• Machine Gun Preacher hits the Gasparilla Film Fest

    Machine Gun Preacher hits the Gasparilla Film Fest

    Krista Byrd and Chris Valdez

    May 1, 2014

    Tampa, Fla.- As the sun shines on his easy smile, Sam Childers’ easy going nature might make you forget that you are talking to someone called “The Machine Gun Preacher”; until his large tattoo and his leather riding vest remind you. From a drug addict to one of South Sudan’s most feared preachers,... READ MORE »»

    Sam Childers, the Machine Gun Preacher, mingles with fans and the media. Childers was in attendance for the Gasparilla Film Festival.

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  • HCC Student wins commercial contest for Big Ass Fans

    HCC Student wins commercial contest for Big Ass Fans

    Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief

    May 1, 2014

    Tampa, Fla.- When HCC student Kaitlan Corsell and her boyfriend Saulo Zayas of Three Studios Media saw that the popular fan company, Big Ass Fans, was having a contest to make a commercial, they jumped at the opportunity. Shrouded in mystery, Zayas and Corsell created a commercial starring a donkey,... READ MORE »»

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  • The Captain and his cup

    The Captain and his cup

    Rob Bridenstine, Staff Writer

    May 1, 2014

    Tampa- Ten years ago the atmosphere in the Tampa Bay area was one of triumph. The Tampa Bay Lightning had just gone head-to-head with the National Hockey League’s best, including a seven game conference championship victory against the Philadelphia Flyers that led to the Lightning’s first ever, and... READ MORE »»

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  • Playlist Life

    Playlist Life

    Alex Bernabe, Staff Writer

    May 1, 2014

    The newest convention set in Orlando, Fla. is called Playlist Live is a biannual event where stars from the Internet (mainly Youtube) gather together to promote, perform, and meet their fans. It began in 2011 by District Lanes, and has become larger and larger since, featuring Jenna Marbles, Fred, Toby... READ MORE »»

    Lia Marie Johnson, backstage, warming up before her performance.

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  • sWooZie

    sWooZie

    Chris Valdez, Staff Writer

    May 1, 2014

    Swoozie resides in Orlando, Fla, where he started his professional gaming career in Championship Gaming Series North American League. As a gamer, companies paid him to fly around the country and play videogames to compete for $10, 000. At that time he was still working for the “Hard Rock Café,”... READ MORE »»

    Swoozie hyping the crowd.

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Movie review: Copenhagen

Movie review: Copenhagen

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief

On March 27, the feature film titled “Copenhagen” came to the Gasparilla International Film Festival. The film won the award for best feature film of the festival. Written...  Read More »

May 1, 2014 • 0 comments

Are gas prices too much?

Are gas prices too much?

Sean Waldron, Contributor

If there’s one thing that will always be certain about life, it is taxes, death and the stress of ever changing gas prices. The latter of which is a constant issue, being...  Read More »

April 1, 2014 • 1 comment

Movie review: The sleepwalker

Movie review: The sleepwalker

The feature film, “The Sleepwalker”, directed by Mona Fastvold, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20, 2014. The movie is about two sisters with a mysterious...  Read More »

March 28, 2014 • 0 comments

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A month in the theatre

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief

As the house lights dim in the theatres of HCC’s Brandon and Ybor City campuses, the students onstage spring to life. The quiet girl from math class, or the boy you...  Read More »

December 3, 2013 • 0 comments

Farming folk art to feed the soul

Farming folk art to feed the soul

Krista Byrd, Staff Writer

To many, farming is not something that would inspire art. Most of us might focus on the hard work or even the strange smells of a farm, but to Ruby C. Williams, a farm in...  Read More »

March 6, 2013 • 0 comments

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Hawk Media Club 2014 Highlights

The Hawk Media Club highlights the Year in Review In October 2013, the club organized, presided over and sponsored our state Florida College...  Read More »

July 18, 2014 • 0 comments

Human trafficking: the dark side of the Sunshine State

Human trafficking: the dark side of the Sunshine State

Jeff Odom and Cierra Carreno

Many people don’t know what is happening in the world around them. While the latest reality television shows, or pop music sensations dominate the daily headlines in...  Read More »

May 1, 2014 • 0 comments

Machine Gun Preacher hits the Gasparilla Film Fest

Machine Gun Preacher hits the Gasparilla Film Fest

Krista Byrd and Chris Valdez

Tampa, Fla.- As the sun shines on his easy smile, Sam Childers’ easy going nature might make you forget that you are talking to someone called “The Machine Gun Preacher”;...  Read More »

May 1, 2014 • 0 comments

HCC Student wins commercial contest for Big Ass Fans

HCC Student wins commercial contest for Big Ass Fans

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief

Tampa, Fla.- When HCC student Kaitlan Corsell and her boyfriend Saulo Zayas of Three Studios Media saw that the popular fan company, Big Ass Fans, was having a contest to...  Read More »

May 1, 2014 • 0 comments

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The Captain and his cup

The Captain and his cup

Rob Bridenstine, Staff Writer

Tampa- Ten years ago the atmosphere in the Tampa Bay area was one of triumph. The Tampa Bay Lightning had just gone head-to-head with the National Hockey League’s best,...  Read More »

May 1, 2014 • 0 comments

Road to Indy

Road to Indy

Rob Bridenstine, Staff Writer

Tampa Bay- The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has once again come through town, with drivers revving engines that rattled windows, shook asphalt, and bursting the ear drums...  Read More »

May 1, 2014 • 0 comments

Life of a superfan

Life of a superfan

Nick Griesbach, Sports Editor

As another Major League Baseball season starts and the final game of the night begins, I start to reminisce on the reason I started to follow the sport of baseball in the...  Read More »

May 1, 2014 • 0 comments

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