Why Should You Care About the Florida Black Bear Hunt?

On October 24, 2015, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a permit for a weeklong hunt of the recently endangered Florida black bear. The hunt approached its quota far quicker than anticipated and was called off in just two days. To the people who are concerned about our environment and its biodiversity,…

How to be a Starving Artist

Step 1: Starve That’s right. That’s step one. You may be under the impression that in order to be a starving artist, you would need to be an artist first. Such is not the case. Look, it’s right there. Starving is the first word in the term “starving artist.” If this is going to work,…

Organize, Calculate, Dictate

“I’m not obsessive. I’m particular.” It’s a phrase my mother often says when people question her method of project execution. It’s a phrase I have come to adopt, just never around her. My particularity has yet to win in a head-to-head combat with hers. We sit across from one another at our old, wooden dining…

Tallahassee and Tattoos

The tattoo scene in Tallahassee is just starting to bud with half sleeves and calf tats popping up everywhere. Within Tallahassee there are sixteen tattoo parlors. Specific places are getting a lot of buzz and specific star artists are getting even more. To compare, some more urbanized cities, Philadelphia for example, are nicknamed “tattoo towns”.…

Tallahassee Coffee Spots

Autumn has descended upon us, and the Pumpkin Spice Latte has once again jumped to the forefront of the American conscious, packing a punch equivalent to about four dollars per 8oz. With its sugar content, seasonal rarity, and insidiously pervasive marketing campaign, the PSL is perhaps the greatest symbol of American coffee culture. If you…

Parking Wars

At any given moment, the Traditions garage is automatically off of the list. Woodward is a huge coin-toss, and Pensacola is just too far. There is a forty-car line trying to turn right into a full St. Augustine garage, and you are just trying to get to parallel parking that you are willing to pay…

#IDontStandwithAhmed: A Lesson in Poor Argumentation

By now, I’m sure everyone has heard of Ahmed Mohamed, the boy who built a clock and was arrested because it was mistaken for a bomb. In the wake of this fiasco, a multitude of articles have surfaced outlining various reasons why Ahmed should be supported or why the events of that day were justified…

Walk Now for Autism Speaks at FSU

Once autism was thought to affect only 1 in 10,000 children. Now studies show that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with this disorder that affects families, schools, and the community at large. Despite the high proportions and higher health care costs associated, autism research, up until last year, received less than 5% of…

Macklemore: Fame Found in a Thrift Shop

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Macklemore not only for his musicality, but for a side noticed only some of the time: his ever-important wardrobe. Released in 2012, with almost 800 million views to date on YouTube, Thrift Shop was the key single that sent the Hip Hop Rap duo known as Macklemore &…

Defunding Planned Parenthood is in No One’s Best Interest

Abortion is one of the few hot button issues that never fails to make an appearance during election time. The upcoming 2016 election is no exception, particularly when 15 out of the total 21 candidates are pro-life. Thankfully, the Senate rejected these legislative appeals made in the House, but even the root of the discussion…