Student Sean “Smurph” Murphy seeks career as rap star

Under the moniker “Smurph,” Sean Murphy hopes to create a lucrative hip-hop career. A career that started in his USF St. Petersburg dorm during the summer of 2015. Murphy, 20, didn’t start college with an interest in rap. The mass communications major found his calling after listening to beats made by Martin “Mak” Kelly, his […]

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is sinfully good

Minimalists enjoy the finer things in life

Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus lived wealthy lives. They had six-figure jobs, new cars and lived in houses with more rooms than people. But they weren’t happy. “I was living the ‘American dream,’ but that wasn’t my dream,” said Millburn. “I wasn’t concentrating on what was important.” After losing his mother and his marriage in […]

Review: Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso

Rivals, friends and legends are right here in St. Petersburg. The works of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali are being shown side by side at the Dali Museum. The Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso exhibit is organized by the Dali Museum and the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, with loans from 22 institutions and private collections. After the journey […]

Take a bite of the latest Apple

It’s late September, which can only mean one thing in the tech world: Apple has released their new iPhone. As usual with the new model of iPhone, the screen is bigger and the processor is newer and stronger. Before I go any deeper into this review, I feel I should write this disclaimer: I am […]

Whisked away to Wizarding World

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expanded into the latest magical experience, Diagon Alley. Inside of Universal Studios, a London replica teases into the magic waiting at the wizarding entrance familiar to Harry Potter fans. Brick walls give the illusion of walking through a wall, separating the Muggles into the “wizarding” world. You can feel […]