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How A UCF Student Started Beyoncé’s Before I Let Go Challenge

How A UCF Student Started Beyoncé’s Before I Let Go Challenge

When Netflix dropped Beyoncé’s Homecoming at 3 a.m. April 17, Fabron Alexis immediately pulled up the documentary and stayed awake until 5:30 a.m. to watch his favorite artist’s latest project. Like so many others around the world, the UCF entertainment management student was in awe of the music, the concept and the behind-the-scenes footage and […]

UCF Police Put Sexual Assault Victims First

After 26 years working at the Orlando Police Department, Detective Rick Salcedo thought it was time to step back and transition into retirement. But a phone call in 2016 from UCFPD Chief Carl Metzger ’03MS, who was deputy chief at the time, changed that. Metzger wanted Salcedo — and his expertise — to improve the […]

Healthy-living App Takes Top Prize at UCF's 2019 Joust New Venture Competition

At just 14 years old, Rafaela Frota founded Wawwe, Inc. (We Are What We Eat) to achieve her dream of making people more easily aware of their nutritional needs and how they relate to their diet. Eight years later, armed with a business proposal and partnerships with three major health care networks, the UCF senior […]

How to Reduce Stress

You would never know it by listening to Karen Hofmann’s calm voice that April is one of the busiest times on her calendar. As the director of UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), she is mentally in the shoes of other people all year. Her staff of 50 counselors and support staff will experience the […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.