Cindy Lasseter Smock, better known to her more than 500,000 TikTok followers as “Sister Cindy,” came to Plaza of the Americas on Monday, Feb. 7.
A former UF student from the ‘70s, Smock came with her husband George Edward “Jed” Smock Jr., who she said converted her when she was a student.
A viral sensation, Smock was met with a crowd of over 500 students that dwindled throughout the day. She said on her TikTok that she will be at UF until Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Alan Halaly is a third-year journalism major and the Spring 2023 Editor-in-Chief of The Alligator. He's previously served as Engagement Managing Editor, Metro Editor and Photo Editor. Alan has also held internships with the Miami New Times and The Daily Beast, and spent his first two semesters in college on The Alligator’s Metro desk covering city and county affairs.
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DJ Diesel — also known as Shaquille O'Neal — comes to Gainesville for a Halloween bash to spin some music for thousands of fans. UF students, Gainesville locals and Shaq fanatics flocked to Vivid Sky Warehouse on Oct. 31 to hear Shaquille O'Neal, Kaivon and Butler DJ'ing for one night only.