Articles by: Chelsea Tatham

Opinion: Bright Futures creates unfair standards and dim futures

March 24, 2014 4:37 pm
Opinion: Bright Futures creates unfair standards and dim futures

Gov. Rick Scott is talking up his goals of limiting college tuition increases and his “$10,000 bachelor’s degrees,” and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is, again, investigating Bright Futures scholarships. I’m sure many students laugh out loud at the idea of paying only $10,000 for a […]

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Opinion: Modesty or suppression of natural instincts?

March 17, 2014 5:41 pm
Opinion: Modesty or suppression of natural instincts?

Watch out, ladies. If you’re walking the streets of Arkansas and hear someone whisper “Nike,” you’re probably dressed too immodestly. The oldest Duggar sisters from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” released their first book in the beginning of March filled with some of the women’s “dark” secrets and their experiences […]

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Opinion: The truth ‘evolves’

February 13, 2014 1:46 pm
Opinion: The truth ‘evolves’

For the first 14 years of my life, the stories of the Bible were the only foundation for my beliefs. I refused to believe anything else because I was never taught anything else. When I was young, I took the stories of Moses and Noah as pure fact and memorized […]

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Experienced required: lots of it

November 25, 2013 1:43 pm
Experienced required: lots of it

That $20,000 piece of paper presented to you at graduation is not a golden ticket for a job. Your clean cut, free of spelling errors, beautifully decorated resume and cover letter will not get you a call for an interview. Most job and internship applications don’t even have sections asking […]

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No challenge too great

November 18, 2013 10:31 pm
No challenge too great

Three days after education student Dwayne Scheuneman, 44, broke his neck in a pool diving accident, paralyzing him from the chest down, he woke up in the hospital to his friend saying, “Game on.” “I didn’t think too much about the future … I took it one day at a time,” Scheuneman said […]

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Embracing the flaws of my hometown

November 4, 2013 7:24 pm

A dirty bar bathroom in Ybor, beer-soaked streets the morning after First Friday in St. Petersburg, cheap, greasy hot dog stands on every corner downtown, the smell of red tide coming from Spa Beach – these things have nothing on New Orleans. A recent journalism conference hosted by the Associated […]

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Student’s dreams, out of this world

October 1, 2013 7:57 pm
Student’s dreams, out of this world

At 2 years old, Joey Vars picked up his first toy rockets, and never put them down. His love for space “just sort of happened” when his parents noticed him playing with the space toys more than the Tonka trucks and Hot Wheels cars, and continued to supply him with […]

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Meet the boss: Chancellor Wisniewska

September 3, 2013 11:31 pm
Meet the boss: Chancellor Wisniewska

Sophia Wisniewska knew from a young age that she’d grow up to be a world traveler and studier of languages. Now, the multilingual, health enthusiast, self-described Pink Floyd nut has settled down in the Sunshine State as the regional chancellor for USF St. Petersburg. Wisniewska grew up on a farm in Poland, where […]

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Florida a source of unusual circumstance, humor

April 22, 2013 1:22 pm

  It’s been a rough week for America — the bombings in Boston, the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas and while the families of victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy were in attendance, the U.S. Senate failed to vote in a law that requires background checks for gun purchasers […]

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Recent grads sowed own opportunities

September 9, 2012 9:21 pm
Recent grads sowed own opportunities

After walking across the stage during commencement at Mahaffey Theater, two recent graduates found something a majority of their cohort will not—jobs. Both were serious students, but they don’t credit their unlikely success to the classroom. Instead, involvement, networking and being prepared when opportunity arrived were the keys to transitioning […]

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