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STING RAY cancelled by USF system

Above photo: Project 10 STING RAY students pose during a birthday party for Quan Jones (pictured in blue hat). Jessica Jagodzinski | Project 10 STING RAY  By Jeffrey Waitkevich First, STING RAY students at USF St. Petersburg battled for the right to walk at graduation ceremonies. Now, they don’t get to celebrate at all. In late December, […]

Campus rec looks to increase intramural participation

Above photo: Team BVB poses for picture after winning 2017 fall intramural soccer championship. Courtesy of Campus Recreation By Jeffrey Waitkevich A tale as old as time: Participation at USF St. Petersburg is low. Campus Recreation has joined the ranks of Student Government and other on-campus organizations that have failed to gain widespread student interest amid abysmal […]

History professor reflects on writing Arthur Ashe biography

By Jeffrey Waitkevich Raymond Arsenault, a history professor at USF St. Petersburg, has finished writing the third and final book in his forgotten civil rights stories series, “Arthur Ashe: A Life.” While Ashe wrote four autobiographies, “Arthur Ashe: A Life” will be the first full biography of the tennis legend. New York City-based publisher Simon & […]

Review: Justice League flashes potential, still a bust

By Jeffrey Waitkevitch If “Justice League” was an NBA player, it would be Michael Carter-Williams. As a rookie, Carter-Williams burst onto the scene as the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He averaged 16.7 points per game, 6.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists in his rookie season en route to winning Rookie of the Year […]

Review: Marvel’s latest Thor installment is a masterpiece

By Jeffrey Waitkevich Thor, Asgard’s god of thunder, has been one of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most powerful superheroes since his debut in 2011. But what would happen if he lost Mjolnir, the hammer that grants him the ability to fight and manipulate the weather? That answer comes in “Thor: Ragnarok,” Marvel’s third and most recent installment […]

“Jigsaw” successfully resurrects gory franchise

By Jeffrey Waitkevich Let’s play a game: it’s called watching a confusing reboot more than 10 years after the original’s release. The original “Saw” came out in 2004. “Saw 3D,” the seventh installment in the played out franchise, which was dubbed “the final chapter,” debuted in 2010. Seven years later, the series returns with “Jigsaw.” In […]

Welcome to the 2017-2018 NBA season

The 2017 NBA offseason was one of the craziest offseasons the sports world has ever seen. Let’s be real: It may have been crazier than the regular season and playoffs combined. During the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors lost a whopping one game en route to their second NBA Championship in the past three seasons. […]

The king and queen have their day: Homecoming 2017

By Jeffrey Waitkevich This year’s homecoming dance, which took place on Tuesday, Oct. 10, ended with Sadandré Jackson and Shani Tracey crowned as king and queen. Let’s get to know them a little better. Sadandré Jackson: Homecoming King Jackson, a junior psychology major, wears many hats: president of the Herd Step Team, orientation leader, tour […]

New head of Campus Rec focused on growing department

By Jeffrey Waitkevich Al Gentilini is the captain of the Campus Recreation ship, and he wants to do more than keep it afloat, he wants to sail it to the promised land. As the associate director, Gentilini is in charge of the fitness center, the waterfront, the pool and The Edge. His vision is to […]

Review: Emma Stone hits a near perfect shot in “Battle of the Sexes”

By Jeffrey Waitkevich In 1973, the exhibition match dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes” brought the women’s rights movement to the tennis court. Spearheading the movement was Billie Jean King. Now, a 2017 film is attempting to recreate that magic. Because of the importance of the event it depicts, “Battle of the Sexes” had the […]