writer

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Senior digital media major Justin Taylor launched his UCF campus map iPhone application,which he created as an independent study project,on Dec.12.

Imagine waking up one morning, turning on the news and learning that your government has fractured. “That’s exactly what it was like for people in Russia,” said K. Michael Reynolds, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union changed everything in the country’s political and judicial system and the event never left Reynolds’ mind. Now, 20 years after the collapse, Reynolds has a $645,000 grant to put toward a part of Russia that is still feeling the effects. The grant, which was awarded to Reynolds by the U.S. Department of State, will be used to start three legal clinics throughout southern Russia in Volgograd, Rostov and Krasnodar. The clinics will give legal services to citizens, particularly those who are being prosecuted by the government, so they can gain knowledge on judicial issues from lawyers and local professionals in the field. “United States citizens are used to knowing their individual rights and expecting them to be upheld, especially in court,” Reynolds said. “The legal bar is still maturing in Russia and many citizens don’t

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Arena gets eco friendly in 2011 JONATHAN BEATON Contributing Writer

The UCF Arena has officially taken a turn for the greener this year as it implements new ‘going green’ initiatives into the facility’s infrastructure. The new initiatives have been set forth by Global Spectrum, an environmentally friendly venue management company. According to its website, Global Spectrum is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 90 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The Philadelphia-based company is part of one of

the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies, Comcast Spectacor. They also own the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers and other companies in the service industry. From new cleaning products to changes in parking, this new environmentally friendly thinking has transformed many aspects of the complex. The new initiatives also include ambient light sensors installed in service level areas. The sensors detect the amount of light in a given area and then adjust the building’s lighting output accordingly to prevent unnecessary illumination. The Arena will also be

purchasing products made from 100-percent recycled content and only using cleaning solutions that are Green Seal certified. People who choose to carpool or drive a hybrid vehicle to an event at the Arena can now reap some benefits of the green initiatives, such as reserved parking spaces in the garage behind the arena. The Arena staff is also making changes to the lamp wattage used in offices, locker rooms and hallways to conserve energy. General Manager Lexie Boone is spearheading the efforts to make the Arena more environmentally

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Among other initiatives,the Arena will be installing ambient light sensors,which adjust the amount of light produced in balance with present lighting.


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HIV test in Student Union gives results in 20 minutes The free HIV testing will take place on Wed., Jan. 19 in the Student Union, Room 224. The testing session will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Student Union will be hosting an undergraduate research workshop, which will allow students to learn about national and international opportunities for off-campus research. Previous UCF students have researched at Harvard, Yale, Ohio State and Vanderbilt. Institutional positions are also available, such as with the National Institute of Health. The workshop will be held on Tue., Jan. 18 in Room 221A and 221B of the Student Union. It will run from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Freshman 15 event to be held in RWC classroom One of UCF’s dietitians, Meghan Murphy Van Camp, will be hosting an event for students that will help them avoid the “Freshman Fifteen.” Offered in the Recreation and Wellness Center Classroom, the event will take place Tues., Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will be open to all students. A healthy snack, as well as 500 LINK Loot Points, will be provided for those who attend.

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Man was distraught over child support payments FORT LAUDERDALE — The judge released Stroia on the condition that he get a psychological evaluation, surrender all firearms and limit his travel. The 59-year-old was distraught over child support payments and held a gun to his chin Friday. He was persuaded to put it down. He faces charges of aggravated assault, improper exhibition of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

Explosion helped clinic implement new safeties LAUDERDALE-BYTHE-SEA — Neubauer Hyperbaric Oxygen Neurologic Center closed after the accident due to fire damage. It opened its doors and resumed offering hyperbaric treatments earlier this week. Vincenza Pesce and 4year-old Francesco Martinisi were inside a pressurized oxygen chamber when it exploded. The boy was undergoing therapy for cerebral palsy and traveled from Italy for the treatment. Their family has sued the facility. A staff doctor says the clinic has implemented new safety rules, including prohibiting companions inside a chamber. It also aims to be more vigilant about scanning patients for anything that could cause a spark.

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Ruben Nunez, a senior Aerospace Engineering major, isn’t interested in getting an internship anytime soon. Instead, he’s aiming for the moon and NASA has given him a contract potentially worth $10 million to get there. Nunez, along with a team of students and professionals in the Central Florida area, has joined a competition to build a remote-controlled rover and send it to the moon. In order to win the competition and the $20 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, their rover, the Omega Envoy, must land and travel 500 meters on the moon. Once on the surface, the rover must then capture high-definition video and panoramic images of its surroundings. An e-mail and text message must also be sent. It’s a daunting task, but NASA has awarded Nunez’s team, which is one of just six nationwide to receive the award, with a $10 million contract if they are able to deliver data gathered from their project on time. “This contract has given us an incredible amount of credibility,” Nunez said. “It’s proof that we’re capable of doing this.” Nunez said Jaydeep Mukherjee, director of the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium and interim director of the UCF’s Florida Space Institute, played an important role in securing the contract with NASA. “We’re not interested in students who are just sitting in the classroom with a high

