Ybor SGA celebrates the entrance into Fall

Ybor SGA celebrates the entrance into Fall

Suehally Macias, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
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If you were anywhere but at the Ybor campus on Oct. 1, you missed out! The Ybor campus Student Government Association hosted its annual festival as a celebration to welcome the month of October. The rustic styled, brick courtyard was beautifully decorated with stacks of hay, orange pumpkins and multicolored... Read more »

Unaccompanied minors

Unaccompanied minors

Alexandra Posada, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
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How do we know when enough is enough? Enough name calling, finger pointing and ignorance. Its time to shed light on one of the most important, yet little talked about issues- unaccompanied minors. Popularly known as “illegal aliens” seldom do these children come up in the immigration discussion because... Read more »

Ebola comes to America

Ebola comes to America

Alex Rose, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
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It came from Liberia. The virus that threatens to drown us in our own blood and end the thousands of years of human existence. Ebola has landed in the United States. Surely a pandemic of this scale will take America like a firestorm and reduce us to dust. Not really. Ebola is an epidemic in that it... Read more »

SGA September Leadership Conference

SGA September Leadership Conference

Suehally Macias, Staff Writer
November 4, 2014
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On the weekend of Sept. 25-27, 2014, the Student Government Association (SGA) from the Hillsborough Community College, Ybor, Brandon and South Shore campuses attended the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA) leadership conference that was held in Orlando. The leadership conference... Read more »

Haiti and new opportunities for American students

Haiti and new opportunities for American students

Davidson Toussaint, Staff Writer
November 4, 2014
Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

For a very long time, Haiti has been known as a troubled country; the world came to know the nation after a devastating earthquake in Port au Prince killed hundreds of thousands, and left over 1 million homeless. Haiti’s new president, Mr. Joseph Martelly and prime minister, Mr. Laurent Salvador Lamothe... Read more »

Movie review: “Boyhood”

Movie review: “Boyhood”

Jacob McCaskey, Staff Writer
October 6, 2014
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Already a strong contender for the Oscars, winning awards and nominations at SXSW, The Norwegian International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, as well as several others, “Boyhood” has been captivating audiences wherever it appears. What makes it so unique is the directive approach in which this... Read more »

Movie review: “Get On Up”

Movie review: “Get On Up”

Sireta Diaz, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
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On August 1, 2014, movie audiences were presented with the James Brown’s story. In this biopic, the audience has a first look into James’s life, from an impoverish boy from Georgia, to becoming one of the most influential performers of all time. The movie also reveals the darker moments in James’s... Read more »

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Davidson Toussaint, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
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According to Forbes, The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $100 million in only one month. This made it one of the most successful fundraising campaign of 2014. Some credit the start to Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2011, Frates wanted to raise... Read more »

Tampa’s fading river front

Tampa’s fading river front

Alexandra Posada, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
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The Hillsborough River is undoubtedly an essential part of Tampa’s history, so is the iconic riverfront and its authentic art. For years, various rowing teams from around the country have chosen to come to Tampa to hold their spring training while their home waters are frozen over. This honor, that... Read more »

Scholarship opportunities

Scholarship opportunities

Alex Rose, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
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If you’ve been putting off scholarships, now is the time to get busy. Most scholarships for this semester are due in early October. I know you probably don’t like sitting down and filling out 10 almost identical applications and mailing them out. Or maybe you don’t know where to look. But procrastinators... Read more »