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"Speedos ONLY!!!" by Jay Bergesen, used under CC BY 2.0

The Wandering Gator: Guys, gird your loins

Topless billboards, the Moulin Rouge, supportless clubgoers, ooo la la; what guy wouldn’t want to hit up Paris for some lady action. They’re free spirited, and French. But our friends across the Atlantic have decided that the female sex shouldn’t be the only one expected to strip down to their skivvies in public places. 

"Coachella 2013 -- Indio, CA" by Thomas Hawk, used under CC BY-NC 2.0

Gainesvillista: How to Look Effortlessly Cool at a Music Festival

The dog days of summer are fondly known for their carefree spirit, sun-soaked beach trips and sticky popsicles.  And, if you don’t eschew social media, television or newspapers, then you already know that summer is the heart of music festival season. Music festivals are where the worlds of music and fashion beautifully collide leaving lots of boho-chic Instagram posts in their wake.  

"poverty of the mind" by Adam Foster, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Gainesvillista: Interview style

The other day my mom asked me if it was okay to wear a printed blouse or dress on a job interview. Before this, it had never really occurred to me how tricky it is to pick an outfit for your upcoming interview.

"2014 FIFA World Cup BRASIL 355 ml Coca-Cola UAE and Oman" by José Roitberg, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Bleacher Creatures: 2014 FIFA World Cup predictions

After four years of anticipation, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now finally upon us!  Thirty-two nations will enter Brazil with championship aspirations, but only one will leave with the trophy.  There is much speculation on which country will win it all, and I too have my thoughts on the matter.  As of June 10, 2014, here are my 2014 FIFA World Cup predictions.


The Wandering Gator: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Respect. The simple seven letter word that contributes to the foundation on which the world is built. You respect others, they respect you. When the world functions in this fashion, which it never seems to do, everything is happy and peaceful. However, there is also a flip side. This side is when respect is lost in translation. You believe you are showing respect to a person, but they interpret it as the complete opposite. 

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The Wandering Gator: From London to the Swamp

Prior to this week, my knowledge of American colleges was limited to a vast array of American movies. Surprisingly, life on an American campus doesn't seem to be exactly like an American Pie movie. My journey to Gainesville began all the way back in England, which seems a million miles away from the orange and blue town that I will soon be calling home. 


The glory that is the Hemsworths

There are few things in this world that I love more than a ridiculously attractive man. One of the things I love more than a hot man though, is a hot talented man. What could I love more than a hot talented man? TWO hot talented men. Introducing: The Hemsworth brothers. 


One writer's "Fest" experience

Although The Fest was over two weeks ago, I still endure a wave of nausea when a punk song comes on my iPhone. It could be the countless and cheap PBR consumed or the stench of those die-hard punk fans that skip the soap in the shower.


"Catching Fire" is going to rock

If you were to visit the official “The Hunger Games” website, you’d find a minimalist page with black borders and warm accents. You’d find stills from the film, short biographies of the actors and a link to the film’s sequel: “Catching Fire.”

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Low carb diet… it’s not that hard

Many of us are aware of the ever-so-famous low-carb diet… but, like the amount of calories in a Starbucks white chocolate mocha, we refuse to acknowledge its existence. Your creamy Phineas and Ferb mac n’ cheese is just too convenient. Leo’s garlic rolls are just too satisfying. And, come on, what’s game day without Bud?

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TV influences girls to join STEM fields, but still not enough

I’m not going to lie and say that as a kid, watching “CSI” didn’t lead me to seriously consider a career in crime scene investigation. Marathons of the serial crime drama led me to believe that life in the field would be all about examining dead bodies and using pH strips to divulge the murder weapon. Does this even make sense?

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The battle that is class registration

Everyone knows the struggle of picking classes.  It can be a very stressful time making sure you get the classes you need and  making sure you are not failing college and whatnot. Since this dreaded time is upon on us, here are a few tips for surviving it.

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What actually is gluten?

Every day I see more “gluten free” items at the grocery store, hear about the benefits of a gluten free diet on the news or meet someone who has entirely phased gluten out of their diet.

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