If you get the chance, stay and observe the students working hard around you or, heck, join them and study yourself. About five minutes from campus, not only is this a stomping ground for UCF students, it’s a great pizza place with many custom options. FINISH: When a UCF student starts talking about campus, have the confidence to just jump right in.You’ve always been a real UCF student, but now you have the experiences to prove it.
The interview below has been edited for clarity and length. Just really uncomfortable things that shouldn't be published just because it's personal. That's pretty horrible, but then I realized, I must be really changing some hearts that people that don't know me are threatening me like that. KC: My parents understand that things are going to happen, but they trust me. They're very religious, so they understood you have to go through rough patches in order to get to better times. I was a junior in high school, so I was able to get my driver's license and play sports and have as normal a teenage life as any other American. And now it's my opportunity to play a role and pass the baton to the younger generation to do whatever I can't – to fight for them so they can keep fighting for our parents and for everyone else.
They know that I wouldn't do anything that I didn't think was going to benefit us in the long run. DACA allowed me to apply for a full-ride scholarship. When I graduated in 2014 and I got that scholarship, it was also the first year that in-state tuition for undocumented students in Florida passed. OW: What did it feel like to do activism for something so personal?
I want to empower all the other youth to come out and join the fight because we weren't just given all these things – we fought for them. There are youth all over getting arrested for a clean DREAM Act. When you meet all the people that are doing the day-to-day battles, you realize that it's not about me – it's about the community. I just started crying one day, and I was like, "I feel like I cant be myself around you anymore.
There's people that walked from Miami to Washington D. We need to make sure they hear us loud and clear that we're here to stay and that we're not going to go down without a fight. It's about the children that are young and scared that their parents won't come home and they would be thrown into foster care. I had my uncle deported, and I was the only person who could go see him in handcuffs and shackles on his feet, knowing he didn't do anything wrong. It's sad because she's so close to being an adult, and I just want her to have the life that I had with no worries, but I can't promise her that. I don't know what this means and all I know is this is my status." And he just held me and was like, "This doesn't mean anything to me.
President Donald Trump's administration rescinded DACA in September and gave Congress until early next year to put together legislation before protections are phased out. A video of the UCF student's interview with reporters went viral and subjected her to unprecedented online support and attacks. Caudillo and other students also want to make sure the next UCF president after current UCF President John C.