Students walk through Turlington Plaza in Gainesville

August 16, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
On a spring day in March, students flood Turlington Plaza at the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla. Like much of the campus, Turlington Plaza is built of red brick and draped in Spanish moss — an eerie, flimsy plant that grows in the wind and hangs from trees in the southern U.S. During school hours, Turlington Plaza sees more foot traffic than the gates of Disney World.

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