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Ali Schmitz

Ali is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Confederate Flags Fly Above Two Gainesville High Schools

Described as “an act of vandalism,” the American and Florida flags were removed overnight and replaced with the Confederate Battle flags at two of Gaineville’s high schools. The flags, discovered this morning at Buchholz and Gainesville high schools, were quickly removed once the school day started. Alachua County schools spokeswoman …

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University of Florida Agrees To $19.8 Million Federal Settlement

The University of Florida is involved in a federal settlement to repay nearly $20 million to the United States government. The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement Friday afternoon in allegations that the university “improperly charged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for salary and administrative costs …

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Gator Band Will No Longer Use Penalty Chant

Florida Gators football

During this past Saturday's Tennessee game, Gator fans expected a cue from the band to play a familiar chant, "You Can't Do That." However, complaints about the chant morphing into "Move Back You Suck," has forced the University Athletic Association to ask the band to no longer play the tune to accompany it. The change has garnered complaints from UF students who see the chant as tradition, but applause from those who viewed it as vulgar and unsportsmanlike.

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