New College & “The 305” connecting the coasts of the Florida rap game

New College & “The 305” connecting the coasts of the Florida rap game

*Editor’s note: The author hosted CONCERT SUR LA BAY and FREESTYLE/FLOETRY/F*CKERY PCP with performers SDotBraddy, Yoshi Thompkins and Sekajipo present.*     Hip-hop may have been declared the most popular music genre of 2017 by Billboard, but its popularity in...
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Searching for the real “old Florida”

Searching for the real “old Florida”

An old postcard from circa 1920 shows Mary’s chapel. (Photos courtesy of Gulf Coast Heritage Association)   The definition of “Old Florida” is more than what the magazines and newspapers describe. It’s not just quaint fishing towns and hole-in-the...
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Black Friday: sales, swarms and student workers

Black Friday: sales, swarms and student workers

    For some students, the Thanksgiving holiday provided a time to relax, eat food and catch up with family. For others, the break was inevitably interrupted by Black Friday. Black Friday, regarded as the first day of the holiday...
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Corruption in Tallahassee threatens Gillum’s governorship

Corruption in Tallahassee threatens Gillum’s governorship

Nearly two years after arriving on Tallahassee’s development scene and promising to take part in rebuilding the state capital’s downtown, Mike Miller vanished. Miller disappeared because he had, apparently, seen enough. An undercover agent for the Federal ...
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$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

More than 800 alumnae/i, donors and other community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 5 for Brunch on the Bay at the University of Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) campus. Brunch on the Bay is the USFSM’s foremost fundraising event and guests enjoyed...
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Have gambling and greyhounds run their course? A potential amendment to the Florida constitution

Have gambling and greyhounds run their course? A potential amendment to the Florida constitution

  By economic standards, greyhound racing is a dying sport. Bets placed on live Florida races have dropped 56.6 percent since 2006 and public support is at an all time low, with top Google searches for “greyhound racing” delivering viewers...
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Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

  “Can’t we find it in our hearts to choose to forgive and not forever condemn?” Governor Charlie Crist asked Florida’s Executive Clemency Board in 2007. He was attempting what Floridians are attempting to do still today: give a second...
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Bye bye Rick Scott! Four democrats to run in Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial election

Bye bye Rick Scott! Four democrats to run in Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial election

  The start of November marks approximately one year until Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial election that represents the long-awaited end of incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott’s eight-year term. Currently four democratic candidates have declared tha...
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Tampa residents concerned over possible serial killer

Tampa residents concerned over possible serial killer

The shooting of 22-year-old college student Benjamin Mitchell on the night of Oct. 9 was the first murder at the hands of a mysterious killer who has left the police perplexed and residents of the Seminole Heights community on edge....
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University of Florida takes a stand against white supremacy, halts visit from Richard Spencer

University of Florida takes a stand against white supremacy, halts visit from Richard Spencer

  An email with a subject title “Potential Speaker on Campus” was sent out on Aug. 12, 2017 by University of Florida (UF) President Kent Fuchs, unveiling that the speaker which the email referred to would be white nationalist and...
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