Tag: lifestyle

A sweeter side of life

Mini Doughnut Factory has unique doughnut toppings such as Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, bacon bits and pop rocks. ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ Anyone living in Florida with a pulse, a sweet tooth and social media has probably seen these tiny treats all over their feed by now. Nestled on South Dale […]

Don’t break the bank this spring break

Spring break can be expensive, as students usually find themselves paying to spend a week to party in another city, but it doesn't have to be. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. When students are finished with their last class this week, they will officially be on spring break. While the holiday technically […]

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 […]

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, […]

Keeping up the Mojo

Students can stop by Mojo Books and Records to pick up vinyl records, books or a handcrafted cup of coffee. ORACLE PHOTO/NICOLE CATE. At a time when technology is moving so fast, sometimes it’s best to take a step back and appreciate the art forms of yesterday. While many people, […]

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 […]

Succulents: the new ‘it’ plant

USF alumna Sarah Sanford teaches multiple workshops at the USF Botanical  Gardens, including one on succulent wreath making. ORACLE PHOTO/JACKIE BENITEZ. When it comes to interests and hobbies, the millennial generation is notorious for adopting passions that their parents and grandparents held and bringing them back to the forefront of […]

Two events close out Islam Awareness Week

The Muslim Students Association hosted events such as Hijab 101 and Muslims in America as a part of their Islam Awareness Week event. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. Students will put their books down and make plans with friends on Friday. They’ll exhale for the first time since Monday morning, because […]

Tampa cultural centers reveal future renovations

Displayed in Maestro was a model of what the Straz Center for the Performing Arts will look like if it passes the feasibility stage of renovations. ORACLE PHOTO/BREANNE WILLIAMS Three leading institutions in Tampa met Tuesday morning to announce their renovation and expansion plans, promising an improving art scene for […]