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Hazing hurts sailors last semester

Several members of the women’s sailing team were suspended for two semesters last year after a university investigation concluded they were guilty of hazing younger teammates. Coach Allison Jolly said the students – all juniors – were suspended at the beginning of the 2016 spring semester. They were allowed to return at the beginning of […]

STING RAY students fight for right to walk at graduation

Students from the Project 10 STING RAY stood next to a picnic table outside of the Campus Grind coffee shop. They waited as their names were called to receive a certificate. Last year, this was their graduation. STING RAY is a non-degree seeking program that provides students with intellectual disabilities education in a college environment. […]

James Schnur remains in jail

It’s been 12 days since James Schnur, the special collections librarian, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and bestiality. He remained in the Pinellas County Jail late Sunday. Schnur’s lawyer, Meribeth Wetzel, said that her office has not yet scheduled a bail hearing. She did not wish to provide further comment. The […]

Editorial: Group projects, the bane of college existence

There’s always an awkward silence after a professor opens up the room so students can organize into groups. People shuffle papers, looking around nervously, praying that they have one reliable acquaintance in the room. It’s even worse for the introvert who has to sit there realizing they spent the whole semester avoiding eye contact, and […]

Arrest of beloved librarian leaves campus reeling in shock, sadness

In 25 years as a student, teacher and librarian, James Anthony Schnur became one of the university’s most respected figures. As a student, he was a campus leader and author of a much-admired master’s thesis. As a teacher and librarian, he helped countless students and faculty on research projects. And as a champion of the […]

MFA welcomes spring with floral arrangements

Elegant blossoms and bouquets breathed new life into the collection of artwork at the Museum of Fine Arts. The event celebrated the unique perspective flowers provide to artistic classics. The museum hosted its 20th annual Art in Bloom event over the weekend, inviting artists to reimagine 40 works from its collection. Professional florists, hobbyists and […]

College of Business student passes away

Maxim Malygin (above), a senior studying finance in the Kate Tiedemann College of Business, passed away Feb. 6. Sophia Wisniewska, USF St. Petersburg’s regional chancellor, announced Maxim’s death in an email to employees Feb. 28. Polina Pridanova, a close friend, told The Crow’s Nest, that Malygin was passionate about travel and meeting new people. She […]

Fast-paced, cut & paste college competition at Cage Brewing

Armed with a pair of scissors and magazines, Sierra Schneider, an alumna of USF St. Petersburg’s graphic design program, had just 30 minutes to make something beautiful. She struggled through pages and pages of pictures and text while considering the prompt the judges gave her —  the future. Then she found it: a picture of […]

10 things you forgot you did on St. Patrick’s Day

We’ve been there. Waking up to a searing pain pulsing through your forehead. That guaranteed hangover cure your friend swears by. The greasy breakfast, painkillers and coffee. St. Patrick’s Day is rough. Green beer, whiskey shots and swarms of people downtown with the mutual purpose of delightfully drunk debauchery. We, here at The Crow’s Nest, […]

Election results are in, Student Government fills 11 seats

This year, 650 students voted in the election, nearly twice as many as the fall semester. The total student population, including graduate and non-degree seeking students is 4,475. The election results were announced on March 2 in the Reef by Shannon Scanlon, Student Government’s supervisor of elections. Each of the students running for a senate […]