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Struggling to improve student involvement, leaders say Greek life is the answer

By Emily Wunderlich After polling campus attitudes toward Greek life last month, Student Government hosted a town hall Nov. 13 to share the results with the student body. Not only did the event struggle to fill seats in the regional chancellor’s conference room, it lacked the most important component: students. Among the attendants were faculty […]

Is Greek life a threat to campus safety?

As universities across the country suspend fraternities and sororities, USFSP aims to bring Greek life to campus. By Emily Wunderlich Despite the shadow cast by Florida State University’s recent ban on Greek life, Student Government still sees a place for it at USF St. Petersburg. “Fraternity and sorority life represents that sense of spirit on […]

Trump-Russia charges leaves political science leader stunned

By Emily Wunderlich The independent investigation into Trump-Russia collusion made its biggest move to date last week, charging three former campaign officials with crimes. President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former business partner Rick Gates have been charged with 12 counts of financial crimes. These revelations left USF St. Petersburg’s Political Science […]

When does a Halloween costume cross the line?

By Emily Wunderlich and Timothy Fanning Are you dressing up this Halloween? How about your friends, siblings or roommates? What will you wear and how did you decide which costume? How do you know when a Halloween costume crosses the line from being edgy or original to offensive? The answer to that last question has […]

No banana peels here: HAB brings Mario Kart to the Harbor

By Emily Wunderlich USF St. Petersburg’s signature homecoming event, the annual cardboard boat race, hosted by Harborside Activities Board returned to the waterfront Oct. 11. The race is themed after popular Nintendo video game “Mario Kart.” Each year, the event attracts organizations from around campus, as well as students looking to get competitive. The teams […]

Second annual mural competition brings out the artist in everyone

By Emily Wunderlich While the end of September marks the beginning of fall, it also indicates the tradition of the annual mural competition on each floor of the University Student Center and Residence Hall One. Residents living in the Hilton were also included in the festivities this year, although they had to paint their murals […]

The long-awaited arrival of “The Sun and Her Flowers”

By Emily Wunderlich Rupi Kaur made her poetry debut with “Milk and Honey,” in 2015 and readers have been begging for more ever since. Their reward came Oct. 3 in 248 pages neatly bound in textured paperback. “The Sun and Her Flowers” should not be treated as a sequel but rather as a companion. The […]

The conversation we need to have about gun reform

By Emily Wunderlich Columbine: 13 people dead. Virginia Tech: 32 people dead. Aurora: 12 people dead. Sandy Hook: 28 people dead. San Bernardino: 14 people dead. Pulse nightclub: 49 people dead. This was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history— until Sunday. Late Sunday, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of gunfire onto the Las […]

Taking a stand by refusing to stand: some thoughts on kneeling for the National Anthem

By Emily Wunderlich On Aug. 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the National Anthem before a pre-season game. Now, over a year later, political tensions have resurfaced after President Trump profanely criticized other athletes who have joined Kaepernick in protesting the anthem. Many NFL teams responded by kneeling, […]

Alpha Phi Omega chapter petitions to become nationally chartered

By Emily Wunderlich After two years of petitioning, USF St. Petersburg’s Alpha Phi Omega (APO) chapter will apply Sept. 25 to become nationally accredited. It takes approximately six weeks for the application to be reviewed by the national board in Kansas City, and if approved, all new members will officially become brothers of the fraternity. […]