Swamp Talk: iPhone 5S, 5C more “fragile”; What’s a college student to do?

By Kelsey Meany If any of you are like me, Friday marked the one of the best days of your entire life (second to the day the iPhone 5 came out). In a divine order of the gods, my paycheck came through Friday morning – the exact day that pre-orders began for the iPhone 5S, the newest in Apple’s iPhone line, which has received solid … Continue reading Swamp Talk: iPhone 5S, 5C more “fragile”; What’s a college student to do?

Get to know Gainesville: Daniel Oyola

by Laici Little  This week’s interviewee was my youngest yet, but he had plenty of life experiences to share. Oyola, 18, a UF student from Oviedo, Fla., is on the pre-med track with his chosen major of microbiology. Oyola, who has some inspiring aspirations for his medical career, hopes to get involved with an organization called Rural and Urban Underserved Medicine, which aims to reach … Continue reading Get to know Gainesville: Daniel Oyola

Get to Know Gainesville: Jessica Melendez

I was reminded of how small the world can be as I embarked on this week’s interview. I walked up to Melendez thinking she was a stranger and discovered that we were actually in a class together a couple semesters ago. After realizing our connection, Melendez and I continued to discuss her very unique life. Melendez, 23, is not only a senior women’s studies major … Continue reading Get to Know Gainesville: Jessica Melendez

Get To Know Gainesville: Matt Lussier

by Laici Little I must confess that this week’s interviewee isn’t exactly a stranger. I actually went to middle school and high school with Lussier, who just so happens to be one of my boyfriend’s best friends. Lussier, 21, was born in St. Augustine, but he spent a good bit of his childhood in Jacksonville before heading to UF where he studies criminology and law … Continue reading Get To Know Gainesville: Matt Lussier

Get to Know Gainesville: David Astor

by Laici Little When I heard that there was a guy in Gainesville who was starting an indie bookstore, I knew exactly who I was going to talk to for this week’s blog. Luckily, although the Broken Shelves hasn’t officially opened its doors yet, there was a small meet and greet held on Friday. David Astor, the man behind the project, was definitely as cool as one would … Continue reading Get to Know Gainesville: David Astor

Get To Know Gainesville: Virginia Martinez

by Laici Little If you ever spend any time in UF’s Reitz Union, you 
may have had some interaction with this week’s featured Gainesville 
resident. Twenty-year-old Virginia Martinez was up bright and early on a Saturday
 morning working at the information desk next to the food court when I had the
 chance to speak with her. She described herself as someone who was kind of shy … Continue reading Get To Know Gainesville: Virginia Martinez

Get to Know Gainesville: Tim Stout

By Laici Little We’ve all seen the pastors yelling at Turlington. If you’re like me, you may have stood and listened to them for a bit. Although Tim Stout was a pastor for many years, you won’t find him screaming doomsday around campus. You are more likely to see this 67-year-old walking around with his backpack and a handful of thick, white pamphlets. I first … Continue reading Get to Know Gainesville: Tim Stout

Get to know Gainesville: Mengshan Zhou

By Laici Little We walk across campus or shuffle our way through Trader Joe’s, and the people we pass turn into nameless blurs. We forget that the stranger next to us on the bus has a story of his or her own. This week, I heard the story of a 25- year-old woman named Mengshan Zhou, or Minty, as she calls herself here in America. … Continue reading Get to know Gainesville: Mengshan Zhou