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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 […]

The Two Sides of Frida Kahlo: Exhibit to Open at Dali Saturday

Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits blend magical symbolism with emotional defiance. Her stern features unapologetically tell of the inner turmoil and pain she suffered throughout her life. A pain that, in some paintings, manifests as symbols ranging from animals to shapeless masses that both torture and comfort her.  André Breton, a French writer, poet and the founder […]

Food, Music, Culture, Et Cultura

Lea Umberger stared in disbelief at the sheer number of people walking down Baum Avenue Saturday night. Located off Central Avenue near the Green Bench Brewing Co., thousands of people gathered at Et Cultura, a local festival that celebrates St. Petersburg’s creative culture. Umberger worked tirelessly since January planning the 5-day event. “We wanted to […]

Taking Responsibility For Spread of Fake News

While seeking a scapegoat for the election of Donald Trump, people on the internet railed against the hand that feeds: social media sites. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has been forced to respond to the allegations that the lack of responsible policing over false news has lead voters astray. Critics said that the clickbait […]

Sexual Harassment Incident Led To Ouster Of Top Academic Officer

Dr. Han Reichgelt was ousted as the university’s top academic administrator in February 2015 after he propositioned a female professor and made sexually offensive remarks. The abrupt departure of Reichgelt, just eight months after he was hired, has been shrouded in secrecy since he was transferred to a nine-month online teaching post in the College […]

Protesters Against Trump March To Williams Park

By Devin Rodriguez drodriguez7@mail.usf.edu Over 1,000 people gathered at Demens Landing near campus to march in protest against President-Elect Donald Trump. Protest leaders called the St. Petersburg Police Department before they began at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Then marched across Beach Drive and up First Avenue N. toward Williams Park. The group announced before […]

Attaining Affordable Health Care Chronicles (Part One)

By Devin Rodriguez drodriguez7@mail.usf.edu I am 25 years old and uninsured. This may be a surprising fact after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed Obamacare, signed into law in 2010. The action allowed people under the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ health care plans, among a number of other […]

Beer, Billiards and Super Mario Bros. — What’s Not To Love?

As a kid, nothing was worse than when my little brother angrily pulled the controller cord out of our clear green N64 as I pulled into first place on Star Road. Mario Kart is a contentious and divisive game. Now, over a decade later, there is rarely a time my brother and I can get […]

Congressman Lewis Reinforces Importance of Voting

The iconic civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis, spoke on campus Wednesday to urge students to get out and vote. Lewis, 72, a Democrat who represents Georgia’s 5th congressional district, told students that their right to vote was special. “The right to vote is precious and to vote is almost sacred. It is the most […]