The How Bazar officially opened its doors at the downtown Gainesville location with a celebration that included a fashion show, car show and local vendors, effectively shutting down Second Ave. with its festivities. The vintage clothing store, formerly run out of the Seagle Building on West University Ave., is a growing hub of Gen Z fashion and culture for students and young people in the area.
Ashleigh Lucas is a first-year journalism major doing videography for The Alligator. She specializes in Multimedia Journalism where she one day hopes to work as a reporter in Broadcast news. She's had work published for the NewsPress, and maintained a two year internship with the School District of Lee County producing news packages. In her free time, she likes to watch films and practice her photography skills.
On St. Patrick's Day, about 100 people attended "Dia Day," a celebration of the late artist Bo Diddley, at Bo Diddley Plaza. The event featured a musical and fashion show that revolved around art including sculpting, hair braiding, live painting and clothing design all on one stage. Kristen McDaniel, the granddaughter of Bo Diddley, embraced the community outreach and artistry of the event that her late grandfather stood for.