Hanging Around

Hanging Around

Hanging Around from Knightbeat on Vimeo. If you ever see someone lounging around in a hammock around UCF, there’s a good chance it’s freshman Hannah Santiago. For her, it’s more than a fun thing to do once in a while at a relative’s house in the summer – it’s a lifestyle. After being introduced to hammocking in high school, she finds somewhere to hang a hammock nearly every day, whether it’s a low-hanging place like memory mall or way up above campus on the roof of a parking garage. Santiago and her fellow hammockers are currently in the […] Continue Reading…

Dream Team

Dream Team

Dream Team from Knightbeat on Vimeo. Two members of the Dream Team, a UCF intramural flag football team, reflect on the team's success during the fall season. They touch on what it means to play in intramural sports, how competitive the sport can be, and what goes into planning for upcoming games. The story takes place in the midst of playoffs, where the team is hoping to end the season undefeated. Story by: Aaron Tefel and Miracle Rushing

Crossing the Tracks

Crossing the Tracks

Crossing the Tracks from Knightbeat on Vimeo. Adam Kutchak and Brian Sewell are two friends who participate in autocross events across Florida. Autocross is a sanctioned motor competition where drivers race against the clock to get the fastest time. While there is a league within the state, the two guys, both UCF students, race just for the thrill of it. Kutchak and Sewell will sometimes drive out two hours in their Miatas and stay at a hotel in order to be at a race at 8 am the next day. Both engineering students, they devote most of their […] Continue Reading…

Critical Success: The Story Behind YouTube’s BlackCriticGuy

Critical Success: The Story Behind YouTube’s BlackCriticGuy

Critical Success: The Story Behind YouTube’s BlackCriticGuy from Knightbeat on Vimeo. Antonio “Tony” Whatley found his calling when he was just 16 years old. After moving to the U.S. from Guam, he discovered he had a unique interest, one unlike many other teenagers: reviewing movies and anime films/series. After being inspired by his brother’s YouTube videos, he sat himself in front of a camera for the first time in 2010 – and BlackCriticGuy (formerly theblackanimeguy) was born. Since his first video, he has done over 300 reviews and has more than 27,000 subscribers. His videos have been so […] Continue Reading…

Swing Addicts

Swing Addicts

Swing Addicts from Knightbeat on Vimeo. UCF dance club, The Swing Knights, bridges the generation gap at dances every Friday night, proving swing dancing can be fun for all ages. Whether just starting out or having danced for 60 years, those with all levels of skill are encouraged to join and made to feel at home. The members describe how they have overcome shyness, formed friendships and learned about themselves, all through swing dancing. Story By Miracle Rushing and Ciara Verone

Cheese Wiz: The Story of Gary Baeb and The Big Cheese Food Truck

Cheese Wiz: The Story of Gary Baeb and The Big Cheese Food Truck

Cheese Whiz: The Story of Gary Baeb and The Big Cheese Food Truck from Knightbeat on Vimeo. Gary Beeb is the owner of "The Big Cheese," a food truck that specializes in making gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Beeb has been gaining notoriety in the Central Florida area; going from city to city to sell food. While he does experience some ups and downs with his business, he's doing what he loves the most: serving delicious food to hungry customers. Story By Ryan DePentima and DeJanae Phillips

Grace Howard: The Face Behind the Faces of Orlando

Grace Howard: The Face Behind the Faces of Orlando

Grace Howard: The Face Behind Faces of Orlando from Knightbeat on Vimeo.

Grace Howard, a UCF journalism student, created Faces of Orlando in October of 2013 after being inspired by Humans of New York. Here, she talks about the process behind the website and how it has helped her to grow as a person.

Story by Valentina Bore and Aaron Tefel

Knightly Latino: Especial de la Salud

Knightly Latino: Especial de la Salud

Knightly Latino: Especial de la Salud 2015

Nuestros reporteros Natalie Cabieses y Arnold Godoy hablaron con expertos que les dicen como vivir una vida saludable.