Candlelight Vigil Planned for Steven Sotloff

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UCF students are planning a candlelight vigil set for 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Reflecting Pond

The event is hosted by The Gauntlet and the UCF chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. A link to the Facebook event can be found here.

A video surfaced on Tuesday that allegedly shows the beheading of U.S. journalist and former UCF student, Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State. SITE Intelligence Group (Search for International Terrorist Entities) confirmed that the video is authentic.

Sotloff attended UCF from 2002 until 2004. He was a pending journalism major and a senior staff writer for the Central Florida Future.

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Internet Video Shows Beheading of US Reporter Steven Sotloff by ISIL

Steven Sotloff, photo used with permission by SITE David Cawthorne Haines photo used with permission by SITE

Knightly News received the second ISIL video from the SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that tracks terrorist online activity

SITE reported that the video titled, A Second Message to America shows the beheading of U.S. journalist and former UCF student, Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State. The video is 2 minutes, 46 seconds and was produced by the group’s al-Furqan Media Foundation, and was uploaded on a file-sharing website on September 2, 2014.

In the video,  Sotloff addressed the camera, saying, “Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to [...] Continue Reading…

UCF Officials Crack Down on Drunk Driving

The University of Central Florida Police Department urges students to “drive sober or get pulled over.”

The new school year has begun, and UCF’s Police Department is starting early in their fight against reckless driving.  They have issued out new information about an increase in DUI checkpoints near campus.  The checkpoint wave will take place from August 22nd to September 1st.

UCF’s Police Department

The new slogan for these organized traffic stops?  Drive sober or get pulled over.  UCF officials are not hesitant to pull over anyone they suspect could be under the influence.  Officer Peter Stephens told Knightly News this issue needs [...] Continue Reading…

UCF May Build New $75 Million Campus In Downtown Orlando

As UCF students return to campus for the fall semester, few of them have apparently heard that university officials are contemplating building a new $75 million campus in downtown Orlando

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As widely reported in the local news media, the UCF Board of Trustees on July 31 added a downtown campus to the university’s five-year plan and the state Legislature gave UCF $2 million to study the feasibility of building such a campus, which would include a parking garage that would provide spaces for 1,300 cars and housing that could accommodate up to 800 students. The [...] Continue Reading…

SeaWorld To Build First-Of-Its-Kind Killer Whale Environment kv/

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announced plans to build a new killer whale environment

Jim Atchison, Chief Executive Officer and President of SeaWorld said, “Through up-close and personal encounters, the new environment will transform how visitors experience killer whales.”

Photo courtesy of Freerangestock.

The new environments have a planned depth of 50-feet and span more than 350-feet in length giving a total surface area of nearly 1.5-acres. The total water volume is said to be ten million gallons which is nearly double the current facility.  The new tanks are part of what SeaWorld is calling the Blue World Project. The first of the new [...] Continue Reading…

Pegasus Palooza Kicks Off School Year For UCF Students

UCF’s first year experience event gives students a taste of what the university has to offer

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The University of Central Florida kicked off its official Welcome Week on Saturday, August 16th, 2014.  Pegasus Palooza is a week full of fun activities for UCF students to get socially and academically involved. With events happening throughout the week, the welcome week gives new and old students an opportunity to meet other people and find their niche on campus.

UCF’s Pegasus Palooza is from August 16-August 23.

 

Pegasus Palooza is an annual event offered to the [...] Continue Reading…