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Opinion: Disney films cut life short

This is your only warning. Disney fans, get away from this column if you are easily offended. If you plan to see Big Hero 6 or haven’t seen all of the latest flicks, leave. After this paragraph, I will launch into a series of spoilers that may be upsetting to you. Disney has given me […]

Opinion: BLUE makes waves in St. Pete

St. Petersburg is making waves again, and this time, the current is felt all around the world. The city hosted the Blue Ocean Film Festival and climate summit. The conference, which ran from Nov. 3-9, aimed to educate the general public about the issues facing the ocean, and served as an industry conference to collaborate […]

Opinion: My pride for Pete

Home to the largest pride parade in the state of Florida, St. Petersburg just received a score of 100 percent for its support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Last year, the city received 66 points for its support. This clearly changed over the last 12 months and it is something the whole […]

Editorial: University: amend our speech codes

We have administrators who value students’ freedom of speech. But our current speech codes, if put into the wrong hands, could threaten students’ freedoms. Freedom of speech is one of the most precious things about being American. We’re not just saying this because we’re journalists. Freedom of speech goes beyond the glamorous portrayal you see […]

Opinion: We’re not written in the stars

Your health, prosperity and love-life can be foretold in just around 100 characters – whether you’ll fail or succeed, if you should seek romance or lie low for some time. Your future foreseen with the touch of a button. These predictions are all over the media and are growing exceedingly accessible to anybody who will […]

Opinion: Knowing myself changed by goals

I didn’t always want to leave St. Petersburg. In an eighth grade class project about my future goals, I wanted to study biology, attend the University of South Florida, and work at a zoo. Maybe I’d buy a house in Gulfport and enjoy the weekends near the beach. I’d write about it, and maybe that […]

Editorial: Freedom of the press alive at USFSP

At a university in Oklahoma, student government senators paused their senate meeting because they wanted ice cream. We aren’t kidding. All the senators got up, walked to their cafeteria and got the ice cream. Then they reconvened the meeting. But then they realized they forgot the spoons. So every single senator in the room got […]