Opinion: Indifference and the origin of Earth

February 13, 2014 1:40 pm
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

6:55 pm
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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A Lifetime of Melodies

1:48 pm
A Lifetime of Melodies

One of my first musical memories is of my father playing the piano, singing songs about potty training. (Don’t judge. It was comforting.) It wasn’t uncommon for my sister and I to fall asleep to the sound of keys being played, the melody wafting into our shared bedroom from the […]

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Experienced required: lots of it

1:43 pm
Experienced required: lots of it

That $20,000 piece of paper presented to you at graduation is not a golden ticket for a job. Your clean cut, free of spelling errors, beautifully decorated resume and cover letter will not get you a call for an interview. Most job and internship applications don’t even have sections asking […]

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A guaranteed way to ward off undesired come-ons

1:33 pm
A guaranteed way to ward off undesired come-ons

We’ve all done it. Made up an excuse, which we use as a go-to tactic, as to why we’d rather not continue talking with a person who’s approached us at a bar, maybe even the grocery store or the gym. Instead of expressing our lack of interest in a direct […]

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