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Daryl Kirby giving an encouraging speech and a final prayer before the haunt begin.

Spooky and Spirited: Volunteers Bring Energetic Fun to Kirby Farm’s Scary Train

Ashley Brace and Amber Battillo October 14, 2023

Every year starting around September, everyone prepares for kooks and spooks. No one, however, is more prepared than Kirby Family Farm in Williston, who start preparing for Halloween as early as March....

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...

TEDx Ocala 2022 speakers pose together onstage at CFs Ocala auditorium.

The Power Of… Engaging Students

Elora Pfriender, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2022

This year’s TEDx Ocala theme was “The Power Of…,” and this sentiment resonated with the dozens of local high school and college students who attended the talks at the College of Central Florida’s...

Meet Poet Eileen Myles

Meet Poet Eileen Myles

Savannah Pilcher October 25, 2022

On Oct. 19, College of Central Florida students had the opportunity to attend a reading by poet Eileen Myles. Myles began the reading with some of their newest work. These poems were inspired by a range...


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Appleton

Elora Pfriender, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the entrance to the Appleton Museum of Art was alive with vibrant colors, booming music and savory aromas as Ocala residents gathered to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Co-hosted...

Kristen Dryer

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...

Hollywood Royalty Feud Overshadows “King Richard” at The Oscar’s

Hollywood Royalty Feud Overshadows “King Richard” at The Oscar’s

Allyson Tunison, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

By now, everyone has seen or heard about the 2022 OscarAwards debacle that occurred between actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock. Now, humorously referred to as ‘The Slap’ by social media users,...

Students should attend CF Citrus campus game nights

Students should attend CF Citrus campus game nights

Katie Koelber, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

The Gamers United club on the Citrus campus has been hosting game nights for all CF students, this opportunity needs to be taken advantage of. These game nights have been happening once a month since January,...

Adult Education at CF

Allyson Tunison, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

     Adult Education is a program offered by CF to help adult students receive their high school diploma and prepare them for their future. This program is an important aspect of CF’s goal to set...

The benefits of taking summer classes

The benefits of taking summer classes

Katie Koelber, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Why some students prefer summer classes over others. The College of Central Florida has always prioritized its student’s accessibility. Many students find the availability of quick, in-depth classes...

Textbook talk: to rent or to buy

Textbook talk: to rent or to buy

MacKenzie Griffin, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

As the spring semester ends, with summer classes soon to follow, students are tasked with deciding whether they prefer to rent or buy their textbooks for the semester ahead. With pros and cons to both...

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