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The Importance of the Local and National Youth Vote

March 21, 2016 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

By: Megan Jones With the spring Student Government (SG)  elections behind us and the results quickly becoming old news, it’s important to take a moment to consider what we’ve learned from the University of Florida SG elections, and how this relates to an even bigger picture. To recap, the SGRead More

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Students, Farmworkers March to Boycott Wendy’s

March 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

By: Kayla Solem Sarai Chavarria yelled “Boycott Wendy’s!” as she marched Friday. The UF history senior walked from Norman Field to the Reitz Union with more than 120 other people to boycott Wendy’s. The fast-food company has not signed onto the Fair Food Agreement, which would require it to payRead More

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The Influx of Anti-Immigration Bills in the Florida Senate

March 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

By: Maria Alejandra Llanos With the amount of anti-immigration sentiment that’s been roused up in the past year leading up to the 2016 election, there is no doubt why states like Florida are fighting off new legislation potentially dangerous to the Hispanic community. The flood of new bills falling upon theRead More

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What Could You Do With More Than $20 Million?

February 14, 2016 at 9:17 am 0 comments

By: Megan Jones There is no denying that this is an extremely large sum of money. Many University of Florida students do not realize $20,038,152 is the budget for our Student Government – and this money comes directly from the students. Included in the tuition and fees every UF studentRead More

Menstruation Matters: Giving Girls Their Days Back

Menstruation Matters: Giving Girls Their Days Back

October 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

By: Rachel Reh All around the world, primarily in underdeveloped countries, girls are forced to stay home and miss school while they are menstruating.  Celeste Mergens wants to give girls those missed days back. Mergens, the executive director and founder of Days for Girls, spoke at Bob Graham Center onRead More

Wage a War on Poverty, Not the Poor

Wage a War on Poverty, Not the Poor

October 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Just over 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war” on poverty during his State of the Union address. With the hope of ushering in a new era of government programs that would lift people out of poverty and prevent it in the future, hisRead More

Heritage or Hate?

Heritage or Hate?

October 19, 2015 at 10:57 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry One hundred and fifty years after the civil war, the Confederate flag still flies high all across America- especially in the Deep South. Following in the wake of the tragic mass shooting of nine Charleston, South Carolina church members during a Bible study in June, the debate over theRead More

Photo IDs- The Modern Day Poll Tax

Photo IDs- The Modern Day Poll Tax

October 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm 1 comment

By: Ramsey Touchberry On August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed into the law what came to be landmark legislation that forever changed this country. The Voting Rights Act no longer allowed voter disenfranchisement on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, money or literacy. The Jim Crow era laws that plaguedRead More

Washington County breaks ground on new courthouse

Washington County breaks ground on new courthouse

July 1, 2015 at 9:59 am 0 comments

A new beginning for Washington County was marked on June 10 when the county broke ground on a new county courthouse. The  construction marks the end of a long road for the Florida county that began in December 2013 when the old courthouse was closed due to water infiltration andRead More

Edward James III announces candidacy for Florida State House District 72

Edward James III announces candidacy for Florida State House District 72

July 1, 2015 at 9:45 am 0 comments

  Edward James III officially launched his campaign on June 25 for the 72nd District of the Florida House of Representatives. Up against three-term Republican incumbent Ray Pilon, the young progressive has hit the ground running. Present at his Bayfront Community Center campaign kickoff were over 100 people with seven formerRead More