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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 […]

A picture worth a 1000 miles: MFA hosts road trip exhibit

The road trip is an American rite of passage: grabbing a few close friends, piling into a beat up van and hitting the road, seeking adventure. The development of expansive, long-running highways and improvements to the automobile has popularized the American road trip. In a matter of days, one could go from the Gulf Coast […]

Meet the senate candidates

Student senators represent the student body as a whole. They are required to attend general assembly meetings and be a part of at least two unique senate committees. Senate members hold discussions regarding some important matters that influence student life on campus and they help determine the money given to clubs and organizations for events […]

Meet the presidential candidates

Student body president and vice president campaigns started Monday, Feb. 20. As leader of the executive branch, the president is a fundamental role in the allocation of the activities and service fee budget. The vice president heads communication between the student body and the rest of the executive branch. Below are excerpts from interviews with […]

Further muddling a mystery: Student Government leaders resign

Six months after they mysteriously took leaves of absence, the president and vice president of Student Government have resigned. Ziya Kardas, who was elected president last spring, did not announce or explain his resignation, which first came up at a Student Government meeting on Jan. 30. A week later, Vice President Gina Rotunno also resigned. […]

Buddhist monks create temporary beauty

Four Buddhist monks sat cross-legged around an intricate sand mandala that they crafted one grain at a time. Light pours into the room through a large window facing Central Avenue, bathing a cobalt blue colored mat in the sunshine. Against the wall, presiding over the creation is a picture of the 14th Dalai Lama. Depicted […]

Sailing students take Kennedy Cup from Navy

Sitting in class, Andrew “Ty” Baird listened to another student complain about the lack of competitive sports on campus. Baird sighed and lifted his USF sailing backpack, but didn’t say a word. It’s a comment he’s heard too many times. “We’re literally out there all the time,” Baird said. “I mean, have you been on […]

Stand with government leaks and whistleblowers

Former President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning during his final days in office. Manning was serving a 35-year sentence, the longest ever given to a whistleblower. She has already served seven years of her prison term. Now, she will be released May 17 of this year. The commutation is a […]

Lynn Pippenger Hall officially opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEVIN RODRIGUEZ | THE CROW’S NEST From Left to Right: Sridhar Sundaram, dean of the College of Business; State Sen. Jack Latvala; Ellen Cotton, USFSP donor; Stephanie Goforth, campus board chair; Kate Tiedmann, College of Business donor, Lynn Pippenger, whom the building is named after; Judy Genshaft, USF system president; Sophia Wisniewska, […]

The Lost Boy Who Grew Up

Peter Pan told Wendy that she could get to Neverland if she followed “the second star to the right, and straight on til morning.” It’s a place where the lost boys choose to never grow up. It’s also the name of Kerry Courtney’s indie-rock group, Goodnight Neverland. Courtney came up with the name during a […]