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 ›
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 ›
Somebody wise, not exactly sure who, once said, it is not your destination that matters but the journey. It may’ve been a metaphor for life, but it applies to automobile trips as well. It is getting to be that time of the year when the semester winds down and some [...]Read more ›
They sit with hands shielding their eyes. For the past half hour, it’s been a struggle to block out the memories of the taunting, the death threats, and the insecurities of the past. Even though it had been years, the memories of bullying have not quite faded. A Norwegian study [...]Read more ›