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  • UCF student shares story that ‘It Gets Better’

     
    Hunter Fromm, 18, says taking part in the special “It Gets Better” helped improve relations with his dad. “It's kind of easier to talk about things today,” Fromm says. “It was a big breakthrough for us. I think the show...
  • UCF launches ad campaign to promote its “big” size

     
    The University of Central Florida has launched an ad campaign to promote its “big” size. UCF, which has faced criticism and some hard questions over its decision to keep growing despite having one of the nation's highest student-faculty ...
  • UCF theater students honor Martin Luther King

     UCF theater students honor Martin Luther King
    Independence Day reminded me I never had a chance to write about a University of Central Florida project that honored an American hero — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — this spring. UCF students and faculty spent their spring break in...
  • Former South Plantation QB Erin DiMeglio scheduled to appear Monday on Nickelodeon

    Former South Plantation QB Erin DiMeglio scheduled to appear Monday on Nickelodeon
    Former South Plantation quarterback Erin DiMeglio's history-making turn as the first girl to play under center in a varsity football game in Florida has earned her plenty of recognition.  She's been featured in numerous national newspapers and...
  • From Star Wars to comics to gamers, Florida has events to satisfy your inner nerd

    From Star Wars to comics to gamers, Florida has events to satisfy your inner nerd
    Florida's got fanboy down. Where else can you count on an annual Wookie sighting? Disney's Star Wars Weekends, though, going on from May 17 to June 9 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, is just one of Florida's great offerings for movies, TV, comics and...
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  • Signs of recovery may influence voters' presidential choices

    WASHINGTON -- About one-fourth of the nation's new jobs last month were created in Florida, a hopeful sign that the stricken state will slowly resume its customary role as an engine for economic growth over the next four years. Economists say it might...
  • UCF welcomes innovation — by punishing innovator

    UCF welcomes innovation — by punishing innovator
    Rob Rankin created a website to help fellow University of Miami students find spots in the classes they need. UM let its advisers link to the site and the IT department offered to hire Rankin for other projects. Young hacker Chris Putnam made profiles on...
  • Cornerstone Theatre Co. opens season with 'Good People'

     Cornerstone Theatre Co. opens season with 'Good People'
    A relative newbie on the Orlando theater scene has a production coming up in just a few weeks. Cornerstone Theatre Company presented its first show, William Inge's "Picnic," in April. But it has a more ambitious slate of shows scheduled for its first...
  • Evans High gets funding for medical/dental clinic for students

    The "community school" at Evans High in Pine Hills has secured nearly $1 million for a new on-campus medical and dental clinic, officials said. The clinic, dubbed a "wellness cottage," has been in the works since a coalition of educators and advocacy...
  • UCF student killed in crash was known for always helping people

    UCF student killed in crash was known for always helping people
    A University of Central Florida student was killed Wednesday night in a crash on Interstate 10 in North Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Kaliegh Nicole Ottis, 19, an Alpha Delta Pi sorority member and Lake Mary High School graduate, was a...
  • Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses

     Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses
    Welcome to what college students once called Alternative Spring Break — which, these days, is not so alternative and really isn't much of a break. Though there may be no shortage of vacationing young people at Daytona Beach or Panama City this...