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Thank God - it's finally starting to feel like a season other than summer. It's time to put the sundresses and shorts in the back of the closet and break out the sweaters and scarves. It's time to put on a pot of chili and sip some hot cocoa. It's time to trade in the Corona Light for a dark, wintry ale. It's time to stop going to class and stay under the covers instead. But most of all, it's time to read this week's frost-covered edition of…
Two officers from the Florida State University Police Department will trek by bicycle from Tallahassee to Gainesville on Monday as part of the "Road to Responsibility Challenge" to discourage drunken driving and alcohol abuse for next week's traditionally rowdy Gators-Seminole clash, which also just happens to fall on Thanksgiving weekend.
Kudos to the student volunteers who care enough about their community to try to make a difference in it. Specifically, we're talking about the nearly 1,000 student volunteers who showed up to Gainesville's "Homeless Night Out and Service Fair" last week.
So this is the part when we're supposed to congratulate the Gator Party on accomplishing another one of its platform goals for getting the UF Bookstore to hold a student discount day. Gator says this will alleviate some of the financial burdens of the holiday season.
Don't you sometimes wish you could retreat from the exams and papers back into the fray of '90s television shows? Things were so much easier when Clarissa explained it all. Or when Mr. Feeny was your life counselor. Or when Zack Morris was the hottest guy around. If only we had the DVDs of these shows. You can reminisce, too. Join us as we wax nostalgic in this week's old-school-was-the-best-school edition of…
Your daily fun fact: In Florida, hazing is a third-degree felony if it results in serious injury or death. The "antihazing law" was passed in 2005, after lawmakers pushed for legislation following the death of a University of Miami student in 2001.
When we first heard about the idea of a Graduate Student Bill of Rights from Gator Party members earlier this semester, we pricked up our ears. They weren't sure at the time what exactly would be included, but they explained that its purpose would be to protect graduate students from being exploited by their departments and to curb the discrimination some students, especially international and female ones, said they have experienced.
The news is in, and it ain't good.
Florida has a nasty little habit of screwing up elections. Even if you weren't old enough to vote (and most UF students weren't) in 2000, you certainly heard all about butterfly ballots, hanging chads and Katherine Harris.
Ah, Homecoming weekend. The grills are lit, the RVs are parked, the beer is on ice. We'd be lying if we said we don't enjoy it. Even though Archer Road is more packed than a tin of sardines and our favorite bars are at capacity, we wouldn't trade this three-day weekend for anything.
Graduate teaching assistants. They make up one of the most underpaid and overworked groups at the university. And now, instead of paying all their fees at the beginning of the semester, they want them deducted from their paychecks over the course of the semester, or even worse - done away with completely.
So Student Government got Library West to extend its hours during exam week - one of the Gator Party's platform goals for this year, which party members will surely pat themselves on the back for and tout as a "tangible result."