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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 […]

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Senior business management hopeful for Council seat

By Dinorah Prevost Another USF St. Petersburg student is vying for a City Council seat this November. Jerick Johnston, 21, a senior business management major, is running for St. Petersburg City Council’s District 4 seat against popular incumbent Darden Rice.   This run is Johnston’s first venture into politics. A St. Petersburg native, he is running […]

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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 […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

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 […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news