Opinion: The beauty in Coke’s controversial commercial

February 13, 2014 1:52 pm
Opinion: The beauty in Coke’s controversial commercial

It starts with a child’s voice. Then, alternating children sing the words most Americans have memorized: “America, the Beautiful.” It’s uttered in multiple languages and gorgeous scenery flash before a viewer. In one minute, Coca-Cola exposed the world to the beauty and horror of a nation at war with itself. […]

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Opinion: The truth ‘evolves’

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Opinion: The truth ‘evolves’

For the first 14 years of my life, the stories of the Bible were the only foundation for my beliefs. I refused to believe anything else because I was never taught anything else. When I was young, I took the stories of Moses and Noah as pure fact and memorized […]

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Opinion: A case for creation

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Opinion: A case for creation

“Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” In a debate last week, Ken Ham, an Aussie and the CEO of Answers in Genesis, defended the Biblical view of the world’s origins, while Bill Nye (the Science Guy!) spoke of science. Ham, a born-again Christian, stressed […]

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Opinion: Indifference and the origin of Earth

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Opinion: Indifference and the origin of Earth

Last Tuesday, an evolutionist and a creationist got together to talk about how they disagree on how the universe came into existence. Haven’t we done this before? Despite how tired this particular debate is, the meeting was watched by more than three million people and received a great deal of […]

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It’s funny because it’s awkward

February 3, 2014 7:11 pm
It’s funny because it’s awkward

You’re taking a class that you like well enough, the teacher is friendly and you sit next to the people you know. It’s all fun, but there’s one student in the room who tends to open their mouth more than you would like and your mind goes to a dark […]

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Disney does gay characters right

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Disney does gay characters right

Last month, the first ever gay couple was featured on a Disney Channel show. Though “Good Luck Charlie’s” two lesbian characters received no more than 10 seconds of airtime, the feat was significant — not just for gay people and supporters, but for the human race. The storyline was simple. […]

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Opinon: USFSP — the little campus that could

January 17, 2014 10:20 pm
Opinon: USFSP — the little campus that could

USF St. Petersburg is the only college I applied to during high school, because it was the only college I wanted to attend. USF first came onto my college radar because of, all things, journalism. My newspaper class made a pilgrimage to the Tampa campus to attend the Florida Scholastic […]

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Opinion: Profanity — sometimes offensive, always ignorant

10:18 pm
Opinion: Profanity — sometimes offensive, always ignorant

“Did you see that s— awesome car?” I overheard one student tell another while walking from the USF St. Petersburg parking garage. “It’s amazing as f—.” As the students continued their conversation, I realized I still didn’t know what the car looked like based on their description. That afternoon, I […]

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11 days a nightmare

January 9, 2014 1:20 am
11 days a nightmare

The day after Christmas, two large presents remained neatly wrapped under our tree. Mom would not open hers until Dad came home from the hospital. More days passed. Dead, brittle pine leaves dotted the peppermint patterned wrapping paper. The Christmas decorations should have come down by now. I began wondering […]

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Leaving my mark at USFSP

November 25, 2013 1:50 pm
Leaving my mark at USFSP

Four years from now, I can’t help but wonder, besides a diploma, what evidence will there be that I ever came to USF St. Petersburg?  If anything were to happen to me, would it have any impact? Probably not, and that’s chill because I haven’t done much of anything worth […]

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