Jam for a Good Cause

Not all students can say they go out to bars over the weekend for a good cause. Instead of feeling guilty the day after your night of funneling shots and spending your week’s worth of food money, the Global Peace Exchange (GPE) at Florida State is providing students a guilt-free opportunity to grab a beer,…

Poetry by Lauren McDaniel

Swimming Mermaids Looking down at the waves Rise and rise and           fall and      fall Under the waves are sparkles Scales on fish tales catching the light As mermaids swim just below the surface Their hair is long and thick Twisty, curly, bouncy Their skin milky and smooth Wanting…

Heaven-Coated Hell

What do you think of me? Do you feel for me? Do you care?   I can never tell as you throw yourself in my arms but stare as though you don’t recognize. What’s my name?   I don’t know with you, but you hook my soul then throw it back into the pit you…

It’s Hard Not Being a Fan of Kanye West

You know it’s a good morning when you wake up to Kanye West tweets and all of a sudden you’re #blessed. It’s not because I am a fan of the infamous hip hop artist, however. As I start my day, listening to my horrid indie music playlist, I scroll through Twitter and see the feud…

Politics at the Oscars

Ah, the Oscars. A night for beautiful designer dresses, sparkling champagne, a hilarious yet insightful host, trophies for the people and films that were deemed the best of the year and… political stances? When the prestigious award show aired on Feb. 28, no acceptance speech or comedic punchline’s political nuances went over the audience’s head.…

Tri-Partisan Debate

An oft-unused political fixture, the FSU Vitality party hosted a tri-partisan debate. With the participation of the Florida State University College Democrat, College Republican, and College Libertarian organizations, a panel of politically charged students represented their favored nominee in a six-delegate debate. The ambassadors researched and presented the platforms of senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio,…

The Oscars Still Polarize the Masses

The Oscars have yet again polarized the masses. For the second year in a row, the entire nominee lists in acting categories are completely white. Resurrecting the #OscarsSoWhite on twitter, fans and celebrities alike are calling out the Academy for snubbing many noteworthy actors and actresses of color. Jada Pinkett Smith, film star and wife…