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STEMCon teaches students about STEM field opportunities

The FIU College of Arts, Sciences and Education hosted their third annual STEMCon, an event for students who are interested in entering the science, technology, engineering and mathematics on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at the Modesto Maidique campus. Those interested were able to learn more about their field career opportunities and planning, success strategies, and undergraduate research through workshops, panel discussions, and a resource fair. Attendees were given a bag of goodies, such as sun

FIU SHARP promotes sexual positivity

Sexuality can sometimes be a controversial topic in society, but FIU’S Sexual Health Alliance Revolutionizing Positivity wants to change the stigma. The honors college organization mission is to promote sexual health while breaking down the social and cultural taboos associated with sexuality, according Jocelyn Briones, president of FIU SHARP. Inclusion, empowerment and awareness are the main goals of the club. “We strive to create a loving community by promoting sexual health, self-care and i

Behind the scenes of resident assistant applications

At FIU, the resident assistants within Housing and Residential Life lead a community of approximately 30 to 75 students on a floor assigned to them. Since this job is such a key part of on-campus living, it is an extensive process for a student to become one. Resident assistants are normally in charge of about 40 students, according to Christina Montville, associate director of Residential Life. While some residence halls have 2 RAs per floor, each building has two to three on duty at all times

Keep up those resolutions for once

The new year is upon us, and we all know what that means: time to plan out your resolutions for the year. Everybody does this every Jan. 1, but most of us don’t follow through with them and the task gets daunting. Have no fear, dear reader, I have some advice for you to help make 2019 the year of achieving your resolutions. Firstly, when making a list of resolutions, start small and be realistic. Make goals you know you can keep. For example, if your goal is to lose weight – which is arguably t

Breakfast in the Park held at FIU as part of Art Basel

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU will be hosting their 15th annual Breakfast in the Park event on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as part of Art Basel week, which highlights each year a different type of artwork; this year being modern Caribbean artwork. The event includes a breakfast, a lecture by a well-respected sculptor, and guided tours of the Sculpture Park and exhibitions. This type of event “attracts art collectors, patrons, gallery owners, cultural luminari

SGC-BBC Artsy event gives exposure to student talent

The Student Government Council at the Biscayne Bay campus is hosting a showcase style outdoor event on the Bay called Artsy on Nov. 13 at 5:30-9:00 p.m. The purpose of Artsy is “to allow talented FIU students to showcase their work, whether they’re poets, artists, singers, photographers and more,” according to Karla Hernandez, the marketing coordinator of SGC-BBC. She came up with this idea after an encounter she had during her first semester at FIU. Hernandez said she met a friend who had asp

University celebrates sixth year of Panthers Got Talent competition

The Homecoming council held a “America’s Got Talent”- inspired show for its sixth year on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Didn’t make it? No problem! Here are the highlights from this night jam packed full of talent! Once guests entered the Ocean Bank Convocation Center, they were welcomed with the sounds of classic songs such as Michael Jackson’s “Rock with You” and “Billie Jean.” At the entrance, members from Homecoming offered guests the choi

Students prepare to compete in Homecoming CROWN pageant

An aspect of the whole homecoming experience is the picking of the Homecoming King and Queen, which is what the Homecoming CROWN pageant is all about finding. The theme is inspired after The Wharf, a hotel located in Downtown Miami. The inspiration for the event is modeled after the aesthetic appeal of Wynwood and Brickell. Eduardo Nieves, assistant director of administration, is one of the masters behind the event. “[This] is an opportunity to highlight our student leaders that have dedicate