Vote for the 5 Best Places for French Fries in Gainesville

When a restaurant can hit a home run with a delicious, juicy cheeseburger...it's amazing.

If that restaurant serves up a great milkshake to wash it all down, it's even better.

However, for many of us, that restaurant will only succeed in getting us to return if their French fries are the perfect compliment. Luckily, we have many establishments that offer great fries which make us want to keep coming back for more.

But which restaurants throughout the city make you want to keep going back, even if you have that 50 page term paper due the next day?

Take a look at our poll below and let us know the three locations that you think have the best fries in the city of Gainesville. We'll follow up with a story in two weeks once we have all of the votes tallied!

FL Could Adopt One of the Strictest Distracted Driving Laws in the Nation

If the law passes, you shouldn't do any of the things listed here.

The bill proposed includes a clause that can ban the following items: -personal grooming (brushing hair, applying makeup) -interacting with pets -interacting with unsecured cargo -reading -writing -using a cellphone and "any task that distracts from driving". If the bill is passed, it is speculated that you can be pulled over for potentially anything. Right now you can only be fined for texting if you are pulled over for another offense, reports say. If this bill passes, FL would have one of the strictest laws on distracted driving in the entire U.S.


The Gainesville Sun was used as the primary source for this story. More information is available using the link above.

Heartwood Music Festival Occurs Saturday

Want to jam this weekend? Heartwood Soundstage is holding the Heartwood Music Festival this Saturday, Feb 23rd. Tickets start at $15 for all day admission.

Starting at 12 PM, the festival offers music, craft vendors, live art, and more! Music will be performed on three stages throughout the festival, which goes until 11:20 PM. Some key bands are the Hails, Flipturn, and King Complex.

Five Best Burger Joints in Gainesville

Gainesville has a vast array of choices for all of us Gator foodies around campus.

Have a craving for some Thai cuisine? There are plenty of offerings throughout the city for that.

Need a slice of pizza to get you through your studying session? There's no shortage of stops throughout the area.

However, one of the biggest cravings most people have are for a delicious BURGER. Whether you like yours with just cheese and the usual toppings, or think on the wild side and look for something different on your burger, you have plenty of options to go through.

But when it comes to the best burgers in town, who can truly say that their recipe reigns supreme? That's the question we are asking today, to all of Gator Nation...what are the five best burger restaurants in the entire city?

Over the next week, let us know in the poll below of who you would choose as the five burger restaurants that are MUST to eat at when you have that craving. On Wednesday, February 11th, we'll tell you the results of who Gator Nation chooses as their five best burger restaurants in Gainesville!

Student organization Gatorloop enters SpaceX's Hyperloop competition this Summer

Gatorloop is the University of Florida's team participating in Elon Musk's SpaceX innovation challenge to design a pod for the Hyperloop, the future of transportation. Find out more here: https://www.ufhyperloop.com/

Get in the loop: Gatorloop is the University of Florida's entry into the Hyperloop competition sponsored by SpaceX. Their team is made up of design-oriented engineering, STEM, and business students all collaborating to make the most functional and cost-effective Hyperloop pod system right here in Florida. Find them on Facebook or Instagram @ufhyperloop, or visit https://www.ufhyperloop.com/ to find out more!


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Wiz of oz

Have you wondered what it would be like to see this movie in theaters? Well (DATE IDEA) now you can. The Wizard of Oz will be showing on JAN 27, 29, and 30th in select Gainesville theaters.

Romance is not dead! Especially with such adorable feel good movies as this. A true original film shot in color. Good story line wholesome characters. We don't want to spoil it for you!

Gainesville is not affordable to live... actually, "seriously un-affordable."

Gainesville is awesome but for many, its not worth it, at least in terms of rent. Gainesville has been deemed "seriously un-affordable" from HomeData.com, which compiled a list of most affordable cities to live in Florida.

Gainesville came at 35 out of 53 cities with a population above 60-thousand people. Gainesville checked in at "4.6," classified as "Seriously un-affordable." Deltona was the most affordable and Miami beach was the least.


WCJB TV20 Gainesville was used as the primary source for this story. More information is available using the link above.

Santa Fe Student Joins Mayoral Race

A student hasn't run for Gainesville mayor since 2010, and even then the candidate was twenty-nine years old.

Twenty-year-old Marlon Bruce is joining the race and competing with three other people for the position of Gainesville City Mayor. Bruce, a political science major, hopes to transfer to UF later this year. He believes his young set of eyes can bring a new perspective to the town. The election is to occur on March 19th.


The Alligator was used as the primary source for this story. More information is available using the link above.

Gainesville to ban foam products and paper bags by August 1st

Wanting to adapt a zero-waste ideology, Gainesville commission hopes to be completely waste-free by 2040. This means no more plastic bags, no more foam cups, and no more to-go boxes.


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Attack Reported on Santa Fe College Campus

The attack allegedly happened on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College on Sunday night.

According to the Gainesville Sun, the 19 year old woman reported that she was sexually battered at knifepoint. The incident occurred on the campus sometime between 7:30pm - 9:30pm. The assault occurred after the woman was separated from her friends and was brought into the man's car where the incident occurred. The suspect is described as being between 25-35 years old and is a non-Caucasian male but light-skinned. At this point, no witnesses have been located. Anyone with information about this case is asked to notify the SFPD immediately at 352-395-5519.


The Gainesville Sun was used as the primary source for this story. More information is available using the link above.