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Student Finds Balance Between College, Wrestling

Cheers, boos, sweat, blood, tears and injuries. These are just some of the things that go on during a match while wrestlers risk it all to entertain a crowd. When you see a petite girl, the last thing you’re usually going to think is “wrestler,” right? I’ve encountered this more times than I can count. […]

Dance Marathon Makes Miracles Happen “For The Kids”

By Nikki Sawyer nicolesawyer@mail.usf.edu Bad dance moves typically lead to embarrassment, awkward looks and unpleasant memories. Yet for the USF St. Petersburg charity event, Miracle Dance Marathon, students on their feet equate to money raised for sick children, no matter the goofy groove. “Dance Marathon is a movement that brings awareness to the children fighting […]

Makeup Shaming Doesn’t Make You Look Better

Women are under enormous aesthetic pressure. Whether it comes from the media’s unrealistic expectations, family, friends, ourselves, whomever: I agree that the pressure is there. But consider this – some of us wear makeup because we enjoy it. Some of us love smoking our eyes out, contouring until our hands ache and splurging at Sephora. […]

Lightning Gear Up For Upcoming Season

The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking for another successful season. After almost winning the coveted Stanley Cup the last couple seasons, the team hopes to add a second trophy alongside their 2004 Cup. The Lightning made it to the 2015 finals, but lost to the Chicago Blackhawks by a series score of 4-2. Last season, […]

Voters To Decide On Medical Marijuana In Coming Election

On Nov. 8, Floridians will have the opportunity to vote yes or no on Amendment 2, the initiated constitutional amendment for medical marijuana Amendment 2 is one of the most heavily debated issues in this Florida this election year. This is the second time the amendment will appear on Sunshine State ballots. In 2014, the […]

Administration Should Expand Parking As Enrollment Rises

School safety employees directed students out of the parking garage after it filled to capacity on the morning of Sept. 20. I arrived on campus early that morning, narrowly escaping getting stuck in traffic. Many of my peers were not so lucky and throughout the day I listened to countless classmates angrily recount their parking […]

USFSP Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 25 Best Colleges

USF St. Petersburg is celebrating after being ranked No. 24 among the top 25 Southern Regional Public universities earlier this month. The university has been featured in the rankings, released by U.S. News & World Report, before. Rankings criteria are based on graduation and first-year student retention rates, undergraduate academic reputations, faculty and financial resources, […]

Professor Researches Effects Of BP Oil Spill in Gulf

In 2010, a British Petroleum (BP) oil rig exploded after a wellhead blowout, causing the worst oil spill in history. The U.S. government estimates that 4.9 million barrels of oil were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico. It took over five months to cap the spill, and recovery efforts have been slow to fix the […]

Career Center brings job fair to campus

First impressions are crucial. This is only one of the numerous tips that you can be sure to expect at next week’s job fair. The on-campus event will be hosted by the USF St. Petersburg Career Center on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 1-4 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The USF St. Petersburg Career Center […]