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The Reef aquarium struggles to stay afloat

Water quality issues, disease outbreaks and aggression among inhabitants plague The Reef’s aquarium. Above the tank hangs a plaque that reads, “Let this aquarium remind us of the importance of marine life to Florida and the Tampa Bay area.” The 1,100-gallon saltwater aquarium was originally installed in 2013, funded by Duke Energy and Student Government […]

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Food Recovery Club gathers leftover food, changes lives

Twice a week, anxious students gather on the benches outside of the USC. They head inside right before The Reef closes at 9 p.m. If you’re not paying attention, you might miss them before they disappear into the kitchen. Hats-on-head and gloves-in-hand, they stand in front of giant plastic containers and coolers. An employee brings […]

More turmoil in SG: VP-elect abruptly resigns

College of Business student passes away

Maxim Malygin (above), a senior studying finance in the Kate Tiedemann College of Business, passed away Feb. 6. Sophia Wisniewska, USF St. Petersburg’s regional chancellor, announced Maxim’s death in an email to employees Feb. 28. Polina Pridanova, a close friend, told The Crow’s Nest, that Malygin was passionate about travel and meeting new people. She […]

More turmoil in SG: VP-elect abruptly resigns

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 […]

More turmoil in SG: VP-elect abruptly resigns

Student Affairs restructure adds more voice to student issues

Two weeks ago, Dr. Patricia Helton (above), the regional vice chancellor of Student Affairs, reorganized the Student Affairs Department. These changes, implemented Feb. 20, were meant to better facilitate the administration’s discussions over issues affecting students. The restructure appointed various members of the administration to positions that now report directly to Helton. One result of […]

More turmoil in SG: VP-elect abruptly resigns

Election results are in, Student Government fills 11 seats

This year, 650 students voted in the election, nearly twice as many as the fall semester. The total student population, including graduate and non-degree seeking students is 4,475. The election results were announced on March 2 in the Reef by Shannon Scanlon, Student Government’s supervisor of elections. Each of the students running for a senate […]

More turmoil in SG: VP-elect abruptly resigns