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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Opinion

Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Hurricane Katrina cannot be forgotten

Today was a bad day. I failed another assignment. I missed the bus and got caught in the rain. I argued with my family. I stubbed my toe. The Reitz Union Food Court was out of spicy sushi rolls.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Football player was treated unfairly

Garrett Tyler and Jack Berry appear to have nothing to do with Tony Joiner. But there are moral lessons to be learned from Gators athletes leaving their sport and a football player's run-in with the law.


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OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

To Senate and Beyond

It appears that being president of Student Senate wasn't enough for him. Now that Robert Agrusa has ended his term for Student Government, he's moving into real-world government. Or at least the Gainesville City Commission.


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OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Gainesville will seek biomass plant proposals

This is just what we love to hear. The sustainability-obsessed, tree-hugging, bicycle-powered, compact-fluorescent-light-bulb-buying (which we recycle when they burn out because they contain potentially harmful mercury), recycling enthusiasts here at the Alligator are, like, totally excited, man, about the proposed biomass plant that will eventually be built at Gainesville Regional Utilities' Deerhaven site.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

All cultures should be celebrated

Rumor has it that we are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month. This was news to me and apparently, news to many other people as well - including some Hispanics. Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I haven't seen any posters, heard of any celebratory events or seen anyone in Hispanic Heritage Month T-Shirts.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Students: Consider powers of attorney

In light of violent events at Virginia Tech and on other campuses, students and their parents should be aware that if a person is 18 or older, their parents might be unable to obtain medical information about their child, even in an emergency situation. This is because federal law requires physicians and health care facilities to keep a patient's medical information confidential, pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). There are severe penalties for those who violate these provisions.


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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gators team will be great by next year

I just want to say that while, like anyone else, I was disappointed by the loss to Louisiana State University, I want to commend each and every one of the players for an impressive show - I think many people forget that these kids are mostly 18, 19 and 20 years old, and many of them made only their sixth collegiate start (all too many their sixth collegiate game) and, despite that, for 50 minutes, they dominated the No. 1 team in the nation in a very hostile venue.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dropped charges set poor example

Everyone is to be excused for believing that the Gators football program existed within the broader UF community. The Tony Joiner incident has demonstrated the reverse: The UF community falls within jurisdiction of the Gators football program. What is good for the program trumps what is good for the greater community.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Classes for learning not socializing

One of the things that has been driving me nuts this semester is the seemingly complete lack of manners presented by a few students in our lecture halls. What should you do when your instructor starts to speak? Shut up and listen, right? I didn't show up to listen to you chatting with your girlfriends about how lame today's video was or your thoughts about yesterday's test in a completely different course.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Global warming needs political priority

As the Arctic ice cap melts at an alarming rate and the biggest recent headlines are about global warming, it's easy to think that the issue would be moving its way rapidly up the policy priority ladder for governments (notably ours) to slam the brakes on a catastrophe. Just read this week's Time Magazine, and you'll see that what's turning governments' heads toward the North isn't the glaring nightmare of a global climate shift but rather, the almighty dollar.



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