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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 ...

On November 19, 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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    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
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    Redefining the Rock Star Role

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Gytis Garsys. In an age of Beyonce worship, Miley fanaticism and whatever it is people enjoy about Riff Raff, I’ve been confused and befuddled by the role of music icons in today’s society. And when Kanye West exclaimed to a generally disappointed crowd at Bonnaroo that he was the “biggest fucking rock star on the planet” ...

    On November 17, 2014 / By
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    TED: Find A Talk That Speaks To You

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Jasmine Crane.  I have a love affair.  I can’t hide it anymore. The love I have for TED is too strong to keep under wraps. TED, however, is not a studly man. TED is an organization owned by the nonprofit Sapling Foundation whose goal is to promote “ideas worth spreading.” Created in 1984, TED has become global ...

    On November 17, 2014 / By
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    Hippie Witch Doctor Wisdom

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Sofia Sanchez.  Disclaimer: The following contains a very rudimentary description of yin, yang and Eastern medicine. I am no expert. I am just an idiot trying to make sense of it all. A few months ago, I met a hippie witch doctor at a music festival who, within a very short period, would kindly inform me ...

    On November 14, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    The weather may be freezing but these tracks are on fire.  Warm up with some good ol’ fashioned dancing to your weekend Dirty Dozen. https://soundcloud.com/scenesounds/sets/dirty-dozen-11-14-14 Featured photo courtesy of: Wired ...

    On November 14, 2014 / By
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    The Pros and Cons of Net Neutrality

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Renata Coutinho. I like to believe that we live in a world where everyone is aware of the ongoing debate concerning net neutrality. Bonus points to anyone who’s plugged in enough to have heard about it on Monday when the topic was brought up again via President Obama’s Twitter account, and then compared to Obamacare by Republican Senator Ted ...

    On November 13, 2014 / By
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    The Problem with the “Perfect Body”

    As if the Victoria’s Secret fashion show doesn’t promote enough self-loathing, they are now coming out with in-store and online ads that display more misleading body standards. In October, Victoria’s Secret released an ad for their new line of “Body” bras, with the tagline, “The Perfect Body.” In the background stand 10 ultra-slim women in bras and underwear, which presumably range from ...

    On November 13, 2014 / By
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    The Allure of Yik Yak

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Taylor Silver. Any app that isn’t part of The Holy Trinity — Twitter, Instagram, Vine — seems superfluous to me. For example, I was coaxed into making my first Snapchat account last week. I added my only two friends, sent them a “story,” and promptly realized that I could just as easily text them. I ...

    On November 12, 2014 / By