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Editorial: A look back at this semester

Fall 2014. It’s a been a big semester for USF St. Petersburg. The university made headlines at major local media outlets when it announced the strategic plan#which included the goal of increasing student enrollment from 4,700 to 10,000 students by 2024. With the plan has come a host of exciting news, from discussions about new […]

Opinion: The regulation of season’s greetings

It’s difficult to imagine holiday greetings being offensive, but it happens more so every year. Christmas basically takes over the entire month of December, and the majority of the Western world celebrates it in some way; secularly or religiously. “Merry Christmas!” has now become somewhat of a default way to acknowledge somebody. In any case, […]

Opinion: Disney films cut life short

This is your only warning. Disney fans, get away from this column if you are easily offended. If you plan to see Big Hero 6 or haven’t seen all of the latest flicks, leave. After this paragraph, I will launch into a series of spoilers that may be upsetting to you. Disney has given me […]

Opinion: BLUE makes waves in St. Pete

St. Petersburg is making waves again, and this time, the current is felt all around the world. The city hosted the Blue Ocean Film Festival and climate summit. The conference, which ran from Nov. 3-9, aimed to educate the general public about the issues facing the ocean, and served as an industry conference to collaborate […]

Opinion: My pride for Pete

Home to the largest pride parade in the state of Florida, St. Petersburg just received a score of 100 percent for its support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Last year, the city received 66 points for its support. This clearly changed over the last 12 months and it is something the whole […]

Editorial: University: amend our speech codes

We have administrators who value students’ freedom of speech. But our current speech codes, if put into the wrong hands, could threaten students’ freedoms. Freedom of speech is one of the most precious things about being American. We’re not just saying this because we’re journalists. Freedom of speech goes beyond the glamorous portrayal you see […]

Opinion: We’re not written in the stars

Your health, prosperity and love-life can be foretold in just around 100 characters – whether you’ll fail or succeed, if you should seek romance or lie low for some time. Your future foreseen with the touch of a button. These predictions are all over the media and are growing exceedingly accessible to anybody who will […]