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Past articles by Gershon:

Whole magnet school Loften remains 'A' school, but struggles with misconceptions

Loften High School considered a hidden gem in Alachua County. It is the only whole magnet school in the district. → Read More

Alachua County Public Schools names three finalists for teacher of the year

Alachua County Public Schools' winner for the Teacher of the Year Award will be announced Jan. 26. → Read More

Sasse says farewell to U.S. Senate as he prepares to enter UF presidency

Ben Sasse, 50, gave a farewell speech Tuesday as he prepares to begin his role as UF president Feb. 6. → Read More

UF restricts roads at the core of the campus

UF restricts roadways at the core of campus beginning on Jan. 9. Law enforcement will police the new road rules. → Read More

Gainesville actress reflects on career as she prepares for new Star Trek role

“The path in which it’s happening, I couldn’t have seen this,” the actress said from her Los Angeles home. → Read More

Gainesville education 2022: investigations, elections, new leaders

2022 was a busy year for the University of Florida and Alachua County Public Schools. Here's a recap. → Read More

Congresswoman Kat Cammack visits UF/IFAS to discuss its global impact

U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack met with University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences leaders about how they have impacted other countries. → Read More

Alachua County school district ushers in its first all-women board Tuesday

It was a historical moment for Alachua County Tuesday morning as the school district had its first-ever, five-member all-women school board sworn in. → Read More

A Gainesville man was charged with robbing a Publix. He told police it was for rent money.

A 23-year-old man is accused of robbing a Publix at Butler Plaza in Gainesville at gunpoint. Police said he did it to get money to pay his rent. → Read More

Three Florida legislative incumbents protect seats from challengers on election night

Incumbent Keith Perry, Chuck Clemons, Yvonne Hayes Hinson hold onto Florida Legislature seats with convincing wins Tuesday over their challengers. → Read More

University of Florida Faculty Senate approves no-confidence vote on selection process of Ben Sasse

The UF Faculty Senate held an emergency meeting about the choice of Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska as the sole finalist for university president. → Read More

UF Homecoming celebration includes parade, fun run, Gator Growl featuring Flo Rida and more

University of Florida's homecoming events kick off Oct. 7. They will also include a festival and the Soulfest event at the Reitz Union. → Read More

Alachua County residents rush to gas stations and stores as Hurricane Ian looms

Running out of necessary essentials has been a common occurrence in Gainesville as citizens prepare for Hurricane Ian to blow into town. → Read More

What Alachua County residents need to know to stay safe during hurricane season this year

The Sun sits down with new Alachua County Emergency Management Director Jen Grice for a Q-and-A interview. → Read More

Is UF's president really living in the dorms? Yes, Kent Fuchs resumed tradition this week.

President Kent Fuchs and his wife continue a tradition started in 2015. The University of Florida will begin its Fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 24. → Read More

Alachua County students return to school; families remain excited despite the chaos

"It's a little bit of chaos right now," a Howard Bishop Middle School employee said. It's the first in Alachua County since 2019 with no mask mandate. → Read More

Alachua County students return to school on August 10. Here's what parents should know

Orientations across the Alachua County School District are scheduled for Monday where students and families can meet teachers. → Read More

UF doctor receives distinguished award for 'groundbreaking' work on Type 1 diabetes

Mark Atkinson, director of the University of Florida's Diabetes Institute, received the Distinguished Scientist Award for his work on diabetes. → Read More

Santa Fe College proposes charter school that would open doors to health science, IT degrees

Santa Fe College's proposed charter school is the result of a push by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. → Read More

Alachua County school district to require clear bags for middle, high school students

Alachua County Public Schools on Monday notified parents that all middle and high school students will be required to wear clear backpacks next year. → Read More