Contrasting the recent Alligator poll, which found that 69 percent of respondents were against state permission for guns on campus, there have been few letters attempting to discredit the gun control position while ridiculing the holders of that opinion.
Nicole Iovine’s paranoid Jan. 26 raving (“Carrying Guns on Campus Unnecessary”) was not only short on specifics but also completely failed to comprehend why it is necessary to defend oneself. Nicole claimed there are 30,000 people killed each year by firearms; she neglected to mention how many of those 30,000 are dangerous criminals who are killed in the act of committing a violent crime.
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.
About 160 students participated in Alpha Phi Omega’s third Campus Cleanup Extravaganza on Sunday which was followed by a celebration on Flavet Field with free food, games and an award ceremony.
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.
This October, seven UF students were selected to receive grants from the Florida Campus Compact College Access Program within AmeriCorps.
The Student Senate unanimously passed a bill to allocate $170,000 for maintenance in the Reitz Union Game Room at the meeting Tuesday night.
Students sorted themselves by sticky note on Thursday night.
UF freshman Shawn Abrahams is like most college students his age. He likes to watch football games and hang out with his friends, and he is looking forward to getting more involved with his new major, botany.
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.