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As students packed the bounce house on Saturday, three bands unpacked their equipment and performed a soundcheck. Local bands Miorn, The Wynd and Jupiter Storm prepared for their show that was being held on the top floor of Garage B.

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There are a lot of myths about college that aren’t true. You don’t have to know what you want to study when you step on campus your first year, many students will take more than four years to graduate, and you don’t have to join greek life to be social.

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Whether you are a first-year student or a student about to graduate, taking photos on the UCF campus is a unique experience. And that goes for any type of photo. But the question is, what are the best spots on campus that represent UCF’s legacy? What are the unexpected spots? UCF staff photo…

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Plant propagation through cuttings is the easiest way to get a new plant without buying one according to This Old House, a home improvement magazine. The plant that you’re propagating determines the method of propagation that you use. Two of the simplest methods include soil propagation and …

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It’s  6 p.m. and you’re hungry. You look in the refrigerator, and there’s nothing but some leftover pizza and frozen chicken nuggets. You’re sick and tired of pizza, and those chicken nuggets won’t cut it. We’ve all been there. Instead of settling for leftovers or boring instant meals, why n…

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You’re in the reflecting pond, surrounded by thousands of other students, each attempting to push their way to the front near the stage. You look up and suddenly see something flying toward you. You reach out and grab it. Congratulations, you just caught a duck at UCF’s annual Spirit Splash.

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Jared Dipsiner approaches Dima Alshaibi (left) and Heebah Ahmed to ask if they will agree to be interviewed as part of his video series for his Middle Eastern News project on Nov. 18 inside the Student Union. (Photo by Deanna Ferrante)

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Dima Alshaibi (left) and Heebah Ahmed answer Jared Dipsiner's questions about the Islamic state for one of his videos as part of his Middle Eastern News project on Nov. 18 inside the Student Union. (Photo by Deanna Ferrante)

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You can't escape them. The images of a war-torn Middle East proliferate newscasts, newspapers and magazines. We see the cities in ruins, the terrified citizens fleeing the destruction; a place so unlike our own it seems almost unreal.

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Armed with only wood, paint and chalk, a group of UCF students created a chalk wall to get their peers engaged and talking about the issues close to their hearts.

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Clad in black and gold attire, students storm the Reflecting Pond every fall in hopes of snatching up one of UCF's coveted Spirit Splash ducks. But they weren't the only ones who took the plunge this semester.

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Alexandra Peters finishes reciting her second poem at Project SPIT's One Night Slam. Her performance is lauded with applause by spectators and her fellow poets, but one cheer projects louder than the rest.

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As the October sun faded over Bright House Networks Stadium, Beatrice Plummer took her seat in the section dubbed for families. The pregame butterflies that affect even the most confident players affect her as well. But after kickoff, and the first hit, they subside.

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“And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace...” -The Qur’aan, 25:63.

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Maybe you’ve seen him around campus. His stature demands attention, and his opponents on the basketball court are forced to notice him. If you have seen him, he’s likely seen you as well. He towers above the crowded campus.

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For some college students, fear of falling victim to the freshman 15 provokes them to venture out to the gym every once in a while. But for others, such as 23-year-old Mallory Minor, the battle with weight and body image took more than just a trip to the gym.

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A common scene at electronic music concerts and festivals is eccentric light shows. People have created an art form with that in mind, and it’s growing in popularity at UCF.