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Retreat for veterans and spouses

By Brianna Rodriguez Veterans experience more than just going overseas. Extensive time away from family can cause unexpected hardships on their relationships. The Warrior to Soulmate Retreat was created for veterans and their spouses to strengthen their relationships. The retreat, created by the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Veterans, was to help veterans maintain healthy […]

Love doesn’t have a color

Above photo: Despite the normality of interracial couples, our differences are still questioned by others. What matters most is your happiness regardless of what others think. Brianna Rodriguez | The Crow’s Nest By Brianna Rodriguez When I met my boyfriend, I was struck by his smile, his intelligence and his character. As a young adult in the […]

Localtopia sheds light on local companies

Above photo: Lorielle Hollaway was inspired to start her business, Cultured Books, after taking an anthropology course in college. Aside from social media, Localtopia is one of her leading marketing strategies because it enables her to educate the public while supporting the local economy. Brianna Rodriguez | The Crow’s Nest By Brianna Rodriguez Independent businesses […]

Today is about remembering sacrifices military service members made

By Brianna Rodriguez When Joe Pack returned to his family after deployment, he couldn’t help but notice how big his daughter Mason had become. Serving 16 years as a military policeman, Pack served at many different Air Force bases around the world. He eventually retired in 2004 and came to USF St. Petersburg to study […]

Campus vets conflicted on transgender military ban

By Brianna Rodriguez The Trump administration aims to discontinue former President Barack Obama’s policies on transgender troops serving in the military. Student veterans at USF St. Petersburg say that transgender service members should be allowed to serve, but not during transitionary process. They say hormone medication and rehabilitation time during active duty can affect their […]

Is Halloween worth the hype? Yes, support the spook.

Read the con here. By Brianna Rodriguez Devouring bowls full of candy, sitting in front of a screen watching a horror film and attending parties are what most people think of when Halloween comes around. Halloween invites people to express their creativity by designing a costume or carving a pumpkin. It is the one day […]

Registration for spring rapidly approaching

By: Brianna Rodriguez As the end of the semester draws closer, registration for the new semester approaches. Academic advisers saw over 300 students this week and will continue to take appointments. Registration for spring classes opens Oct. 30. Academic advising recommends that students schedule their advising appointment as soon as possible, regardless of any holds […]

Students flooded with questions as water line bursts in residence hall

By Brianna Rodriguez On Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m., a water line broke on the fourth floor of Residence Hall One, causing flooding and water damage to rooms throughout the building. According to students, the flooding began after a case of water fell behind a refrigerator in one of the rooms. The case hit the […]

Military Success Center provides second home for veterans

By Brianna Rodriguez Anyone who enters the Military and Veterans Success Center is immediately greeted with the phrase “welcome home.” Many students who qualify for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits have experienced the hardships of deployment. Veterans spend months dedicating their time away from their family to serve. Spouses and dependents experience the […]

Glazing up new doughnut concept

By Brianna Rodriguez Donut Freak makes the concept of eating doughnuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner possible. Think doughnut sandwiches. Think delectable and delicious. The doughnut shop opened its doors in August as an extension of Genaro Cafe on Central Avenue, and the merging of coffee and doughnuts was created. The concept, however, did not […]