Opinion | Editorials
Saturday night's football game was everything we thought it could be. Although we have our worries about the correlation between media hype and the Gators' actual potential, the Editorial Board was thoroughly satisfied with the team's victory over Miami.
This week, we'll start on a positive note. We would like to issue a 50-years-is-a-long-time-but-let's-keep-the-ball-rolling LAUREL to UF and George Starke Jr. for demolishing our school's color barrier a half-century ago. The feat may seem small now, but such an important breakthrough demands everyone's recognition and thanks.
As if the bus ride home didn't take long enough already, upcoming road construction on Newberry and Archer is forcing the Editorial Board to break out the Google Maps and study Gainesville's back roads harder than we study for class.
ByJimmy Pianka, U-Wire
Typically we only dole out laurels at the end of the week, but given the circumstances, we don't mind handing out a big one to start the week. Besides, a little positive opining once in a while couldn't hurt.
First off, we would like to issue an at-least-someone-does-their-homework LAUREL to UF spokesman Steve Orlando for calling out the Editorial Board for an embarrassing blunder. We wrongly implied that UF President Bernie Machen contacted the St. Petersburg Times with an editorial when it was the other way around. From now on, we will quadruple check ourselves before we wreck ourselves. Our bad.
Throughout our precious years of existence, we have learned to appreciate the concept of self-preservation. Pain sucks, and that's that. There's no reason why protecting ourselves shouldn't be at the top of our list of personal priorities.
We've suffered far too long waiting for the Internet to find its way to our gyms, one of the few remaining nooks where Wi-Fi isn't readily available. It seems that our days of Weblessly toiling on the treadmills at Southwest Recreation Center have come to an end at last, though we aren't sure why.
If you're anything like us, then you sprint toward the door the second lecture ends to make it back to your apartment in time for Comedy Central's midday hour of "Scrubs." We can't blame you for rushing home so you can attempt to memorize Dr. Cox's obnoxiously long-winded retorts.