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University of Florida

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Sexual Battery Charges Dropped Against Treon Harris

    The student who accused breakout University of Florida quarterback and former Booker T. Washington High star Treon Harris of sexual battery has dropped her complaint. The unnamed student will no longer pursuit charges against Harris, but his future with the football team still remains unclear. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    USF Bans Selfies at Graduation

    After we get to these diplomas, can we go smoke a cigarette? I really need one. But first, Let me take a #selfie. Sorry soon-to-graduate University of South Florida students. There will be no selfies allowed on the graduation stage. The school has added photographing your self to the list of discou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Gay Rights in Florida: Progress Is Here

    Despite the fact that Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale boast among the highest populations of LGBT folks in the country, Florida has long been a troglodyte in the area of equal rights. But recently, there has been an uptick in enlightenment. 1. Last month, the Florida Supreme Court granted a le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Nuri on the SoFla Rap Scene: "I'm Fortunate to Work With All These Talented Dudes"

    In this social media-driven age, it isn't rare for a producer's face to be all over your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram feed as tracks flow out by the dozens every day, feeding that need for the epic drop. But not Miami's Nuri. Aside from his profile picture on Twitter, the producer's face is rarely se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    FIU Students Make More Money One Year Out of College Than UF Students

    If you're looking to make good money right away right out of college in the state of Florida, you might be better off going to Florida International University than the University of Florida. In fact, FIU has a higher percentage of graduates who are working or continuing their education within one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    ACLU Protests Size of Aaron Hernandez's Prison Cell

    Former University of Florida star and current accused murderer Aaron Hernandez is suddenly getting a lot of sympathy. First, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was quoted as saying the deposed Patriot was a "model inmate" who didn't show signs of nervousness. And now, the American Civil Liberties ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The 10 Best Miami Hurricanes Players, According to EA Sports

    The Hurricanes football season is still a few months away, but EA Sports already thinks they know who will be the ten best players for the Miami Hurricanes next year. The video game company unleashed details of its upcoming NCAA Football '14 video game at industry showcase E3 this week, including th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    First-Ever Bacon Dogs by Oscar Mayer

    Oscar Mayer, the first name in hot dogs and makers of the original ear worm jingle (just try to get "Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener" out of your heads now that we placed it there), has announced the launch of its most innovative product -- just in time for summer grilling season.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Giant Ferocious Mosquitoes Could Invade Florida This Summer

    If regular mosquitoes are like chihuahuas, small ankle-biting little buggers, then gallinippers would be pit bulls. They're twenty times the size of a regular mosquito, and have mouthparts so strong they can pierce through clothing. Their eggs can lie dormant for years, but scientists warn that weat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    70-Year-Old Senator Bill Nelson Will Now Try to Kill Pythons Himself

    Always careful to take up practical, non-partisan causes instead of throwing partisan bombs, Sen. Bill Nelson has made Florida's invasive python problem one of his key issues. So now the man we've dubbed Senator Spacesnakes is actually taking on the problem directly. He's joining Florida's controver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Secret Curry Near Florida International University South Campus

    Jai Mazumddar earned a master's degree in finance from the University of Florida in 2002. He spent more than half decade crunching numbers, mostly as a stockbroker for Continental Securities, which the Securities and Exchange Commission shut down, and later as a financial analyst for a real estate c ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    State Regulators Defend Horse Doping Standards After New Times's Calder Investigation

    Read our investigation into horse doping: "Cheaters Prosper at Calder Race Course."Last week, New Times published a feature article on horse doping at Calder Race Course. The investigation found that trainer Kirk Ziadie had violated state drug standards 41 times but had only been fined a total of $1 ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Almost Every Florida Team (Including FIU) Got a Vote in Preseason Coaches Poll, Except for the Hurricanes

    According to voters in the just-released preseason Coaches Poll, the University of Miami Hurricanes are about on the same level as the Florida Atlantic University Owls: Neither team received a single vote in the poll. Every other Division I FBS team in Florida did, though. Even Florida International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Invasive Crazy Caribbean Termites Threaten South Florida

    Between Burmese pythons and giant African land snails, South Florida already has enough invasive species to worry about, but now officials have detected a new alien threat popping up in our region: the Nasutitermes corniger termite. These mites are meaner and more threatening then the domestic termi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    University of Miami Named One of the Most Fun Colleges in the Country

    ​This week, Miami's lucky number is six.Hot on the heels of the city's ranking as America's sixth trashiest Spring Break destination, Inside College has ranked the University of Miami at #6 on its list of "most fun" institutions of higher learning in the U.S. -- beating out every other Florida sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Pythons May Have Eaten All the Rabbits in the Everglades

    ​Peter Cottontail's Florida cousin is no longer hopping down any bunny trails in the Everglades. That's because he was eaten by a python.A new study says that rabbits may have been completely eliminated from areas of the Everglades where invasive snake populations are the most heavy. Bobcats, racc ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Woman Says Univision Lost Her Mother's Bones After Investigative Report

    photo by Brian C. Goss via Wikimedia Commons​Ana Teresa Martin had only one simple wish when she agreed to let an Univision TV crew dig up her mother's bones and ship them off to a University of Florida expert: To find out whether she was secretly descended from the Russian Romanov dynasty. Who ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Channing Crowder Hints He May Have Sold Memorabilia at UF

    ​The Ohio State Buckeyes are still reeling from a memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal that caused coach Jim Tressel to resign and star quarterback Terrelle Pryor to leave for the pros. Though, there's plenty of people out there who don't think the idea of players selling or trading memorabilia is all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Don't Throw That Milk Away, You Can Still Drink It a Week After the Expiration Date

