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Friday 12/05/2014
The chomp: Frozen meals for the overworked undergrad
Posted: December 05, 2014

If you don't feel like cooking, frozen meals are a lifesaver. Many people think frozen meals taste disgusting or are very unhealthy, but I’m here to tell you today that this is not true! 

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UFitness: 5 fitness stocking stuffers
Posted: December 05, 2014

The smell of cinnamon and pumpkin is in the air. Eggnog fills everyone’s cups, and carols echo through every building you enter.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Swamp of love: How to survive the holidays when you’re single
Posted: December 04, 2014

I remember coming home for Winter Break my freshman year and being bombarded with questions from my family. If it wasn’t, “Why are you still single?,” it was, “When are you going to bring your boyfriend home?” 

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Now that’s justice: Thankful for change
Posted: December 03, 2014

Advocates for immigration reform have one more thing to be thankful for this year. After many political ups and downs, President Barack Obama made an executive order on immigration reform. And just in time for the holidays.

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For your entertainment: Grammy 2015 nomination predictions
Posted: December 03, 2014

The nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards are almost here, and many are wondering who will get a shot at claiming music’s most noteworthy prize. Here are a few predictions for nominations in the General Field, which does not consider genre in selecting contenders.

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Tuesday 12/02/2014
Gainesvillista: How to layer for winter months
Posted: December 02, 2014

The best way to dress for cold weather is to layer, layer, layer, but there are many ways to do this that might not involve what you think. Of course I would suggest wearing tights or leggings under jeans or wearing tank tops under sweaters to keep warm, but I have some tips about how to layer fashionably. I hope these help you prepare for the inevitable cold weather that is bound to reach Florida at some point this season.

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When life gives you lemons: It all starts with you
Posted: December 02, 2014

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

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Monday 12/01/2014
For your entertainment: 4 things you didn’t know about Middle-earth
Posted: December 01, 2014

Get ready to strap on your swords and armor and head back to Middle-earth! The last installment of “The Hobbit” premieres in just two weeks, and it’s the likely the last time we will see our beloved Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Galadriel.

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The professional gator: 5 common myths about what makes a good leader
Posted: December 01, 2014

Leaders, like most things in life, come in all shapes and sizes.

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Freshmen ask, seniors answer: Tips for finals week
Posted: December 01, 2014

The end of the semester is near, and you know what that means: finals week. If you’re a freshman, these will be your first final exams at UF. It can be a long, strenuous week prefaced by weeks of vigorous studying. But knowing what to expect can make all the difference. Here are tips to guide you through a successful finals week:

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Friday 11/28/2014
For your entertainment: The best Christmas episodes for winter break
Posted: November 28, 2014

Winter is coming. The Christmas season is officially upon us, and Winter Break is just around the corner. In between the baking, shopping and decorating, you’re going to have a lot of free time to watch TV guilt-free. Isn’t that the greatest gift of all? Here are some of my favorite holiday episodes to get you through the next few weeks:

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The chomp: Pascal's Coffeeshop
Posted: November 28, 2014

With finals coming up and temperatures rapidly dropping, sometimes what us students need the most is a nice, relaxing place with some good food for long study sessions. Panera Bread, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts can get noise, which can often cause a dilemma for students wanting to find a quiet place to study. Pascal’s Coffeeshop, located on 112 NW 16th St., provides just that.

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UFitness: The ultimate NFL workout game
Updated: November 30, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Although the Gators' football season will be over after the game at Florida State University, our favorite NFL teams are still charging on with a handful of games left to play. 

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Thursday 11/27/2014
Swamp of love: So your significant other is studying abroad?
Posted: November 27, 2014

College opens the door for new opportunities like joining clubs, getting internships and, my personal favorite, studying abroad.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Now that's justice: Nicki Minaj isn't your mom's version of feminism
Posted: November 26, 2014

This week Nicki Minaj was supposed to release her much-anticipated album, "The Pinkprint," but it's nowhere to be found on iTunes, and Wikipedia (although not always reliable) says its new release date is December 15.

