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In St. Pete, everyday is a good day to be a ‘Burger

By Noel Mullins Around 500 people filled the State Theatre on Central Avenue to celebrate the 5th Annual Good ‘Burger Awards on Thursday. The award ceremony honored area businesses, organizations or individuals in greater St. Petersburg making a positive impact in the community This year, the event featured food tastings from six local eateries, with […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Alum and graduate student fall short in race for City Council seat

USF St. Petersburg alum Corey Givens Jr. and graduate student James Scott ran, but failed to grab the City Council’s district 6 seat. By Dinorah Prevost In Tuesday’s primary election, alum Corey Givens Jr. and graduate student James Scott fell short with their campaigns for St. Petersburg City Council’s District 6 seat. Local businessman Justin […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

University librarian accused of child porn possession has resigned

By Timothy Fanning James Anthony Schnur, a longtime librarian and historian at the university who was arrested on child pornography charges last spring, has resigned. Court records indicate he was released from jail May 25 on a much-reduced $150,000 bond. The defense motioned to reduce the bond, arguing that Schnur had no prior record and posed […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Uhuru candidates push against white nationalism and racism

By Anna Bryson Protesters gathered in front of St. Petersburg City Hall Wednesday in the wake of the recent violence between white nationalist protesters and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Va. The rally, organized by Communities United for Reparations and Economic Development (CURED), marched from City Hall on Fifth Street N to the Police Department on […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Parking meter rates increase 50 percent over summer

By Anna Bryson If you’re just back in town for the fall semester, you are bound to notice one big change in downtown St. Petersburg: Parking prices in the area have jumped 50 percent. The city increased the $1 an hour parking meter rate to $1.50 on Beach Drive, and ended free parking on Central […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Graduate student campaigns for City Council seat

In the crowd celebrating Earth Day and marching for science on Saturday was James Scott, who bounced from person to person asking what they want to see in local government. “There’s a learning curve to really finding out what the public wants, but it’s worth it in the long run,” said Scott. Scott, 29, announced […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Feelin’ the chemistry: Science-lovers unite in support of research

“Science is Not a Liberal Conspiracy,” read one sign. “Make America Think Again” and “Grab Her By The Data” read two others. Thousands gathered at Poynter Park on Earth Day, April 22, for the March for Science. Teachers, students and scientists took to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg to show their support for evidence-based […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

App provides students with resources for sexual assault

Dealing with sexual assault alone is terrifying. But you don’t have to. There are numerous resources for survivors of sexual assault. Reach Out Editions is an app developed by Capptivation that aggregates them all. It is available for free on Android and iOS devices. Reach Out Editions began when four recent college graduates sat together […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Alum seeks vacant downtown City Council seat

Growing up, Corey Givens Jr. heard about how St. Petersburg used to be from his grandmother. She couldn’t go downtown after dark, she said, and her family was not allowed to swim at the whites-only Spa Beach on the approach to the Municipal Pier. Now, two generations later, Givens is running for the District 6 […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester

Fight against ALS continues after Ice Bucket Challenge

You might recall a few years ago when social media feeds were flooded with videos of people dumping buckets of ice cold water over their heads. These participants were working to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal neurological condition affecting nerves and muscles commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. […]

In hopes to maintain ‘sense of normalcy’ after Irma, USF System doesn’t extend Fall semester