(Scott Robertson / Alligator Staff) Fred Thompson (third from left), who is running on the Republican ticket for the 2008 presidential election, talks to a fan before the University of Tennessee game outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. Fred Thompson, who formally announced his bid for the Republican ticket on Sept. 5, stopped in Gainesville during his campaign to accept an invitation to sit with UF President Bernie Machen in the president's box during the game.
The sound of a circular saw shreds the air on the ground floor of the Reitz Union as Adam Loose cuts a board.
UF freshman Talia Cadet was sitting in seventh-grade history class at her Long Island middle school when she first learned of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Though she was young, Cadet understood the gravity of the situation and feared for her mother, who worked at a New York City hospital.
It's no longer champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
Editor's Note: This is the second story in a two-part series on the Gator Marching Band. The first story ran Aug. 27.
Sophomore Christian Mora once thought fraternities were all about drinking beer, partying a lot and paying for friends.
A UF fraternity has been banned from participating in fall recruitment following charges of marijuana possession at an unauthorized pre-rush party.
After eight weeks of drinking filtered water from plastic bags and showering in river water, Chipper Flaniken still feels weird drinking from a tap.
For Kayla Griffin, the second time around is the charm. After quitting rush week last year, she came back to school this year with the confidence to go Greek.
Sunday afternoon outside the immaculate Delta Delta Delta sorority house, polished young women walked up and down the stairs in a practiced fashion.