Tag: Florida

Florida’s Manatees are No Longer Endangered

by Giovanna Brasolin There’s a creature that populates shallow waters — slow-moving rivers, saltwater bays, canals and coastal areas — where beds of seagrass and other freshwater vegetation is present. They are commonly  known as sea cows and are considered to be a migratory species. The species cannot survive in temperatures under 68 degrees, so […]

Sunshine Protection Act: Not so bright

By KATIE STOCKDALE Having just suffered March 11’s Daylight Saving time change, I learned something important about myself. I need the sun. I need the sun to shine in through my window and wake me up and tell my brain that it isn’t night anymore. Since losing that, I’ve been struggling to get up at […]

UT becomes Florida’s first university to be ACJS certified

  BY FALON FISCHER UT’s criminology and criminal justice department was awarded the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) certification for its undergraduate program on Feb. 17. According to ACJS website, UT is now the first college in Florida to become ACJS certified. The award was received by Kathryn Branch, chair and associate professor of […]

UT’s Parkland grads react to shooting

By ALEXANDRA TIRADO Two weeks ago, Parkland, Florida was the 15th safest city in America based on FBI crime statistics, according to Florida Today. Last week it became home to the worst shootings at a high school in American history after 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School, […]

Enough is enough: regulate guns

By INDIRA MOOSAI It’s no secret that in general, we as a nation have become desensitized to mass shootings. I would be lying to myself if I said that before Feb. 14 I was any different. Sure, I became shocked and disturbed when I heard the news of mass shootings. But after a few weeks […]

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