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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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On Trend, On a Budget: Summer kicks that kick butt

There’s officially one more month of summer before we Gators are heading back from whence we came (no, I don’t mean your parents’ house, I’m talking about the one and only Gainesville!). And that means that no matter where we may currently be, from relaxing on the Floridian shoreline to studying abroad in the cities of Europe and everywhere in between, we better kick this summer into high gear.


Cultural Spotlight: Photoshop me beautiful

We live in a world where beauty sells. Movies, magazines and social media revere beautiful people and younger generations stress over having a “hot” face and body. We all have our own idea of what we consider beautiful, but does our perception of beauty differ from that of other countries? I recently came across an interesting article called “See What Happens When a Woman Asks Photoshoppers in Different Countries to 'Make Her Beautiful'” by Nate Jones that highlighted an important point: the idea of beauty differs from culture to culture. What may be considered beautiful in the United States might not be beautiful in Morocco or Indonesia. 

"NYC: Hilton Times Square - 'Time and Money'" by Wally Gobetz, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Cultural Spotlight: On that world clock grind

Have you ever wondered why people from certain regions of the world share a similar outlook on time? If you’re like me and love to hang out with people from different cultures, you know it’s very helpful to understand their perspective on time. More importantly, if you’re planning to enter the business world in the future, 3 minutes could mean anything from “I’m sorry for being late” to “I lost my job.”

"San Fermín 2010" by Leandro Suarez, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Cultural Spotlight: Summer Spanish fiesta

What Spanish city could be more perfect to host the annual festival San Fermin than Pamplona? With its energetic, rich, and vibrant culture and history, Pamplona welcomes more than a million guests from Spain and around the world each year for the exciting San Fermin festivities. The festival takes place from July 6th at 12:00 PM to July 14th at 12:00 AM and includes many traditional events, the most famous being the running of the bulls called encierro. 

"I support Saudi Arabian women..." by Susanne Koch, used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Cultural Spotlight: Arab women unveiled

In recent years, women’s empowerment has become a rising topic of interest amongst global leaders. Among these leaders are humanitarians and political representatives who have consistently traveled to developing and underdeveloped countries with the purpose of advocating for women’s rights.

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