Sports and Fitness

Thanks to UF and the Journalism and Communications School


I can’t believe that I have only one semester left until graduation here at the University of Florida. As a student in the Journalism school, I have been introduced to so many opportunities. I have had the ability to increase my communication and critical thinking skills. With a specialization in Media and Society, I learned more specifically about traditional and digital media. The skills that I have increased and developed throughout my time at the University of Florida will assist me in law school.

The CMIR provided me with opportunities that allowed me to communicate effectively with other students. I also learned to always stay true to myself and to always work hard. Thanks to the UF Journalism and Communications School and the CMIR, I can say I have become a better and more confident person.



SEC Championship

For the second year in the row, the Florida Gators will face the Alabama Crimson Tide on December 3rd in the SEC Championship. It will take place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. After a tough loss against the Florida State Seminoles, the Gators are facing the best team in the country.


“The Tipping Point”

In one of my classes, we were required to read a book called The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. In the beginning of his book, Gladwell talks about the trend of Hush Puppies shoes that started out as a hipster trend in Manhattan. The trend spread across the United States and increased tremendously. In my opinion, I thought the way he wrote the beginning of his book was a good way to catch the audience’s attention. The author used the trend of the Hush Puppies shoes as a way to introduce the theme of the book.

I like how the author transitioned from the introduction chapter of the book to chapter one. I thought chapter one was extremely interesting because Gladwell goes into extreme detail, which can easily catch the audience’s attention. He specifically uses syphilis and HIV as an example in order to convey his idea and get his point across. Just like syphilis and HIV, trends and styles can be spread across many people too. “The Tipping Point” was a term that Gladwell uses to describe something that can eventually turn into a popular and significant trend. There are three variables or “rules of epidemics” that Gladwell identifies and goes into detail about in his book: the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor, and the Power of Context.

The Law of the Few is broken down into three kinds of people that can be classified as Connectors, Mavens, and Salesmen. Connectors are individuals who can build relationships with other people and maintain them. Mavens, on the other hand, are individuals who have a strong desire to assist other consumers and to ensure that they are making smart decisions on their behalf. Salesmen have the ability to be extremely persuasive in changing individuals’ behaviors.

Next, Gladwell goes into detail about the Stickiness Factor. He used Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues as an interesting example to describe this rule. The Stickiness Factor plays a key role in determining whether a trend will increase in popularity. By using these two television shows as examples, he explains the benefits of how these shows helped children improve and develop their cognitive and reasoning skills.

Finally, the Power of Context is a term used to describe when a trend is not right and will not reach “the tipping point”. He uses the decline of violent crime rates in New York city in the 1990s as an example to elaborate further in detail about this term. Gladwell mentions that there were a large variety of factors that influences changes in an environment.

Overall, I thought this book provided me with powerful insight and knowledge that will be valuable to me as a Telecommunication major. Gladwell does a great job throughout his book describing and discussing the importance of change. The information that Gladwell provided was very engaging and made me think about whether a trend can reach “the tipping point” or not. The Tipping Point is a book that I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn interesting ideas and concepts about trends.

An Evaluation of my Peers (Part 2)

There are just so many fascinating topics that my classmates have decided to blog about. Stephanie Byrne‘s blog is extremely creative. Her biography shows how successful she has become and how much experience she has in her major. She is not only an anchor but she is also the president of the Journalism and Communications Ambassadors! As I continued to explore through the blogs of my peers, I came across Shazquia Ransom’s blog. The topic of her blog was different and one that I found to be intriguing. Surviving Motherhood is her topic and she talks about her experience when it was her time to give birth, which I thought was incredible! There are lot of difficulties that a mother faces when having a baby so her blog is extremely informative for those who are concerned about being a mother. Last but not least, Voleer Thomas blogs about his journey to veganism and healthy food choices, something that I can easily relate to! As someone who exercises daily and tries to maintain a healthy diet, I found his blog inspirational. My favorite blog post of his was about water and why it is essential. Drinking water not only helps with weight loss but helps improve your thinking skills and overall health!

An Evaluation of my Peers

I have analyzed the work of several of my classmates and have found myself to be engaged with many of the topics that I have came across. When it comes to blogging, people have the opportunity to write and talk about anything. To begin, Christian Endrigian, an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, came to UF with a goal in mind: to work in an NBA front office as the Director of Basketball Operations. With an outside concentration in sports management, he is very talented and experienced. Next, Alex Ciccarone‘s blog is one that I found to be very attractive. I enjoyed her blog because I have never visited New York and I definitely want to now! She talks about the hidden treasures of New York and how to avoid being too “touristy” when visiting. Moving on, Rachel White‘s blog is full of very compelling content. She is pursuing her Masters in International Business, which I find incredible. She also loves sports just as much as I do!


My name is Stefani Hunter and I am at a senior at the University of Florida majoring in Telecommunication. I was born and raised in Plantation, Florida and have two older brothers. I also have three amazing dogs. After I graduate, I hope to attend law school. It was during my sophomore year that I decided I wanted to go to law school and pursue my career in the legal field.

During my spare time, I love going to the gym and watching sports. I love football, especially the Florida Gators. I am always doing school work and studying during the week so taking a break and watching football on Saturday’s is one of my favorite things to do. Working out daily is also part of my routine and something that I always enjoy doing.


Click the link below to take a look at my resume!

Stefani Hunter

“Hell Week” at Orangetheory Fitness

Have you ever heard of “Hell Week” at Orangetheory Fitness? It takes place this year starting on October 24th leading right up to Halloween.

Several members take part in this event because the workouts are extreme and will do something really good for your body. The workouts are 60 minutes in length and include intense cardio, weights, and the rower.

The workouts are created to help you step up your fitness game. You will also win a free t-shirt at the end of the week if you attend and survive five classes throughout the week! The classes are not supposed to be easy but will be worth it in the end.

Don’t forget to register for classes now! I promise you won’t regret it.

The LSU-UF game will be played in Baton Rouge on Nov. 19


It was recently announced that the LSU-UF game has been rescheduled for Nov. 19th in Baton Rouge, which answers the question in my previous blog post. This is news that some of us were not expecting. Because of this, we lost two home games and have only one more left this season.

According to UF Athletic Director, Jeremy Foley, LSU did not help with this decision. LSU’s Athletic Director, Joe Alleva mentioned that the Tigers would not give up their home game. It was a difficult process especially since LSU was not a true partner all discussions that were made.

As a result, the Florida Gators will offer a discount on LSU tickets for students and will not raise booster fees in 2017. Additionally, the LSU Tigers will have to play in The Swamp the next two years.

I am hoping for a great outcome on Nov. 19th. Go Gators.

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