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For your entertainment: News media should notice the danger of click bait
Posted: November 26, 2014

The Internet recently had a brief stint shaming Calvin Klein over whether a new face of the CK underwear line was considered a plus-size model.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
When life gives you lemons: The beauty of ENO
Posted: November 25, 2014

Are you part of the ENO craze?

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Gainesvillista: Holiday beauty gift guide
Posted: November 25, 2014

Now that the holidays are approaching, it’s time to stock up on some gifts for the men and women in your life. The great thing about this time of year is the many gift sets you can find for everyone on your list.

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Monday 11/24/2014
For your entertainment: Television blurs lines with sexual content, sensitivity
Posted: November 24, 2014

How does a story keep its edge in a society jaded by mediocrity? In the TV world, it might just be by pushing boundaries. The rules are no longer decided by what has been done, but by what hasn’t.

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Freshmen ask, seniors answer: 6 holiday money tips every freshman should know
Posted: November 24, 2014

Money is limited when you’re a college student. Between tuition, housing and feeding yourself, you’re likely to be living on a tight budget. This can make the holidays tough. You’ll likely want to buy gifts for your friends and family, but you may not find the funds.

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Friday 11/21/2014
The chomp: 5 ways to eat quinoa
Posted: November 21, 2014

Quinoa, the grain of grains!

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For your entertainment: “Mockingjay” takes flight
Posted: November 21, 2014

Our favorite girl on fire is back with vengeance.

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UFitness: 10 ways to place fitness into your everyday routine
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 9:43 am

As students, our lives tend to be very chaotic. Some of us have to work to pay rent, get an internship to help build our resumes and take classes to graduate. All these things require time. With all these obligations, how can we make time for the gym?

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Swamp of love: Do you really want to dance with him?
Posted: November 20, 2014

You’re walking with your girls through Midtown, choosing where to go. Shuck and 101 Cantina look too crowded. You finally choose to go to Grog House Bar & Grill. Inside you start dancing and having a blast with your friends when suddenly you see him. He’s looking straight at you, and walking your way. Do you want to dance with this guy? Is he creepy or smooth? Will this be a bad decision later?

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
For your entertainment: 10 gameday anthems
Posted: November 19, 2014

As our beloved Football season comes to an end, why not go out with a bang? After all, there’s nothing more exciting and dear to our heart than Gators football right? Here’s a few tracks to celebrate our last home game this weekend and the last few weeks of college football season:

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The Lineup


Contact Blogs Editor Cara Chiaramonte at [email protected].

Monday

  • Freshmen Ask, Seniors Answer: The Baby Gators' guide to their first year as a part of the Gator Nation. Submit questions at: bit.ly/1wplkli.
  • For Your Entertainment: Your source for all things entertainment three days a week, from music, film and television reviews to how to survive music festivals.
  • The Professional Gator: Advice on how to make it in the real world as a young professional.

Tuesday

  • Gainesvillista: The latest in fashion for men and women, combined with beauty tips for looking your best.
  • When Life Gives You Lemons: Tips to guide you through the ups and downs in the journey of life. 

Wednesday

  • Now That's Justice: A unique take on social issues of every kind — from women's rights to racial issues to LGBT affairs.
  • For Your Entertainment: Your source for all things entertainment three days a week, from music, film and television reviews to how to survive music festivals.

Thursday

  • Swamp of Love: A look at relationships and dating in Gainesville and advice on how to deal.

Friday

  • The Chomp: Restaurant reviews, food news and features written by the hungry blogger for the ravenous reader.
  • For Your Entertainment: Your source for all things entertainment three days a week, from music, film and television reviews to how to survive music festivals.
  • UFitness: The latest in fitness and wellness trends from tips on how to get through that detox to the newest fitness craze.