GPA,” Mukherjee said. “It definitely helps, but we want to see them working on a project that will be sent to space.” In August of 2007, Nunez founded Earthrise Space, Inc. after he first heard about the competition and was disappointed to learn that Florida didn’t have a team. “I want to put Florida back on top for space exploration, so I made one,” said Nunez. The team is a non-profit organization with a goal of giving students the ability to design real space missions in order to prepare them for a life of advancing humanity into the stars. Being a part of the team also gives students the chance to build a space craft. Joseph Palaia, the vice president of operations for 4Frontiers Corporation, a space research company in New Port Richey is also a an Earthrise board member. When he first met Nunez, he was impressed with the idea of students wanting to be an active part of the project. “These days it’s only menial work in internships,” Palaia said. “This project is something entirely different.” In 2009 Palaia went to Devon Island, near Greenland, in order to test one of their rovers. The site has characteristics that are also found on Mars and will be similar to the conditions their rover will be dealing with in space. Students were able to control the rover from Orlando and learned valuable information to better their own

projects, such as the effects of time delay. “It changes your entire mindset of how you’re going to operate it,” Palaia said. If everything goes according to plan, the Omega Envoy will reach the surface of the moon on Dec. 6, 2013. Until then, the team has its work cut out for them. NASA requires that the project must be 90 percent privately funded, so in order to build the estimated $30 million project, Nunez must find sponsors. However, he isn’t worried about securing these sponsors because it’s in their best interest, he said. “We’ll be sharing our intellectual property for a much lower cost than what they would have to pay for hired professionals,” Nunez said. Being the only student-led team of about 20 other competitors in the nationwide competition has also given Nunez and Earthrise a stronger desire to succeed. “This will prove that GPA isn’t the most important thing,” Nunez said. “We’re actually gaining the experience and manufacturing something that is going to space. That’s what should be important.” If Earthrise Space, Inc. wins this competition, Nunez plans on opening his own facility with the award money. This would allow the team to manufacture its own hardware, provide manufacturing services, testing services and schedule lunar deliveries. “We would be like the FedEx to the moon,” he said.

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Nation ponders King in wake of Ariz. shooting ERRIN HAINES Associated Press

ATLANTA — The federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has taken on added meaning for most Americans this year, as they try to make sense of the violence in Arizona that left six people dead and a member of Congress fighting for her life. A state that once resisted the notion of a federal King holiday — and last year was the setting for a sharp-tongued debate on immigration — now finds itself in search of solace after the Jan. 8 attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the throng of people around her outside a grocery store in Tucson. The balm of choice is King, a pacifist Southern preacher whose own life was cut short by gun violence. “Dr. King’s message was about inclusion and the recognition of human dignity, of human rights and making sure that all of our voices are heard,” said Imani Perry, an African-American studies professor at Princeton University. “I hope people in Arizona, in particular, embrace that part of his message. The politics in Arizona recently have often seemed to revolve around excluding people.” Monday marks the 25th federal observance of the birth of King, whose words were often met with hate and resistance during one of the nation’s most turbulent and transformative eras. Today, King is one of the country’s most celebrated citizens and the only one to be honored with a national holiday who did not serve as a U.S. president. “So little of his real politics show up in these annual commemorations,” said Morgan State University professor Jared Ball. “Instead of actually reading what he wrote or listening to what he said, we pick catchphrases and throw his name around. We all feel for the tragic incident that took place in Arizona, but this is happening to people all over the world every day in one form or another.” Many use the King holiday to celebrate King’s life and struggle for human rights. Some choose to honor King by following the Baptist preacher’s example of

service to their fellow man. For others, the holiday is equal to Presidents’ or Columbus Day: Just an excuse for a long weekend, to take a short vacation or do nothing. Martin Luther King III, head of The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, said the Arizona tragedy is a grim reminder that the country has not yet achieved his father’s dream of a peaceful society. “When incidents occur like what we saw in Arizona, it shows us how much work we must do to create the kind of nation where nonviolence is embraced,” King said. A national remembrance of the civil rights icon is an opportunity for the country to renew its commitment to King’s cause. Absent that, it’s unclear how his legacy would be remembered, said Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley. “The holiday brought the freedom struggle into the main narrative,” Brinkley said. “The day is meant to be a moment of reflection against racism, poverty and war. It’s not just an African-American holiday. The idea of that day is to try to understand the experience of people who had to overcome racism but in the end are part and parcel of the American quilt.” An AP-GfK poll shows that Barack Obama’s term as the nation’s first black president has not shifted views on the nation’s progress toward King’s dream of racial equality. According to the poll, 77 percent feel there has been significant progress toward King’s dream — about the same percentage as found by a 2006 AP-Ipsos poll (75 percent). Overall, 30 percent interviewed for the APGfK poll say they will do something to commemorate the King holiday this year, up from 23 percent in 2006. About three in four respondents said King is deserving of a national holiday. King, who was born Jan. 15, 1929, was killed at age 39. He has now been dead longer than he lived, and each commemoration adds more distance between his generation and those who came after and directly benefited from his life’s work.

“The struggle that the holiday itself has is to not just be a day off,” Brinkley said. “We have trouble with that. We have to constantly be vigilant not to let that happen.” Legislation calling for a federal King holiday was introduced in Congress by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan just four days after King’s April 4, 1968, assassination. Later that same year, Coretta Scott King, his widow, started The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in the basement of the couple’s Atlanta home. She was also committed early on to Conyers’ proposal — an ironic tribute to a man who usually didn’t make much of his birthday. It would be another 15 years before Congress warmed to the idea and passed it into law. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill establishing the third Monday in January as the Martin Luther King National Holiday on Nov. 3, 1983, and the first observance was Jan. 20, 1986. That year, 17 states also had official King holidays, including Illinois, which recognized King with a holiday in 1973, the first state to do so. Arizona established, then rescinded, a King holiday in the 1980s, but finally joined the federal observance in 1992. New Hampshire was the last state to honor King, in 1999. Today, the King holiday also is observed in more than 100 countries, according to The King Center. In 1994, the meaning of the holiday shifted as Coretta Scott King called for less of an emphasis on his life and more of a focus on his legacy. The mission was

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expanded to include volunteerism, interracial cooperation and youth anti-violence initiatives. More than a million Americans are expected to participate in 13,000 projects around the country on the King Day of Service, said Patrick Corvington, head of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency charged with administering

service projects on the King holiday. The focus on service makes the holiday more inclusive, Corvington said. Corporate America has been slower to respond. A survey of 300 businesses by the Bureau of National Affairs showed three in 10 will give all or most of their workers a paid holiday on Monday. The legal and business publisher reports the figure is a significant

increase over the first 11 years of the federal holiday observance. According to the BNA survey, only 14 percent of surveyed businesses made the King Day a paid holiday in 1986, and figures stayed in the teens until a 1993, when the number rose to 24 percent. Since 2003, the number has hovered around 30 percent of employers.

