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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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.
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.
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.
Following the massacre at Virginia Tech last April, the university's officials were criticized for the amount of time that passed between the first time Tech student Seung-Hui Cho opened fire and the time students were sent e-mails warning them to stay off campus.
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.
I hate a lot of things, but I really hate Christmas. Instead of studying for finals and figuring out what I'm going to do after graduation, I'm thinking about what the hell I'm going to buy people for the holidays.
If you're like us here in the Department of Darts & Laurels, you have four days to pull it all together and pass all your classes. Oh yes, it's crunch time. If you have eight 10-page papers to write, five exams you have to get A's on just to get C's in those classes, and homework assignments from September you have to beg your professor to accept, you've got quite a weekend ahead of you. So grab your venti iced soy mocha-frappa-whatever and stay optimistic for the next 72 hours with this week's how-the-hell-am-I-ever-gonna-pull-this-off edition of…
Tell your little brothers and sisters to put down their cell phones and give their thumbs a break - at least while driving. Two Florida legislators want to ban minors from txting while driving. WTF doesn't that include every1?