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USF Tampa goes tobacco free

New rules, new game.   You may or may not have noticed one of the university’s latest updates when you log into MyUSF: “Starting January 4, 2016 TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS.” I remember looking at this puzzled: Isn’t the school already tobacco free? I later found out it was only covering the USF Tampa campus, which […]

Project 10 STING RAY encourages inclusive education

  The campus organization pairs student mentors and special diploma high school graduates to create a true college experience.     Most students on campus have never heard of Project 10 STING RAY, a program that allows students who graduated high school with a special degree diploma to experience college life. The long interview and […]

Saint Pete’s got some talent

The local charity event was successful but faced some challenges    St. Petersburg may have talent, but it was hard to tell last week. On Nov. 12, Jannus Live hosted Saint Pete’s Got Talent for the second consecutive year, joined for the first time by Kobie Marketing. There were technical problems with the sound. The […]

Student government presents It’s On Us campaign

Increasing sexual assault awareness on campus. For the first time, USF St. Petersburg is holding a sexual assault awareness campaign in order to better educate the campus community about the dangers students may face. Student government teamed up with USF Tampa and USF Sarasota in a system-wide resolution to participate in the It’s On Us […]

Does Greenpeace only want the green?

Organization turns to college students for funding. A tall man wearing a straw-colored sun hat strolls around the corner and sits down. The epitome of a local environmentalist with his reusable coffee cup and scruffy exterior, this campaign coordinator for Greenpeace in St. Petersburg represents an organization the campus has become more than used to […]

St. Petersburg presents special treats for art lovers

50 Artworks for 50 Years at the Museum of Fine Arts Sept. 19 – March 13 Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5p.m. 255 Beach Dr. NE An event where the title says it all, this gallery displays 50 art pieces from various donors in honor of the 50th […]

USFSP opens additional housing option

Will the cramped rooms be worth the discount? How would it sound to have an additional $784 in your pocket? That’s what the Housing and Residence Life department offers students in the University Student Center if they agree to take in a third roommate for Spring 2016. Or, for those not living in the USC, […]


Floods wreaked havoc on third floor USC. Some third-floor residents in the University Student Center dormitory got an unwelcome surprise during the first week of school. Sewage-tinted water was coming up and out of the drains in their showers and spreading onto the floors of their rooms. “There were some that were so bad it […]

Students want to make a difference in local elementary school

Lunch Pals Mentoring Opportunity. David Thompson is just a freshman, but he is already involved in a new campus club that aims to help students at a struggling elementary school who come from troubled homes. The club, called Lunch Pals, was started by sophomore Kevin Erickson. It pairs USF St. Petersburg students with youngsters at […]

USF St. Petersburg pioneers wander down memory lane

                  J.M. “Sudsy” Tschiderer Class of ’71 Environment: Her last name is Tschiderer, but three generations of university students know her as “Sudsy.” When she was a student, she said, it was “a brand new entity” with a diverse student body that included returning veterans, local parents […]