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Monday, September 20, 2021

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Health and safety concerns from a UF faculty member

UF President Kent Fuchs and the Board of Trustees have turned their backs on the UF campus community. Their decision to ban even temporary measures puts all of us at risk and it represents a fundamental failure to rise to the needs of the day.


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One Love at UF

Importance of relationship education today: A CDC survey showed more than one in three women — 44,981,000 victims —  and one in three men — 35,236,000 victims — experience contact sexual violence, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner.


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Ready for a Joyful and Successful Semester

If I could, I would guarantee a fabulous semester by forcing every student, faculty member and staff to wear a mask and get vaccinated, but I can’t. Thus, I ask everyone to make the right choice — get the shot, and wear the mask.


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Thomas’s goodbye column, by Thomas

Joining this paper was the best decision I’ve made, because through it, I found my passion. I also found the smartest, kindest, funniest and most caring group of friends and coworkers ever, and I’m even more grateful for that. 


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Probably you should finish your degree

I don’t like sitting through lectures, I think textbooks are a scam and homework that doesn’t clearly relate to turning me into a reporter frustrates me. But I loved working at The Alligator, and if it took earning a degree in the background to be here, that’s what I was gonna do. 


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Is sex trafficking happening in Gainesville?

The indicators of trafficking and exploitation often go unseen, so when we as a community acknowledge the prevalence of sex trafficking locally, we create a safe place for survivors to be heard, believed, supported and, ultimately, for lives to be restored. 


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Let us introduce ourselves

Whether you’re fresh out of high school and you’re on your way right now to your very first college class or you’ve been working hard these last few years to transfer to UF, if you don’t know us yet — hi, we’re The Alligator. We’re here to give you the news. 


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Sexual violence needs to stop

Discussions of sexual assault too often turn to victim-blaming (e.g., were they at a party? Were they drinking? What were they wearing?) This must be reframed so the actions and choices of sexual assault perpetrators are under the spotlight. 


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Is Florida finally sinking?

The Sunshine State: home to the Everglades, Kissimmee Prairie State Park, Lake Okeechobee, Florida Reef and now an environmental crisis. On April 4, Florida declared a state of emergency due to a toxic wastewater reservoir on the brink of collapse in Manatee County.



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