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As Spring semester comes to an end, students looked forward to the release of The Eckerd Review, the college’s literary and arts journal. Students, faculty and alumni submissions compiled in the 2021 issue of the Eckerd Review, released on May 10.

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Eckerd students have been known to cruise around campus on the community’s shared yellow bikes, or, with the temporary suspension of the yellow bike program this year, their personal bikes. But what does the future of Eckerd’s cyclists look like with the current national bicycle shortage? 

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After a long career of shaping how international relations and human rights are taught at Eckerd College, Professor of Political Science Bill Felice is retiring at the end of this school year. Over his 26 years, he has been recognized as one of the most passionate and inspirational professor…

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Just a couple of weeks ago, the Eckerd College course catalog for the 2021-2022 year opened up for viewing. If you’re an early planner or just want something to do in between homework sessions and your next nap, you may have started perusing the class offerings and began daydreaming about wh…

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It looked more like a production for a play than a medical drill. Senior Maddie Vargo directed. She told the actors their lines, what injuries they had and what the EC-ERT members should be looking for. Sophomore Isabel Moyer took charge of makeup. She used to work at a haunted house and kno…

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“Look!” someone yells excitedly. “There’s an otter!” Everyone looks up from their tubes, snorkeling gear in hand, the slow current gently nudging them downstream. Indeed, there was an otter. Some stop and observe, pulling out their GoPros and cameras to catch a snapshot of this moment, forge…

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Senior Katelyn Maher is not content with simply painting. She has to sculpt, build and create in all different ways. Not only that, but she is determined to get the audience in on the action as well.

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After the single “Bang!” made quite the explosion on Feb. 12, 2020, the band AJR has been diligently working through the pandemic to produce their new album, “Ok Orchestra.” From months of planning through everything COVID-19 threw at them, including having to cancel their tour, came a beaut…

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Warner Bros.’ and Legendary’s epic cinematic Monsterverse franchise began back in 2014 with a revamped “Godzilla” built for the boisterous spectacle of the big screen. What followed was “Kong: Skull Island” in 2016 and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” in 2019, each film containing more and m…

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Pride Week is a staple of the Eckerd community, and though this year will be different due to the pandemic, it still promises to be a fantastic time for the students here.  

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In years past, as students walked to their afternoon classes, they would hear loud bells ringing on the hour. Since students returned to campus in the fall, the rhythmic rings have been missing from campus life.

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Let’s take a moment to think back on the year 2016. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has just come out and garnered mixed reception, to say the least. That film was directed by Zack Snyder, who had also previously directed “Man of Steel”, another divisive film and the first entry into th…

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Eckerd’s motto “Think Outside” has never been more applicable than during the global pandemic. The majority of the world has been encouraged to go outside to find enjoyment during COVID-19, but after almost a year of quarantine and lockdown, what do we do outside?

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It was raining around 6 p.m. on March 18. Lightning flashed outside Eckerd Search and Rescue’s (EC-SAR) office at the Waterfront. Several EC-SAR students were getting ready inside, saying their hellos to each other, while some others were by the boats.

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Upon returning to Eckerd after scattering in the wake of COVID-19 in March 2020, students saw drastic changes to the dining services. Everything was grab-and-go, options were cut down and no one could eat inside the main cafe. Fortunately, the school enlisted a battalion of mobile kitchens t…

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Owning a business can be a daunting task, but sometimes, individuals find a way to make things work, and help out their communities in the process as well. This month we celebrate Black History Month, and what better way to embrace this celebration of culture than by taking a closer look at …

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The Eckerd community, along with the rest of the world, watched as the United States counted the votes for the 2020 election and projected Joe Biden as the new U.S. president. His win causes a major shift in the country, but how does this affect political and social activism on campus? 

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Part of the Eckerd creative writing experience is workshopping poems, short stories and other works in class. A group of students have organized to take workshops outside of class hours, welcomed students outside the major and revamped The Writer’s Room. This club meets weekly on Wednesdays …

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This month, Americans are doing a little more than scaring the living daylights out of each other. While October is definitely the time to get spooky, it is also the month dedicated to LGBTQ+ history.

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There truly is no better way to spend your Monday night than by learning how to orgasm. Particularly for vagina owners and pleasers. On Oct. 12th at 7:30 p.m., more than 500 Eckerd students logged onto Zoom for one of Eckerd’s most popular College Program Series events, “I ❤ Female Orgasm.” 

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Tampa local and adventure-seeker Joshua Ginsberg published his guidebook “Secret Tampa Bay: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure” earlier this month with Reedy Press. This guidebook features nearly 200 attractions around the Tampa Bay area, many of which are free to the public and ou…

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Wishing you were back at Eckerd hanging out with your friends and enjoying a sunny Kappa Field day? So does every upperclassman right now. Until the end of October, utilize these tips to make the most of your time at home, and trust that Eckerd misses you just as much as you miss Eckerd: 

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Eckerd College is known by many for its charming atmosphere on the waters of Tampa Bay with fun events throughout the spring semester to create a close community. In light of the closure of campus due to COVID-19, various organizations including Palmetto Productions, Reflective Service Learn…

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I’m a senior. This semester, my friends and I will leave Eckerd with four years of experience navigating the writing portfolio, oyster wounds and moldy AC vents.

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced Eckerd College to continue classes remotely for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. For some students, this change also means an adjustment for their best friend, whether they have fur, scales or feathers. With Eckerd hosting a virtual commencement on May 17 al…

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In order to publish their literary magazine online, the Eckerd Review had to adjust to working remotely. Through the efforts of students and faculty, The Review will be posted to Eckerd’s website after the virtual release party on May 4 at 6 p.m.

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With the transition to online learning, most of the classic events at Eckerd have to be changed or canceled, including Kappa Karnival and Spoosh Boosh. But Palmetto Productions wouldn’t let COVID-19 steal all the fun, keeping one of the best events going on, online. 

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During this time, it’s easy to fall into a mentality of the endless weekend. Every day drags into the next with no real consequence of never changing out of your pajamas. Here’s how you can keep your mind sharp and healthy.

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We get it, we do. Picking a bar in St. Pete can be a daunting task, especially with Yard of Ale being such a tempting offer. That’s why we’re here-we’ve assembled the best 10 bars in the area for those ready and willing to have a good time. So, get your reading glasses and Google Maps, these…

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If you know the St. Petersburg area, there’s one thing most everyone can agree on: craft beer and dogs are God’s gift to Earth. The more you think about it, the more it makes sense.

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Dorothy Allison, accomplished writer and Eckerd College alumna, gave a reading from her novel “Bastard Out of Carolina,” which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1992. To a crowd of around 100 students in the Cobb Gallery, she spoke about her writing and writing process on Wednesd…

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