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Students perform in honor of Black History Month

The USFSP Gospel Choir sang “Wade in the Water,” a popular spiritual, while chained to one another on the floor of the stage, a vivid resemblance of the 12.5 million slave ships that transported captured Africans from various African nations from 1525 to 1866. This performance was in observation of this year’s Black History Showcase […]

African-American protest albums you should know

This African-American history month, let’s discover new literature, music and film together. Every week in February I am going to search for new material by African-American writers, performers and musicians. I am doing this to help reinforce the idea that white people, myself included, need to listen to voices that don’t sound like our own. […]

Schoolwork stressing you out? Try adopting a dog

After extracurriculars, school work, a part-time job and balancing a social life, there’s absolutely no room for anything else. Getting a dog is the last thing on anyone’s mind. Entering the sixth week of classes, it’s clear that some students are already feeling the pressure of a heavy workload. Fighting that loneliness after hours of […]

African-American History Month: Reading Recommendations

This African-American history month, let’s discover new literature, music and film together. Every week for the month of February I am going to actively search for new material by African-American writers, performers and musicians to share. I am doing this to help reinforce the idea that white people, myself included, need to listen to voices […]

USFSP grad launches vintage apparel business and fashion line

[Courtesy of Tim Fanning | The Crow’s Nest] Fresh Thrifts: USFSP marketing graduate Alessandro Cocozza poses in front of his growing inventory. Under the name Worldthrift, alumnus Alessandro Cocozza hopes to sew together the seams of his first business. Cocozza, 24, graduated from the Kate Tiedemann College of Business with a marketing degree in December. Since […]

“Fences” explores family and race in Midcentury America

“Fences” is a fierce and moving film that honors the men and women that people never talk about: the people that were invisible. In an industry dominated by superhero and white entrepreneur biographical dramas, Denzel Washington, who directs and stars in the film, gives a revival of playwright August Wilson’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning screenplay, “Fences”. […]

Sunshine City needs more green, gets more grey

Last October, a 6,500-pound wrecking ball pulverized sections of the 1920’s style Pheil hotel, on the Central Avenue 400 block, clearing way for yet another superstructure in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. For years the property remained in limbo, while the surrounding area flourished with new retail, restaurants, residential towers, and craft breweries. “St. […]