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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

The graduate: Get smart with cell

Whether you plan on rocking your cap and gown this month or have a few more semesters to trudge through — and we don’t judge, super seniors —  let’s be honest: “Pomp and Circumstance” has been on your playlist ever since your Preview adviser told you UF boasts the highest graduation rate in the state. So, as you prepare for your official inauguration into the “real wold,” it’s time to ditch that cinder block in your pocket you call your cell phone.

THE AVENUE  |  FASHION

Layering creates new look for old clothing

Ching-Ya Ni, 19, a UF sophomore, masters the art of boho chic in this fun and versatile school ensemble. Her layered look adds new flair to pieces found in her closet. Ni says she doesn't follow trends, but she can't wait to pull out her fall clothing this season. Try looking through your closet and pairing clothing together in new ways to create a look for fall. Adding colored tights underneath flowing dresses or shorts takes a summer look and transforms it for the winter. Also, play with different sizes of belts and boots to add a little edge to the ensemble. Mix and match different accessories that will keep your outfits looking fresh for the entire season.

Florida Alligator
THE AVENUE  |  MUSIC

Band stages benefit

In a small village in El Salvador, one man has not left in 10 or 12 years. So much time has passed that he can't remember the last time he left. The nearest stream, which is barely a trickle, is a 10 minute hike over hills and poor health conditions prevent many people in the town of El Limon from leaving.

Florida Alligator
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

Oh Sanders has rebirth with "Death"

At 2 a.m. on a main street in Athens, Ga., a parade is forming. This is not your average late-night parade, but a kazoo parade led by the singer of legendary indie-pop band The Music Tapes. Members of local band Oh Sanders followed a crowd of 300 fellow indie-music fans, passing spectators and fraternity houses while repeating the same six notes on the kazoo.

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