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Sunday, December 04, 2022

Opinion | Editorials


Forgiveness does not preclude reparations

On Monday, Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland shooting survivor, said Harvard rescinded his admission after screenshots showed him using racial slurs in late 2017 and early 2018. Earlier this year, the 18-year old high school outreach director for Turning Point USA (a conservative non-profit student organization) was admitted to the university class of 2023.

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We get it, you drink

With Summer B fast approaching and football season not so far behind, we expect more sloppy Snapchat stories to cloud our feed. But now may be the time to check on drinking tendencies before the mayhem starts all over again.

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The Iron Throne was built by men, for men

Everyone seeks Beyoncé’s approval - actress Emilia Clarke included. Clarke, who plays the Mother of Dragons, First of her Name Daenerys Targaryen, feared Beyoncé would hate Daenerys after the recent season. Clarke showed no ignorance with this worry. Now that we know what we know about Daenerys, season eight of Game of Thrones has us wondering: “Do the writers...possibly...not know women?”

Lil Dicky's "Earth" music video has more than 34 million views.

Can Lil Dicky save the planet?

Most of us can agree climate change is a problem, and the Earth is facing a crisis, but unfortunately, there are also a lot of people who don’t agree. Recently, you may have seen a little video called “Earth” by Lil Dicky which, as we’re writing this, has 26 million views in just four days. The video is a modern day “We Are the People,” with famous singers like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and many more singing about saving the planet. The video features cute animated animals and bold colors, but the message behind it is serious: If we don’t start doing more for the environment now, climate change will become irreversible. We’d say things are getting pretty serious if an artist named Lil Dicky has become one of our greatest environmental proponents.

A view of St. Sebastian's Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne)

We mourn along with Sri Lanka

Easter, a day of celebration for Christians all over the world, turned into a day of mourning after three churches in three Sri Lankan cities were torn apart by bombs, wreaking havoc on families and friends in worship. The bombings have killed at least 207 people and injured 450 people. Officials believe the attacks, which also included bombings at high-end hotels in Sri Lanka, were carried out by suicide bombers in a coordinated act of terrorism.


There’s another reason to take the sexual assault survey

If you’re a student at UF, you received an email from UF President Kent Fuchs encouraging students to fill out a campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct. It’s a survey that attempts to better understand sexual assault and sexual misconduct on college campuses. There are 33 universities conducting the survey, which is being conducted by the Association of American Universities, including UF.


The editorial board’s tour at UF Health Shands

A few weeks ago, the editorial board was invited to take a tour of UF Health Shands Hospital, specifically the pediatric units after we wrote the editorial, “What does it mean to do it ‘For The Kids’?” In the editorial, we posed questions we felt were not readily available to the general public concerning Dance Marathon at UF, such as how exactly money raised by DM is utilized. As a result, Shands representatives reached out to give us these answers and provide more transparency on how the money is spent in the children’s hospital.

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Darts and Laurels: April 12, 2019

You’re in your car scouring a UF parking garage in hopes of finding a gloriously empty parking spot. You have looked for a spot on three floors already and things aren’t looking good. But you have a meeting in 10 minutes that you have to get to, so the search must continue. Then you see it, an empty spot perfectly nestled between two shining cars. You quickly whip into it, claiming the spot as yours.

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