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Ashby Strauch

Writer, Photographer, Videographer

Location icon United States of America

My name is Ashby Strauch, and I am a third-year journalism major at the University of Florida.

The Student Body Magazine
This six-question quiz could predict your STI risk

Most people put off getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases out of fear, embarrassment, or social stigma. But avoiding this test may be dangerous, as 13 to 24-year-olds constitute more than a quarter of new HIV cases in the U.S. in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In The Loop
Working for accessibility in the arts

When Jennifer Sabo was getting her master's degree in Museology at the University of Florida she couldn't imagine working anywhere other than in a museum. But as one museum job led to another, she discovered a passion for ensuring that the arts are accessible to people with disabilities.

Do You Really Choose to Wear Makeup? - GainesvilleScene

Let's take it back to the dreaded high school days. I was a sticky freshman who didn't have a clue when it came to fashion or beauty. Everyone at my high school wore makeup, so I started doing it. I felt inadequate. I wanted to fit in.

In The Loop
John Westmark solo exhibition explores restraints of gender roles

The work of John Westmark (MFA Painting '05) was recently on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, in his large, solo exhibition, Narratives. The Gibbes Museum of Art is currently closed for a $15 million renovation this year.

Support Dwindles for the Safe Campus Act - GainesvilleScene

Sexual assault and college. Two words that are almost inseparable these days. One in five college women aged 18 to 24 will experience rape or sexual assault, the highest rate compared to women in all other age groups, and Congress is finally trying to step in.

Children Beyond Our Borders
Gina Castaño brings toy drive to Popayan, Colombia

Gina Castaño who is on the board of directors for Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. traveled to Popayan, Colombia, this past December to spend time with her family and spread the CBOB mission.

Her Campus
New Guidelines Recommend Fewer Mammograms For Women

The American Cancer Society now suggests that women with an average risk of breast cancer wait until age 45 to get annual mammograms, which is five years later than previously advised, according to The New York Times. Women who don't have a history of breast cancer in their families or previous radiation treatments of their chests are at average risk.

Hear in Gainesville
Sylvan Esso in Gainesville March 28th

Sylvan Esso will be at The Wooly on March 28th, and this will be the ONLY central Florida show. Tickets are expected to sell out sometime this week, so get yours soon! Sylvan Esso has been an obsession of mine since they released their self-titled album in May 2014 because this band combines two of my favorite...

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