President Sasse, we write to you with the unyielding yearning that you will see the humanity of the Palestinian people and acknowledge their suffering. This is not a letter brimming with unproductive hostility and anger toward you but rather an urgent appeal to your humanity and a cry straight from our hearts to yours.
I’ve been out since I was 12 years old. Being queer isn’t easy, but it is joyful
If you haven't heard by now, UF’s Young Americans for Freedom received $10,500 from the Student Government to bring Ben Shapiro. Our tuition money is being spent on not just a controversial speaker, but someone who arguably represents some of the worst in radical political ideology.
Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Florida is proud to host Ben Shapiro this Fall on campus. As the voice for many young conservatives at our school, we are excited for the opportunity to host someone who has had a major impact on our country and society.
The horrifying terrorist acts of Hamas took the lives of nearly 700 Israeli civilians Saturday, the most amount of Jews killed in one day since the Holocaust. My thoughts and prayers go out to every single Israeli, Jewish person or any family member who has mourned a loss these past weeks. Now imagine 75 years of that loss.
What it means to be Jewish transformed for me on Monday. At 8:55 p.m. in Turlington Plaza, a loud noise ruptured the silence of prayer. On Monday, identifying as a Jew meant running as fast as I could without realizing the road was shredding the soles of my feet because my Birkenstocks were pulled out from under me in the mass exodus
I was born to immigrant parents in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Continents away from my roots, my parents placed me in a local Islamic school to teach me the fundamentals of my religion and language. It wasn’t until the third grade that they realized my learning would benefit from a secular education. That’s where a rift in my identity began to open.
College life — the long-awaited chapter in our lives supposed to be filled with newfound freedom, unforgettable memories and endless opportunities. It's the moment we've all been waiting for since childhood, right? What happens when dreams don't quite match reality?
Vision Party, a novel political party, embodies the spirit of breaking free from the traditional dichotomy. Vision is composed of former members from both political parties who grew tired of political polarization and Senate gridlock.
Change Party’s story has always been as an underdog. From the caucus’ origins in Fall 2021 to our first-ever majority in the Student Senate two years later, we are ready to continue delivering for you. Yes, *you*!
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2024 Presidential campaign has been fraught with problems since its very beginning. From an online campaign announcement that failed disastrously to a complete loss of ground in national polling numbers, DeSantis’ grip on his second-place poll rank is slipping.
Today, as a Hispanic student living in Gainesville, my life consists of pseudo-religious as well as biweekly visits to Mi Apa and Flaco’s. However, despite the ease and comfort evoked by Hispanic fast food, nothing beats la comida casera.
The Hispanic community faces a unique and complex challenge: the art of code-switching. This linguistic duality allows us to navigate a world where cultural identity, professional advancement and social integration come together.
The Student Health Psychiatry has moved from the Counseling and Wellness Center to the new Student Health Care Center. Placing mental health resources and physical health resources in the same building seems to be a silent win.
In his State of the University Address, UF President Ben Sasse said something that should concern every student who receives Bright Futures or other financial aid: “We lose money on every student.” In my view, this is not a tragic boon like Sasse is implying. A public service, which I view a public university as a type of, should not be run with profit in mind.
Despite the attacks on unions from Florida's legislature, Graduate Assistants United has achieved a historic win for our members. As a certified labor union, we have the legal authority to bargain with our employer over our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Understanding all of Florida’s legislation is overwhelming; bills pass during a short period and it seems there is too much to keep up with. However, it is crucial to know how legislation is currently impacting Floridians. A few notable policy areas for the 2023 legislative session include abortion, gender-affirming care and immigration.