The Water’s Edge

The Water’s Edge

Alex Bernabe, Staff Writer
February 25, 2014
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The Hillsborough River is filled with natural serenity and untouched wildlife. Laszlo Horvath, a retired photographer from Hungary, saw the potential the river had to offer and has decided to exhibit his work in the center of the HCC Ybor Performing Arts building. The Water’s Edge includes video... Read more »

What is Beauty: poetry slam

What is Beauty: poetry slam

Alex Bernabe, Staff Writer
February 25, 2014
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Last month, HCC Ybor City Campus held an entire week of events all themed after “Beauty.” On Tuesday, Jan. 14, I attended my very first spoken word poetry event, and I was captivated to learn how many art students, faculty (from other schools), and even local poets had tossed their hats in the... Read more »

Ybor PTK Honors in Action

Ybor PTK Honors in Action

Ybor PTK , Contributor
February 25, 2014
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For the second year in a row, the Ybor City campus’ Alpha Beta Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has earned the organization’s highest honor, “5-Star Chapter” status. 5-Star status is awarded to chapters that achieve a high level of involvement and recognition, not only on the campus level but... Read more »

Hawk Media Club MLK Service Learning Project

Staff
January 21, 2014
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The Hawk Media Club created a YouTube video of their MLK Service Learning Project. The full project can be viewed as an online Prezi at http://prezi.com/64nzr8hcd8nj/mlk-service-learning-project/.

Tampa Bay Heart Walk

Tampa Bay Heart Walk

Jessica Bartels, Staff Writer
December 4, 2013
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Contrary to my belief, on the day of the heart walk, I did not need sunscreen or glasses. In fact I needed sweat pants and an umbrella. I arrived at the Raymond James Stadium at 7:30 a.m., along with the rain the and cold front. Because the event was so well organized, it was easy to find parking... Read more »

LGBTQ: Scene and Heard

LGBTQ: Scene and Heard

Rob Bridenstine, Staff Writer
December 4, 2013
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Tampa, Fla.- The Hillsborough Community College Ybor City campus has taken a definitive stance on one of the most controversial topics in the country today. The campus took a step towards acceptance, in the fight for equal rights for the gay community. On Nov. 14, 2013, the campus hosted its... Read more »

Optometry student succeeds at National College Bowl

Optometry student succeeds at National College Bowl

Hilary Luna, Contributor
December 3, 2013
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Chris Ruckman, a student at HCC Dale Mabry in the Opticianry program, recently participated in the National Federation of Opticianry Schools College Bowl. Ranking 2nd place, Ruckman couldn't be more grateful to HCC and its Opticianry department for assisting his success. Born and raised... Read more »

Two murderers escaped Florida prison

Two murderers escaped Florida prison

Nicole Garofalo, Staff Writer
December 3, 2013
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What looked to be a legitimate court release document turned out to be a fraud; releasing two convicted murderers from the Orange County Court House in Orlando, Fla. Authorities now are on the hunt for these two men, Joseph Jenkins, who were released on Sept. 27, and Charles B. Walker, who was... Read more »

Marissa Alexander ‘s retrial: Will justice be served?

Marissa Alexander ‘s retrial: Will justice be served?

Sireta Diaz and Alex Suarez
November 11, 2013
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Marissa Alexander, the woman who was sentenced to 20 years for discharging her firearm into the air, despite pleading the Stand Your Ground defense against her husband, was granted a retrial on September 26, 2013. The 1st District Court of Appeal granted the retrial, which ruled that a judge did not... Read more »

SGA gives free hugs on Capitol Hill

SGA gives free hugs on Capitol Hill

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
November 11, 2013
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Tensions are running high in Washington, D.C. With a Congressional approval rating of just 15%, shootings, lockdowns, bomb threats and the literal shut down of othe government, it is easy to forget that in the bustling capitol of our nation, people are still just trying to find a ray of hope. On the... Read more »