Zachary Greist was looking for a way to make extra cash during the pandemic when a friend told him about an opportunity to make $100 in an hour.
UCF announced on Thursday that the first case of the UK variant of COVID-19 was found on campus this week.
UCF's data teams have advanced to the finals of a global competition that measures a team's ability in predicting COVID-19 infection rates.
Baking is a passion for Debbie Martinez, the founder of Late Knight Sweets, a small business that delivers desserts around UCF and surrounding communities.
Over 30 hospitals in Central Florida will, once again, allocate COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable individuals under 65, according to a tweet by Florida State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith.
As COVID-19 continues to impact college life, two Knights have founded an online support group to help students overcome the difficulties of the pandemic.
UCF Student Health Services will run out of their limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer by Tuesday.
Elizabeth Carmona finished and set down her new Spider-Man comic book. She walked over and organized some figurines on the shelves. Finally, she locked the door of her store for the last time for an indefinite amount of time.
Ross Leach opens his laptop, starts up Zoom and heads toward uncertainty as he faces a new semester as vice president of UCF's Psi Chi International Honor Society amid a pandemic. The problem was all his fellow board members were strangers.
When Jude Wise arrived at UCF this fall, he knew making friends would be difficult. His concern about COVID-19 meant his first weeks at school were mostly spent alone, confined to his off-campus apartment.
Sergio Garay arrived at the Regal Waterford Lakes theater 20 minutes before the movie "Tenet" was on schedule to play. He sat alone in the theater, patiently waiting for his classmates to join him. No one showed up.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped in-person classes from taking place, and many UCF students said they were excited to get back to campus.
As masks became a central fixture in the fight against COVID-19, two creatives have brought fashion to them.
Amid quiet cricket chirps and the expansive, empty green lawn of Memory Mall, one group of students broke the silence with music and dance — UCF’s own Knight-Thon Morale Team.
UCF STEM students and faculty said they have been grappling with the fear of a lack of hands-on experience because of remote learning.
Since the beginning of the semester, UCF has been releasing COVID-19 data weekly rather than daily like other Florida universities.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, 21-year-old premedical student Holly Bertholf was one of the courageous health care professionals who put her life on the line.
UCF conducted randomized COVID-19 testing to students living in on-campus dorms and Greek Life, but not students living in off-campus housing.
UCF’s first roller skating club is being created to help teach and foster students' interest for roller skating.
The coronavirus pandemic hit the performing arts industry hard, leaving industry professionals jobless and industry educators scrambling for new ways to keep the arts alive.
With news of the COVID-19 outbreak and the quick turnaround to virtual learning, professors and students were quickly forced to battle unique challenges in the spring semester. Professors knew they had to make changes in order to work with students and have a successful fall semester. For Am…
The spring 2021 semester at UCF is currently set to feature a little over 3,000 face-to-face classes, said Interim Provost Michael Johnson during a Faculty Senate meeting on Nov. 19.
Anthony Bencomo, 44, first got his feet wet in the retail industry in 1997 with his business, Knightmare Apparel.
UCF Counseling and Psychological Services faced a 31% decrease in the total number of students using its services this fall, despite COVID-related stress.
On Saturday, Orange County strike teams found 11 Orlando bars to be noncompliant with COVID-19 guidelines. Eight of these bars are located in downtown Orlando and three are in the UCF area.
On a sunny Friday in 2019, hundreds of students rushed into the Reflection Pond for the annual Spirit Splash, among them being a small 5-foot-2-inch sophomore named Ashley Chapas, a communication sciences and disorders major.
Making connections wasn’t new territory for UCF senior Tahlia Hutchinson, who had been working at UCF’s Knight Line Engagement Center for nearly two years.
Whether it was learning how to draft a cover letter or how to network efficiently, UCF psychology alumna Emily Harlow learned a lot about job hunting in her time at school.
With COVID-19 cases increasing in the United States, Ukraine native Sasha Zholdakova decided to go back to her home country.
The early morning sun washed over Lake Claire and dew began to form on the grass under yoga mats laid out in a socially-distanced circle as UCF students found their zen at the Sunrise Yoga session on Nov. 4th.
There have been a few new faces working around UCF's campus, as many new UCF employees were laid off from their previous jobs at Disney because of the pandemic.
As students worried about what type of hands-on experience they would be able to receive for their speech pathology degree, UCF launched a new course just in time and included relevant COVID-19 material.
UCF alumnus Carlos Guevara began vaping socially after moving from Venezuela, and now has experienced unexpected COVID-19 effects.
As the coronavirus pandemic hits record numbers, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top disease expert, said he supports a nationwide mask mandate.
With tables and chairs separated by six feet and a limited capacity, sequins and glittery makeup graced the stage tonight at the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union during the Annual Amateur Drag Show.
The Apple Watch Series 6 has the potential to save lives from further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic with new breakthrough technology UCF students are using.
UCF announced on Tuesday that students who were unable to walk for spring and summer 2020 graduation will now be able to have their graduation experience by signing up for “Grad Walk.”
The scariest time for Universal Studios is being moved up a notch. With Halloween Horror Nights canceled, Universal decided to satisfy those who still hunger for a good scare by opening up two haunted houses.
While walking frantically in the woods following UCF’s “Fright Knight” trail, students screamed when what appeared to be a half-dead person covered in blood appeared out of thin air.
UCF CAPS counselor Vanessa Stein was working from home, sitting in front of her computer ready to host the third Zoom session of her workshop, prepared to face the same issue the previous sessions presented — zero attendance.
When Breyonn Davis-Carter, an originating member of UCF's Basketball Club, heard he would be on the courts again after sport clubs were postponed for months due to COVID-19, he was relieved.
Resident assistants on UCF’s campus are facing challenges they’ve never encountered before due to COVID-19.
The United Faculty of Florida at UCF is in the process of bargaining for faculty to get a COVID-19 one-time payment; however, the university said it is not authorizing any payments to faculty right now.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will allow open containers of alcohol in parts of downtown Orlando for the holiday weekend.
An unexpected family tragedy helped one nursing student find her calling.
The Orange County government announced $30 million more in funds will be given as part of the CARES Act, but this week during the county's coronavirus weekly update, concerns were raised as to whether that was enough.
A UCF alumna launched a charity project to raise money to donate school supplies and gifts for the holidays to elementary school students during the holiday season.
When a recently laid-off student came across a job opportunity to become a contact tracer for UCF, she knew she wanted to be a part of it.
President Donald Trump's COVID-19 infection raised the question about a presidential candidates' death — and what the protocol is if a candidate died weeks before an election. The answer is all but clear.
Socially-distanced chairs, plexiglass barriers and hand-sanitizing stations scatter the room of Knights Pantry, the resource pantry in UCF’s Ferrell Commons.