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Interested in one of UCF’s almost 200 graduate programs? The College of Graduate Studies is hosting their 2011 Grad Fair in the Student Union’s Pegasus Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff from CGS will be present at the open-house style event. It is free and open to the public. There will be giveaways from Chick-Fil-A, Marble Slab Creamery, B2 Cafe, Pita Pit and Qdoba. For more information, visit www.admissions.graduate.ucf.edu/gradfair or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caribbean Student Association general body meeting The largest minority group on campus will be hosting its second meeting of the fall semester in the Student Union, Room 218, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the events coordinator at email@example.com.
Take a trip to the market Want a chance to promote your product? Students have the opportunity every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to reach out to their fellow students with their products and organizations. The weekly event is held on the Student Union’s patio. Reservations can be made through the Event Services office. To make a reservation, call 407-823-3677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The UCF Greek Council voted to ban alcohol from future events in the Greek community. Effective Sept. 6 at 8 a.m. Greek community events will be alcohol-free. Chapter presidents received an email from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, inform-
ing them of the vote. The student-run council is composed of members representing each organizing council at UCF: Diversified Greek Council, Interfraternity Council, National PanHellenic Council and Panhellenic Council. Grant Heston, vice president of UCF News and Information, confirmed the vote and said that despite the ruling, any previously
UCF student hopes to make over dog park LINDSAY HOLMES News Editor
Growing up in Palm Bay, UCF student Stormie Baker often spent her weekends soaking up the atmosphere of Cocoa Beach with her family. Now, Baker’s hoping to share her love for the beach with man’s best friend through a dog park makeover in her community. “I grew up on the beach and I’ve been going to the same one for almost 10 years now,” Baker said. “I thought it would be great to have a similar experience at a dog park where everyone comes together to have fun and share a passion for dogs.” Baker, an interpersonal/organizational communications major, is one of 15 finalists in Beneful’s 2011 Dream Dog Park contest, where the winner will receive an in-kind dona-
approved events can have alcohol present. Lauren Pronman, president of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, said that the Greek community needs to start being more of an organization and not be entirely based around alcohol, something she thinks many people will disagree with. “People may not like it, but dry events can still be fun,” she said.
The UCF Greek Council voted to ban alcohol from events in the Greek community starting on Sept.6 at 8 a.m.
Student is hooked on helping to heal Haiti
tion of $500,000 to makeover a dog park in his or her area. In addition, the selected contestant will also receive a $10,000 prize and a year’s supply of dry dog food. If chosen, Baker said she would like to make a beach-themed park, since Brevard County doesn’t have any dog-friendly beaches. Baker hopes that her redesign will be ideal for dogs, like her 3-year-old dachshund, Abraham, and their owners. “There was a petition going around for a dog-friendly beach that over 3,000 people signed,” Baker said. “Right now [Brevard County] still hasn’t accepted it, so I thought if there isn’t going to be a dog beach, why not make a beachinspired dog park?” In her entry video, Baker said her ideal make over of the park will consist of a sand-to-water pool, palm trees and lounge chairs for pet-owners to suntan on while their canines play.
Volunteers medical assistance in clinics AMY FOIST Contributing Writer
University of Central Florida graduate student Dennrik Abrahan still has a ways to go before he can be a doctor. Until then, he is lending a helping hand to people from Haiti in need of medical care at local clinics. During his tenure as an undergrad at UCF, Abrahan participated in a club called the International Medical Outreach. IMO gave him his first opportunity to fly down to Haiti in 2009. After that trip, he became the Haiti Village Health volunteer coordinator, a position he held until August. Haiti Village Health was founded by a Canadian emergency physician, Dr. Tiffany Keenan. There, Abrahan served on the front line of medical care, health education and nutritional support in places of need.
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Dennrik Abrahan was the Haiti Village Health volunteer coordinator until August 2011.
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3 DEAD IN LABOR DAY CRASH IN FLA.KEYS The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says three people have died in a single vehicle accident near Mile Marker 5 on U.S.1 near Key West.
The tipping point: Servers short-changed by students MERCEDES BEAUDOIN
WOMAN ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY BOSS Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her boss at a South Florida convenience store.
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The minimum standard tip in the United States is calculated to be 15 percent of a bill including tax, but college students are notorious for giving significantly less, sometimes nothing, to their servers, delivery drivers and other service providers. Students earn this reputation through the countless experiences of those who work in the service industry around college campuses. “Maybe it is due to freshmen in the area that I have not gotten tipped by students at least once a week,” said Michelle Calles, a recent UCF graduate who
has been serving at IHOP since its opening last year. “Servers work hard to provide excellent customer service, but it is challenging to see really good servers smile and laugh with student guests and still get tipped nothing.” Calles is not the only server in the area who has noticed the trend of students with poor tipping etiquette. Charlotte Nash, a senior serving at Steak ’n Shake, says 50-60 percent of the time, college students neglect to leave a tip and when they do, it is less than 10 percent. “College students who have never had a job, especially those who have never worked in the service indus-
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College students are notorious for tipping less than 10 percent.
try, do not think twice about not tipping,” Nash said. “If they spent one day in our shoes, they would see how important it is to tip.”
A lack of knowledge Even though college stu-
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By overcoming multiple handicaps, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dysgraphia and a myriad of language-related learning disabilities, UCF graduate student Hunter Hart feels he can accomplish anything. One of those accomplishments? Conquering the high cost of graduate school to continue his goal of becoming a video game 3D artist, which has now become less of a burden due to receiving a prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts and Sci-
ences scholarship. After graduating with a bachelor’s Hart degree in graphic design, Hart strived to learn more about the video game industry through UCF’s 16-month graduate program offered by the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy. When accepted to FIEA, Hart was faced with another obstacle in life: covering the $33,000 bill for tuition, the cost of liv-
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3 dead in Labor Day crash in Fla.Keys KEY WEST — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says three people have died in a single vehicle accident near Mile Marker 5 on U.S. 1 near Key West. The accident happened about 3:30 a.m. Monday. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin says deputies arriving at the scene found the vehicle had rolled over into the mangroves on the northbound side of the road. The northbound lanes of U.S. 1 were closed until 4:30 a.m.
