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Top 5 Introduction of Autumn Albums

Spinnaker

October 6, 2009

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Apparently autumn started. Did you notice? Here in the hellhole broiling lands of Florida, the signs take a lot of perception to catch. You notice it when it doesn’t sound like a fiery-good time to give the AC a break and ...

‘Whip It’ cracks the over-used disturbed youth mold in indie teen movies

Spinnaker

September 30, 2009

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To some kids, teenage rebellion consists of listening to alt-music, staying out an hour past curfew and falling in love with something other than schoolwork. However, for Ellen Page’s character, Bliss Cavendar, in her new movie...

Top Five Ballads to Blow Cigarette Smoke to

Spinnaker

September 30, 2009

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Before I can seriously launch into this week’s Top Five, I must make sure it’s on the record that I am an almost 100 percent retired cigarette smoker. Unless a certain quality (or quantity, rather) of liquor has passe...

Ospreys ready to defend against swine flu

Spinnaker

September 30, 2009

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The H1N1 virus has dealt major blows to athletic programs, including Ole Miss and Florida, but UNF’s teams are ready and prepared to deal with the pandemic. UNF has yet to feel any major impact from swine flu and the...

Megan Fox Wants Your ‘Body’

Spinnaker

September 28, 2009

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Jennifer Check is the hottest cheerleader at Devil’s Kettle High School -- until she rips your entrails out and eats them for dinner. “Jennifer’s Body” is not your typical thriller, it’s a teen horror romp with fangs an...

Spinnaker giving away tickets to Decemberists’ show

Spinnaker

September 24, 2009

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You know when a fresh-faced child, purely innocent, gets burned by the world’s malicious side in some fashion — perhaps a broken heart — and then they’re just never the same? Their simple qualities turn complex — ...

UNF officials: Kill the ignorance, recycle smart

Spinnaker

September 24, 2009

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When you throw that half-full cup of Starbucks coffee into the recycling bin, you may feel popular and all together benevolent, right? At least you may think offhandedly that it couldn’t hurt. Or could it? But are what you...

Top Five Ditties to Dodge Whilst Driving Alone at 3 a.m.

Spinnaker

September 24, 2009

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An acquaintance in high school once told me, “If a song I could see myself dying to comes on while I’m driving, I shut it off immediately.” This thought has swam through my noodle for many moons now, and I still reta...

Trite storyline falls short in sorority-centric murder flick

Spinnaker

September 16, 2009

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Surprisingly, going commando isn’t a fair trade for vomit breath anymore. Even with her lady lumps hanging half-way out of her shirt, scintillating sorority sister Chugs can’t play off her previous bulimic excursion while...

Top Five Songs to Get Frisky to

Spinnaker

September 16, 2009

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Ooh yeah. To keep with the theme of this week’s paper, James thought it would be relevant to tailor the Top Five and follow suit. Always one to follow orders, I concocted a recipe of Top Five Songs to Get Frisky to — interpret...

World music finds a voice downtown

Spinnaker

September 16, 2009

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A phrase meaning “new wave” or “the new thing” in Portuguese, bossa nova is known around the world, but has received little notoriety in Jacksonville. Bossa nova is a jazzy type of music that sprung out of Brazil in the...

CouchSurfing turns travelling community into a sofa society

Spinnaker

September 16, 2009

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Hotels too bourgeois for your non-conformist sensibilities? Broke and looking for an inexpensive way to score some lodging for that weekend getaway? Or perhaps you’re craving a summer globe-trotting expedition to clear your...

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