I’ve been obsessed with words for as long as I can remember. The way they can make you feel, what art you can create or how they shape you. And I love words, for I grew up having trouble arranging them in my speech the way I could on paper. So I gobbled them when I could, whether that was reading or writing elementary books before I understood what world I lived in.
Asta Hemenway is a third-year senior majoring in Journalism. Born in Tallahassee, she grew up Senegalese American. When she’s not writing or doing school, she loves watching Netflix and Tiktok in her spare time.
“It’s not the same, but we’re definitely grateful”: Gainesville’s Islamic Community reflects on Ramadan and Eid celebrations during second year of pandemicBy Asta Hemenway | May 14, 2021
When city mosques like the Hoda Center closed at the pandemic’s start, plans for Eid were uncertain for weeks. A year later, the center is excited to attempt a return to normalcy.
An older man died following a crash on West University Avenue Monday afternoon — less than two weeks after a crash on the same road sent five to the hospital and killed a UF student.
GPD and university police are investigating the two-car crash across the street from UF's campus that sent at least six people to a local hospital, including five pedestrians. One of the pedestrians, Sophia Lambert, has died.
One person died and another is in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital after a three-car crash on Archer Road Tuesday evening.
GPD is searching for a suspect possibly involved in a Saturday night sexual battery near UF's campus. The suspect is described as a white male with short, dark hair standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-2, according to Sunday's UF public safety email.
A 35-year-old woman was hit by an unknown vehicle Thursday afternoon in Gainesville, Gainesville police said. There were two other hit-and-run incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday in Gainesville.
Police, who arrived at the scene on the 2900 block of Northeast 17th Drive. Kivi J. Ellis, 26, was arrested Friday evening.
William Matthew Ford was arrested and charged of first-degree homicide Wednesday
Ian Milaski’s lawyer requested the hearing be postponed until January
Meg Sullivan, 32, a Gainesville resident, is seen holding her six-year-old son, whom she did not want to be named, at the protest for Breonna Taylor at the Alachua County Court House on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Asta Hemenway/Alligator Staff)