Decade in Review 2009-2019: Being Gabriela

By: Gabriela Yareliz I thought it would be fun to briefly take a short walk through this past decade to highlight some memories that helped make me, me. I started this blog at the Marston Science Library at the University of Florida. I was probably wearing corduroy pants and a shirt someone passed down toContinue reading “Decade in Review 2009-2019: Being Gabriela”

Erin Andrews

By: Gabriela Yareliz Can we take a minute and talk about Erin Andrews? She is fantastic. She was born on the same day as me (that’s not why she is fantastic, but I think it’s pretty cool). She is a fellow University of Florida College of Journalism graduate. Florida girl. She also has made it in anContinue reading “Erin Andrews”

Heavenly Interviews

By: Gabriela Yareliz Those of you who have been reading for years may remember my journalism studies days. (An old  comical blog post is linked for your enjoyment). I would wander around trying to find a quiet place to interview people. One recent Sabbath afternoon, my friends and I were talking about what heaven wouldContinue reading “Heavenly Interviews”

Go Gators!

If there is a place I am missing, it’s home. Go Gators! “There is nothing eleven can’t do with 90,000 standing behind them”-Florida Football Today is the Florida v. LSU game. Big rivalry; it’s a big deal. I am super excited for the Gators! So far, they are kicking some serious, LSU butt. I am listening toContinue reading “Go Gators!”

Living with Joy-Susan Spencer-Wendel

By: Gabriela Yareliz A fellow University of Florida journalism alumna, Susan Spencer-Wendel, wrote a book about living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and living with joy for what matters most. According to NPR, she wrote the book on her iPhone. 🙂 Check out more about her inspiring story. Books are like letters, and hers is titled,Continue reading “Living with Joy-Susan Spencer-Wendel”

UF Hall of Fame 2013: Jose “Beto” Soto

Photo from: If there is anyone I can think of who deserves to be in a hall of fame, it is my good friend Beto. This is a congratulations to my amazing friend. The most fiery, zealous, compassionate and hard working activist I have ever met in my life. I first saw Jose “Beto”Continue reading “UF Hall of Fame 2013: Jose “Beto” Soto”

The best and worst of 2012

By: Gabriela Yareliz The following list was compiled from notebooks where I did my articles, class journals, news outlets, etc. 2012 was great, 2013 will be just as wonderful I hope. Like every year, it had its ups and downs. The Best of 2012 Cricket: In January of 2012, I walked onto the field byContinue reading “The best and worst of 2012”

Happy Thanksgiving

By: Gabriela Yareliz We have so much to be thankful for! I hope that as you spend the holiday with family and friends you meditate on the great blessings God has bestowed on you. Take nothing for granted. Safety, health, family, friends, intelligence, opportunity, work– even in the bad times, we must always praise God forContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving”