The Oscars You Don’t Want to Miss

By SOPHIA HERNANDEZ / Staff Writer As awards season rolls around, the population of Ben and Jerry’s cartons in my freezer triples in size to sustain many nights in front of the TV screen. However, this awards season has also elicited an outcry regarding certain social and political issues that are brought to light both…

The Chris Botti Effect

By ANDREW QUINTANA / Staff Writer To say I went to a Chris Botti concert this Valentine’s Day would be an egregious understatement. To say I merely witnessed a spectacular performance by one of the best trumpet players alive would also be somewhat disrespectful. I just can’t force myself to say something that isn’t completely…

NBA All-Star Weekend Kicks Off

AMANDA NEPPL / STAFF WRITER This Friday marks the start of the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Friday night will consist of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7p.m, and at 10p.m, the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. On Saturday, various events will be held throughout the day,…

R. Kelly Ignites Tallahassee

By CATHERINE BUCKLER / Staff Editor & Bryan Fisher / Staff Writer “Do you have the tickets?” “What? I thought they were in your purse.” “Oh, wait. Yeah, they are. Hold it for a second.”  “Sir, can I check your purse?” “Uhh”  We shuffle past security.  “Are we late?” “We have time to grab a…

Spend Valentine’s Day with the Lovely Chris Botti

By ANDREW QUINTANA / Staff Writer This Valentine’s day, treat yourself and your loved ones to a special performance by one of the most dynamic trumpet players to come around in the past twenty years. Chris Botti will headline Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on Tuesday, and he is sure to bring his twenty plus years…

Journalists Jailed Under Trump

ALEX AMENTA / NEWS TEAM Two weeks ago, six journalists were arrested, on felony charges of rioting, as they covered the violent protests on inauguration day. They had proper press passes and identified themselves as journalists to the police; they were arrested in the mass round-up of those believed to be involved in the protests. This…