Molly Urnek

Molly Urnek is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for summer 2018.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and later raised in Orange Park, Florida, Molly moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. She is now in her sophomore year, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in magazine journalism and a minor in international studies.

Molly is also a member of the USF Honors College and a writer and Campus Trendsetter for "Her Campus Media," an online magazine.

Days before Hurricane Irma hit last September, a lifeguard was entrusted with translating a public announcement in sign language to residents of Manatee County. 95% of his interpretation was incomprehensible.

With the national average gas price averaging $2.93, travelers are paying the highest Memorial Day weekend prices since 2014, which reached $3.65. However, AAA predicts these rising gas prices will not put a damper on Floridians’ travel plans this holiday weekend.