I've never been afraid of any place I've lived like I'm scared of Gainesville. Every time I am on the streets, I keep my guard up and my senses sharp, wary of an unstoppable monster striking me down in the prime of my life.
I read Vincent Massaro's Monday column, and it pretty much made me ashamed for my generation. How does a senior get off with never having a committed job or any real-life experience? I applaud his late but much-needed realization that he should grow up. However, I'm disgusted that anyone could be this lazy.
Shannyn Schott, an alumna who should have been labeled as such, should spend more time reading the Alligator and less time venting about "liberal bias." When did supporting school vouchers, limiting affirmative action and advocating for higher SAT and grade point average requirements (instead of need-based testing) for Bright Futures become causes célèbres among liberals? Never. Schott is either to the right of Genghis Khan or doesn't understand the political spectrum.
Remember the time when you wanted Subway, but you didn't have any cash on you, so you starved? I do. Thankfully, Kevin Reilly changed that with "tangible results," and now Gators can use their credit and debit cards on campus. And didn't you give Student Government a LAUREL for their "tangible results" when it installed more blue lights on campus? Do you know who the chairwoman of that committee was? Kellie Dale. While her friends were out having fun, she was doing walk-throughs on campus with the University Police Department.
I read Colleen Shea's column Friday, and she wrote about how she is a college sophomore and still a virgin. So what? Still having your V-card is not something to be ashamed about. I just got married this summer. I was a virgin until my wedding night.
I am writing this message as a member of the search committee for the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We would like to invite you to an open forum Oct. 17 at Library East in Room 1A from 10 to 11 a.m. to solicit your ideas and opinions on this search.
Friday was a busy day for the Florida Legislature. But at least it threw UF a bone - a ,4.8 million bone. UF expected to see its budget cut by ,26.9 million, but the Legislature only cut ,22.1 million.
In case you didn't realize, climate change is a pretty big deal. So big a deal that Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to raise awareness about global warming. He shares the prize with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Blah. That's how this week has been. We're all hitting that mid-semester slump. Midterms have turned us into hermits. Papers have us gnawing our pencils. Starbucks has probably sold more cups of coffee this week than all the previous weeks of this semester combined. And sleep? What's sleep? Maybe we'll finally find out this weekend. Hopefully your exams are coming to a close and you can clear those textbooks off your bed so you can, you know, sleep on it. But for now, take a five-minute study break for this week's high-stress edition of…
I would like to apologize to UF fans, your football team and staff and Tim Tebow on behalf of the city of Baton Rouge. The classless things done (the cell phone incident) and said (I'm sure there are too many to say) are not a representation of Louisiana State University or its fans.
The Alligator made a very real contribution to UF's sports culture with Tuesday's article "The Family Business." Although football has rightfully maintained its cherished position at the epicenter of Gainesville life, the city and the school can only benefit when any one of the cadre of talented female athletes who represent The Gator Nation at the track or in the pool or on the volleyball court, soccer pitch or softball diamond receives deserved and positive attention.
Which do you want first, the good news or the bad?