by Mackenzie Patel Paring high-brow musicians with the dregs of college partying is something I think Mozart would appreciate. Who says that black-tie culture can’t mix alcohol as well as adagios? I’ve been studying classical music for over two years and hearing fiery works (i.e. The Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner) reminds me of… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel I won’t deny it: I’m a Tame Impala-loving, cassette tape-buying, fishnet-wearing hipster. Although I don’t think my artsy tendencies make me a typewriter junkie, I accept the blanket term and redefine it on my own terms. I don’t adore Starbucks or only wear black jeans; however, I will choose a museum over… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Classical music is no longer limp background of funerals and study sessions: it’s turning people on. Roman Coppola’s Mozart In the Jungle is getting audiences hot and bothered with the operatic sex of middle-aged divas and angsty composers. Yuja Wang is reinventing what it means to be a classical musician one skin-tight… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all. Sophomore year was rife with memories, most of which were frustrating or satisfying as hell. Key places around Gainesville are linked to unending nights and moments I wasted 2,000+ words on in Microsoft journal entries. I recently got a Canon EOS 1300D camera, so I tested out the different modes on… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel This might sound like a shameless promotion, and yes, it is. The quality of Spoon University is worth every supercilious adjective, metaphor, and Facebook caption I write. In my 20 years of existence, I’ve written for a smattering of publications—everything from the Tampa Bay Times to a sketchy Spanish travel site appears… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel I think I’m having a not-being-a-teenager-anymore crisis. March 25th marked my 20th birthday and navigating this transition from angsty midget to mature midget is strange. March was a bouquet of suck and success, two words that have built my college experience so far. Boys {as per usual} wrung emotion out of my… Read More