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My alternative spring break

In the United States, approximately 565,000 people experience homelessness on any given night. I’ve always found ways to indirectly help alleviate homelessness and poverty by contributing to the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other organizations – but it wasn’t until recently that I realized I wanted to take it a step further. Yes, donating clothes […]

Graduation situation

When I started at USF St. Petersburg back in the summer of 2012, graduation seemed like a lifetime away – and for 18-year-olds – four years is around 22 percent of their lives. Now, looking toward my last year of formal education as I prepare to step away from my student-identity, I have to constantly […]

Star Wars on Women

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” I grew up with these words. I had the original “Star Wars” trilogy on VHS and wore those suckers out. My parents, siblings and I flocked to the second installment in theaters 15 or so years ago and I remember sitting in rapture, wishing I […]

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, […]