Woman accidentally shot by boss LANTANA — Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her boss at a South Florida convenience store. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that the boss was apparently showing the woman the gun Saturday afternoon when it went off. The shot ricocheted and hit the woman. The Palm Beach Post reports that the boss drove the woman to a nearby medical center. Officials say her injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.
Woman dies after scuba diving in South Florida BOYNTON BEACH — Officials say a woman died after scuba diving in South Florida waters. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 58-year-old woman had been diving off a private boat near the Boynton Inlet Sunday morning. Officials say the woman was unconscious when rescuers found the boat, which had returned to land. The Palm Beach Post reports that the woman was taken to a Boynton Beach hospital, where she died.
NASA launching twin moon probes to measure gravity CAPE CANAVERAL — Four decades after landing men on the moon, NASA is returning to Earth's orbiting companion, this time with a set of robotic twins that will measure lunar gravity while chasing one another in circles. By creating the most precise lunar gravity map ever, scientists hope to figure out what's beneath the lunar surface, all the way to the core. The orbiting probes also will help pinpoint the best landing sites for future explorers, whether human or mechanical. Near-identical twins Grail-A and Grail-B — short for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory — are due to blast off Thursday aboard an unmanned rocket.
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Class of 2011 takes longer to land that elusive
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College seniors hear stories about the scarce job market. Some have dreamed of graduate school since they could walk; others now see it as their escape from job applications. According to a student survey, which holds results from 50,000 students nationwide, the class of 2011 had more difficulty in its job hunt than the class of 2010. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2011 Student Survey, “The median time that seniors from the class of 2011 took before landing a job was 7.74 months. For seniors from the class of 2010, the median time looking for a job before securing one was 6.95 months.” NACE did not pinpoint the reason. “It may be that seniors this year saw the difficulty the two previous classes had in finding a job and simply started their searches sooner, perhaps even before the recruiting season truly got underway,” NACE said in the survey. Students may fear they are under-qualified, underexperienced or that there is a lack of jobs; they conclude their job search before it ever begins. Elizabeth Shulz, a graduate student in UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management, planned on graduate school someday, and the limited job market furthered her education sooner rather than later. “I didn’t look extensively for jobs, but I know people weren’t hiring,” Shulz said. “If I knew people were hiring, I probably would have worked for a couple of years – I know jobs like you to have work experience.” Lynn Hansen, executive director of Career Services, had a message for graduate students: Do not get discouraged. “Looking across the board at the typical job search, students should give themselves around six months,” Hansen said. “Finding a job is not like going to pick up your cap and gown for graduation; you have to start early.” A promising job market is on the horizon for 2011 graduates, according to a Huffington Post article titled “New College Graduates Fare Better In Job Market As Earlier Classes Struggle.” According to the article, “Hiring of new college grads is up 10 percent this year, Bloomberg Businessweek reports, with many of the new jobs going to students who have a business background.” A bachelor’s degree with experience is a winning combination. According to the same article, “Unemployment among people who hold at least a bachelor’s is only 4.3 percent, compared with the national average rate of 9.1 percent. Companies are more likely to hire an applicant straight out of school than one who has been unemployed for some time.” Hansen also sees a brighter future. “I am optimistic,” she said. “There were more job recruiters on campus this year, better than the year before, but that doesn’t mean if the government adds a new regulation or something happens on the news, the job market won’t be affected.” Graduate school is an option, but it is not the only one. “There is a tendency in any type of economy for students to go to graduate school, but you want to be careful: don’t over-educate yourself and have no work expe-
rience,” said Jackie Herold, experiential learning faculty coordinator. Some students have majors that require higher education. Mark Gallagher, a graduate in electrical engineering, is one of those students. “There are more exciting opportunities for engineers when you have a master’s,” Gallagher said. “If you don’t get it you will probably get stuck with a boring, mundane job. The master’s degree really helps.” Other students see the graduate degree as added marketability on their résumé. Kelly Higgins, sport business management graduate and communications minor, saw friends with her same degree struggle to find work and chose to pursue her master’s. “When it comes to careers in business, it’s definitely more competitive because people aren’t getting jobs right out of school,” Higgins said. “They’re going on to pursue their master’s. I think the master’s degree is almost equivalent of a bachelor’s degree now.” Students should highlight skills aside from their education. “If you didn’t take advantage of career services, i.e., co-op, internships, you might want to relate volunteer or student organizations and parttime work into your résumé – you want to demonstrate you have skills employers want,” Hansen said. Whether your future is in a classroom or in an office, stay fresh. “Keep your skills and knowledge sharp,” Herold said. “Don’t let them get stale when they’re in non-use. For those who are still looking and out of work, use your networking skills.” Potential graduate students, job seekers and undergraduates, bad job market or not, one message repeats: utilize your resources, give yourself time and education cannot compensate lack of experience. For help or information on your résumé, internships or jobs check out Career Services 407-823-2361 at 4000 Central Florida Blvd. CSEL Building 140 to set up an appointment or go online to career.ucf.edu. I L L U S T R AT I O N S B Y PA U L TRAP/MCT
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Film festival welcomes UCF grad student ALEXANDRA PITTMAN Contributing Writer
For master's degreeseeking Max Rousseau, the world of film resonated with him ever since he was 9 years old, admiring big-hit films produced by famous individuals such as Jerry Bruckheimer. Originally set on following the footsteps of Bruckheimer as a producer, Rousseau sees himself leaning toward becoming a writer and director. Now selected as a participant in the Vancouver International Film Festival for his film, Opus, Rousseau described his shock at receiving such a prestigious honor. “I’m excited,” he said. “It’s crazy because I didn’t think it would get that far. It’s a really big honor for me; a lot of people’s first festivals are regional, and Vancouver is my first.” The film was first selected by UCF for its “5 Stories DVD,” in which the film department selects five of the strongest pieces created by students that it feels are of professional quality. From there, the department assists stu-
dents in choosing film festivals to submit their works, as well as choosing a few of their own. In Rousseau’s case, the department's choice was Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Opus centers on a young piano prodigy who struggles to fit in, with her only comfort her piano and her music teacher. The story progresses in a Rocky-like atmosphere, detailing her struggle to prepare for her prestigious piano concerto while harboring romantic notions for her teacher that he later reciprocates. As a piano player himself, Rousseau connected personally with the film. “I’m really glad I got the chance to make this film," he said. "One of my second passions is music, and I wanted to make a film to tie my two passions of music and film together.” As a feature film director, a teaching assistant, a professor of Foundations of Story and a student, Rousseau has his hands full. The Master of Fine Arts program at UCF is very selective, choosing only five or six students
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MFA film student Max Rousseau,far right,is participating in the Vancouver International Film Festival for his film,Opus,shown above during filming.
