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    Spirit Fest: A Funky Farewell to The Jam

    In a tight-knit, small-town community like that of Gainesville, the music scene always takes notice when venues come and go because it’s not often that they do. Gainesville lays claim to only a handful of local venues, each with a rich history of their own. The Jam, which has been around for a little over four years, is only a few days ...

    On May 26, 2016 / By
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    Here’s Everything You Missed in the Race to the White House

    For those of you who’ve managed to avoid the news for the past few months, America has been occupied with the total circus that is the 2016 Presidential Elections. From a grand total of 23 candidates (6 Democrats and 17 Republicans), the Democratic (Dems) and Republican (GOP) nomination races have come down to two Dems and a single GOP candidate, and they ...

    On May 24, 2016 / By
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    Why Adding Someone You Like on Snapchat is the Kiss of Death

    The one that got away may be the handsome face that currently sends you snaps behind the puppy dog filter. Maybe this vague figure didn’t “get away” in the traditional manner. They’re theoretically still in your life, but in a delicate game of social media limbo. Before reaching this point of no return, the natural progression of your conversations may have felt ...

    On May 24, 2016 / By
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    Add Some History to Your Summer Bucket List

    Bucket lists are essential for summer adventures. With three months of freedom, there are endless experiences waiting for you to check off your list. Go to the beach and soak in the sun until you’re fried. Check! Treat yo’self and finally attend a concert. Check! Pick up yoga… And then quit because who really has time for that. Check and check! But ...

    On May 23, 2016 / By
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    5 Reasons You’re Not Watching TV’s Best Show: “The Americans”

    An FBI agent moves into a house in suburban Washington D.C. It’s the early 1980s, and tensions are high as the Cold War continues to permeate every part of daily American life. Stan Beeman has been moved to D.C. by the FBI to focus on taking down sleeper Soviet agents. To fight the invisible enemy. He is pleasantly surprised to find a stereotypical ...

    On May 18, 2016 / By
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    The People to Bring on Your Summer Road Trip

    Road trips are the cornerstone of the summer experience. Friends are piled into a car with the music blasting and the wind whipping your hair. You’re heading to a new city for a weekend of exploration and endless good vibes. Living in Gainesville, we’re a reasonable drive from a ton of awesome cities, (If you haven’t checked out our Weekend Getaway guides, ...

    On May 17, 2016 / By
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    Your Makeup’s Dirty Little Secret

    Beauty hurts. This statement has echoed from the velvet-stained lips of women for centuries.  Whether it be the endless waxing and plucking required to obtain silky skin, the bloody feet blisters from a night on the town in sexy stilettos or the hours spent in the mirror trying to create a face that is desirable to the masses, the “pain” doesn’t go ...

    On May 17, 2016 / By
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    Culture Shock: Food Trucks and Funk

    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 May 16, 2016 / By
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    The Life of a Gainesville Jimmy John’s Biker

    What is Gainesville’s most dangerous job? With all due respect to the airline pilots, police officers and firefighters, one occupation stares death in the face during each shift. Say hello to your friendly neighborhood Jimmy John’s biker. Yes, I worked as a Jimmy John’s biker. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the “freaky fast” sandwich delivery that we provide the ...

    On May 16, 2016 / By
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    How to Handle a Summer Away From Gainesville

    From careless keg stands at a dayger (day + rager) on game day to wrapping your nugs in 50 Ziploc bags so your parents won’t smell anything, college life and home life are two worlds apart. Going back home for the summer after a semi-reckless year in Gainesville can slap you in the face harder than a sorority girl slaps the wine ...

    On May 12, 2016 / By
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    CONFLUENCE Celebrates Two Local Artists

    On the surface, summer in Gainesville can feel like a desolate place devoid of creative life, but the art scene continues to flourish. Two of Gainesville’s respected artists, Lennie Kesl and Jesse Aaron, will be featured in CONFLUENCE:: LENNIE & JESSE, an upcoming double exhibition at the Thomas Center. Within CONFLUENCE:: LENNIE & JESSE, THE FACES OF KESL exhibits drawings by the ...

    On May 12, 2016 / By
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    A Gorgeous Guide to Florida’s Summer Seed

    Florida’s giving tree: the tropical palm. They provide a safe harbor away from the scorching sun, they display aesthetically pleasing backgrounds for pictures that end up plastered on social media and, of course, they give us coconuts. What would the world be without these nuts? Commonly known for its water, milk and shavings that line our favorite desserts, we tend to look ...

    On May 12, 2016 / By
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    A Gainesville Guide to Not Being Useless This Summer

    It’s summer and you’ve got some extra time on your hands. If you’re a student, it’s tempting to spend every day working on your tan or day drinking, but spending the summer in Gainesville is actually a perfect opportunity self-improvement. It’s a time to work on yourself and do some self-motivated learning. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about hardcore academia; we’re talking about ...

    On May 10, 2016 / By
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    Where to Lay Out in Gainesville This Summer

    The expression “wake and bake” takes on a whole new meaning when the sun’s prime UV rays are out in a cloudless summer sky. But when you realize you’re in Gainesville and not anywhere near a coastline, it can put a real damper on your bronzing mission. So, what do you do if you’re smack dab in the center of the state ...

    On May 9, 2016 / By
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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