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Shahmir Memon, a 21-year-old business administration junior, receives a fresh cut on the Plaza of the Americas lawn on Friday, Jan. 14. From bathroom stalls to street corners, Ju-Ray Kuo, a 24-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology master's student at UF, has been giving free cuts throughout Gainesville for the past six years.

Ju-Ray Kuo: The basketball barber of Gainesville

  As the cheers of 10,000 Florida men’s basketball fans crescendo into a deafening roar, the quiet insight from their team manager rings loudest through the players’ heads. From the locker room bathrooms, Ju-Ray Kuo, an applied physiology and kinesiology masters student at UF, has become the unofficial barber of the Florida Gators men's basketball team — every returning player on the 15-player team has received a haircut from Kuo at least once. 

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Walk-on: The Clifford Taylor IV story

When people are asked to describe a close friend in a word, it’s common to find them gazing at the distance as their brain scrambles to find the appropriate response. The momentary lapse for thought, varying from Joy from Inside Out-like efficiency or workers in SpongeBob’s brain office scrambling through burning ruins, leads to mixed responses. 

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The Best Game I Ever…

It’s been two weeks without sports and they haven’t gone by easily. Naturally, this hiatus has prompted us to reminisce to a time where you could turn on the TV late at night and find an NBA game on the West coast still going on in earnest. What a luxury that was.

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