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Independent study course sparks innovation FROM A1 hard to navigate on campus when you’re brand new to school.” Jon Friskics, an instructor in the School of Visual Arts and Design, was Taylor’s instructor in the course. “The ultimate goal of the independent study was to give our design and development students experience working with an emerging platform like iOS on the iPhone and iPad,” Friskics said. “They already have experience building websites and web applications on the desktop, so adding a mobile aspect seemed like the next logical step.” Friskics worked with Taylor and two other students during the fall semester of 2010. “I wanted students to be motivated, so I worked with each of them individually to craft a goal that best fit their need,” Friskics said. Though Friskics did not require the students to submit their finished work to Apple’s App Store, Taylor was able to complete his application right before the end of the semester. The app itself functions like Google Maps, using an arrow that shows the person the location they are currently at using the iPhone GPS function. From the map there are three different views, which include a map, a list of buildings and a compass that works with the iPhone camera. “If you’re looking through the viewfinder the compass will tell you what direction you are heading in,” Taylor said. Just by touching one of the buildings from the list, a pin will show up on the map and you can look on the display to see if you are

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Justin Taylor’s iPod app functions like Google Maps,using an arrow that shows the person the location they are currently at using the iPhone GPS function.

going in the right direction. Something that’s stood out to Taylor is where the app has been downloaded. “What’s interesting though is it’s not all people that are UCF students, because I’m getting downloads in Saudi Arabia and England,” Taylor said. Version 1.1 was released last week, which eliminated some of the minor bugs from the original version launched in December. “If you have a bunch of markers on your map you can delete them all, but some reason it deleted everything including your arrow so somehow you

were no longer on campus,” Taylor said. Along with these minor setbacks, Taylor would like to add pictures of the buildings and the ability to find specific places within buildings like Wackadoo’s. Taylor is already being approached by UCF to make the application more official and integrate it with all the data the university has in order to make his application more expansive. Right now, Taylor is taking a class also taught by Friskics that involves designing websites specifically for mobile phones.

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“Mobile devices like the iPhone can bring tremendous value to many aspects of products and services, and while the job market is growing rapidly, I believe that digital media graduates will soon be expected to be fluent in these design and development skills,” Friskics said. Recent UCF graduate Michael Seifollahi was also in the same independent study course as Taylor during the summer of 2010. Seifollahi developed a streaming radio client for Knightcast and is now working for Purple, Rock, Scissors as a mobile developer at its downtown Orlando office. “The independent study set a great precedence for proper planning when tackling a new project,” Seifollahi said. “It’s very easy as a developer to get excited about an idea and just start writing code; unfortunately, this typically leads to bloated, inefficient code and a

very long debugging process. “ With the proper planning, a large project quickly becomes easily manageable in smaller components,” he said. Seifollahi heard about Taylor’s app and was very impressed with the app’s use of geolocating and mapping. “The growth of the mobile market and proliferation of plat-

forms has created a massive amount of opportunity for developers,” Seifollahi said. “I think that anyone who has an interest in development for mobile will be extremely satisfied with a fast-paced, evolving industry.” As a senior graduating this summer, Taylor said he would be glad to take a job developing apps for other smart phones like the Droid, which he recently started learning how to program. Until then, Taylor will continue learning about the market and watching the sales from his own app continue to rise.


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‘Theodore is Dying’ earns Green Seal award FROM A1 ships and fundraising, was made as part of writer/director Pomeranz’s master’s program, a “multigenerational dark comedy” that focuses on four lost souls. As environmental impact coordinator and production designer for the film, Becca Kenyon was the driving force behind ‘greening’ the project, and she played a significant role in gaining the Green Seal certification. Kenyon, who graduated from UCF in December with a bachelor’s in world cinema, said she was always an environmentally conscious person when she was growing up. “My mother would always tell me when I was young to not be a litter bug,”

Kenyon said. As part of the Theodore is Dying crew, Kenyon was determined to earn the film a Green Seal certification, a recognition that shows that you have reached a criteria set by the EMA for excellence in green, eco-friendly practices. The criteria covers topics such as transportation, catering and energy efficiency. “It’s something that I had a strong passion for,” Kenyon said. “Ryan wanted a green film. The fact that he believed in my abilities gave me the power to do something that shocked me.” Even though the team could not afford solar-powered equipment or environmentally friendly film, it was a large combination of small initiatives that led them to the prestigious recognition, as well as com-

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Director Ryan Pomeranz,environmental impact coordinator/production designer Becca Kenyon and producer Allie Kenyon work out a car accident scene on set.

panies such as Harmonic Distortion Productions donating camera and sound equipment.

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The Arena’s green initiative will help preserve the environment,along with saving the university money.

Saving energy and money FROM A1 friendly. “At the UCF Arena, we are continually looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly and we have applied many new practices that may not be apparent to the general public, but that are significantly changing the UCF Arena’s environmental footprint,” Boone told The Daily Commercial. Aside from being more socially responsible, the staff hopes that these initiatives will further improve UCF’s image in a community of ever-growing environmental awareness. “As a friend of the environment and as a student at UCF, I welcome these

changes with open arms,” said John Houder, a sophomore molecular and microbiology major. “I like to think of my school as an up-and-coming, progressive university.” The new changes will not only be effective in preserving the environment, but also effective in saving money, according to Melissa Schaaf, the director of marketing for the Arena. Schaaf has been director of marketing for more than a year and believes that this is the best change she has seen since the beginning of her employment at the Arena. “In the long run, these new green initiatives will end up costing the school a lot less,” she said. Schaaf said that using

less light wattage and recycling are effective means in saving the Arena money in day-to-day operations. “It was a collaboration of the whole staff. This would have never happened if the employees, owners and school were not all behind this project,” she said. Some students are already beginning to form opinions about UCF’s green initiatives in its infrastructure. “If the Arena can change into a green facility, why can’t the rest of the campus do the same?” said Geoff Clift, a sophomore criminal justice major. “Students need to take pride in their campus and demand that more green measures be taken.”

