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After five UF students were hit by a car, the university released a statement about the crash closing with a promise: “The safety of our campus is paramount, and we want you to know conversations are underway regarding pedestrian and vehicular safety, on and around our campus.” But will conversations be enough?
With the highest number of reported employee COVID-19 cases in the country, UF is failing its facultyBy The Alligator Editorial Board | Dec. 7
The simplest explanation for all of this, or at least the most symbolic, is that UF has utterly failed to keep its employees safe from its own students.
Every school ranked higher than UF has had some sort of mandatory testing at one point or another, with the notable exception of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which was nationally humiliated for its failure to control the virus.
Biden’s victory shows us that normalcy triumphs chaos. Amendment 2’s victory shows us that the youth vote mattersBy The Alligator Editorial Board | Nov. 7
It is easy for a young person to feel frustrated with a system that only occasionally listens to their voice. However, the passage of Amendment 2, serves as a silver lining: a reminder that the youth vote mattered.
The Alligator devotes itself to serving the UF and greater Gainesville communities. For that reason, we are releasing endorsements for candidates and amendments that will appear on the local ballot as well as our recommendation for the top of the ticket in an immensely consequential presidential election.
A third party candidate will not win, and if you think or vote as if they will, then you’re either dreaming or don’t care about the people who won’t live to see the next election.
We wish that DeSantis would reevaluate why he prioritizes the right to party over the right to public assembly or the right to vote. Fighting for the right of college students to party is a very strange hill to die on.
We thought it. We know you thought it too—but sadly, it wasn't meant to be.