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 »

Driverless cars

Driverless cars

Alexander Rose, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Florida is one of four states that currently allows public road testing of driverless smart cars (along with California, Nevada, and Washington DC). The Google Smartcars have driven over 500,000 miles in Florida as of last year without an accident by computer fault. The addition of the driverless... Read more »

No Cursing Policy for students at Brandon campus: college policy or a violation of Free speech?

No Cursing Policy for students at Brandon campus: college policy or a violation of Free speech?

Alex Suarez, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
Filed under Student Life

(Student Commentary) Rushing around the Brandon Campus on August 27, I realized I might be late for my interview with a recruiter at Workforce Brandon. I knew that Workforce worked with the college, so I mistakenly went to the Brandon Campus and entered the Career Center. I am a student at the... Read more »

Publix, where shopping is a pleasure, and now where “apping” is a pleasure!

Publix, where shopping is a pleasure, and now where “apping” is a pleasure!

Tommy Eliason, Staff Writer
May 4, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Aside from great food and customer service, Publix has been known for weekly deals, reduced sale items, and buy one get one features. Now, Publix has released a completely free app for your smartphone that can keep track of all of these great deals as well as a few other intriguing aspects that could... Read more »

College bucket list

College bucket list

Kaitlan Corsell, Staff Writer
May 3, 2013
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Many students go through everyday thinking about what kind of activities are available for enjoyment during one’s free time. In many situations students have no idea on what kind of events and entertainment is offered to one aside from the normal dinner and a movie. What is a college bucket list... Read more »