annually; it's the only one in the country that allows students to produce a feature film instead of the generalized short film genre, a plus for Rousseau. Also selected for an assistantship within the MFA program, Rousseau is now the teaching assistant for professor Christopher Harris, a position, he said, which is worthwhile. “At first, I was a little stressed because it’s a lot of work,” Rousseau said. “I’ve learned a lot, [and] it supplements my program. It’s been rewarding because you get to share your experiences with people coming into the
discipline and give them a heads up of what they’re getting into.” In the process of gaining his film MFA, Rousseau finds himself working on his microbudget feature film, a film 60 minutes or more with a budget of $50,000 or less, required for all MFA students. The film, Pembroke Circle, is a traffickingbased film that follows characters in an upper class cul-de-sac, approaching the widespread topic in an environment that Rousseau feels will surprise his audience.
His required feature film will be his first to direct alone, which he hopes will give him the experience he needs to make another shortly thereafter. The school project is a “steppingstone” for Rousseau; where he hopes to see himself in the independent film industry after college. “Everybody would love to get on the Hollywood scene, but I would love the freedom to make the films I want to make,” Rousseau said. “I think now my heart is in independent film, [with] those more human, character-driven stories. I enjoy features because it gives you the time to sync in with the characters and the time to get into a story.” Though driven to the arts in a film medium specifically, Rousseau underlined the importance for students to acknowledge the arts programs at UCF, whether it be theater, music, film or art-based, and to support them in any way possible. To Rousseau, going for a MFA is a chance for students to broaden their
knowledge and experience base. “If a person feels passionate about the discipline they’re getting into, they should consider getting an MFA; it gives them a higher sense of community and helps them if they want to teach,” he said. “I want to get an MFA to further my education and to have that experience in a higher education environment.” For those interested in Rousseau’s upcoming feature, check out his website, www.pembrokecircle.com, or find and “like” his feature on Facebook and Twitter. Students can also check out the trailer and a behind the scenes clip for his short film, Opus, at www.vimeo.com/maxrous seau/opustrailer and www.vimeo.com/maxrous seau/opusbts. Rousseau finally described his future within the film industry. “My goal is just to challenge myself,” Rousseau said. “I want to create films that resonate with people. This feature film is really what’s in the horizon for me.”
Haiti keeps grad grounded FROM A1 Abrahan was one of the medical volunteers that helped teach public health education, run village outreach programs, family planning and child nutritional support at the clinic in Bod me Limbe village, 20 miles from the country’s capital, Port-auPrince.
Lack of money, supplies According to Haiti Village Health, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, as 70 percent of the population lives on a dollar a day. They also don’t have access to clean drinking water, and 30 percent of all children born there don’t make it to the age of 5. Abrahan said the medical needs of patients varied from day-to-day, but sometimes the general problems that he dealt with were basic stomach pains due to chronic hunger or worms, and upper respiratory issues such as coughing. Spending five weeks in Haiti over the summer, Abrahan had the chance to teach others from the skills he has acquired as a UCF medical student. Abrahan not only had the opportunity to teach the Haitian people new medical skills, but he learned, as well.
Rebuilding and relationships Katherine Tadros and Abrahan became close friends while working together as officers for the IMO program. They went to Cap-Haitien, Haiti together in August 2009 and to Miragoane, Haiti in March 2010 on medical volunteer trips. “Dennrik has done such a wonderful job of setting an example of how you can utilize all of your resources to contribute and help communities in need,” Tadros said. “I know that Haiti has a special place in Dennrik’s heart, and his dedication to serving those people consistently is a great thing to witness. Even though their time as officers has ended, their friendship has continued and they still keep in touch. Abrahan shadowed doctors who treated rare, sometimes deadly diseases. He said that one of the most difficult things he had to witness
was not being able to help some of the patients immediately. “They don’t have heart surgeons available right away,” Abrahan said. “In the United States, those things would be totally covered and that would never happen.” He also mentioned that even medical supplies and certain medicines were unavailable, and if someone needed something right away, there was nothing that he could do. One of the doctors that Abrahan shadowed was Dr. Thomas Lacy, who has a pediatrics practice in east Orlando. Lacy believes that Abrahan is “hooked on Haiti,” a phrase that many of the volunteers use to describe a person who visits Haiti to help, and never wants to leave. “Dennrik is really passionate about people in Haiti,” Lacy said. “He’s really interested and passionate about helping people in Haiti anyway that he can.” Abrahan has many memories that he can take from his experience in Haiti, but one he will never forget is the singa-long with the co-volunteers and the Haitian children. The group taught the children the words to “Imagine” by John Lennon in both English and Creole. The children even taught the volunteers how to sing one of their favorite gospel songs. “That was definitely one of those times that stood out for me while I was there,” Abrahan said.
Time in Haiti The first week for Abrahan consisted of pre-planning for pediatric consults and vaccination programs; the second week, the volunteers executed that plan. In his third week, he linked up with his mentor, Lacy, and worked on a program to help babies breathe and in-patient clinics in Limonade, Haiti. In his final weeks in Haiti, Abrahan went back to Bod me Limbe and worked on pharmacy needs, logistics and upkeep. He also spent his last week in the capital doing logistics for the Haiti Hospital Appeal in Quartier-Morin. Abrahan has plans to make another trip to Haiti in the near future, but for now his focus is
on finishing schooling and taking his boards. He said his experiences will keep him grounded until then. “The biggest thing going over there is you ground yourself,” Abrahan said. “You’re working with the people that need a lot of help, and in terms of their health, they don’t have a lot of access. You learn how to work without all the fancy tools and lab tests within an hour, and working with your hands and the basic equipment COURTESY DENNRIK ABRAHAN that you have.” While Abrahan was an undergrad at UCF in 2009,he traveled to Haiti with the International Medical Outreach club.
