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Gasparilla Music Festival weekend invasion of Tampa Bay

Gasparilla Music Festival weekend invasion of Tampa Bay

Chuck Muller, Contributor

April 22, 2016

  For the fourth consecutive year, the Gasparilla Music Festival brought together some of the best musical acts, vendors and exhibitions of art and culture from not only the Bay area, but around the world.   The two-day festival once again made its home in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon...

How the Zika virus is affecting Tampa Bay

Astin Argote, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

  A puffy, white and reddish bump, or multiple bumps appearing a day or so after a mosquito bite. These are the common physical abnormalities caused by the Zika virus.   According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the spread of the virus has been determined, but in order...

Get ready for the Strawberry Festival

Astin Argote, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016

  Come one, come all to the magnificent Florida Strawberry Festival! The festival will be hosted this year from March 3-13.   The Florida Strawberry festival was founded in 1930 when the Plant City Lions Club wanted to show the people of Plant City the agriculture of the Strawberry harvest.  ...

Bills or Benefits screened at Youth and Family Night

Bills or Benefits screened at Youth and Family Night

Raymiya Thicklin, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016

  The Youth and Family Night took place Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. The event kicked off with a pre-show that displayed local talent including the rappers Shaid Tree and Dexter Davis on the bass guitar.   “When you die will you leave behind bills or benefits?” That was the...

Dick Gregory comes to Tampa

Dick Gregory comes to Tampa

Raymiya Thicklin, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

  On Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016, Dick Gregory spoke at the University Area Community Development Center. Gregory is a renowned civil rights leader, social activist, writer and comedian.   Gregory spoke on behalf of The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival’s leadership luncheon.   He...

Florida gets wild at night

Florida gets wild at night

Avery Temple, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

  For those who enjoy the outdoors, but have noticed that the Tampa Bay area is mostly an urban and barren landscape, feel unsatisfied no longer. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg has a series called Night Hikes.   This is an event that is open to the public, but the target audience...

The Industry flocks to Sundance

The Industry flocks to Sundance

Emma Richardson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016

Hawk Media Club attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 28-31. The first collective event for the students was the Meet the Industry Panel held for members of the Student Ignite Program. The moderator, Rebecca Katz, led by asking questions directed at each of the panelists. Although...

The hidden passage at St. Augustine

The hidden passage at St. Augustine

Matt Dion, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016

  On Thursday, Jan. 14 Clennon King previewed his documentary Passage at St. Augustine at the HCC Ybor Campus. The documentary focuses on the events during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.   The topic of civil rights has always been an extremely important issue when discussing the...

The FanDuel and DraftKings Scandal

The FanDuel and DraftKings Scandal

Jason Albert, Contributor

December 10, 2015

  The popular fantasy football sites FanDuel and DraftKings have been under fire as of late after a DraftKings employee, Ethan Haskell, won $350,000 in a FanDuel fantasy football tournament on Oct 4.   On Sept 27, it was discovered that Haskell posted information from DraftKings that showed...

Alert Cab

Araneisha Conyers, Contributor

December 7, 2015

  People are paying hundreds of dollars a week for taxis and Uber, what if that could change to FREE?   Alert Cab is a program that has been around for more than 15 years in Tampa. This program allows anyone over the age of 21 who is unable to drive due to intoxication a free ride home.  ...

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