How to Throw the Perfect Friendsgiving

Story By Joyce Jiang Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to spending time at home with your family and friends. But what about your college friends that feel like family? The ones who make plans to take you out on your birthday, celebrate with you when you get a good grade on an exam, or offer… Continue reading How to Throw the Perfect Friendsgiving

Opinion: The US has a gun problem, words from an MSD survivor

Story by Anisha Saripalli My name is Anisha Saripalli and I survived the deadliest high school shooting in US history.  I graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, four months after the Valentine’s Day massacre. Like that of many of my peers, my life changed completely. I went from being a normal high… Continue reading Opinion: The US has a gun problem, words from an MSD survivor

An Ode to College Expectations

Story by Grace Dooley Ah, college. Most of us here were brought up on rose-colored text-book style images of college life. It’s always Fall, it never rains, and people actually study under trees. The buildings are all pointed upwards at their arches and huddled beneath a thick layer of ivy– the only time that negligent… Continue reading An Ode to College Expectations

Roundtable: Inside look at the NAVSA Academic Conference

Story by Katherine Jovanovic and Hannah Calderazzo The North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Conference took place in Columbus, Ohio from Oct. 17-19. The annual conference invited scholars to present research on Victorian literature, history, or art history related to the theme Media, Genre, & the Generic. Each day included four 1.5-hour panels in both… Continue reading Roundtable: Inside look at the NAVSA Academic Conference

Beautiful, Sweaty Gainesville

Story by Michael Dorsey I am a third-year student here at the University of Florida. I think that means I’m meant to have more experience and more readiness for post-grad life than, say, a freshman. I am certain I possess neither. But I do know Gainesville—or as my friends refer to it, the “G-Spot”—pretty well. … Continue reading Beautiful, Sweaty Gainesville

Midterm All-Nighter: A Poem

Poetry By Angie Chirino She stares blankly at the flashing screen, red eyes twitching with its light, jaw stuck open; sighs, heavy and tired, drop out onto her chest, dripping into the quiet room with blank walls the size of cupboards, silk-screen thin and yellowed under sticky tape residue and flickering lights. The phone beside… Continue reading Midterm All-Nighter: A Poem

Uber Memoirs: Meet Moonshine Mike and other Characters

Story by Noah Towbin This is the first of an ongoing series of encounters with Uber drivers in Gainesville. Gainesville is a college town at its core. On any given day, a passerby on University can see a myriad of restaurants, a thriving club scene, a herd of college students somehow finding their way to… Continue reading Uber Memoirs: Meet Moonshine Mike and other Characters

The Fight for Blue Lights

Photos captured at the protest last Thursday at Flavet Field. Written and Photographed by Emily Roden On Flavet field last Tuesday, over 200 people showed up with signs, sunglasses, and megaphones to protest the absence of blue lights on Fraternity row, a short walk from Hume Hall, the residence hall for honors students at UF.… Continue reading The Fight for Blue Lights