Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday begins this Saturday: Find out how you can save

Little Girl Choosing School Supplies – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by New Africa The 2020-2021 school year was strange enough as is, but as officials juggle what to do about the new COVID-19 surges, parents are preparing themselves for back-to-school shopping. Florida parents shopping for back-to-school supplies can save big when the state’s 10-day tax

Florida, UCF officially announce three-game football series

University of Florida Gators – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gregory Reed The Florida Gators and UCF have finalized an agreement for a three-game football series set for the 2024, 2030, and 2033 seasons. This will be the first meeting between the two instate programs since 2006. “As I’ve said since arriving, we were in desperate

Gainesville May Legalize Public Alcohol Drinking

Gainesville, Florida, USA Downtown Cityscape – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Home to the University of Florida, Gainesville may begin to allow people to drink from open containers in public places legally, such as sidewalks. Reports state that the city commission is planning a vote on late Monday evening on whether to allow

Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium to get a name change? Panel rejects name retention

Aerial view of Doak Campbell Stadium on Florida State University’s campus – Courtesy: Shutterstock- Image by Felix Mizioznikov Florida State University’s famed Doak Campbell Stadium, home of the Seminoles football program, may soon have a new name. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the university’s anti-racism task force panel held a meeting to discuss the potential

Florida notches top spot in U.S. News Report Best States in 2021

“Welcome to Florida” sign (The Sunshine State) Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ingo70 U.S. News & World Report recently released its comprehensive 2021 rankings for the Best States in 2021, keeping in mind how states are adjusting to life during a pandemic and how its residents have managed during these tough times.  As most Floridians

Almost three years after pedestrian bridge near FIU collapsed killing 6, FDOT set to oversee new design

Florida International University Bridge collapse – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pleasecat Redemption may soon be on the horizon for construction crews in South Florida nearly three years after a pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University and Sweetwater’s downtown community collapsed during routine testing and a faulty design, claiming six innocent lives. That date was

Future Florida College students could lose out on financial aid with new bill

Florida International University – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A new piece of legislation was filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) earlier this week that would make major changes to state financial aid apportionments to college students. Senate bill SB 86 would require grants to be reevaluated on a semester-to-semester basis and control

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announces school staff should not expect to be prioritized for vaccine

Miami, Florida, USA – June 12, 2020: Gov. Ron DeSantis Press Conference, speaking about the situation in Florida. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by  YES Market Media Bad news for teachers and members of Florida’s school system. Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday, January 6, 2021, that teachers and school staff should expect to be

Florida Atlantic University receives record donation to study Holocaust, School to be named after donors

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Jillian Cain Photography Entrepreneur Kurt Wallach and his wife Marilyn made a generous and historic donation to Florida Atlantic University to further the study of the Holocaust. The $20 million donation is the largest in school history, the university announced on Tuesday, Nov. 17. FAU will be using the money to

The University of Miami is conducting a study on the effectiveness of a new COVID-19 test with Breath samples

Covid-19. Female nurse puts on protective gloves. Personal protective equipment in the fight against Coronavirus disease. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By David Herraez Calzada Scientists at the University of Miami are researching the effectiveness of a breathalyzer style test that would yield results within minutes. The pilot program is aimed to test the alternative method of