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Ryan Callihan

Ryan Callihan served as the Managing Editor of The Crow's Nest from August 2016 to May 2017. He is a senior mass communications student and will graduate in December 2017.

Lupe Fiasco’s first solo album wanders aimlessly

After more than six years of disputing with his record label, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco is finally independent. His sixth studio album, DROGAS Light, launched Feb. 10 as his first solo project. Lupe clawed his way out of his contract with Atlantic Records after numerous disputes over musical content and scheduled release dates. Even without […]

St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs to Begin Feb. 15

When more than 50 experts gather in St. Petersburg next week to discuss international affairs, one name is likely to pervade the three-day conference – Donald Trump. The new president has set the world atwitter with his appointments, executive orders and rapid-fire tweets, and few dare to predict what he will do next. “Even relationships […]

Airport runway study nears completion

Proposed Extension: The airport’s main runway runs from left to right in this photo, with one end just across First Street S from the university. The city is studying the feasibility of extending the runway 1,300 to 1,800 feet to the east (right in the photo). [Courtesy of Google Maps] A city study that could […]

The latest on St. Petersburg’s newest attraction: How near is the Pier?

The Pier has been a staple of St. Petersburg for over 125 years, but the city has a history of recreating the icon every now and again. Most recently, an inverted pyramid-style pier sat at the end of Second Avenue NE. Constructed in 1973 and demolished in 2015, the city now hopes to replace the […]

Spring graduation deadline approaching fast, sign up now

Students looking to graduate from USF St. Petersburg after the spring 2017 semester need to act fast. The deadline to apply for graduation is Feb. 3. In order to complete the application, students must log into OASIS using their Net ID and fill out a survey. Make sure to fill out all sections of the […]

Obama sanctions Russia for DNC breach; Trump seeks resolution

With less than a month left in his presidency, President Barack Obama wasn’t done calling the shots. On Dec. 29, the president announced strong sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Democratic National Committee hacks. A breach that revealed private conversations among Democratic Party leaders and stole the group’s research data about President-elect Donald […]

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 […]

America’s Presidential Election Reflects Deeper Problem

By Ryan Callihan ryancallihan@mail.usf.edu On Tuesday night, roughly half of America decided to elect a reality star as the leader of the free world. In other words, America decided that Donald Trump should head our nation for the next four years. Despite winning the popular vote by more than 600,000 votes, Hillary Clinton, the most […]

Veterans Month Offers Tribute, Support for Ex-Military

In 2006, Albert Moreno, an infantryman, left the military on a medical discharge after suffering serious injuries that required facial reconstruction and knee surgery. That year his entire squad was killed in Iraq, and he alone survived. Moreno has tattoos over his chest and arms that he uses to cover the scars he’s incurred throughout […]

Halloween Like a Pro: The Best Candies, Ranked

There are so many different ways to celebrate Halloween: You can trick-or-treat, stay home and pass out candy, attend a party or just stock up on candy and pig out. But which candy is the best candy? This is your definitive guide. 1. Twix The ultimate candy bar. There’s something in it for everyone. Cookie? […]