Patriot Press

Farewell to Kelly Preston

Lauren Gillyard, Managing Editor

July 19, 2020

On July 12, Kelly Preston lost her two-year fight with cancer at the age of 57. Preston’s husband, John Travolta, had announced his farewell through Instagram. He said, “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.” To the residents of Ocala, Preston was known for living...

Football players of Marion County: where are they now?

Football players of Marion County: where are they now?

Taukiya Williams, (Former) Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2020

Football season has always been an all-time favorite when it comes to American sports. Marion County is filled with young D1 aspiring football athletes that put their hearts out onto the field everytime they suit up. Meet David Bishop. Played as a running back for Forest High School football team...

CF Bookstore Update: May 2020

CF Bookstore Update: May 2020

Courtesy of College of Central Florida

June 4, 2020

  Due to COVID-19 concerns, the CF bookstores are temporarily closed to in store shopping. Please email [email protected] for any questions you have. Please include your full name and CF ID number. Also include your order number if you are emailing in reference to an online order. Happy to Help! ...

CF Update May 27, 2020

CF Update May 27, 2020

Courtesy of College of Central Florida

May 30, 2020

Since Covid-19 has taken over, it’s put a lot of students at a standstill when it comes to getting their education the right way. CF President Dr. James Henningsen said in an email to the faculty and staff. “As the governor has moved to partially re-open the State of Florida, we have also take...

Life during and after Quarantine: Dreaming of a better tomorrow

Life during and after Quarantine: Dreaming of a better tomorrow

Taukiya Williams, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2020

This was probably one of the hardest columns to write in my opinion, with so much sadness and bad news going on in the world surrounding Covid-19.  A friend told me to look at the positives. At first, I couldn’t find anything positive to write about,  but then another friend told me to think ab...

Publix in a crisis

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Jake Peterson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Publix has always been the store to go to when you want the best customer service, a great shopping experience, or a pub sub. In the past month, Publix has seen a lot of changes many customers aren’t fond of. The biggest change that has swept the store by storm is the new 2 per item limit. Most...

Covid-19’s impact on Dual Enrollment students

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Trinity Salcedo, Content Editor

April 21, 2020

When I started this column I already had a vision for how I would write this final piece of writing, not only for this series of articles, but as my last piece for the Patriot Press. To say that things did not turn out how I had imagined would be an understatement. Due to Covid-19, some of you, like...

Transitioning to Online (CF Updates)

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Lauren Gillyard and Courtesy of College of Central Florida

April 14, 2020

From in-class to online, CF goes out of its way to ensure the safety of its students and faculty. On March 30, classes started getting conducted online after a week of preparation from each professor. All classes will continue for the rest of the spring semester in an online format. After a few c...

How to adult during a pandemic

Allen Barney, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

When I was growing up, I didn’t think about having a family too often, which in my eyes is a level most children don’t even come across for years. I always knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but it will be the most rewarding and wonderful ride of my life. I am beyond blessed to have a beautiful...

No debate here, the forensics team is on fire!

The award shelf of the CF Forensics team.

Allen Barney, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

When people hear the word “forensics” they tend to think of crime scenes, evidence, cultures and anything else that deals with crimes or illegal activity. To a good percentage of the population that believes that is the case, it’s actually a whole different definition in other fields of education.  The term “f...

Behind the scenes on a free two-year degree

During the Fall, the West Port band prepares a marching show to compete in district competitions. On the podium is Dani O'Neal, Senior Drum Major to the band. The title of the band's show was

Trinity Salcedo, Content Editor

April 1, 2020

If you read the previous column on Dual Enrollment, then you know what it took to get into the program and how it took some time getting used to navigating both high school and college at the same time. And it hadn’t exactly gotten easier. So I will say this, not with ego in mind or the idea of...

Swinging from coast to coast

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Jake Peterson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Chase Watkins, 20, is on his way to becoming a professional baseball pitcher here at CF. Watkins has left his world behind to make his dreams come true. He moved from California to The College of Central Florida for baseball. Watkins feels he is at his best when at CF. He first attended California...

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