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

Swamp Talk: A New Perspective on Post-Grad Jobs

By Sarah Loftus I’ve consistently alternated between freaking out about getting a job and being excited about post-grad life and job perspectives since my first night in Broward Hall more than three years ago. Sometimes, my bouts of angst last an hour; other times, three weeks. Occasionally, I can go a few months without a major panic attack. As a journalism and English double major, … Continue reading Swamp Talk: A New Perspective on Post-Grad Jobs

Swamp Talk: How to Reduce Stress Before Finals

By Chelsea Perry Finals are just around the corner. With the end of the semester rapidly approaching, it’s easy for us to become overwhelmed with everything we have on our plates (other than the turkey and stuffing, of course). Whether it’s studying for finals or writing papers, the holiday season can prove to be an extremely stressful time for students. According to GatorWell Health Promotion … Continue reading Swamp Talk: How to Reduce Stress Before Finals

Swamp Talk: Hopping 4 A Cure and 5 Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis

By Kendrick Brown The Entrepreneurship Club at the University of Florida will be sponsoring a hopscotch tournament fundraiser this Sunday with “Hopping 4 A Cure,” a nonprofit organization that raises money for “college scholarships, caregiver support, and alternative medical research.” Hopping 4 A Cure was established by David Nassau, a sophomore marketing major from Carol Springs, Fla.  Nassau started the project two years ago as … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Hopping 4 A Cure and 5 Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis

Wellness Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market

By Mallory Schindler It’s not hard to go stir-crazy in this college-centric city. There’s more to life than the University of Florida – though, admittedly, it’s hard to find a Gator-free anything within a 100-mile radius of this town. Part of living a healthy lifestyle means getting a change of scenery, catching some fresh air and eating wholesome foods. So, if you want to spice … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market

Swamp Talk: Must-Have Apps for College Students

By Mike Llerena Between taking classes, maintaining your finances and putting food on the table, college life can seem quite daunting. However, in the age of smartphones and tablets, learning to become a self-sufficient college student has gotten a little bit easier. Facilitate your academic schedule. Be prepared when you go out for a night on the town. Stay in shape.  How do you accomplish … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Must-Have Apps for College Students