When she was about 13, Gainesville Police Officer Dontonya Smith joined the Police Explorers as a part of Post 917, the local section in Gainesville. About 32 years later, the Florida Association of Police Explorers named her the 2018 “Explorer Advisor of the Year.”
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Every night for the past six years, Lina Colondres and her husband Ruben Flores Garcia have stayed up thinking of each other — 1,681 miles apart.
Nestled alone in her cubicle, Marti Stein can fidget all she wants.
Michael Weissman, a UF finance freshman, graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. He still has friends in the school, and when the Valentine’s Day shooting started at about 2 p.m., the 18-year-old was in class.
As Halle Berliant watched her bus creep farther away from the Tampa airport on her phone’s map, the knot in her stomach tightened.
Three days. Five mountains. Six pairs of burning thighs and toned calves.
Richard Doan didn’t think much of the blare of the fire alarm when it went off Wednesday afternoon.
Alex Aguilar still remembers how his older brother Christian’s eyes gleamed when he first toured UF in April 2012.
When Libby Rowell started feeding Mama Kitty in 1997, she never expected to bury the stray in her backyard nearly 15 years later.
Pamela Bingham had never been called the N-word in her life — until her freshman year at UF.
The first time Jessica Grobman told anyone about her medical secret was in sixth grade when she shared it with her middle-school best friend.
When the knock on her door came, Avnee Mistry was prepared.
Sey Hee Park, a double Gator, was integral to the College of Medicine, colleagues said.
For the ﬁrst time in more than 30 years, Colette Cimino is a college student again.