Jamal Waked, a 19-year-old UF computer engineering sophomore, slurps lo mein noodles in the final round of the food eating competition. Waked, who won the competition, said he was chubby as a kid and liked to eat. “I’ve been training all of my life,” he said.
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Carolina Sepulveda, a 17-year-old UF biology freshman, chows down on beef with mung bean vermicelli from the Chinese American Student Association’s food table. With about 750 students attending AKM’s Food Festival, Sepulveda said they ran out of forks and she had to use a spoon instead.
Students stuff their faces with lo mein during the eating competition at Asian Kaleidoscope Month’s 23rd Annual Food Festival on Oct. 20, 2015, in the Florida Gym. Contestants ate one-handed with chopsticks in five rounds of five people each, the winners of which competed in a final eat-off.
UF defensive lineman Jon Bullard (90) goes for a tackle during Florida's 28-27 win against Tennessee on Sept. 26, 2015, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Amani Flood, a 19-year-old UF digital arts and sciences sophomore, untangles a bunch of black balloons on the Plaza of the Americas on Oct. 15, 2015. Each of the 24 balloons represented 500,000 displaced Syrians in the refugee crisis. "We want to make an impact to get more refugees in the United States," said Flood, who helped collect student signatures on a petition to open the U.S. to Syrian refugees.
Farna Tahir, left front, a 21-year-old UF sociology senior, and Najla Faddoul, a 19-year-old UF nutrition and prephramacy sophomore, yell "Viva, Viva Palestina," and "No justice, no peace," at the Israel solidarity rally and prayer event on Turlington Plaza on Oct. 15, 2015. "We are trying to give light to the other side," Tahir said. "Palestinians are dying too, if not in more numbers."
Melissa Vailikit, a 19-year-old UF international studies and Chinese sophomore, paints the Chinese character for love on Catey Clark, an 18-year-old dance freshman, at UF’s Pop-Up Culture event, which celebrated arts and humanities. “Everyone needs love,” Clark said about her symbol choice.
Sitting on a wooden bed of screws and rubber bands, UF anthropology junior Van Truong, 20, scans over an incomplete 6 foot by 8 foot Mona Lisa art piece at the Pop-Up Culture event on the Plaza of the Americas on Oct. 14, 2015. Truong, who helped put the event together, opened her project to all students at the event to gather “inspiration from other people who approach art and life differently.”
Associate in Book Arts Ellen Knudson (left) teaches Adela Kore, a 21-year-old UF nutrition senior, how to use her 1960s-era letterpress. At the Pop-Up Culture event, Knudson said the press was doing what it was made for: quick, dirty, handmade posters.
Mary Myers, a 22-year-old UF family, youth and community sciences senior, sips from her beer at The Swamp Restaurant on Oct. 13, 2015. Myers said when game day rolls around she comes to the restaurant with her friends because it has a fun outside atmosphere.
Natalie Heller, a 20-year-old finance junior, writes her name on the door at National Coming Out Day on the Plaza of the Americas on Oct. 12, 2015, to support coming out. Heller said writing her name on the door meant not being afraid. “If someone were to walk by and see my name, I wouldn’t care,” Heller said. “The same time last year I wouldn’t have been willing to.”
Buttons wait to be picked up by visitors on the information table at the National Coming Out Day event on the Plaza of the Americas on Oct. 12, 2015. LB Hannahs (not pictured), director of LGBT Affairs and social justice coordinator, said that pronouns can put a gender on someone that they haven’t chosen. “They are very small words, but they have a lot of meaning to them,” Hannahs said.
Veronica Cinibulk, a 19-year-old UF psychology senior, reads about influential people in the LGBTQ community during the Pride Student Union and the Office of LGBT Affairs’ event celebrating National Coming Out Day on Oct. 12, 2015. Cinibulk said she understood why there was conflict over LGBT issues with the lack of education at that time. “We still have a long way to go,” she said.
Pride Student Union ambassadors discuss the history of LGBTQ rights and the resources offered for LGBTQ students at UF at the National Coming Out Day celebration on Oct. 12, 2015. Maggie Creegan (right), a 23-year-old graduate assistant at LGBT Affairs, said the timeline teaches people about LGBTQ individuals who have been a big part of history. Students may not have learned about them any other way, she said.
Harpist Valerie Campos glides her fingers over a seven-pedal harp at the Thornebrook Art Festival on Oct. 10, 2015. The festival featured 130 artists and hosted food trucks and musicians, including Campos, who said she plays to help calm and heal people.
Gainesville mayoral candidate Lauren Poe mingles at his first fundraiser on Oct. 9, 2015, at First Magnitude Brewery. During his speech, Poe said he plans to focus on children, quality of life and transportation.
Santiago Benjumea (left), a 23-year-old IGNITE school of ministry sophomore, and Karen Paige, a 49-year-old administration assistant, stand among about 25 protestors picketing Planned Parenthood on Oct. 10, 2015. Paige said her son was conceived when she was raped at 15 and the world would have lost out on his contributions if she had killed her baby. “This is war,” Benjumea said. “We are out here in combat.”
Maria A. B. Gama (left), a 22-year-old biochemistry senior, and Nurul Azma Ahmad Tarmizi, a 21-year-old food science and human nutrition junior, share a laugh at the Gatornational Language and Culture Fair at the Hub on Oct. 8, 2015. The UF Campus Diplomats hosted the event to connect international students on campus. Tarmizi said it was important to represent her country, Indonesia.
Caroline Nickerson, a 21-year-old UF history and Chinese junior, writes on her homemade button at the Accessibility Fair on Oct. 7, 2015, at the Plaza of the Americas. The fair promoted awareness about disabilities and provided information about UF’s disability resources. On the button, Nickerson wrote, “A flower does not think of the flower next to it - it just blooms.”She said she made the button for a friend who had been comparing himself to others at work.