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On Monday, about 100 stood on Turlington Plaza to mourn the death of Karan Khullar, a 22-year-old foreign exchange student who died on Feb. 11 after he was hit at a bus stop by a drunken driver, police said.
 
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Candlelit vigil for Karan Khullar

On Monday, about 100 stood on Turlington Plaza to mourn the death of Karan Khullar, a 22-year-old foreign exchange student who died on Feb. 11 after he was hit at a bus stop by a drunken driver, police said.  


Students in Karen Melvin’s kindergarten class participated in an “Eggsperiment” on Monday. The activity was part of a series of events celebrating Black History Month at Littlewood Elementary School. The class studied different colored eggs and predicted what they would look like on the inside, before cracking them open to see if they were right.
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EGGSPERIMENT

Students in Karen Melvin’s kindergarten class participated in an “Eggsperiment” on Monday. The activity was part of a series of events celebrating Black History Month at Littlewood Elementary School. The class studied different colored eggs and predicted what they would look like on the inside, before cracking them open to see if they were right.


An amendment to allow online voting failed, along with 10 other amendments to UF's Student Government Constitution on Wednesday. Impact also won 48 of 50 Senate seats, with one independent candidate winning a Graduate seat and a write-in candidate winning a seat for the College of Dentistry. 
 
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IMPACT DOMINATES IN SPRING ELECTIONS

An amendment to allow online voting failed, along with 10 other amendments to UF's Student Government Constitution on Wednesday. Impact also won 48 of 50 Senate seats, with one independent candidate winning a Graduate seat and a write-in candidate winning a seat for the College of Dentistry.   


At the Big Sean and Lil Yachty concert, hosted by Student Government Productions and the Black Student Union, security and staff struggled to contain the crowd. About 6,000 people, packed into the O’Connell Center on Wednesday night.
 
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CHAOTIC CONCERT

At the Big Sean and Lil Yachty concert, hosted by Student Government Productions and the Black Student Union, security and staff struggled to contain the crowd. About 6,000 people, packed into the O’Connell Center on Wednesday night.  


More than 20 people march down Northwest 75th Street to protest the Dakota Access pipeline during the Emergency Demonstration in Solidarity with Standing Rock on Sunday.
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Pipeline Protest

More than 20 people march down Northwest 75th Street to protest the Dakota Access pipeline during the Emergency Demonstration in Solidarity with Standing Rock on Sunday.


New hires with Gainesville Fire Rescue continued participating in drills on Wednesday afternoon. They will graduate from their training today and become probationary firefighters.
 
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Firefighters Finish Strong

New hires with Gainesville Fire Rescue continued participating in drills on Wednesday afternoon. They will graduate from their training today and become probationary firefighters.  


Dance Alive National Ballet performed “Robin Hood” at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. The ballet was choreographed by Kim Tuttle, the executive artistic director of the company.
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Robin Hood Performance

Dance Alive National Ballet performed “Robin Hood” at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. The ballet was choreographed by Kim Tuttle, the executive artistic director of the company.


Burrito Brothers Taco Co., a restaurant that over the past 40 years had become one of Gainesville’s most prized institutions, closed on Saturday.  The restaurant sold about 1,500 burritos Saturday. It started turning people away at about 6:30 p.m. — after all of its food was gone.
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Burrito Brothers closes after 40 years

Burrito Brothers Taco Co., a restaurant that over the past 40 years had become one of Gainesville’s most prized institutions, closed on Saturday.  The restaurant sold about 1,500 burritos Saturday. It started turning people away at about 6:30 p.m. — after all of its food was gone.


More than 15,000 protestors braved sporadic pouring rain to show their opposition to President Donald Trump in Tallahassee on Saturday. They marched a mile behind a banner reading "All families deserve justice and security."
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Tallahassee Women's March

More than 15,000 protestors braved sporadic pouring rain to show their opposition to President Donald Trump in Tallahassee on Saturday. They marched a mile behind a banner reading "All families deserve justice and security."


Hundreds of students came through the Reitz Union lawn to check out some of UF’s organizations and get free pizza at the Spring 2017 Student Organization Fair on Wednesday. The fair was hosted by the Department of Student Activities and Involvement and the Involvement Team. It ran from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Organizations and clubs, from the Hip-Hop Collective to the UF Data Science and Informatics Student Organization, tabled on the lawn to give information to prospective club members. Whether it was geocaching, Japanese culture, a club for first-generation college students or the Theatre Strike Force, there was a booth at the Spring 2017 Student Organization Fair helping students get involved on campus.
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Getting Involved

Hundreds of students came through the Reitz Union lawn to check out some of UF’s organizations and get free pizza at the Spring 2017 Student Organization Fair on Wednesday. The fair was hosted by the Department of Student Activities and Involvement and the Involvement Team. It ran from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Organizations and clubs, from the Hip-Hop Collective to the UF Data Science and Informatics Student Organization, tabled on the lawn to give information to prospective club members. Whether it was geocaching, Japanese culture, a club for first-generation college students or the Theatre Strike Force, there was a booth at the Spring 2017 Student Organization Fair helping students get involved on campus.


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