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The Murky Waters of the F-Word

This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Kriti Vedhanayagam I never was completely brought into the feminism camp. I grew up with a very strong willed mother who, ...

On September 18, 2014 / By

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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    If you’re doing college right (by whose standards, we’re still not sure), you should still be coasting through classes drop/add style, eating cold pizza for breakfast and dedicating no more than 2.5 of your precious waking hours to studying for next week’s exam. Sure, we’re more than halfway through September, but midterms are still (in the grand scheme of fall semester) in ...

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    Todrick Hall on Celebrity Drama

    Shows like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” emphasize the success of mockumentaries and insult comedy in today’s society. Todrick Hall is a leader in pop culture spoof phenomena. A YouTube sensation and all around funny guy, Todrick, who has a show out right now called “Todrick Hall Presents Twerk du Soleil,” came to fame when he was on the ninth season ...

    On September 18, 2014 / By
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    The Murky Waters of the F-Word

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Kriti Vedhanayagam I never was completely brought into the feminism camp. I grew up with a very strong willed mother who, despite her independence and higher education, never bought into the feminist movement. Throughout my years at college I have seen a frustrating amount of women touting their feminism as a badge of honor while ...

    On September 18, 2014 / By
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    The Faux Fall in Florida

    At this time of year, northerners are apple picking in flannel shirts and cognac colored boots while holding pumpkin spice lattes and Instagramming their jack-o’-lanterns around a bonfire. In the meantime, Floridians are, well… There are a few differences to a Floridian fall. If it weren’t for the crappy bins filled with poor excuses for pumpkins at your local WalMart or large ...

    On September 17, 2014 / By
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    College Cooking For Dummies

    We humans (I’m assuming no one is reading this aloud to their dog) have very simple needs in life when it boils down to it. Sleeping, drinking and eating. Eating obviously is the yummiest, but while living as almost-adults (away from our parents with a budget spent almost exclusively on beer), it can be hard to whip up a healthy delicacy for ...

    On September 17, 2014 / By
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    Asshole and Hero of the Week

    Although we love to view the world in absolutes, things are seldom black and white. Heroes have skeletons in their closets and assholes secretly donate money to the ASPCA commercials with Sarah Mclachlan. Okay, maybe not. But the point is that the world is a complex place, full of moral ambiguity, double standards and mixed feelings. So we have taken the task ...

    On September 17, 2014 / By
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    The Real Nannies of Harbour Island

    There comes a time when every college student faces the same realization. It may come after collecting spare quarters from your friends to pay the $5 entrance fee at your favorite bar by campus. It might dawn on you after bartering with your parents, month after month, to pitch in for your overpriced rent. Or it could be while grocery shopping, when ...

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    Clean Eating for Dirty Living

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Sabrina Wilkerson Let’s talk dirty. Your diet is fucking filthy. You can tell me how you eat relatively healthy and how good you are about going to the gym. But your insides are still dirty from your weekend/nightly drinking and drunk eating. Eating shit that says “fat-free” and “low sodium” is not going to help ...

    On September 16, 2014 / By
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    I Crashed a High School Party and This is What I Saw

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Daniel Harrison As a junior in college, it goes without being said that I haven’t been in high school for quite some time. There’s not a lot I miss about those days. Class starting at 7:30 every morning, pointless busy work, panic over SAT scores and AP testing (shout out to lap desks). I was ...

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    Abuse Culture: America’s Next Big Conversation

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Travis Noddings Last week TMZ leaked the grainy elevator footage from last February, depicting the now-cut Baltimore Raven’s running back, Ray Rice, brutally assaulting and knocking unconscious his then-fiancé, Janay Palmer. Inexplicably, the two married only a month later. Furthermore, now-wife Janay Rice has since apologized for her “role in the night” and expressed her ...

    On September 15, 2014 / By
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    Culture Your Fu**ing Self

    There are two approaches to spending your time in this enigma of a town called Tampa. You can complain that “there’s nothing to do” and drown your sorrows at MacDinton’s every night or you can embrace your precious time here in Tampa and go explore. We’ve helped you survive Gasparilla, we supply you killer pregame music and we tell you where to ...

    On September 15, 2014 / By
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    Sexism, Slut Shaming and Celebrity Nudes

    Imagine this: You are an eighteen to thirty-year-old woman. You spend a romantic evening with your significant other. You take some naked photos. You have sex. You go to bed. You get up and live your life and all continues as normal. Now, imagine this: You are an eighteen to thirty-year-old woman. You spend a romantic evening with your significant other. You ...

    On September 12, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    This weekend’s crispy batch of fresh tunes is dedicated to none other than you. Yes, we’re talking to all of you, our deeply beloved Scene readers. On Wednesday, the Scene took to Kickstarter’s center stage and launched a 30-day campaign. The goal? To take our irreverent and funky talents to cities across the country. For over the past year, you all have shown ...

    On September 12, 2014 / By
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    The Serious Problems of Serial Monogamy

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Kriti Vedhanayagam The bars, frat parties, Tinder — we’re constantly on the search for beautiful, interesting people, whether we want a “slam,” a significant other or just companionship. A little bit like running through the same maze over and over, this whole rat race of a dating game has been getting exhausting. Maybe that’s why ...

    On September 11, 2014 / By
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    Your Fantasy Football League Survival Guide

    This is a guest post by OrlandoScene’s Joshua Thicklin In honor of the return of the NFL season, I present to you a guide to the game that takes place off the field — fantasy football. In the past it seemed a bit complicated and very time consuming. After finally joining a league, I found out that it’s neither. Here’s what I’ve ...

    On September 11, 2014 / By