Pittsburgh man shot and paralyzed

Pittsburgh man shot and paralyzed

Sireta Diaz, Staff Writer
November 11, 2013
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Leon Ford Jr., 20, is a paraplegic after an encounter with police. The incident happened on November 11, 2012. Ford was detained during a traffic stop and was told to show identification. When Ford displayed his identification, police officers thought he had a concealed weapon. The officers... Read more »

A hero lost, but not forgotten

A hero lost, but not forgotten

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
November 8, 2013
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On June 4, 2012, Staff Sergeant Matthew Sitton, a soldier deployed in Afghanistan bravely wrote a letter that would forever change the lives of many, and brought the dangers of the war in Afghanistan to congress’ front door. In a career where deviating from the chain of command is not allowed, SSG... Read more »

Welcoming Dr. Behrens

Welcoming Dr. Behrens

Jessica Bartels, Staff Writer
November 7, 2013
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Courtesy... Read more »

Center for Great Apes

Center for Great Apes

Chris Valdez, Staff Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

Wauchula, Fla.-- An ape sanctuary hidden in the middle of Florida is making the impossible, possible. Patti Ragan, the founder of the center, dreamed of a place where apes can go after they retire from show biz, or just cannot be a pet anymore. In 1997, she established a place for these apes to live... Read more »

Alpha House hosts Alpha Challenge

Alpha House hosts Alpha Challenge

Rob Bridenstine, Staff Writer
September 30, 2013
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Tampa, Fla.-On Sunday, October 19, The Tampa Alpha House will host its inaugural Alpha Challenge and Family Fun event at George M. Steinbrenner Field, (1 Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa, FL, 33614) from 10 a.m.- 2p.m. Steinbrenner Field has donated their field to be used for the event at no cost and will allow... Read more »

Will Tampa keep truckin?

Will Tampa keep truckin?

Jessica Bartels, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
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Tampa residents were stunned to find they broke a Guinness world record with the latest food truck rally. On August 31, the I-4 exit was backed up for miles before 8 a.m. 99 food trucks rolled into the Florida State fairgrounds demolishing the 62 food truck record held by Miami earlier this year. The... Read more »

UCF Knights take on Westboro

UCF Knights take on Westboro

Veronica Brezina, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
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At 9:15 a.m. on Monday, July 15, the infamous Westboro Baptist Church held out their “God Hates Fags” signs on the Memory North Lawn of the University of Central Florida at the main campus in Orlando, Fla. Before Westboro made their appearance, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender)... Read more »

Baby boom at Lowry Park Zoo

Baby boom at Lowry Park Zoo

Jessica Bartels, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
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Lowry Park is kid friendly. Not only because of the Walaroo Station with splash zones and a petting zoo, but you can also meet a new baby animal each month. Since spring of 2012, Lowry Park Zoo animals have birthed over a dozen babies. Also, in 2012, the American Black Bear “Blossom” was rescued... Read more »

Waiting no more

Waiting no more

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2013
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She picks up her guitar and closes her eyes. Breathe. One, two, three... Open. She flashes her bright smile at the crowd as they hold their breath in anticipation for the first note. For many people, pursuing their dream of singing is a fantasy. Many of us have already given up on our dreams, or are... Read more »

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Sireta Diaz, Staff Writer
September 26, 2013
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Imagine being at home stuck on a math problem. There is no way to reach your teacher until the following Monday. When you go online you come across a website, that helps you with the math problem step by step as if you were in the classroom. This is exactly what Sal Khan is doing for millions of people... Read more »