HCC hosts Tampa Mayoral Debate

Magdalynn Pollitt, Staff

November 5, 2018

  On Oct. 6, Hillsborough Community College hosted the first Tampa Mayoral Debate of the season. The event was put on by The Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay. Members of the college’s student government were also on hand to assist attendees and facilitate the event.   The night start...

Drones in action

Display of a capture drone

Jason Turner, Staff

October 25, 2018

The commercial use of drones has been on the incline over the past few years. Romeo Durscher, Director of Public Safety Integration at DJI (a leading company in drones and drone accessories), says there are currently 10 times more cameras on drones than on manned aircraft. With this increase of demand,...

Local news done differently

Magdalynn Pollitt, Staff

October 3, 2018

It is a typical Friday night in the heart of Tampa, which means there is nothing typical about it. Lights from police cars can be seen outside of the  bar Franklin Manor. Is this just a routine traffic stop, or something more? Most people passing by are curious, but do not stop. But John Jacobs and Joshua Santos of Tamp...

Indie Flea gets a new home

Ina Morrissey, Staff

June 14, 2018

Ina Morrissey   Tampa is home to many urban adventures and artistic spaces. Fitting that mold is the Indie Flea. “Hand selected vendors feature products ranging from homemade jewelry, letterpress cards, screen printed t-shirts, vintage treasures, up-cycled home goods, dry-succulent gardens and ...

College students creating a SPARK

SPARK table at an SGA event

Katie Loudermilk, Staff

June 6, 2018

College clubs are vital to the average student’s life. They provide more than extra help in the community, they bring together diverse students with common interests. Members of the SPARK Club at the Plant City campus inform and engage the community about those with or without disabilities. This club...

The high cost of access codes

Katie Loudermilk, Staff

June 2, 2018

Along with the high cost of college tuition, students also face the difficulties of paying for textbooks required for their courses. There are ways to avoid the book store, such as, cheaper options online. However, this is not the case with the Pearson Access Codes. The book stores are not helping either. Amber...

Tutors live lives

Elizabeth Wherry, Plant City tutor

Jason Turner, Staff

June 2, 2018

“I wish people knew that I wasn’t so quiet.” For the past two years, Elizabeth Wherry has been a writing tutor at the Plant City Academic Success Center. Since Feb. 1, she has been the lead tutor. Wherry likes “talking and interacting with people.” She has lived an interesting life and enjoys...

Trust and the media: The SPJ video says it all

Society of Professional Journalists

April 24, 2018

The Society of Professional Journalists' Region 3 is made up of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Please wait…blow now

Pamela Kloosterman, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2018

  Dempsey Page arrives promptly at 8:15 a.m.at the Guardian Interlock office, a company that installs breathalyzers for people who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated.   There are only three reasons to visit this office, you are having an ignition interlock system wired into your c...

The guardian of the hawks

Jason Turner, Staff

April 9, 2018

  Have you ever felt nervous or scared? Have you been on campus and saw a dangerous situation but didn’t know what to do? Have you ever wondered how to reach campus security quickly? Now there is an app for that.   Hawk Guardian is an app for Android and iPhone devices avail...

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