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Looking up into the camera, main character Victoria (Francesca Hayward) sings in the movie adaptation of Cats. Airing in theaters in December, it was extremely unsuccessful, losing millions of dollars at the box office, as well as being pulled from its Oscar campaign with Universal Pictures. Photo courtesy of Quartz.com.

Cat-tastrophe

Julia Wolfe, Opinions Editor
February 5, 2020
A column by a staffer on why voting is a necessary step in the United States. Artwork by Summer Purks.

To vote or not to vote

Clio Bruno, Social Media Manager
January 31, 2020
Tres arepas de tres diferentes sitios, a la izquierda queda la de Nico’s, por detras esta la arepa de Perdigon El Sabor y a la derecha la arepa de Mr. Junior Latin Food. La que me gusta mas fue la de Nico’s Arepa Grill por el sabor de la arepa completa.

Viva la arepa

Samantha Macuare, Staffer
January 28, 2020
Tres arepas de tres diferentes sitios, a la izquierda queda la de Nico’s, por detras esta la arepa de Perdigon El Sabor y a la derecha la arepa de Mr. Junior Latin Food. La que me gusta mas fue la de Nico’s Arepa Grill por el sabor de la arepa completa.

Viva la arepa

Samantha Macuare, Staffer
January 28, 2020
Fists raised in protest, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos engage in among the most famous Olympic protests in history during the 1968 Mexico City games. The International Olympic Committee’s recent statement that banned protests for the upcoming Tokyo games both silences athletes and disregards the history of the games.  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Raising a Fist

Graham Hill, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2020
With the start of the year 2020, many people set out to make this decade better than the last. To do this, some people make resolutions to better themselves but instead it ends in disappointment.

New year, same resolutions

Audrey Taylor, Staffer
January 21, 2020
Gasparilla which is the country’s 3rd largest parade serves as the perfect opportunity to get with friends to celebrate Tampa’s history with pirates. Parade viewers can spend the day catching beads from the invading pirates. 

The parade will be on Jan. 25, so now is the time to start shopping for the most festive and pirate-themed outfit to wear for this spectacular occasion. 

The clothing items required to appear like a pirate are probably already in your closet. 

The first pirate classic look consists of a white ruffled crop top, black fitted shorts, fishnet tights, black knee-high boots and a red headscarf. Don’t forget props to complete the look, such as a sword, pirate hat, eyepatch, fake bird and beads. 

There are customized Gasparilla shirts on Etsy, which are unique and can serve as a souvenir to remember the parade.  

If you choose to purchase a shirt, there are many ways to style it. Pair the shirt with a black leather skirt with leather boots to match. For jewelry, anything skull-themed would work. This outfit would be considered a modern dark pirate look. 

Another outfit idea to look the part involves wearing a striped black and white shirt with a red miniskirt. Wear gold jewelry to look like treasure. To finish off the look, add a pirate hat to seem like the real deal.  

With these outfit ideas, it is essential to do makeup like a pirate. Remember, pirate makeup is not supposed to look perfect. The more smudgy the eye makeup, the better. Use black eye shadow and eyeliner around the eyes to create a smoky eye look.  

You can also use eyeliner to create scars on your face to resemble what happens after a sword fight. For lips, red lipstick is ideal to coordinate with the outfits.  

Lastly, pirate hair is a must. The messier the hair, the better. Curl your hair and then brush through the curls for pirate hair. Then add tiny braids to your locks. 

All these looks are easy and cheap to recreate to unleash your inner pirate at Gasparilla. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Dress your best for the pirate invasion

Nicole Prus, Online Editor
January 17, 2020
Altar’d State is a bohemian boutique that sells clothing, accessories, home décor and gifts. The boutique was founded in 2009.

Shoppers obsess over Altar’d State

Nicole Prus, Online Editor
January 16, 2020
DIY clothes are inexpensive and not very hard to make. YouTube and Pinterest have been excellent sources for clothing DIY inspiration. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

How to release your inner DIY queen

Nicole Prus, Online Editor
January 9, 2020
Holding a phone, an Instagram user shows a profile of a fellow account on Instagram. After testing a new update to remove likes in early November the platform removed them later in December of 2019. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

No likes, no interest

Izzy Antilla, Staffer
January 8, 2020
Displaying a test to see if users like an upcoming feature, the app Instagram uses alerts and testing to see whether their new feature is liked among users. After testing the removal of the number of likes was instated in early Dec. 2019. Photo courtesy of victoriabuzz.com.

To like or not to like

Audrey Taylor, Staffer
January 8, 2020
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