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    Speed Date Your Local Leaders

    SPC Programs & Events

    By Fred Arnold Speed Date Your Local Leaders, an extraordinary program that allows the common people insight into the lives of their officials and businessmen in a speed date setting, visited SPC this December. Imagine a normal day: children crying, dishes piled in the sink, the honey-do list hanging on the fringe; an invite from […]

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    Journey Into Medicine

    News & Politics

    By Edgar Arellano It’s a bit past 1:00 pm on Thursday afternoon.  The General Pediatrics Continuity Clinic is booming with commotion.  There are strollers lined up outside exam rooms.  Nervous first time parents are laying their shrieking newborn babies on the scale to get weighed. Medical assistants hurriedly bring back patients to get them ready […]

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    Not an Ordinary Day On the Job

    News & Politics

    By Susan G. Ellis It was not a typical day on the job for Shelby Rowe, age 42, of New York.  She stood before 30 journalists and experts at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida, at a conference about Covering Suicide and Mental Health. Normally, she talks about others.  On October […]

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    The Brutal College Application Process

    Out of the Sandbox

    By Brendon Bloomfield, a letter to the editor: One of the biggest concerns among students in today’s generation is going to college and getting accepted. Colleges have added so many levels of stress to students because of the requirements to get in. Before getting accepted to the university of choice, students must go through a […]

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    Talented Young Musicians Transition into Independence

    Arts & Entertainment

    By April Skye Balough We live in an era of American Idol spinoff shows; where people like Justin Bieber rocket into super-stardom because the right person saw their YouTube cover. It seems as if everywhere you turn, young musical acts just want to be seen, signed, and supplied, except for St. Petersburg locals Alex Schultz, […]

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    The Student Support Center at Seminole Lending a Hand

    SPC Programs & Events

    By Fred Arnold A billowing chill bit into the line of watcher and waiters. The milky gloom of a waning winter sun leaked behind the horizon, hiding its rays of warmth from that sad line of people. Brittle hair pushed out dust in puffs of powdery brilliance when they walked, their emancipated forms etched tired […]

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    Movie Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

    Arts & Entertainment

    By Fred Arnold Contains Spoilers– The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has breathtaking scenes, cinematic action that rivals its predecessors, and a slice of back story that adds to the broader part of The Lord of the Rings universe. With all that cinematic gold though, Peter Jackson fell short with sloppy over dramatizations […]

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    Christmas Eve, 1983

    Out of the Sandbox

    By Jill Apel Image by Alexis Apel With the holidays fast approaching, my mind turns to my childhood, as it so often does this time of year.   I have many wonderful memories of those days, but one Christmas Eve in particular stands out.  It made such an indelible impression that even now, thirty years later, […]

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    Internet Shopping Safety

    Lifestyle & Opinion

    By Wanda Cobb If Sony, Home Depot, and Target can be hacked, so can you. Assuming you already have antivirus software, a firewall, and anti-spying software, here are a few tips to keep your money safe this holiday season. 1. Never use public Wi-Fi. Instead, set up your own VPN (virtual private network). You can […]

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