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Learning Life from the Violin

This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Tara Hempstead. I would like to say I always had a burning desire to play violin, but when I picked one up ...

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    New Perspectives From Foreign Professors

    This is a guest post from TallahasseeScene’s Emily Clemons. In high school, I always heard horror stories about college professors. “My math professor was Chinese and could barely speak English!“ or, “I almost failed biology because I couldn’t understand a single word my TA said.” The one I heard most often was, “It’s a shame that we don’t have more American professors teaching American students in American universities.” Prior to ...

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    Learning Life from the Violin

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Tara Hempstead. I would like to say I always had a burning desire to play violin, but when I picked one up in fifth grade, it was purely as a joke. (Shout-out to bribing kids to pick up stringed instruments by letting them leave class for an hour to go to Strings Class.) Music has had ...

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    It’s a Bucs Life Now And Always

    If there’s one thing every NFL fan can agree on, it’s that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stink. Whether you’re a Bucs fan, there’s really no sugarcoating it. We are arguably the worst team in the NFL right now. Yeah, we have one win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the truth is we’ve looked worse than both the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars, ...

    On October 20, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Congratulations! You’ve kind of survived football season, midterms, work and, generally speaking, another week of responsibilities. You deserve to kick your feet up, or down, and ignore obligations for as long as you can. You’ve worked hard. Treat yo’ self with this weekend’s Dirty Dozen, which includes Calvin Harris’s first good song in ages. Enjoy. ...

    On October 17, 2014 / By
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    The Lowdown on Consent and Nude Photos

    This is a guest post from TallahasseeScene’s Emily Clemons. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It is disgusting.” In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer Lawrence spoke up about the recent nude photo leak that victimized her and several other celebrities. The FBI is investigating the crime, where a hacker broke into ...

    On October 17, 2014 / By
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    “Time Is Illmatic” Pays Homage to Nas’ Legendary Album

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Dean Sandquist. On Oct. 9, director One9 released “Time is Illmatic,” a documentary journeying through the life of rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and his quest to make the perfect album. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “Illmatic,” one of the most iconic hip-hop albums ever to be recorded. “Illmatic” is not ...

    On October 16, 2014 / By
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    The Perfect Body Fallacy

    This is a guest post from TheOrlandoScene’s Calyn Waddington. You would assume that use of positive body image would be widespread throughout advertisements by now. Some companies acknowledge the average female and male shopper’s body– size 14 and size 44, respectively —  and how we all come in different shapes and sizes. So why is it that I came across a startling discovery while at ...

    On October 16, 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 15, 2014 / By
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    America’s Love Affair With Drones

    This is a guest post from TallahasseeScene’s Cassidy Curls. Drones have become a staple of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. According to the Washington Post, a report from 2012 showed that 83 percent of Americans approve of the Obama Administration’s use of drones against suspected overseas terrorists.  Of those numbers, 59 percent “strongly approve.”  The issue is extremely bipartisan, meaning that the majority of ...

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    How “Obvious Child” Teaches Us That Laughter is the Best Medicine

    A few weeks back, I reflected on our generation’s obsession with serial murderer moms and suburban cults. I was alarmed at the realization that our weekly entertainment usually revolves around death, drugs or intensely dramatic situations. This weekend, however, I was thankfully reminded of a new trend, or perhaps resurgence, in today’s popular culture: the dark comedy. These movies and television shows ...

    On October 15, 2014 / By
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    The Only Constant is Change

    This is a guest post from TallahasseeScene’s Emily Clemons. Change has always been a very difficult thing for me to deal with. Even when I was a kid, I was a very type-A, routine oriented person. I ate the same foods (Easy Mac) every day. I had a bedtime that was set in stone, and I thought that I generally knew what ...

    On October 14, 2014 / By
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    “Annabelle”: Terrible Gift, Great Movie

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Bradley Norman. I love horror movies. Something ingrained in me causes me to gravitate towards the genre. Don’t get the wrong idea — I’m not like some Norman Bates-esque psychopath serving up Billy Loomis circa 1996-level insanity. I’m more of a Randy Meeks from “Scream” kind of guy. And, while I love and appreciate horror ...

    On October 14, 2014 / By
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    Columbus Day: Celebrate or Boycott?

    This is a guest post by TheOrlandoScene writers Craig Sainscrante and Michael Myers. Columbus Day is a national holiday that was established almost a century ago. Most of us go about our lives on that day with little thought as to how the holiday came to be, who Christopher Columbus really was and even why the hell we are celebrating him. Craig ...

    On October 13, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Young adults are all unique~ and don’t always share the same views, but I think we can all agree that midterms blow. They suck the life out of even the most productive student. But the good news is that it’s Friday. Time to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve been doing all weeklong. So party on, fellow collegiates. Bump this ...

    On October 10, 2014 / By
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    “Black-Ish”: A Show Made for Me

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Kathryn Williams. When I saw that a television show called “Black-ish” was coming to ABC, I groaned. It would be months before it aired, but I was already dreading it. It would be another show parodying another black family, with a turn-off title, that would make a mockery out of the race as a whole, ...

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