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A small pile of the many, colorful beads collected every Gasparilla.

How To Recycle Gasparilla Your Beads

Charlotte Stone, Features Editor February 7, 2022

After the fun and festivities of Gasparilla are over, its super important to recycle your beads. Theses plastic beads can be extremely harmful to local wildlife and the environment, especially if they...

One of the many Gasparilla floats in the parade.

What is Tampa without Gasparilla?

Lindsey Chadwick, Opinion Editor February 2, 2022

Gasparilla is one of the biggest events that is held on Bayshore, or in Tampa even. If you live in Tampa and haven't been to a Gasparilla parade, you are definitely missing out. But, I find it hard to...

Fish killed unnaturally, ecocide.

Gasparilla Makes Me Want to Walk the Plank

Vikram Sambasivan, News Editor January 29, 2022

Festivals are representative of the culture of an area. They are based on some historical context and they are something unique to the cities where they take place. Then there is Gasparilla.  Based...

The line up for the 2022 Gasparilla Music Festival as seen on the GMF website.

The Gasparilla Music Festival Sails into Tampa Bay

Charlotte Stone, Features Editor January 14, 2022

Around this time of the month, everyone in Tampa is starting to get excited for Gasparilla. Driving around, you will notice that people have really started getting into the Gasparilla spirit by hanging...

Photo Gallery: Gasparilla Music Festival 2020

Photo Gallery: Gasparilla Music Festival 2020

Jules Whitaker, Feature and Opinion Editor March 27, 2020

The stage setup at the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Festival

Things to do in Tampa this January

Anna Woodward and Jasmine Vidovich January 16, 2019

With the hype of Gasparilla looming on the horizon, it's even easier than usual to find a variety of things to do in Tampa in January. Whether it's a music festival or a convention, there is something...

The Gasparilla pirate ship descends onto Tampa Bay. Image courtesy of Wikipedia commons.

Gasparilla needs to be more inclusive

Alanna Felton, A&E Editor January 26, 2018

If one were to examine the history books closely enough, examples of female pirates who dominated their eras abound. The most successful pirate of all time is widely considered to be Ching Shih- a Chinese...

MidKnight Snacks: Treasure chest rice krispies treat

MidKnight Snacks: Treasure chest rice krispies treat

Amelia Foster, Staff Writer January 26, 2018

The Gasparilla spirit is in the air with the famous Tampa parade just a day away. However, it is easy to get caught up in all the excitement while the floats parade by and the pirate ship blasts its...

File photo from 2016 that illustrates Bayshore on a typical January day

Gasparilla is Losing its Meaning

Leana Pustam, Perspectives Editor January 23, 2016

This Saturday, Jan. 23, marks the first day of Tampa Bay’s Gasparilla season. This weekend is the children’s parade, followed by the adult parade next Saturday. Both events take place along Bayshore...

Gasparilla Music Festival 2014 Rocks Spring Break

Hannah Elliott March 19, 2014

Initially published in tb-two* 'Twas the night before Gasparilla Music Fest, and all through downtown Tampa the GMF buzz could already be heard. The main stage at Curtis Hixon pulsated with anxious...

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