Collegiate 100: At risk doesn’t mean failure

Collegiate 100: At risk doesn’t mean failure

Collegiate 100, Contributor
February 14, 2014
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Collegiate 100 is making a difference in the community by mentoring and collecting school supplies for students in Title 1 schools in Hillsborough County. Collegiate 100 also participated in the Hillsborough Education Foundations “Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run where they helped raise nearly half... Read more »

Jackson Square: the place to visit

Jackson Square: the place to visit

Chris Valdez and Nicole Garofalo
December 4, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Filling mouths with food while filling ears with music and faith.    Looking for an unforgettable trip? New Orleans, Louisiana is the place to go where the roads are filled with life and culture throughout the city. You will be amazed with all the sightseeing. From the beautiful... Read more »

Every vegan’s nightmare: Rib Fest

Every vegan’s nightmare: Rib Fest

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2013
Filed under Student Life

  St. Petersburg, Fla.- The smell of barbecue ribs roasting over open fires mingled with the salty sea air at Vinoy Park on the weekend of Nov. 8-10. Why were these aromas mingling, you ask? Rib Fest, one of the largest festivals in the Tampa Bay area. Presented by Bright House Business... Read more »

Omaze: Making dreams come true

Omaze: Making dreams come true

Alyssa Burgos, Contributor
December 4, 2013
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

“Everyone deserves a chance to live their dream,” Devin Desjarlais, Director of Social Media for the charity donation organization Omaze, insists. “We want to offer people a real chance to win their dream experiences without having to pay the high costs of winning at auction.” Unable... Read more »

Repticon comes to Tampa

Repticon comes to Tampa

Alexander Rose, Staff Writer
November 11, 2013
Filed under Student Life

When most people think of pets, they picture loyal and playful dogs, or lazy cats to cuddle. But there’s a whole other world of pet owners who prefer the exotic, and seemingly dangerous allure of reptiles. I attended Repticon, a convention for reptiles and other animals like amphibians and tarantulas. For... Read more »

Zooboo: made for grown-ups too

Zooboo: made for grown-ups too

Jessica Bartels, Staff Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under Student Life

I thought that comparing a children’s Halloween themed zoo to other amusement parks in the area would be unfair, until I visited ZooBoo. I walked into a perfectly decorated park. The dark Sunday night was lit by the light displays of pumpkins, cats, witches, and spooky skulls. As I walked the dimly... Read more »

The decline of Halloween

The decline of Halloween

Alexander Rose, Staff Writer
November 7, 2013
Filed under Student Life

You probably remember Halloween from when you were younger. Dressing up, going out after dark for one night out of the year, asking strangers for candy, then eating all of that candy. It should be one of the best nights of the year. But Halloween, like Jason’s film career, is dying. Parents aren’t... Read more »

Tampa Bay Heart Walk

Jessica Bartels, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
Filed under Student Life

It will be a long hot day. I will be sure to wear the most comfortable shoes I own.  I imagine it will be cold in the morning, as it has been for the past few days. Regardless of the morning chill, I am still going to put on my shorts and show off my ghostly legs. When I get to the Raymond James... Read more »

Will online classes boom at HCC?

Jessica Bartels, Staff Writer
September 28, 2013
Filed under Student Life

As the high school class of 2014 heads to college, our campuses may be less crowded. Although a degree cannot be obtained entirely online at HCC, many other colleges do offer this option. HCC seems to be following the trend, and an AA degree will be possible for online and distant learning students in... Read more »

The Dollar Tree and me: My gastrointestinal journey

The Dollar Tree and me: My gastrointestinal journey

Krista Byrd, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2013
Filed under Student Life

In the age of student loans and bills, many of us are wondering how we can make ends meet. Some cut out cable TV, some give up cars for bicycles, and some haven’t had a meal at home in months. In all the cutbacks and all of the setbacks, it is easy to think you can’t afford to eat. Imagine a world... Read more »