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Alum seeks vacant downtown City Council seat

Growing up, Corey Givens Jr. heard about how St. Petersburg used to be from his grandmother. She couldn’t go downtown after dark, she said, and her family was not allowed to swim at the whites-only Spa Beach on the approach to the Municipal Pier. Now, two generations later, Givens is running for the District 6 […]

Veteran student finds solace in service animal

Anthony Cook celebrated a special birthday last week. Not his, but Grandin’s. Grandin is Cook’s service dog and he turned 2 on Thursday, March 23. Cook honored the black labrador retriever with a trip to the dog park, a new bone and a can of the pup’s favorite dog food. Cook, 29, joined the Army […]

It’s not you, it’s your period: Living with endometriosis

On the third day of my new internship, I lay on the bathroom floor clutching my abdomen, hoping for the pain to subside a little. I was only 2 and a half hours into my shift, but sitting up strained my body too much. This wasn’t the first time that I found myself on the […]

Thompson and Goetz promise real solutions

David Thompson is one step closer to his dream job as president of the United States. On March 2, Thompson watched the election results live stream from class when he learned that he had been elected the student body president. His ticket won with 56 percent of the vote, but Thompson said he knew it was […]

Students find solace in friends during Valentine’s Day

The inevitable red hearts, cards and candy flood shelves as early as New Year’s. Grocery and convenience stores fill up with pink and red decorations, attempting to make even the most bitter soul smile. The holiday has been around for what seems like forever. Really, it’s only been around since the 14th century, but who’s […]

Local vendors and organization congregate downtown for Localtopia

                            A sea of people flooded Williams Park to seek out all things local. They bought soaps, records and art. They ate empanadas, fried chicken and pizza from food trucks. They drank local beers, coffee and kombucha. In its the fourth year, […]

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 […]

Obama fosters Cuba relationship with policy repeal

President Bill Clinton’s 1995 “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which allowed Cuban immigrants to earn citizen rights if they reached U.S. land is no more. Obama announced his decision to repeal the legislation just eight days before President Trump’s inauguration. “Wet foot, dry foot,” allowed any Cuban people who made it to U.S. ground become […]

Food Not Bombs continues to share despite 7 arrests

Just four days after getting handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser for feeding the homeless without a permit, William Payton was at Lykes Gaslight Square Park once again. Payton works with Food Not Bombs, a group that meets in the park Tuesday mornings and Saturday afternoons to feed those experiencing homelessness. […]

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 […]