University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs. (Official photo from the University of Florida.)

Labor Coalition Continues to Push University to Compensate OPS Employee

December 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

The quarrel over wage losses for OPS workers at the University of Florida continued last month with both sides meeting to discuss potential compensation. In September, OPS employees missed a week of work due to Hurricane Irma. Following the missed days, the University of Florida announced that it would notRead More

Richard Spencer speaking in November 2016. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by V@s. bit.ly/1ryPA8o)

University of Florida Holds Free Speech Forum Amid Rising Tensions

October 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

Ahead of Richard Spencer’s highly controversial speech on Oct. 19, the University of Florida hosted its first planned event Thursday in an attempt to alleviate the mounting questions surrounding the circumstances of the planned speech. The event, A Conversation on the First Amendment, covered why Spencer and his organization areRead More

A 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City. (Unmodified photo by Alejandro Alvarez used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Tackling Climate Change With Optimism: Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Gainesville

April 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

As Earth Day and the March for Science continue to gain momentum in creating awareness for climate change so too has a national organization with a local presence. Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Gainesville Chapter, one of 13 in the state of Florida, is mobilizing residents to take action through non-partisanRead More

Ben Shapiro in 2016. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Shapiro Excites Supporters, Prompts Protest at UF Event

April 6, 2017 at 12:00 am 1 comment

On Monday, April 3rd, American conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro was hosted at the University of Florida to address students on issues such as intersectionality, socialism vs. capitalism, diversity, and any topics brought up by UF students. The event was organized by the ACCENT Speakers Bureau and Young Americans forRead More

The Standard retail and apartment complex on March 12, 2017. (Photo by John Lievonen/FPR)

The Price of Convenience: How The Standard Is Shaping Local Politics

March 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Soon to be located in the heart of Gainesville, The Standard apartment complex markets itself as the preeminent residence of choice for students at the University of Florida. At the corner of West University Avenue and Northwest 13th Street, this Landmark Property will be equipped with a variety of floorRead More

Donald Trump has enjoyed consistent, ardent support from his base. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Local Trump Supporters Offer Their Takes on Travel Ban, Protests

February 27, 2017 at 12:29 am 0 comments

After the Trump administration took power on January 20, 2017, change across the nation was inevitable. Now more than a month in, change has come and it has been both praised and loathed across the political spectrum. In Gainesville, Trump supporters have seemed to come to a consensus that valuingRead More

Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe delivers the 2017 State of the City Address. (Photo by Ben Lima)

Mayor Poe, City Leaders Reflect on ‘State of the City’

February 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm 0 comments

“The state of our city is strong”, exclaimed Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe as he concluded the 2017 State of the City address, delivered at the Gainesville Police Department on Tuesday afternoon. The event, which included speakers from City Hall, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), and the University of Florida, focused on the ambitious goalRead More

Volta Coffee used the term “Caffeination Not Discrimination” as their slogan for the ACLU fundraiser. (Ramsey Touchberry/WUFT News)

Caffeination Not Discrimination: Gainesville Coffee Shop Fundraises For ACLU

February 8, 2017 at 12:40 am 0 comments

Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate in Gainesville is donating 10 percent of their sales from this weekend, totaling $800, to the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Hundreds of coffee shops nationwide participated in a Friday through Sunday fundraiser to raise money for the ACLU in response toRead More

The City of Gainesville, as of last February, has been declared a "Welcoming City". (Photo via Michael Rivera)

Gainesville Mayor Poe Counters Trump’s Immigration Stances with Message of Inclusivity

February 5, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

Within a few days of President Trump’s inauguration, Lauren Poe, Mayor of the City of Gainesville, restated his support for making Gainesville a “safe haven for all people”. Going back to last November, in the aftermath of Trump’s election, Mayor Poe, a registered Democrat, has repeatedly attempted to make it clear that Gainesville,Read More

Locals Step Up Activism in Wake of Trump’s Inauguration

Locals Step Up Activism in Wake of Trump’s Inauguration

February 4, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

In the wake of what many agree was one of the most chaotic and fragmented presidential elections in American history, numerous protests and demonstrations have occurred within both the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida community. On November 19, over 1,500 people attended a rally dubbed the “Freedom FromRead More