“It was something that we could try to do that no one had done before,” Pomeranz said. “That’s what interested us.” Shot over a period of 22 days in Scranton, Pa., the film set was turned into a huge recycling initiative with the crew constantly communicating with the local recycler and placing recycle bins at strategic points throughout every location on the set. Moving Picture Party, which is comprised mostly of UCF graduates that put the film together, went to several other lengths to make the filming process as green as possible. Some of these measures included scheduled carpooling, picking film locations that were within close proximity of each other, using compact fluorescent lights and distributing reusable stainless steel water bottles to the staff. “Many film projects that are on an even lower budget than we are go through about 10 cases of water in a single day of shooting,” said Kenyon’s sister, Allie Kenyon, a UCF graduate and the

film’s producer. “We went through one case during the entire shooting process.” Near the end of the shooting process, an auditor from the EMA came to the set and observed all of the green aspects in the area, inspecting light bulbs, checking recycle bins and asking to see receipts that prove the purchase of public transportation and donating to thrift stores. About three weeks later, they were notified that they had been Green Seal certified. “It’s a huge honor and incredibly humbling,” Pomeranz said. “It’s almost surreal that it came together after we had worked so hard.” Although the team could not be at the award ceremony because of travel costs, the EMA acknowledged the members for tasks such as using starch-based dishware from Earthshell and putting together a paperless, digital production office. Having risen to such a high standard with so little resources, Moving Picture

Party hopes that they can be an example to the next generation of filmmakers, as well as filmmakers who want to do what they can to green their filming process. “We want to be an example to other projects that no matter what the size is of the production, it is possible to become green,” Allie said. “We see ourselves as the champion of the little guy, no project of our size had ever tried to achieve the Green Seal.” Theodore is Dying is currently in post-production and the team is aiming for an April or May completion date. They are also currently holding a fundraiser so they can finish the editing process. “I definitely see this as the future of filming,” Kenyon said. “I will continue on a personal mission to make greener films and to teach people how they can film their own green movies.” For more information on Theodore is Dying, visit www.movingpictureparty.c om. To make a donation to the completion process of the film, go to www.IndieGoGo.com.


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Reynolds a key in Russia/UCF relationship FROM A1 understand the rights they have.” Reynolds’ work began in 2002 when he traveled to Russia with a friend. The trip sparked his interest toward international public service and gave him an appreciation for Russian culture and values. “There are about 150 million people in Russia and not all of them are corrupt at all,” Reynolds said. “In fact, a lot of them are honorable and hospitable people.” Reynolds created key relationships with generals and cadets at the Volgograd Academy Ministry of Internal Affairs, a prestigious university that trains police officers. The American equivalent would be West Point or the U.S. Naval Academy. These relationships eventually proceeded beyond the professional environment as Reynolds got to know more about his Russian colleagues, their families and their country after receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 2007 and spending six months in Russia. This all set the scene for an important partnership between UCF and Russia. One way Reynolds has further developed this partnership is by working with UCF students who are in study abroad programs in Russia. Erica Busard, an interdisciplinary studies graduate, studied abroad in Russia in 2006 where she worked with Reynolds on comparing and contrasting the American legal and criminal justice system with that of the Russians’. Instead of just gaining insight on Russia, Busard made valuable relationships and she was eventually able to host the same

students who hosted her in Russia when they came to study in the U.S. Busard has seen just how much work the grant recipient has put into this development. “Dr. Reynolds has given a lot of himself to this project in Russia,” Busard said. “He’s made it possible for several Russian professors and students to come to the U.S. — on his tab.” In addition to taking American students abroad to experience different cultures, Reynolds, who has also hosted Russians in his home when they study in the U.S., makes sure to give his students background on Russia’s judicial system. Jury trials weren’t authorized until 2001 and to older generations this is a foreign system, Reynolds said. They have depended on the government for so many years that they don’t understand their own individual rights. He said that many of them don’t understand that the government was responsible for doing everything and with that gone, many are unprepared for the workings of the legal system. One example of this was a 74-year-old woman who was evicted from her apartment for minor problems such as small taxes or property regulations. Though this was an easyto-fix complication, she didn’t understand the problem and didn’t respond to communications. As a result, the woman was evicted and had no place to go. Reynolds explained that the legal clinics are meant to serve people like her who are unable to defend themselves effectively in court. The clinic in Volgograd will be open in about three

months, Rostov in July and Krasnodar in October. Ivan Zamylin, an international graduate student from Russia, has studied at UCF for almost two years and has seen much of Reynolds’ work. Zamylin explained how, like the American court system, the Russian court system is filled with a lot of bureaucracy, just a different kind of bureaucracy. By Reynolds taking so much time to research the system, he’s made himself a good candidate to help it. “I think he has done a good job at doing his research,” Zamylin said. “He has spent a lot of time understanding that facts and researching much of Russia’s internal corruption.”

PHOTOS COURTESY MICHAEL REYNOLDS

UCF students visit the Volgograd Regional Federal District Court,top,and sit in class at Volgograd Academy MVD,bottom.


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schedule

SOUTHERN MISS 86 | UCF 69

Mississippi misery

MEN’S BASKETBALL

EAST CAROLINA WEDNESDAY 7 P.M.(HOME) The Knights will try to break their two-game losing streak as they take ECU on at the UCF Arena in hopes of moving on to 15-2.

