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Friday, August 12, 2022

Laura Gomez

Florida Alligator

UF to host Cuban opera singers Yilam Sartorio and Ramon Centeno

To Yilam Sartorio, the U.S. feels more like home than any other country she’s performed in. The 33-year-old opera singer from Cuba has toured globally, playing sold-out shows in countries like France and Mexico. Now, she and her husband, opera singer Ramon Centeno, are visiting UF as part of their first-ever U.S. tour.

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A Tinder drinking game

Now that all Valentine’s Day festivities are over, you may find that your two-week fling was really just a way to feel less lonely on Valentine’s Day. So you partied too hard over the break, drunkenly confessed your love to your fling — or hooked up with your fling’s best friend — and it’s likely you’re extremely single again. Now you’re left with your only reliable friend: Tinder. What better way to get a date than with a little liquid courage? But please, put away the drunk goggles or you might get catfished.


Confederate Controversy

Based on the Confederate statue on the corner of Main Street and East University Avenue on Thursday, a crowd of protesters held signs that read, “End white supremacy” and “Tear it down.”

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Ribbon Cutting

From left: Helen Warren, City Commissioner; Brad Purcell, South Florida Water Management District; Ed Braddy, Mayor; David Lewis, Wharton Smith; Chris Wynn, Florida Fish and Wildlife; Chris Keller, Wetland Solutions; and Tom Frick, FDEP, cut the ribbon at Friday's grand opening of Sweetwater Wetlands Park, located at 325 SW Williston Road.

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