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College Guide 2014

Let the web be your guide

The best sites for navigating Orlando culture

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Orlando Weekly
Yes, we know, it’s our publication and our site. But our weekly issue, published in print and online every Wednesday, tells you about all the good stuff happening in Orlando – think of it as your guide to the city. You can browse our website, pick it up in hard copy (it’s somewhere on your college campus) or browse it in flipbook form on your iPad (just download the app). We have blogs, a weekly calendar, guides to dining and neighborhoods and tons more.

The Daily City
Not only does the Daily City keep tabs on local news and happenings around Orlando, it also hosts listings of area farmers markets, blogs, vintage stores, food trucks, cupcake shops and more. The Daily City is also the sponsor of the Food Truck Bazaar, a curated food truck gathering that happens at various locations monthly. Check the website or sign up for the newsletter for details.

Tasty Chomps
Restaurant reviews and foodie news. Food blogger Ricky Ly and his team are always on top of restaurant openings and closings, and they’ll tell you which Orlando restaurants are worth checking out – and which you should probably avoid.

The Orlandoan
This site features interviews with local people doing cool things and a weekly events calendar, and it sells our favorite Orlando T-shirts, which read: “Orlando doesn’t suck.”

Orlando Retro
We love blogs and websites that give us a sense of what came before, and Orlando Retro does just that. From stories about old downtown buildings to cool historical lists (“10 historic places in Orlando to get a drink,” “3 Orlando businesses in vintage Publix buildings”) to images and postcards of old Orlando, this site is a treasure trove of awesome info about the place we call home (well, at least until graduation).

Orlando Hipsters
This Facebook page is updated daily with all the best stuff going on in Orlando.

College Guide 2014
  • Orlando 101: Welcome to Orlando Weekly's college guide “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies – God damn it, you’ve got to be k | 8/13/2014
  • How to study abroad (the right way) In the words of Saint Augustine, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Whether taking a weeklong excursion to Africa or spending a semester in Europe, studying abroad is at the top of many college bucket lists. So read away, m | 8/13/2014
  • Let the web be your guide The best sites for navigating Orlando culture | 8/13/2014
  • 6 things to do if you don’t love the club Want to go out, but you don’t feel like hanging out at clubs? Try one of these activities instead | 8/13/2014
  • You said it Students tell us about life near their campuses | 8/13/2014
  • Interns R Us How to land an internship that won’t make you resent being somebody else’s free labor | 8/13/2014
  • The best things in life are cheap (or free) Tuition is high, your student loan repayments are looming and chances are you barely have $2 stashed away in your dorm room for an emergency. But, somehow, you still gotta live. That’s what student discounts and freebies are for. They’re hardly publicize | 8/13/2014
  • Social studies The college experience isn’t just about book learning – it’s also about expanding your horizons, meeting people and teaching yourself to balance work and play. Your school has you covered on the work part of the equation – we’ll help you out with the playin | 8/13/2014
  • Eat this How to feed yourself when you don’t know how to cook and don’t have anything to eat | 8/13/2014
  • Cafeteria caloric values | 8/13/2014
  • Watering holes UCF college haunts Knight Library 11448 University Blvd., knightlibrary.com Named one of the top college bars in the country by thedailymeal.com, Knight Library has four bars, beer pong, tons of drink specials and notoriously gross bathrooms, just like an | 8/13/2014
  • Alcohol caloric values | 8/13/2014
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