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Editor’s Note: President Kent Fuchs told The Alligator he received hundreds of emails from students since UF announced classes would move fully online through the end of the Spring semester. At his request, and with the permission of the email’s author, we are printing one of the emails on this page along with his reply.

As a student, it can be easy to forget about elections because of everything else going on in your life. With classes, part-time jobs and other extracurricular activities, it’s intimidating to even think about fitting an election into an already chaotic schedule. Luckily, voting is convenient and effortless, thanks to a variety of voting options. 

Although I was born in India, growing up in the U.S. has instilled in me how important it is to be civically engaged. I saw the constantly changing political climate in America, and I watched as the leaders of our country made decisions for the future of our nation. And yet, for 12 years, I was unable to participate in selecting our leaders because I was not a U.S. citizen.

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Darts and Laurels

You’ve spent an hour jogging on this nature trail, but you’ve already started regretting coming into existence. Walking along a bustling stream seems like a nice idea on paper, but no one ever talks about the mosquitoes in their poems. 

As you patiently wait for your order, you can’t help but feel a bit uncomfortable. 

The air feels more crisp than usual. You look up to see a dark clouded sky framed by large pine trees and leaves rustling in the cool wind. You’re suddenly thankful you wore your hoodie and jeans. It seems like autumn is finally here. With midterms over, you have time to enjoy one of the finer things in life — pumpkin patches.

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