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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 19, 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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    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 ...

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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 ...

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    [Pre]Blackwater Chronicles: Oceanstone

    Calling reggae/rock aficionados from all over: THE TIME IS NIGH! Blackwater Music Festival is this week. You can’t think about Slightly Stoopid’s double set without shitting sunflowers, you’ve already got a bowl packed for two in the spirit of The Expendables, and the prospect of hearing Stephen Marley in person gives you heart palpitations. Another badass band you need to check out ...

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    Fox News: Substituting Real for Ratings?

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Cassidy Curls With its ridiculously inaccurate nature, Fox News is the loser of the media world. The following table from political science authors Kull, Ramsay, and Lewis (this feels like school, I know) shows misperceptions about various aspects of the Iraq war, according to the respondent’s source of news. As you can see, 80% of ...

    On August 19, 2014 / By
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    Protect Your Precious Online Life

    Just in case you’ve been living under your sheets until four in the afternoon (which, let’s face it, is easy to do), you should know that Russians are copping your shit. It was two weeks ago that Hold Security, a Milwaukee-based cyber-security firm, discovered that over 1.2 billion passwords and accounts were hacked from a circle in Russia. Most of these accounts ...

    On August 18, 2014 / By
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    “Boyhood,” a Fresh Take on Coming of Age

    “No, seriously, go see it,” my sister said, “It’ll change your life.” Three days later we settled down into the theater, legs propped up on the bar in front of us, popcorn in hand, waiting patiently for our lives to be changed. Almost three hours later I walked out confused and empty, wondering what exactly was so earth shattering about a movie ...

    On August 18, 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 17, 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 15, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Last weekend’s Dirty Dozen offered some big kudos for a summer well done (Again, seriously guys, how’d you survive that one?), but this weekend’s batch pays homage to a different kind of animal. This weekend, we celebrate the near arrival of our favorite (and only) four-month-long holiday in existence, more commonly known as fall semester. Let’s keep it short and sweet, because ...

    On August 15, 2014 / By
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    Stop Whining and Start Wine-ing

    It’s safe to say that while a cheering frat guy is holding a bag above your head and lukewarm white wine is running down your chin faster than you can guzzle from the twisty spout, you’re not thinking, “Is this Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio?” You’ll wipe your mouth as gracefully as you can and proudly slap the dangling bag with all ...

    On August 14, 2014 / By
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    Rethinking Mental Illness, Remembering Robin Williams

    This week, we as a nation mourned the loss of beloved comedian, actor, father and icon, Robin Williams. For many, this was an opportunity to publicly reflect on several pieces of his work. From his wonderful stand-up comedies and goofy family movies to his more somber works like “One Hour Photo” and “What Dreams May Come,” Robin Williams has touched virtually anyone ...

    On August 14, 2014 / By
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    The Unspoken Rules of Sorority Rush

    Disclaimer: This guest submission is listed as anonymous so sorority affiliation does not distract from the message of the piece. It is not an attempt to shit on the longstanding traditions of sororities nor is it designed condone them as healthy practices. It is meant only as food for thought for all women going through the process.   If you’ve scrolled through any ...

    On August 13, 2014 / By
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    #icebucketchallenge: Challenging Negativity

    When was the last time you donated to a charity? It may have been last week to the homeless man on the corner or last Christmas to the Salvation Army. Now think back to the last time you participated in a charitable event, whether you raised the money personally or not. You can probably think of a few 5K races, bake sale ...

    On August 13, 2014 / By
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    Bisqit: Eat Your Heart Out

    I have a few guidelines for Instagram: 1) Everyone is allotted one post a day. I don’t care if you’re in Rome or at a premiere in L.A. You only get that one post, so choose wisely. 2) Chill with the hash tags. If it’s a mirror selfie, I don’t think #toiletpaper gets you more likes. Most important: 3) If you must ...

    On August 12, 2014 / By