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The ‘Guy’ comes to campus

Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey spent five years with a team of shark geneticists, researchers and trackers tagging, pursuing, studying and analyzing the patterns of migration for tiger sharks. The research collected is revealed in Harvey’s latest documentary, “Tiger Shark Express,” which he will present at USF St. Petersburg on Wednesday Sept. 11. […]

The Freshman Diaries

Editor’s note: A lot has changed at USF St. Petersburg in the last few years, but the confusion, excitement, nervousness and eventual complacence that come with one’s first week as a bull have remained constant. The week of Aug. 25 – 30, The Crow’s Nest sent five freshman contributors out on their first assignment — […]

Study spots: looks beyond the library

For as long as there have been annoying roommates, there have been college students trying to find a better place to study than their dorm or apartment. We know the feeling, so we’ve assembled this list of the perfect places around campus to escape the madness of your hostile living environment. PRW Building “Gathering Room” […]

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 she helped pick fruits and […]

RHO vandals start early

Crumpled up di-cut letters and informational flyers littered the floors in Residence Hall One last week after someone ripped the material off resident assistant bulletin boards, committing an act of vandalism on the first day of classes. Reports of damages to boards on the first, fourth and sixth floors were made on Tuesday, Aug. 27. According to RHO […]

Community classroom will expand local economy

An interactive project and community classroom called the Greenhouse reaches out to fruitful or fledgling businesses in Midtown, Childs Park and other neighborhoods in St. Petersburg with the intent of fostering growth in companies large and small and expanding the local economy. Since July 9, entrepreneurial minds from the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, USF St. […]

Use your voice, not your Facebook status

Students who actually pay attention to campus happenings are hard to come by. At USF St. Petersburg, there are three kinds of students — those who care, those who don’t and those who go on novel-length Facebook rants complaining about something that did or didn’t happen when it’s already way too late to make a […]

Tuition: more fees, fewer payment options

Students paying tuition with a credit card will now face extra fees at the checkout, and those planning on using VISA will have to find an alternative payment method altogether. As of Aug. 15, the entire USF system no longer accepts VISA for payment of tuition. Though American Express, MasterCard and Discover can still be […]

Dreams of a “Music Mansion” for St. Petersburg

Imagine a Willy Wonka who craved concerts over confection, and built his factory to suit. Thomas Nestor and Eric Ihlenfeldt, two St. Petersburg music enthusiasts, have just such a dream, and they have started a collective called Historic St. Pete Inc. to see it through.

USFSP hosts mayoral forum

Seats were filled in City Hall as USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska shook hands with mayoral candidates. Political gabbers and aspirers listened attentively as candidates traded jabs and thoughts on the fate of St. Petersburg for the first debate, hosted by USFSP. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Frank Biafora, moderated […]