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Two students charged with threats to conduct a mass shooting at Eastside High School  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- We have an update on the investigation into a threat at Eastside High School. Alachua County Deputies say the threat was issued ...



Eastside High School students help fourth graders during Forensics Day  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- Eastside High School students assisted a group of fourth graders from Lake Forest Elementary school to solve The Case of the ...



Shooting robot hits the mark for Eastside High School  Gainesville Sun

The high school's robotics club is one of five Florida schools chosen to advance to the state finals in a Samsung STEM competition, which encourages students ...



Andrew Gillum speaks at GRU banquet - News  Gainesville Sun

“Bring It Home” was a slogan former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum often said along the campaign trail to motivate voters of all ages. But on ...



Photos: Photos: Eastside Slams Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

[1/25] Brad McClenny. Eastside High School forward Anthony Richardson (21) dunks the ball during a basketball game against Gainesville High School held at ...



Eastside High School student accepted to prestigious program in Japan  WCJB

A 15 year old Eastside High School freshman is heading to Japan for the United World Colleges program.



Eastside High School hosts MLK speech contest  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- Eastside High School held a Martin Luther King Black History oratorical contest on Thursday morning. Five contestants had three to ...



Eastsides Williams inching closer to win No. 500  Gainesville Sun

With a 41-40 win over District 6-6A foe Santa Fe High School in Alachua on Thursday night, the Eastside High School boys basketball team improved to 17-2 on ...



Photos: PHOTOS: Eastside High graduation  Gainesville Sun

About 300 seniors graduated from Eastside High School Saturday afternoon at the The Stephen C. O'Connell Center. [2/11]. About 300 seniors graduated from ...



Eastside High celebrates 35 years of IB  Gainesville Sun

In the central courtyard of Gainesville's Eastside High School, about 60 national flags hang, representing students' nationalities and backgrounds.Underneath ...



ASO: Eastside High student had gun in backpack  Gainesville Sun

An Eastside High School student was arrested Tuesday morning after a short struggle when school resource deputies found a loaded handgun in his backpack.



Young chefs perfect pastries for competition  Gainesville Sun

Eastside High School Institute of Culinary Arts students will square off in competition to see who can make the best dessert Friday.



Florida Department of Education Reviewing Alachua County's Proposed Discrete Math Course  WUFT

Alachua County students are a step closer to being able to take a new math course. The Alachua County School Board recently voted in favor of adding a ...



High School students enlist robots to help solve real-world problems.  WCJB

Robots haven't yet taken over the world, but they have started to take over one high school. Here's a look at the robot students hope will help them win them ...



Eastside High School Culinary Program Lauded Nationally  WUFT

The Culinary Arts Academy at Eastside High School was recently named one of the top 50 programs in the country. Eastside was named to Sullivan University's ...



ACSO: Junior at Eastside High School brought a loaded gun to school  The Independent Florida Alligator

A 17-year-old student brought a loaded gun to Eastside High School just 13 days after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a ...



Eastside gets new Career Tech programs  Gainesville Sun

Eastside High School will offer two new Career Technical Education non-magnet programs this fall: health and digital media.



Achievers: Local high school wins fourth consecutive state championship  Gainesville Sun

Newberry High School Academy won 42 team and individual awards at the Florida Public *Service* Association state leadership conference, including the ...



Eastside High School alumnus wins on Food Network show  The Independent Florida Alligator

Noam Bilitzer's mom was shocked when she turned on the TV and saw her son live his childhood dream.



Eastside High School teacher pleads guilty to child sexual abuse  WCJB

A high school teacher in Gainesville, pleaded guilty on Monday, to first degree child sexual abuse.



Rams hold on for 67-58 win at P.K. Yonge  Gainesville Sun

Senior point guard Ahkil Wyatt had a team-high 19 points for the Rams, hitting all three of his 3-pointers in the first period.



