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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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Florida Alligator
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It's OK to be unsure of your future

College is all about preparing students for the real world. Through rigorous courses and specific major tracks, students have the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to land a job that will support a decent house, a big family and a couple of dogs.


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Bad body image fueled by magazines

Finally, there's peace. The dust has cleared. We're putting the horror and the carnage of war behind us. Seventeen Magazine has called a cease-fire in the war with our body images.


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Sex education leaves something to be desired

Over the past few days, the Alligator has featured columns about virginity - virginity in terms of sex and adulthood. Let's address birth control. Let's discuss specifics of the pre-nasty. There's no virginal talk in this column.


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Plans for homeless not panning out

Nearly two months after Gainesville banished panhandling, I'm giving a D-minus to Gainesville's "Give a Better Way!" program for refurbishing old parking meters into collection stations.


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Hurricane Katrina cannot be forgotten

Today was a bad day. I failed another assignment. I missed the bus and got caught in the rain. I argued with my family. I stubbed my toe. The Reitz Union Food Court was out of spicy sushi rolls.


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Football player was treated unfairly

Garrett Tyler and Jack Berry appear to have nothing to do with Tony Joiner. But there are moral lessons to be learned from Gators athletes leaving their sport and a football player's run-in with the law.



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