Students and alumni from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school visited Gainesville as part of their “Road to Change” bus tour on July 26th, 2018. The event featured a Q&A session with local students and those from MSD as well as a meet and greet.
Children, students, and Gainesville residents rallied alongside survivors of the Parkland school shooting on July 26, 2018 at Congressman Ted Yoho's office. The event was part of the MSD "Road to Change" tour in which students are calling for their local representatives to "say no" to the NRA.
The Cade Museum for Creativity & Innovation opened to the public Saturday, May 19. The museum encourages learners of all ages to think like an inventor, meet an inventor, and be an inventor. The grand opening event featured interactive activities in the museum’s Creativity and Fab Labs, as well as the unveiling of two completed exhibits.
The 2018 Swamp Challenge, which celebrated its eighth year this past weekend, is the only CrossFit-style event to take place on an SEC field, according to their website. Hundreds of athletes participated in cardio, bodyweight and obstacle workouts at the one day event across three classes, Male/Male, Female/Female and co-ed, and three divisions, Masters, Scaled and RX.
Protesters walked from the Reitz Union, where the on-campus Wendy’s location is, to Tigert Hall on Thursday afternoon to demand that the school’s administration tells the fast food chain to sign onto the Fair Food Program, which works to protect farmers’ rights. Before they marched, speakers told the group of about 20 students Wendy’s was not serving the interests of migrant farmers. Organizer Daphne Fernandez said all workers deserve a living wage. “Having Wendy’s on this campus is an ethical dilemma,” she said. “We are going to pressure Fuchs to remove Wendy’s from our campus.”
After 26.2 hours of dancing at the O’Connell Center, UF Dance Marathon organizers held up white signs to reveal the organization had raised $3,026,420.19 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Last year, $2.7 million were raised, said Ashleigh Braun, a captain on the Dance Marathon public relations team.
Hundreds of people gathered together to watch the celebration of a new year. The Chinese Student Association hosted the Chinese Spring Festival Gala on Sunday in the Phillips Center for Performing Center. Between 700 and 800 tickets were handed out prior to the event.People from all backgrounds were invited to attend the free show. Hosts spoke in both English and Chinese, although the performances were primarily in Chinese. Audience members went on stage to participate in interactive games and raffles.– Jessica Curbelo, Contributing Writer