Swamp Talk: My Grades Don’t Define What I’ve Learned

By Sarah Loftus Every semester, I grow in ways I didn’t think possible, and this semester, I learned one of my most valuable lessons a few weeks ago. In elementary, middle and high school, I was constantly told how important grades were. I have a high-achieving older sister, educated grandparents and parents. My dad’s family puts an emphasis on never settling for anything less than … Continue reading Swamp Talk: My Grades Don’t Define What I’ve Learned

Swamp Talk: A New Perspective on Post-Grad Jobs

By Sarah Loftus I’ve consistently alternated between freaking out about getting a job and being excited about post-grad life and job perspectives since my first night in Broward Hall more than three years ago. Sometimes, my bouts of angst last an hour; other times, three weeks. Occasionally, I can go a few months without a major panic attack. As a journalism and English double major, … Continue reading Swamp Talk: A New Perspective on Post-Grad Jobs

Music Monday: The Love(less) Playlist

By Sarah Loftus Sometimes, I hate love. There I said it. I know it’s bad, but on occasion, I really do hate it. Actually, since I’m being honest, sometimes, I despise love. It makes me and others I know do stupid things. It angers me. Love is illogical 99 percent of the time. (And illogical things really bother me.) It’s like alcohol, except you don’t … Continue reading Music Monday: The Love(less) Playlist

Fashion Friday: Gainesville's Hidden Treasure: Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique

By Sarah Loftus My roommate asked me to go to a clothing consignment shop here in Gainesville with her – one that neither of us had been to or heard of until our friend told her about it. We drove down 13th Street and were starting to get to the slightly sketchy area of Gainesville, trying not to lose faith in our friend’s Stephanie’s words … Continue reading Fashion Friday: Gainesville's Hidden Treasure: Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique

Wellness Wednesday: “The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max” Guide

By: Sarah Loftus I did “The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max” workout video with my roommate a month ago. In spite of twisting my ankle during the video, the rest of my body felt great the next morning, better than it does after a workout at Southwest Recreation Center. So I decided to take the plunge and spend $15 to get my own copy. Yup, … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: “The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max” Guide