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Lily Kino

Alligator Staff Writer

Lily Kino is a second-year journalism major covering Santa Fe. When she's not writing, Lily is either going on nature walks or swimming with her goldendoodle, George.


Parts of the walkway in front of Norman Hall are blocked off due to aggressive attacks from hawks on pedestrians. A sign with safety tips is seen on Sunday, April 17.
NEWS  |  CAMPUS

Hawks plunge at pedestrians in the Norman Hall area

Emma Bissell thought a frisbee whacked her head outside Normal Hall. But frisbees don't leave talon marks. The 20-year-old UF telecommunications sophomore was attacked by a hawk in January. On Wednesday morning, UF’s College of Education sent an email warning students to be wary when walking in the Norman Hall area.

CAMPUS  |  STUDENT LIFE

Men’s restrooms still outnumber women’s in STEM buildings

Fewer women’s restrooms in UF STEM buildings lead some women to question whether they belong in a male-dominated field. Ginger Lucas, a 22-year-old nuclear science senior, said the lack of equal restrooms bothers her but pushes her even further to prove her capabilities to others. “It’s just a minor inconvenience and sort of irritation,” Lucas said. “Like a reminder of the past, of how things used to be.”

CAMPUS  |  SFC

Santa Fe College still plans for a precautionary spring graduation ceremony even after lifting all COVID-19 protocols

Santa Fe College upholds its plans to host a limited-capacity graduation ceremony in April despite lifting all COVID-19 restrictions. Santa Fe lifted COVID-19 precautions related to serving food, onsite class size and event size across all SFC properties Monday. However, graduates will still be socially distanced at their April celebrations.

CAMPUS  |  STUDENT LIFE

Tim Tebow to speak at April’s commencement

Former Gator quarterback Tim Tebow will return to The Swamp this Spring to address the 2022 graduating class in a commencement speech. Tebow will speak April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the university-wide ceremony, a celebration of students from all colleges. Graduates, their families and members of the public are invited to come to the special night under the lights. 

CAMPUS  |  SFC

Santa Fe College creates new charter school

With a $2 million grant from the State of Florida, the school will offer high school students training in information technology and health sciences, according to a press release. The college received the grant Feb. 2 as part of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ $89 million plan to enhance workforce initiatives across the state.

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