RICE SATURDAY 7 P.M.(HOME) In another home game this week,UCF faces the lowly Rice Owls,who are 0-4 in Conference USA play.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MEMPHIS THURSDAY 8 P.M.(AWAY) UCF travels to Memphis as they face the Tigers in hopes of continuing their hot conference start.

MARSHALL SUNDAY 2 P.M.(HOME) UCF comes home from Memphis to face the Thundering Herd at the UCF Arena.

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Sophomore guard Marcus Jordan’s 20 points,3 rebounds and 4 assists were not enough to hold D.J.Newbill and the Golden Eagles off,as the Knights squandered a late lead to give Southern Miss a 86-69 victory.

Knights drop second game to Southern Miss.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

STEVEN RYZEWSKI

FAMU SATURDAY 12 P.M.(HOME)

Men’s basketball beat writer

After a respectable tournament finish and a scrimmage versus the U.S. Junior National Team,UCF faces FAMU on their home courts.

MEN’S TENNIS

GEORGIA STATE SUNDAY 12 P.M.(HOME) UCF has its first nontournament matchup at home against Georgia State.

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Head coach Donnie Jones’Knights are off to a 14-2 start but have dropped the last two games,both against conference foes.

Back-to-back losses: what’s next? STEVEN RYZEWSKI Men’s basketball beat writer

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

HOKIE INVITATIONAL FRIDAYSATURDAY ALL DAY (AWAY) Knights travel to Blacksburg,Va.,after a record-setting performance last week in Lexington,Ky.

This was bound to happen. Perhaps not twice in a row, but it was bound to happen. The Knights, despite their amazing start to the season, were going to lose some games. Starting off undefeated throughout non-conference play with a 14-0 record is remarkable enough. Staying undefeated throughout a challenging and demanding Conference USA season would

have been something else entirely. That didn’t happen, though, and now the Knights will be back to the drawing board, looking to rebound after two straight conference losses with the East Carolina Pirates coming to town Wednesday. Kept in perspective, the two losses aren’t particularly awful. The loss in Houston to the Cougars appeared to be a “something’s got to give” game, with the Knights’ luck finally running out. UCF came out of the gate slow, stars Marcus Jordan and

Keith Clanton didn’t play to their normal standards, and the Knights dug a hole they were unable to dig themselves out of. The Southern Miss game was a matchup of two of C-USA’s top teams. For 27 minutes, that’s exactly how it played out. The Knights appeared to have resolved many of their issues from the week before, playing a very good Southern Miss team tightly. Then in the last 13 minutes, the Knights gave a top team in their conference an

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The Knights dropped their second consecutive game on Saturday, falling 86-69 to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Hattiesburg, Miss. Seven minutes into the second half, UCF (14-2, 1-2) was up by four, 51-47. Despite the lead, the Knights allowed the Golden Eagles (14-3, 3-1) to go on a remarkable 21-2 run midway through the second half. The scoring run, which lasted roughly four minutes, took what had been a back-and-forth game with nine first-half lead changes and turned it into a complete thrashing. “It is not a one-game season,” said head coach Donnie Jones in a release. “We are going to have to regroup and find our identity here. We have made strides [compared to last year], but we are finding out when we walk into places that people are playing us at a high level. This team is not used to playing at that next level that you need to play at.” The Knights have found a knack for executing Jones’ adjustments on the fly, a quality which greatly enabled them to start the

BY THE NUMBERS TEAM STATS ENTERING SOUTHERN MISS. Points per game:75.8 Blocks per game:7.5 Field goal percentage:48.9% 3-point percentage:36.4%

FIRST HALF AGAINST SOUTHERN MISS. Points scored:35 Blocks:0 Field goal percentage:42.9% 3-point percentage:42.9%

SECOND HALF AGAINST SOUTHERN MISS. Points scored:34 Blocks:0 Field goal percentage:46.4% 3-point percentage:41.7%

season 14-0. In last week’s loss to Houston and Saturday’s loss to Southern Miss, that has not been the case. It was the Golden Eagles, instead, who were able to make key adjustments. Southern Miss scored 50 second-half points and shot 62 percent. R.L. Horton led Southern Miss with 18. Gary Flowers added 16 points and eight

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Knights lose late lead Expansion begins on FROM A7

soccer/track complex ANTHONY SCALCO Staff writer

Construction has begun on the new UCF Track and Soccer Complex, the campus’ latest addition to its athletic facilities. Slated to be finished in March, the new stadium will feature the addition of nearly 1,500 seats, a press box and permanent restrooms. “This gives us a better opportunity to host championship events in NCAA and Conference USA in soccer [and] track ...” said Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations David Hansen. The current track and

soccer fields feature 428 seats and portable restrooms with no press box. The lack of seats and press area made UCF an undesirable spot to host any type of postseason event — made most evident when UCF held a men’s soccer tournament game this past fall — and the athletic department had to pay for extra seats to accommodate all the fans. The new complex is being privately funded, similar to how Bright House Networks Stadium was constructed, and will cost about $1.2 million. No money will be taken out taxpayers’ or students’ pockets and the construction will not affect tuition.

The track and soccer complex is just one of seven construction projects that will be completed over the next 10 years at UCF. Students can also expect to see an expansion of the baseball stadium and a new academic athletic center completed this fall. Hansen said that expansions are in the works for the Wayne Densch Sports Center, a soccer, baseball and track clubhouse, an expansion of Bright House Networks Stadium and an intercollegiate tennis facility. When completed in March, the first event at the complex will be a women’s track meet.

rebounds. Marcus Jordan led UCF with 20 points on 7of-17 shooting, and looked impressive in the first half. Keith Clanton followed with 14 points and seven rebounds. No one else had double figures for the Knights, although Isaac Sosa came close with nine points. UCF will have three days to regroup before playing East Carolina on Wednesday at the UCF Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Rankings fallout looms FROM A7 inch and ended up losing a mile.

