Tensions between pro-government and opposition groups in Venezuela escalate

Tensions between pro-government and opposition groups in Venezuela escalate

Thousands of people took to the streets of Venezuela within the past month, capturing media attention worldwide. Most marched against what they see as President Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian rule. This recent burst of opposition-led movements calls for Maduro to address...
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Produce on wheels: GreenStream Mobile Market delivers fresh fruit and veggies to local food deserts

Produce on wheels: GreenStream Mobile Market delivers fresh fruit and veggies to local food deserts

The local Florida Department of Health (DOH) branch in Manatee County recently conducted a study that found that residents in Samoset, East Bradenton, Washington Gardens, Rubonia, Pride Park, Newtown and North Port neighborhoods all craved one thing: access to...
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ACLU white paper addresses the “Bullies in Blue”

ACLU white paper addresses the “Bullies in Blue”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently released a white paper titled, “Bullies in Blue: The Origins and Consequences of School Policing,” in an attempt to explain why children, particularly young children of color, are charged with crimes for t...
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And that’s the way the Cookie tumbles: 10-year-old pug falls into sinkhole

And that’s the way the Cookie tumbles: 10-year-old pug falls into sinkhole

Ever found a cookie in a sinkhole? No? Well, someone did. The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine and Gilchrist County Fire Rescue pulled Cookie, the 10-year-old pug, out of a 30-foot-deep sinkhole west of Gainesville on April...
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Eureka! Life on Enceladus?

Eureka! Life on Enceladus?

Over a month since scientists with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of seven new Earth sized planets orbiting a dwarf star – three of which that are located in the habitable zone, or the zone...
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An expensive tourist: The cost of Trump’s visits to “winter White House”

An expensive tourist: The cost of Trump’s visits to “winter White House”

Donald Trump has traveled to his so-called “winter White House” in Mar-a-Lago six times since being inaugurated, including this past weekend after announcing his authorization of the firing of missiles into Syria, playing his 15th and 16th round of golf......
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“Got Dignity?”: Students spread awareness of Milk with Dignity Program at local Ben & Jerry’s

“Got Dignity?”: Students spread awareness of Milk with Dignity Program at local Ben & Jerry’s

While hundreds made the trip to the local Ben & Jerry’s to snatch a free ice cream cone on April 4, a group of students ride-shared to the St. Armand’s Circle location for a different purpose: to spread awareness of...
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Repeal of North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ leaves no protections for LGBTQ+ community

Repeal of North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ leaves no protections for LGBTQ+ community

In March 2016, North Carolina legislators passed a bill that required people to use the restrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to the sex on their birth certificate and barred local municipalities from instituting their own antidiscrimination policies. I...
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April: A month of student organized events

April is one busy month! Students have been hard at work planning and organizing events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Pride Month and for Palestinian Awareness Week! Support your friends and check out what they’ve been planning, and keep...
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Shelf Indulgence: A book store, coffee shop, and study space

Shelf Indulgence: A book store, coffee shop, and study space

Photos via Jason D’Amours The spirit of Big E’s lives on. In the same location – just a short bike ride from campus and right next to Growlers – Nikki Snyder and her mother Donna Frey have opened Shelf Indulgence,...
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