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Friday, March 01, 2024

Opinion

Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Materialism fosters apathy

Yesterday during the SG-sponsored Student Speak-Out on the Plaza of Americas, I watched as the organizers struggled to get the numerous onlookers to voice their opinions. Some asked why this was a problem. And as I watched many students walk by with their new technologies and material assets, it became clear - materialism took precedence.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

UF soldier makes students proud

I just wished to express my gratitude and appreciation to Kori Frederick and the Alligator for the wonderful piece on Adam Stout. Whatever your feelings about the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, this piece brought the reality of warfare home. As most of us lit Christmas trees on fire and climbed poles on West University Avenue, this student was protecting our liberties and serving his country. Such dedication is admirable, and I'm proud knowing that we have such moral fortitude alive within our university. So thank you for a wonderful piece, and thank you, Adam, for all your sacrifice. I look forward to reading more such stories in the future.


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Smart students don't wear 'jorts'

As an avid jean-shorts hater, I can not thank you enough for Kyle Cox's column, "Jean shorts hurt Gators' credibility," in Tuesday's paper. Having friends who attend the University of Georgia and as a regular attendee of the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville, I am so sick of being ridiculed for going to a school known for wearing jorts.


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Underage drinking not cause of death

UF President Bernie Machen's logic was off on blaming Andrew Enriquez's death on underage drinking. The fact that Enriquez drank while 20-years-old is not what killed him. He may, however, have been intoxicated while driving. Such was the case when Austin Wright hit Gainesville Police Department Lt. Corey Dahlem on that tragic April night.


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OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Jean shorts hurt Gators' credibility

There was a great disturbance this weekend. Every Gator felt it, and it showed during the football game on Saturday. The team struggled more than the three previous weeks combined. Urban Meyer will look to the footage, but the real problem is much easier to pinpoint.


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OPINION  |  EDITORIALS

Darts & Laurels

It would be an understatement to say we're glad it's Friday. This all Andrew Meyer, all the time coverage has just about driven us here in the Department of Darts & Laurels over the edge. But nonetheless, we're here for this week's recap of Tasergate. So read on, brave souls. If you don't, we might Taser you. Enjoy this week's "Don't Tase me, bro" edition of…


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OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Virtual worlds have more possibilities

Just when you believed civilization to be crumbling down around yo, confirmed by all of the fighting, hatred and Tasering going on all over the world nowadays, a magnificent technological breakthrough comes along to lift everyone's spirits. The beacon of hope I am referring to is the Virtual Hills.


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