School Board racial equity plan under fire  The Independent Florida Alligator

Around 20 people came out to discuss ideas to improve the plan.



How helping our own community can create a better Gainesville in the future  The Independent Florida Alligator

UF's Black Student Union has taken it upon itself to ensure local high school students have the funds necessary to pursue a college degree. UF's Leadership ...



Eastside High School Teacher Wins Oral History Award  WUFT

As a boy, David Jones sat for hours listening with wonder as the old men at his local barbershop told him stories. Many of the stories were fabricated and ...



An Eastside High School alumnus is suing Florida to change its environmental practices  The Independent Florida Alligator

A 2016 graduate of Eastside High School and seven others between the ages 10 and 20 are suing the state of Florida for promoting the use of fossil fuels that.



Eastside High School ranks among top schools in country, drops from last year  WUFT

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly said Eastside High School dropped 18 spots to the ranking of 35th place. Despite a drop of 16 spots from ...



Eastside names street for iconic bands first director  Gainesville Sun

Under Parker's leadership, the Marching Ram Band adopted the orange-and-green look of the famed FAMU Marching 100, as well as its swagger and sharp ...



Generation Next: Rising star at Eastside  Gainesville Sun

Megan MacDonald merges her love of art and design into cooking. And, creates delicious works of art. Megan, 18, is a senior at Eastside High School and a ...



Amanda Lacy-Shitama: What the data doesn’t show about disparities  Gainesville Sun

Perhaps it's not news to many that Gainesville was ranked fourth in the nation for the largest disparity in income inequality. Referring to Gainesville, the 24/7 Wall ...



Alachua County Public Schools could receive major renovations  The Independent Florida Alligator

Alachua County Public Schools could get a major makeover if voters pass a half-cent sales tax initiative on November's ballot. The school district released a list ...



Sheriffs Office suspects gangs in Eastside melee  Gainesville Sun

The fights stemmed from disputes between gangs from east Gainesville neighborhoods, sheriff's Lt. Brandon Kutner said. Multiple gang-related fights that broke ...



County Teacher of the Year finalists named  Gainesville Sun

The finalists are: Alachua Elementary School media specialist Geoffrey Bramlett, Fort Clarke Middle School math teacher Laura Wykoff and Eastside High ...



Local high schools teach financial literacy  WCJB

NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB)-- April is National Financial Literacy month and Newberry High School students learned how to be responsible with their money.



Most K-12 Schools Don't Teach It, But These Gainesville Students Are Learning to Code  WUFT

Above: Click play to hear an audio version of this story that aired on Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM. Their friends may just play computer games, but some Gainesville ...



Blast Program Helps Gainesville High School Students Learn More About Law Enforcement  WUFT

Yesterday at Eastside High School teenagers were able to experience a different side of law enforcement through the Blast program that offers a chance for ...



'We Proudly Represent Troupe 6380': Four students, one chance, one stage  The Independent Florida Alligator

Four Eastside High School students were selected as the District Representative for performance at the District 12 Thespian Competition and will represent ...



Eastside breaks 6-game skid against Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

Streaks are made to be broken, and on Friday night at Santa Fe College, the Eastside Rams boys basketball team ended one to their biggest rival. Senior Jimmy ...



Eastside teacher brings tools for success to math class  Gainesville Sun

Students in Moramarco's class learn what should be required learning for high-schoolers: how to create a budget, make sound financial choices and pay for ...



Eastside High School students participate in walkout  The Independent Florida Alligator

Hours after a single gunshot rang out at Forest High School about 40 miles away, about 200 students walked out of Eastside High School on Friday morning as ...



Eastside: 84 percent of IB students earn program diploma  Gainesville Sun

In addition to receiving a diploma from Eastside High School, 91 students earned an International Baccalaureate diploma.The IB Program encourages active ...



Achievers: Student heads for international competition - News  Gainesville Sun

Student headed to international competition, residents graduate from Georgia Tech, SF College top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars, and more. Eastside ...



