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Monday, May 29, 2023


Florida Alligator

Concealed weapon carry not a threat to campus security

To quote James Madison: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” On Tuesday, the Alligator published a letter regarding the Florida Senate bill that would legalize concealed carry on campus. Most of the arguments presented in this letter, and by gun control advocates nationwide, play upon common fears and misconceptions people hold about firearms and their place on college campuses.


Student juggling group brings circus to campus

Ian Elsner puts safety first: No fire indoors, and new members are not allowed to play with knives. Elsner is the president of Objects in Motion, the official UF juggling club. The club will hold its first solo performance, “Objects in Motion Live! and in 3D” Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Objects in Motion has more than 50 active members, with an average of 30 participants at each activity, he said. Contact jugglers balance an acrylic ball on their bodies and allow it to roll across their arms, shoulders and hands.

Florida Alligator

Senate candidate Meek stops on campus

Meek, who is challenging Republican Marco Rubio and independent Charlie Crist,  spoke to a crowd of about 40 people on Thursday in Reitz Union Room 282 about the importance of getting yourself and others to the polls.

Florida Alligator

Campus should enforce smoking policy

What good is a rule if there are no mechanisms in place to enforce it? I’m talking about UF’s no-smoking policy. I see people every day, all day, smoking on campus, and they’re not even having to hide because they know there’s nothing anybody can do to them. I think on-campus smokers should be ticketed for the offense. If you were to add $5 to that $4 pack of cigarettes, I bet people would think twice about lighting up on campus.

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