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Orlando City Stadium renamed Exploria Stadium

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | June 05, 2019

After more than two years in a stadium with a generic name, Orlando City Soccer Club has sold the naming rights of their stadium to Exploria Resorts. Orlando City Stadium on Church Street is now Exploria Stadium. Exploria Resorts is based in Clermont, Florida, and is a timeshare company that also offers vacation rentals. The company has locations in Florida, […]

June 2019

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | May 30, 2019

Parking downtown: Not as daunting as it sounds

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | May 16, 2019

One of the best things about living in Downtown Orlando is the ability to walk to nearly everything. If not a walk, residents are a short bicycle ride or free Lymmo bus ride from bars, restaurants, shopping, performing arts, concerts, and sports. In fact, in a recent survey of Thornton Park residents, walkability was listed by 95% of respondents as […]

Grand opening celebration held for the University Club and Modera Central

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | May 15, 2019

Big names in the Orlando scene showed up for the grand opening of the University Club and the Modera Central apartments on May 9. State and local politicians who attended include Orlando City Commissioners Robert Stuart and Regina Hill, former Orlando Mayor Bill Frederick and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. The University Club is situated below Modera Central on 152 E […]

UCF Athletics takes over Wall Street

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | May 15, 2019

The UCF Charge On Tour made its third stop, this time in Downtown Orlando, Thursday, May 9. UCF Athletic Director Danny White spoke about the state of the athletic program and Orlando’s growing fan base. White brought along men’s basketball coach Johnny Dawkins, women’s basketball coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson and head football coach Josh Heupel as they greeted and met with […]

Orange County Regional History Center wins National Medal

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | May 08, 2019

The Orange County Regional History Center has been awarded the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award honors museums and libraries for their service to the community and was announced on May 7. When the History Center was nominated, exhibits honoring the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting were cited in a press release as an example […]

Dear Evan Hansen delivers poignant message in today’s high-tech world

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | April 19, 2019

The current Broadway play at the Dr. Phillips Center is a haunting reminder of the loneliness that most children experience as they grow from childhood and transition into being an adult. There is so much to unpack in this story and this writer will not spoil it for you. Before entering the Disney Theater, I knew nothing of the play. […]

Downtown Orlando FAMU Law librarian competing in ‘Jeopardy!’

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | April 17, 2019

One of Florida A&M College of Law’s employees from the Downtown Orlando campus fulfilled her dream of being a “Jeopardy!” contestant after she grew up watching the popular quiz show, according to a press release. The release stated that Lorelle Anderson, FAMU Law’s assistant director for public library services, is from Longwood and has been employed with FAMU for 12 […]

Residents learn crime is down in Colonialtown South

By collegeparkpaper@gmail.com | April 10, 2019

Crime is down in Colonialtown South, but the number of missing dogs is on the rise. The Colonialtown South Neighborhood Association met on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church on Robinson. Barbie Nowick and Andrew Olejack led the forum with a discussion about local crime and the possibility of hosting a women’s self-defense course. City Commissioner […]