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GoFundMe for local man raises more than $16,000

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

When her friend was shot about two weeks ago, Clara Edwards decided to make a GoFundMe page to help cover his medical expenses.

As of press time, Edwards, 27, raised more than $16,000 for Cliff James Deyampert, who was paralyzed from the waist down when his friend’s ex-boyfriend reportedly shot him July 25, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

Paws on Parole brings dogs, inmates together

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

Tania Rivera has been out of jail for less than a week, and she decided to go back.

In a grassy area near the bland buildings and barbed-wire fences of the Alachua County Jail, the 23-year-old smiles with her son and two big dogs.

Survey: Floridians want to learn about endangered animals

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

Katy Taggart went to Kenya last summer on a wildlife ecology trip and decided to create a UF club.

With her friend Chelsea Weiner, she made the Endangered Species Action Club, or Gators ENACT. Its purpose is to educate people about endangered species, the UF animal science senior said. According to a UF survey, Floridians want just that: to be informed.

UF entrepreneur serves curry in honor of Greenberg

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

Parker Van Hart didn’t go to his friend and Grooveshark founder Josh Greenberg’s memorial service.

Instead, Van Hart, 48, served people in South Africa with curry and business smarts. When Van Hart heard about his friend’s death, he cooked the curry he used to make at the now-defunct Tasty Buddha, a local favorite of Greenberg’s.

Hammocks hang at Plaza

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

Brightly colored Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) and Grand Trunk hammocks regularly pepper the lawn in front of Library West, but Wednesday was different.

It was National Hammock Day, and the UF Hammock Club called students to celebrate.

Gainesville has shortest commute time in state

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

Oswaldo Reina takes the bus to work at the Rawlings POD Market at least three times a week.

“I’d rather ride a bus than buy a decal,” the UF construction engineering graduate student said.

Heavener Hall nominated for state architecture award

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

Situated on the corner of West University Avenue and Southwest 13th Street, Heavener Hall epitomizes the UF Alma Mater.

Its gothic walls stretch up past the palms and moss-covered oaks that surround it.