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Friday, March 01, 2024

Opinion

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We won’t back down

UF ignored its community Oct. 10 when we demonstrated what may be one of the most remarkable protests in this campus’s history at Emerson Hall at the anti-democratic selection of then-U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse as the sole finalist to replace retiring President Kent Fuchs.


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The future of ideological diversity at UF

DeSantis falsely suggests that institutionalized racism and sexism are historical relics about which contemporary people need not concern themselves. Most Floridians, however, cannot help but know that these forms of discrimination are powerful forces that affect every aspect of our daily lives as students, teachers, and citizens.


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Don’t forget the best parts

GOODBYE COLUMN: I've spent five semesters at The Alligator, three of those as a desk editor. And recently, I've noticed a shift. Managing editors who used to seem terrifying are now my friends. Freshman reporters I used to see hurry home after meetings are now sticking around to chat. The best part of The Alligator — besides its phenomenal coverage — is the community it creates. 


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A journalist is born — from her bedroom

GOODBYE COLUMN: I learned how to be a journalist in my sophomore year bedroom. I typed up breaking news briefs, missing gecko mysteries and protest recaps under my collaged poster wall. It was almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and The Alligator staff was forced to work from behind computer screens and double masks.


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Opinion sections matter

OPINION: Many community news outlets are eliminating their opinion sections. Think this is happening in some far-off, sparsely populated town? Surprise! It’s occurring near you in Gainesville. 


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Finishing Where I Began

Although it took eight years, I’m now a graduating senior and expect this will be my final column. My last day as president will be Feb. 5, 2023. For the past eight years, there are two words from my August 2015 Alligator column I have worked to remember. 


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In Defense of Ben Sasse

OPINION: Dr. Sasse will be a wonderful and thoughtful president not just for me, but for every person on campus, regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, religion or party affiliation.


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Dear Ben Sasse,

We’re requesting an interview with you, Mr. Sasse. You can name the place and time, and we’ll be there ready to ask the questions — even the difficult ones. We have no allegiance to campus leadership and will continue to cover your presidency and hold you accountable.


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