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From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

By Timothy Fanning One year ago, alumnus Alessandro Cocozza hoped to sew together the seams of his first business, Worldthrift. From the spare room of his home, he built a single pipe rack inventory full of treasures he’d found while scouring thrift stores and bargain bins, local and worldwide. Now business has exploded. He’s had […]

USF Football begins the process of funding 40 million dollar practice stadium

USF Football begins the process of funding 40 million dollar practice stadium

By Alex Eubanks After a record 8 million dollars was donated by Pam and Les Muma, University of South Florida Athletic Director Mark Harlan reviled plans for a new athletic complex for the USF Bulls football program. “We are very excited about the plans for this truly transformational facility, which will provide a world-class training […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Campus powers up new 40 kilowatt solar array carport

Sustainability on campus just got a whole lot brighter. The university unveiled a 40 kilowatt solar array carport on Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony which saw speakers praise sustainable initiatives on campus. The array, which was done in partnership with Duke Energy Florida and was funded by the Student Green Energy Fund, is projected […]

University announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Alumna receives ‘Women of Peace’ award for empowering Latin American women

By Timothy Fanning Vanessa Ferrer spent tireless hours helping to provide opportunities for high education to impoverished and indigenous women in Latin America. For that the USF St. Petersburg alumna received this year’s “Women of Peace” award for co-founding and co-directing Para Adelante, a nonprofit that “provides funding degrees in higher education to impoverished women […]

University announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Business professor uses life lessons to help students expand worldview

By Delaney Brown By day, Tim Curran is the CEO of a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the role of distributors in a healthy technological economy, but by night, he teaches a small group of Master of Business Administration students about the role of managers in the workplace. For some it might be hard to square […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Is Greek life a threat to campus safety?

As universities across the country suspend fraternities and sororities, USFSP aims to bring Greek life to campus. By Emily Wunderlich Despite the shadow cast by Florida State University’s recent ban on Greek life, Student Government still sees a place for it at USF St. Petersburg. “Fraternity and sorority life represents that sense of spirit on […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Sports: a $1.5 million investment

By Delaney Brown and Alex Eubanks Let’s Talk Athletics, a Student Government sponsored forum, aimed to set the record straight on what the $1.5 million campus athletics program would look like. In order to be considered for admission into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and its Sun Conference, the university would be required to finance […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Business student fails to capture City Council seat

By Dinorah Prevost District 4 candidate and USF St. Petersburg student Jerick Johnston fell short in his race against incumbent Darden Rice Tuesday. The incumbent Rice won almost two-thirds of votes cast, 72.64 percent or 41,901 votes, according to the latest results. Johnston, 21, won 27.36 percent of votes or 15,783 votes. This was Johnston’s […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show