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Friday, April 23, 2021

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Ron Hamer, 64, enjoys chicken noodle soup at St. Francis House in downtown Gainesville, which provides cold night services for the homeless. Hamer dropped out of high school in 11th grade and went to work for a local Birmingham radio station, WZZK. When his mother died in 1996, he lost her house and found himself living on the streets.

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An attendee of Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's rally on UF's campus Friday holds up a sign urging others to vote in the upcoming election. Gillum spoke to an assembled crowd of students and citizens outside of the Reitz Union building about his campaign platform and pressed everyone in attendance to vote.

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Children offer treats to 6-year-old therapy horse Gracie the Clydesdale at the “Meet A Clydesdale” event at the Newberry branch of the Alachua County Library. The horse's owner, 22-year-old UF veterinary student Kim Fiore, says Gracie weighs 1,400 pounds and eats an average of 50 pounds of food each day.

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Los Angeles-based rapper Ty Dolla $ign, an artist in Wiz Khalifa's label Taylor Gang Entertainment, puts on a show for students at Gator Growl 2018. The concert, which was held on Flavet Field, capped off UF homecoming celebrations and also featured alternative rock band Walk The Moon. Read the story here.

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UF student Ashley Cavallo (back left), 19, holds a candle to honor the lives lost in the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cavallo, a UF biology sophomore with a minor in Jewish history, said, "We will survive, we will continue on and we won't let terror stop us from...doing what we need to do." The vigil was organized Monday by the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Center, UF Hillel, the Jewish Student Union and was held at Turlington Plaza. Read the story here.

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An attendee of mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's rally on UF's campus holds up a sign urging others to vote in the upcoming election. Gillum spoke to an assembled crowd of students and citizens outside of the Reitz Union building about his campaign platform and pressed everyone in attendance to vote. Read the story here. 

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UF student Ashley Cavallo (back left), 19, holds a candle to honor the lives lost in the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cavallo, a UF biology sophomore with a minor in Jewish history, said, "We will survive, we will continue on and we won't let terror stop us from...doing what we need to do." The vigil was organized Monday by the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Center, UF Hillel, the Jewish Student Union and was held at Turlington Plaza. Read the story here.

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Los Angeles-based rapper Ty Dolla $ign, an artist in Wiz Khalifa's label Taylor Gang Entertainment, puts on a show for students at Gator Growl 2018. The concert, which was held on Flavet Field, capped off UF homecoming celebrations and also featured alternative rock band Walk The Moon. Read the story here.

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