Before we left to part ways for a week, Gators transformed campus with a BURGERevolution.
I imagine Gator Dining officials are all very excited about UF's place in the final round in this year's ranking of the most vegan-friendly colleges in the nation. If only those University of California Santa Cruz hippies would go away and let us win. Even if we lose, second place is pretty darn good, so congratulations.
Energized from a powerhouse internship during the summer of 2010 at the largest animal rights organization in the world, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), I had this crazy idea that I could change the world one plate at a time.
The beginning of the school year brings with it an army of shared treasures. We have college football beginning again, we have our wonderful midtown bars where our feet stick to the floors, and we have the freedom that only comes with living in this wonderful swamp we've canoodled in within the heart of Alachua County.
Sometimes we're mortified by our own kind. Today is one of those days.
I have a lot of favorite quotations I’ve read through the years. Some are great for inspiration, others provide a laugh and others just make me think. But there’s one in particular that always, for me at least, seems to rise above the rest in the abundance of potential Facebook-favorite quotations. Margaret Mead, famed anthropologist and author, once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Well, Gators, the late Ms. Mead would be proud of all of us. For we have, indeed, changed civilization.