Christopher Collier

News Intern

Christopher Collier served as a news intern in Spring 2016.

He is a senior at the University of South Florida pursing a degree in mass communications and a minor in Spanish. He has a broad range of interests in the broadcasting field, ranging  from reporting to studio production.

Collier previously earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Saint Leo University. While at Saint Leo, he spearheaded the student-run WSLU Radio as an editor and producer. He also hosted "THE ASYLUM," a show featuring interviews with musical guests. More recently, he served as assistant news editor for the USF Oracle. 

Now that he is back in school, he hopes to learn how a professional radio station functions in order to gain the tools that will make him competitive in the future job market.

Roberto Roldan/WUSF

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders concluded a state tour Thursday night at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. An estimated crowd of 9,000 packed the Expo Hall to hear the Vermont senator in this final push to Tuesday's presidential primary.

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About 400 volunteers fanned out across Hillsborough County Thursday, searching for the homeless.

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To call an American president's visit to Cuba 'historic' doesn't reflect the rarity of the occasion.

In January 1928, President Calvin Coolidge arrived in Havana via the USS Texas, a warship. 'Talkies' was still a phrase people used when referring to movies with sound. It has been almost 90 years since that visit.

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A raucous sell-out crowd greeted Donald Trump Friday night at the Sun Dome at the University of South Florida in Tampa. An estimated 10,000 people filled the arena to capacity, while several thousand others were turned away at the gate.

Christopher Collier

University of South Florida students from both sides of the political aisle are getting fired up about the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump on Friday.

‘The Donald’ as he’s known in some circles, is expected to be speaking to thousands of students and Tampa Bay Area residents when he arrives at the USF Sun Dome Friday night about his politics.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared before his constituents nationwide in a live stream broadcast Jan. 23. 

At Skydive City in Zephyrhills, more than 30 people gathered to watch the live stream. The event was hosted by general manager and co-owner David Hayes.

"[A Sanders victory] It's probably gonna increase my taxes and my payroll; it's gonna force me to pay higher wages to my employees," Hayes said. "And you know what? I'm OK with that."

Mark Schreiner / WUSF 89.7 News

Shopping will soon be a pleasure for University of South Florida students, faculty and staff who will be able to stop at a new Publix Supermarket going up where the Andros student living complex currently is. 

The Florida Board of Governors - the head of  the State University System of Florida - approved the plan to build the store Thursday.

The contract with the Lakeland-based chain would run for 21 years, with six five-year renewals available for a 50-year total term. 

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Thousands of parents and children rallied Tuesday against a lawsuit that could end the state’s largest private school voucher program. Protestors gathered in Tallahassee to support the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.

Tampa Bay Rays

The St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday said the Tampa Bay Rays can look for a new home in the Tampa Bay area.