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The Power of Perception

In my first class of my freshman year of college about a decade ago, the professor wrote on the board, “What we believe to be true becomes true in its consequence.” This statement follows me, still. If we believe we are victims, we are victimized. If we believe we are wronged, we feel wronged. We […]

The Chihuly Collection moves, expands

The Morean Arts Center’s permanent collection of work by internationally recognized glass artist Dale Chihuly will move from Beach Drive to a new and larger space on the 700 block of Central Avenue. Construction of the new building is underway, with completion expected by fall 2016. In its current location at 400 Beach Drive, the […]

Tuition hikes: In Canada, they prompt protest

In March 2012 university students in Montreal reacted to a proposed tuition hike of $1,242 over six years. A month later, around half of the student population was on strike. Smoke bombs disrupted 300,000 commuters on the Metro, and students were beaten and arrested at what started as peaceful demonstrations. Their signs read: “For Sale: […]

Keep St. Pete Lit offers free writing workshops

Where good writers can get better. A local nonprofit that offers professional-level writing workshops – at no cost – has had more than 250 participants since June. Keep St. Pete Lit’s mission is to “celebrate and promote the area’s literary community,” said co-founder Maureen McDole, 40, who started the organization in August 2013. McDole, a […]

Get off the couch and change the world—for college credit

Twenty-five community partners will be present to seduce students into creating change in their community during the Civic Engagement Fair. The fair will take place alongside the Get On Board event Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Harborwalk from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many USF St. Petersburg courses –exactly 100 last semester– include a civic engagement […]

Opinion: Nude: exploring new territory

Local lore tells of a nude beach at the northern-most tip of Fort Desoto Beach.  When I moved here seven years ago, my new friends described a place that sounded like paradise.  A recent refugee of the Bible Belt, a place where one could bask openly in God’s glorious light with nothing to cover one’s […]