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Saturday, October 16, 2021



DIY Canvas Key Holder

I thought I’d carry on the theme of keys for this week’s DIY craft. Gotta put those color coded keys somewhere! So here is an easy way to make a cute key holder for your dorm, apartment, etc.


The Zodiac - Knowing Your Signs

I’m sure that almost every one of us has read our horoscope at least once whether it be in a magazine, an app on our phone, or if you’re on of my friends, you’ve sat while I forced you to listen to your sign’s horoscope for that day.


Enter the Wilderness: Ichetucknee River

Out of all the nature hotspots around UF, the Ichetucknee River is one of the best. Forty-five minutes north of Gainesville, the Ichetucknee rises from a series of first magnitude springs, and flows south into the Santa Fe River. You can swim in the two sources springs at the North Entrance, Ichetucknee and Blue (pictured), or you can rent a tube and float down from the South. I always describe the river to friends as the lazy river, an eternally 72 degree stream of clear water filled with turtles, fish, and, at this time of year, manatees.


Banks, Bonds, and the Baseball Hall of Fame

January 23rd was a sad day for baseball fans everywhere as the game lost an all-time great in Ernie Banks. Banks, or “Mr.Cub,” as he was known, passed away at 83.He was a 2-time all-star, 2-time National League MVP, and a first ballot Hall-of-Famer during a career that spanned 18 years (1953-1971), all on Chicago’s north side.

Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices

Orange and Blue Showcase: Chanticleer

With the production of the movie Pitch Perfect and the rising fame of The Sing Off-winning group Pentatonix, A’ Capella music is gaining popularity again. The University Auditorium here on Florida’s campus hosted a performance by an all men’s A’ Capella group this past Friday. This group of men are very different than your college, pop-song cover group. The men of Chanticleer are Grammy award winning professionals, who performed a program of songs that provided a truly magical experience for those in attendance.


Under the Stars

Happy spring semester, Gators! With this blog, I'll talk about cool stuff that’s happening in the science world, whether it’s near, far, wherever you are (does the heart really go on, Celine?). I also want to hear from you! If there’s a subject you want me to explore further, let me know with a comment below or send an email to The Alligator blog editor at Now, let’s get to it!


DIY Color-Coded Keys

The Independent Florida Alligator is now helping you get your creative juices flowing with ‘do it yourself’ crafts that are affordable for anyone on a college budget. This crafty idea is only the first of many so get ready!


Gainesvillista: How to layer for winter months

The best way to dress for cold weather is to layer, layer, layer, but there are many ways to do this that might not involve what you think. Of course I would suggest wearing tights or leggings under jeans or wearing tank tops under sweaters to keep warm, but I have some tips about how to layer fashionably. I hope these help you prepare for the inevitable cold weather that is bound to reach Florida at some point this season.

Students drink coffee and study at Pascal’s Coffeehouse, two blocks north of campus on Northwest 16th Street.

The chomp: Pascal's Coffeeshop

With finals coming up and temperatures rapidly dropping, sometimes what us students need the most is a nice, relaxing place with some good food for long study sessions. Panera Bread, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts can get noise, which can often cause a dilemma for students wanting to find a quiet place to study. Pascal’s Coffeeshop, located on 112 NW 16th St., provides just that.

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