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Science Fest and MarineQuest bring zest to campus

By Michael Moore Jr. Several kids gather around the back of a rescue truck, pulling on a piece of tarp. They hoist a manatee out on a stretcher before gently setting it on the ground. Upon closer inspection, the manatee more closely resembles a leather couch with eyes. It was stitched together by a local […]

President defends ouster of chancellor

By Michael Moore Jr. A national search to find a new regional chancellor will begin next August, 11 months after Sophia Wisniewksa was ousted for the way she handled Hurricane Irma. That announcement came Friday as USF system President Judy Genshaft broke a silence of nearly three weeks and met with faculty, staff and students […]

Are you prepared?

By Michael Moore Jr. Four big screens line the near walls. The two smallest display CNN and NBC News, another depicts security feeds from around campus. But the biggest shows a live weather radar map of the Tampa Bay region. This is the emergency operations center. It is filled with phone jacks and conference phones […]

Student attacked in parking garage sues for negligence

By Michael Moore Jr. When the student got into the elevator on the ground floor of the university parking garage one afternoon last year, a man she did not know was already there. As the elevator began ascending, she told police, she felt uneasy. And when she turned around, she saw that the man behind […]

Letter from the editor: A paper for students, by students

By Michael Moore Jr. Dear students, Fall semester is upon us. The dog days of summer are almost over, the new academic school year is set to begin and your local campus newspaper is back. My name is Michael, and I’m the editor-in-chief of The Crow’s Nest, a paper written and edited by students for […]

Growing green: Campus to introduce greenhouse for research, growth

USF St. Petersburg’s future is looking a whole lot greener because a greenhouse could soon be coming to campus. While the project does not have a completion date, $25,000 was approved from an administrative fund in addition to a $5000 contribution from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute. According to Alana Todd, who spearheaded the […]

Feelin’ the chemistry: Science-lovers unite in support of research

“Science is Not a Liberal Conspiracy,” read one sign. “Make America Think Again” and “Grab Her By The Data” read two others. Thousands gathered at Poynter Park on Earth Day, April 22, for the March for Science. Teachers, students and scientists took to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg to show their support for evidence-based […]

Bulls spring into action in upcoming season preview

This weekend saw the USF football team return to the field — a soccer field, that is. The annual spring game was held at Corbett Stadium in front of a packed audience. The scrimmage featured the green team, lead by sophomore quarterback Brett Kean, defeating freshman quarterback Chris Oladkun’s white team 15-14. The friendly exhibition […]

United Airlines picks pilots over paying passengers

When you spend hundreds of dollars on a plane ticket, you generally do so under the assumption that you won’t be violently dragged off the plane for no good reason. Yet this appears to be a specialty of sorts for United Airlines. When the story of Dr. David Dao being forcibly removed from a United […]

Review: The future of podcasting is here, and it’s “S-Town”

If you haven’t listened to an entire podcasts series in a single day, you haven’t lived. That is the conclusion I’ve come to after binging “S-Town,” the critically acclaimed narrative podcast brought to you by the creators of “This American Life” and “Serial.” Unlike its predecessors, all seven episodes were released simultaneously on Tuesday, April […]