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Unseen, unfed: Breaking the cycle

Unseen, unfed: Breaking the cycle

By Zainab Qureshi, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Wedged between Stoughton and Fourth streets, the County Market’s location, 24-hour accessibility and lack of competition is why many students shop there. For those who do not have cars on campus or who are not on a meal plan, reasonably priced groceries can be hard to come by. While some may catch...

Unseen, unfed: Seeking help

Unseen, unfed: Seeking help

By Zainab Qureshi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Taylor Chism, senior in FAA, was on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program program during her sophomore and junior years but was no longer eligible after her job wages increased to $11 an hour. Kenji Pantin, recent doctoral graduate in LAS, made $18,000 a year from teaching at the University,...

Unseen, unfed: Addressing the stigma

Unseen, unfed: Addressing the stigma

By Zainab Qureshi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

A big part of the problem of food insecurity has to do with the stigma it carries, especially in a campus setting. The lack of awareness on college campuses combined with the psychological anxieties makes the issue that much more complex. Jessica Delost, the campus and community connector at University...

Unseen, unfed

Unseen, unfed

By Zainie Qureshi, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

When Kenji Pantin was an undergrad at the University of Central Florida, she couldn’t afford a meal plan. Despite her scholarships, there just wasn’t enough money. Her mom encouraged her to take out a loan to purchase the recommended meal plan. But it was 2013, a couple years after the recession...

A long way to go

A long way to go

By Taylor Howard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Fifty years later University students are still fighting for what was proposed to administration 50 years later. Alumnus and then-student leader Bradley Harrison said the United States is racially divided, especially when it came to interacting with other students at the University. “I wou...

A long way to go

A long way to go

By Taylor Howard, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

A few short months after Project 500, an initiative to recruit more black and brown students to the University, was implemented in 1968, minority students claimed they were still being discriminated against by administration through housing, funding and lack of equitable resources. Although students pl...

A passive investigation

A passive investigation

By Aaron Navarro, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018

“I had to kill a snake.” From Apr. 6, 2015 to Sept. 14, 2015, F&S carpenter Joe Williams had one source of ventilation in the basement of the Material Science and Engineering building. A small window with a fan in front, right next to a pipe with hanging asbestos, would pump air out. It was ...

A passive investigation

A passive investigation

By Aaron Navarro, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2018

About a year and half since a University report and investigation on illegal discrimination and harassment in the Facilities & Services department was released, minority workers claim the investigation was a “sham” and are coming out with their own experiences of discrimination and harassment ...

Lacking lactation spaces

Lacking lactation spaces

By Jessica Peterson, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018

Syeda Fauzi traveled to campus during the week with three separate bags: one for her books, her lunch and her breast pump after her son Fakhry was born in April 2015. Fauzi is entering her final year as a Ph.D. student in Human Resources Development at the University. Every morning, she’d pack up her supplies,...

Political climate change

Political climate change

By Charlotte Collins, Staff Writer

June 18, 2018

On Nov. 8, 2016, millions of Americans stayed up late. We refreshed Twitter, flipped channels, called friends, hoped, wept, cheered and lamented. At about 2:50 a.m. EST the following morning, the president-elect made his victory speech from Manhattan. ... “Now it’s time for America to bin...

A journey reenvisioned

A journey reenvisioned

By James Boyd, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

The high bar in men’s gymnastics stretches just under 8 feet wide and is raised just over 9 feet into the air. Joey Peters is in the middle of a routine, and as he spins around the bar, he releases his left hand, spins 180 degrees and then reattaches it to the bar. Now with his eyes facing the mat, Peters dro...

They, them, theirs: The remaining progress needed at the University

They, them, theirs: The remaining progress needed at the University

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 22, 2018

Unrest on restrooms Letting people choose where to live on campus, or even where to use the bathroom, concerns Timothy Kilcullen. It’s all about discomfort and privacy. “(There are) issues with violating other people’s rights, rights to privacy because it’s not just a transgender student you...

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