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Tuesday, April 13, 2021


  • Abigail Hasebroock - Staff Writer

    Abigail is a second-year journalism major covering university general assignment news for The Alligator. When she’s not catching up on school or reporting, she’s spending time outside, reading or reorganizing her Spotify playlists - usually all at the same time. 

  • AJ Bafer - Avenue Staff Writer
  • Alan Halaly - Staff Writer

    Alan Halaly is a first-year journalism and Spanish major and the East Gainesville Beat Reporter. This is his second semester on staff, and he previously worked as a news assistant on the Metro desk. He's excited to use this semester to shine a spotlight on underserved communities in Gainesville.

  • Alexander Lugo - Staff Writer

    Alexander is a fourth-year journalism student at UF. This is his first semester at The Alligator where he is covering university administration. In his free time, he enjoys taking hikes and going for bike rides. 

  • Alexandra Harris
  • Alligator Staff report
  • Amy Dunn
  • Anna Wilder - Staff Writer

    Anna Wilder is a second-year journalism major and the criminal justice reporter. She's from Melbourne, Florida, and she enjoys being outdoors or playing the viola when she's not writing. 

  • Antonia LaRocca

    Antonia LaRocca is a copy editor at The Alligator.

  • Arlette Garcia - El Caimán Staff Writer
  • Asta Hemenway - Staff Writer

    Asta Hemenway is a third-year senior majoring in Journalism. Born in Tallahassee, she grew up Senegalese American. When she’s not writing or doing school, she loves watching Netflix and Tiktok in her spare time. 

  • Aurora Martínez - Contributing Writer
  • Avenue Staff
  • Avery Lotz
  • Aysia Gilbert
  • Ben Crosbie
  • Brendan Farrell
  • Brenna Sheets
  • Brianne Seaberg
  • Bryan Matamoros
  • Camila Pereira
  • Carolina Ilvento - Staff Writer

    Carolina is a second-year journalism major with a minor in sustainability. In the past, she covered stories and events for WUFT, and she is now reporting on Student Government for The Alligator. Carolina loves to do yoga and go to the beach whenever she isn't writing.

  • Chasity Maynard - University Editor
  • Chris Ortega
  • Christian Ortega
  • Corbin Boiles
  • Corbin Bolies - Staff Writer
  • Daniel Acosta
  • Daniella Sevares - Staff Writer

    Daniella Sevares is a third-year student and an education reporter for the Metro team. She’s from Miami, and she loves going to the beach when she’s not writing.

  • David Hackett
  • Declan Walsh
  • Diane Hernandez
  • Dylan O'Shea
  • Edysmar Diaz-Cruz - Staff Writer
  • Emil Munksgaard Grosen - Staff Writer

    Emil Munksgaard Grosen is a news assistant for The Alligator and a sophomore who plans to double major in political science and public relations. Interested in civil rights and political communication, he dreams of becoming a lawyer and humanitarian. 

  • Emily Felts - Multimedia Editor
  • Emily Klann
  • Evan Lepak
  • Faith Buckley - Staff Writer

    Faith Buckley is a first-year journalism student at UF and The Alligator's swimming and diving beat writer. She is specializing in sports media to one day hopefully work as an NHL commentator.

  • Gabriel Acosta
  • Gabrielle Gangler
  • Graham Marsh
  • Grethel Aguila - Metro Editor
  • Griffin Foll - Staff Writer

    Griffin Foll is a sophomore at UF studying journalism sports and media. He is one of The Alligator's women’s basketball beat writers. Griffin is also a UF softball beat reporter for and contributes weekly articles for ESPN Gainesville.

  • Heather Bushman - Avenue Staff Writer
  • Isabella Barnet
  • Isabella Douglas
  • J.P. Oprison - Staff Writer

    J.P. is a third year UF journalism student. He is currently a university news assistant for The Alligator.  

  • J.P. Oprison - Staff Writer

    J.P. is a third year UF journalism student. He is currently a university news assistant for The Alligator.  

  • Jack Prator - Staff Writer
  • Jack Prator - Staff Writer

    Jack is a UF journalism sophomore covering the Gainesville City Commission. If he's not in a hammock at the plaza he is probably watching the Queen's Gambit for the fifth time. 

  • Jesse Richardson - Staff Writer
  • Jiselle Lee - Staff Writer

    Jiselle Lee is a freshman journalism student and a news assistant for the Independent Alligator. She loves trying new restaurants around Gainesville in her free time.

  • Josh Kapke
  • Julia Bauer - Contributing Writer
  • Julia Coin - Photographer

    Julia Coin, 19, UF journalism sophomore, is the multimedia editor of The Alligator. She has experience as a concert photographer, photojournalist and reporter and is the president of UF’s chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. She spends her free time falling into watch holes on The Lily, The Washington Post’s women-led publication, and scrolling through AirBnB while dreaming of trips in a post-COVID world.

  • Juliana Ferrie - Staff Writer

    Juliana Ferrie is a second-year UF journalism student. She is excited to be working for The Alligator as the Santa Fe Beat reporter. In her free time, you can find her reading or listening to music.

