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Monday, September 20, 2021

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Thomas’s goodbye column, by Thomas

Joining this paper was the best decision I’ve made, because through it, I found my passion. I also found the smartest, kindest, funniest and most caring group of friends and coworkers ever, and I’m even more grateful for that. 


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Probably you should finish your degree

I don’t like sitting through lectures, I think textbooks are a scam and homework that doesn’t clearly relate to turning me into a reporter frustrates me. But I loved working at The Alligator, and if it took earning a degree in the background to be here, that’s what I was gonna do. 


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Is sex trafficking happening in Gainesville?

The indicators of trafficking and exploitation often go unseen, so when we as a community acknowledge the prevalence of sex trafficking locally, we create a safe place for survivors to be heard, believed, supported and, ultimately, for lives to be restored. 


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Sexual violence needs to stop

Discussions of sexual assault too often turn to victim-blaming (e.g., were they at a party? Were they drinking? What were they wearing?) This must be reframed so the actions and choices of sexual assault perpetrators are under the spotlight. 


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Is Florida finally sinking?

The Sunshine State: home to the Everglades, Kissimmee Prairie State Park, Lake Okeechobee, Florida Reef and now an environmental crisis. On April 4, Florida declared a state of emergency due to a toxic wastewater reservoir on the brink of collapse in Manatee County.


Karina Elwood was Editor-in-Chief at The Alligator
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If you’re reading this, my time’s up

Turns out it was this crazy, life-changing experience. It was where I launched my career and made my closest friends. It houses my first bylines and favorite college memories. It will always be where I first fell in love with journalism. I just wish I had a little more time.



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