Thanks to University of Florida professor Christopher Niezrecki, students can ride safer at night. The reason for such glowing praise? A bike that, well, glows! One big factor to cutting down on nighttime cycling fatalities is improving visibility to motorists. Niezrecki says one night he was playing around with a nightlight and had an illuminating thought. "I said, 'Hey, why don't we apply this to a bicycle?'" he says. The result of this bright idea is GlowBike, a bicycle that has illuminated panels on the frame and rims powered by a nine-volt battery. A three-man team, Niezrecki and undergraduates Matthew Young and Gregory Yoder, put the prototype together for around $1,500, but Niezrecki has high hopes of being able to retro-fit bicycles with the safety features for around $75. SRR
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Taking about 11 days to complete, it shows the students at Schiller in multiple colors. Glenn says the different colors represent the many cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the students. “The student body at Schiller is a microcosm of the world,” Glenn says. “We’re all a mix of different cultural representatives coming from multitudinous political, economic, social, educational and, of course, cultural backgrounds.”
Out of 215 students, 34 are from the USA and the remaining 181 are from various different countries around the world. “The Schiller campus is like a miniature United Nations, where you get to truly interact with fellow students from Bermuda, China, Lithuania, Morocco, Switzerland, and Venezuela—just to name a few,” Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa Durickas says. “All of this occurs on a daily basis, where students from all over the world learn together, in an atmosphere of incredible cultural diversity.” SS
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“It was amazing how it spread,” says Kenjay Williams, a Student Government Association senator. “We didn’t expect it to grow as quickly as it did. We had people from a few neighboring counties come and get some food.” The SGA, along with Golden Key, Ms. FAMU, and the Presidential Ambassadors cooked up the breakfast idea.
Sponsored by everyone short of Emeril, food and entertainment came from everywhere, including Tropicana, General Mills, Gustafson’s Dairy, and Sam’s Club. To go along with the food were performances by the Tallahassee Boys Choir, a few local gospel singers, speakers from the college, and a comedian. “We even had one of the homeless guys get up on stage,” Williams says. “He stopped the program so that he could make sure that someone said ‘thank you’ to us for putting the breakfast together. It was nice to see how big a difference we made to these people.” RG
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After Vision lay dormant for 11 years, the school felt it was time to come back and document the traditions they all enjoy. The new yearbook staff took five national awards, including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association award, American Scholastic Press Association Award, and Jostens National Yearbook Sample award. Where the 2000 yearbook was very collegiate and conservative, Otero and his long-term editorial team of Vanessa Valencia, Sharon Caldera, and Isabel Garces decided to have more fun with the second edition in 2001. "We wanted to show behind-the-scenes as much as the events themselves," Otero says. The resulting book, "From A Different Angle," shows man-on-the-street interviews and individual bios of seniors in an elegant, brilliantly-colored format. SRR
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