Whether it’s the girl you spent the whole semester sitting next to but were too afraid to talk to, or the guy you had to admired from a distance in lab because of assigned seating, or even that special teacher you convinced yourself was always looking at you when speaking [...]
The St. Petersburg campus of the University of South Florida is at a major crossroads. What does the future hold? Do...
My best friend from high school had a baby last month. I didn’t even know that she was pregnant. Out of touch? No....
It’s been a rough week for America — the bombings in Boston, the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas...
On Oct. 30, 2006, A CIA strike on a religious school in Pakistan killed 80 civilians. Up to 69 were children. On Dec. 15, 2010, a U.S. attack on al-Majala in Southern Yemen killed 55 people. Fourteen of these were al-Qaida members. The rest were women and children. According to [...]Read more ›
Before he attacked the Boston Marathon, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspected terrorists, wrote on the Internet that he had no American friends and didn’t understand them. In the days after he attacked Boston and before he was killed, I hope he finally came to understand what Americans were like. [...]Read more ›
Last week, I went and saw the film “42” while on a date with my girlfriend. Aside from some minor historical inaccuracies, the film was fantastic. For those of you who do not know the movie is about Jackie Robinson who was the first Major League Baseball player in the [...]Read more ›
As far as we know, 2013 Masters winner Jason Day is not a racist. Neither is Jim Nantz, the broadcaster whose voice is synonymous with the poetic intros to the tournament’s television coverage. The approximately 35,000 fans who attend are, for the most part, probably also not racists. “What no [...]Read more ›
Outside of the welcoming arms of orientation leaders and the four-year bubble that follows, most of the country is freaking out about higher education. The degree you will be handed as you walk across the stage will be worth less than the one your mom and dad earned 30 years [...]Read more ›
Have you ever eaten nothing but fresh oysters for breakfast, lunch and dinner? I have. I traveled to Apalachicola, Fla. for my master’s project to interview locals about the myriad of economic engines the tiny town has seen over the past 200 years. The Apalach, as they call it, is [...]Read more ›