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Tara’s Informal Guide to Gainesville Theatre: “Clybourne Park”

The University of Florida’s Theatre and Dance Department is performing “Clybourne Park,” a play with an impressive track record considering its young age. It has won various prestigious awards – Pulitzer Prize ...

On September 17, 2014 / By

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    Tusk: Horror, Humor and Howard Howe

    Some time ago, semi-retired writer/director Kevin Smith and producer Scott Mosier read a classified ad on their SModcast. The ad was from Craigslist in the UK, and was posted by an elderly man whom had lived an exciting life but was alone and sought someone to share his stories with. He offered free room and board on one condition; the new housemate ...

    On September 21, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    If you’re doing college right (by whose standards, we’re still not sure), you should still be coasting through classes drop/add style, eating cold pizza for breakfast and dedicating no more than 2.5 of your precious waking hours to studying for next week’s exam. Sure, we’re more than halfway through September, but midterms are still (in the grand scheme of fall semester) in ...

    On September 19, 2014 / By
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    Graduations, Weddings and Babies, Oh My!

    Neil and David, D-Wade and Gabrielle, Brad and Angelina; other than all being celebrities, these lovely couples have one more thing in common — they’ve all recently gotten married. And, so have 10 of my Facebook friends. Despite all my preparations leading up to graduation, I must have missed the part about walking across the stage and immediately down the aisle. According ...

    On September 19, 2014 / By
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    9/11 Attacks and Gainesville Assaults: An Aftermath of Unification

    In 2001 the terrorist attacks from al-Qaeda ensued, killing nearly 3,000 people. Fast forward to September 2014. Four verified attacks, each involving women, occurred on or around the University of Florida, Gainesville campus. However, despite the pain and the fear that struck in the hearts of many people in the previous incidents, the week of September 8-14 displayed what Florida students could ...

    On September 17, 2014 / By
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    Tara’s Informal Guide to Gainesville Theatre: “Clybourne Park”

    The University of Florida’s Theatre and Dance Department is performing “Clybourne Park,” a play with an impressive track record considering its young age. It has won various prestigious awards – Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for best play, to name a few. The Hippodrome is hosting daily performances, with the exception of Mondays, through September 28. Perhaps school spirit and plays bearing such hefty awards ...

    On September 17, 2014 / By
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    The Murky Waters of the F-Word

    I never was completely brought into the feminism camp. I grew up with a very strong willed mother who, despite her independence and higher education, never bought into the feminist movement. Throughout my years at college I have seen a frustrating amount of women touting their feminism as a badge of honor while still letting their entire lives revolve around their boyfriends ...

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    Hugs and Drugs

    With a big EDM show like Dada Life hitting Gainesville this Wednesday, we all know the topic of drugs is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Gainesville’s EDM community has slowly been expanding and the use of recreational drugs seems ubiquitous. The rave scene migrated from underground warehouses and European clubs to evolve into the booming EDM industry it is today. Last ...

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    The Art of Apartment Sleuthing

    I’m in my freshman year astronomy class. I’m paying very close attention, of course. My type-A, color-coded and diagrammed notes are being written carefully and my third (or is it the fourth?) cup of coffee is keeping me awake through something about speed or matter or stars. Then, during a quick pause from the professor, my seat partner tells me that the ...

    On September 16, 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 September 16, 2014 / By
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    I Crashed a High School Party and This is What I Saw

    As a junior in college, it goes without being said that I haven’t been in high school for quite some time. There’s not a lot I miss about those days. Class starting at 7:30 every morning, pointless busy work, panic over SAT scores and AP testing (shout out to lap desks). I was a pretty nerdy kid in high school. I didn’t ...

    On September 16, 2014 / By
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    Clean Eating for Dirty Living

    Let’s talk dirty. Your diet is fucking filthy. You can tell me how you eat relatively healthy and how good you are about going to the gym. But your insides are still dirty from your weekend/nightly drinking and drunk eating. Eating shit that says “fat-free” and “low sodium” is not going to help your case, either. Let’s be real, though. I’m not ...

    On September 15, 2014 / By
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    Stick Figure on Positivity, Performing and Pizza

    Throughout all the bizarre phases of my eclectic existence I have maintained a robust passion for reggae music. Maybe it’s the potent dose of positivity that it shoots through my being or maybe it’s just the general feeling of standing beneath a soft waterfall. Whatever it is, I dig it. A band that I’ve truly come to love recently is Stick Figure. ...

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    Abuse Culture: America’s Next Big Conversation

    Last week TMZ leaked the grainy elevator footage from last February, depicting the now-cut Baltimore Raven’s running back, Ray Rice, brutally assaulting and knocking unconscious his then-fiancé, Janay Palmer. Inexplicably, the two married only a month later. Furthermore, now-wife Janay Rice has since apologized for her “role in the night” and expressed her horror at the release of the video. Instead of ...

    On September 15, 2014 / By
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    Pop of the Week

    Blueberry Cinnamon Now this is a pop Violet Beauregarde would be proud of.  A nod to the autumn months creeping closer, this pop tastes just like a blueberry pie, except instead of keeping you warm, it cools your taste buds like a brisk fall afternoon. With chunks of juicy blueberries throughout the pop, you’re reminded of just how fresh the ingredients are. Watch ...

    On September 14, 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 September 14, 2014 / By