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Warby Parker: Sight, Style and Social Change

I have been legally blind since the third grade. I remember a fateful day in Spanish class when the teacher pointed out with her commanding, thick accent that ...

On July 31, 2014 / By

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    Thinking About Post-Grad Thoughts

    On the first day of June I found myself sitting on my couch, reluctantly watching the 2012 thriller, “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington. My mom hadn’t seen it, and I was going to do my best not to be the college graduate who comes home and acts like an asshole due to his newfound cynical perspective and growing hatred toward his first-grade teacher ...

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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Well, it’s been a weird week indeed. Gaza and Israel continue to butt heads, Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber in the face and Ebola is wreaking havoc on Africa. Between all this chaos and your ever-approaching move-out date, the only way to stifle your insanity is to pour a drink, bump these tunes and forget about humanity for a while. Cheers! Featured ...

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    Warby Parker: Sight, Style and Social Change

    I have been legally blind since the third grade. I remember a fateful day in Spanish class when the teacher pointed out with her commanding, thick accent that I couldn’t see the board. I went home and broke down in tears, disgusted at myself, for bad vision was something I was too young to understand. It was like having the bubonic plague. ...

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    The Raunchy Rise of Nude TV

    This is a guest post by TampaBayScene’s Elizabeth Murray Television has officially jumped the shark. Or, at least reality television. After 15 years, reality TV has gotten desperate. The entertainment world is now full of video streaming and online programming by the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Although traditional TV is still on top, the numbers are slipping, especially with young ...

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    50 Shades of Socially Acceptable Porn

    This is a guest post by TampaBayScene’s Jordan Sypek Sex sells and so have far too many copies of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” While scrolling down my Facebook new feed, I thought a porno video had gone viral and was being shared by all of my friends. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was actually the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie trailer. ...

    On July 30, 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 ...

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    Help a Bro, Bump a Bro

    Frat stars and nervous sweaters rejoice—medical research now proves that fist bumping is significantly more sanitary than shaking hands. Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales recently published a study in which they laboriously tested advanced scientific techniques to determine which common contact greetings transferred the most bacteria between people. Their ground-breaking method involved taking a pair of sterile rubber gloves and dipping ...

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    Ugly Produce Tackles Uglier Problem

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Casey Feindt Right now the United States is more technologically advanced than it has ever been. Drones are quickly replacing standard mail, three-dimensional printers are eliminating the need for complex industrial machines, and virtual reality is no longer just an element of sci-fi movies. How is it that with all these amazing technological advances, we ...

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    Life Lessons From Van Gogh

    For those who don’t know me well, the only television station I need in life is the classic movie station. So, I was watching it, as usual, when they played a film called “Lust for Life.” Although it sounds like a retro “50 Shades of Grey,” it’s actually a biography about Vincent van Gogh. (Sorry to disappoint some of you.) The movie ...

    On July 28, 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, ...

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    Your Netflix Picks of the Week

    Searching for a good movie on Netflix Instant is like looking for top shelf liquor at a frat party. You search and search and ask around for way too long and when you finally find a little bit hidden somewhere, you’re ready to ditch the party. We’ve all been there, and we agree that ain’t nobody got time for all that browsing. ...

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    Israel-Palestine Conflict: A Condensed History

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Haley Whetherington The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on flights to Israel Wednesday amid safety assurances from the Israeli government, only the latest development in the complex Israel-Palestine conflict. The fraught relations between the state of Israel and Palestine have become inflamed in the past month or so due to various events. It has ...

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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Final exams are fast approaching, and yeah, that sucks, but also approaching are music festivals (Lollapalooza, anyone?), the fall semester (a fresh chance to recommit to a decent GPA) and football season, better known as Day-Drinkers’ Heaven. Pump yourself up for all that’s to come with these jams.   Featured photo courtesy of: Favim ...

    On July 25, 2014 / By
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    Why Graduating Simply Sucks

    This is a guest post by TheOrlandoScene’s Derek Brown College is supposed to be the greatest time of your life. It is a time of discovery, fun and growth. It can also be incredibly frightening. You’re forced into general education courses that bore you, you’re pressured to choose a major despite having no idea what you want to do, and you’re thrown ...

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    Activism and Learning to Laugh a Little

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Emily Clemons My new favorite commercial is not one that I would typically like. In fact, if you know me, the commercial goes against many of my core values and the causes I support, but I still find it hilarious! That commercial is for Summer’s Eve Cleansing Wash. For those of you that don’t know, ...

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