    Ily Goyanes Dip which I allegedly shouldn't have eaten past April 2, 2011, which tasted great on June 5.​Who actually pays attention to those "use by" and "best before" dates on food packaging? Apparently a lot of people do, to the tune of millions of pounds of good, still edible food being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Miami is the Sixth Most Well-Read City According to Amazon

    ​According to the stereotypes, Miami is supposed to be a bit of a shallow city and not exactly an intellectual hot spot. Yet, we're apparently the sixth most book-looking city in America according to Amazon.com sales data. The book-selling super site totaled all book, magazine and newspaper sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Radiation From Japan Has Arrived: Our Food and Water Are Exposed

    via Flickr BlatantNews.comRadiation in your food and water? Fuggedahboutit!​Due to devastation caused by the Tsunami that recently hit Japan, the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is leaking radiation. It might not sound like a big deal to us, except for the fact that said radiation is traveling all t ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010
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    October 19, 2010

    High School Football Coaches Deserve More Cash

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tackles high school football coaching salaries.Florida -- and Miami-Dade -- seriously need to change the way high school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Celebrate Alligator Hunting Season With Crocked Gator Recipe

    Photo by Riki Altman​Every summer since 1988, the state of Florida has opened many of its lakes, rivers and swamps to a limited-time public alligator hunt. This year's hunt began August 15 and continues through September 12.Also, since it is the start of football season and all, and because I'm an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The New Yorker Picks Top 20 Writers Under 40, Disco Rick Picks Top 40 Strippers Under 20

    ​On Monday, The New Yorker published the most anticipated listicle of the year: the 20 under 40 list, a grab bag of the best fiction writers under 40 in the country. It's a veritable who's that of the literary world, which includes such noted page-turners as David Bezmozgis and famous wife Nicole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    WMC 2010: One Night Only at Karu & Y, March 26

    ​Paul Morris started the booking agency AM Only in 1995, while he was a student at the University of Florida. It was a fortuitous time, right when dance music was about to break big into this country's consciousness. As electronic sounds shifted through the rave scene and beyond, AM Only continued ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    String of Swastika Symbols Found on University of Miami Campus

    via Miami.eduHecht Residential College​The University of Miami is investigating four separate incidents in the past two weeks of school property being defaced by swastikas.President Donna Shalala sent an email to students and staff today notifying them of incidents taking place March 2, 10, and 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    My least favorite things in the world: Britto art and parking meters. Somehow they are coming together to raise money for the homeless. [WSVN]Some corporate thing I have never heard of has given the Miami Heat lots of money to make sure we all hear about it. Yep, the Heat has a new presenting sponso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Food News Roundup - Burger King, Tap Water, Lime Fresh, Banana Farms, Lose Weight, Chef Allen, Great Food, and Cuba

    Burger King continues its quest for world domination, 4th quarter numbers are in, profits are up, revenues down. [Forbes] [BizJournals] [BKCorp]Miami Dade Water & Sewer Department launching advertising campaign to promote the benefits of tap water for your drinking pleasure. [Bnet] [FoodWaterWat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Peel the Vote '09: Luis Morse For Miami Commish

    Alex Izaguirre Today Banana Republican begins a weekly series assessing candidates running for various municipal elected offices this year. Let's turn our attention to the district three city commission race in Miami where we have seven contenders vying to replace Joe Sanchez, who is running for ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    University of Miami Returns to Playboy's Top Party School Glory

    University of Miami used to be a "Top Party Schools" mainstay back in the 80's, coming in at #2 on Playboy's first 1987 list, but with a rise on academic lists came a fall on the party lists. UM didn't even make Playboy's list last year (the top spot went to University of Florida), but it appears th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Saturday Afterhours: Amber Reyn at Eden Terrace Garden

    Pornograph Events is celebrating 3 years of underground nightlife this Sunday dawn at the new Eden Terrace Garden in North Miami. Locals Nova, Dsan Powell and Tuki Romero will be spinning in support of LA-based minimal DJ/producer Amber Reyn. Originally from New York, Miss Reyn was first introduced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    News Roundup

    Your friendly former Kendall neighbor OJ Simpson is facing sentencing today. He could get anywhere from six year to life. [AP]Charlie Crist was at Art Basel yesterday, and CBS4 asked him about a possible Senate run. He said he is not interested. That is all ...what? I do not have any closet jokes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2008
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    June 14, 2007

    Comeback Caterpillar

    A rare creature quietly returns to Key Biscayne

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2006

    This Kitty Got the Cream

    Courtney Cunningham The former Mrs. Juan Courtney Cunningham has parted ways with her Republican lobbyist husband. To the alimony tune of $11,500 per month. Kitty Cunningham, 44, began divorce proceedings against her 44-year-old husband,of the Coral Gables-based Barreto, Cunningham and May publi ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Die, Weed, Die!

    An alien moth munches an invasive fern into extinction

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2004

    Buy, Buy, Love

    Show Mom you care with couture

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Getting Wild

    Science museum hosts habitat chat

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Nowhere Left to Build

    It was just another housing development, but its approval marked the beginning of the end

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Road Less Traveled

    Singer/songwriter Steven Franz plays from the heart

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    Kind-Altering Plants

    Veggies au naturel

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    The Energizer

    Forget the bunny. Robin Parker has a battery that might save the world.

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Anatomy of a Quarantine

    State officials are spending millions of your tax dollars to stop citrus canker. And they're making a mess of it.

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    A Shakey Machine

    FIU hoops coach Shakey Rodriguez has surrounded himself with coaches and players with bad raps and worse reps -- and it's a losing combination

  • News

    July 6, 1994
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    September 4, 1991
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