Tag: Tampa


The complex nature of feeding the homeless

                                                         VIDEO: PHIL AMMANN Homelessness is an intricate issue, much like the relationship between those enforcing regulations on the homeless community and the […]

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Tampa Bay’s new movers and shakers

The Bikery in St. Petersburg is a one stop shop for cyclists who love coffee. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. One of the best things about living in a mid-sized city is that it is always growing, and this is definitely a characteristic of Tampa and the Bay area. USF students […]

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Where to eat: National French Toast Day

Students can get a Floridian French toast at First Watch on Fowler Avenue, which is a classic French toast topped with bananas, kiwis and seasonal berries. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. On this day, people all across the U.S. will be expressing their love for the classic morning meal that is typically […]

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Monday Halloween ruins plans for some

Some students are used to having Halloween fall on the, which allows them to celebrate without worrying about how this will affect their school performance. This year, they may have to change plans as the holiday falls on a Monday. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. Halloween, for many of the children […]

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Halloween events for students in Tampa

This Halloween season, students can take part in events that benefit a variety of causes, such as a 5K costume fun run to benefit the homeless. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. Halloween will be bittersweet for college students this year: it falls on a Monday. But that does not mean that they […]

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Tampa Theatre: 90 years of ‘a beautiful friendship’

Mixing beloved classics with modern masterpieces, the Tampa Theatre has opened an doors to its eclectic and passionate audience for 90 years. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE/TAMPA THEATRE A staple in the Tampa bay arts and culture community, the Tampa Theatre celebrated its 90th birthday Saturday, a week before its fourth […]


Comedians have the right to mock politics

Amy Schumer made multiple jokes during her show in Tampa about Donald Trump causing approximately 200 people to walk out in protest. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Comedians are known for weaving their political and social stances into their routines. However, when Amy Schumer began criticizing presidential nominee Donald Trump during […]


Despite opposition Uber fights for Tampa business

UberEATS app available for iPhone and Android. ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Tampa Bay may soon become home to UberEATS, a food delivery service that makes dining-in a breeze, however its beloved parent company could be forced to take its services elsewhere. Uber has been battling restrictions from the Hillsborough County Public […]


Tampa’s bizarre method of tackling homelessness

The homeless have been seen less and less in Tampa over the past few years, and apparently other counties have taken notice. Last week, an Orlando agency dedicated to finding jobs for the disabled sent a woman and her three children to Tampa with promises of arrangements to take care […]


New transportation plan needs major improvements

Despite having several years to plan the Go Hillsborough initiative, the Hillsborough County Commission has failed to come up with a meaningful plan to make transportation in the city accessible to all citizens.  Currently, Go Hillsborough will raise the sales tax by half a cent and the $117 million a […]