Hargrove’s life since retirement is filled with trips around the world with her husband Kevin, dancing anywhere where there’s live music and singing for charity. Her commitment to her hippie lifestyle comes from her dedication to honoring her late best friend, Kathryn Fiedler.
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In light of recent cases of sexual assault on and around the UF campus, The Alligator listened to the stories, explored the resources and followed the trends affecting students.
Residents have shuffled into Citizens Field every Thursday and Friday night since 1948. Eastside, Gainesville High School and Buchholz High School all currently coexist on the East Gainesville field.
Followers flock to him for photos as he strolls around campus attached to his signature pointy orange hat and blue clothes. They cradle him and pose, hoping to be featured to his almost 1,000 followers.
After arriving in the U.S. in 2011, Molly Wagner owned her identity as a person with a disability, overcame the expectations society set for her and made her way to UF. She challenged what it meant to be mobility impaired.
Gainesville has seen a 26% increase in gun-related crimes that resulted in injury or death since 2019, according to a Gainesville Police Department spreadsheet.
The 34-year-old East Gainesville resident was homeless, addicted to drugs and unemployed after he was charged. He had nothing to guide him but his faith. Now Irving uses his life experiences to set goals for himself.
Fields has committed himself to the education and development of Gainesville for 60 years. East Gainesville will always be Field’s home — even as university development continues to erode its Black history.
It leaves him thinking: Twenty years of war. And for what? It’s 2001 all over again.
For two former UF students and a 4-year-old girl, 9/11 altered religion, identity and safety.
A year ago, the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement reverberated around the world. Petitions, social media campaigns and demonstrations called for attention to racial equality within local law enforcement and university campuses. Now, The Alligator is checking in on how much progress has been made in Gainesville.
Before Wright, no one spoke to the communities of East Gainesville that grew up on Hip Hop and R&B. Now, he makes sure to give his childhood neighborhoods shout-outs during his show called The Afternoon Drive.
The Boys 2 Men program continues to help young men set goals in school, sports and personal endeavors
Raises concerns for general election in November
From the removal of the Old Joe confederate statue to the renaming of J.J. Finley, Williams has been a community advocate for years