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I'm an undergrad Mass Communications student passionate about the Tampa Bay Rays, poetry, serving the community and changing out of phone booths.

Relax, The End Is Near

Sailboats docked in USFSP's harbor on the bay.

Sailboats docked in USFSP's harbor on the bay.

Finals are coming whether you like it or not. For some, that means graduation. For most, it means stress. College is an enriching, lively and exhausting experience. Most people would advise you to hit the books right now. My advice is simple: Be responsible. It doesn’t matter if you have one or six classes. We all have responsibilities that stretch … Continue reading

Take a Chance

View of Northshore Park from the water adjacent to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

View of Northshore Park from the water adjacent to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

Sunny Saint Pete? Check! LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION! Sunscreen? Check!  We wouldn’t want to get burned in September would we? Sunglasses? Check!  The sun is pretty strong and the fashion statement is a plus. Volleyball? Check!  The true beach ball. National Media Coverage? Check? USFSP’s very own Anthony Patterson reporting live from the AVP(Association of Volleyball Professionals) St. Pete Open at Vinoy … Continue reading

DisABLED

Several pictures of famous people in history noting different disabilities they dealt with.

Several pictures of famous people in history noting different disabilities they dealt with.

America is run on the principle that everyone has a fair shot at making it to the top. The “Land of Opportunity”. The same goes for aspirations of higher education. In college you are granted the wonderful opportunity to learn like you have never learned before, read what you’ve never heard of, eat what you have never seen and talk … Continue reading

Deck The Halls

University Student Center Christmas Tree

University Student Center Christmas Tree

♪♫♫♪♫ Fa la la la la la la la la  ♪♫♫♪♫ As we journey into the 12 days of Christmas, prepare for inevitable failure in upholding our New Year’s resolutions and watch endless amounts of television I encourage you to take a look into the gem of St. Petersburg. Don’t you mind ancient misinterpretations of a terrible December 21, 2012, … Continue reading

Times Are Changing

University Student Center - view from Harborwalk

University Student Center - view from Harborwalk

The University Student Center (USC) officially started operations on August 22, 2012 with move-in for residents and the school’s cafeteria, The Reef, opening for business. The entire culture of the campus changed in an instant. I sat in the lobby amazed at how different things were. However, there was one problem; you could only be in the USC for a … Continue reading