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Students unaware of the value of tipping FROM A1 dents neglect proper tipping, they expect to receive the same exceptional service as any other guest. The reason for this is speculated to stem from lack of knowledge for proper tipping etiquette. Jacob Stonecypher, a senior political science major and Olive Garden server, believes it could be attributed to any number of things. “I honestly think students have a lack of knowledge or experience when it comes to tipping,” Stonecypher said. “Some students may be eating out by themselves for the first time in their lives. They are use to their parents picking up the bill so they have no
To comment on this story visit: www.UCFNews.com idea the value of tipping.” Stonecypher said inexperienced student tippers demonstrate a common tipping practice of rounding to the nearest dollar, which once left him a mere 47 cents. Since he started serving, he said he has noticed student guests who have not worked in the service industry tend to tip around 10 percent, sometimes higher, sometimes lower, but never more than 15 percent. He said those who have worked in the service industry tend to tip at least 20 percent. But for those who have never worked as a server,
there are certain industry facts you may not, but should, be aware of.
Tips are a server’s lifeline According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the current minimum wage is $7.31 per hour; however, the hourly wage of a server or delivery driver is significantly less at $4.29 per hour. Service industry employees rely primarily on tips, not paychecks, to pay for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, gas, insurance and even school tuition. When considering how much to tip, keep in mind that 100 percent of your tip may not be received by the server. It is stated in the Bureau of Labor Statistics that many restaurant establishments require servers to
designate a considerable percentage based on their total sales, not tips, to be given to supporting staff members. For example, if a server is not tipped reasonably for any sale, they could be required to give out more money than they are allowed to keep for themselves. Supporting staff members include: the busser, the bartender (whether or not you consume alcohol), food runner (serving assistant) and sometimes the hostess. Therefore, leaving an inadequate tip not only penalizes the server but also other hard working staff members. Furthermore, the service industry is a demanding, fast-paced environment known to be
physically straining. The duration of a single service shift can be described as being on one’s feet for five or more hours, balancing heavy trays, escorting guests, completing running side-work and undertaking five or more table’s requests simultaneously, all while carrying on cheerful conversation and sharing endless smiles. Servers and delivery drivers are required to complete time-consuming tasks completed on their given hourly rate called side-work. Side-work, designed to ensure guests receive quality service, typically includes cleaning the restaurant, stocking supplies and preparing the store for the next shift’s business.
After graduating from UCF in the spring with a digital media degree, Kronenberger applied to Savannah College of Art and Design.
Award celebrates creativity FROM A1 ing and the disability-related expenses. “Unfortunately, federal and state-funded grant programs are not available for college students in their graduate study years, even for those students who demonstrate exceptional financial need such as myself,” Hart said. Without need-based funding, Hart found himself searching for private scholarships and loans when he received the $2,500 Randy Pausch scholarship given by the AIAS. The AIAS is the professional nonprofit video game organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts. The academy has more than 20,000 members from the games industry; publishers such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony and Ninten-
do, as well as developers Bioware/Pandemic, Day One Studios, Epic Games and Insomniac Games. Hart’s handicaps have served as roadblocks in his life, but also as propellers. He struggled in kindergarten when his peers were learning how to read, write and speak, rather easily. In elementary school, when other children were waking up, Hart was already awake, working with his reading specialist. When the school day ended, instead of going to extracurricular activities, Hart worked with speech and occupational specialists to learn how to speak clearly and build motor skills, and had private tutor sessions to help him learn what was taught in class that day because of his inability to stay focused in school. In middle school, Hart was diagnosed with Primary
Immune Deficiency. To combat this new challenge, Hart enrolled in Florida Virtual High School, which required access to a computer Hart’s family could not afford. With help from family and friends, Hart was able to acquire the means to build a computer for himself. “The success of building my own computer opened the gateway to a world beyond my imagination," Hart said. "Being able to play games online broadened my skills, masked my disabilities and empowered me to overcome obstacles. Playing video games for fun developed into a hobby.” With a newfound passion, Hart was set on creating a career path in the video game industry with a longterm goal of producing educational games with interactive media that teaches and engages.
Moreover, if students know they are not able to tip properly, or at all, they should consider establishments where they do not occupy a server’s limited amount of tables such as fast food, drive-through or carry-out restaurants. In addition, if students are unable or unwilling to drive to obtain their food, consider tipping the delivery driver at least the current cost of a gallon of gasoline. “The standard tip should be at least 20 percent. After all, service employees give 110 percent and they are satisfied with at least a 20 percent return,” Stonecypher said. “[Servers] are the only people in the world who put in that much effort for that little in return.”
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“Video games provided me with a rich landscape of adventure and challenge that captured my imagination, which sparked new ways of thinking, learning and planning,” Hart said. “As a video game artist, I intend to serve society by designing educational software.” Now, Hart’s ultimate dream is becoming a reality with the help of the Randy Pausch scholarship, which is helping fulfill another student’s dream, as well. From playing Super Mario at age 2 to creating video games of her own, Melissa Kronenberger, a UCF alumna, has always been fascinated with the gaming industry. After graduating from UCF in the spring with a digital media degree, Kronenberger was not ready to stop learning about games. She applied to Savannah College of Art and Design to obtain a master’s degree in interactive design and game development in hopes of extending her knowledge of the gaming
industry. After being accepted to SCAD, Kronenberger realized she needed scholarships to help pay for the next two years of graduate school. Kronenberger applied and received the $2,500 Randy Pausch scholarship without knowing how prestigious the award was. “Now I’m quite humbled and honored to be receiving the award,” Kronenberger said. “Master programs have almost no funding allocated to them, and paying for my expensive master’s degree is going to be an absolute nightmare and send me quite a distance into debt. But it’s important for me that I do this. The scholarship will help alleviate some of that burden.” Debby Chen, communication manager at AIAS, is excited to give the Randy Pausch scholarship to deserving students. “We like to award and acknowledge excellence and creativity in the video game industry, because we
know there is not much aid out there for it, but there is also a great need for it,” Chen said. “We want to help game makers reach the dream they’ve had since they could remember.” Ever since childhood, Kronenberger had an eye for video games. When she wasn’t playing outside with her brother, reading science-fiction or fantasy books or trying to write a book herself, she was playing video games. In fact, the first thing she ever bought with her own money was a video game called “Secrets of Evermore,” and she absolutely loved it. She grew to love many different kinds of video games and soon faced the challenge of being a female in a male-driven industry. “Females are not that common in the video game industry – this is a field dominated by men, so it’s great that there are female students pursuing video games as a career. We definitely do hope to see more in the future,” Chen said. Although outnumbered, Kronenberger thrives in the environment and believes it only makes her a better game designer. “Although I’m attracted to game design for a great many reasons, I would wager that, in some small part, the challenge of being accepted in my industry actually draws me to it," Kronenberger said. “I’m very competitive.” As Kronenberger thrived at UCF, professors took notice of her diligence as a digital media student and are pleased that she has won such a prestigious scholarship. Eileen Smith, a research associate for the College of Visual Arts and Design, was impressed with Kronenberger’s work ethic and attitude to complete tasks professionally and on time. “Melissa has a drive to go out and change the gaming industry, which I think is just great,” Smith said. “It is wonderful that she won [the scholarship] because she works very hard and is very diligent in getting things. I look forward to seeing her change the world someday.”
