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Students entering homeless week struggle, but have strength

Ah, the last days of the Summer semester are upon those among us still attending, and we now stand upon the precipice of a difficult time for some students. I’m not referring to the distinct lack of sunshine over the past week, nor do I speak lightly of nights many will spend studying for their finals or finishing their final projects.


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Limit our own gun rights

Guns are a pretty hot topic. They shoot things. They often harm things. And they have a distressing habit of occasionally bringing harm to those we’d prefer stay safe.


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Flags aside, we have freedom

On Thursday, Gainesville actively joined the national controversy surrounding the Confederate flag. Protesters came out to speak for and against the status of a statue depicting a confederate soldier, which has the words “In memory of the Confederate dead” inscribed along its pedestal. 


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World Cup commences despite shadow of corruption

Despite international arrests and corruption charges that rocked the FIFA world last month, the Women’s World Cup commences this week with much ado. Team USA has its work cut out for it as it faced Australia, the No. 10 ranked team in the world, and later competes against Sweden, ranked No. 5.


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Memorial Day: A time for remembrance, thanks

The Alligator often represents the voice of millennials and young college-aged men and women, and sometimes it’s said that our generation forgets the sacrifices of those before us in the name of youthful narcissism and detachment from world affairs.


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‘The Daily Show’ replacement unexpected, but a Noah-brainer

It’s been about a month and a half since Jon Stewart announced his retirement from “The Daily Show.” The time between then and now was spent frantically wondering who was going to replace the beloved comedian’s seat at Comedy Central’s World News Headquarters in New York. Fans mourned the end of Stewart’s 16-year tenure as the show’s host, and some offered up their own opinions as to who should succeed the comedian who has become one of the most trusted men in America. Some hoped “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams would replace Stewart, but she dispelled the rumors in a tweet saying she was “extremely under-qualified” for the position. That was Feb. 15; since then, most of us decided to sit tight and try to ignore the inevitable.


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Facebook hosting news may not be such a good idea

Facebook was perhaps the pioneer social networking site, surpassing early failures and moderate successes like Myspace. Today, though, it’s often seen as a congested social hellscape, overrun with posts from your pregnant high school classmates, vaguely racist rants and OMG this adorable little girl asked her brother where babies come from and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.


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