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