Alex is a fourth-year journalism student at UF and is in his third semester at The Alligator where he is serving as the university editor. He previously reported on university administration and the city and county commission. In his free time, he enjoys video games, traveling and being outdoors.
Gainesville City Commission approved a motion at a commission meeting Thursday approving a lawsuit against HB 1 law, becoming the first city in Florida to sue over the "anti-riot bill."
A year ago, the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement reverberated around the world. Petitions, social media campaigns and demonstrations called for attention to racial equality within local law enforcement and university campuses. Now, The Alligator is checking in on how much progress has been made in Gainesville.
Restrictions on the Gainesville Police Department’s ability to enforce open container laws on city property gets further approval from most city commissioners
The #SOSCuba Gainesville demonstration — hosted by UF students from Take Action Florida, a social activism group — garnered support from about 70 students and Gainesville residents who called for action to change current conditions in Cuba. The protests are in response to food and medicine shortages, inflation, nationwide blackouts and a rise in COVID-19 deaths on the island in the past month. Thousands of Cubans both in the country and in the U.S. are demonstrating to express frustrations against the current government’s rule.
City hall is operational again after Gainesville Fire Rescue deemed most of the building clear of chemicals
The Alachua County Labor Coalition helped organize the meeting that attracted 40 people.
Gainesville community bands together at an event to raise awareness for the rise in gun violence that has occurred in the past year.
Gainesville’s City Commission unanimously passed a motion that will notify residents of any future land development updates. The notifications would be sent to affected neighborhood associations and anyone who voluntarily signs up to receive them.