Avenue: Pop Culture Roundup #5

Avenue: Pop Culture Roundup #5

News: UF and Santa Fe College kick off summer terms, vaccination efforts continue

With COVID-19 vaccine supplies expanding, local health officials work to answer lingering questions from the community to instill confidence in vaccine safety. Additionally, the University of Florida and Santa Fe College held their first in-person modified graduation ceremonies s ...   Show more

Pods Collide: Avenue, Sports and News Desks Recap Favorite Stories

In the final episode of the semester, hosts of The Avenue Podcast Morgan Goldwich, Veronica Nocera, Heather Bushman and Kristin Bausch along with the host of the Alligator Sports Podcast, Jesse Richardson, join Alligator Podcast Producer Jake Reyes in recapping some of the best s ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: April 12 - 16

In this week's roundup, a UF campus cat garners attention from students. Alligator University General Assignment reporter Abigail Hasebroock breaks down the story. Also, one person died following a two-car crash in North Gainesville. Plus, the Gainesville Community Playhouse spot ...   Show more

News: Keeping up with Midpoint Park and Eatery

In this episode, Midpoint Park and Eatery has been open for over a month. The park has three food trucks in operation. Keller's Kitchen, Da Kine Poke and Mexi Cocina. How are they holding up? In addition, a proposed legislation could affect the menus of these food trucks. Also, J ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: April 5 - 9

In this week's roundup, we review how West University Avenue’s problems began with its construction. Plus, Goldie’s Burgers is bringing new flavors to Depot Park. Also, UF students and families advocate for traffic safety as there’s a lasting impact of the crashes on families and ...   Show more

News: UF begins vaccinating students, faculty and staff

After nearly five months since UF Health said it would vaccinate its affiliates free of charge, UF began COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty and staff on Monday at Ben Hill Griffin stadium. Some students say they took the vaccine so they could see their families again. UF ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: March 29 - April 2

In this week's roundup, The Matheson Museum reopened with a new exhibit featuring Alachua County female trailblazers. Plus, students, faculty and staff are now able to pre-register for vaccine appointments through ONE.UF. Also, graduate students worry about UF’s plan to demolish ...   Show more

News: Protesters call for action to stop Asian hate

In this episode, more than 200 protesters call for action and solidarity at the Stop Asian Hate march. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe spoke at the event and talked about the history of racism against Asians in the United States. East Gainesville beat reporter Alan Halaly and Metro ...   Show more

Avenue: Pop Culture Roundup #4

In this week’s pop culture news roundup, the Avenue desk recaps the Grammy’s, Lana Del Rey’s new album, David Dobrik’s latest controversy and more. By Valeriya Antonshchuk, Kristin Bausch, Heather Bushman, Katie Delk, Morgan Goldwich and Veronica Nocera. For more arts, entertainm ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: March 22 - 26

In this week's roundup, UF offers students more financial aid for pandemic-related expenses. Plus, a person was stabbed at a CVS store and police say it was an ‘isolated incident.’ Also, Makiya Seminera, the opinions editor of The Alligator, writes, "Dear Florida Legislature, don ...   Show more

News: The quarantine dorm experience

Many students know that if you test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed case, you either have to self quarantine or isolate at one of UF's quarantine dorms, according to UF Health protocols. Some students have not experienced what that is like. No ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: March 15 - 19

In this week's roundup, Florida State Senators moved forward with a controversial bill that would limit the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program Tuesday. Also, Gators men's basketball moves to the second round in a 75 - 70 win over Virginia Tech. And, UF international stude ...   Show more

News: UF overturns proposal to build on McCarty Woods after backlash from protesters

UF administration decided not to use the McCarty Woods conservation area for development in its 2020-2030 Campus Master Plan after facing backlash from protesters. Several protests were organized since the proposal was made in December, including a march on Saturday led by the "S ...   Show more

Avenue: Pop Culture Roundup #3

In this week’s pop culture news roundup, the Avenue desk talks about the results of the Golden Globes, nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards and the buzzworthy Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah. By Valeriya Antonshchuk, Heather Bushman, Katie Delk, Morga ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: March 8 - 12

In this week's roundup, a proposed Senate Bill could dramatically affect the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program. The bill has been met with opposition from students and parents around the state. Also, A 47-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car in Alachua around ...   Show more

News: The spring break that wasn't

Spring break would have occurred this week if it weren't for the COVID-19 pandemic. UF previously declared that their decision to remove spring break was in an effort to limit the amount of COVID-19 cases that are brought to campus as a result of traveling. At this point in the s ...   Show more

News: Valuable gecko missing from Gainesville pet store

A New Caledonia leachianus gecko worth $1,800 is missing from a Gainesville pet store, Gator City Reptiles. Some believe the gecko was stolen and posted on a leachianus gecko Facebook group. Alligator Metro News Assistant Lucille Lannigan breaks down the story.   