Former Eastside teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse  Gainesville Sun

Alan Wade Coleman taught at Eastside in the 2015-2016 year. He pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a child. A former Alachua County Public Schools ...



Student-established Buchholz lacrosse celebrates 10 years  Gainesville Sun

Students, led by Noah Hale, started their team from nothing, scrounging up uniforms and playing a tough schedule of "away games at bad times." The Florida ...



Gainesville Eastside’s Richardson pledges to UF  Gatorsports.com

Quarterback Anthony Richardson, a 6-foot-4 rising junior quarterback prospect from Eastside High, verbally committed to stay in Gainesville and play at UF, ...



School choice application process open - News  Gainesville Sun

Applications for school choice enrollment for the 2019-20 year are now open. Interested students or parents can apply online through a link on the Alachua ...



Parkland Students Lead Protests In Gainesville  WUFT

Protesters could be heard chanting “we demand change” outside of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho's office on Thursday, July 26, as students from March For Our Lives ...



Q&A: Billie DeNunzio, Director Of Eastside High School's Culinary Arts Academy  WUFT

Billie DeNunzio is the director of the Culinary Arts Academy at Gainesville's Eastside High School. DeNunzio has led the program to rank best in the state for ...



Rams pick up second straight win over Hurricanes  Gainesville Sun

Down by as many as 10 points early on, Gainesville clawed its way back against Eastside Friday night at Santa Fe College, and even tied it late in the third.



24 Alachua County students named National Merit semifinalists  WCJB

24 students in Alachua County have been named National Merit semifinalists and will now go on to compete for more than 30 million dollars in scholarships.



Many find YouTube video on EHS offensive - News  Gainesville Sun

A controversial video featuring students from Eastside High School has circulated around the community and gotten the attention of the African American ...



'More Difficult And More Dangerous': Alachua County Seeks To Avoid Tragedy By Upgrading Emergency Radio System  WUFT

When firefighters most needed to communicate on Sept. 11, 2001, their radio system failed. Seventeen years later Alachua County first responders are facing the ...



Eastside High School Culinary Team Wins Sixth Place In National Competition  WUFT

Eastside High School's Institute of Culinary Arts is serving up more than your average meals, especially after placing sixth in a national competition. A group of ...



Local math students shine in national exams - News  Gainesville Sun

Buchholz High School's Jeffrey Lu, Daniel Zeng, Jake Frazer and Jeremy Griffin are eligible for the USA Mathematical Olympiad, a test to determine finalists for ...



April 13 funeral scheduled for Dr. Gloria Clark  Florida Courier

GAINESVILLE – A funeral *service* for Dr. Gloria Irene Williams Norman Clark is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 near Gainesville, Florida. She died on.



Buchholz High math team back on top - News  Gainesville Sun

After two years of falling short in its impossibly high goals, the Buchholz High School Math Team is back on top. A team of 56 students won first place at the Mu ...



Eastside culinary arts grad wins Chopped  Gainesville Sun

During the show, Eastside grad Noam Bilitzer and three other contestants had to create several dishes from mystery ingredients in a bowl.



Gregory Caudill: Independent thinking needed on county commission  Gainesville Sun

During job interviews you are frequently asked where you want to be in five years. I want to start my interview for the position of county commissioner by asking ...



IN MEMORIAM: Gloria Irene Williams Norman Clark  Amsterdam News

Dr. Mrs. Gloria Irene Williams Norman Clark passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2019.



Photos: Alachua County Teacher of the Year Program  Gainesville Sun

Laura Wykoff, a math teacher at Fort Clarke Middle School, won the 2019 Alachua County Teacher of the Year award. Buy Photo. [1/20] Brad McClenny.



State begins new e-cigarette awareness campaign  Gainesville Sun

Instead of meeting up with friends to play tag at the local neighborhood park, some kids are picking up e-cigarettes as a way to have fun.So much so, that the ...