What’s wrong?

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The Golden Eagles exploded in the second half,scoring 50 of their 86 points on the Knights in the second half.

Head coach Donnie Jones talks a lot about his team playing the whole forty minutes, bringing the effort from start to finish. Even through the 14 wins, he didn’t believe he’d seen his team play a complete game. The Knights didn’t even come close the past two games. UCF didn’t have much of a first half against Houston and collapsed in the end against Southern Miss. Playing start to finish is something UCF has to improve on in order to right the ship during CUSA play, with other CUSA teams now smelling blood in the water. “This team is not used to playing at that next level that you need to play at,” said Jones in a release. The Knights don’t appear to be adjusting in games, either. In games against Princeton, Miami and Marshall, the

Knights trailed but made adjustments to come out on top. UCF was unable to fully close the gap against Houston, despite cutting into the Cougars’ lead multiple times. Against Southern Miss, the Knights were up by four midway through the second half, but then could not find an answer as the Golden Eagles went on a small run that ballooned into a 21-2 run. Basketball is a game of scoring runs and they happen every game, but allowing a team to score 19 unanswered points isn’t going to win the Knights many games. As mentioned earlier, Jordan and Clanton may not have had their best efforts against Houston, but against Southern Miss, both played well. It was a lack of production from the rest of the roster that truly hindered the Knights. When the Knights were winning, they were finding scorers in different places every game, which is something they will have to get back to. The games in Texas and Mississippi also rep-

resent the second and third true road games of the season for UCF. The Knights played two neutral site games in Florida, one “away” game at nearby Stetson, and a true road game at UMass. The Knights are struggling with their game on an away court.

What next? Now the Knights get a chance to come home and correct some mistakes on their home floor. East Carolina will come to town with a 9-7, 1-1 record. While out of the polls for the moment, UCF’s dream season and potential at-large tournament bid are not lost. However, the Knights cannot allow the losses to continue to pile up. After the Pirates, the Rice Owls will bring their 8-10 record to town on Saturday, affording the Knights an opportunity for two conference wins before traveling to Memphis on Jan. 26. It’s not time to jump ship. To call Wednesday’s game against ECU anything but a must-win would be unwise.

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Above:Construction has begun on the new Track and Soccer Complex,adding nearly 1,500 seats and a press box. Below: Artists’rendering of the new Track and Soccer Complex,which is scheduled to be completed in March.

STEVE COLEMAN / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tom Herzog and Keith Clanton couldn’t contain the Golden Eagles as Donnie Jones and the Knights fell 86-69.


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Women’s tennis

Mustangs hold Tourney over, FAMU next off Knights on national stage ANTHONY SCALCO Tennis beat writer

AARON CROUCH Contributing Writer

The Knights’ first ESPN appearance of the season didn’t go as planned. Looking to remain unbeaten in conference, the Knights fell to SMU 70-63 in Dallas. Coming into Sunday’s match up, UCF had won 5 consecutive games, averaging 72.8 points per game during that stretch. SMU played strong defense on Sunday by holding UCF below their season average (70.1 points per game). Only D’Nay Daniels, Chelsie Wiley and Jelisa Caldwell scored for the Knights (10-7, 3-1) during the first half as SMU (9-8, 2-2) built a big lead early and led 38-31 by the break. The rest of the team finally got it going in the second, as Aisha Patrick scored all 12 of her points after halftime. Even with four Knights scoring in double figures, to only three for the Mustangs, the Knights could never take lead. The Knights were outhustled during the game, only recording three second-chance points and were out-rebounded 31-30. The Mustangs came out sluggish in the second half, not registering a field goal for the first seven minutes after the break, But the Knights could not capitalize as they never cut the deficit to less than two. Overall, UCF shot 42 percent from the field, but SMU led wire-to-wire and ended UCF’s unblemished

SCOREBOARD

The first weekend of the Florida State Quad Tournament is in the books, as the women’s tennis team took on No. 14 Florida State, No. 30 Iowa and No. 60 Alabama in a

tournament at FSU’s home courts in Tallahassee. The tournament, which opened the Knights’ spring season on Saturday, put UCF against Alabama and Iowa in singles play. The Knights were able

to sweep both matches against Iowa but fell in all six matches to Alabama. Freshman Josephine Haraldson defeated Iowa’s Christina Harazin in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 and sophomore Allison Hodges defeated the Hawkeyes’ Cassandra

Escobar 6-3, 6-4 in straight sets Saturday. Junior Alexis Rodriguez and sophomore Jenna Doerfler both fell in straight sets to Alabama. UCF will hold an exhibition against the U.S. Junior National Team on Jan. 20.

63-70 UCF vs. SMU

UPCOMING GAMES The Knights hope to finish strong in the month of January. JANUARY 20 Memphis Tigers Away JANUARY 23 Marshall Thundering Herd Home JANUARY 27 Houston Cougars Home JANUARY 30 East Carolina Pirates Away GEORGE OEHL / CENTRAL FLORIDA FUTURE

record in conference play. The loss now puts UCF at 3-1 in conference play heading into Thursday’s game against Memphis. On a positive note, with 17 points in Sunday’s contest, Daniels is only 6 points away from reaching 1,000 points for her career. The Knights travel to Memphis on Thursday to face the Tigers, who are right behind the Knights in conference standings. After Thursday’s match up against the Tigers, the Knights will return home to the UCF Arena to face the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Jenna Doerfler fell to Alabama’s Alex Clay 6-1 and 6-3. The Knights will return on Jan.20 for an exhibition against the U.S.Junior National Team and will play Florida A&M in their first dual-match of the season on Jan.22 on their home courts.

