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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a senior majoring in journalism and media studies.

‘Bayboro Blonde’ guide dog illness leads to early retirement

Alberta, the yellow Labrador, has become widely known on campus. She is the face of the Bayboro Blonde Ale, a beer 3 Daughters Brewing renamed for the 50th anniversary celebration of USF St. Petersburg. And her blond fur matches the hair of her human partner – USFSP journalism and media studies chairwoman, Dr. Deni Elliott. […]

Internships: A necessity in the job market

Olivia Leal had an internship at Project Return, a company focused on improving the lives of those recovering from mental illness. The USF Tampa student obtained the position obtained the position through a field-placement class required for her minor in behavioral healthcare. Leal said the internship was a great experience and furthered her interest in […]

After the campus garden was demolished, club starts larger project

Last year, Dylan Canady approached the Bayboro Garden to prepare for a meeting and found the area had been fenced off for the construction of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business. With the area off limits, no one could access or care for the 19-raised-bed garden and without proper notice, nothing could be transplanted. “All […]

‘Gluten-free’ isn’t always healthier

Deep red pockets of blood raised and blistered the surface of my mother’s skin. It itched profusely. But the rash was just a warning for the illness inside her body. A common ingredient in everyday food was damaging her small intestine – gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley, oats and rye. After numerous […]

Campus MovieFest comes to USFSP

Student filmmakers have a chance to go to Hollywood. Campus MovieFest (CMF) – the self-proclaimed largest student film festival – will be making a stop at USF St. Petersburg for a week of movie-making. All USFSP students are welcome to participate and will have from Feb. 17 to Feb. 23 to create a five-minute film. […]

Study abroad this summer – gain knowledge, see world

  Learn a language through cultural immersion, taste cuisine in France and Germany or study business in a foreign country. These are just some of the things students can experience while traveling with USF St. Petersburg’s student abroad program. All education abroad trip fees include health insurance, accommodations and program courses with university credit. Airfare, […]

Florida’s first Earthship: incomplete, up for sale

For over a decade, Michael and Denise Pfalzer have worked toward a dream of living completely sustainable in an Earthship – an energy-efficient home constructed from recycled materials such as rubber tires and tin cans, complete with solar-powered electricity and rainwater plumbing. According to the Tampa Tribune, rainwater gathered from the rooftop would be used […]

Entrepreneur student starts a monthly subscription box business – inspired by St. Pete

Two months ago, USF St. Petersburg junior Jamie Doerschuck started her own business. It’s called BurgBox – a monthly subscription that mails Tampa and St. Petersburg-made items. “It’s a little part of the Saturday Morning Market – in a box, delivered to your front door,” Doerschuck said. Each BurgBox is a surprise and will contain […]

The life of Mason Storm Apple

He loved people, music and adventure. Sarai Arias’s heart was racing. Her arms were wrapped tightly around her friend’s waist as he drove his newly purchased 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle.   Then she loosened her grip. Sarai was with Mason, someone she could trust. She had known him her whole life. Mason always put others first. […]

USFSP student dies after motorcycle crash

A 20-year-old student at USF St. Petersburg died last week in a motorcycle accident on an on-ramp to Interstate 275 in north St. Petersburg. Mason Storm Apple of Tampa, a student since 2013, was going north on the interstate entrance ramp from 118th Avenue N during the late hours of Oct. 14 or early Oct. […]