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Lacrosse increases in popularity in Gainesville

There’s evidence that stickball, the Native American precursor to lacrosse, orginated in the 17th century. A little bit closer to the present, the Gator lacrosse team plays in the NCAA tournament tomorrow afternoon. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports on how one of the oldest team sports in North America …

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Charter school enrollment could draw from public resources

An increase in Charter School enrollment nationwide may be drawing money away from public school. Alachua County School Board Member Gunnar Paulson says funding has increased for the charter schools in Alachua County, leaving public schools behind. He says the state is focusing more attention on charter schools, but that …

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Students rally over budget cuts to the College of Engineering

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120416-cise-protest.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/ourtown/20120416-cise-protest.mp4“] University of Florida students and Gainesville residents gathered in Turlington Plaza on the UF campus earlier today to protest budget cuts to the College of Engineering. These cuts were directed to the Computer Information Science and Engineering department, and will result in ridding the department of all graduate assistants.  Graduate students help …

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Students prepare to face FCAT

Some Florida tenth graders will be retaking their FCAT’s this week. With the state having increased it’s testing standards, schools are dedicating more time in the classroom to prepare their students. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports on how one local high scool is getting its students ready for the …

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