Gen Z college grads struggle but remain determined with post-pandemic job hunting  

A typical work-from-home or interview-from-home set up for Gen Z job hopefuls.

Still shaking off the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tampa’s Gen Z graduates are beginning to enter the workforce. But are they ready to face the challenges that await? By Joshua Rivera Community & Culture Beat Reporter TAMPA – From the comfort of her ring-light-lit dining room table, 25-year-old Savannah Miller takes part in an… Continue reading Gen Z college grads struggle but remain determined with post-pandemic job hunting  

Beach volleyball players flock to St. Pete for competition and culture

Beachgoers gather around the St. Pete Waterfront to play volleyball. | | Courtesy of City of St. Pete

By Kendra Reese Community & Culture Beat Reporter Pepê Costa’s journey from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro, where he spent his days in the sun-soaked sand, to his current role as a decorated beach volleyball coach, has been defined by his passion for the sport. Having coached in 49 countries, including professional and Olympic… Continue reading Beach volleyball players flock to St. Pete for competition and culture

From picnics to parking lots

Kirn Vintage Stock (Photographer). (1944). Tailgating 1940s style in Chicago. Courtesy of History.com

The inseparable bond between food and entertainment. By Brittney Rink Food Beat Reporter Throughout history, humans have fostered the connection between food and entertainment. Far beyond the bounds of sports stadiums and concert venues, tailgating has become a classic American tradition that exemplifies the relationship between food and entertainment. The History of Tailgating Harvest festivals… Continue reading From picnics to parking lots

ORCA biodigester removed from USFSP’s Nest. What’s next?

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With the recent removal of biodigester ORCA, the Student Green Energy Fund explores alternative plans to combat food waste on campus. By Katie Sing Community & Culture Beat Reporter The ORCA, a food waste management biodigester, was quietly removed from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s dining facility “The Nest” in early February. Established… Continue reading ORCA biodigester removed from USFSP’s Nest. What’s next?

Seasoned Green’s vegan food truck journey

Season Green owner, Chris Carr, at the Strawberry Festival handing out one of his flavorful vegan meals, Vegan Birria Tacos.

Seasoned Green is breaking stereotypes one meal at a time with their flavorful vegan and vegetarian menu. By Anisha Paudel Community & Culture Beat Reporter In the busy streets of Tampa, where good eats are everywhere, one stands out for its commitment to inclusivity and flavor: Seasoned Green. This vegan and vegetarian food truck isn’t… Continue reading Seasoned Green’s vegan food truck journey

Bulls on Faith: Perspectives from USF’s own in a changing world

Faith is personal, but how does education affect it? From student to staff, each have their own perspective and relationship with higher education and religion By Eaon Hurley Faith Beat Reporter About half of traditional college age people remain stable in their level of religious commitment and practice (or lack of.) About forty percent show… Continue reading Bulls on Faith: Perspectives from USF’s own in a changing world

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Ringling Underground brings the community together through music

The Ringling Museum Courtyard for the Ringling Underground event on February 1st, 2024.

For 12 years the Ringling Museum has united the Sarasota community with their fondness for the arts. By Darialy Alvarez Community & Culture Beat Reporter On the first Thursday of every month, the Ringling Museum courtyard transforms into an evening celebrating music, community and artistry. The Ringling Underground event has become a social hub for… Continue reading Ringling Underground brings the community together through music

USF baseball looks to follow in the footsteps of basketball and football

USF players stand in line during the national anthem.

By Jorden Pompey Sports Beat Reporter The University of South Florida Bulls are looking for redemption after being voted fifth in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) pre-season rankings. The Bulls also have three pre-season AAC selections.  East Carolina University received the top of the AAC preseason rankings, although, USF received one first-place vote.  It has… Continue reading USF baseball looks to follow in the footsteps of basketball and football

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Tampa baseball standout gaining nationwide recognition

Ethan Petry is in his sophomore season at the University of South Carolina after a promising freshman year. Experts believe the Tampa Bay native may soon be destined for the MLB draft. By: Avery Schaub Community & Culture Ethan Petry, a standout from Wesley Chapel’s Cypress Creek High School, emerged with remarkable promise on the… Continue reading Tampa baseball standout gaining nationwide recognition

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Earning while learning: The art of working on campus

By Nathan Poinsette Community & Culture Beat Reporter Why work on campus? What are the benefits and challenges? Meet Ananda Myers She is a senior Psychology major on a pre-med track at USFSP. Currently, she holds three on-campus jobs: Harborside Activities Board vice president, New Student Experience transfer peer coach and UMatter academic & residential… Continue reading Earning while learning: The art of working on campus