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UCF Programming Team Places 1st in North America, 10th Worldwide

UCF Programming Team Places 1st in North America, 10th Worldwide

UCF’s student programming team ousted all competitors from the U.S. and Canada to finish first in North America and 10th worldwide in the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest held in Beijing this week. This was the team’s highest finish in more than three decades of competition. “It was great to show North […]

UCF Student Hannah Sage Finishes 3rd in Jeopardy! College Championship

Sophomore Hannah Sage finished in third place at the Jeopardy! College Championship finals, collecting $25,000. Over the course of the weeklong competition, she defeated students from Darmouth College, Oklahoma University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Stanford University to advance to the finals. “I never would have imagined I would’ve made it to the finals and was so happy […]

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 […]

9 Best Spots to Take a Study Break on the UCF Campus

Between final papers, projects and exams, the end of the semester is a busy and stressful time. While it may feel like you need to devote every waking moment to your studies, be sure to schedule some downtime to prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to check social media […]

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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.