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    Meet FOMO: the App for Boozy Deals in Gainesville

    The small panic inside your chest, the waterfall of longing, regretting thoughts, the burn of jealousy, the worthless anger of learning something too late, an anxiety only comparable to that of a child left in timeout while his peers go to Disney World. Fear of missing out, or as many refer to it: FOMO. We are blessed here in Gainesville with beautiful ...

    On May 2, 2016 / By
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    Your Friday Night Plans: Artwalk Gainesville

    It’s fair to say that we could all use a little more art and a little more walking in our lives. This Friday, Gainesville will satisfy both cravings in one creative swoop. Artwalk, which combines visual art, live performance, and quirky events is taking over downtown Gainesville at 7 p.m. This free, self-guided tour through local galleries, eateries and various businesses is ...

    On April 28, 2016 / By
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    “Free Fridays” Concert Series Returns to Bo Diddley

    There are few things better than free outdoor concerts. Add in the newly-renovated Bo Diddley Plaza and the charm of downtown Gainesville and you have yourself a perfect Friday night. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announced the 2016 “Free Fridays” season concert schedule and it’s a groovy lineup. Featuring some of the funkiest local acts and regional musicians, the ...

    On April 27, 2016 / By
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    It’s Officially Kitten Season in Gainesville

    For most of us in Gainesville, the rising temperature means the ending of a semester and the beginning of the summer. It means more pool days, less responsibilities and perhaps even an adventure abroad. For Alachua County Humane Society, however, the start of summer means hundreds of kittens will be brought into the shelter. “Kitten season,” which is when cats typically reproduce, starts ...

    On April 26, 2016 / By
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    Art & Tech Collide: UF Grad Invents Drawing Robot

    Art and technology are most often seen as opposing forces. One represents heart, creativity and inspiration and the other efficiency, consistency and innovation. However, UF grad Liza Kholodkova has managed to fuse the two with Botsy Dedrawn. Botsy is a drawing robot. Liza created Botsy after graduating from UF in June of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. She ...

    On April 25, 2016 / By
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    21 Gainesville Experiences Worse Than Studying for Finals

    Most people equate final exams with one of the worst experiences of college. But as you sit there desperately trying to learn a semester’s worth of information in three days, we want you to consider that life could be worse. To lift your studying spirits, here are 21 Gainesville experiences worse than finals. 1. When the bars are getting ready to close ...

    On April 22, 2016 / By
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    Why Zara’s Ungendered Line Totally Missed the Mark

    In many ways, I’m proud of our generation. Yes, we’ve done some really stupid shit and we also have a bit of a narcissistic streak. (The latter is easily exhibited in our love for looking at ourselves in our iPhones and sharing our filtered faces to people who really don’t care.) But in our short lifetimes, we have seen strides towards the ...

    On April 21, 2016 / By
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    UF Senate Diversity Strike Down: Empowerment or Apathy?

    Who knew a gay army veteran and a Native-American weren’t diverse enough for the UF Supreme Court? Apparently, here at the University of Florida, our Student Senate claims that this is just the case. These two nominees were appointed by UF Student Body President Joselin Padron-Rasines on February 10th, and they were both reject on the terms of not being “diverse enough” ...

    On April 20, 2016 / By
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    Get Outside! National Parks Are Free This Week

    If the stress of finals is getting the best of you this week or you want to celebrate classes ending, visiting a national park may be just what you need. Admission to national parks is free until April 24 for National Park Week, which seeks to celebrate some of the best locations in the United States. Studies have shown conclusively and consistently that ...

    On April 20, 2016 / By
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    How to Celebrate Earth Day in Gainesville

    Every year, we get one measly day to celebrate this giant life-giving ball that floats through infinite space. Let’s celebrate it right. There are a lot fun festivities around lush, green Gainesville, so take a big breath of Mother Nature’s fresh oxygen and check out our guide to Earth Day in Gainesville. We Are Neutral’s Earth Day Celebration at First Magnitude We Are Neutral ...

    On April 19, 2016 / By
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    A Look into WARPhaus

    Halfway between campus and downtown, covered in all seeing eyes and miscellaneous posters of art and art exhibits, WARPHaus is an overlooked workshop that produces freshman art students’ blood, sweat, and tears. WARP which stands for Workshop for Art Research and Practice, is the mandatory class all incoming art students meet three times a week at the WARPHaus art studio for. This ...

    On April 18, 2016 / By
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    Your Guide to Gainesville Thrift Shopping

    Being a college student is hard sometimes, especially where cash flow is concerned. Part-time jobs can help with a bit of income, but a little creativity with our penny-pinching goes a long way. Enter the art of thrift store shopping. One of the best ways to save money is thrifting your clothes, and the city of Gainesville is filled with an eclectic bunch ...

    On April 18, 2016 / By
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    Culture Shock: Animation, Animals and Abysmal

    There are two approaches to spending your time in Gainesville: You can complain that “there’s nothing to do” and drown your sorrows in a 3-4-1 Long Island at Midtown every night, or you can embrace your precious time here in Hogtown and go explore. Every week Culture Shock provides you with a few of the best happenings in the city that don’t ...

    On April 18, 2016 / By
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    A Rundown of the Talent at Over Easy Fest

    This Saturday the 16th marks the last Over Easy event of the semester. The monthly event is returning to both stages at The Jam, featuring the highest-profile bill yet. With sunset and sunrise sets scheduled alongside live art installations, local food, craft beer and late-night silent discos; there really isn’t a better escape for music lovers in Gainesville. The event starts at ...

    On April 15, 2016 / By
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    Swamp Records Showcase 2016: Artist Breakdown

    This Friday, the 15th, marks Student Government Production’s 3rd annual Swamp Records Showcase. Hosted by The Jam, the Showcase is featuring 16 eclectic, local bands, in addition to a pair of Floridian headliners: SALES and Magic City Hippies. Swamp Records Showcase functions as a premiere launch event for native artists, with an emphasis on local music. The packed line-up is an assortment ...

    On April 15, 2016 / By