New St. Leo program focuses on training, retaining nurses amid shortage

In order to alleviate the nursing shortage, the state of Florida is investing in nursing programs in order to attract more competent candidates. According to a Florida Hospital Association report, the state will be short 59,000 nurses in the next 12 years. Gov. Ron DeSantis said earlier this year that over $80 million would be … Read more

LIST: Tampa Bay Back-to-School Events for School Year 2022 to 2023

The Tampa Bay Observer compiled a list of events throughout the Tampa Bay area to get students ready for the 2022-2023 school year, many of which will feature free bags and supplies. Please keep in mind that this story will be updated when new information becomes available. Citrus County Hernando County Highlands County Hillsborough County … Read more

Don’t be a victim: Increasing student loan scams increase as repayment nears

After more than three years of relief, the suspension on student loan payments is coming to an end. A number of scams have already been reported. “Given that there will be a number of changes in federal student loan servicing and federal student loan programmes, it is unfortunately an opportunity for those who are in … Read more

So it begins! Back-to-School Tips for First Time Parents

And the school bell rings again! As parents, back-to-school season is as exciting as it is filled with challenges, one of which is sending your toddler to school for the first time. In this article, we offer handy tips to help first-time parents through this transition, addressing every phase, from pre-school preparations to adapting to … Read more

Tampa prod studio creates IMAX-sized solar system to help middle schoolers

VU Tampa Bay, a cutting-edge virtual production facility in Tampa’s University Mall, has assisted Jack Daniels, John Deere, and Mercedes. A recent innovation, though, revealing the entire solar system on a 100-foot LED screen in magnificent Star Wars form, was for a completely different customer. “We love a challenge,” said Daniel Mallek, one of the … Read more