FSU’s Seminar: A Coming of Age Story Like No Other

By EMILY SCOTT / Literature Editor On the evening of October 14, 2016, the Florida State University School of Theater staged Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar at the Augusta Conradi Theater. Before attending the play, audience members knew they could expect to see a drama about four young fiction writers hiring a seminar teacher to instruct them on how…

Doak Renovations

“Touchdown!” How many times will garnet-and-gold draped fans passionately scream this phrase? Probably not millions – although, that is sweet debate – yet, it did take millions of dollars to renovate Florida State University’s pride and joy: the football stadium. Formally known as  Doak Campbell Stadium, “The Doak” seats nearly 80,000 people. The stadium underwent…

Florida State Makes Largest Comeback in School History

This past Labor Day the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles faced the No. 11 Ole Miss Rebels in the second ACC-SEC faceoff of college football’s opening weekend. Both the Seminoles and Rebels were coming off a 10-3 season and hoping to make a playoff run this year starting with a win. Throughout the first half…

Paying Student Athletes

It was another good year for almost all parties involved. The NCAA itself just barely missed breaking one billion dollars in revenue according to their numbers from the latest fiscal year. Coaching salaries are continuing to boom, with the highest paid – looking at you Nick Saban – commanding upwards of seven million dollars a…

TLW Chats with the Lonely Island Boys

When you make a medley of comedy, pop songs and film, you’ll find the three actors, writers and producers–Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. You may know them as The Lonely Island Boys who write and sing parody songs such as “I Just Had Sex” or “I’m On a Boat,” or you may know…

Let’s Get Profound: James Franco to Speak at FSU

James Franco shows us a mixed bag. He acted as the cool, rebellious heart throb in the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks in 1999, he was Spider Man’s charming but villainous best friend in 2002, played a goofy pot dealer in Pineapple Express in 2008, wrote a coming of age collection of short stories…

Florida State Basketball: A Modest Proposal

Florida State is a football school. I know that. My friends know that. Jon Snow knows that. But that shouldn’t stop us from being a basketball school too. With apologies to our many, many, many other extremely successful athletic teams on campus, realistically, the only collegiate sports that garner more than a passing glance of…

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…

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,…