The Power of Social Media

By Brooke Steinberg Now more than ever, people have been turning to social media to express their feelings and thoughts. There are ups and downs to having social media always readily available for people to say whatever they want. The negatives of social media as a form of expression are pretty obvious: name calling, fighting people behind a screen and death threats just to name … Continue reading The Power of Social Media

Four powerful young women who gave us hope for the future at ‘March of Our Lives’

By Taylor McLamb On March 24, people from all over the world took to the streets for March of Our Lives, a nationwide movement to protest gun violence launched by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. According to their website, “March for Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their … Continue reading Four powerful young women who gave us hope for the future at ‘March of Our Lives’

Swamp Talk: The Word of the Year

By Ben Paikowsky Each year, Oxford Dictionaries announces a word of the year. They choose the word based on pop culture and what people seem to be talking about most. This year’s word is one often heard (and seen in action) on the University of Florida’s campus and in the Gainesville community. The word: selfie. The online version of Oxford Dictionaries defines selfie as “a … Continue reading Swamp Talk: The Word of the Year

Music Monday: The '90s Are Back

By Chelsea Perry If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a product of the ’90s. And let’s be honest, I may be a little biased here, but the ’90s were just the greatest. Who can forget about about the brilliant ’90s toys (ahem, Furby or Tamagotchi, anyone?) or flawless ’90s television (“All That” [RIP old Amanda Bynes], “Rugrats,” “Boy Meets World,” “Doug”)? But, probably … Continue reading Music Monday: The '90s Are Back

Music Monday: Famous Band Side Projects

By Brock Seng Side projects usually suck. Let’s be honest here. A lot of us don’t listen to side projects. It’s from the theory: if you support a side project then that’ll become the main band and you’ll lose the bigger band. Hence, Gorillaz. I’m here to tell you that theory is wrong. Side projects are very much present in today’s music scene. And a … Continue reading Music Monday: Famous Band Side Projects

Music Monday: Must-See Concert Fails

By Maureen Mariano Although this four-day homecoming weekend has been nothing short of amazing, it doesn’t change the fact that today is still our least favorite day of the week. To cure the Monday Blues, we’ve compiled five of the most epic concert fails to remind you that music artists aren’t always as badass as they seem, and, in that moment of failure, our mediocre … Continue reading Music Monday: Must-See Concert Fails

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

Music Monday: Beyond the “Monster Mash”: Halloween Playlist

By Kelsey Meany Are you sick and tired of doing the “Time Warp” over and over again? And we know that the “Monster Mash” is a graveyard smash already. So what are some alternative songs you can add to your Halloween playlist to ensure you aren’t rocking out to “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters” or “I Put a Spell on You” for the millionth time? All of these … Continue reading Music Monday: Beyond the “Monster Mash”: Halloween Playlist