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If Life Were a Perfume Commercial

Could you imagine if reality was like a perfume commercial? I would imagine it going something like this: You wake up to the sound of a sultry French ...

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    Spiders, Speeding and a Lesson in Spirituality

    I drove in the just-fallen darkness of 441. Modestly speeding toward my go-to meditation spot just outside of town, I was on a mission to distance myself from the ceaseless chatter of my mind. I watched it regurgitate everything that had happened that day. It hassled me about all things I could’ve said or done better and all the looming tasks for the ...

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    If Life Were a Perfume Commercial

    Could you imagine if reality was like a perfume commercial? I would imagine it going something like this: You wake up to the sound of a sultry French voice whispering “eau de toilette.” You are behind a waterfall of pink perfume, and you wonder if you fell asleep standing upright. Probably. Wouldn’t be the first time. You step through the waterfall of ...

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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 30, 2014 / By
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    Pop of the Week

    Blackberry Lemonade Ah, if only little kids would sell blackberry lemonade popsicles at their makeshift stands instead of glorified lime juice. This pop tastes how jumping into a pool feels: refreshing. as. hell. Its flavor profile (I watch way too much “Chopped”) is dominated by the blackberry, but the soft hints of lemonade are the magic in this wonderful block of flavored ...

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    It’s my ____ in a Box!

    The packed lunches with my zebra cakes and cute notes from my mom stopped at 12 years old. Cafeteria pizza was more appealing. My “period candy” from my boyfriend is no longer a thing I get after 24 menstrual cycles of dating him. I guess 24 bags of Hershey kisses were taking a dent in his beer budget. The care packages stopped ...

    On September 29, 2014 / By
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    How Gainesville is Reviving Vinyl

    More than a year ago, the “New York Times” published an article declaring that vinyl is back. The article was littered with numbers, sales statistics, a whole bunch of information that no one (except maybe a record label or a pressing plant operator) would care about and even a Daft Punk reference (ew), but it was at the forefront of an unexpected ...

    On September 29, 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 28, 2014 / By
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    Currentz Roll Through Gainesville

    It was late June on a sultry Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Florida when I discovered myself swallowed by Central Avenue wall murals brushed across buildings and street graffiti layered upon street signs. The weather was standard for mid-summer Florida — there was a slight breeze as the sun disappeared but that didn’t prevent the mugginess of this swampy state from leaving ...

    On September 26, 2014 / By
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    Scene and Heard: Morning Fatty

    Fundamentals of Fatty: Morning Fatty started out in 2004 as an 12-piece ska band, complete with a horn section, at Santaluces High School in Lantana, FL. Today, the band is headquartered in Gainesville and is comprised of four members: Andrew “Drew” White on lead vocals/guitar/keyboard, John “Pop” Papoulis on bass, Miller Joyner on lead guitar, and Jared McEachran on the drums. Originally, ...

    On September 26, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Ah, a bye week. While in theory it sounds like a good time to give our dear livers a break, if we’re being realistic, most of us will head home for the weekend to pound Pinot Grigio with Mom and Dad or head to Midtown to drown out our mid-semester blues. Whether you’ll be on the road or on the bottle, let ...

    On September 25, 2014 / By
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    Don’t “Have A Boyfriend”

    Let me set the scene for you. A guy comes up to you in a crowded bar and asks to buy you a drink. You’re not all that interested in accepting a drink from this guy for whatever reason, but you don’t want to be rude either. You offer up the clever lie that women have been using since cohabitation in caves ...

    On September 24, 2014 / By
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    Self-Indulgent Guide For Finals Week

    It’s never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to successfully cope with finals week. I’m sorry to break it to you, but finals are as certain as death and taxes. As the first half of the semester draws to a close, you will probably start feeling the tingling in the back of your mind. People will start talking about ...

    On September 24, 2014 / By
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    An Open Letter to Zach Rance

    Dear @ranceypants, I’d like to congratulate you on winning. No, you didn’t win the big half-mil, or even the 50k, but just like you said the night you were evicted, you won the day you got the key. Bravo to you, sir. When the HouseGuests were announced back in June, I got countless texts from my friends congratulating me, as if it ...

    On September 24, 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 24, 2014 / By
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    Four iOS 8 Game Changing Apps

    The time has come once again for Apple to tighten its grip on our souls. iOS 8 officially dropped last week and the sound of 500 million ecstatic basics catching their life was heard ‘round the world. If you are still reeling from the shock of entering smartphone paradise and don’t know where to start with the immaculate upgrades, never fear—here are ...

    On September 23, 2014 / By