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    The Other UF Greek Life

    There is more to Greek life than monogrammed tumblers and Chubbies shorts that leave little to the imagination. Beyond the perfectly trimmed lawns of sorority and fraternity row live 23 other Greek organizations that proudly embrace culture and are not afraid to show it. I’m referring to the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Now I’ll be honest, when I ...

    On June 27, 2016 / By
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    Summer Internships: Your Quickie Survival Guide

    Working a full-time summer internship isn’t easy, especially when all of your friends are back in Gainesville making the most of the humid Drunkfest called Summer C. The excessive Snapchats of pool party ragers and late nights at Salty Dog flood my inbox day and night as I type away in my gray cubicle. Although it may seem like you’re missing out ...

    On June 22, 2016 / By
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    10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Gainesville

    If you’ve lived in Gainesville for a while now, you often get the question from family and friends, “what is there to do in Gainesville?” Many think of Gainesville as a town in the middle of nowhere in Florida, and most of the time they’re probably right. The nearest city in any direction is a good hour and half away. However, you ...

    On June 21, 2016 / By
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    New Jobs on the Block: The Jones

    The ‘Summer A’ tumbleweeds have begun to clear and the population of Gainesville is on the rise once again. More people means more mouths hungry for local cuisine and craft cocktails. The Jones, located at 203 SW 2nd Ave., is gearing up for the increased local appetite with a slew of new jobs. As a longtime neighborhood restaurant in the heart of downtown Gainesville, they’ve ...

    On June 20, 2016 / By
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    Gainesville’s Impact on One of America’s Largest Music Festivals

    This year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival’s 15th anniversary was one for the record books. With increased sustainability measures, real toilets(!), mouth-watering food and, of course, outstanding musical acts, the good vibes and positivity were felt all around the 15-acre farmland in Manchester, Tennessee. Apart from all of these awesome achievements, Gainesville had a huge presence from 500 miles away. Three local ...

    On June 20, 2016 / By
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    A Guide to Vinyl from Gainesville’s Expert Collector

    After nearly dying out, vinyl records have become the most successful format for selling music in recent years. According to Forbes, the format has seen a 260 percent growth since 2009. Music fanatics can agree that the experience of listening to music on vinyl is something that cannot compare to the compressed, digital format that is ubiquitous in today’s world. The problem ...

    On June 16, 2016 / By
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    Hey Gainesville, Contact Our Elected Reps About Gun Control

    Early Sunday morning, a shooter opened fire inside an Orlando nightclub. Fifty people were killed including the shooter, and 53 were injured, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. In the aftermath of a tragedy so horrific and so close to home, social media has quickly becomes a firestorm of heated opinions. Friends, family and acquaintances you don’t even remember adding on Facebook are suddenly ...

    On June 15, 2016 / By
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    A Glimpse into Gainesville’s Girls-Only Group

    I am, by all intents and purposes, a Gainesville entrepreneur. I’m supposed to love mixing and mingling with other local business-y types and talking shop every chance I get, but truthfully, I don’t. I tend to OD on hardcore networking events pretty quickly. Although I adore meeting new people (and I try to seize all opportunities for free drinks), there’s something about the way ...

    On June 15, 2016 / By
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    Tara’s Informal Guide to Gainesville Theatre: The Toxic Avenger

    I walked into the theatre and knew I was about to see something special, or, at least, really different. The usually quaint Mainstage was unrecognizable underneath smears of green slime across the floor and stacks of steel barrels. A chain link fence topped with barbed wire loomed in the background, and above it all in green backlit block letters, the word TROMAVILLE. ...

    On June 14, 2016 / By
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    Bonnaroo Backstage Banter: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

    Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers are a seven-member band unlike any other. Their energy literally pulsates on stage, reverberating psychedelic vibes from their eclectic sound and outlandish outfits. With such a commanding stage presence, it’s no wonder they are all making a name for themselves. I sat down with Joe Hertler, lead vocalist, guitar jammer and lyricist, to find out why the ...

    On June 12, 2016 / By
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    Bonnaroo Backstage Banter: Roots of a Rebellion

    Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Roots of a Rebellion has separated themselves from the city’s country roots and work to transform the roots reggae movement. With an ever-growing fan base, lovingly called Roots Crew, Roots of a Rebellion began the music of Bonnaroo on Thursday at the Miller Lite New Music Tap Lounge as winners of the BMI Road to Bonnaroo competition. With ...

    On June 12, 2016 / By
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    Bonnaroo Backstage Banter: Con Brio

    Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians who share a psychedelic love of funk and soul. Their Bay Area sound is unique, hailing influence from bands like Sly & the Family Stone. On stage, they are electric. Their seven-piece band is unstoppable, with lead vocalist Ziek performing backflips, splits and dance moves akin to Michael Jackson. The adrenaline ...

    On June 10, 2016 / By
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    Gainesville Engineers Bring Elon Musk’s New Vision to Life

    Somebody like Elon Musk often seems unreal, like an untouchable, mythological mad scientist. We’ve all heard of him and his incredible projects, but it’s difficult to comprehend or believe that what he proposes exists outside of fiction. Gainesville, Musk is closer than you think. A bright team of student engineers from the University of Florida is on a mission to make one ...

    On June 6, 2016 / By
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    After 15 Years, Bonnaroo is Still the Best Music Festival

    The second Thursday in June marks the beginning of 15 years of music magic and radiating positivity on the Roo Farm. Not familiar with the addictive slang surrounding Bonnaroo? Here’s a short guide to that loaded intro: Radiating Positivity: One of Bonnaroo’s main mottos is “Radiating Positivity” through kindness, sustainable respect of the Earth and good music vibes. Roo: Short for Bonnaroo ...

    On June 4, 2016 / By
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    The Feels of Your First Day Back at Southwest Rec

    So you didn’t get your summer body in time for summer. Don’t feel bad. Heck, join the club. The good news is, gyms exist all year round and it is never too late to pull a Jennifer Hudson circa 2010 (minus the lucrative Weight Watchers deal). Of course, the first day back at Southwest will always be the toughest after a long ...

    On June 2, 2016 / By