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Andrea Lopez, an 18-year-old biomedical engineering freshman at the University of Florida, tie-dyes a shirt Thursday evening during an event for the SWEek of Welcome on the Reitz North Lawn. Lopez said she heard about SWE during E-Swamp and decided she wanted to be a member. 

Welcome Week Tie Dye

The University of Florida Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosted a variety of events during the second week of fall semester encouraging students to attend other events and provide an opportunity for them to connect with people from other majors. SWE’s goal is to help empower women across campus to become engineers and leaders in STEM fields. “I just want to be a part of it,” said electro engineering freshman Kathleen Yang about the organization. 


Bingo for charity

About 50 people gathered at Cypress and Grove Brewery Sunday evening for a bingo game hosted by Plenty of Pit Bulls to help raise money for their dogs. The event featured prizes donated by local businesses that guests could play to win. There was also a raffle. Plenty of Pit Bulls is an organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs from overcrowded shelters. The dogs are put in foster homes to be house trained and matched with families.

Florida Alligator

Rejecting refugees is un-American

n the past week, 30 governors from both parties have decided they will not accept Syrian refugees. Legally, it’s unclear if this is possible because governors are not responsible for immigration policy, and this has been further muddled by Congress’ passing of a bill further slowing the bureaucratic process of admitting refugees. The act of voicing this anti-immigrant rhetoric feeds into the hands of Daesh and lets it have power.

Gail Roland smooches a senior rescued Chihuahua. She and her husband, Ralph, share their 2,400-square-foot house in Melrose with 29 dogs. They adopt the seniors that shelters and owners can't keep. 

Senior dogs find a home with the Rolands

Ralph and Gail Roland share their 2,400-square-foot house in Melrose with 29 dogs. They adopt the seniors that shelters and owners can't keep. The Roland Senior Dog Rescue Gang is a registered nonprofit as of July, but the Rolands do most of the work on their own.

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