Six Alachua County High School Seniors Nominated For Presidential Scholar Award  WUFT

With graduation around the corner, six Alachua County students are vying for one of the nation's most prestigious academic honors for high school seniors.



Senior prank advertises EHS for sale - News  Gainesville Sun

A senior prank, equal parts silly and snarky, may have caused a couple of double-takes for students and staff at Eastside High School on Tuesday.



Vigil held at UF for victims of California mass shooting  Gainesville Sun

Speakers reminded the participants of daily opportunities to take action on gun violence through local government. At 12:54 p.m., about 30 hands shot into the ...



Eastside senior wins $10k award for seizure-detection app  Gainesville Sun

Eastside High School senior Amir Helmy still remembers how his seventh-grade science fair project grew beyond a temporary foray into computer programming.



High School Football: Santa Fe Rallies Late to Defeat Eastside, 24-20  WRUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—There's nothing like a Friday night fourth quarter rally to put your team in the winner's bracket—and solidifying your team's first win of the ...



Meet the Candidates for the Alachua County District 2 Commission Seat  WCJB

Get to know your candidates for the District 2 Alachua County Commission seat.



Alachua County schools closer to equity plan  Gainesville Sun

Facing wide gaps in achievement between white, black students, cultural awareness is seen as critical.



Stop Children's Cancer holds 22nd annual Holiday Traditions musical celebration  WCJB

The Stop Children's Cancer organization holds their 22nd annual Holiday Traditions musical celebration to help raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer ...



14 local students win National Merit scholarships - News  Gainesville Sun

Based on standardized tests and academic records, 14 Alachua County students were selected for National Merit Scholarship Corp. awards.



Alachua County schools have an equity problem  The Independent Florida Alligator

Alachua County has the highest achievement gap between white and black students across all 67 Florida counties. David Hoffman, Staff Writer ...



University of Florida ROTC Student Dies During Training Exercise  WUFT

A student in the University of Florida's Air Force ROTC program died Thursday morning. Landon Rogers played lacrosse and football at Eastside High School.



What Led The Alachua County School District To Install Water Filters To Prevent Lead Contamination  WUFT

When Kathy Anderson learned about water testing in Hillsborough and Leon counties during a Florida PTA convention in July, she naturally wanted to share her ...



Willie Mae Stokes Community Center Opens in Micanopy  WUFT

Saturday morning saw a downpour of rain in the town of Micanopy that turned its roads into a slosh of dirt and murky water. That didn't stop residents from ...



Two students to compete in Intel international science fair  The Independent Florida Alligator

Two Gainesville High School students will travel to Los Angeles after winning Best in Show at a regional science fair.



With Half A School Year Left, Will Hawthorne's Only High School Make the Grade or Close?  WUFT

Editor's note: This is the first in a planned series of WUFT News stories about the future of Hawthorne Middle/High School. We plan to continue covering the ...



Parents upset school EHS bus stops canceled  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Some school bus stops close to Eastside High School have been eliminated. The state only funds transportation for students who ...



Volunteers lauded for donated time and effort  Gainesville Sun

Keshav Motwani has the demeanor of a typical 17-year-old high school senior, but his volunteer work with a diabetes lab at the University of Florida is anything ...



Couple Creates New Cheerleading And Football Youth Programs In Gainesville  WUFT

As the whistle blows, kids begin warming up for a practice with the Gainesville Chiefs. A husband and wife are already coaching them up: Cardovia and Randy ...



Input sought on empowerment zone  Gainesville Sun

A proposal to create a community empowerment zone to help children and families in northeast Gainesville improve their quality of life will be unveiled Oct. 13.



Program builds character and community wellness through tennis  University of Florida

Live healthier lives and develop life skills. That is the goal of Gators in Motion, an afterschool program that partners with the University of Florida's Department of ...



