What it’s like seeing 1984 in 2017

By: Tori Chin “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” Sound familiar? George Orwell’s classic novel and popular high school required-reading “1984” hit the stage recently and provides more than just two hours of entertainment. While I was unable to see the Broadway play starring Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge, Gainesville’s Hippodrome Theatre… Read More What it’s like seeing 1984 in 2017

UF student and alumni developing solution to recover abandoned crab traps

By: Madison Hindo A University of Florida junior and two UF alumni have teamed up to create Project GATOR, and their goal is to develop new techniques to combat the environmental issue of abandoned crab traps in the ocean. Project GATOR stands for Ghost/Abandoned Trap Observation and Recovery, and it was created by Gloria Li,… Read More UF student and alumni developing solution to recover abandoned crab traps

Making the World a Better Place: Davis United World College Scholars at UF

Vedrana Damjanovic They dream big. They achieve bigger. They leave their homes and comfort zones, mostly at the age of 16, to pursue a better education and develop their skills. Known for the inexhaustible sources of passion and drive, they strive for life-changing goals. Five words: Davis United World College Scholars. A proud and growing… Read More Making the World a Better Place: Davis United World College Scholars at UF

Changing sex education after elimination of abstinence programs

BROOKE HENDERSON An egg. A doll. A diagram. Sex education comes in many different forms, but no program with an abstinence-only curriculum has impacted sexual health in the United States positively. Government regulation Title V expresses the goals of abstinence-only programs. Funding would only be given to programs that promote the benefits of abstaining from… Read More Changing sex education after elimination of abstinence programs

Strange and Marvelous: A Superhero Film Success

LEAH PALMER Doctor Strange is a delightful conglomeration of mind games, morals and humor:  Marvel’s latest superhero film has the trippiness of Inception, the sci-fi spirituality of The Matrix and the light-heartedness of Guardians of the Galaxy, elegantly tied together by Benedict Cumberbatch, an unexpected yet refreshing casting choice for Stephen Strange. Strange, a dexterous… Read More Strange and Marvelous: A Superhero Film Success