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Monday, March 27, 2023

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UF Student Body President: Why I voted for the tuition hike

As your Student Body President, the most important part of my role consists of representing you on the Board of Trustees - the highest decision-making body of our university. Last week, the issue of a tuition increase was before the Board of Trustees. I voted for the increase because I believed it was best for every student only after making sure the neediest students were financially secured.

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Net natives can revolutionize the world

For some of you moving on, up, out, wherever, this may be the last time you ever read this paper. If you’ve read my column every Wednesday, then I am stunned and flattered. Most of you probably glance for something interesting between classes and that’s that.

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Nobody is a stereotype

Stereotypes are not what they seem. They are ideas. They are not people. Nobody — no matter how predictable one thinks their behavior — is a stereotype. We are all dynamic individuals with backgrounds and attributes completely unique to ourselves. The problem with stereotypes is the generalization of the specific quality to all members of the group — not the quality itself.

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UF’s Pride Student Union perpetuates LGBT stereotypes

People mock what they don’t understand. Last fall, our country witnessed a string of suicides by gay teens as a result of bullying. These teens weren’t mocked for who they were — they were mocked because of who people assumed they were because of the labeling and gay stereotypes that have been forced upon us by specific members of our community.

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