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Total eclipse of the heart, university falls in love

From The Tavern to outside Harbor Hall, students, faculty and staff craned their necks toward the sky on the first day of class. Check out our photo gallery, and some of the highlights of the eclipse. By Timothy Fanning If you missed the eclipse today on campus, don’t worry, you only have to wait six […]

Admins inquire about newspaper, oversight in question

By Timothy Fanning & Dinorah Prevost The new University Student Center was opening five years ago when The Crow’s Nest began publishing stories that raised questions about the way the facility was being financed. The reaction of university administrators was quick and fierce. Editors Christopher Guinn and Ren LaForme went to the Tampa campus expecting […]

Beyond rumors: Are intercollegiate sports coming to USFSP?

Alongside larger players like the Rays and the Rowdies, USF St. Petersburg hopes to introduce a sports team it can call its own. After years of circulating rumors of future intercollegiate sports on campus, it seems that the university is finally ready to commit, according to Vice Chancellor Dr. Patricia Helton. Beginning this year, the […]

More turmoil in SG: VP-elect abruptly resigns

By: Anna Bryson (annabryson@mail.usf.edu) & Tim Fanning (tfanning@mail.usf.edu) Just seven weeks after he was elected, the vice president-elect of Student Government has resigned. In a one-sentence email announcing his resignation on April 17, Samuel Goetz offered no reason for his decision. Earlier this month, he had cited academic reasons in explaining why he took a leave […]

Bursts of color to celebrate Holi Hai spring festival

“We have 700 packets of colored powder to go through, y’all,” shouted DJ Silencer over the booming Bollywood music. “We are going to turn USF into a rainbow, but don’t worry because the color will come off in the wash.” Six students in white T-shirts stood ready on each side of the harbor lawn, their […]

Senators graded, most pass

The senators elected to USF St. Petersburg Student Government are supposed to represent the student body in their meetings. But they can’t do that if they don’t show up. According to section 5.1 of the Senate Rules of Procedures 2015-2016, members are expected to attend all meetings of the General Assembly and their two assigned […]

Final budget calls for $78,344 in Student Government salaries

Eighteen students who hold positions in Student Government stand to receive a total of $78,344 in salaries in 2017-2018 under a final budget approved April 3 by the student senate. Thirteen of the 18 are in the executive branch, including incoming SG President David Thompson, who is budgeted to receive $10,687, and incoming Vice President […]

Nautical Troupe washes confusion and excitement ashore

Three aerialists suspended high in the air traverse smooth and shimmering strips of red fabric draped above the deck of the Amara Zee. The cirque-style aerial show was complete with video projections and special effects, all aboard the 85-foot replica of a 19th-century sailing barge owned by the Caravan Stage Company. Titled “Nomadic Tempest,” the […]

Slash & Earn: Student Government proposes new budget plan

The Campus Recreation department and Office of Multicultural Affairs stand to get more money next year under a spending plan tentatively approved by Student Government leaders last week. But The Crow’s Nest and Student Government itself would see the largest budget cuts. At issue is the $3.3 million that USF St. Petersburg students are expected […]

A Tale of 3 Cities

Spring break is a time to get away, literally. Bogged down by homework, exams and studying, the students deserve the weeklong exodus of responsibility that takes them out into the world, or onto the couch. Three Crow’s Nest writers traveled to different parts of the world and brought back the story of their travels. Tim, […]