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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 […]

Uhuru candidates push against white nationalism and racism

By Anna Bryson Protesters gathered in front of St. Petersburg City Hall Wednesday in the wake of the recent violence between white nationalist protesters and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Va. The rally, organized by Communities United for Reparations and Economic Development (CURED), marched from City Hall on Fifth Street N to the Police Department on […]

Parking meter rates increase 50 percent over summer

By Anna Bryson If you’re just back in town for the fall semester, you are bound to notice one big change in downtown St. Petersburg: Parking prices in the area have jumped 50 percent. The city increased the $1 an hour parking meter rate to $1.50 on Beach Drive, and ended free parking on Central […]

More turmoil in SG: VP-elect abruptly resigns

By: Anna Bryson (annabryson@mail.usf.edu) & Tim Fanning (tfanning@mail.usf.edu) Just seven weeks after he was elected, the vice president-elect of Student Government has resigned. In a one-sentence email announcing his resignation on April 17, Samuel Goetz offered no reason for his decision. Earlier this month, he had cited academic reasons in explaining why he took a leave […]