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Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Greek event great for Gainesville's children

My husband and I wish to express our gratitude to all of the sororities that participated in the "Ghouls, Goblins, and Greeks" event on Halloween. All of the girls were so caring and wonderful with our kids, and the effort spent decorating the houses, making costumes and creating games for the kids' enjoyment was so appreciated by our family. Our children, who are ages 3 and 1, had a fantastic time, and we all hope to participate again next year. Thank you again for the wonderful Halloween experience.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Darts & Laurels

Ah, Homecoming weekend. The grills are lit, the RVs are parked, the beer is on ice. We'd be lying if we said we don't enjoy it. Even though Archer Road is more packed than a tin of sardines and our favorite bars are at capacity, we wouldn't trade this three-day weekend for anything.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Fee Freedom

Graduate teaching assistants. They make up one of the most underpaid and overworked groups at the university. And now, instead of paying all their fees at the beginning of the semester, they want them deducted from their paychecks over the course of the semester, or even worse - done away with completely.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

People hide from life in reality television

In response to "MTV reality show a disgrace to society," society's problem isn't promiscuous sex. "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" is cheap, disgusting entertainment - there is no disputing that. But the reason prime-time television is filled with such garbage is because people keep tuning in. Society's real disgraces are the people who tune in to such mindless drivel while the world is bleeding and crying out to be heard.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Halloween history explains traditions

For this week, I'm adding a little holiday twist to my work - for Halloween, not Homecoming. Vincent Massaro, the Monday columnist, might disagree, but I've seen some strange happenings around Gainesville over the past few days, things that might have something to do with the supernatural themes Oct. 31 entails.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GPS plans will make students' bus rides better

Student Government was pleased to note on Monday that the Alligator is anticipating the global positioning system improvements for Regional Transit System just as much as we are. However, with such a focus on the timeline and cost of implementing GPS on RTS, students still don't know how much they will benefit from these improvements. SG is sure this is a huge step for a system that students interact with on such a regular basis, and will help all Gainesville residents better control their travel and their time.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Meyer not responsible for others' reactions

I am writing to express my dissenting opinions from those expressed in Tuesday's editorial, "Over and Out." I am disappointed that it repeatedly blamed Andrew Meyer for all of the reactions to the Tasering incident. Yes, Meyer is responsible for actions at the Sen. John Kerry forum. However, he is not responsible for how UF administrators, students and the world responded to his actions. It is not his fault that the Kevorkian speech got moved to next semester. This is the responsibility of the community of which we are all a part. By attending this university, we are agreeing to support its policies.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Legalizing weed would lead to wealth

Marijuana will be decriminalized before 2015. When that day arrives, be prepared for exactly nothing horrible to happen. Your children won't be murdered at gunpoint. Your liquor store won't be robbed. There will, however, be some bitchin' parties.



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