Budgeting: Why It’s Important

To lots of college students, budgeting isn’t on the top of their priority list. Mom and dad’s money seems endless — until you start making your own. A budget is a plan that helps you prioritize your spending over the course of a week, month or year. By creating one, you can develop the knowledge to recognize the difference between your wants and your needs. In the long run, budgeting is important for goals such as paying off your student loans, saving up for a home or going on a grand vacation. Continue reading Budgeting: Why It’s Important

What Moving Away For College Taught Me

By Isa Perez Unlike most people, where I would attend college was already predetermined before I was even born. My grandfather put me onto the Florida Prepaid plan and said I would never leave. I would attend Florida International University and live at home in Miami. Little did he know his granddaughter would grow up to be determined and independent. I never really grew up … Continue reading What Moving Away For College Taught Me

The Power of the Nerd: Being Smart is the New Cool

By Ashleigh Braun Gone are the days of traditional school stereotypes of “nerds” and “cool” kids. In today’s society, being smart is not only accepted, but also celebrated. People with intelligence and unique ideas are no longer the ones being bullied for studying or hanging out at the library. They are the ones getting into amazing schools, inventing cures to diseases, making incredible advances in … Continue reading The Power of the Nerd: Being Smart is the New Cool

Fashion Friday: Best and Worst Florida Gators Jerseys

By Phillip Heilman Well, another proud season of Florida football is soon coming to an end. Better get your party hats and kegs ready as all of Gainesville celebrates another national title. See, who even needs Urban Meyer? Not the Gators. Wait, what? Florida isn’t even going to make a bowl game? What the hell happened to Will Muschamp’s team. This is an outrage. Well, … Continue reading Fashion Friday: Best and Worst Florida Gators Jerseys

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