Florida State University Money Diaries: What I Spent in a Week

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Katie Harp Last year, during my freshman year at Florida State University, I rarely spent money on anything other than school-related items. With a meal plan, I didn’t have to worry about buying groceries, and I saved most of the money that I made at my part-time job. Living in an off-campus apartment is different. This year, my paid internship … Continue reading Florida State University Money Diaries: What I Spent in a Week

5 Reasons to Shop Local in Tallahassee this Black Friday

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Tim Mossholder Black Friday is coming up, and so is the opportunity take advantage of the best deals on toys, clothing, and electronics at your favorite stores. While purchasing some items from bigbox retailers is money-efficient and overall inevitable, you should also consider shopping at locally-owned Tallahassee businesses this Black Friday. Here’s why.  You’re supporting fellow residents of Tallahassee — … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Shop Local in Tallahassee this Black Friday

Real Money Advice For College Students at FSU

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Sharon Mccutcheon Everyone has their own money-saving advice for college students: make your coffee at home., rent your textbooks, buy off-brand grocery items. But, some advice tends to focus on small savings tips, and rarely addresses how to set up a financial situation for stability post-graduation. Consider these tips and habits to decrease financial stress now and after college. Budgeting … Continue reading Real Money Advice For College Students at FSU

The Bradfordville Blues Club: A Juke Joint Under the Stars and Hidden Tallahassee Gem

By Emily Sanderson | Photo: Bradfordville Blues Club Tallahassee is a treasure trove full of hidden gems waiting to be found by locals and tourists alike. The quaint, slightly eclectic, concrete building known as the “Juke Joint under the Stars” — the Bradfordville Blues Club—is one of them. The building can be found down an old dirt road in what feels like the middle of … Continue reading The Bradfordville Blues Club: A Juke Joint Under the Stars and Hidden Tallahassee Gem

FSU Students on Following Your Passion vs. Skill Set

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Randalyn Hill At some point in their career hunt, every college student has heard, from a relative, teacher, or Twitter post, “Follow your passion.” It’s reassuring. According to this cliché, pure passion will lead us straight to success. Theoretically, if our jobs are our passions, work won’t feel like work. Passion, in this scenario, becomes the central element of our … Continue reading FSU Students on Following Your Passion vs. Skill Set

Tallahassee’s Local Businesses Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Mike Petrucci Since May of this year, Tallahassee has devastatingly lost numerous local businesses after many owners made the decision to close. These establishments consist of restaurants like Paisley Cafe, Merv’s Melt Shop, GrassLands Brewing Company, The Deck Pizza Pub, and the Downtown Ramen Bar. In addition, Gramling’s, Inc., one of Tallahassee’s older family-owned and operated businesses specializing in gardening … Continue reading Tallahassee’s Local Businesses Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

All Saints Café More Than Just a Coffeeshop

By Lexie Pitzen | Photos: All Saints Café All Saints Café first lured me in with its Instagram bio, and the summer before my freshman year at Florida State University, I was eager to try a “Charming Local Café and Roastery with Vegan Treats and Selective Capitalization.” But, as with any other artsy coffee shop, I had three important questions: Is the coffee good? Can … Continue reading All Saints Café More Than Just a Coffeeshop