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Eryn Brazlavsky gets her face painted by Haley Damon at the MASA Día de los Muertos celebration Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.

UF Mexican-American Student Association hosts annual Día de los Muertos celebration

Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday where relatives honor the spirits of deceased relatives. It’s believed that upon death, people travel to the Land of the Dead, or Chicunamictlán — from there,  they embark on a seven-year journey to their final resting place. It marks efforts to help the deceased on their journey to that resting place and is celebrated during the first and second days of November. 


Free UF rally urges students to take to the polls

Free UF, a broad coalition of faculty, staff, students, and local advocacy groups who banded together to oppose what they describe as a state encroachment on academic freedom, officially organized the event at the Plaza of the Americas. About a dozen students attended the rally. 

UF President Kent Fuchs, Mayor Lauren Poe and other contributors cut the ribbon at the Newell Gateway Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

UF unveils newest University Avenue traffic safety measure — Newell Gateway

Using five pairs of large golden scissors, members of the UF and Gainesville community cut the red ribbon stretching across the newly constructed Newell Gateway Wednesday morning.  The ceremony marked the completion of the gateway, which sits between Library West and Keene-Flint Hall, and its sister project, the Northeast Gateway on the corner of campus near the Warrington College of Business.   

Amanda Gonzalez, a Florida Dazzler, performs a routine with the rest of the team.

Hispanic Gators Dazzlers credit heritage for love of dance

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Gators Dazzlers Alexandra Gambin, Madison Alvelo and Amanda Gonzalez recognized the influence of their own cultures on their lives as three of the six Hispanic student athletes on the Dazzlers team. Serving as a motivator within their collegiate careers, their Hispanic heritage has fueled their passions for dance.

Florida fans crowd the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium stands during the Gators game against the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. The announced attendance that evening was 89,993.

Record-breaking crowds for Gators football home games prompt stadium safety concerns

Fans have packed the stadium every game to show support for the football team led by its new head coach, Billy Napier. The Swamp has been close to full all season, with an average attendance of 85,435 for the Gators’ first four home games. Despite assurance on safety precautions from the University Athletic Association and local law enforcement agencies, these crowded games are accompanied by a variety of safety concerns like fights breaking out among fans.

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