• Sept. 6, 2011
GOP candidates descend on SC, court tea party PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said voters at the ballot box are the nation’s most effective form of term limits, beginning a busy Monday of politics that drew the top Republicans vying for their party’s presidential nomination to this early voting state. With Labor Day marking the unofficial start to the 2012 campaign, the contenders were set to pitch themselves to tea partyers and the GOP base during an afternoon forum with Sen. Jim DeMint in his home state. The event was designed to probe the candidates on their views of spending, taxes and the Constitution — bedrock principles for the tea party activists whose rising clout is likely to shape the nominating process. Ahead of the forum, Perry told a friendly, 400person audience in Myrtle Beach that voters were the best term limits and they should look at his tenure as Texas’ longest-serving governor. “You are what term limits should be about,” Perry told voters. He warned that if elected lawmakers were constantly leaving office, “you just embolden and empower the bureaucrats” who continue in their jobs beyond officials’ terms. He also took the chance to challenge President Barack Obama, whom Republicans strongly want to send home to Chicago a one-term president after the 2012 elections. “The track record we have creating jobs, I’d put up against anyone running for president of the United States, particularly the current resident of the White House,” Perry said before heading home to Texas in a last-minute schedule change to monitor raging wildfires. The fires have destroyed about 300 homes and were advancing unchecked through parched ranchland along a 16-mile front southeast of Austin. The fire is one of several wildfires crews are battling throughout the
drought-stricken state. A fast-moving East Texas blaze killed a woman and her 18-month-daughter in Gladewater on Sunday. Facing potential criticism that he was seeking the presidency at the expense of his constituents, Perry canceled his appearance at Monday’s forum that later would draw former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and businessman Herman Cain to woo tea partyers. Perry’s last-minute change was unlikely to change the dynamics of the race. Even before the forum, a Bachmann-backing group was running television ads here criticizing Perry’s record. “Rick Perry doubled spending in a decade. This year, Rick Perry is spending more money than the state takes in, covering his deficits with record borrowing,” the Keep Conservatives United ad says. “There is an honest conservative — and she’s not Rick Perry.” Perry aides dismissed the ad from the group he described as “Congresswoman Bachmann’s frontgroup” as “patently and provably false.” But it underscored the rivalry already blooming between the pair as they vie to become the tea partyanointed favorite and leading alternative to Romney, who has seen his front-runner status weakened. After keeping the tea party at arm’s length most of this campaign, Romney appeared on Sunday at a Tea Party Express rally in New Hampshire and pitched himself as an outsider with less political experience than the rest of the Republican presidential field. He didn’t use the words “tea party” during his speech and did little to shift his polished campaign speech. “I haven’t spent my whole life in politics,” he said. “As a matter of fact, of the people running for office, I don’t know that there are many that have
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With campaign posters of Rep.Michele Bachmann,R-Minn.and former Alaska Gov.Sarah Palin,seen in the foreground,Republican presidential candidate,Texas Gov. Rick Perry,greets voters as he visits the Iowa GOP booth at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines,Iowa.
less years in politics than me.” Romney, who had initially planned to bypass the South Carolina forum, changed his schedule last week to join the event with DeMint, whose backing he enjoyed during his first presidential bid. While DeMint is tremendously popular here in his home state and with his party’s tea party faction, he isn’t rushing to publicly pick a favorite this time and has suggested he might not back a candidate in the primary. “There’s no one in that group that I couldn’t support as our nominee,” DeMint told CNN on Sunday. “I’m very open right now; I’m listening to what they say.” The Republican candidates were not expected to appear with each other when they field questions from tea party favorites DeMint and Rep. Steve King of Iowa, as well as Robert George, a Princeton University professor. Their
appearances, though, signaled an effort to draw in the libertarian-leaning voters who may have great sway in picking the nominee. That’s not to say wooing the tea party is without peril. After Washington’s debt showdown this summer, an Associated Press-GfK poll found that 46 percent of adults had an unfavorable view of the tea party, compared with 36 percent just after last November’s election. Democrats, who are working in earnest to paint the tea party as an extreme wing of the GOP, released a web video painting the forum as another example of the Republicans’ faulty priorities. “It’s clear that they have a plan to court the Tea Party, but even on Labor Day they don’t have a plan for the middle class American worker,” Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse said.
Not all of the potential 2012 nominees were on hand to answer DeMint’s questions, though. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman scheduled two events in New Hampshire, a place his campaign plans as his make-or-break state; he did not meet the polling threshold to qualify for DeMint’s forum. Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, once the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, planned a busy day in South Carolina with two parades and a rally. He, too, was excluded because he badly trails in polls. And former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has been coy about her presidential aspirations, was scheduled to speak to a tea party rally in first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. The 2008 vice presidential nominee appeared at a tea party rally in Iowa on Saturday but gave no hints whether she would formally become a candidate.
