First Class and Failure: Disney Edition
The face of entertainment, art and technology forever changed the moment Walt Disney used his very first paintbrush. He wasn’t without fault, but few would deny he brightened everything he touched. From comics to cartoons to films and eventually to theme parks, anyone with an affinity for magic knows of Disney’s indelible presence.
Chronically Ill and Cast Away: Living My Life Around Crohn's Disease
I’ve always found it funny that the things that make novels so great are incontestably negative: tension, drama, conflict. Apparently this sentiment is also true of life because we can’t appreciate the good without the bad or the devastating without the remarkable. Crohn’s Disease has given me this insight, but not without some scars along the way (literally).
Frap-Attack: Coffee Culture and Life as a Barista
I’ll never forget my first day as a Starbucks barista. I remember tying my apron for the first time, excited and terrified at the prospect of serving the never-ending line of coffee enthusiasts. I imagined myself several weeks in the future, once I’d mastered every drink, exuding confidence and capable of carrying intellectual conversation about fair-trade beans while simultaneously perfecting their soy, half-caf, six Splenda, grande, sugar-free caramel macchiato.
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Fiction and Friendship and Failing, Oh My: Surviving Creative Writing
You walk into the classroom slowly, deliberately taking it all in. Laptop out, Microsoft Word opened up (or Scrivener if you’re pretentious like that, which of course you are). The professor strides in, adorned with a briefcase and pristine tweed jacket. Your peers surround you, equal parts tortured genius, equal parts rugged cynicism.
12 YA Novels to Get You Through Freshman Year
Growing up means handling yourself in a way that’s socially acceptable; that things like heartbreak, illness, loneliness and tragedy are just a part of life. In college, we’re forced to learn this pretty fast, and away from home to top it off. But thanks to the magic of books, we’re never truly alone. If you find yourself falling apart, check out this list of 12 young adult books to help put you back together.
Everything You Need to Know About UF’s Innovation Academy
If you glance at any employment application, or listen to a company speak about its values, you’ve probably come across the following words: ethics, leadership, creativity, entrepreneurship and, of course, innovation. Conversely, if you’ve ever written a cover letter or resume, you’ve probably used some of these buzzwords yourself.
How I Failed at Being an Art Major
Flash back to fourth grade. I’m sitting eagerly in my unbalanced plastic chair, ready to present what I’m convinced is the greatest social studies fair project of all time. It’s a biographical analysis of Walt Disney as told through felt and crooked Crayola handwriting.Everyone else had chosen the obvious candidates: George Washington, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King Jr., etc.
College Magazine’s Guide to the Film and Digital Arts Major
Few things in this world have the ability to make us laugh, cry, obsess over fictional characters and wait an entire year for the sequel to do it all over again. Movies are unique and powerful methods of expression, capable of rendering us both weak in the knees and outraged over injustice. They’re so completely integrated in our culture that it’s hard to imagine a world without them.
10 Fun Internships That Will Take You Back to Your Childhood
Have you ever lost yourself in the nostalgia of 90s Disney films and television shows? Can you unashamedly quote Drake and Josh at a moments’ notice? Do you often find yourself grasping the youth that long faded away with the last dying embers of your 18th birthday candles? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then fear no more. There are plenty of surprising internships for the young at heart.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Employment: How to Master College
Teens are conditioned to view college a certain way: sprawling campuses, stadium-style lecture halls, quirky Einstein-esque professors and, of course, nonstop partying. While your school might have all these elements and more, it’s important to know that college isn’t just a break from the clutches of high school, but rather a stepping stone to reality because, contrary to what the media puts out there, life after college is real and it’s scary.
Top 20 UF Study Spots
It’s a scenario that students are intimately familiar with: Two research papers, a calc exam and a group presentation are all on the horizon. You’re tired, overly-caffeinated and have threatened to drop out (at least once) to form a travelling gypsy band with your other tired, overly-caffeinated friends. Little did you know that this is a problem easily remedied because sometimes it’s less about how you study and more about where.
College Magazine's Top 10 Schools for Baseball Fans
At these universities, nothing short of excellence escapes the infield. As everyone knows, baseball requires patience, precision and perseverance. If you’re still missing your spring sports fix, check out these schools where RBIs and round trippers rule them all, lest get stuck in a place where the College World Series gives you the College-World-Drearies.
Top 21 Dares for Your 21st Birthday
You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. The 21st birthday dragon has come to rear its fiery head, and his next target is you. So how does one celebrate this age-old day of drunken debauchery? Think about it. Your #squad is hotter than the Kardashians and your sign is a glittery cardboard cutout of Channing Tatum’s abs. Don’t sacrifice this oh-so-special day to tradition. Instead, spice up your evening shocker-style and try these top 21 dares for your barely-legal extravaganza.
Top 10 Basic Gifts for That Special Basic Someone
Between picking up Starbucks and Insta-Snapping every outfit for weather below 75 degrees, what’s a girl to do about something as trivial as Christmas shopping? Fear not of these trying times ahead; winter is coming and it’s fabulous as always. Next time you’re picking up Tiffany’s extra whip, half-caf, sugar-free caramel macchiato, grab her an item from this list.