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

Swamp Talk: My Grades Don’t Define What I’ve Learned

By Sarah Loftus Every semester, I grow in ways I didn’t think possible, and this semester, I learned one of my most valuable lessons a few weeks ago. In elementary, middle and high school, I was constantly told how important grades were. I have a high-achieving older sister, educated grandparents and parents. My dad’s family puts an emphasis on never settling for anything less than … Continue reading Swamp Talk: My Grades Don’t Define What I’ve Learned

Swamp Talk: Tips for Being Successful after College

By Georgia Warren These days, a college degree doesn’t mean as much as it used to. The job hunt is more like a version of “The Hunger Games.” It’s rough out there and graduation is looming. So what can you do to prepare yourself for post-graduation success? Here are some things to get in order before you throw that cap in the air. 1. Buy … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Tips for Being Successful after College