Swamp Talk: Our Obsession with Cat Videos

By Emily Stanton I’m pretty sure the Internet is run by cats. It’s all a part of their evil plan to enslave humans and take over the world. How else could they garner billions upon billions of YouTube hits, Tumblr reblogs and Instagram likes? It’s a conspiracy; I swear. Twenty-two-year-old journalism senior Meaghan Cloherty disagrees. Cat videos dominate the internet because of their absurdity, she … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Our Obsession with Cat Videos

Swamp Talk: Best Fall Date Ideas

By Maureen Mariano Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the heat can’t continue in the fall! Whether you want to impress your newfound crush or try something new with your longtime beau, we’ve rounded up six of this season’s most romantic and fun date ideas to heat things up as the weather finally cools down in North Central Florida. 1. Attend a Fall Festival … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Best Fall Date Ideas

Music Monday: The Senior Year Playlist

By Karina Cuevas Class of 2013 Gators, the time is almost near—and that either scares the living crap out of you or gives you the highest feelings of elation (I’m a mix of both). The last month of the semester before graduation may have you stressed about your post-grad plans and your current classes and exams, but don’t forget what’s most important: enjoying your time … Continue reading Music Monday: The Senior Year Playlist

Music Monday: The Musician-Inspired Halloween Costumes of Celebrities

By Georgia Warren Musicians these days seem to have to offer a little more than talent. We are in the age of the celebrity, and sometimes talent comes second — or even not at all. Music royalty is constantly working to trump each other with the craziest look and sound. It’s no surprise that these outlandish acts are sure to show up on Halloween. With … Continue reading Music Monday: The Musician-Inspired Halloween Costumes of Celebrities

Fashion Friday: The Fall Manicure Guide

By: Karina Cuevas We know you’re all in the midst of recovering from your action-packed Halloweens, but with the colder weather blessing us this past week, we need to take a moment and recognize the importance of what this means: Fall nail colors are officially appropriate. So, bring out your perfectly manicured phalanges and get to primpin’. Smoked Lilacs Pastel purples may be most commonly … Continue reading Fashion Friday: The Fall Manicure Guide

Swamp Talk: Why Musicians Are Weary of Student-Run Record Labels

By Kendrick Brown The Alligator published a story on Monday that said Student Government Productions is in the preliminary stages of starting Swamp Records, a student-run record label that will produce hip hop, EDM and indie music. According to the article, the record label will operate completely in-house, with its 20-member team controlling promotions, recording and distribution. The idea of student-run record labels has become … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Why Musicians Are Weary of Student-Run Record Labels

Swamp Talk: The Best of Bill Nye

By Phillip Heilman Kids, clear your calendars because Bill Nye is coming to Gainesville. The quirky scientist known best for spouting fun science facts will be speaking at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Nye, who is now a comedian, author and panelist among other jobs, is known best for his Emmy Award-winning show, “Bill Nye the Science … Continue reading Swamp Talk: The Best of Bill Nye

Swamp Talk: The Best First Date Places in Gainesville

By Tova Miller Proposal videos: They have always been a thing, but lately all I hear about are proposals. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a little further into being twenty-something or if it is because dating sites and dating apps are currently bombarding my life. Scratch that. Bombarding almost every twenty-something’s life. The pressure to find someone to spend the rest of your … Continue reading Swamp Talk: The Best First Date Places in Gainesville