Baker’s beach theme interactive FROM A1 Baker also wants to add a boardwalk where dog owners can get their pets’ names carved on a plank. Proceeds from the plank, prize money and dog food will go to the local Humane Society. If the design is approved, then Baker’s vision will make over the Palm Bay Regional Park’s existing dog park in the area. If not, another dog park in the county will be selected, instead. “I want the park to be a place where owners and dogs can come together and enjoy Florida’s beautiful weather,” Baker said. “It’s a place for the dogs to just run around and have a good time.” Lauren Merrell, a customer at Fired Up Pizzeria where Baker
works, helped Baker work on the project. She said the dog park’s theme is what makes Baker’s contest entry stand out above the rest. “I think her theme really speaks to the area that we live in,” Merrell said. “It caters to the local residents and what we enjoy about the area.” Baker said that while her major is in communications, winning the contest will definitely help her in the future. “It’ll help me if I win the contest because it’s something great to put on my résumé,” she said. “It’ll show [a potential employer] the outreach I tried to do in the community.” Merrell said that Baker’s work ethic and upbeat attitude is what ultimately has contributed to her success. “I honestly don’t know how
she balances everything,” Merrell said. “She has a strong focus on school and studying in addition to all the hours she works [at the restaurant] – her time management is great, and that’s how she got this contest entry completed. I hope she gets far.” Anyone can vote for the finalists once per day at www.wagworld.com/DreamDogPark. Voting for the contest ends on Sept. 8 at 11:59 a.m. Baker hopes that if she is selected, she will be able to make a difference for dogs and dog owners in the area and she wants to inspire others to do the same. “Be proactive in your community, and if you see something interesting that can help in your local area, then you should try everything you can to help improve it,” she said.
COURTESY STORMIE BAKER
Stormie Baker is one of 15 finalists in Beneful’s 2011 Dream Dog Park contest.
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UCF 62 | CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 0
That was easy Jeff Godfrey rushes for 3 scores, ties QB record
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Football beat writer
The 2011 Knights introduced themselves to the world Saturday. What might appear hard, though, is to decipher what was really learned about this year’s team. The opponent was a Football Championship Subdivision school, and a bad one, at that. Charleston Southern (0-1) was a lackluster 3-8 last season. Therefore, as impressive as the Knights (1-0) looked Saturday night, breaking school records, seemingly scoring at will, recording a shut-out to start the season; it all has to be taken with a grain of salt. But if nothing else can be taken away from the 620 destruction of the Charleston Southern Buccaneers to open the season, this can be: this UCF football team is fast.
UCF students are encouraged to wear red bandanas in honor of former Boston College lacrosse player and fallen 9-11 hero Welles Crowther. For more information, check Facebook.com for the“Red Bandana at UCF vs.BC game” event page.
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Offense The Knights recorded a school-record eight rushing touchdowns Saturday night, three of which came from quarterback Jeff Godfrey, tying a school record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Suffice to say, UCF showcased a very speedy and dominant ground attack. The offense combined for 316 rushing yards, led by running back Ronnie Weaver’s 107 yards. Weaver set the tone for the night on the first play from scrimmage with a 44-yard rush. Weaver, though, only represents one-third of the Knights’ triple-threat running back rotation. Head coach George O’Leary utilized the opportunity Saturday night to rotate his backs every series, allowing Brynn Harvey and Latavius Murray to get plenty of snaps as well. The constant supply of
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A.J.Guyton picks up Jeff Godfrey after a touchdown.Godfrey tied Daunte Culpepper’s school record for most the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single game.
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The Knights and sophomore McKauly Tulloch improved streaks with a 3-1 win over Belmont University (1-2) Sunday night. UCF (3-0) got its third straight win, and Tulloch scored for his third straight game when he kicked two goals. The Knights had enough firepower to oust the Bruins with the two goals from Tulloch and a goal from junior Ben Hunt. Junior goalkeeper Shawn Doyle recorded five saves as he faced 14 shots in the game. Coach Bryan Cunningham was pleased with his team’s progression. “We’re clicking. We only had two preseason matches, and the players are just starting to find their rhythm,” Cunningham said. “We’re
playing better and better every game and that’s what you want to see as a coach. They’re improving and correcting mistakes. We created a lot of chances and we finished a few tonight, but we still have some work to do.” The game on Sunday came just two nights after a 2-0 home game win over UMass (0-3). Although two nights is the quickest turnaround of the season, Cunningham did not think fatigue was wearing on his players. “We recovered very well," Cunningham said. “We’re a very fit team. We didn’t use a lot of players tonight, but the guys that did come on, helped us, and obviously the starting 11 were very special tonight.” Tulloch increased his season total to five goals with his two-goal game. He also recorded an assist and
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Senior midfielder Warren Creavalle dribbles the ball past a UMass defender during Friday’s 2-0 win.
eight shots against Belmont, four of which were on goal. The loudest of Tulloch’s admirers could be heard from the top of the stands, where his father and mother from Jamaica, among other family members, were watching him play.
Defensively, Cunningham was pleased with Doyle’s performance and the play of the back four. “He did very well. Defensively he was very good,” Cunningham said. “Most of his saves were right into him, but he held everything.
His distribution was great, and the back four actually did a pretty good job against a talented Belmont team.” UCF finishes its threegame homestand Wednesday night when the team plays the University of North Florida at 7 p.m.
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Missing pieces are finally in place for historic season One down, 11 to go. Saturday’s 62-0 whooping of Charleston Southern proved that the Knights did not overlook the Buccaneers of the Big South Conference and showed that Jeff Godfrey and the Knights are focused on a 12-0 season. That’s right, I said 12-0 season. Godfrey believes the Knights can accomplish this feat, and I do, too. What, you haven’t had any of the black and gold Kool-Aid yet? I realize that Charleston Southern is a Football Championship Subdivision team – a very bad one. But when you’re playing these types of schools, not only do you have to win, but you have to win convincingly. The Knights did just that. The last time UCF played an awful FCS school was last season when they played South Dakota. The Knights won 38-7, but I wasn’t entirely convinced. The offense showed some uncertainty at quarterback with Rob Calabrese under center. The defense still let up a touchdown, which to me is completely unacceptable against an FCS opponent. The Knights won, but it wasn’t convincing. This time, things were different. Godfrey outran Charleston Southern’s defensive backs. UCF’s three-headed monster of a rushing attack was unstoppable, having fresh legs on every offensive series. The new-look John Skladany-led defense completely shut out Charleston Southern’s offense, not letting them move the ball until UCF’s third-stringers
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entered the game in the fourth quarter. The Knights’ offense did look a little bit onedimensional, as Godfrey and his backup, Blake Bortles, only attempted 10 passes apiece. But was passing even necessary? Charleston Southern’s linemen looked like they were still in high school, so the Knights could have won the game without even attempting a forward pass. I wouldn’t be too worried about the lack of a vertical threat against the Buccaneers, though, because the Knights have even more weapons on offense for Godfrey to work with. Even though the Knights lost Kamar Aiken and Jamar Newsome to graduation, the wide receivers looked crisp. A.J. Guyton, Quincy McDuffie, Josh Reese and J.J. Worton stood out, especially. Senior tight end Adam Nissley found himself wide open on many plays, has shown NFL potential and continues to have an increased role in the offense. Things are going to be different this year. You thought the Knights were good last year with their 10-3 record, Conference USA title and Liberty Bowl win? They look even better this year. The Knights lost three games last season, all of which were lost by only 10 points or fewer. Ten
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Ronnie Weaver,the head of the Knights’three-headed rushing attack,was a force to be reckoned with on Saturday.UCF’s eight rushing touchdowns lead the NCAA.
points. That’s it. It seems like UCF has the missing pieces to get
over that 10-point hump. Who says the Knights can’t be a BCS buster?
