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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.

Reporting from the streets

The inside of the police cruiser

The inside of the police cruiser

One of the last places most people want to be is inside a police car. Not me. I jumped right in. (Don’t worry, I was sitting in the front seat.) Last week I got a chance to ride along with a St. Petersburg Police officer through the neighborhoods of south St. Petersburg. I was working on a feature story for the … Continue reading

The road to becoming a student journalist

The Crow's Nest newspapers

The Crow's Nest newspapers

The first time I attended a Crow’s Nest meeting, I was scared to death. I was a sophomore just starting my beginning journalism writing classes and after weeks of personal pep talk, I convinced myself to attend a meeting. When I sat down in the lounge of PRW, the then editor-in-chief asked what I liked to write about. My answer: … Continue reading

Literature professor honored for book on lynching

Associate Professor of Literature Julie Armstrong

Associate Professor of Literature Julie Armstrong

USF St. Petersburg Associate Professor of Literature Julie Armstrong, Ph.D., has been honored by The Society for the Study of Southern Literature for her book, Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching. Dr. Armstrong, the Literature Program Coordinator at USFSP, received the Holman Honorable Mention Award for 2012, which was created specifically to honor her book. The C. Hugh Holman … Continue reading

New Dali Museum series, The Genius Next Door, to feature USF St. Petersburg professors

The Dalí Museum is hosting a new monthly series of stimulating conversations with USF St. Petersburg professors. Called The Genius Next Door, the series will give audiences a chance to ask questions, exchange ideas and discuss cutting-edge research with intellectual leaders from USF St. Petersburg. Frank Biafora, dean of the USFSP College of Arts and Sciences, will act as the … Continue reading