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Lessons from a Seasoned Black Friday Shopper

This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Kriti Vedhanayagam. As some of us prepare to embrace the time-honored tradition of distorted historical perspectives about Native Americans, family dysfunction and ...

On November 27, 2014 / By

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    Lessons from a Seasoned Black Friday Shopper

    This is a guest post from GainesvilleScene’s Kriti Vedhanayagam. As some of us prepare to embrace the time-honored tradition of distorted historical perspectives about Native Americans, family dysfunction and turkey, all rolled into one day, others are gearing up for the madness that is Black Friday. The enthusiasm and competitive nature Black Friday exposes in people rivals the spirit of teenage girls at ...

    On November 27, 2014 / By
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    Giving Thanks For Contraceptives

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Debora Lima. Men would do well to remember pregnancy scares when assuming women have it easy. It’s true that policemen occasionally let us off with warnings instead of brandishing our driving records with citations. And, yes, sometimes our bar tabs are taken care. And all it takes is some whimpering and batting of eyelashes. But ...

    On November 27, 2014 / By
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    The Importance of “I Love You”

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Jasmine Crane. Listen, I understand. This is the fourth time your mom has called you within the hour, and you’re starting to get irritated. You’re trying to hurry up her rant about how Publix stopped selling her favorite brand of pimento cheese because, hey, you’ve got a queue full of Netflix movies that are just ...

    On November 26, 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 it upon ourselves ...

    On November 26, 2014 / By
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    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Daniel Harrison. As we hang up our fake, blood-stained, slutty Hans Solo costumes until next year and buy Tums in preparation for Thanksgiving, a new aura fills the air around us as we tire of rotting pumpkins, spooky decorations and gravy. Our Pumpkin Spice Lattes slowly turn into White Peppermint Mochas. The back of Target ...

    On November 25, 2014 / By
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    The Importance of Diversity in the Entertainment World

    Despite what we want to believe, we live in a monkey-see, monkey-do world. It’s a constant cycle of “I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops” that needs to be broken if we know what’s good for us. With the amount of media we smush into our brains on the daily, this ...

    On November 24, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Alas, Thanksgiving is a week away. This means stretch pants, stuffing your face, awkward encounters with relatives and getting incredibly wine drunk with your mom for three days straight. Let these tunes help you cruise through the weekend and help you stay sane on the drive back to your hometown. Hey, maybe even throw it on at the family gathering and watch grandpa ...

    On November 21, 2014 / By
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    On Being Polite To Women

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Alyssa Hockensmith. Tipsy and tired, I walked onto a bus with no open seats. My heart sank. But then a man gave up his seat for me, waving for me to take his place. I was incredibly grateful in my not-so-sober state that this had occurred, and I took the seat happily and overheard he man’s ...

    On November 21, 2014 / By
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    What’s Happening in the NBA

    The NBA season started about two weeks ago, but everyone knows that games don’t really matter until a month or so into the season.There are the teams that we know won’t see any playoff games (I’m looking at you 76ers, Lakers, Magic and — hopefully — the Knicks), but there is a lot more to look forward to with this year’s season. There ...

    On November 20, 2014 / By
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    Operation Plan B: Switching Majors

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Renata Coutinho. I come from a family in which everyone is good at math. Dad is a mechanical engineer, and he thinks numbers are the whisperings of God. Mom laughs it off whenever someone brings up her math abilities. She went to veterinary school, studied a shitload of chemistry and by default, a shit ton of ...

    On November 20, 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 November 19, 2014 / By
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    Is Snapcash the Future of Finance or Just a Farce?

    Raise your hand if you have Snapchat. Raise your hand if you a bank account. (Yes, even ones with negative balances, i.e. college students.) Now, raise your hand if you owe your friends money. All of you that raised your hands: Go into your Snapchat, add your debit card information, choose a friend, swipe right into a chat, type in a dollar ...

    On November 19, 2014 / By
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    Native Advertising in Media

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Cassidy Curls. Buzzfeed, Thought Catalog and Slate are examples of media companies that have not been shy about their use of advertorials, native advertising and other varying forms of sponsored content. It’s pretty obvious, sometimes. A different colored background on Thought Catalog distinguishes sponsored content from regular editorial material. However, recent manifestations of sponsored content have become almost ...

    On November 19, 2014 / By
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    Down With Julien Blanc

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Haleigh Fullilove. Have you heard of Julien Blanc yet? If you have, I’m sorry.  If you haven’t, be prepared to be enraged or, at the very least, confused. Before I tell you about who Blanc is, come with on a trip down memory lane. Look back to 2007, when VH1 launched a reality show called “The Pickup ...

    On November 18, 2014 / By
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    The White House Shifts Focus on Sexual Assault Discussion

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Alyssa Hockensmith. One of my co-workers recounted to me last week a story about her young daughter having her skirt and shirt lifted up by two boys in her class while at the playground. That was sufficiently disturbing to me, but more shocking than the boys’ action was that they were never reprimanded. Her daughter’s teacher ...

    On November 18, 2014 / By