Spring football notes

Spring football begins, players awarded ERIKA ESOLA Sports Editor

Spring football has begun for the Knights. — Head coach George O’Leary is trying out switching Rob Calabrese from quarterback to wide receiver. — Transfer offensive lineman Jose Jose has start-

ed classes. — Latavius Murray will enter spring football as the starting running back with Brynn Harvey, who is coming off an injury from last season, as his backup. — The football team distributed their annual team awards. MVP: Bruce Miller

Offensive MVP: Jeff Godfrey Defensive MVP: Miller Special Teams MVP: Quincy McDuffie Most outstanding position awards: Miller (defensive line), Jah Reid (offensive line), Brian Watters (receiver), Ronnie Weaver (offensive back), Kemal Ishmael (defensive back),

Derrick Hallman (linebacker). Most improved players: Latavius Murray (offense) and David Williams (defense) UCF way award (player who embodies team’s values): Calabrese Kodak award (outstanding scout team player): Austin Hudson


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The girl who didn’t cry wolf W

hen someone tries to make us do something we strongly object to doing, it’s not surprising if we go kicking and screaming. For one former student at Brooklyn College, this scenario was an all-too-devastating reality, and as of this month she has filed a lawsuit to make sure something like it doesn’t happen again. Sophia Chinemerem Eze, an honors student from Nigeria studying in New York, was committed against her will into a psychiatric ward at a local hospital. School officials began to suspect something was not quite right with Eze in 2008, during the fall semester of her second year. The worried student went to campus security, telling them she suspected that her landlord had hid a camera inside her bedroom and that she had been told her roommates were defaming her on the Internet. Although no images have been found of her on the Internet, her lawyer did state that a hidden camera was found in her bedroom. Eze approached campus security because she was afraid of the police. After raising her concerns with the campus police, they requested an examination from one of the psychological counselors at the college. According to the lawsuit, the counselor asked her questions to discern her state of mind and mental health and Eze’s answers indicated she was mentally sound. Regardless, emergency

services were called and Eze was “forcibly led into an ambulance,” the lawsuit stated. Upon arriving at the psychiatric ward at Kings County Hospital Center, Eze was “tricked” according to her lawyer, into signing herself in. Eze was told by the examining doctor that she could either sign herself in or the doctors would be forced to commit her against her will, with the latter resulting in a longer stay. It would be another two weeks before Eze was released from the hospital. The student won a $110,000 settlement from the corporation that runs the hospital she was admitted to, and now she is seeking justice for the school’s role in sending her to the psychiatric ward. Mental health is a touchy subject among college students, particularly with the recent Arizona shooting involving a former student. It seems, too, that Eze had posts on her MySpace that made some question her state of mind. However, Eze was an extremely bright student and although her complaints may have seemed a bit odd at the time, they still deserved proper investigation. The Brooklyn College spokesman refused to comment to the New York Times regarding the incident, but it is our understanding that the campus police called the school counselor without first looking into Eze’s allegations. Institutes of higher educa-

tion have an obligation to protect their students to a certain degree; in this instance the student had a legitimate complaint that turned out to be at least somewhat true. We can only imagine how differently the situation would have turned out if Tyler Clementi — the Rutgers student who committed suicide after his roommate secretly streamed his sexual encounter on the Internet — had known ahead of time what his roommate was planning to do and reported it to the campus police. Incidents like these will make students afraid to speak out in fear of not being taken seriously. Big or small, a complaint given to the campus police should be taken seriously in case it does turn out to be true. Simultaneously, it is the duty of the student population to not abuse the services we’re given and only report a crime or suspicious activity if you honestly fear foul play. We certainly sympathize with Eze for what she was forced to endure. As of right now it is uncertain if Brooklyn College was at all responsible for their student’s forced stay in the psychiatric ward because the suit has not been settled. In any case, this incident should send a message to college officials not to rush to judgment too hastily and we sincerely hope that Eze’s ordeal does not dissuade students from reporting legitimate complaints to campus police.

Women should face combat T

he old saying tells us to “never hit a girl,” but we know some pretty tough chicks who can handle their own better than a lot of guys out there. Women in the military, as strong and capable as they may be, are not permitted to serve in front-line combat but it seems as though that could change. We were elated to see the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell last month and now we’re left with only one major prejudice in the armed forces. Women have been serving in the military since 1775 but they’re only allowed certain roles, such as medics, cooks and transportation officers. These services provided by the dedicated women who serve our country are crucial and we thank them for all their hard work, but we also believe that these women could be doing so much more. The current bar from combat leaves about 10 percent of jobs unavailable to women in the Marines and Army, making advancement and promotion nearly impossible. We must point out that because women have lower testosterone levels, it is more difficult for them to gain muscle. This means women wanting to fight in combat must be willing to work harder than their male counterparts to develop the same level of strength and stamina. If these women want to

fight with men, they should have to meet the same standards and be able to accomplish the same physical tasks, no special treatment should be given. If they can meet the criteria of any given male soldier, then there’s no reason they shouldn’t be allowed to fight in combat. Women should have the same rights as any man when it comes to deciding how much they’re willing to sacrifice for their country; yes, even if it means their life. Here we must interject and say that if women were allowed in combat, men would need to learn how to properly handle that situation. As harsh as it sounds, all the men in the brigade can’t rush to an injured woman’s side because that would leave them with a weak defense. Two years ago, Congress created the Military Leadership Diversity Commission to assess military policies regarding minorities in an attempt to increase diversity. The members of the MLDC said Friday that the military needs “to create a level playing field for all qualified service members, in terms of number of military leadership positions.” Our nation is supposed to be known for its rich, diverse culture and openness. Yet our military, which is a service so essential to the well-being of our nation, demonstrates sexist and stereotypical prac-

tices. Lory Manning of the Women's Research and Education Institute said there has been some cunning among military officials to surpass the ban. She referenced leaders “attaching” women to combat units rather than “assigning” them in order to allow women in combat without technically violating the ban. Women have worked hard to achieve the rights they have today, yet it still seems they aren’t given the same respect or privileges granted to men. It will be much longer before the U.S. is egalitarian in all its practices, but we believe this move by the military would be a major victory in the fight against sexism. If a woman has the strength, commitment and stamina to fight in the front lines, so be it. There are many strong and dedicated women who wouldn’t think twice about signing themselves up for combat, and no military is really in a position to turn away qualified fighters. Although it’s uncertain when the changes will take place, it seems very certain that the ban will indeed be lifted. We look forward to this advancement for women and we can’t wait to see all the hardcore women out there gathering their guns and jumping at the opportunity to defend our country.

