Tag: Tampa


Tampa still needs improvement for LGBT rights

Tampa still has room for improvement for LGBT rights. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE The third annual Tampa Pride parade and festival took place Saturday in Ybor City as the citizens joined together to celebrate being part of and standing in support of the LGBT community. Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Pulse survivors, […]


City needs to rethink answer to helping homeless

Instead of using force to “handle” homeless issue, cities should adopt programs to hire them. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Hillsborough County has recently been labeled a “dumping ground” for the homeless. Other cities send those suffering from homelessness here in an attempt to clean up their own streets.  The number […]


The repercussions of isolationism

Counties have grown increasingly partisan, highlighting the growing dissention between political parties, according to a recent analysis of voting results. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE America has become a clearly divided nation.  People are moving to counties that reflect their political and ideological beliefs, and thus are facing little-to-no conflicting opinions, […]


Fire consumes four apartments at The Province

Students were evacuated from building 18 of The Province when a fire began on the second floor and spread to the roof.  ORACLE PHOTO/BREANNE WILLIAMS Some students returned home from classes Thursday afternoon to find their apartment building ablaze, with their precious belongings trapped inside.  A three-alarm fire which started […]

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Fourth Friday celebrates first anniversary

People taking part in Fourth Friday have the opportunity to have unique Tampa experiences, such as touring the Tampa Theatre and the Henry B. Plant Museum for free. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. Due to its immense success, the city is prepared to not only continue Fourth Friday, a monthly event […]

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Tampa design firm urges city to play

On Thursdays at noon, Tampa residents can play a friendly match of Ping Pong with the Tampa Downtown guides in Lykes Gaslight Square Park. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. Don’t touch the pieces. Stand behind the line. No playing. These are the most common guidelines displayed in places that exhibit art, […]


Tampa’s failing transit system

Tampa’s public transit system is severely lacking in both available vehicles and funds, according to an analysis by the Tampa Bay Times. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Tampa takes pride in the fact that it is a prospering and metro city. It boasts about its hip locally owned business and its […]

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Bay Area local markets to visit

At markets like Pierce Street in Clearwater, patrons can buy locally sourced artwork and food to support businesses in the area. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. The past five years have been busy for the Tampa Bay area, with many local residents commenting on how quickly the region has developed. This […]


EDITORIAL: Embrace the bizarre: Gasparilla

Gasparilla, an annual festival held in Downtown Tampa where pirates take over the city, is one of Tampa's unique events. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Tampa is a unique city.  It is home to art museums and businesses, hipsters and bankers. It was one of the top sellers of illegal liquor […]