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The High Dive in downtown Gainesville hosted the Micro Championship Wrestling event, where about 150 people cheered on some of the smallest athletes with boisterous personalities. Cowboy Kidd Quick emerged as the micro champion, besting his fellow "pint-sized performers," like the "Tiny Terror" and Huggy Cub. The night culminated with a "six-midget royal rumble," and the traveling show's tagline "half the size, twice the violence" was apparent.
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Micro Championship Wrestling

The High Dive in downtown Gainesville hosted the Micro Championship Wrestling event, where about 150 people cheered on some of the smallest athletes with boisterous personalities. Cowboy Kidd Quick emerged as the micro champion, besting his fellow "pint-sized performers," like the "Tiny Terror" and Huggy Cub. The night culminated with a "six-midget royal rumble," and the traveling show's tagline "half the size, twice the violence" was apparent.


Revival IV Lounge, a business that specializes in providing customers with vitamin-infused IV solutions, opened at 10 a.m. Thursday at 3300 SW Archer Road, Suite 110. Nichole Pogue, the founder and owner, said injections range in price from $85 to $175, depending on the ingredients and are not covered by medical insurance.
 
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UF alumnus opens IV infusion lounge

Revival IV Lounge, a business that specializes in providing customers with vitamin-infused IV solutions, opened at 10 a.m. Thursday at 3300 SW Archer Road, Suite 110. Nichole Pogue, the founder and owner, said injections range in price from $85 to $175, depending on the ingredients and are not covered by medical insurance.  


About 90 students gathered at the Reitz Union amphitheater Thursday evening for the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. March. Diana Moreno, an assistant director of MCDA, said the group hopes to revive the celebration of King’s legacy. The Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Association and the Black Graduate Student Association also contributed to the planning of the event.
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Marching in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

About 90 students gathered at the Reitz Union amphitheater Thursday evening for the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. March. Diana Moreno, an assistant director of MCDA, said the group hopes to revive the celebration of King’s legacy. The Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Association and the Black Graduate Student Association also contributed to the planning of the event.


Hogtown Brewdown at First Magnitude Brewing Company, organized by Hogtown Brewers, was an event full of beer, food and fun. Tickets were sold for $40 per person, and some of the proceeds benefited the Alachua County Humane Society.
 
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FUNDRAISING FOR PETS

Hogtown Brewdown at First Magnitude Brewing Company, organized by Hogtown Brewers, was an event full of beer, food and fun. Tickets were sold for $40 per person, and some of the proceeds benefited the Alachua County Humane Society.  


The first Holiday Party and Potluck for Progress was hosted by a coalition of social and political organizations at Heartwood Soundstage, located at 619 S. Main St. Attendees had the opportunity to meet local candidates running for government positions and live entertainment was provided by Mama Trish.
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Gainesville gets festive at Potluck for Progress

The first Holiday Party and Potluck for Progress was hosted by a coalition of social and political organizations at Heartwood Soundstage, located at 619 S. Main St. Attendees had the opportunity to meet local candidates running for government positions and live entertainment was provided by Mama Trish.


On Saturday and Sunday in Depot Park, located at 200 SE Depot Ave., hundreds of people visited GreenMan Fest, a craft fair that promotes locally made arts and crafts. All sorts of artists from Alachua County came to showcase their art and sell their creations. The event also hosted an expo featuring electric and hybrid vehicles.
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Gainesville gets artsy in Depot Park with GreenMan Fest

On Saturday and Sunday in Depot Park, located at 200 SE Depot Ave., hundreds of people visited GreenMan Fest, a craft fair that promotes locally made arts and crafts. All sorts of artists from Alachua County came to showcase their art and sell their creations. The event also hosted an expo featuring electric and hybrid vehicles.


The Micanopy Fall Festival lasted for two days and hosted a number of booths which offered a variety of foods and crafts. This was the 43rd annual festival, and it took place on Cholokka Boulevard.
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MICANOPY FALL FESTIVAL

The Micanopy Fall Festival lasted for two days and hosted a number of booths which offered a variety of foods and crafts. This was the 43rd annual festival, and it took place on Cholokka Boulevard.


Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Gainesville on Sunday afternoon to celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community. The event included a parade and a festival that lasted for hours.
Photos by Lawson Nuland, Alligator Staff.
 
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Gainesville celebrates Pride

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Gainesville on Sunday afternoon to celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community. The event included a parade and a festival that lasted for hours. Photos by Lawson Nuland, Alligator Staff.  


Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to protest Richard Spencer's speech Thursday. 
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BANDING TOGETHER

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to protest Richard Spencer's speech Thursday. 


The 2017 Homecoming weekend kicked off with the Gator Gallop, a short 2-mile run around UF’s campus, on Friday morning. Afterward, fans lined up along West University Avenue to watch the annual UF Homecoming Parade at noon, which included more than 100 different floats. On Friday evening, fans gathered on Flavet Field for performances by rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Daya for Gator Growl. On Saturday, the Florida Gators played the Louisiana State University Tigers for the annual Homecoming football game.
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CELEBRATING HOMECOMING

The 2017 Homecoming weekend kicked off with the Gator Gallop, a short 2-mile run around UF’s campus, on Friday morning. Afterward, fans lined up along West University Avenue to watch the annual UF Homecoming Parade at noon, which included more than 100 different floats. On Friday evening, fans gathered on Flavet Field for performances by rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Daya for Gator Growl. On Saturday, the Florida Gators played the Louisiana State University Tigers for the annual Homecoming football game.


On Sunday, children and parents attended a dress-up party at the Alachua County Headquarters Library, located at 401 E. University Ave. The event was hosted by Princess and Tiaras.
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A Party for Princesses

On Sunday, children and parents attended a dress-up party at the Alachua County Headquarters Library, located at 401 E. University Ave. The event was hosted by Princess and Tiaras.



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