Weekly News Roundup: February 24 - March 2

In this week's roundup, the Santa Fe community received its second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, The Florida Department of Transportation will transfer control of the section of West University Avenue near the UF campus to the city of Gainesville. Also, a community grocery ...   Show more

Avenue: Pop Culture Roundup #2

In this week’s pop culture news roundup, the Avenue desk talks about The New York Times’ documentary on Britney Spears, Taylor Swift’s latest release, electronic duo Daft Punk’s split and more. By Valeriya Antonshchuk, Kristin Bausch, Heather Bushman, Katie Delk, Morgan Goldwich ...   Show more

News: Gator Party wins executive ticket

The Gator Party won the executive ticket with Cooper Brown set to become the Student Body President, Faith Maniti to become the Student Body Vice President and Giovanna Mompremier to become the Student Body Treasurer. Gator Party members were found celebrating at a local bar afte ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: February 15-19

In this week's roundup, the Gator Party and the Change Party released their platforms ahead of the UF Student Government spring elections while the Keg Party has yet to release theirs. Plus, a man wanted for battery at FSU has been spotted in Gainesville. Also, some residents of ...   Show more

News: Students protest UF food provider outside president's mansion

In this episode, students held a protest against UF's official food service provider, Aramark, outside of President Kent Fuchs' mansion on Saturday. Co-Communications lead of the Gainesville Dream Defenders, Ava Kaplan; External VP of the Gator Chapter of the NAACP, Rachel Khoury ...   Show more

Avenue: Pop Culture Round-Up

The Avenue desk kicks off its pop culture podcast series in this week’s round up. This episode covers the Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance and commercials, Golden Globe nominations, Jojo Siwa’s coming out and Pheobe Bridgers’ SNL performance and more. By Valeriya Antonshchuk, Kris ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: February 8-12

In this week's roundup, UFF elevates concerned voices as UF’s re-opening plans rev on. Plus, a newly finished fire station construction could reduce nearby homeowner’s insurance. Also, local businesses are offering ways to get festive this Valentine’s Day.  

News: Backstage Pass to Gainesville’s Indie-Folk Scene

Louie Dager, producer and singer for Neptune's Child, and lead guitarist George Baxevanis joins our podcast to discuss producing music in Gainesville amidst a pandemic. Dager also produces music for other local bands, such as Tamayo, which is signed to UF’s Swamp Records.  

Weekly News Roundup: February 1-5

In this week's roundup, UF students and faculty oppose a proposal to build on the McCarty Woods Conservation Area. Plus, a former UF professor was indicted for a scheme to defraud the National Institutes of Health and UF. Also, Gators Women's Tennis loses to UF’s archenemy, The F ...   Show more

News: Maggie’s Mom Speaks Out - Crash (Part III)

Two months ago, UF student Maggie Paxton was killed in a hit-and-run on West University Avenue. A few weeks ago, UF student Sophia Lambert died of a similar situation. Now, Maggie’s mom, Lisa Paxton, joins our podcast and reflects on her daughter’s life while calling for changes ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: January 25-29

This week, UF students can start registering for a seat in the Senate Friday. Plus, UF sophomore Andy Shodell believes the GATORSAFE app is "the big stick of UF's modern McCarthyites." Also, a tale of two Gainesvilles as the development along east and west Gainesville tell a comp ...   Show more

News: FDOT responds to University Avenue car accident - Crash (Part II)

Alligator Metro Editor Asta Hemenway discusses the significance that the high volume of car accidents on West University Ave. has on the community as the issue has grown since our last episode. Plus, the Florida Department of Transportation makes a statement to concerned UF stude ...   Show more

Weekly News Roundup: January 18-22

This week, UF students announce a boycott against the UF food service provider, Aramark, because of its prison labor usage, the Gainesville Police Department rolls out a new plan in an effort to reduce the high volume of car accidents in the area, and professors continue to expre ...   Show more

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