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All student jam band Speak Easy debuts at Ale and the Witch

By Anna Bryson The newly-formed jam band Speak Easy showcased its folksy, get-on-your-feet-swinging sound for the first time, at Ale and the Witch last week. The band is mostly made up of USF students and explores different types of music, fusing rock, alternative and other genres to form their own sound. Bassist Brendon Porter, a […]

Review: Suwannee Hulaween 2017 boogie-woogied the soul out of my body

By Anna Bryson Suwannee Hulaween once again met my wild expectations, holding its No. 1 spot on my list of Florida’s best music festivals. In a magical cypress and oak forest, along the Suwannee River, were a few precious days of pure ecstasy. 20,000 people united Oct. 27 to 29 under the power of music, […]

Journalism department turns focus on more digital media

By Anna Bryson Changes are coming to the journalism department next year. The department is undergoing revisions to its course requirements in the undergraduate department, the graduate and the Food Writing and Photography program. The undergraduate Journalism and Digital Communication program is replacing two required courses with ones that focus on digital media. The required courses […]

Zines rule supreme at second annual festival

By Anna Bryson Zine makers, photo takers and culture shakers lined up booths alongside Daddy Kool Records Saturday for the record store’s second annual Zine Fest. Designers set up tables on 7th St. in front of an Arlin mural, which set the perfect scene for them to showcase of creativity. Creatives from St. Petersburg and […]

SHINE wraps up, blesses city with new murals

By Anna Bryson Over a dozen local, national and international street artists spent the past 10 days transforming St. Petersburg’s downtown with spray paint for the city’s third annual SHINE Mural Festival. Ending Saturday, the festival revitalized public spaces, inspired dialogue and united the community with the power of art. The world-class talent that SHINE […]

15 tracks to get you hyped for Suwannee Hulaween 2017

By Anna Bryson Florida’s best music festival (according to me) is right around the corner, Oct. 27- 29. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park lies in a magical forest of Cypress and Oak Hammock. It’s vividly decorated in psychedelic lights, dazzling art installations, and interactive creations. On the banks of the Suwannee River, away […]

NFL protests leads to beach bar boycott

By Anna Bryson On a typical Sunday at Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant on St. Pete Beach, bar patrons are hooting and hollering at television screens while watching NFL football. This Sunday, those same screens were playing “Courage the Cowardly Dog” and sports not involving pigskin or gridirons. As various NFL players continue protesting racial injustice […]

NFL players ignite national debate on race and protest

By Anna Bryson America waited in suspense Monday night to watch what the Dallas Cowboys would do during the national anthem. The team knelt together, arms interlocked, prior to the national anthem alongside the team’s owner Jerry Jones. When the anthem played, they stood together, still linking arms in unity. A debate has reignited about […]

New education dean has high hopes for college

By Anna Bryson For most of her career, Allyson Leggett Watson focused on high poverty schools and urban education. Now she’s the dean of the College of Education at USF St. Petersburg. “What stood apart here at USFSP is where the campus is situated,” Watson said. “Right in between people who have wealth and opportunities […]

The ULTIMATE guide to tailgating

By Anna Bryson College football season is the pinnacle to the undergrad experience. If you don’t attend your school football games, why are you in college? Here is your guide to the most important part of the experience: tailgating. First thing’s first: tailgate the tailgate. Wake up at 6 a.m. and have a wholesome breakfast […]