Swamp Talk: The Myth of the Four-Year College Experience

By Amanda Cohen As another graduation ceremony creeps up on us and I watch my younger friends move on to the next phase in their life, it’s easy to grow frustrated, diminish my feats and compare myself to them. As humans, we get a certain pleasure from idealizing great achievements so as to make them seem more dramatic and the achievers seem more heroic. I … Continue reading Swamp Talk: The Myth of the Four-Year College Experience

Swamp Talk: Fall Reading List

By Chelsea Perry We’re in the thick of the fall semester, which means midterms, papers and big projects. Although you may not have a lot of spare time to fit some recreational reading into your day, a recent study found that reading literary fiction can increase people’s emotional intelligence. If you find that you do have some extra time on your hands to improve your … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Fall Reading List

Swamp Talk: UF's Best (and Worst) Student Jobs

By Mallory Schindler “College is cheap!” (Said no one ever.) Parties, concerts, food – and, oh yeah – tuition. If you’re up to your eyeballs in student loans, you want to add to your resume, or you’re just plain bored, check out these campus jobs. They’re killer – in more ways than one. RecSports Why it’s awesome: One word: men. Well, assuming you’re into that. But … Continue reading Swamp Talk: UF's Best (and Worst) Student Jobs

Swamp Talk: Journalism Girls Ranked "Hottest" Among All Majors

By Phillip Heilman Are you a guy looking for a hot date this weekend in Gainesville? According to the website TotalFratMove.com, you should be searching the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, which is located in Weimer Hall. The website ranked the top 10 majors with the hottest girls earlier this week, and journalism came in at the top spot. “Whether it’s communications, … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Journalism Girls Ranked "Hottest" Among All Majors

Swamp Talk: The Most Underemployed Majors

By Kelsey Meany Now not only do you have to worry about being unemployed, you have to worry about being underemployed after college. Yay! Monster released a report, which used statistics from a Payscale study that looked into which college majors struggle the most with underemployment (working below one’s skill level). That gives us college students just another reason to worry. What’s shocking is that … Continue reading Swamp Talk: The Most Underemployed Majors

Swamp Talk: Student Government Elections Results

By Karina Cuevas The results of the student government elections were announced last Wednesday night in the Reitz Union breezeway. The cheers came from the victorious Swamp Party, who won 48 out of 50 Senate seats.  While the annoying hassling from candidates around campus may be over, it’s important for students to know what happens next. With the Swamp Party now in place, here are … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Student Government Elections Results