College Life

Culture

Culture 0

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 ...

On September 16, 2014 / By

More Posts

The Serious Problems of Serial Monogamy

On September 9, 2014

A Generation of Screen Slaves

On September 4, 2014

Asshole and Hero of the Week

On September 2, 2014

7 Ex-Boyfriend Trophies

On September 2, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Leaked Nudes Raises Privacy Questions

On September 2, 2014

Your Guide to Local Life

Just Posted

  • prom2
    Culture 0

    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
  • o-EATING-BURGER-facebook
    Health 0

    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
  • Screen shot 2014-09-15 at 10.31.52 AM
    Music + Nightlife 1

    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. ...

    On September 15, 2014 / By
  • Screen shot 2014-09-15 at 11.02.36 AM
    Culture 0

    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
  • Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 7.40.11 PM
    Eat + Drink 0

    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
  • Screen shot 2014-09-14 at 12.18.09 PM
    Events 0

    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
  • 5100a2c89c4ce.image
    Music + Nightlife 0

    Swamp Records and Grooveshark: Reinventing Gainesville’s Music Scene

    We love startups, especially those developed and driven by college students like us. Budding in August 2013 as a branch of Student Government Productions, Swamp Records is a student-run record label that caters to local musicians at The University of Florida. Swamp Records is a non-profit organization that offers a complete support system for musically talented individuals, focusing on marketing, public relations, ...

    On September 12, 2014 / By
  • IMG_1716-8789
    Music + Nightlife 0

    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    This weekend’s crispy batch of fresh tunes is dedicated to none other than you. Yes, we’re talking to all of you, our deeply beloved Scene readers. On Wednesday, the Scene took to Kickstarter’s center stage and launched a 30-day campaign. The goal? To take our irreverent and funky talents to cities across the country. For over the past year, you all have shown ...

    On September 12, 2014 / By
  • Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 12.13.20 PM
    Entertainment 0

    “Botched:” From Boobs to Botox

    There have been some pretty gruesome shows on television exposing gore, up-close operations and copious amounts of blood leaking from places you couldn’t fathom. However, the television show “Botched” takes the rawness of surgery shows like “Untold Stories of the ER” to another level by adding a comedic and queasy twist to plastic surgeries gone wrong. Reality television will always be a ...

    On September 11, 2014 / By
  • Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 11.47.08 AM
    Local 0

    Zell’s: Hardware with a Heart

    For forty years Roy Voss has frequented the hardware store atop 3727 W. University Ave. It was on that hardware store’s curb that he sat to meet with his realtor to finalize the purchase of his first plot of land. It’s where he went to buy parts to complete the two-story log cabin home he later built by hand. It’s where he ...

    On September 10, 2014 / By
  • 4f2b88ca0afe1
    Culture 0

    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 10, 2014 / By
  • 3730694726_b00352fc49_o
    College Life 0

    A Woman’s Guide to Campus Safety

    Gainesville is not a great place for young women right now. As of early Friday, September 5 the University of Florida Police Department has reported three assaults of women on or in the campus area. Gainesville Scene already talked about the possible changes that need to happen on campus, but there are some simple tips that all women need to take into ...

    On September 10, 2014 / By
  • bd394ce6b0121673_penguins_3
    Culture 0

    The Serious Problems of Serial Monogamy

    Midtown, frat parties, Tinder — we’re constantly on the search for beautiful, interesting people, whether we want a “slam,” a significant other or just companionship. A little bit like running through the same maze over and over, this whole rat race of a dating game has been getting exhausting. Maybe that’s why my interest was piqued when I met a fifth year ...

    On September 9, 2014 / By
  • unnamed
    Eat + Drink 0

    Pop of the Week

    Horchata While it might sound like a spicy dance move from south of the border, horchata is actually a cool and refreshing pop based off of a traditional Mexican beverage. Rice, cinnamon and sugar come together in a beautifully milky way in this week’s frozen treat. It’s soothing on the taste buds and creamy enough to be ice cream’s second cousin. Sweet ...

    On September 9, 2014 / By
  • DSC_0252-1024x682
    College Life 0

    Adjusting to Sorority Life

    So you’ve passed the long, stressful rush process and you’ve gained 200 new sisters. As if it wasn’t terrifying enough to walk into a great big house not knowing anyone’s name, you were also embraced by a gaggle of random strangers claiming to be “in love with you” as their tears soaked your bid day dress. We’ve hit that time when the ...

    On September 8, 2014 / By