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Thursday, February 02, 2023

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Darts & Laurels

There may be a logical explanation for why you woke up feeling like crap Tuesday. Yes, it did signal the end of the only long weekend we have until Spring Break, but it may very well be because the third week in January is among one of the most depressing of the year, according to a researcher from Cardiff University.


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Machen's endorsement irresponsible, bad for UF

While it may not have been as glamorous or as influential as Oprah Winfrey's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama - and certainly didn't receive as much media attention - UF President Bernie Machen's unusual public announcement that he would endorse Sen. John McCain for president this week did raise more than a few questions across campus.


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Darts & Laurels

The holidays are officially over, and it's that time of year again. You're heading back to class with aspirations of burning off all the cookies you ate over break and attempting to actually stick to your New Year's resolutions this time - or at least until drop/add ends.


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Reuse cities' plans to reduce waste

The popular joke that you turn 21 years old when you move to Gainesville is something many UF students have taken literally at some point or another. Whether it's letting your friend buy you a drink and sneak it to you in a crowded bar or, more boldly, ordering a drink while cleverly making sure your wristbanded-less arms don't show, it's an all-too-common practice. But that doesn't make it legal.


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Underage, under arrest

Homeowners looking to reduce their energy consumption can take advantage of the rebates Gainesville Regional Utilities offers for solar water heaters. Commuters looking for a way to conserve fuel can use the new Web-based Alachua County carpool program. These are just a few of the latest ways Gainesville residents can go green. And it's our guess, judging by the growing number of Toyota Priuses driving around town - along with UF's growing commitment to sustainability - that this trend is one that's here to stay. However, local government may be overlooking one of the most fundamental ways to protect the environment: recycling.


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Have opinion, will write

Ah, writing your very own Alligator column. While it may not get you to the front of the line at your favorite club or even so much as a free beer, it will give you a chance to voice your opinion and reach out to the UF and Gainesville communities. Oh, and you even get your picture in the paper. In fact, thanks to a little thing called the Internet, you may one day achieve worldwide fame for your perfect prose. The opportunity is yours.


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Still In Doubt

On Thursday, a Leon County circuit court judge tossed out a lawsuit intended to clarify who has the right to control tuition - the state Legislature or the Board of Governors, the governing body of Florida?s public universities.


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Coal & Presents

The last day of the semester is more than just the last day of classes. It's more than the promise of a solid four days of drinking - er, studying. It's more than the upcoming Winter Break.



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