Opinion: Say yes to expansion

August 25, 2014 12:30 pm

When I first heard about the ten year plan to double the student body and expand the campus, I wasn’t for it. After all, one of the main things that drew me to USF St. Petersburg, besides its gorgeous location, was the intimate size of campus. At the Tampa location […]

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Opinion: The Real College Essentials

12:20 pm

Among the piles of cardboard boxes and brightly colored, twin-XL sheets was a mix of excitement and nerves for a new experience. College, which was once this distant aspiration, was suddenly a tiny residence hall bedroom shared between three barely-adult girls, and a campus promising education, activities, and memories. I […]

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Opinion: Do’s and Don’ts of Fantasy Football

12:15 pm

With the arrival of football in the fall comes the most notorious trash talking season of the year. Friends and family will compete in fantasy football leagues around the United States in hopes of crowning themselves a champion. So, even if your favorite NFL team is horrible, you still can […]

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Opinion: Things we can learn from an 18-year-old porn star.

March 31, 2014 3:07 pm
Opinion: Things we can learn from an 18-year-old porn star.

The Duke University freshman, who works under the moniker Belle Knox, didn’t want to take out loans to pay for her school’s $60,000 per year tuition. So, she joined the porn industry. The decision, which many might consider outrageous and distasteful, was easy for Knox, who said her experience in […]

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Opinion: A conversation with Milwaukee Mike

March 24, 2014 5:38 pm
Opinion: A conversation with Milwaukee Mike

Nearly outshining the visual aesthetic that continues to define St. Petersburg as a place of quirk and destination are its colorful cast of residents, who from my experience seem to be some of the best storytellers in Florida. Often resoundingly open and detailed, the folks who call St. Pete home […]

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Opinion: Bright Futures creates unfair standards and dim futures

4:37 pm
Opinion: Bright Futures creates unfair standards and dim futures

Gov. Rick Scott is talking up his goals of limiting college tuition increases and his “$10,000 bachelor’s degrees,” and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is, again, investigating Bright Futures scholarships. I’m sure many students laugh out loud at the idea of paying only $10,000 for a […]

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Opinion: Debtless tuition plan only sounds like a sweet deal

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What if you could earn a college degree without paying for tuition? The idea isn’t completely outrageous. Some lawmakers are proposing bills to facilitate it, most recently in Florida. The catch, however, is that once you receive your “free” degree, you must pay the state a small portion of your […]

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Opinion: Video games — a fear of falling

March 17, 2014 5:45 pm
Opinion: Video games — a fear of falling

Platform games: arguably the most innocent genre in all of video gaming. Running and jumping through various worlds, either two or three dimensional; playing as a range of different characters like Mario, Donkey Kong, Rayman, Sackboy or many others; hopping from platform to platform in hopes of reaching the end […]

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Opinion: The best kind of medicine

5:43 pm
Opinion: The best kind of medicine

It was my third trip to a clinic after being sick for almost a month. I was struggling to get through my studies. I was missing out on the sunshine and waves, and feeling grumpy from lack of sleep. But here I was, twiddling my thumbs in a boosted seat […]

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Opinion: Modesty or suppression of natural instincts?

5:41 pm
Opinion: Modesty or suppression of natural instincts?

Watch out, ladies. If you’re walking the streets of Arkansas and hear someone whisper “Nike,” you’re probably dressed too immodestly. The oldest Duggar sisters from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” released their first book in the beginning of March filled with some of the women’s “dark” secrets and their experiences […]

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