With momentum carrying over from last season, a cakewalk schedule
and their All-American quarterback in Godfrey, they can.
• Sept. 6, 2011
Running game combines for 8 touchdowns FROM A7 fresh legs provided by the depth at running back is something that should translate well into future contests. “That just shows that three of us back there and Jeff...we can do some great things,” Murray said. The speed and explosiveness wasn’t just limited to UCF’s ball carriers, though. The offensive line used its superior size, speed and athleticism to dominate the line of scrimmage, creating some sizable holes for the backs to run through. “The offensive line did a great job opening up the holes on the left side,” Weaver said. “I just tried to hit [the holes] as quickly as possible.” Despite what appeared to be a very smooth and efficient night for the Knights’ backfield, O’Leary said afterward there is still plenty of room for improvement. “I expected more from them; I wasn’t real pleased with the running backs,” O’Leary said. “I thought they ran high...you got to run with your pads down every time.”
Defense There just wasn’t much Charleston Southern could do with the ball. The Buccaneers amassed only 119 total yards of offense and six first downs Saturday night. Their running game, particularly, was glaringly futile, netting only 49 yards for the game on 33 attempts. The speed of the Knights’ defense was showcased as no matter what Charleston Southern tried, UCF was able to swarm to the ball and keep the gains to an extreme minimum. Former Knights running back-turned-linebacker Jonathan Davis was representative of that speed. In his debut at his new position, Davis got the start and immediately made some plays. “I think he showed his speed at that position,” O’Leary said. “He made a couple plays in the backfield, tackles for losses, which you’re looking to get done from that position.” For the night, Davis had
four tackles, one of which was a sack, and a hurry-up. Josh Robinson returned an interception for a touchdown for the second time in his career in the third quarter. The interception, Robinson’s ninth in his career, moves him into a tie for fifth on UCF’s all-time list. The impressive defensive play may have taken some of the attention away from Robinson’s struggles on punt returns. The speedy junior had trouble reeling in the kicks; he fumbled twice and created some concerns going forward in that area.
Final word Despite some sloppy play at times, the Knights executed extremely well Saturday night, and, perhaps more importantly, seemed to stay extremely focused. UCF never really took its foot off the gas against Charleston Southern. The Knights took advantage of the lopsided score and got plenty of personnel in the contest, something O’Leary sees great value in when possible. “I think it’s great for the
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Top:Junior cornerback A.J.Bouye makes a tackle to save a first down.Above:Redshirt senior running back Ronnie Weaver led the Knights with 107 yards and a touchdown on eight attempts.
locker room morale,” O’Leary said. “You don’t know how many more games you’re going to be
able to get them in.” The Knights won’t be beating many more teams by quite that big of a mar-
gin, if any at all. However, with the speed demonstrated on both sides of the ball and the depth of
threats on offense, UCF clearly is ready, going forward, for some tougher opponents.
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cross college campuses all over the United States, there has been a persistent problem that continues to be grappled with: binge drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 grams percent or more. This typically occurs when men consume five or more drinks and when women consume four or more drinks in about two hours, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Binge drinking is also a significant problem with underage drinkers. According to national surveys cited by the CDC, 90 percent of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the U.S. is in the form of binge drinks. The CDC has also found significant health problems that are associated with binge drinking. These include alcohol poisoning, unintended pregnancy, high blood pressure, neurological damage and sexual dysfunction. Binge drinking has been a constant trend that will not go away. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, incidences of heavy drinking among college students have been steady for more than 30 years. According to a survey cited by the Huffington Post, alco-
hol has emerged as a more significant factor in cases of campus sexual assault and violence since 1994. The damage that can be inflicted as a result of binge drinking is very clear and must be addressed. It is important to note that UCF has made a concerted effort to address the issue of alcohol education. The Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programming Office provides a wide range of services to students, including education, prevention, counseling and referrals. This office also provides another program, called Brief Alcohol Screening for College Students, which is an individually delivered alcohol abuse prevention program for college students. According to AOD, it is supported by empirical research. Other universities, such as Dartmouth College, have decided to treat this issue like a public health problem. To that end, its president, Jim Yong Kim, announced the formation of the National Learning Collaborative on HighRisk Drinking, which was created to test out new strategies and scientifically measure the results, according to the Washington Post. Several universities, including Duke, Cornell and Princeton, signed up for the initiative. Making progress on resolving the issue of binge drinking will require a change
in the culture of drinking on college campuses. The Task Force on College Drinking, a group composed of experienced administrators and scientists, examined what both schools and researchers must do to create successful prevention programs, according to collegedrinkingprevention.gov. They do not recommend an outright prohibition on college drinking but instead say that the culture of drinking on college campuses and surrounding communities must change. There are recommendations of the task force for schools to intervene at three levels: the individual-student level, the level of the whole student body and the community level. Although universities must take these steps, it will also be incumbent upon us to remember to be responsible when consuming alcohol. No prevention strategy can account for every circumstance in which students might find themselves engaging in excessive drinking; therefore, we must all take it upon ourselves to make sure we are acting responsibly when it comes to this issue. There is much that universities can do to prevent excessive drinking on college campuses, but changing our own mindsets and behaviors is the only way to truly reverse this dangerous trend.
