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Want to Fly High, CF? Consider Local Flight Schools.

Want to Fly High, CF? Consider Local Flight Schools.

Ashley Brace, Staff Writer June 7, 2023

More CF students choose the Associate in Arts degree than any other. Many have a plan to go on to a university after graduation, but sometimes a pathway hasn’t fully taken root yet and it’s easy to...

The front of CFs Ocala campus Ewers Century Center.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: The Faculty Perspective

Elora Pfriender, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2023

Previously, the Patriot Press shared student reactions to the removal of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at the College of Central Florida. For this article, the Patriot Press reached out to many...

A poster affirming CFs commitment to maintaining DEI.

What Happened to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at CF?

Elora Pfriender, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2023

At the start of the Spring semester, CF had a robust Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. Not anymore. In response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent push against Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

How CF Students are Preparing for Finals

How CF Students are Preparing for Finals

Savannah Pilcher December 2, 2022

“Finals Week” for the Fall 2022 semester is just around the corner. For a lot of students this can be an extremely stressful time. Luckily, there are things that everyone can do to destress and efficiently...

The entrance to the Appleton Museum with banners featuring the current art exhibits.

Don’t Miss These at the Appleton Museum

Savannah Pilcher November 16, 2022

If you want to see unique artwork and exhibits from local and historical artists with a variety of backgrounds and cultures, then look no further than the Appleton Museum of Art. The Appleton Museum...

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Former CF Student Now City Councilmember: An Interview With Kristen Dreyer

Evan Kornacki October 7, 2022

Kristen Dreyer has worn many hats during the 28 years since she moved to Florida from Long Island. Last year, she won a special election to finish Matthew Wardell’s term and now serves as a councilmember...

Blue Blur blasts into theaters: “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” movie review

Blue Blur blasts into theaters: “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” movie review

Taylor Dawkins, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Things have not always been easy-going for the Blue Blur, but the recent development of film adaptations just might turn things around for him. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released in theaters to audiences...

The beneficial gap year

MacKenzie Griffin, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Whether a student is a new high school graduate, or in between degrees, it may be beneficial to consider a gap year. A gap year is defined as, “A semester or year of experiential learning, typically...

Rick Campbell honors passed CF Professor by reading poetry series

Rick Campbell honors passed CF Professor by reading poetry series

Christa Feagin, Staff writer April 25, 2022

After 18 years, CF Communications Professor Debra Vazquez is thought by many to leave a standing impact on campus. Vazquez served on many campus committees, including as an advisor for the college’s...

CF Welcomes a Yoga Studio

Allyson Tunison, Staff writer April 25, 2022

Namaste, CF Students! There is a yoga studio on campus located within the Leavy and Ocala Clifford B. Stearns Learning Resource Centers. The official name of the studio is the Wellness Center, this is...

Autism awareness open mic event at the College of Central Florida, April 13,, 2022.

CF raises awareness for autism through open mic event

Taylor Dawkins, Staff writer April 21, 2022

April is Autism Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness about autistic people and behaviors and foster acceptance in society.  This past Wednesday, April 13, CF hosted an open mic event in the...

CF’s non-profit child care center located at 3001 S.W. College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474. (Photo/Christa Feagin)

Scholars with strollers: campus child care impacts students

Christa Feagin, Staff writer April 4, 2022

While being a parent may be considered a joy that many might experience, the responsibilities can include busy schedules and financial needs for childcare that extend beyond tuition and books. The Child...

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