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Grimm Outlook: Should We Darken Our Fairytales?

This is a guest post from TheOrlandoScene’s Michael Myers. Fairytales are no longer just for children. They might’ve once been nostalgic, but nostalgia itself has evolved and crossed ...

On October 31, 2014 / By

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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    With the weekend here and Halloween upon us, this is definitely a weekend to celebrate. So bust out that slutty cat costume and let the Dirty Dozen be the soundtrack to your debauchery. Featured photo courtesy of: Blogspot ...

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    Grimm Outlook: Should We Darken Our Fairytales?

    This is a guest post from TheOrlandoScene’s Michael Myers. Fairytales are no longer just for children. They might’ve once been nostalgic, but nostalgia itself has evolved and crossed a barrier. Instead of making fairytales feel like our childhood, they are now recast into the perceived grim realities of adult life. As such, fairytales continue to be made with an increasing propensity for ...

    On October 31, 2014 / By
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    Groceries, Garbage and Going Green

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Emma Sullivan. “Excuse me, do you have 25 cents?” A kind, raspy voice asked a group of the CollegeVox interns and me as we strolled back from a company fieldtrip to The Hyppo in Downtown Gainesville. I handed my melting pop to one of the interns, Julio, and dug through my wallet. Among debit cards, rewards cards ...

    On October 30, 2014 / By
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    Generation Y is Smarter than You Think

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Cresonia Hsieh. It’s tough being a member of Generation Y. Selfish, materialistic and lazy are all words that seem to come to mind when people think of Generation Y. But, with new research – nobody can call us stupid. In “Cohort Differences in Verbal Ability: Testing the Word Obsolescence Hypothesis,” researchers Shawn Dorius, Duane Alwin and Juliana ...

    On October 30, 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 October 29, 2014 / By
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    Surviving Long Distance

    Long distance relationships. They suck, don’t they? I know they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but come on, there has got to be a time limit on these things. As a quick side note: When I say relationships, let’s not pigeon-hole it to just romantic partners. I’m talking about best friends, too. And boy, oh boy, are my friends scattered ...

    On October 29, 2014 / By
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    Turning Mournings of Death into Celebrations of Life

    As with all of my life epiphanies and revelations, a movie recently brought on a surge of thoughts. “Chasing Mavericks,” an uplifting account of the life of a young SoCal boy, ignited my thinking cap. In the movie, the protagonist dreams of surfing the legendary “maverick” waves, which only come around during heavy storms, reach sizes as big as five story buildings ...

    On October 29, 2014 / By
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    The Grass is Greener: An Economic Argument for Legalizing Marijuana

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Caroline Stonecipher. The state of Florida calls it a Schedule I controlled substance. My dad calls it “grass.” You probably call it weed, unless you’re talking to your mom and in that case, it’s “the marijuana” and you’ve never even seen it in real life before. Call it what you want, but marijuana has more ...

    On October 28, 2014 / By
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    Good Graeff and Their Journey to Success

    After the Coral Skies music festival in Tampa, I was fortunate enough to talk to Good Graeff  about the history behind the band and its awesome music. MEETING THE QUEENS My phone rang about an hour after the show. “We are ready to grace you with our presence,” said Brooke, one-half of Good Graeff.. I was overcome by a mixture of nerves ...

    On October 28, 2014 / By
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    Is Laverne Cox Selling Out?

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Bradley Norman.  Last Tuesday night, against my better judgment, I tuned in to MTV’s “Faking It,” a show about two teenage girls who pretend to be lesbians because it’s — get this — “cool” and will help make them “popular” and “desirable.” The show itself has been around for a while so this rant isn’t directed ...

    On October 27, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    The semester is halfway over and the debilitating stress that comes with weeks of procrastination is setting in. Scream into your pillow and take comfort in the fact that every other student is feeling the same agony. Let these tunes help you survive your binge at the bar or your binge at the library. Featured photo courtesy of: TuffBoys ...

    On October 24, 2014 / By
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    “American Horror Story” Takes Terrifying Clowns to A New Level

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Jessica Hundley. SPOILER ALERT: Do not proceed if you’re not caught up with the current season of “American Horror Story.”  If you’re anything like me, there are only two seasons in the year. “American Horror Story” season and waiting for “American Horror Story” season. Let me tell you friends, my favorite time of the year is ...

    On October 24, 2014 / By
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    Do Yourself A Favor and Write A Letter

    This is a guest post from TallahasseeScene’s Alyse Faour. Getting a letter in the mail is a small reminder that someone cares enough to pay for a stamp just to communicate with you. There is something about a tangible piece of writing that makes us feel like we matter, unless it comes from Comcast. In a class of mine we recently spoke ...

    On October 23, 2014 / By
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    CoWork: Tampa’s Newest Creative Hotspot

    Tampa has evolved into an artsy city. Just take a walk in downtown or Ybor, and it’s obvious. Creativity breeds creativity, and it works best when you’re able to feed off of others. It’s an amazing source of energy, but where do we set the atmosphere? This is where CoWork Ybor comes into play. And I’m super stoked about it. What is ...

    On October 23, 2014 / By
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    Brittany’s Choice

    10 days. That’s how long Brittany Maynard has until she ends her own life. Recently wed and only 29 years old, Maynard was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme in April, the deadliest form of brain cancer. She was given six months to live. Maynard decided to opt out of full brain radiation. The side effects would include hair loss, first-degree burns on her ...

    On October 22, 2014 / By