Start Defining South Florida

We all have those professors who make us state our name, major and where we are from. Inevitably, there’s always that one person who says, “Hi, I’m Savannah. I’m a journalism major and I’m from south Florida.” Where is south Florida? Is it Miami? Is it Key West, or is it Naples? I have never heard people refer to south Florida as anything but a region. So, I would like to set the record straight about what south Florida really is. Continue reading Start Defining South Florida

Real Talk: UF Graduating Seniors’ Thoughts on New Commencement Ceremony

This September, the University of Florida announced a change in its graduation ceremony for the fall and spring. The change comes after controversy regarding the spring 2018 UF graduation ceremony where an usher physically forced multiple graduating students off the stage who were dancing. Now, undergraduates will have two ceremonies.
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Hit the Road: Best Running Routes in GNV

By Molly Donovan Students at the University of Florida have access to two state-of-the-art gym facilities on campus. There’s workout classes, like kickboxing and Zumba. Fancy machines wait for people to tread on them, and shiny weights gleam, just waiting for frat guys to pick them up and put them down. I don’t use any of it. Ever since my dad made me go for … Continue reading Hit the Road: Best Running Routes in GNV

Life with my First Roommate

By Mary-Lou Watkinson It’s my senior year of college, and I decided to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. I decided to get a roommate. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating, but this is a pretty big step for me. I know what some of you are thinking: “Didn’t you live in a dorm?” “You haven’t had ANY roommates this whole time?” “You lived … Continue reading Life with my First Roommate

3 Colorful Study Tips for Finals Week

By Cara Chiaramonte I’ve always thought of Thanksgiving break as a mean week put in place to tease us college students into thinking the semester is already over. I appreciate the holiday, of course, but it’s really hard to get back in the swing of things when there are only two weeks left in the semester. How are we supposed to study for finals when … Continue reading 3 Colorful Study Tips for Finals Week

Running Outside the Lines: The Color Run 2014

By Rachel Kurland Almost 4,000 people, including 100 volunteers, were in attendance for The Color Run on Sept. 27 on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. This lively 5K stops in more than 140 cities, so what makes it so special here in Gainesville? This year, The Color Run partnered with local charities Peaceful Paths and Camp Kesem. Peaceful Paths promotes violence-free relationships, and Camp Kesem gives … Continue reading Running Outside the Lines: The Color Run 2014