Tag: tampa bay

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spending the holidays in Tampa

Students staying in Tampa for Thanksgiving can either opt for the conventional large dinner or try a smaller substitute instead, depending on the size of their company. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE. At this point in the semester, students are grateful for the arrival of Thanksgiving, which is a short reprieve […]

Zika: Misguided paranoia

Zika is spread from human to human via mosquito, childbirth and sexual contact. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE The first locally transmitted infection of the Zika virus was confirmed in Pinellas County on Tuesday, much to the dismay of those living in the Tampa area.  However, the appearance of one infection […]

Dishonesty amongst Tampa Bay restaurants

In an attempt to lure in conscience-driven customers, many restaurants across the Bay area have been lying about the origins and quality of their products, according to “Farm to Fable,” an investigative report published Sunday in the Tampa Bay Times. Food critic Laura Reiley spent months heavily scrutinizing 54 restaurants […]

Q&A: Former Bull and current Buccaneer Andre Davis

Former receiver Andre Davis left USF holding 14 school records, including career receiving yards and touchdowns. ORACLE FILE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU With training camp a few months away, The Oracle caught up with former USF wide receiver Andre Davis who signed a futures contract at the end of last season with the […]