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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Opinion

Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Darts & Laurels

It's a wild, wild world. This week has proven that to us. Student Government elections always seem a little animalistic - shark-like senate candidates preying on unsuspecting students, poll workers who seemed as slow as snails, plenty of revelers at the Orange & Brew who had a whale of a time. After all, we're animals, too. So hear us roar in this week's menagerie of…


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Election campaigning needs tweaking

Hooray! SG elections are finally over. I no longer have to dodge perky Gator Party representatives as they try to attack me on Turlington Plaza. In high school, I was heavily involved with student government, but I never attacked unwilling participants as they walked to class.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fall election turnout one of the highest

The Alligator really downplayed this fall's SG election turnout. Considering the horrible weather, lack of real competition and limited campaigning, it was impressive to see this election garner one of the highest turnouts in fall campaign history. In fact, this year's turnout set a record for normal fall election turnout.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Meyer and Kevorkian events are separate

Andrew Meyer strikes again! However, this time we didn't see it coming. Only his actions could effectively assist in the suicide of another campus speech. I can only assume that in light of recent events, UF President Bernie Machen believes postponement of a "controversial" speaker will somehow ease tension and tame the chaos he has created.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Welcome Kevorkian with open arms

In light of the infamous Tasering incident at UF on Sept. 17 as well as the controversial appearance by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Columbia University on Sept. 24, I urge my fellow Gators to welcome Dr. Jack Kevorkian to Gainesville with open arms. Education is not merely memorizing and regurgitating facts, but also taking the "red pill" if you will - that is, pushing our minds to the limit by immersing ourselves in controversial viewpoints. If no change of opinion occurs, then our original beliefs will be further cemented; otherwise, a paradigm shift will have occurred with our mindsets.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Fundraising campaign comes at a price

The advent of the Florida Tomorrow campaign is a great chance for UF to address its cash concerns - but only if done properly. Even though it looks innocent enough, this campaign has a dark side, primarily the fattening of UF's endowment.



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