Opinion: Me, myself, and a stranger

November 6, 2014 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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Opinion: Religious tolerance a good sign

7:40 pm

Religion and sexuality. These two essences of human nature have conflicted for centuries, as people attempt to define what is culturally and socially acceptable for communities, and most often, congregations. At the Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, a man found his place where his two passions could co-exist: his […]

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Opinion: If only I logged out of Facebook

7:33 pm

An important rule of life: If you’re going to use social media, be sure to log out when you’re done. I learned this the hard way on Friday evening. When I first got a Facebook account in 10th grade, I was careful to log out everytime I walked away from […]

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Opinion: A breathalyzer for your phone

7:31 pm

“Just Google it” and “Ask Siri” are common responses amongst young people in particular. That’s the society we live in: we ask our phone to do stuff for us. But did you ever think your phone could tell you how hung over you’d be the next morning? “There’s an app […]

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Opinion: Why I use public transportation

6:40 pm

Public transportation gets a bad rep, but I think it’s time for students in particular to acknowledge the benefits of the buses — especially now that Bulls ride completely free with a flash of our college I.D., thanks to a partnership with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA). Of course, […]

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