Hawk Media Club 2014 Highlights

July 18, 2014
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The Hawk Media Club highlights the Year in Review In October 2013, the club organized, presided over and sponsored our state Florida College System Publications Association Conference. The conference featured speakers from the Poynter Institute, The Tampa Bay Times,... Read more »

Human trafficking: the dark side of the Sunshine State

Human trafficking: the dark side of the Sunshine State

Jeff Odom and Cierra Carreno
May 1, 2014
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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 newspapers, gossip magazines and websites, one serious criminal act is seemingly swept under the rug -- human trafficking. With... Read more »

Machine Gun Preacher hits the Gasparilla Film Fest

Machine Gun Preacher hits the Gasparilla Film Fest

Krista Byrd and Chris Valdez
May 1, 2014
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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 »

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
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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 »

Playlist Life

Playlist Life

Alex Bernabe, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
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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 »

All for one and one for all

All for one and one for all

Joseanett Diaz, Contributor
May 1, 2014
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Tampa, Fla.-The Guitar Series concerts have been sponsored by the Hillsborough Community College Student Government Association. These Guitar Series concerts have been a tradition of HCC for many years. All concerts start at 8:00 p.m . at the Dale Mabry campus and are held in the Student Services building.... Read more »

USF brings Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

USF brings Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2014
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Tampa, Fla.- Kevin Bacon, a popular actor and philanthropist, spoke at the USF Lecture series in celebration of USF Bulls Week on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Bacon, best known for his role in the 1980s dance flick “Footloose” spoke about several of his films and shared with the audience how his charity... Read more »

Hawks take the field

Hawks take the field

Rob Bridenstine, Staff Writer
March 30, 2014
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Tampa- On Jan. 30, 2014, the city of Tampa looked as if it had swapped its geographical location with Seattle. Visibility was so poor that when a day long fog sat on the city, the skyline was nearly nonexistent. The temperature never left the 50s and the sun was attempting to push through the bleak,... Read more »

Music watch: Sleigh Bells

Music watch: Sleigh Bells

Shelby Cline, Staff Writer
March 30, 2014
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This Brooklyn based noise pop duo literally knocked my socks off when they performed in St. Petersburg in November. The show was in the cozy State Theater venue, and I had the pleasure of watching them from the first row. Not only did I proceed to take off most of my clothes throughout their performance,... Read more »

Candy wraps

Candy wraps

Hilary L. Simon, Contributor
March 30, 2014
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As I walked across the parking lot at Zen Motosports in Oldsmar, Florida, I am greeted by a pretty, young blonde who introduces herself as Krystal McCoy. She is carrying an orange bucket of tools and is headed for a set of giant garage doors. The smile on her face is contagious, as she enters to see... Read more »