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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Opinion

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Young Hollywood is setting the standard for how to respond to controversy

Hollywood is no stranger to controversy. Celebrities are normal people who are subject to more scrutiny than most of us ever will be, so it’s not surprising they get called out for their behavior pretty frequently. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, along with other social justice and activist movements throughout Hollywood, celebrities are being held to a higher standard when it comes to both their personal and professional lives. Some respond to said controversy with poise, while others… don’t.


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Wake up and get that bread, you’ll thank yourself later

Good morning, Gators! If that greeting is even remotely accurate to you, give yourself a pat on the back and keep up that persistence. For the rest of you who, like myself, struggle with getting out of bed and maintaining a routine, I’m here to offer you some words of advice. Become someone who can be productive before a 9:35 a.m. class. You’ll become a part of a class so elite that even AirPod users won’t be able to compare to your power.


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Millions of Americans need to change their food habits

An estimated 160 million Americans are either overweight or obese, according to a study published in 2014 by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. This number accounts for roughly two-thirds of all adults and close to 30 percent of all children in the U.S. To make matters worse, the incidence of obese and overweight Americans has been on a massive upswing in recent years. The nation’s obesity rate is expected to soon approach 40 percent.


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It’s not too late to put yourself back on track this Spring semester

The Spring semester's first week has now passed. By now you’ve all attended your first lectures of the semester or completed your first assignments. If so, hopefully you did well and managed to find a routine that works best for you. If you did, congratulations! But if you didn’t and you’re struggling to get back in the groove of things after break, here are some tips to put you back on track.


Florida and how 2019 is righting wrongs
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Florida and how 2019 is righting wrongs

Every state and its government have issues that need to be addressed, and Florida is no exception. Florida has made a number of mistakes over its entire 173 years of existence as a part of the U.S., many of them concerning racism.


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It’s OK to be angry over the government shutdown

The current political atmosphere deserves a prime-time spot on TLC. The government’s drama is reaching a high point this week. Capitol Hill’s heated debate over the border wall reached a peak at the end of 2018 when President Trump dug his heels in and demanded his border wall, to which Democrats expressed their disapproval. Twenty-one days later and the U.S. is entering into the longest government shutdown in its history.


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Checkmate, conservatives? A curious glance into the SG lawsuit

It’s always tea time in Student Government land. One of the fascinating developments over Winter Break was the news of Young Americans for Freedom suing Student Government over claims of free speech violations. (Long story short, YAF wanted money to bring speakers in; SG said no.)


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Guys, it’s time for some real talk

I hope I’m not the only one who feels a slight tug in their chest when they hang out with their guy friends. Guys, we can talk sports, exercise, video games or anything pop culture related, but there always seems to be a lull in the conversation after the normal talking points are exhausted. Sometimes, I find that I catch a friend’s words caught in his throat. I can tell there is something bothering him, but the words to explain whatever it is never make it to the surface.


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Let’s give animation the love it deserves

When I was younger, animated movies were all the rage. I’m sure many people my age can relate. Disney’s animated classics played on repeat in my household, and I would beg my parents to take me to the movies every time a new animated flick hit the big screen. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that animated films are often placed on the back burner. Advertising for these films is less apparent; their box office numbers often dwindle and my interest in seeing them has waned.


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The relevancy of award shows today

Sunday night, the red carpet rolled out, marking the beginning of the award show season for Hollywood. Celebrities dressed to the nines, some hope to take home a Golden Globe and others there to bask in the opulence of the night.


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Some New Year’s resolutions for UF

We are now officially in 2019. With the coming of the new year, many people make New Year’s resolutions for things they want to improve on. However, it doesn’t just have to be individuals who make New Year’s resolutions. For my first column of both the new year and the new semester, I’d like to offer some New Year’s resolutions for UF:


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UF Needs To Spend More On Mental Health

Mental health, I believe, is not given the attention it deserves. This can result in a lack of happiness and contentment and at worst, tragic and preventable suicides for those struggling with their own mental health. College exacerbates stress and mental health issues, warranting an abundance of mental health resources. However, this is often not the case.


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Old Friendships and What They Mean For Home

It’s a new year, and some of us returning Gators are returning with some serious baggage from the holiday season. When we leave behind our plebeian friends for the golden fields of Gainesville and our top 8 public university, a new life begins. Most students experience a departure from the old as they struggle through college to discover the new, and this departure often sentences old friendships to death by distance.


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Creating a New Home At UF

For about three weeks a year in December, UF becomes vacant, a school without its students. It loses its heart: the students, professors and staff who create an entire world that revolves around the university. When these people return, UF once again becomes the thriving well-oiled machine it was meant to be.


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Bringing Humanity Back into Politics

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made her way into the hearts of liberal millennials across the nation. Her quirky demeanor, unrivaled confidence and leftist progressive platform are just some of the reasons why she has quickly gone from political newcomer to Democratic icon in a matter of months.



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