  • Juliana Ryan
  • Kalia Richardson - Staff Writer
  • Kara Guillaume
  • Karina Wilson - Staff Writer

    Karina Wilson is a second-year student at the University of Florida within the College of Journalism and Communications with a specialization in sports and media. She aims to produce engaging, accurate and current content for all types of sports fans. Currently, Karina is The Alligator's lacrosse beat writer.

  • Katie Delk - Staff Writer

    Katie Delk is a sophomore with a journalism major and an anthropology minor. For the Avenue, she writes about music, culture and the environment. When she is not writing, she is outside with the trees, reading a fantasy book or listening to Beach House.

  • Kent Fuchs
  • Kevin Maher - Staff writer

    Kevin Maher is a senior at the University of Florida and an investigative news assistant at The Alligator. He's also an impartial fan of "the greatest basketball team on the planet," the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Kristin Bausch - Staff Writer

    Kristin Bausch is a third-year journalism major at the University of Florida and a staff writer with the Avenue. Giving people an opportunity to share their story is one of her favorite things about writing. When not writing, she’s probably dancing.

  • Kristine Villarroe - El Caimán Staff Writer
  • Kristine Villarroel
  • Kyle Wood
  • Lianna Hubbard - Staff Writer

    Lianna Hubbard is a reporter for The Alligator’s Investigative Team. The UF women’s study major began as a freelance reporter three years ago. She founded her community college’s award-winning newspaper before beginning at The Independent Florida Alligator. See an issue in your community or a story at UF? Send tips to her Twitter.

  • Lonnie Numa - Avenue Staff Writer
  • Lucille Lannigan - Staff Writer

    Lucy Lannigan is a second-year journalism student from Key West. She works as a news assistant on the metro team. When Lucy’s not reporting, she loves to paint and spend time outside. 

  • Macie Goldfarb
  • Makiya Seminera
  • Manny Rea - Staff Writer

    Manny Rea is a journalism sophomore and the current health reporter for The Alligator. He worked as a copy editor in his freshman year before moving over to the Avenue in summer 2020. He likes to listen to dollar-bin records and read comics, and he is patiently waiting to go back to movies and concerts.

  • Marlena Carrillo - Avenue Staff Writer
  • Marsha Bryant
  • Meghan McGlone - Staff Writer

    Meghan is a second-year UF English major. She is currently the university news editor, and in the past she’s been the SG reporter, a university general assignment reporter and a university news assistant. In her free time, she likes to read and eat sour candy.

  • Melissa Hernandez de la Cruz
  • Michael Hull
  • Michelle Holder - Staff Writer

    Michelle Holder is a second-year journalism student at UF minoring in entrepreneurship and a Metro reporter at The Alligator. She is from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. In her free time she enjoys going to coffee shops and reading. 

  • Morgan Goldwich
  • Myles Herbert
  • Nevada Cullen
  • Noah Ram - Staff Writer

    Noah is a third year journalism-sports and media student from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He has been with The Alligator since Spring 2019 and has covered men’s and women’s tennis, gymnastics and volleyball. When he isn’t on his beat, Noah is usually sadden over his beloved South Florida sports teams, such as the Heat and Dolphins.

  • Nora O'Neill - Staff Writer
  • Ophelie Jacobson
  • Paloma Quadri
  • Payton Titus
  • Por Alan Halaly
  • Por Arlette Garcia
  • Por Sophie Feinberg
  • Rachel Ray
  • Rachel Slay - Staff Writer
  • Rebecca Leiman
  • River Wells
  • Ron Berry
  • Rosmery Izaguirre - Visualization Producer
  • Ryan Haley - Staff Writer

    Ryan Haley is a second-year journalism major with a sports & media specialization from Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up playing a bunch of different sports before settling on golf, following Rory McIlroy and all Philadelphia sports teams. He also loves all things fiction, reading, watching shows and movies and talking about whatever current story or character is in his head.

  • Samantha Chery - Staff Writer
  • Sara Kate Dyson
  • Sara Nash
  • Sofia Echeverry - Staff Writer

    Sofia is a news assistant on The Alligator's university desk. This is her second semester at paper, where she previously worked as a translator for El Caimán. 

  • Sophie Feinberg - Staff Writer
  • Staff Report
  • Steven Walker - Staff Writer
  • The Alligator Editorial Board
  • Thomas Holton
  • Thomas Weber - Staff Writer
  • Tristan Wood - Staff Writer
  • Tyler Nettuno
  • Valentina Botero - Avenue Staff Writer
  • Valeria Pagnani
  • Valeriya Antonshchuk - Staff Writer

    Valeriya Antonshchuk is a junior telecommunication-news and political science student at the University of Florida. As a news assistant for the Avenue, Valeriya covers Gainesville's entertainment and culture news weekly. Valeriya was originally born in Ukraine and speaks fluent Russian. 

  • Veronica Nocera - Staff Writer

    Veronica Nocera is a first-year Journalism major with a History minor. This is her first semester on staff for The Alligator, where she works as Avenue News Assistant. She also writes for Rowdy Magazine. 

  • Yewande O. Addie
  • Zachariah Chou
  • Zachary Huber

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