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Sunday, May 16, 2021

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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gators should have sung alma mater

I've just got to say, the loss to Auburn was heartbreaking, but what was even more heartbreaking was our team leaving the field without coming down toward the students and the band to sing our alma mater. The fact that we lost should be even more reason to show camaraderie. The fans lost their voices, shared in the disappointment of the loss and even shed some tears, so why not join us down in the end zone?


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Making jokes is key part of advertising

I'm writing in response to Friday's article "Businesses use Tasering incident in advertisements." I work at Gator Dawgs, a restaurant using the Meyer incident to its advantage. Krissy Abdullah has a problem, apparently, with people making the most of a situation and attempting to make a situation lighthearted.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gator Party is human, too

I'm responding to Thursday's letter "No progress with Gator." Ben Cavataro is right: The Gator Party isn't perfect. Like many other organizations around campus it has made a fatal blunder: It let in human beings. People try their best and fail. They exert themselves and come up short. They do the best they can and it still isn't enough. But that's life.


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OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Everything causes cancer - we get it

Being a columnist, I feel it is my duty to provide you - the handful of people other than my parents who actually read this - with the most important news stories of the day. Hold on to your seats because today's topic is: Deadly Air Fresheners.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RTS works hard to improve services

I'm sure everyone can recall instances when riding an RTS bus was less than pleasant and would certainly want for the buses to arrive promptly, according to schedule, in addition to also having room to comfortably fit on the bus. Now imagine that multiplied by almost 8 million.


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OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Darts & Laurels

Now that Tasergate is winding down, we've been turning up the tunes and dancing around the newsroom. The clubs downtown ain't got nothin' on the movers and shakers in the Department of Darts & Laurels. Actually, the only reason we had time to write this is because our Spice Girls' CD is skipping, so we're giving the old boom box a break. While we listen to nothing but commercials on the radio, we'll bring you this week's toe-tappin' edition of…


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Show some compassion for bus drivers

I am writing in response to Thursday's column "RTS drivers should be more punctual." Perhaps Stephanie Rosenberg should sit on a bus for 12 hours straight and see how she feels when, while trying to eat lunch, she has students like herself start whining because the driver is doing something during "their time." Some Regional Transit System drivers spend more than 12 hours on a bus every day, and the least we students can do is have an ounce of compassion. They need to use the bathrooms, they need to stretch and, Heaven forbid, they need to eat.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Materialism fosters apathy

Yesterday during the SG-sponsored Student Speak-Out on the Plaza of Americas, I watched as the organizers struggled to get the numerous onlookers to voice their opinions. Some asked why this was a problem. And as I watched many students walk by with their new technologies and material assets, it became clear - materialism took precedence.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

UF soldier makes students proud

I just wished to express my gratitude and appreciation to Kori Frederick and the Alligator for the wonderful piece on Adam Stout. Whatever your feelings about the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, this piece brought the reality of warfare home. As most of us lit Christmas trees on fire and climbed poles on West University Avenue, this student was protecting our liberties and serving his country. Such dedication is admirable, and I'm proud knowing that we have such moral fortitude alive within our university. So thank you for a wonderful piece, and thank you, Adam, for all your sacrifice. I look forward to reading more such stories in the future.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Smart students don't wear 'jorts'

As an avid jean-shorts hater, I can not thank you enough for Kyle Cox's column, "Jean shorts hurt Gators' credibility," in Tuesday's paper. Having friends who attend the University of Georgia and as a regular attendee of the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville, I am so sick of being ridiculed for going to a school known for wearing jorts.



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