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    Winter Break To-Do List

    An oldie but a goodie, this article, by Kelli Eichorn, was originally published on Dec. 9, 2013. I’m sure the stress of finals has kicked in. Everyone is ...

    On December 18, 2014 / By
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    Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby

    There are a few guaranteed things you’ll have to navigate through in these rocky four years – chugging cheap beer, parallel parking and of course, the ins and ...

    On December 16, 2014 / By
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    (Don’t) Meet The Parents

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Debora Lima. Meeting the parents. A relationship rite of passage that’s been chronicled via the cringe-inducing relationship between Jack Byrnes and Greg ...

    On December 10, 2014 / By

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Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood

This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Tiffany Battle. A few days ago while on Tumblr, I stumbled across a post about a new Peter Pan movie. After ...

On December 16, 2014 / By

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    Up Close And Personal With X-Games Gold Medalist Tom Parsons

    This is a guest post by Michelle Manzione. Michelle is a 25-year-old graduate student at the University of Florida studying mass communications. She’s also a writer, anchor and producer. He walked into Gainesville’s Panera Bread like he owned the place: smooth, calm and collected. His style was simple: T-shirt, shorts, Vans and a backwards cap, with his Volcom backpack in tow. Standing at ...

    On December 18, 2014 / By
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    Winter Break To-Do List

    An oldie but a goodie, this article, by Kelli Eichorn, was originally published on Dec. 9, 2013. I’m sure the stress of finals has kicked in. Everyone is dying to go home and sleep for an eternity, but after a few days, being home will become excruciatingly boring and you will turn to Twitter to complain about how “there’s literally nothing to ...

    On December 18, 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 December 17, 2014 / By
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    Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby

    There are a few guaranteed things you’ll have to navigate through in these rocky four years – chugging cheap beer, parallel parking and of course, the ins and outs of sex. Gainesville is full of hot people and hormones run high. We’re all so hot in fact that the Daily Beast ranked us as number 13 on the list of 20 sexiest ...

    On December 16, 2014 / By
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    Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood

    This is a guest post by TallahasseeScene’s Tiffany Battle. A few days ago while on Tumblr, I stumbled across a post about a new Peter Pan movie. After watching the trailer and hardcore fangirling over the fact that it’s an origin story (and apparently Captain Hook and Peter Pan were friends at some point?!), I realized that something didn’t feel completely right ...

    On December 16, 2014 / By
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    Rolling Stone and the Ethics of Journalism

    Last month, Rolling Stone released an absolutely horrifying story about a UVA student by the name of “Jackie” (a name used to hide her identity) and her alleged gang rape by a campus fraternity. Her story was dreadful and nauseating. I will spare you the graphic details, but the story played out like this: a handsome fraternity member invites a young woman ...

    On December 15, 2014 / By
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    The Dark Side of Football

    Say what you want, but football is as barbaric  as it gets. It is even worse than wrestling because it isn’t fake and people truly believe they are watching sportsmanship. How many friendly pats on the back are supposed to make up for the fact that grown men just spent an hour driving each other’s head’s into the ground? People wonder why ...

    On December 15, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Whether your finals are finished and you’re celebrating surviving another semester in college or you’re still cracked out on pilfered stimulants at Club West, the Dirty Dozen is here to offer you sweet relief. Turn on and tune in, but for the love of God, don’t drop out. ...

    On December 12, 2014 / By
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    Whiter and Whiter: Racebending the Bible with “Exodus”

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Kathryn Williams. A couple of weeks before Christmas, a Welshman will play Moses on the silver screen. Some people will read that sentence and see nothing wrong, but those with a basic knowledge of cinematic history, or history in general, will see some major red flags. “Exodus: Gods and Kings” will be released Friday, starring Christian ...

    On December 11, 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 December 10, 2014 / By
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    (Don’t) Meet The Parents

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Debora Lima. Meeting the parents. A relationship rite of passage that’s been chronicled via the cringe-inducing relationship between Jack Byrnes and Greg Focker, the words of Jonathan Tropper, and it’s been depicted numerous times on “Friends.” You don’t hear about this dreaded scenario often in college because, naturally, you’ve gotta meet a boyfriend/girlfriend before you meet parents. And, ...

    On December 10, 2014 / By
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    Misconceptions of Feminism

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Renata Coutinho. “A feminist believes that everyone – EVERYONE – should have the same rights regardless of gender.” That is the definition of feminism as phrased by Katy Burnett, the President of the Gainesville-area NOW – National Organization for Women, the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. “It is a pretty basic idea,” ...

    On December 9, 2014 / By
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    An Open Letter to the U.S. Justice System

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Alyssa Hockensmith. Dear U.S. Justice System, These past few weeks have been rough. I’m sorry for that. But wouldn’t a solution to your woes be a little more scrutiny? Not letting people off when it’s obvious they are guilty of wrongdoing? Pushing aside biases in favor of, well, justice? Between the riots over the grand jury’s decision ...

    On December 9, 2014 / By
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    The Weight of “Hate”

    This is a guest post by GainesvilleScene’s Morgan Jenkins. My most recent epiphany occurred as most of my insightful realizations tend to: among profound considerations and a few gin and tonics. A friend and I were warmly embracing the hair of the dog to fend off the bodily remnants of one inebriated July 4th holiday. I was bitching about the minor pitfalls in ...

    On December 8, 2014 / By
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    Your Weekend Dirty Dozen

    Finals are here and frankly, you’re just not ready to put your alcoholism on hold. Whether you’re taking a shot every time you get a Study Edge review question right or curled in a ball with a bottle of Jack waiting for exams to come, your Weekend Dirty Dozen will get you through the most dreaded week of the semester. Enjoy and ...

    On December 5, 2014 / By