Caia Reese is a first-year journalism student and a staff photographer for The Alligator. Besides taking photos, she loves to spend her free time writing, going to the movies and getting lost in a good book.
UF students gathered at the Reitz Grand Ballroom Feb. 12 to watch Change Party's and Vision Party's Spring 2024 executive ticket candidates debate in preparation for the upcoming Student Government election.
Reina Saco and her family immigrated from Cuba to the United States when she was 4. They were held in a refugee camp for about a year before being paroled. Today, she is a Gainesville city commissioner-at-large -- a highly educated woman who strives to assist low-income and immigrant community members while maintaining the city's safety. Saco recently gave birth to her first child, Jojo. She works with her husband, Adam, to balance motherhood and government all at once. Holding a powerful position as a woman, immigrant and mother puts her in uncomfortable and dangerous situations daily, yet she remains brave and bold in her actions, words and lifestyle.
Cindy Smock, "Sister Cindy," an evangelical street preacher with over 425,000 TikTok followers returned to UF campus on Monday, Jan. 29 to Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024.