Several UF grad schools rise in ranks ⬆

UF made significant rises in law and business in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 rankings on graduate schools.

In fact, there are eight more programs in the Top 30 than two years ago. Graduate rankings are important to U.F. because it can draw in faculty and graduate students, as well as validate the university’s progress. In total, the university has 28 programs ranked in the top 30 of their category (that's 98.3% in perspective), eight more than two years ago. Of those, seven are in the top 10 (70%) of their category and 17 are in the top 20 (85%).


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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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Bob's Burgers in Canada

Canadians are upset with Netflix removing Bob's Burgers. Anytime Netflix Tweets Canada repeats how mad they are. What will Netflix do? More importantly what will Canada do without the show?

The show was removed on the last day of 2018. Canadian complaints have been pouring in ever since.

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.


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Blink-182 and The Chainsmokers write a new song together

Tweets confirm that Blink-182 and The Chainsmokers have joined forces to write a song together!

The legendary pop-punk band Blink-182 are collaborating with EDM duo The Chainsmokers on a brand-new song! The Chainsmokers broke the news via Twitter on January 17th: "Just did a session with blink182 and wrote an amazing song. We can die happy now". This was later confirmed the official Blink account, and also by lead singer Mark Hoppus. There is no official release date for the track, but the confirmation reminds us that it's the little things that matter most (or, in this case, "All the Small Things") and hopefully this means a new Blink-182 album featuring the Chainsmokers is "Closer" than ever!


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Three Florida Gators Projected for NFL Draft First Round

The 2019 NFL Draft will be held April 25th - 27th in Nashville, TN. Florida Gators football had one first round draft pick in 2018, when Taven Bryan went to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The projected mock 2019 NFL Draft was put together by Yardbarker on MSN Sports, and if it holds true it would be the most first round picks from a Florida Gator football team since 2010. That was the same year that Tim Tebow, Maurkice Pouncey, and Joe Haden were selected. MSN Sports has the following Gators going in the first round in this year's draft: Jawaan Taylor, Offensive Tackle (projected #18 to Minnesota) Jachai Polite, Defensive End (projected #22 to Baltimore) Chauncey Gardner, Safety (projected #32 to Green Bay) Of course, this is all a mock draft and there is still tons of time before the actual draft happens. There's plenty that could change between now and then. However, how cool would it be to have Gator Nation represented by three of our stellar athletes in Nashville in April?


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Bella Hadid: No more Juul

Don't be fooled! Even celebrities have nicotine addictions. You can guess what Bella Hadid is giving up for her New Years Resolution...

So is this an epidemic yet? Something about nicotine is cool- probably the clouds: I feel like a big ol' nasty storm cloud in the club BUT my lungs feel like little sad Publix bags with holes in them. In moderation it may not be terrible but when people are on campus and just JUULing because they need to then that is a mission failed for health. If you love your JUUL let it go. You and Bella can be accountability buddies!


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Frozen Sequel Images Leaked by Russians

Leaked photos of Anna's hair and Elsa's new dress have fans freaking out over the Frozen sequel. Then again, the posts came from Russia.

Disney fanatics are going crazy on Instagram and Reddit over supposed leaked photos of Disney's sequel to Frozen. The photos reportedly surfaced in the Russia on a 2019 Disney calendar, which highlights film premieres on each month of the year. The release date of #Frozen2 has been moved up to November 22.


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Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes just had an interview with Rolling Stone magazine covering intimate topics like his sexuality, rockstar habits, Portuguese family, and nice hair.


As a musician, Shawn cares about music (woah). He opens up about the ways he pursues his music and what does and doesn't matter to him in this interview. Recently, he has been being questioned about his sexuality and replied to all of the fuss over it by saying 1. He isn't gay and 2. People shouldn't care if he was or wasn't. Be yourself, do what you love, do good, and don't let others drag you down.

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Rihanna & Gambino Movie

Rihanna and Childish Gambino have been spotted in costume together. What for?! Something big between the two is coming up 👀


Donald Glover and Rihanna are both a lot more than just musicians. This is another example of their ability as artists to do something outside of the box. They are not ever contained in one box, they do as much as they can and they do it well!

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