Take advantage of risk-free, reliable ride Have you ever been Drinking impairs your out late at night and realreaction time so someized you had no way back thing as important as a home? Or have you ever life should not be risked needed to go to the groon luck of driving home cery store or want to go while intoxicated. Knightwatch a movie, but had Lynx will get you back no way to get there? In home without the uncerspring 2011, UCF’s Stutainty and illegality of dent Government Assodriving under the influciation solved that probCHANTAL AUGUSTO ence of alcohol or any lem for many students drugs. Guest Columnist with the introduction of Unlike the SGA-sponKnightLynx. KnightLynx sored Safe Ride vouchers, is UCF’s first late-night bus system, which you can only take out one and it provides students with a new every sixty-one days, KnightLynx and safe transportation experience. can be used every weekend as freWith a school as large as UCF, quently as needed. All you need as a and a city as large as Orlando, safety UCF student is to show your valid has to always be a major priority. UCF ID or just pay a small fee if you Nights have always been a time are not a UCF student. The buses where safety is much less attainable, are clean, the bus drivers are nice but for the first time it is much easiand they make sure you get to your er to come by for students. For stop. years, UCF has provided students Another main concern on the with free transportation, but that mind of many students is whether was only throughout the week and or not KnightLynx will be expanding primarily during times in which to other days of the week. Currently, classes are offered on campus. the future of KnightLynx is According to the SGA website, unknown since it is such a new addiKnightLynx provides services every tion to the UCF community, unlike Friday and Saturday around the similar programs at the University UCF community from 8 p.m. to 3 of Florida and Florida State Univera.m. sity. Brock hopes that some day in Adam Brock, UCF student body the future KnightLynx will expand vice president and pioneer for the and become part of UCF’s Parking KnightLynx project, agrees that and Transportation Services. KnightLynx has been worth its place I would eventually like to see in the SGA budget. KnightLynx expand to other days of “If KnightLynx saves the life of the week. The shuttles that take stuone student, it is a success,” Brock dents from campus to apartments said. end by 10 p.m. during weekdays; if If students use KnightLynx as KnightLynx expanded, students their designated driver for the night, would be able to stay on campus they could be saving not only their later, go out with friends or go shoplives but the lives they would be put- ping at Waterford Lakes without ting in danger if they sat behind the worrying about transportation. wheel. With frequent stops and a Whether you are a student comconstant flow of buses, KnightLynx ing in from a late night with friends gives a new approach to the term or just going out to get groceries, designated driver. KnightLynx is a safe and convenient The Center for Disease Control way to get home on the weekends. and Prevention website states, “the So next time you are out late over risk of being involved in a crash is the weekend or just want to get greater for young people than for away from the constant rush of camolder people.” Some young people pus, make sure you check out tend to think that they are above the KnightLynx for a safe ride paid for laws and believe they can drive the by your Activities and Service Fee same, if not better, while drunk. dollars.
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Improve immigrant policies and rights Our immigration sysHad they all been violent tem is broken. There’s no criminals, my view on denying that. I have SComm would be differimmigrant friends who ent; however, according can attest to that. Unforto Yahoo! News, about tunately, recent steps half of those deported toward addressing immihad no criminal records gration policy have been aside from civil immigrafocused on punishing and tion violations. deporting immigrants in Being an illegal immithis nation rather than grant does not make you IDA ESKAMANI embracing them. more likely to commit Guest Columnist At the state level, the serious crimes; in fact, policies have been according to the Los extreme and dangerous, such as Ari- Angeles Times, studies report that zona’s SB 1070, which has been illegal immigrants are less likely to accused of mandating racial profilcommit crimes than natural-born ing. In the last session, the Republicitizens. Opponents of granting can-led Florida Legislature tried to amnesty and implementing immireplicate SB 1070 in our state. And at gration reform often dehumanize the national level, we have programs immigrants, as if they are all violent such as Secure Communities, which criminals and a threat to our comis a program I feel should be munities. But what they overlook is removed or drastically reformed. the fact that illegal immigrants are According to the Los Angeles part of our community. We are a Times, SComm is a program nation of nations, and lacking proper designed to target and deport “seripaperwork does not mean you are ous convicted criminals,” who are not a part of the American commualso undocumented. Run by the nity. Immigration and Customs EnforceThe Obama administration has ment agency, the program works taken a step to signal they agree. On with local officials to identify these Aug. 18, the administration criminals. The New York Times announced it will review deportadescribes the process, stating finger- tions case by case, allowing many prints recorded by state and local undocumented immigrants without police are sent to the Department of criminal records to stay in the U.S. Homeland Security, in addition to and apply for work permits. Those the FBI. The DHS records immigracases would be considered “low-prition policies and can conclude ority” and would be closed to focus whether an individual booked in jail on “high-priority” cases. This has also violated immigration laws. change of policy could result in The main objections toward securing thousands of immigrant SComm revolve not around its purfamilies, students and future leaders. pose, but its implementation. Most But we must remember that not people agree that deporting “serious deporting is not the same as granticonvicted criminals,” such as murng citizenship. SComm needs to be derers, rapists and violent criminals removed, and the Obama adminisis OK. However, and this might tration needs to continue to act and come as a shock to some of you, not do all it can through the executive all illegal immigrants are murderers, branch to keep moving forward on rapists or violent criminals. Many of immigration reform: providing a them are actually law-abiding nonpath to citizenship for illegal — and citizens. The Huffington Post reports legal — immigrants. Presently, 11 that in the 2010 fiscal year, SComm million immigrants have embraced assisted in the deportation of almost America, and they deserve to be rec400,000 people in the United States. ognized as such.
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Make our city more pedestrian-friendly
matter whether it was in a private room or not, that’s illegal regardless of where it occurred. — ANONYMOUS
This article raises a great point. Orlando is absolutely god-awful for commuting by any way other than with a car. I’m an experienced cyclist but I have to take my life into my own hands every time I ride my bike to campus.
Rosen site redesign more hospitable “the college is able to track the
— COLIN geological statistics of visitors to
Greek houses under probation It’s on land owned by UCF, so UCF get’s a say in what is permitted. When they say private residence they mean a person’s room that they sleep in as opposed to a common area, they’re not talking about a privately owned place. And if there was alcohol given to someone under 21 then it doesn’t
the site” They can track statistics about the soil and rocks where the visitors are from? That’s awesome. — COOL STORY BRO
Dismal rank due to desire for easiness Not to mention that UCF is the largest and most populated College in Florida! — TODD LORENZE
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