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Meet the presidential candidates

Student body president and vice president campaigns started Monday, Feb. 20. As leader of the executive branch, the president is a fundamental role in the allocation of the activities and service fee budget. The vice president heads communication between the student body and the rest of the executive branch. Below are excerpts from interviews with […]

Grapefruit Shandy is a fruity hit at 3 Daughters Brewing

In honor of National Grapefruit Month, one local brewery has added a fruity twist to one of their familiar concoctions. 3 Daughters Brewing, a St. Petersburg favorite, isn’t afraid to experiment with a good thing. Their Grapefruit Shandy,  released on Feb. 8, is a hefeweizen infused with grapefruit.  Hefeweizen, which literally means yeast (hefe) wheat […]

Students lobby in Tallahassee for USF interests

It’s 2:15 a.m. and rain pours over the student parking garage. Me and 41 other students are huddling under cover waiting for a bus to Tallahassee. I was assigned to cover Wednesday’s “USF Day at the Capitol” the night before. It’s an annual trip for all three campuses that enlists students to descend on state […]

St. Pete Pride Parade to move downtown

  The Grand Central District may soon be losing one of its greatest traditions. The St. Pete Pride Parade, which has called Central Avenue its home since its inception in 2003, is set to relocate to a new downtown waterfront route. This announcement is being met with fierce opposition both on and off campus. Karlana […]

“Split” is Shyamalan’s Redemption, Still Imperfect

M. Night Shyamalan making a good movie in 2017 is the biggest plot twist of all. The once acclaimed Indian-American director responsible for such highly regarded films as “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable” and “Signs” has produced nothing but stinkers since the early 2000s. His 2008 movie “The Happening” was nominated for four Golden Raspberry Awards […]

“Split” is Shyamalan’s redemption, still imperfect

New Release: James McAvoy gives an impressive performance in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, “Split.” Here McAvoy is seen as Hedwig, one of 23 personalities depicted in the film. [Courtesy of Universal Pictures] Night Shyamalan making a good movie in 2017 is the biggest plot twist of all. The once acclaimed Indian-American director responsible for […]

On the rise and fall of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey

In 2015 she was dubbed the “world’s most dominant athlete” by Sports Illustrated. Now she’s a meme. The last 14 months have not been kind to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first-ever female champion. After losing her bantamweight title to Holly Holm Nov. 15, 2015, via the “kick heard around the world” Ronda Rousey largely dropped […]

“Fantastic Beasts” is Pretty Fantastic

If you’re looking for Hogwarts, Diagon Alley or Platform 9 ¾, you’ll have to look elsewhere. You’re more likely to find those at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios than you are in this film. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a different kind of Harry Potter movie. This is […]

Climate Change: Forgotten Issue of 2016

Four presidential debates: zero questions about climate change. This is the kind of world we live in: a world that ignores problems that lack the immediate impact to make a dent in our feeble attention spans. Like a student putting off homework until the night before, only to realize that the scope of that research […]

“Before the Flood” Brings in Big Wave of Knowledge

By Michael Moore Jr. michaelmoor@mail.usf.edu At the beginning of “Before the Flood,” Leonardo DiCaprio recalls a painting that hung over his crib during his childhood: Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” The infamous triptych has three panels: on the far left it depicts the first humans in  paradise, in the center it shows humans […]