Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Chinatown Wild Nothing

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Forever and Ever Amen The Drums

I Wanna Dance (But I Don't Know How) SKATERS

Bop Bop Mean Lady

Don't You Evah Spoon

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This Must Be the Place Talking Heads

Still New Smith Westerns

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HANNAH ELLIOTT Robinson High

Teen photographers and others were honored by Frameworks of Tampa Bay at its annual luncheon last week called Focus: The Art and Science of Emotional Intelligence.

The Focus Photo Contest asked high school students to submit original photographs depicting the highs and lows of any given day.

Gulf High junior Joanne Donovan won in the "fan favorite" category for her photo Pinned by Pressures. "One of the themes in my photography is personal experiences," Donovan said in an artist's statement. "This photo portrays the many societal pressures that exist among . . . students everyday. This represents the emotional low of a given day, because peer pressure causes stress and depression, which usually leads to other demonstrative conflicts. I used double exposure techniques." She won a $100 gift card.

Gulf High senior Tiffani Maybin was named overall winner for a documentary photo of her brother. "My little brother was upset because he did not want to come inside, he wanted to play in the water," Maybin said in an artist's statement. "I chose (the photo) because it portrays sadness very well, and has an interesting subject." She won $200.

World-renowned psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman, who authored the bestseller Emotional Intelligence, spoke at the Frameworks event.

Frameworks of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit organization whose mission is "to teach youth to manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and make good decisions for academic, career and personal success," according to its website, myframeworks.org.

HIGHS AND LOWS, CAPTURED

MIAMI TO ULTRA FEST: WE DON'T WANT YOU

After Ultra Music Fest fans without tickets last weekend stormed a fence and trampled a security guard, leaving her critically injured, some Miami city officials are calling for an end to the largest electronic music festival in the country, at least in their back yard. A Miami city commission member and the mayor say they will put a resolution before the commission to end Miami's relationship with the festival, which has seen arrests, drug overdoses and fence-hopping previously, according to a story by miami.cbslocal.com and the Miami Herald. "I think they have overstayed their welcome," said Commissioner Marc Sarnoff. Organizers expressed their wishes for speedy recovery of the guard, who experienced brain hemorrhaging and a broken leg.

Is your future (fair and) bright?

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has quietly revived an investigation of Florida's Bright Futures scholarships, a move that could reignite long-simmering complaints about the fairness of the popular program. Since the program's inception, an outsized share of more than $4 billion in scholarships has gone to white or affluent families, at least some of whom were wealthy enough to afford college without any help. In recent years, state lawmakers — concerned about rising costs of the program — changed the standards to make the scholarships even harder to get, raising the minimum SAT and ACT test scores to levels that critics charge will only further exclude poor and minority students. A spokesman, via email, said the office was "investigating allegations that the state of Florida utilizes criteria for determining eligibility for college scholarships that have the effect of discriminating against Latino and African-American students on the basis of national origin and race." Similar allegations resurfaced in a public way last spring after a University of South Florida analysis predicted that the new Bright Futures standards would benefit far fewer students.

Times/Herald staff writers

 
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