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Two UF students speak on the importance of undergraduates understanding and supporting college unions.
Florida’s Chancellor of the State University System, Ray Rodrigues, issued a memorandum directing state university system presidents to “deactivate” the registration of National Students for Justice in Palestine. UF President Ben Sasse complied. These actions raise an important First Amendment issue worthy of further exploration.
Trump and DeSantis are no strangers. When DeSantis first emerged onto the political scene, Trump gave DeSantis an impactful endorsement that Trump claims propelled DeSantis to the top of Florida’s 2016 race for governor.
Over the past several years the health of Wakulla Springs, Santa Fe River and Ginnie Springs have been compromised. The springs are something that should be protected, not exploited.
President Sasse, we write to you with the unyielding yearning that you will see the humanity of the Palestinian people and acknowledge their suffering. This is not a letter brimming with unproductive hostility and anger toward you but rather an urgent appeal to your humanity and a cry straight from our hearts to yours.
I’ve been out since I was 12 years old. Being queer isn’t easy, but it is joyful
If you haven't heard by now, UF’s Young Americans for Freedom received $10,500 from the Student Government to bring Ben Shapiro. Our tuition money is being spent on not just a controversial speaker, but someone who arguably represents some of the worst in radical political ideology.
Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Florida is proud to host Ben Shapiro this Fall on campus. As the voice for many young conservatives at our school, we are excited for the opportunity to host someone who has had a major impact on our country and society.
The horrifying terrorist acts of Hamas took the lives of nearly 700 Israeli civilians Saturday, the most amount of Jews killed in one day since the Holocaust. My thoughts and prayers go out to every single Israeli, Jewish person or any family member who has mourned a loss these past weeks. Now imagine 75 years of that loss.
What it means to be Jewish transformed for me on Monday. At 8:55 p.m. in Turlington Plaza, a loud noise ruptured the silence of prayer. On Monday, identifying as a Jew meant running as fast as I could without realizing the road was shredding the soles of my feet because my Birkenstocks were pulled out from under me in the mass exodus
I was born to immigrant parents in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Continents away from my roots, my parents placed me in a local Islamic school to teach me the fundamentals of my religion and language. It wasn’t until the third grade that they realized my learning would benefit from a secular education. That’s where a rift in my identity began to open.