Rum. Australians overthrew their government for it. The Royal Navy got a daily ration of it until 1970. George Washington demanded it at his 1789 inauguration. Although it’s been around for 100 years, we still drink it like there’s no tomorrow.
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DJ-party madness was in full effect July 5, as Gainesville celebrated the Fourth a day late with electro-droppin’, champagne-poppin’ Steve Aoki.
Gainesville is crammed with bars, and this Fourth of July weekend you will no doubt encounter throngs of sloppy drunks ready to join you in the never-ending war against joyless, American sobriety.
Fireworks, patriotism and guns! It’s the Fourth of July, and the best way to enjoy the
When you find yourself living in Gainesville during the summer months, acquiring new friends to band together with is key to survival. There are plenty of places to do this: farmers markets, school clubs, the Taco Bell in the Reitz Union and so on.
The end is near.
She’s the mistress to Vincent Van Gogh and friend to bohemians and scenesters everywhere. Elusive, magical and maybe even a little dangerous, the Green Fairy—better known as Absinthe—is the stuff legends are made of.
Reitz Union Board Entertainment is celebrating its 10th anniversary by hosting the CD Release Show Part 2! at Orange and Brew at 8 p.m.
Don’t you dare throw this lovely piece of literature that we call The Alligator away. And I’m not suggesting that you go green and skip your pretty little feet on over to the recycling bin either. Save your newspapers; they could be used as the inspiration for one of this year’s performances at the Gainesville Improv Festival.
Your belly might be full, but your pockets are probably empty because, let’s face it, the magic of Christmas isn’t free. Imagine you have only $30 left in your wallet. Here are the best deals around town to make your first weekend of spring semester a memorable one:
Before Erica Hyatt walks through the door, she is a chemical engineering major. She is a student at the UF. She thinks about homework and grades and meetings for the intramural softball team she is on. But for the hour she is in the room, she forgets all of that. She throws her arms in the air and sways her hips to the blaring music.
Demi Moore stopped a desperate suicide attempt by re-posting an ominous message, a University of California, Berkeley student evaded Egyptian prison by posting the word "arrested," and Gainesville residents who had never met in person partied together at a local Japanese restaurant. Though seemingly unrelared and in different corners of the world, these three events have one thing in common - Twitter.
Just as football season marks the beginning of fall, Thanksgiving weekend is the first glimmer that the semester is coming to a close. As the majority of UF students rush home to get some turkey, stuffing and tryptophan-induced sleep, a unique time in Gainesville nightlife starts to take hold.
One of the perks of bartending is that I get to people-watch during lulls. People-watching in a bar gives you insight into relationships that no psychology class could accomplish. Couples who come into the bar generally fit into a few types, and I have found they are by far the most entertaining people to watch.