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Friday, October 15, 2021

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Florida Alligator
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Soda Quota

If you're addicted to caffeine - like so many college students are - you've probably noticed that soft drinks cost more on campus than they did last year. But did you notice that water, fruit drinks, Gatorade and Starbucks beverages' prices stayed the same?


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Accent's free speakers relevant

I'm writing in response to Vincent Massaro's bashing of Accent in Monday's column. Vincent claimed he was on Accent staff three years ago. I have one question: Bitter? His issue with Accent Speaker's Bureau must be personal because I can't believe any person would take the time or energy to complain about a U.S. senator coming to speak for free.


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Wear blue for Saturday's game

As the Gators football team prepares for this weekend's contest against Tennessee, I ask for your help in doing what we can as Gators fans to be equally prepared on game day. Since the Volunteers will be sporting an "orange" that is almost as faded as their success on the football field, Gators fans should make them feel as unwelcome as possible by wearing blue to Saturday's game.


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No new Satchel's anytime soon

Satchel here, and I just wanted to thank Kyle Cox for his fine opinion piece in Tuesday's Alligator about my restaurant. You know, the most-asked question I get is "When are you going to open another location?" I don't know if I ever will. I have two small kids and a really nice life going on. I even have hobbies like gardening and painting. Opening another restaurant would simply mean driving back and forth a lot, trying to make sure both were outstanding.


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Clotheslines a hazard for children

In a recent Alligator story, one graduate housing resident expressed his view that a university ban on clotheslines represented a lack of environmental friendliness. But readers deserve to know that when this same clothesline suggestion was proposed at a Tanglewood Village community meeting, it gathered little support among residents. Why? Because Tanglewood is mainly family housing.


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OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Proposed cuts hurt UF employees, too

A CEO announces 10,000 jobs are being cut to make up for a revenue shortfall. He then goes home to his ,2.5 million mansion where his private chef prepares him a meal that would cost hundreds of dollars in a restaurant. Life is rough at the top.


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One location enough for pizza place

Satchel?s Pizza is too damn far away. It?s so distant I?ve run up a string of excuses why I haven?t been lately: "My car won?t start." "My scooter died last week." "My bike tire?s flat." "My shoes have holes." I shouldn?t have to make such claims, but it?s impossible to drive sixteen miles round-trip as often as I?d like. As sacrilegious as it may be, many people think Satchel?s needs a new location.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Tickets should go to biggest fans

I'm writing in response to Colleen Shea's article in the Friday Alligator. I'm a huge football fan, but I'm not writing to bash her at all. In fact, I thought Ms. Shea's article was very creative and a fun read. What I want to comment on is the fact that her article brings up another valid point: I'm one of the many seniors here at UF who did not receive student tickets this year.


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UF investments not grounds for protest

Wherever UF's investment money may be going, it can't be construed to be funding the war in any manner. Money shuffled around on stock exchanges or bond markets never sees the company in question unless the stock or bond is being purchased directly from the company - a tiny, tiny fraction of trading volume and almost certainly not the case.


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Fans: Be louder for opposing offense

I am writing to say I am tired of the fans not getting loud at games until the opposing offense is lined up. By that time, all calls have been made, and we're not very disruptive to their game plan. The good teams, such as Tennessee, will be going with silent counts, hand signals, etc. The crowd needs to be loud when the offense is in the huddle, so it's hard for the opposing team to hear the play and snap count.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Name Game

The battle rages on, and the end is nowhere in sight. As Student Government parties continue fighting over just their names, they delay qualifying for would-be senatorial candidates. This does not bode well for a smooth election season.


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Universities not investment portfolios

After some consideration, I must admit I agree with the critics of Students for a Democratic Society's Wednesday protest. We should have done our homework and opened up a thesaurus to see "university" and "corporation" listed side by side as synonyms. I guess we missed a step and forgot that universities are no longer educational institutions, but money-making machines.


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