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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Let us introduce ourselves

Whether you’re fresh out of high school and you’re on your way right now to your very first college class or you’ve been working hard these last few years to transfer to UF, if you don’t know us yet — hi, we’re The Alligator. We’re here to give you the news. 


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Sexual violence needs to stop

Discussions of sexual assault too often turn to victim-blaming (e.g., were they at a party? Were they drinking? What were they wearing?) This must be reframed so the actions and choices of sexual assault perpetrators are under the spotlight. 


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Is Florida finally sinking?

The Sunshine State: home to the Everglades, Kissimmee Prairie State Park, Lake Okeechobee, Florida Reef and now an environmental crisis. On April 4, Florida declared a state of emergency due to a toxic wastewater reservoir on the brink of collapse in Manatee County.


Karina Elwood was Editor-in-Chief at The Alligator
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If you’re reading this, my time’s up

Turns out it was this crazy, life-changing experience. It was where I launched my career and made my closest friends. It houses my first bylines and favorite college memories. It will always be where I first fell in love with journalism. I just wish I had a little more time.


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Finishing the spring semester strong

The counselors at the Counseling and Wellness Center and Wellness Coaches at GatorWell encourage students to call or visit our websites to learn what’s available in the summer, as well as the types of support we provide to help you get to the Spring finish line. 


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Solving a UF mystery

Since March is Women’s History Month, we checked with Carl Van Ness, university historian, for help unraveling a longstanding UF mystery. What he said renewed my appreciation for the early history of women at UF – their accomplishments and struggles.


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UF Needs to Be a Better Neighbor

To the administration at the University of Florida: Look beyond your campus and remember that while you serve students, you are a neighbor to many who call this place home. May this pandemic mark the beginning of a renewed and compassionate partnership.


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Is UF Doing Enough For Its Black Students?

Over the summer, UF President Kent Fuchs shared his plan to combat racism on campus in an email entitled, “Another step toward positive change against racism.” However, if this was truly ‘another’ positive change against racism, what was the positive change before this anti-racism plan? 


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