Ashley MacSuga-Gage purchased about 1,000 pieces of candy last year for Halloween night. She began to hand them out around 6 p.m. and was all out just two hours later.
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After stay-at-home orders were implemented in March, Mercedes, an undocumented immigrant, saw her work hours drop from 40 hours to 30 hours a week. The hotel she worked at as a receptionist at had fewer customers stay, she said.
Mary Alford is an environmental engineer and Santa Fe College and UF graduate who owns The Sustainable Design Group, an architecture and engineering consulting firm. Alford’s projects aim to reduce carbon footprints.
A year after fleeing his homeland, Victor Suarez brought a taste of Venezuela to Gainesville.
Richelle Brown used to ride RTS buses five times a week. Now, she uses it twice a week and fears getting sick every time she steps on.
Translated by Sofia Echeverry.
Alachua County Commissioners have unanimously approved an increase of $15 million to the county’s budget.
A furry, brown spider the size of two quarters crawled from underneath an unfinished baseboard between the window and floor in Brooke Senterfitt’s Liv+ Gainesville apartment.
The murky, crisp scent of cigarettes trailed the streets of Midtown and Downtown Gainesville on the night that Florida bars reopened. Local bars resembled ghost town saloons as most students’ plans were not on Main Street.
In the past, community members would gather to bid farewell to their dead. Now, services are limited to immediate family members while others watch from a phone or computer screen.
Since March, Gainesville resident Sarah Felman has worn a mask, respected social distancing and only left her home to work or to feed her American Paint Horse, Loki, who is housed at Powell Farm near Paynes Prairie.
On Friday and Saturday, from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., Gainesville police will monitor the city for parties or large gatherings, GPD Spokesperson Graham Glover said.
Scottie Lewis, a member of the UF’s men's basketball team, told more than 200 protesters Friday evening about his fear of being a victim of police brutality as a Black man.
The thought of living among sick undergraduate students consumed Saskia Van Wees’ mind Friday and distracted her from applying to jobs.
The Alligator spoke with university administrators to answer reader-submitted questions regarding UF's reopening. Check out their answers below.
Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt said she’s marveled at the sea’s non-renewable energy potential.
Urja Shah’s last time tutoring chemistry and physics students through Knack was in late March.
Suddenly, Brianna Collins felt overwhelmed. Her heart-rate spiked, she felt dizzy and her chest tightened. It felt like running from a lion, she said.
In the Spring, students bumped shoulders. They shared drinks and held hands, and no one wore masks. The reality in Fall will be much different.