Archive for May, 2013

Multimedia: Taking UCF by Stormtrooper

Multimedia: Taking UCF by Stormtrooper

Blair Troop, a 20-year-old mechanical engineering student, inspires school spirit by dressing up as a Stormtrooper from “Star Wars.” Troop wears his armor, painted the UCF colors of black and gold, at various school events to rally the crowds and encourage a sense of tradition among students. Story by Katie Lewis, Amanda Palmeira, Samantha Rosenthal […]

Multimedia: Taking Back the Black Hammock

Multimedia: Taking Back the Black Hammock

Two men from opposite sides of the world ended up living in the same swamp in the middle of nowhere — and they’re both giving each other hell. Robert King fights to preserve the rural Black Hammock, a community 10 miles north of UCF, from being consumed into the rest of the urban sprawl of […]

Multimedia: Hitting a High Note (The Story of Gemini Blvd.)

Multimedia: Hitting a High Note (The Story of Gemini Blvd.)

Gemini Blvd., UCF’s only co-ed a cappella group, belted their way into history this past semester after they made an appearance at a regional semifinal contest, becoming the first group to represent UCF at the competition. But after a disappointing finish, they look ahead to the group’s future as the freshmen arrive and the seniors […]

Multimedia: Mad Love for Science

Multimedia: Mad Love for Science

Kylie Koscoe, owner and Chief Mad Scientist at Mad Science, a science program that teaches kids about science and related fields through hands-on experiments, uses her previous acting experience and love of science to help kids understand certain topics they might not be able to learn and interact with in school because of budget concerns. […]

Multimedia: Painting the Trail

Multimedia: Painting the Trail

Jeff Sonksen is the artist behind the ever-expanding mural on Seminole Wekiva Trail in Longwood. Sonksen is an unemployed cabinetmaker, who paints the portraits at his Longwood home and displays them on a fence owned by his parents, Larry and Mary Gerry. After months of not getting a phone call for work, Sonksen began painting […]

Multimedia: The Building Blocks of Qubits

Multimedia: The Building Blocks of Qubits

Former residential architect Mark Burginger had envisioned his idea for Qubits, a construction toy, around the time he was in college, but it wasn’t until he lost his job during the recession less than five years ago that he and his wife went forward with this vision for a toy. Burginger and his family had […]

Multimedia: Fishy Out of Water

Multimedia: Fishy Out of Water

Two UCF seniors struggle to make waves with their business start-up, a waterboard production company based out of their garage, as they face stiff competition from rival retailers. Story by Andrea Fuguet, Samantha Rosenthal, Tyler Vazquez and Kyle Warnke Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet […]

Multimedia: Gunning For It

Multimedia: Gunning For It

The marksmanship NJROTC team at Oviedo High School redefined the stereotype of a great shot when the all-girl team became National Champions. Leaving behind a growing team that had become family to them, the girls headed off to the Grand National Championship in Anniston, Ala. closer than ever. Story by Meagan Cahuasqui, Lurvin Fernandez and […]