EXCLUSIVE: Miss UCF Pageant Contestant

EXCLUSIVE: Miss UCF Pageant Contestant

Knightly News sits down with Mother and Miss UCF Pageant contestant Alma Hill. She tells about how she was disqualified from the pageant because she has a child. Her story continues and she tells us how the Campus Activities Board reinstated her to the competition. Hill explains that in a meeting with CAB after their decision to let her compete, she found out that the Miss Florida America Pageant would not be allowing a Miss UCF representative in their competition.​

Homecoming Events

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UCF Homecoming Week lasts October 19-October 25:

Sunday, 12:00 p.m. at the IM Fields: Kidz Carnival

Sunday, 9:00 p.m. at the CFE Arena: Movie Knight featuring 21 Jump Street

Monday, 9:00 a.m.: Royalty Voting

Monday, 8:00 p.m. at the CFE Arena: Concert Knight featuring B.O.B and Icona Pop

Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.: Skit Knight

Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. at the CFE Arena: Comedy Knight featuring Chris D’Elia and Ben Bailey

Thursday, 11:00 a.m.: Coin Wars

Friday, 2:00 p.m. at the Reflection Pond: Spirit Splash

Friday, 9:00 p.m. at Memory Mall: Fireworks Show

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. at Bright House Networks Stadium: Football game


Sharks: There’s Something in the Water

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All photos © George H. Burgess, International Shark Attack File

Shark attacks are making headlines again, here’s what you can do to stay safe in the water

“I don’t really have a fear of sharks. Even though I’m wary of them when I’m swimming in deep water. I know humans aren’t their prey so I’m not afraid of being attacked,”  Bernie Youmagul, a UCF psychology senior said.

Most beach lovers don’t have to worry about encountering a shark, but Florida has the highest shark attacks of any region and New Smyrna Beach is the “Shark Capitol of the World” according to the International Shark Attack File.

ISAF research  shows that if you’ve been [...] Continue Reading…

Hackers Expose Thousands of Photos in the “Snappening”

Thousands of Snapchats were leaked this weekend
Courtesy of Snapchat

Your private Snaps may be exposed on the Internet 

Users of the popular smartphone application Snapchat had thousands of their private photos leaked on the Internet on Sunday. An anonymous person hacked into a third-party app and stole the photographs before posting them on Reddit and 4Chan. The file included about 100,00 photos and videos. The incident has been dubbed the “Snappening” by Internet users.

UCF student Taylor Woosley said that she never thought of Snapchat as a dangerous mode of communication.

“I think the premise behind Snapchat is fun and innocent. However, it can turn dangerous quickly. Plus with the recent [...] Continue Reading…

Webcast 10/16/14

Webcast 10/16/14

UCF Knightly News Reporter Natalie Cabieses explains the beginning of an Ebola vaccine human trial, a grant given to UCF by the Defense Intelligence Agency, a preview of the UCF vs. Tulane Football game, and the 5 day forecast.

Webcast 10/14/14

Webcast 10/14/14

Knightly News Reporter Jack Eble talks about the Sociology Knights Food Drive attempt at a Guinness world record, UCF linebacker Terrence Plummer’s award, and former UCF running back Storm Johnson’s first NFL start.