Seinfeld Life Lesson: The Talk Show Conversation Method

By Sam Blend So you’re walking around campus when suddenly, you see somebody that isn’t really your favorite person walking toward you. You’re probably thinking, “CRAP. (Insert name here) is headed in my direction … they definitely see me… Wait! Maybe they don’t … I think my sunglasses will throw them off … Oh, nope. They definitely do. And now they’re walking over.” Sometimes it’s … Continue reading Seinfeld Life Lesson: The Talk Show Conversation Method

Seinfeld Life Lesson: Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth

By Sam Blend The situation: Jerry and Elaine are at a dinner with distant members of Jerry’s family, hosted by his elderly relative, Monya. He has not seen or spoken to these people in years, and he and Elaine are grasping for things to talk about. They are so desperate that they begin to discuss the quality of the peas with unusual enthusiasm, “These peas … Continue reading Seinfeld Life Lesson: Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth

Seinfeld Life Lesson: Male Un-bonding

By Samantha Blend In the second episode of Seinfeld, Jerry finds himself awkwardly grappling with “Male Un-bonding”. (Side note: “Male Un-bonding” is the name of the episode and is actually the only episode title of the series that doesn’t begin with the word “The”. This latest useless fact has been brought to you by yours truly). In the episode, Jerry is trying to “break up” … Continue reading Seinfeld Life Lesson: Male Un-bonding

Opinion: Safety at UF

BY RYAN J. MILLS Guest Blogger I am writing as a recent Gator grad, having completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at UF. I still receive e-mails sent to the student population, including the e-mail sent a few days ago regarding an armed robbery outside of Graham Oasis. My girlfriend is a graduating senior at UF and it saddens me to periodically (or is … Continue reading Opinion: Safety at UF

The Politics of Friendship

BY STEPHANIE WEHRMANN With the presidential elections creeping up on us, it’s to be expected that the candidates are a hot topic to talk about. And although the same conversations are just rehashed over and over again, it’s at least tolerable. After all, it’s an important election. But what is not so tolerable are the political debates. I’m not writing about the political debates that … Continue reading The Politics of Friendship

Tatted up in the workplace – still taboo?

BY RASHIELLE TEAPE I got my first tattoo when I was 16, accompanied by my cool-as-can-be mom (who is currently way tatted-up and rocking a hair cut practically as short as my dad’s). In other words, as excited as I was, it was no big deal. At least not to my immediate family. But the closer I got to graduating, the more I heard from … Continue reading Tatted up in the workplace – still taboo?