The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and College Pulse recently published the 2024 College Free Speech Rankings, and it shows that the University of South Florida (USF) ranks #12 with an “above average” speech climate, student free speech and open inquiry among all students surveyed. Some of theContinue Reading

A possible cyberattack on The Philadelphia Inquirer disrupted the newspaper’s print operation over the weekend and prompted it to close its newsroom through at least Tuesday, when its staff will be covering an expensive and fiercely contested mayoral primary. Sunday’s newspaper was only available digitally as an e-edition. However, Sunday’sContinue Reading

Named one of the most “beautiful cinemas” in the world, the Tampa Theatre is receiving much-needed repair and restoration improvements to protect and fully preserve the iconic landmark.  Phase I of the restoration efforts started in 2017 and addressed substantial infrastructure needs to the interior and exterior of the historical building. TheContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Commission has written to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting in-district customer service hearings and workshops for Tampa Electric customers. This follows concerns raised by activists at a County meeting about the utility’s reliance on fossil fuels, which they say is driving up energy bills. TheContinue Reading

On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s February unemployment rate was 2.6 percent, while the national rate increased to 3.6 percent. In addition, Florida’s unemployment rate has decreased by 0.7 of a percentage point over the year and has remained lower than the nation for 28 consecutive months sinceContinue Reading

On Tuesday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 8th, the anti-abortion group Created Equal will display the victims of abortion on the University of South Florida’s (USF) campus. This outreach is part of Created Equal’s annual spring Justice Ride tour! Our week-long event was inspired by the Civil Rights Era’s Freedom Rides. We will be travelingContinue Reading

Senior Fellow for the Manhattan Institute and a mainstay on cable news and elsewhere, Christopher Rufo, is one of six people appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. The announcement was made Friday. Rufo  is also a writer and filmmaker. As aContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) advises residents and visitors that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in northwestern Hillsborough County. Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in two horses, heightening the risk of transmission to humans. Hillsborough County Mosquito Control and DOH-Hillsborough continueContinue Reading

The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation announces that Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in the state of Florida. Compared to other conditions like cardiac arrest and stroke, most people have little awareness about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm. JustContinue Reading

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The rate that emerging wildlife diseases infect humans has steadily increased over the last three decades. Viruses, such as the global coronavirus pandemic and recent monkeypox outbreak, have heightened the urgent need for disease ecology tools to forecast when and where disease outbreaks are likely. A University of South Florida assistantContinue Reading

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s June 2022 data indicates that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent, despite national economic conditions. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate has declined or held steady for 23 consecutive months through June 2022. The national unemployment rate remains unchanged over the month atContinue Reading

The Clay School Board muted the microphone of a concerned parent attempting to read pornographic book available to students in the district’s library, according to video footage of a school board meeting as the district’s attorney berated and humiliated the concerned parent. James Bruce Bickner, aka J. Bruce Bickner, isContinue Reading

While the “newspaper” may attempt to pretend to be objective and it’s noted that the article is under the “Opinion” section: the Tampa Bay Times has released a Charlie Crist attack piece against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Crist, who previously served as governor of the Sunshine State, is running againstContinue Reading

A brand-new, swashbuckling quest awaits families visiting LEGOLAND® Florida when the Pirate River Quest opens on November 2, 2022. This November, board a family-friendly boat ride to search for Captain Redbeard’s lost treasure through an all-new hilarious adventure. The quest to uncover the lost treasure unfolds brick by brick as familiesContinue Reading

The City of Tampa’s Emergency Management teams continue to monitor Potential Tropical Cyclone One, which is currently located Near the Yucatan Peninsula and Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. As a precaution, the City of Tampa is activating it’s Citizen Information Call Center and three sandbag distribution sites beginning today. CITY OF TAMPA SANDBAG LOCATIONSContinue Reading

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds. Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) want residents,Continue Reading