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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 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.



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.



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 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 ...



Former Eastside standout Jones died at 39  Gainesville Sun

Former Eastside High School standout and Gainesville native Kenyatta Jones died June 9 in Colorado at the age of 39.Jones' mother, Jessica Hadley-Brown, ...



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 elementary schools to benefit from empowerment zone  The Independent Florida Alligator

The empowerment zone will offer services like tutoring, mental health counseling and job training for parents.



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 ...



Peacemaking begins in the classroom  Gainesville Sun

Building peaceful relationships can involve work down the hall or across the world, as a class at Eastside High School discussed on Thursday.And a day after ...



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 ...



Fort Clarke teacher named Teacher of the Year  Gainesville Sun

Fort Clarke Middle School's Laura Wykoff told a crowd of around 500 teachers, students and district officials on Thursday that she asks her students each year to ...



School Board racial equity plan under fire  The Independent Florida Alligator

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



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.



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Funeral information released for former NCFL football star  WCJB

Funeral information has been released for a former Eastside High School football star who eventually went pro.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



Alachua County schools closer to equity plan  Gainesville Sun

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



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 ...



‘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 ...



Parkland students bring Road to Change to Gainesville  Ocala

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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



GPD: Student, 18, found with stolen gun, marijuana  Gainesville Sun

A man was arrested Monday morning after police say he was found with nearly an ounce of marijuana and a stolen gun.Larico De'Andre Miles, 18, was stopped ...



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 ...



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 ...



Photos: Friday Night Lights Football Camp  Gainesville Sun

The annual football recruiting camp was filled with young players showcasing their talents at The Swamp. Buy Photo. [1/39]. Dan Mullen, the Florida football ...



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 ...



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 ...



Local chef's food event to raise crime awareness  Gainesville Sun

Eat in Peace, a block party at Village and Forest Green, 3101 NE 15th St., will serve to bring the Gainesville community together to eat good food, and raise ...



Gainesville candlelight vigil held for the victims of Jacksonville mass shooting  The Independent Florida Alligator

Gainesville gathered to honor the victims of the mass shooting.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Remembering Rosewood  Gainesville Sun

Racial terrorism erased a prospering black town, forgotten for nearly 60 years.



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 ...



Gainesville opens new paths for mentors to help youth  Gainesville Sun

The impact mentors can have in the lives of children was on display Thursday night when Ben Murphy answered a call from John Alexander.Alexander ...



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.



Alachua County schools have an equity problem  The Independent Florida Alligator

His grades were slipping. College wasn't on the table. Only outside the classroom did he feel he finally got the direction he lacked from school. Hitting the books ...



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 ...



Yoga classes designed for at-risk kids  Gainesville Sun

Pamela Koons created the “Yoga Is 4 Me 2 Project” to help children in public housing strenghten their bodies and minds. The laughs and shouts of children at ...



14 local students win National Merit scholarships  Gainesville Sun

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



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 ...



Holiday Traditions: Its kids helping kids  Gainesville Sun

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



Editorial: Volunteer to help improve our community  Gainesville Sun

Gainesville needs to do a better job of tapping residents to help tackle our community's most pressing problems and in coordinating volunteer programs.



Florida football flips second recruit from Miami in just 2 days  WRUF

The NCAA's early-signing period for high school football players is just a couple of weeks away. First year Florida head coach Dan Mullen and his staff have ...



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 ...



PK Yonge to Play The Villages in Football Regional Semifinal Tonight  WRUF

P.K. Yonge will face #1 seeded Villages Charter at The Villages tonight at 7:30. P.K. Yonge is coming off a 14 point victory over Bradford, their first playoff win in ...



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.



Parkland students to visit Gainesville Thursday  Gainesville Sun

Gainesville will be the first stop of its third and final leg of the Florida swing in an all-day event Thursday. In a grassroots effort to inspire change, survivors of the ...



Man at Santa Fe College arrested after carrying gun on campus  Gainesville Sun

Police say Nicholas Robert Thompson, 30, carried a loaded 9mm handgun, tucked into his pants waistband. A man taking an Occupational Safety and Health ...



Eastside cant hold off Belleview late, 36-33  Gainesville Sun

Not many expected Eastside High to be playing for a District 5-6A title in 2017. A year ago, Belleview handled the Rams and sent them spiraling toward a 1-9 ...



Top talent highlights tournament  Gainesville Sun

The 10th Dante Anderson Memorial Invitational will feature high schools from across the state that will compete against each other in honor of one of the best ...



Woman killed in crash on I-75 north of Ocala  Gainesville Sun

The woman was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A friend said the woman lived in Ocala and was on her way to work in Gainesville.



Three 16-year-olds charged with felonies after a man was ran over by his own car  The Independent Florida Alligator

Three 16-year-old Gainesville residents were arrested for stealing a car after one ran over the car's owner Saturday night on a cul-de-sac off the intersection of ...



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.



Buchholz Band Student Selected To Perform In Army All-American Bowl  WUFT

Buchholz High School senior Ben Harbaugh has been playing the trombone since he was 12 years old. And now, the 17-year-old is preparing to take his talents ...



Year in Review: Local notable deaths for 2016  Gainesville Sun

Dr. Stephen Shores. After more than 50 years of caring for pets, mentoring young veterinarians and contributing to animal causes, veterinarian Stephen Shores ...



Police searching for information on teacher charged with child sexual abuse  Firstcoastnews.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A teacher was arrested with the help of Gainesville police on child sexual abuse charges stemming from an incident in Washington, D.C. ...



Take Stock students earn $400,000 in scholarships  Gainesville Sun

The Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program helped Eastside High School senior Janai McDaniel outgrow her shyness and prepare her for ...



8 students, 1 from Gainesville, file climate change suit  Gainesville Sun

Oscar Psychas said that, especially for his generation, climate change is alarming. "Without a stable climate system," he said, "everything is at risk."



East Gainesville's Fragile Future Caught In Crosshairs  WUFT

William Elliott's house is sinking. The slab of concrete his house was built on is cracked and broken, the land boggy and the house heavy, “getting lower and ...



Idaho comes to Gainesville for matchup with Gators  WRUF

Finally, Idaho gets a chance to play more than one snap in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium against the Florida Gators. The last time the Vandals came to Gainesville, ...



Program Gives Laptops To Alachua Students To 'Bridge Digital Divide'  WUFT

A United Way of North Central Florida program provided laptops to students in three Alachua County high schools to learn computer software, build online skills ...



2 arrested in Buchholz High School fight  Gainesville Sun

Two Buchholz High School students were arrested Friday after a fight broke out at the school and led to a 30-minute lockdown.Alachua County Sheriff's Office ...



Alachua district waits for impact of new school choice law  Gainesville Sun

Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 7029 on Thursday, allowing parents to choose available public schools for their students throughout the state rather than only ...



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