'Holiday Traditions': It's kids helping kids - Entertainment & Life  Gainesville Sun

The 22nd annual musical celebration will benefit Stop Children's Cancer on Sunday at the Phillips Center.



India Fest serves up music, dance and food downtown  Gainesville Sun

The Gainesville India Fest, held Saturday at the Bo Diddley Plaza, was an all-round sensory experience with a wide range of Indian food being cooked on-scene ...



Hundreds mourn friend, son  The Independent Florida Alligator

Landon Rogers kept a journal. It was left on the desk in his UF dorm, a book of reflection and religion. The faith and lessons in the book provided motivation and ...



Florida high school seniors selected to prestigious award programs at UF  University of Florida

The University of Florida has named eight Florida high school seniors to the Lombardi Scholars Program and three to the Stamps Scholars Program. Each year ...



Gainesville High Schools' Graduations Move To Florida Field  WUFT

One Buchholz High School senior's actions in an ongoing battle to change the location of the class of 2016's graduation ceremony from Citizens Field to Florida ...



To Combat Junk Food, Eastside High To Join Afterschool Meal Program  WUFT

During his first year as Eastside High School's athletic director, Philip Crutchfield noticed his athletes often turned to vending machines for extra fuel during ...



Waldo's History Chronicled In New Book  WUFT

A former University of Florida English professor will publish a 300-page book on the history of Waldo and its people this fall. Kevin McCarthy, who has published ...



Free Meals Give Eastside Students After-School Boost  WUFT

Whenever Eastside High School's new after-school meals program dishes out a Smucker's Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Jonthay Gray is there.



Achievers: Notable accomplishments from local residents  Gainesville Sun

Paul Ortiz, director of the Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and associate professor at the University of Florida, is the recipient of the 2018 PEN ...



Candidates for Alachua County commission set different priorities  Gainesville Sun

The three-way race for Alachua County's District 2 seat gives voters a choice among candidates with backgrounds in education, business and the armed forces.



Leaky roofs, old HVAC systems among school worries  Gainesville Sun

Roof leaks of this kind, along with faulty air conditioning and heating systems, outdated classroom amenities, storm water run-off that causes flooding and other ...



‘How long before I die?’  The Independent Florida Alligator

Whenever Catherine Sarosi heard a fire alarm at school, she'd grab her things, roll her eyes and trek to her assigned location while her classmates groaned at ...



Alachua County School District High School Students Are Unhappy About Their 2016 Graduation Venue  WUFT

Seven months before high school graduation, Buchholz senior Julie Diehl is fighting the decision to hold her commencement ceremony under undesirable ...



Parkland students bring Road to Change to Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

The event, part of a two-month nationwide tour led by the student leaders of March For Our Lives, is aimed toward mobilizing young voters.



Buchholz girls, boys dominate city swim meet  Gainesville Sun

Despite missing two of its standout seniors, the Buchholz girls swim team had enough Saturday to overtake Eastside and capture its fourth straight Rob Ramirez ...



Jeff Charbonnet: Gainesville students have made graduation gains  Gainesville Sun

To get where you want to go, you need to know where you are. That's why I feel it's important to clarify information included in the recent Sun article, “Gainesville ...



Rural students put off by perceived weaknesses of college  The Northwest Florida Daily News

CRAWFORDVILLE — Shelby Joiner's brother dropped out of Wakulla High School after his sophomore year and enrolled at a welding academy. Then he ended ...



Gainesville Orchestra to kick off 2018-2019 season with Passion  Gainesville Sun

The season's opening concert “Passion” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Sante Fe College Fine Arts Hall.



Gail Johnson: Bring balance to the city and its decision-making  Gainesville Sun

My name is Gail Johnson, and my story isn't unique, it's just unique compared to those in elected office in Gainesville. I'm a working mother, small business ...



Alachua County graduation rate passes state average - News  Gainesville Sun

Alachua County's high school graduation rate improved by more than four percentage points, jumping above the statewide average for the first time in recent ...



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