When You Gotta Go, Sometimes You Can’t

Your stomach grumbles, reminding you that you shouldn’t have eaten that two-week-old chili that you found in your fridge at 2 a.m. It’s telling you that you made a mistake, and you’re about to pay for it. You race to find a bathroom. You storm past people you recognize. There’s no time for chitchat, you’re about to explode—and it’s not going to be pretty. Continue reading When You Gotta Go, Sometimes You Can’t

Start Defining South Florida

We all have those professors who make us state our name, major and where we are from. Inevitably, there’s always that one person who says, “Hi, I’m Savannah. I’m a journalism major and I’m from south Florida.” Where is south Florida? Is it Miami? Is it Key West, or is it Naples? I have never heard people refer to south Florida as anything but a region. So, I would like to set the record straight about what south Florida really is. Continue reading Start Defining South Florida

Real Talk: UF Graduating Seniors’ Thoughts on New Commencement Ceremony

This September, the University of Florida announced a change in its graduation ceremony for the fall and spring. The change comes after controversy regarding the spring 2018 UF graduation ceremony where an usher physically forced multiple graduating students off the stage who were dancing. Now, undergraduates will have two ceremonies.
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Swamp Talk: So You Need to Find a Subleaser

By Mallory Schindler I graduate in less than a month (WHAT.). That’s great, except for one little thing – my apartment lease goes through next August. This is because the Gainesville apartment companies are the spawn of Satan, do not allow partial leases – and they hate me. I absolutely have to find a subleaser, or I will be paying for an apartment – and … Continue reading Swamp Talk: So You Need to Find a Subleaser

Swamp Thursday – Lower Your Electric Bill, Save More Money

By Alexandria Ugarte It’s that time of the month again. (And no, ladies, not that time.) Your GRU bill has just arrived and the money you made at work – or the plasma center – just won’t suffice this time. Whether you have that roommate who does their laundry three times a week or you can’t remember to turn the lights off when you leave … Continue reading Swamp Thursday – Lower Your Electric Bill, Save More Money

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

Swamp Talk: Adam Levine is People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”?

By Dana Burke Adam Levine is People’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” and everyone’s pissed. The Maroon 5 frontman was officially announced as the winner on Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice.” But even days before the title was revealed, the Internet was already in an e-panic about the rumored victor. In a Jezebel article from Nov. 15 appropriately titled, “Adam Levine Is Not the Sexiest Man … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Adam Levine is People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”?

Swamp Talk: Things We Should Know by Now

By Meaghan Cloherty Somewhere along the line, I picked up this dangerous fondness for introducing all of my friends to each other. Afterwards, the “what do you think?” answers start to reveal blunders or habits that make other people unnecessarily uncomfortable. I am so grateful for my brutally honest friends who will let me know when I’ve done something that throws people off, but when … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Things We Should Know by Now