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I'm a senior majoring in Mass Communications. As a student journalist, I work for The Crow's Nest student newspaper as the Creative Director. I enjoy anything and everything that has to do with journalism, especially design and feature writing. Having been born and raised in Florida, I enjoy the beach, native wildlife, and learning about Florida's history. I'm also left-handed and an only child so I'm sort of an oddity.

An education through experience

While finishing up with my internship at University Advancement on campus and working for The Crow’s Nest, I think I have learned more in one semester than I did the previous two years combined. My first two years of college were filled with prerequisites and general education requirements. There weren’t many classes that actually held my interest for the entirety … Continue reading

The future is closer than it appears

Credits required for a bachelor’s degree in mass communications: 124. Credits accumulated: 104. Credits needed: 20. Just 20 more credit hours until I can walk across the stage and get my expensive piece of paper. The point of going to school is to get an education, graduate and get a job. Since my second year of college I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

Accounting students provide free tax preparation assistance to Pinellas residents

Accounting Professor James Fellows at the Lealman Asian Neighborhood Family Center with (l-r) a Pinellas taxpayer and students Adelina Dine and Thanh Ha Ly.

Accounting Professor James Fellows at the Lealman Asian Neighborhood Family Center with (l-r) a Pinellas taxpayer and students Adelina Dine and Thanh Ha Ly.

For the sixth year in a row, USF St. Petersburg accounting students are providing hundreds of hours of free income tax preparation for low- and moderate-income people throughout Pinellas County. The students are volunteering through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, a nationwide program that provides free tax preparation for people with annual incomes of $52,000 or less. Many of the taxpayers … Continue reading

Graduate student creates documentary on the life and legacy of Nelson Poynter

Walter Gordon knew he faced a monumental task when he decided to create a video documentary of the late Nelson Poynter as his Master’s in Liberal Arts project. Poynter was a giant in the newspaper industry and a tireless champion of USF St. Petersburg. When he died in 1978, he left behind a 44-foot stack of papers, documents and filmed … Continue reading