Gainesville Participates in Global Climate Strike

Story by Stephanie Cobb “What do we want?” “Climate action!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” These words echoed across downtown Gainesville last month as hundreds of people of all ages gathered on the steps of Gainesville City Hall and hoisted handmade signs, many made out of recycled cardboard, into the air. “Climate change is… Continue reading Gainesville Participates in Global Climate Strike

Remembering H. H. Hume: The Man Behind the Name

Story by Kaylyn Ling For many UF Honors students, Hume Hall is a home away from home, a haven of late-night study sessions and a place full of fond roommate stories. What’s the story behind a name, though — who is the Hume behind Hume Hall? H. H. Hume writing at his desk. 1959.Credit: University… Continue reading Remembering H. H. Hume: The Man Behind the Name

Keeping Up With Honors: What’s New and Coming Soon

Story by Samantha Chery, Photo by Stephanie Cobb The University Honors Program is constantly growing and changing. Here are the latest developments to look out for now and in the near future. Harry Potter Camp likely to become a class First-year Honors wizards tried their hands at making magic for the second year of Harry… Continue reading Keeping Up With Honors: What’s New and Coming Soon

Uber Memoirs: Meet Moonshine Mike and other Characters

Story by Noah Towbin This is the first of an ongoing series of encounters with Uber drivers in Gainesville. Gainesville is a college town at its core. On any given day, a passerby on University can see a myriad of restaurants, a thriving club scene, a herd of college students somehow finding their way to… Continue reading Uber Memoirs: Meet Moonshine Mike and other Characters

PRISM Reviews ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.’

Written by Chloe Campbell From Aug. 30 to Sept. 22, 2019, the Hippodrome Theatre in Downtown Gainesville hosted “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” The five-time Tony Award-winning play was written by Simon Stephens and directed by Ralf Remshardt, a professor of theatre at the University of Florida. Based on the 2003… Continue reading PRISM Reviews ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.’

The Fight for Blue Lights

Photos captured at the protest last Thursday at Flavet Field. Written and Photographed by Emily Roden On Flavet field last Tuesday, over 200 people showed up with signs, sunglasses, and megaphones to protest the absence of blue lights on Fraternity row, a short walk from Hume Hall, the residence hall for honors students at UF.… Continue reading The Fight for Blue Lights

Shots Fired: Ethical Philosophy, Epidemiology, and the Anti-Vaccination Movement

BY OLIVIA STEIN America. The land of freedom and now, the incubator of an epidemic. With 704 cases (and counting) of measles in the United States this year alone, epidemiologists and citizens alike are in a mass panic. Controversy abounds as legislators and activists debate over vaccination policies. Epithets, obscenities, and good old-fashioned righteous conviction… Continue reading Shots Fired: Ethical Philosophy, Epidemiology, and the Anti-Vaccination Movement

The Challenging Decision the Women’s Student Association Faced Ahead of the Women’s March

BY SOUMYA KONA The Women’s March began as a protest in the streets of Washington D.C. on the day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017. The march’s momentum made its way to cities all around the world, bringing millions of marchers to the streets to support reproductive rights, racial equality, and reform… Continue reading The Challenging Decision the Women’s Student Association Faced Ahead of the Women’s March