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Monday, April 22, 2024

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Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Darts & Laurels

Thank God - it's finally starting to feel like a season other than summer. It's time to put the sundresses and shorts in the back of the closet and break out the sweaters and scarves. It's time to put on a pot of chili and sip some hot cocoa. It's time to trade in the Corona Light for a dark, wintry ale. It's time to stop going to class and stay under the covers instead. But most of all, it's time to read this week's frost-covered edition of…


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don't perpetuate stereotypes, Alligator

I found myself a little surprised after reading "Overheard in Gainesville" in Thursday's Avenue section. The final quote, by a "sorostitute," would have little apparent humor apart from the girl presumably being in a sorority. Some people might find it funny, but why not throw in hilarious quotes about other people?


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Happy Trails

Two officers from the Florida State University Police Department will trek by bicycle from Tallahassee to Gainesville on Monday as part of the "Road to Responsibility Challenge" to discourage drunken driving and alcohol abuse for next week's traditionally rowdy Gators-Seminole clash, which also just happens to fall on Thanksgiving weekend.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Proposed stadium a waste of state funds

The other day, Gov. Charlie Crist rubbed his magic funding bottle and a little legislative genie popped out and granted him one wish. Unfortunately, Charlie exchanged his other two wishes for visits to a tanning salon.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Donation Nation

Kudos to the student volunteers who care enough about their community to try to make a difference in it. Specifically, we're talking about the nearly 1,000 student volunteers who showed up to Gainesville's "Homeless Night Out and Service Fair" last week.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Phones prevent us from communicating

A very noticeable trend in campus life is the overwhelming presence of students attached to their cell phones or encapsulated by the earbuds of their iPods. Not only does this trend essentially shut us off from the world that is within our gaze, but it nearly destroys any attempts one student may have at communicating with another.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gonzales not a controversial speaker

Why are we paying ,40,000 to hear Alberto Gonzales speak? Accent claims it is bringing another "controversial speaker" like Janet Reno. Reno was controversial because of policy in the Elian Gonzalez and Waco raids. Alberto Gonzales is controversial because of his alleged illegal actions.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Accent speech a waste of student money

As an alumnus of UF and the Alligator, I was disappointed to learn ,40,000 of student money would be going to pay former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to speak at UF. What on Earth could he have to share with students? What valuable insights will he offer, given how little he remembers of his own tenure?


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