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Eat chicken or chickpeas, either works for me!

One day, around three years ago, I decided to go vegan. I had absolutely no idea what it meant or what it entailed but I was up for the challenge. My first go around lasted about three months until I was defeated by a giant piece of cheese pizza and three scoops of delicious chocolate […]

Review: “Santa Clarita Diet” consists of human flesh and hilarity

Everybody dies but not everybody lives. This may be true, however, what if it took dying to finally bring somebody to life? Now, this notion may sound impractical but in the case of the Netflix Original Series  “Santa Clarita Diet” that is exactly what happens. Drew Barrymore plays a woman who lives a life marked […]

Review: “Come and Gone,” but not forgotten

The moment Calvin M. Thompson fell to the ground in a fit of convulsions, I knew that “Jo Turner’s Come and Gone” was far more than a simple lighthearted production. Patrons sat on the edge of their seats as they hung to every word in the tenth and final installment of the August Wilson Century […]

DeVos nomination facing difficult partisan divide

Betsy DeVos, Michigan billionaire, is set to become the next Secretary of Education, despite strong opposition from the American people. At the strange hour of 6:30 a.m. this past Friday the Senate met to vote on the DeVos nomination. The vote was split down the middle at 52-48 with the majority of members voting with […]

St. Petersburg Women’s March draws record crowd of 20,000

Over 20,000 women and men came together to flood the streets of St. Petersburg on Saturday in solidarity for women’s rights. Among the sea of women and men is Lauren Conzelman, 20-year-old USF St. Petersburg student, who stood out in her vibrant lavender “Rosie the Riveter” shirt. “I’m marching not only for women’s rights, but […]