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Variety for April 24, 2014

  • Beer and Wine Festival

    Central Florida features craft beer, wine festivals

    Students enjoy alternative ways to drink in college

    For winos and beer-a-philes, there are several festivals coming up in the Central Florida area to taste a everything from a pint to a pinot noire.

  • Study Abroad

    Knights study, volunteer, teach in foreign countries

    Students share their overseas experiences

    Many students hang maps in their dorms as reminders of the places they want to go, while a few adventurous Knights are trading in pushpins on maps for stamps on their passports.

  • Lazy Moon

    Bocce ball makes a landing at Lazy Moon

    With recent court addition, pizza shop plans to hold tournaments

    When students think of Lazy Moon, they probably think of pizza bigger than their bodies. But now when students think of Lazy Moon, they can think of bocce ball, too.

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  • Crawling Dead

    Crawling Dead Pub Crawl comes to Downtown Orlando

    Walking Dead bar tour zombifies local venues Saturday

    For students who want to get through Downtown Orlando without their car, they can crawl; pub crawl, that is.

  • DSalinas

    Breastaurant servers tell all

    Knights discuss their experiences at WingHouse, Tilted Kilt

    While some 9-to-5-ers sport a button down and a pair of slacks for a day at the office, others don a pair of tights, short shorts and Mary Janes to get ready for a day of bussing tables.

  • Scuba

    Students can earn scuba certification at UCF

    Knights learn to dive through Outdoor Adventure Center

    For thrill-seeking knights looking for their next exciting adventure, UCF’s Outdoor Adventure Center has just the thing — scuba certification.

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  • Goodprov Badprov, improv

    Improv comedy troupes take stage

    Goodprov Badprov, Improv Academy aim to make ‘em laugh

    Improv comedy, the art of off-the-cuff jokes, skits and sketches, isn’t reserved for the greats such as Drew Carey and Wayne Brady.

  • dating apps, smartphone

    Smartphone apps link college singles

    Forget searching for love at local bars or meeting eyes with someone across the room as time stops and Michael Bolton starts playing in your head. In today’s day and age, all that’s needed to find that special someone is a smartphone with a dating app.

  • Light Up UCF

    Light Up UCF: A black and gold winter

    Carnival festivities usher in holiday season

    Not even a week into November, and the winter holidays are already here.

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  • Templer

    Alumni band rocks stadium and online hits

    Templar hits No.1 spot on ReverbNation

    Every UCF football game is a high-intensity experience, charged with thousands of screaming fans rocking Bright House Networks Stadium.

  • NorthView

    Students begin to settle into Neptune, Northview

    New student housing options cater to students

    With UCF student enrollment now exceeding over 60,000 students, UCF chose to expand its campus with various new additions, such as classroom buildings and Greek houses.

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  • Enzian Theater

    Fresh takes on table for 2

    Local venues in Orlando provide unique dating options for students

    Whether you’re going out with someone new or a long-time partner, choosing a unique date spot can be a challenge.

  • Sleeping Beauty

    Understudy rises to occasion

    UCF alumnus makes Orlando Shakes debut

    To be performance-ready, actors must be prepared to step on stage at the drop of a hat. For one UCF alumnus, the chance to lead on stage allotted less than 24 hours of preparation.

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  • knight of art

    Celebrity-loved artist David Garibaldi paints to the music

    Immersed in the sounds and sights of a dynamic art performance, UCF students witnessed a rainbow of paint skyrocketing into the air enlivened by a splish, a splash and a splatter from the fingertips and paint brushes of one of Kanye West’s, Rihanna’s and P.Diddy’s favorite graffiti-turned-performance painters: David Garibaldi.

  • zebras

    Hyder Gallery showcases zebra artwork

    Downtown Sanford is a quaint area, home to a variety of boutique stores, antique shops and art galleries.

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  • exhibit

    Songwriter exhibit comes to UCF

    Critic hopes to bring a ‘sense of history’

    On Sept. 7, the UCF Library became host to a prestigious traveling exhibit, A Fine Romance, which focuses on aspects detailed in David Lehman's book A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs.

  • slippery when wet

    Bon Jovi tribute band wanted — preferably live

    Background music pulsed through the air as random people passed, jumping up and down and screaming along to the music.

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  • Terrace 390

    Sigma Chi alumni open spacious downtown bistro

    Kyle Israel experienced plenty of success during his four-year tenure as a quarterback for the UCF football team, leading the team to its first conference championship.

  • James

    Making music from Natura to Nashville

    The Orlando music scene has missed folk singer and UCF alumnus James Roquemore since he left town in 2010 to find a music career in Nashville, Tenn. Once a local standout and open mic regular, Roquemore is now faced with rebuilding a fan base and gaining recognition in the musical city of Nashville.

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  • Central Florida Future

    Sex and relationships

    Sex in a laundry basket

     It is no secret that emotional relationships and sex are a big part of college campus life.

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  • Central Florida Future

    New year resolutions

    New year brings new goals for students

    With a new year ahead of them, many students are setting their sights on starting anew with their personal goals.

  • Central Florida Future

    The vegan lifestyle

    Veggin' Out

    Welcome to 2011.

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  • Central Florida Future

    Freshman life

    Starting out fresh after the first-semester mistakes

    When I first started college, I expected many things, such as harsh teachers, classes with hundreds of students, a heavy workload, lots of responsibilities, the Freshman fifteen, meeting new people, classes that actually interested me, being part of something greater, and fun clubs and organizations, namely the Chocolate Club, which I will be looking into in the near future.

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  • Central Florida Future

    Freshman life

    Starting out fresh after the first-semester mistakes

    When I first started college, I expected many things, such as harsh teachers, classes with hundreds of students, a heavy workload, lots of responsibilities, the Freshman fifteen, meeting new people, classes that actually interested me, being part of something greater, and fun clubs and organizations, namely the Chocolate Club, which I will be looking into in the near future.

    1 comment

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    New year resolutions

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    With a new year ahead of them, many students are setting their sights on starting anew with their personal goals.

  • Central Florida Future

    The vegan lifestyle

    Veggin' Out

    Welcome to 2011.

    3 comments

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    Sex and relationships

    Sex in a laundry basket

     It is no secret that emotional relationships and sex are a big part of college campus life.

    2 comments

  • Matt

    Matt's Matinee

    Remakes, sequels take backseat to Aronofsky’s original Black Swan

    If a film includes the Coen brothers in the credits, the film carries extra expectations.

  • Central Florida Future

    Collegiate Cooking Chronicles

    Quick and easy meal with healthy fats

    It is often debated whether avocados are healthy or full of fat.