Bouncers held its second annual Fourth of July Bicycle Parade with a turnout of less than a tenth of what it was in 2019. A year prior, 100 kids attended. This year, only eight came to ride their bicycles, tricycles, and scooters around the parking lot. Angie Adams, manager of Bouncers Indoor Playground, attributed the reduced turnout to the pandemic but proceeded with the event because she says “It’s still important to celebrate the Fourth of July.”
Three years after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., UF students and Gainesville residents gather at the Plaza of the Americas to remember and honor victims on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
THE CORNER OF SUPPORT - For panhandlers like Mike and Sheldon, their days of standing on Gainesville’s medians may be coming to an end. City officials concerned about pedestrian safety have proposed rules banning people from standing that close to traffic while soliciting donations. Mike and Sheldon share the intersection at SW 13th Street and SW 16th Avenue to make ends meet. Despite the hard times, they count on each other for friendship and support. Photos by Kasamba Kokayi, 21, a former UF journalism major who graduated in December 2020.
A collection of photos from the beginning of Spring 2021 to today