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june 1, 1979
vol 71 no 148

This tongue-in-cheek look at Gainesville peculiarities was compiled by and dedicated to the five Alligator staffers graduating and leaving the area this quarter. Dan Majors, Betty Morgan, Oscar Sanchez, Melody Simmons, and Russell Small are all bound for other areas of the country — but who can forget …

1. Fraternity Rush

2. Any other kind of rush

3. Halloween Ball

4. Robert Bryan telling a reporter to “go soak her head.”

5. The Music Listening Room

6. Scantily-clad women

7. Scantily-clad men

8. Validated fee cards

9. Tubing down the Ichetucknee

10. Bothering William Elmore at home on Sundays

11. Homecoming

12. Getting arrested and reprimanded while working in a non-student capacity.

13. Leonardo’s pizza by the slice

14. Cheap movies

15. Cheap bowling

16. Cheap thrills

17. Arguing about Julie Jett’s purpose in life

18. Pulling all nighters

19. The Great Southern Music Hall

20. Robert Q. Marston’s nervous grunt when asked a tough question

21. The Primrose Inn

22. The Plaza of the Americas

23. Stealing newspapers from the reserve room

24. Tornado season

25. Hurricane season

26. Football season and other natural disasters

27. Rob Denson’s innocent face and wishy-washy answers

28. Century Tower

29. Parking Tickets

30. Gator Nationals

31. Lake Alice Alligators

32. Flies in the newsroom

33. The Melody Club and Apple Love

34. Jed Smock

35. Midnight trips to Albertson’s

36. Gator Growl fireworks

37. Driving past panhandlers and Greek charity drives

38. The Devil’s Millhopper

39. The “revolting” disco bar

40. Numbered Courses

41. Numbered streets

42. Numbered trees

43. Numbered people

44. Snuffy’s burgers

45. Lake Wauburg

46. Protest Rallies

47. Campus-wide construction

48. Drinking “up front”

49. Robber Barrons

50. Buddy Davis’ office skull

51. The lighting of the campus Christmas tree

52. Dreaming up new excuses for avoiding schoolwork

53. Free concerts

54. Going going bananas

55. The student ghetto

56. Quiche at The Olde College Inn (Lentil stew)

57. Paynes Prairie

58. Servomation

59. The Hippodrome Theater

60. Throwing frisbees

61. Watching squirrels run

62. Throwing frisbees at squirrels and watching them run.

63. Gatorman

64. Gary “no comment” Koepke’s quotes on deadline

65. The Boomer

66. Gator wrestling anbd volleyball

67. Singing “We are the boys from Old Florida” at games.

68. Krishnas

69. Dickey-style fourth down plays

70. Dodging vehicles in crossroads

71. Dodging crossroads in vehicles

72. Manizing and Womanizing

73. Closed meetings in Tigert Hall

74. In ‘N Out

75. Howard Appledorf

76. Mr. Two Bits

77. Fred McCreet

78. Leaving town for breaks

79. Coffee dregs

80. Ballet classes in the women’s gym

81. Registration lines

82. Drop/add lines

83. Financial aid lines

84. Coke lines

85. Free phones in the libraries

86. The GPA sitting wall

87. The Independent Florida Alligator

88. Hating Georgia and Florida State

89. Mel Turner’s trivia questions

90. Dodging rollerskaters

91. Dodging pedestrians

92. Nichol’s Alley wet T-shirt night

93. Gainesville Green

94. Alachua mushrooms

95. Dating the girls in the School of Building Construction

96. The Pell Promise

97. Bageland

98. The Stephen C. O’Connell Activities Center

99. The Spring Arts Festival

100. The last deadline

101. Micanopy

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1981This tongue-In-cheek look at Gainesville peculiarities was compiled by and dedicated to the five Alligator staffers graduating and leaving the area this quarter. Dan Majors, Betty Morgan, Oscar Sanchez, Melody Simmons, and Russell Small are all bound for other areas of the country — but who can forget…