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Asshole and Hero of the Week

Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ...

On August 26, 2014 / By

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    A (Cliché but Still Relevant) Guide to College Existence

    This is a guest post by OrlandoScene’s Laura Piedrahita. College is a magical place of learning and debauchery (but mostly debauchery), but it’s also a confusing place. Freshman year always feels the most daunting, but the doubts never go away. If nothing else, you’re not alone: We all need some solidarity and help, so here it is. Freshmen You guys have the ...

    On August 28, 2014 / By
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    Blue House Headphones: High Quality, Low Price

    In today’s ever-changing technological landscape, music lovers are always searching for the most modern way to amplify their audio, bump their beats and store their songs. As the market for stylish and bass-boosting electronics thrives, improvements and innovations are being made each and every day. In all reality, an iPhone or MP3 player can only store so much, and constantly deleting data ...

    On August 28, 2014 / By
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    Confessions of a Gameday Pledge

    It’s 7 am on a Saturday, and it’s a brisk 88 degrees outside. Not only am I half asleep, but I’m also putting on a white button down shirt, khaki pants and a tie. The last time I dressed up this formally at 7 am on a Saturday was for my bar mitzvah. Today, however, is not my call to manhood. But it is a ...

    On August 28, 2014 / By
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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah Mclachlan. Okay, maybe not. But the point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken the task ...

    On August 26, 2014 / By
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    Are You Missing Out on That Ass?

    We live in a culture where hookups have yet to see the dating light at the end of this booze-y sleeze-fest tunnel. Don’t get me wrong. A lot of people probably enjoy this tunnel, as have I once upon a time. But there’s a time and place when we meet the one and we start to see ourselves settling down. Or so ...

    On August 26, 2014 / By
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    The People You Meet at the Beach

    This is an unofficial collection of people you can find on the beach during daylight hours. The demographic significantly fluctuates with the yogis of early morning and the vampires of late night beach visits. The old man wearing a gravity-defying Speedo that desperately clings to his sagging skin. He has an Oompa Loompa complexion (you know, the original Oompa Loompas) that is ...

    On August 26, 2014 / By
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    An Unofficial Senior Bucketlist

    As fall semester becomes a frightening reality, my senior year begins. I’m not sure I’m ready to say goodbye to beat the clock, club west or Karma Cream. Actually, sometimes I still think I’m a freshman and try to walk home to Broward. Although seniors are pretty much ancient and struggling to stay relevant, adulthood has not yet dawned. At the risk ...

    On August 25, 2014 / By
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    To Twerk, or Not to Twerk, That is the Question

    Let’s face it — the art of the music video has been dying for a good while now. I don’t know about you, but the last music video I can actually remember since Britney Spears played with fire on Mars is “Friday” by Rebecca Black. This week may be the start of the resurgence of our favorite lost art form. We’re not ...

    On August 25, 2014 / By
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    Culture Your Fu**ing Self

    There are two approaches to spending your time in this complex enigma of a town called Gainesville. You can complain that “there’s nothing to do” and drown your sorrows in a sub-par 3-4-1 Long Island at Cantina every night or you can embrace your precious time here in Hogtown and go explore. We’ve helped you survive your road trips and spring break, ...

    On August 25, 2014 / By
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    Your Netflix Picks of the Week

    Searching for a good movie on Netflix Instant is like looking for top-shelf liquor at a frat party. You look and look and ask around for way too long, and when you finally find a little bit hidden somewhere, you’re ready to ditch the party. We’ve all been there. And we agree that ain’t nobody got time for all that searching. So ...

    On August 25, 2014 / By
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    Sixteen Tips for a Successful First Week

    Whether it’s the first day of your freshman year or the first day of your super-senior victory lap, everyone gets a little nervous about going back to school. GainesvilleScene is coming to your rescue. Put down the bong and organize your pencil box because it’s time for some good ole’ fashion higher education. You’re welcome. 1. Wait until the professor explicitly says ...

    On August 25, 2014 / By
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    An Open Letter to The Gainesville Sun

    Dear The Gainesville Sun, It was really great to see that you sent reporters and photographers out to yesterday’s iG Forum at the Hippodrome Theatre. It was heart warming and inspiring to see the community band together for an afternoon to share their ideas about bringing little ole’ Gainesville to the next level. I was honored to be chosen as a part of ...

    On August 21, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Ladies and gentlemen, we feel your pain. Panhellenic recruitment is well underway with no end in sight until next week, so we’re sorry, fellas. Don’t expect the counter-top dancing and Skol handle monopolizing masses to make an appearance at the bars (or reality, for that matter) this weekend. And hey, ladies, we’re sorry for that very same reason. Your Weekend Dirty Dozen, however, ...

    On August 21, 2014 / By
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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah Mclachlan. Okay, maybe not. But the point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken the task ...

    On August 19, 2014 / By
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    Why “The Simpsons” Will Never Die

    This is a guest post by OrlandoScene’s Michael Myers On August 21 at 10 a.m., FXX will begin The Simpsons marathon — the longest in television history, all 552 episodes straight through. But before it begins, the enduring success of everyone’s favorite American parody family deserves a closer look. Let’s start at the beginning. Who remembers “The Tracey Ullman Show?” That’s what ...

    On August 19, 2014 / By