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.
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.
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.
Q&A with a Gainesville City Commissioner about the city’s potential lawsuit against Florida’s anti-protest billAug. 2, 2021
In an interview with commissioner Gail Johnson, who approved the motion to draft a complaint against HB — an anti-protest bill signed into law in Florida last month that sparked backlash from local governments and community leaders — I learned more about what this lawsuit could mean for Gainesville.
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.
UF plans to demolish 36% of on-campus Graduate Family Housing, as reported in the Gainesville Sun and The Alligator. This is one instance in a series of recent decisions that shows UF does not value graduate students as much as it values our labor.
“Kill their moms, rape their daughters,” is what people heard from their windows in London on May 16.
On May 18, Palestine observed quiet streets. As business owners shuttered their shops and deserted their markets, citizens across Palestinian cities and villages mobilized in central squares and demonstrated their opposition to the brutal Israeli military occupation.
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.
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.
When you support The Alligator –– or any student newsroom –– you’re not just sponsoring the paper. You’re sponsoring the next generation of journalists.
One of the most startling—yet frequently ignored—dilemmas throughout the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the US has been the dramatic disparities in vaccination allocation that disproportionately affected minority and low-income groups.
Turns out it was this crazy, life-changing experience. It was where I launched my career and made my closest friends. It houses my first bylines and favorite college memories. It will always be where I first fell in love with journalism. I just wish I had a little more time.
This column is really my first real goodbye. I still have time with my friends and professors, but as I write this, sitting on the dirty carpet of The Alligator office, I know it is the last time I ever do it. And it’s sad.
After the tragic and hate-motivated events of March 16, Asian American members of the Gator community hoped to find empathy and support from our school. That’s not what we saw.
The counselors at the Counseling and Wellness Center and Wellness Coaches at GatorWell encourage students to call or visit our websites to learn what’s available in the summer, as well as the types of support we provide to help you get to the Spring finish line.