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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

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BLOGS  |  THURSDAY SWAMP OF LOVE

Swamp of love: Do you really want to dance with him?

You’re walking with your girls through Midtown, choosing where to go. Shuck and 101 Cantina look too crowded. You finally choose to go to Grog House Bar & Grill. Inside you start dancing and having a blast with your friends when suddenly you see him. He’s looking straight at you, and walking your way. Do you want to dance with this guy? Is he creepy or smooth? Will this be a bad decision later?

BLOGS  |  THURSDAY SWAMP OF LOVE

Swamp of love: Social media and relationships

You’re scrolling through your Facebook timeline. Someone posts a funny picture of a friend, and another posts a recipe for how to make brownies. Finally you see them -- that dreaded, five-paragraph long post about how much your friend loves his girlfriend or the 18-picture Instagram collage that shows how great the past five months have been with her new love. Suddenly, social media doesn’t seem like much fun anymore.

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HUNGRY MONKEYS

Veronika Blanco, a caretaker at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, feeds peanuts to her Brown-Faced Capuchin Monkeys for their afternoon treats. Most of the monkeys Blanco cares for come from medical testing centers and live out the rest of their lives with other Capuchins at Jungle Friends.

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TINY DANCERS -- Ballerinas practice barre work at Pofhal Studios during the studio's Fall auditions. The auditions were for many shows throughout the semester, including the Nutcracker.

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The Agency

A worker walks through the construction site of The Agency, located on the first floor of Weimer Hall, on Thursday afternoon.

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Leave it to Luiza

Luiza Costa, 21, studies for her finals outside Library West in a not-so-traditional way. “A huge part of my grade in my dendrology class is being able to identify leaves of different trees,” said the UF natural resource conservation junior. “It isn’t easy, but it’s more interesting than reading a book.”

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Joke's on You

A car outside the Student Health Care Center was covered in sticky notes by UF Honors students as part of a prank on their adviser. They wrote jokes on sticky notes about the experience of being a freshman in the Honors program.

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Dia en Los Barrios

Alicia Leva, a 21-year-old UF international studies senior, prepares a cup of rice Monday morning. Children Beyond Our Borders held the event on Turlington Plaza in solidarity with those living through hunger.

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Free Speech

Tom Short and representatives from Gator Christian Life hold a conversation on the Plaza of the Americas with students about Christianity and evolution Wednesday afternoon. The plaza is one of UF’s free speech zones where controversial topics such as this can be discussed. 

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Take a Break

UF students spend their day off Tuesday playing flag football on the North Lawn. Veterans Day gave students the opportunity to relax in the middle of the week.

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Police Misconduct forum

(From left) Santa Fe College Chief Ed Book, University Police Deputy Chief Darren Baxley, Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones and UF leaders hold a forum Thursday night to discuss police brutality around the country in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

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How to Save a Life

Clay Gibbons and Brandon Munsell show how to give CPR at Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity’s forum Tuesday night, which was hosted in honor of Victor Correa, a brother who passed away after a drowning incident. 

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