The Container Store opens in Tampa

The Container Store opens in Tampa

Emily Duren, Staff Writer
April 5, 2013
Filed under News

If you've been to International Plaza, Tampa International Airport, or anywhere on Spruce Street in the last few months, you'll likely have seen the construction of The Container Store. Located at the corner of Westshore Boulevard and Spruce Street, the store is on an expanse of land that has been empty... Read more »

Is this the end of Twinkies?

Is this the end of Twinkies?

Emily Duren, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2012
Filed under Commentary

Twinkies came on the scene in 1930, invented by James Alexander Dewar, an employee at a company similar to Hostess (the company who now manufactures Twinkies), when he noticed that the machines used to inject cakes with strawberry filling were not being put to use, so he proposed that the company make... Read more »

Book review: Fifty shades of grey

Book review: Fifty shades of grey

Emily Duren, Editor-in-Chief
October 8, 2012
Filed under Commentary

I swore I would never read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James, but I had to see what all of the fuss was about. That's a terrible excuse, I know. Fifty Shades has been so controversial since its release in 2011, and I couldn't understand why. I see plenty of shelves of books at Barnes &... Read more »

My Superb Summer: An Intern’s Recount

My Superb Summer: An Intern’s Recount

Emily Duren, Editor-in-Chief
October 8, 2012
Filed under Commentary

Some students spend their summers sunbathing in Cancun, others start a lawn service; I spent mine working for Cable News Network (CNN.) Yes, that CNN. The summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the High school journalism program at the prestigious... Read more »

USF grad revolutionizes skateboard

USF grad revolutionizes skateboard

Emily Duren, Editor-in-Chief
June 29, 2012
Filed under News

Every generation has a great, history making inventor. Nearly a century ago, Henry Ford invented the assembly line. From the baby boom, the late Steve Jobs, who pioneered the smartphone, was the stand out. He may not be a household name yet, but Alexie Novitzky, owner of LooshesLabs LLC, is well on his... Read more »

HawkMedia Club earns 15 FCSPA awards!

Emily Duren, Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2011
Filed under News

   On October 28, 2011, the HawkMedia Club picked up an additional 15 awards to add to the list of accomplishments for the student publications.    The annual Florida College System Press Association (FCSPA) awards banquet was held... Read more »

Bachmann refuted by scientists for comment

Emily Duren, Editor-In-Chief
October 17, 2011
Filed under Commentary

   With the 2012 presidential election looming, candidates are campaigning around the country; but one has been in the news lately, and not for her great speeches. Michele Bachmann made a disastrous comment during a Republican debate in Orlando last month. ... Read more »

Mema’s closed for good

Emily Duren, Editor-in-Chief
October 17, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

   If you walk by Mema’s Alaskan Tacos on 8th ave in Ybor, you’ll see an empty parking lot, a closed gate, and a goodbye note on the door. Unlike many stores and restaurants that seem to be named after real people, but aren’t, Mema is a real person: she is the... Read more »

Who is winning the best costume war?

Who is winning the best costume war?

Emily Duren, Editor-In-Chief
October 17, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

 Halloween costumes change every year, but there are some that people hold near and dear. Most people know about the sexy cop costume for women, and the popular 70’s couple costume. In the last few years, costumes have taken a turn, and the most popular ones seem to be people that have been in the... Read more »

Are students developing bad habits?: Not nail biting, cursing or talking too much, but do you self diagnose?

Emily Duren, Editor-In-Chief
September 19, 2011
Filed under Student Life

Older movies portray doctors making house calls, but in the modern world, that doesn’t happen too often. Our medical technology has evolved enough that now, not only can we go to an emergency room or after hours care, we can also self diagnose. WebMD is a website dedicated to informing people about... Read more »

Football hero passes away

Football hero passes away

Emily Duren, Editor-In-Chief
September 19, 2011
Filed under Sports

   To younger generations, Lee Roy Selmon is the name on the front of several steakhouses in the Bay Area. However, to those who were young adults in the late 70's, Selmon was the star of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, inducted into the hall of fame, and is the only Buc to... Read more »