Opinion: Knowing myself changed by goals

November 10, 2014 11:00 am

I didn’t always want to leave St. Petersburg. In an eighth grade class project about my future goals, I wanted to study biology, attend the University of South Florida, and work at a zoo. Maybe I’d buy a house in Gulfport and enjoy the weekends near the beach. I’d write […]

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Editorial: Freedom of the press alive at USFSP

November 6, 2014 4:39 pm

At a university in Oklahoma, student government senators paused their senate meeting because they wanted ice cream. We aren’t kidding. All the senators got up, walked to their cafeteria and got the ice cream. Then they reconvened the meeting. But then they realized they forgot the spoons. So every single […]

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Opinion: I took a chance on Philly

4:36 pm

On Sunday evening, a group of us staff writers arrived home from a media convention held in Philadelphia, PA. It was an opportunity I was originally reluctant to accept but I’m glad I did. Usually, I would find the excuses to tell myself. “It’s not worth it.” “I have to […]

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Opinion: Fantasy football isn’t just a ‘guy’ thing

4:31 pm

Originally, that’s the way I viewed it. A “guy” thing. Although I’m an avid sports fan, I never thought I would be good at it. Too many stats. Too many players. Too many rules. I became a bartender at a sports bar, and my football knowledge grew. After a while, […]

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Opinion: Me, myself, and a stranger

4:29 pm

What’s better than an all-day event of feel-good music, art vendors, delicious food trucks and quality solitude time? Nothing, really. The ability and freedom one experiences by venturing out on their own to explore would normally be an introvert’s worst nightmare; however, in my case, it was everything but. Attending […]

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Opinion: Don’t believe everything you read

October 27, 2014 11:33 am

Ah, the internet. It’s revolutionized the way we receive our news, and the speed at which our news is reported to us. Yet, it complicates the process at times. Anyone can start their own website and post updates. And some Internet developers are talented at making fake news sites look […]

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Opinion: Time to pop the ‘Fearbola’ bubble

11:31 am

Just as fast as the fear of Ebola has been traveling, so has misleading information and confusion about the decision of the USF St. Petersburg to cancel the Murrow Program. Therefore, I want to take this opportunity to address myths, assess risks and weigh facts. The 2014 Murrow Fellows include […]

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Opinion: USFSP and Murrow, it isn’t fear

11:30 am

I am a graduate student in journalism at the USF St. Petersburg. I helped run the Murrow Program last year. The International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. State Department leads the event.  I was assisting USFSP in the organization of the program for this year’s event.  It is a […]

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Opinion: Good arguments for Florida second amendment

October 26, 2014 7:26 pm

Many can agree that doctors are allowed to “prescribe poisons” to patients such as Oxycodone, killing 16,000, and Tylenol, killing 12,000 people, annually. Attorney John Morgan made this argument Oct.13 live on Fox 13 news. He debated against Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd, who insisted there are “loopholes” in the […]

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Opinion: Overanalyzing the ice cream

October 19, 2014 7:41 pm

The latest American overreaction is over ice cream, of all things. Anti-hazing activists complained to ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s because of the name of their chocolate and hazelnut concoction “Hazed & Confused.” The name had nothing to do with risky behavior of college students, Ben & Jerry’s spokesman […]

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