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Disney to come to life with new films

Since Walt Disney first started animating in the early 1920’s, generations of fans have fallen in love with the company’s storytelling. Famous cartoons such as “Snow White,” “Cinderella” and “Beauty…

Empowerment enables confidence

Empowerment enables confidence

For a long time, I felt like I had to be perfect for the people around me. I had to get good grades, be a perfect daughter and be friendly…

LGBT youth homelessness: Out of the closet and onto the streets

LGBT youth homelessness: Out of the closet and onto the streets

Youth homelessness is a major problem in the United States. A 2013 Department of Justice report estimated that there are over 1.6 million homeless youth in the U.S. Homelessness is…

Eckerd’s plans for expansion invite questions about future upgrades

Eckerd’s plans for expansion invite questions about future upgrades

Budgeting for the future is never easy. It also only gets harder when working on a large scale. Eckerd College prides itself on giving students the opportunity to have a…

“Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman gives Eckerd, St. Pete a glimpse behind prison walls

“Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman gives Eckerd, St. Pete a glimpse behind prison walls

If you watch the opening credits of the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” you will see the faces of real women who experienced prison first hand. Look…

Stop sex trafficking with awareness

Stop sex trafficking with awareness

Growing up, I was always warned about being aware of the people I associated with or where I was. This was to ensure that I wouldn’t get into trouble, of…

Feminista: Abuse is black and white

Feminista: Abuse is black and white

Rewind about six years into my life and you will see me fighting the pull of sleep to read chapters of fan fiction inspired by the “Twilight” franchise. Amongst the…

The diversity game: 87th Oscars highlights a lack of ethnic representation

The diversity game: 87th Oscars highlights a lack of ethnic representation

On the morning when the nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were to be announced, gossip had already begun about who would get the coveted golden man . Ava…

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