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Parking Services plans to switch to virtual parking permits starting in summer

Parking Services plans to eliminate physical parking decals and switch to virtual passes during the summer semester. Former UCF spokeswoman Rachel Williams said in an email that UCF plans to follow the trend of other universities to provide the convenience of registering virtual permits online. “This eliminates the need of having to waiting lines at the Parking Services offices to up their permits and having to remember to display their hand tag whenever they’re parked on campus,” Williams sai
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UCF Car Club president hopes to get club back in shape amid COVID-19

While Michael Jingle did not ask to be president of UCF's Car Club, he soon found himself struggling to get the club back in gear following the effects of COVID-19. “COVID kind of messed everything up,” Jingle said. “We are slowly starting to regroup.” The Car Club holds car meets, car shows and fundraisers that require in-person attendance from members. Jingle said that during COVID-19, the club was kicked off campus, and it was forced to hold meets elsewhere. This proved to be a struggle as
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Quarterback Thomas Castellanos: High schooler on the biggest stage

Even though he is yet to graduate high school, one word can describe early enrollee quarterback Thomas Castellanos. "As a young guy, he’s got confidence and that’s what I like to see,” senior receiver Ryan O’Keefe said in a press conference on March 15. “He just plays with a swag, and I really like to see that.” Instead of going to his senior prom, Thomas Castellanos has been on the field with UCF football during spring practices competing for a starting quarterback spot. While his teammates
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UCF CAPS Center provides services for grieving students

"They want to figure out how to move on, move forward with their life, without that particular person that has been in their life," Nguyen said. Death has become more prevalent since the pandemic happened in 2020, with the Department of Health of Florida reporting nearly 60,000 COVID-19 deaths in the state. According to CAPS, around "22-30% of college students have experienced loss in the last year.
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UCF ranked first in graduate game design program

"We are within ten minutes of game development studios in an urban environment," Noel said. "So it has been very helpful for us, it feels a lot closer to a work environment than it does in your typical university environment." Orlando is the fourth-best city in the country for gamers and is one of the fastest-growing cities, according to free credit score website Wallethub.
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UCF Pediatric association volunteers with teddy bear charity

Lauren Abbitt (right) helps pack goodie bags for the Bears Who Care Oktobearfest 5K fundraiser Thursday. Members of PACK UCF drove an hour away to gain volunteer experience through the charity. "We are so excited for this new partnership and want to volunteer with Bears Who Care more in the future," Abbitt said.
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New program at Rosen College brings opportunities and challenges for students

In a corner of the Rosen College patio, Jonathan Taylor, a sophomore hospitality management major, stood behind a small table as he handed out pins and pamphlets for the Future Theme Park Leaders Association.
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SPIN lifts required parking zone policy on campus due to complaints from students

After many issues with SPIN’s required parking zones, students received a notification that the zones were lifted. James Evans, Student Government safety and transportation coordinator, said the required parking zones were first put in place in the beginning of the semester in hopes of reducing improper parking and sidewalks being blocked. Instead, students were met with glitches within the app and began to disregard the zones altogether. Due to many complaints, SPIN decided to lift the zones
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Students discuss best and worst places to park on campus

Michael Muller left UCF in December 2021 with a master’s degree in counseling education and a hatred for Garage H. "Garage H is a nightmare,” Muller said. “The fact that it’s one lane makes it really hard to navigate.” Mueller said trying to find a good parking space while also arriving to class on time was the most troubling part of their day. Other students have had similar experiences trying to find that perfect spot, but through trial and error, they discovered their own system of parking
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