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SG successfully fills senate seats despite consistently poor voter turnout

By Michael Moore Jr. sOf the over 4,000 students enrolled at USF St. Petersburg, 250 of them voted in the most recent Student Government senate elections. That’s a 61.5 percent decrease from the 650 students that turned out in the spring to vote on the senate, president and vice president in addition to having a […]

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Campus vets conflicted on transgender military ban

By Brianna Rodriguez The Trump administration aims to discontinue former President Barack Obama’s policies on transgender troops serving in the military. Student veterans at USF St. Petersburg say that transgender service members should be allowed to serve, but not during transitionary process. They say hormone medication and rehabilitation time during active duty can affect their […]

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Journalism department turns focus on more digital media

By Anna Bryson Changes are coming to the journalism department next year. The department is undergoing revisions to its course requirements in the undergraduate department, the graduate and the Food Writing and Photography program. The undergraduate Journalism and Digital Communication program is replacing two required courses with ones that focus on digital media. The required courses […]

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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 […]

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University: hearing officer is biased, adjunct profs not entitled to union

By Nancy McCann Although USF St. Petersburg relies heavily on adjunct professors, the university system says they are just temporary employees who fill “unexpected holes” in the teaching schedule and therefore are not entitled to form a union. In a 37-page document submitted to the Public Employees Relations Commission on Oct. 27, the USF administration doubles […]

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