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Mental health paramount for students mental health issues. College is supposed to W. Keith Campbell, cobe filled with great experiauthor of a study that evalences, meeting new uated participants’ friends and learning new responses to the Narcissisthings. For most young tic Personality Inventory, adults, adjusting to college says that scores on the is a welcome challenge. Narcissistic Personality For others, college life can Inventory have risen create levels of stress that steadily between 1982 and can become detrimental AIJANA JOHNSON 2006. to their mental well-being. Guest Columnist Campbell’s study A recent New York claims that narcissists “are Times article told of New more likely to have romantic relationYork’s Stony Brook University and ships that are short-lived, at risk for the school’s efforts to counsel stuinfidelity, lack emotional warmth, and dents dealing with mental health to exhibit dishonesty, and over conissues. Although the demand for trolling and violent behaviors.” counseling has increased, budget The negative effects mentioned deficits have forced cuts to Stony above are not exclusive to those Brook’s mental health services. engaging in extreme self-absorption Mental health issues among coland I think that labeling young peolege students are growing at a rapid ple as a bunch of narcissists is a gross pace. It is not clear whether the overgeneralization of the younger increase is due to individuals having generation. more trouble coping with the stress The increase of mental health or if there is a greater willingness to issues among college students cannot speak about it and seek help. be explained solely by narcissism or Whatever the reason, I find it overdramatization. It is a real probalarming that in a survey completed lem. Individuals who feel that they by the American College Health are at risk of hurting themselves or Association, 46 percent of college others, or who feel overwhelmed by students said they felt that things work and school or just life itself were hopeless at least once in the should reach out to others. previous 12 months. Maybe if the suspected gunman The survey also uncovered that in the recent Arizona shooting, Jared almost one-third of college students Lee Loughner, had someone to help had been so depressed that they him, this incident could have been found it difficult to function; this avoided. means 1 in 3 people that you walk by According to USA Today, a behavon campus have suffered from such ior assessment committee identified depression at one point. Loughner as a person of concern If nothing else, I find these statismonths before the Arizona tragedy. tics heartbreaking. The fact that The results of this assessment led to national surveys suggest that the number of students coping with seri- him being suspended from school. After the suspension, Loughner ous mental illness has more than doubled in the last decade, makes me decided to withdraw from his school wonder just how many of the smiling altogether, after which the school told him if he wanted to return he would faces I see across campus are hiding heavy emotional and mental baggage. have to undergo a mental health evalSome of the most common mental uation. In the aftermath, experts are now health disturbances include depresquestioning whether the school could sion, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, alcohave done more to encourage Loughhol abuse and eating disorders. Colner to seek help. lege partying can exacerbate alcohol It is imperative that troubled stuabuse and leaving home to attend dents speak to someone about what college out of state can trigger anxithey are going through; sometimes ety and depression. just talking to someone else is Many sufferers think they are alone in their struggles, but the statis- enough to ease the mental burden. The UCF Student Counseling tics prove this is not the case. Center is open Monday through FriMany critics label young adults day from 8 a.m. until at least 5 p.m., today as narcissistic and blame this and can be reached at 407-823-2811 supposed narcissism for our increasand at www.counseling.sdes.ucf.edu. ing despondency and increase in

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Lochrane resigns as SGA VP Throughout my seven years here at UCF I have witnessed the campus grow and change from a small university that was just getting started, to becoming a nationally ranked school in both academics and athletics. I’m proud to have been a part of that change, but my journey here at UCF is coming to an end. I couldn’t be more excited to have accepted my dream job working for the U.S. Department of Transportation. It was a tough decision for me to make, but as of Feb. 17, I will be resigning as your student body Vice President. This departure is bittersweet for me, but in February I will be relocating to begin my job at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in Virginia as a Highway Research Engineer. Out of all of the experiences I have had over my seven years here at UCF, I would have to say being the Vice President of the student body has been the most memorable. I would like to thank all of you for being a part of my life here at UCF. With our

campus being so diverse it has been a learning experience for me to be able to work and learn amongst all different types of people, and Lochrane that experience is truly invaluable. I am who I am today because of the experiences I’ve had here at UCF. I’m going to miss getting Joffrey’s Coffee in the Union, jumping into the Reflection Pond during Spirit Splash and getting to campus at the crack of dawn so I don’t have to fight for parking. But I know that the university is in good hands, it’s in the hands of the students, and I trust that the Student Government Association will continue to advocate the vision of the Kilbride & Lochrane administration. Like our school motto, “Reach for the Stars”, it symbolizes having goals and working hard to accomplish them. UCF stands for opportunity, and it has given me the opportunity to accomplish my goals. I am a Knight, and I will forever be a Knight. TAYLOR LOCHRANE STUDENT BODY VICE PRESIDENT


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FOR SALE: General Huge Sale! St. Stephen Catholic Church Annual Flea Market! Welcome all bargain hunters to the biggest and best INDOOR Flea Market! Antiques, artwork, jewelry, clothing, electronics, books, baby items, toys, furniture and more! Jan 28-29 7am-5pm, Jan 30 10am-3pm. Text WF21 to 247411 for more info & chance to win! 575 Tuskawilla Rd, Winter Springs. PH 407-699-5683

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